ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you're going to make an effort, you want to know what the point of it is. Everything must have a known purpose.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can cast a spell on another person with your words. It's not something you take lightly. Big responsibility comes with your power.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your freedom is so important to you now that there's not a lot you'd exchange for it. In particular, don't accept favors from anyone who has the potential to throw down a restriction on you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not exactly nosy; rather, you're a very curious student of human nature. You watch, learn and predict. The more you learn the more accurate your predictions will be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's said that many a truth is spoken in jest. Arguably, the very nature of joking is turning all that pain into a phrase, a look, a crystalized communication of this acute shared human experience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Here is a cheat sheet for the day. The answer to "Why?" is, "Why not?" The answer to "Should I?" is, "Probably not, but you'd be a fool to let that stop you."

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You sometimes wish you had a little more direction. People suggest things, but suggestion is not direction. A direct order by someone you trust is a kind of gift.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are a self-directed person living in a world in which everyone wants to tell you where to go, what to do there and how to do it. In order to do something your own way, do it by yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Self-esteem is all about how you rate in the assessment test written by you, given to you and taken by you. After all, you've a certain reputation to uphold between you and you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This will be a sweet spot of days. As much as you love an adventure, you need rest, too. Real rest is when you're not adventuring. Comfort is a cocoon.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Patience and fortitude will be required of you. Go to bed early, because this challenge will continue through tomorrow. Rested, you'll be at your best and able to figure out how to benefit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You see what others don't. Unless you communicate it somehow, they will never know. Your sight is a talentw.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 22). There's mystery in the air. The solar journey ahead is a prize behind the curtain. Education is a part of this in 2018. You'll meet many new people. Love will deepen. You'll travel in December and May. People who work for you will help you in practical ways to make things more comfortable and beautiful. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 42, 13, 33, 1 and 17.