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ARIES (March 21-April 19) If you have some personal obligations to take care of, it’s best to address them as early as the first of the month. October kick-starts the local social scene. There will be more places to go and people demanding your attention. Conflicts require some compromising on your part. Power days: 7 & 8.

TAURUS (April 20- May 20) You may have to postpone a financial matter that you have been struggling with. Be patient. These interruptions will work out to your advantage eventually. Allow some time to enjoy all the affordable surrounding events. As for encountering a new romance, you’ll be in the right place Oct. 11 through Oct. 22. Power days: 9, 10 & 11.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You do not need my advice on how to enjoy the month ahead. Your weekends will be packed with a variety of activities. Be careful not to overcommit yourself. You’ll be changing your mind often, so check your day-to-day schedule, as mistakes are prone to happen. Power days: 12 &13.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Mercury, which is associated with communications, will go south for three weeks. To avoid delays and having to re-arrange plans, take care of what needs to be done Oct. 1 through Oct. 4. Otherwise, you may have to revisit these plans Oct. 26 through Oct. 31. Also, don’t take what others say personally. Power days: 14 &15.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Get your weekly planner up to date. It’s important to try and accomplish as much as you can at the beginning of the month. This way you can enjoy all the fun events. For you football followers out there, some of the fan-favorite teams playing Oct. 5 through Oct. 25 may not be as victorious as predicted. Power days: 16, 17 & 18.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Spet. 22) Your finances may need to be balanced this month. If you’re thinking of making any high-end purchases or home improvements, be sure to compare prices. The last week of the month is a more favorable time for larger purchases. Make sure to devote some time to your social relationships and exploring the local scene. Power days: 19 & 20.

LIBRA (Sept. 23- Oct. 23) Happy birthday Libra! Be sure to attend all the events going on this month—you may even meet someone special. Both your current and new relationships will become important this month. Your diplomatic talents will come in handy when dealing with controversy mid-month. Power days: 21, 22 & 23.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23- Nov. 21) There may be some personal or work changes occurring later on this month. An eclipse on Oct. 23 will create the perfect opportunity for a makeover. In the meantime, put some needed effort into being more social. Some of the restrictions you’ve felt earlier will be lifted this month. Power days: 24 & 25.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21) You don’t need me to tell you how to enjoy all the social opportunities this month has in store. Your positive attitude will attract others easily. However, some misunderstandings are bound to happen the first three weeks. Travel plans many need to be altered. The last few days will need some financial attention, as bills will need attending to. Power days: 26 & 27.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. 21) A clear plan of action is needed as you begin the month ahead. There will be a long three weeks of possible interferences. Don’t worry though; it will give you some time to concentrate on private matters. This month a bit of compromising will work in your favor. Power days: 28, 29 & 30.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) This month you will be very busy. From participating in all of the local events to getting back in touch with friends, you’ll be doing it all. If you have some pending projects you can play catch up after Oct. 25—why pass up a chance to explore this fun-paced terrain? Power days: 3 & 4.

PISCES (Feb. 20- March 20) Don’t be last in line to enjoy the festive events. Check out the local papers for all the dates and times of events. A period of delay will allow you to leave a few things undone early in the month. Keep an eye out for a romance that may come your way. Also, be sure to check all technical equipment, including your car Oct. 5 through Oct. 25. Power days: 5 & 6.