Horoscope: October 4, 2016

Birthdays: Dakota Johnson, 27; Liev Schreiber, 49; Christoph Waltz, 60; Susan Sarandon, 70.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let your practicality take over when dealing with money matters, settlements or your health. A quick fix will only mask whatever problems you face.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak freely about your plans and you will find out quickly who is going to help and who isn’t. A short trip will help you move forward without a glitch.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Rely on your past performance to drum up support now. Don’t be too shy to present your achievements to others. Integrate what you have been successful doing.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Initiate a change at home that will improve your life. Stay within your budget and avoid altercations.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a short trip or get together with people who can offer you information that will help you make progressive vocational moves.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Getting together with someone who will challenge you to be your best will encourage you to bring about the changes that can improve your relationships. Try something new for a change.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put more time, effort and imagination into your job. Check out what’s required to get the position you want. Signing up for a course or apprenticeship will encourage you to pursue your goal.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A little charm and a passionate approach to what you believe in will win you favors and help you reach your goals. Implement the changes that will help you succeed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you expand your interests, your knowledge will become a valuable commodity among your peers. Someone will use unorthodox methods to try to outmaneuver you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A financial deal or contract can be negotiated and put to rest. You’ll come out on top as long as you don’t let last-minute changes alter your course or change your mind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Strive for excellence at work and when taking care of your personal health and wealth. Show discipline and be courageous.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Share your ideas and you will be offered suggestions that will give you the freedom to reach your goals.