ARIES (March 21-April 19). That thing that's not working is really and truly done. You can jiggle it and unplug it until the end of days, and it's still not going to work. Accept it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You had certain rules for yourself, and it turns out they don't apply anymore. You need new ones, but not yet. This is a time of questioning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Blood is thicker than water, which is why you have to be nice to the person who seems intent on driving you crazy.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you pay for a mistake, try to pay only once. Be like the animals. They pay one time per mistake. They don't dwell in guilt and shame.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't have to be good at it the first time or ever. But you'll be better for giving it a whirl. The only ones who truly fail are the ones who never try.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can give the same performance to your bathroom mirror, a stadium of people or millions on television and social media. The numbers don't change your part of it. So work on your part of it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your words have creative power. Their meaning and the way you give them will make things happen very quickly today: good things, bad things - it all depends on what you say.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't want to brag, but it also wouldn't hurt to talk about what you've been up to. Otherwise, you'll miss out on opportunities. Don't worry: You can be modest and still express the truth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Most likely, the ideal circumstance will go masquerading as something far, far less than. Consider that the ideal circumstance may be ideal precisely because rising above it is what's required.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If it makes you feel good at the end of the day, do it. If not, don't justify an action by trying to convince yourself that there are important reasons you must. The proof of an action will be in the results.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People forget about kindness quite a lot lately, overlooking the gentle spirit of compassion to choose something with more of a charge to it - such as self-righteousness or arrogance. Meanwhile, kind is usually the best thing to be.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The magic of lowered expectations will play a part in today's mood. When you're not expecting much you can take each interaction and experience at face value, which, it turns out, will be a pretty high value indeed.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 25). This solar return favors your wilder dreams, and they have as much of a chance of coming true as the ones that seem right in your wheelhouse. So if you've ever wanted to live in another country, own an exotic pet, scale a mountain or the like, begin and you'll see progress immediately. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 3, 22, 26 and 45.