Horoscope | October 2, 2017

Birthdays: Kelly Ripa, 47; Sting, 66; Annie Leibovitz, 68; Donna Karan, 69.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep personal information a secret. Don’t be fooled by someone who is being overly friendly.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Know what you are up against before you confront a situation or individual. Get into tip-top shape so that you can endure whatever challenge you encounter.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to let your emotions interfere with your job responsibilities. Confusion or uncertainty will set in if you or someone else isn’t honest about the way you feel.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you want something, go after it. Taking physical action will prove to be beneficial.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Jump in and get things done. If you reveal your plans, someone will step in and take over.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An honest appraisal of what needs to be done to make your personal life better will help you move forward. Listen to your heart as well as to reason and you will figure out what you want and need.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get involved in the things you enjoy doing most. Meet up with people you love to collaborate with and something good will transpire.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may crave change, but before you jump in to something new, do your research so you don’t end up wishing you had stayed put. The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Avoid any sort of conflict. It is best to agree on the basics and move on. If someone tries to manipulate you, walk away.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do something physical or take on a creative project that will occupy your time and your mind. Sitting idle will result in over analyzing and reacting to a situation that requires time to settle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take care of personal papers, assets and debts. Use your connections to find out the information required to help save you money.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use your imagination, but not to manipulate others. It’s important to be clear about what you want and what you expect if you are going to be successful in both personal and professional partnerships.