ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 1:45 p.m. until 10. After that the Moon moves from Virgo and Libra.
IF OCT. 3 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Neve Campbell (1973) shares your birthday. You are hip and up-to-date. You like to be aware of the latest fashions and trends in society. In fact, you’re interested in everything around you in an intense way. Many of you are comfortable being role players, which is why you often set the pace for your family or group. This year is the beginning of a fresh, exciting new cycle. Open any door!
Updated: October 20, 2013 6:54PM
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a tricky day with partners and close friends because arguments and disputes are possible. They don’t have to happen but someone will throw you a curve ball. Someone close might announce they want more freedom or space in the relationship.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your work routine will be interrupted. This could be because of computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages, canceled meetings, broken equipment or someone new and unusual on the scene. Plan for unexpected delays. Allow extra time.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is an accident-prone day for your kids, so be vigilant. This is also an unpredictable day with sports (accidents and surprise outcomes). Romance with someone unexpected who is “different” is also likely. Being different is just a relative thing.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your home routine will go sideways in a New York minute. Small appliances might break down or minor breakages could occur. You might run out of coffee, bread or cereal. Bummer! Unexpected company might appear at your door. It could be anything. Stock the fridge.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is an accident-prone day for your sign, so pay attention to everything you say and do. Slow down and take it easy and allow extra time for wiggle room because you will encounter surprises and detours. Stay focused. Caution against knee-jerk reactions to others.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might find money today, you might lose money. Guard your possessions against loss or theft. For a good part of today (see Moon Alert) it’s a poor time to shop or make important financial decisions. Either way, keep your receipts and be cautious with financial transactions.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Other people will surprise you. This could lead to an argument with someone or perhaps you will be shocked by something they say or do. Basically, something will occur that catches you off guard. But this might be a message to yourself about what it is you really want.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’re restless. You might know that there’s something you want and you can’t have it. Or you might not know what it is you want, which makes you feel at loose ends. Something is provoking you to take a serious look at how you want to be freer.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Others will surprise you, especially in groups. Perhaps someone you know will say or do something that amazes you. Alternatively, you might meet someone who is a real character — bizarre and unorthodox. (“This dude wears a three-piece suit wherever he goes — what gives?”)
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Tread softly when talking to authority figures (parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs and the police). Something unexpected will happen in your relationship with these people. They might say something you don’t like — if so, don’t quit your day job. Or you might be rebellious and lippy. Duh? Not wise. Chill out.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is an accident-prone day. Be careful. Watch what you say and do. Travel plans might be canceled or delayed. School plans might be canceled or delayed as well. Expect changes with publishing, the media, medicine and the law.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make friends with your bank account. Nobody wants to be withdrawn or to discover checks are bouncing like rubber balls. If responsible for the wealth and assets of others, be on guard. Something unexpected might fizzle out.