TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 2). You’ll finally hear the words you longed to — beautiful music! Before the end of the year, you’ll heed a calling. You’ve the courage to ask the hard questions in January. Answers will guide a new pursuit. You’ll become increasingly self-sufficient through 2018. You’ll be part of a new team in March. Aquarius and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 50, 2, 12 and 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The logical assumption is that someone has to be driving the relationship, though right now the relationship is like a self-driving vehicle. You’re both able to take care of your own business, and it’s actually staying on the road.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The win-win solution isn’t always possible. In that case, you’d rather opt out of the whole deal than see another person lose to you. It’s not the competitive spirit so many around you have, but it will work best for you now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The world is constantly telling you what to want. You may not really want most of the stuff the world is trying to sell you, yet it’s hard to hear what your real desire is through all of the pretty noise.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). First it seemed impossible; then merely daunting. Now that it’s done, you know it’s doable — not easy and perhaps not anything you’d want to go through again but doable — which is good to know.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have the sneaking suspicion that the task at hand is not something you’ll be good at right off the bat or maybe ever. But what if it’s something you’ll eventually be great at? You won’t know if you don’t start.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You want what someone else has, and it’s something you can have, too. There’s room for many to be successful in this realm, and the world will be better for the successful multitudes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It may be the case now that the very best way to say something is to do something. Action speaks louder while eliminating the need for speaking altogether.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). ”Leap and the net will appear,” said essayist John Burroughs. Many acrobats and tightrope artists in training are alive because they didn’t expect such magic. Observe the difference between optimism and foolishness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can feel when you’re clicking with someone and when you’re not. This kind of chemistry is a thing you can’t predict or control; you just have to get in there and meet different people to know.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some people lower their energy level to avoid participating fully in life. Beware of those who use tiredness as a defense. Avoid those who wear exhaustion like an armor.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s true that a bold choice will open unforeseen opportunity down the road. So will any choice, actually. In today’s case, consequences will happen more quickly than usual.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are some who test the limits to know where they are. In polite society, alarm bells won’t sound when the boundaries have been crossed. Reactions are more nuanced. This is tricky stuff. Is it really worth the risk?