Horoscopes for Oct. 5, 2016

Birthdays: Jesse Eisenberg, 33; Kate Winslet, 41; Guy Pearce, 49; Mario Lemieux, 51.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Opportunities are within your reach. Don’t sit back when you know you should be the one in charge. Use your past experiences to guide you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Temptation is best ignored. Stay focused on personal improvements and work on making the gains that you know are within reach. A conversation will encourage a closer partnership.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Social events, entertainment and doing things with children will bring you closer to someone you love. Plan to network with the people you enjoy spending time with.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A job that interests you will not be all it’s drummed up to be. Ask questions before accepting an offer built on lofty hearsay. If someone talks down to you, walk away.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Protect against illness or emotional stress. Take time out to assess your situation and use whatever difficulties you face to your advantage.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Share your thoughts and resurrect old dreams. You can implement something you love into your daily routine and enjoy the benefits of less stress.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make plans that will get you up and moving. A little exercise will help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety you are experiencing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Try to present what you have to offer without giving away too much information. Once you have grabbed everyone’s attention, you will be in a better position.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Observe what’s going on around you. Find out what others think of your ambitions. Use the information you gather to tweak your plans.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Back away from anyone exhibiting confusion or insecurity. Surround yourself with stable individuals who can contribute without leaving you to fight your battles all alone.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Times are changing, and it’s up to you to stay on top of what’s happening around you. Broaden your outlook.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let anyone put demands on you or your time. Minimize travel and cut down on lengthy conversations that will not lead to the results you want.