Horoscopes: Monday, October 9, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Traditions are historical. Yet with the world rolling ever forward, you can carry them into the future or leave them behind. What traditions do you want to keep as you roll right along with it?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are things that are not going to work out no matter how much effort goes into them. Put them in the "won't" pile, not the "can't" pile. Let's not infantilize ourselves by saying we can't.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll steer clear of addictive games and products that you don't want to need. What helps is your full agenda. There will be little room for things to seduce you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It would seem that you choose whom you want to choose, yet what's actually going on is that you're limited to the options you see in your immediate environment. So how free is your choice?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today's happiness depends on what you're willing to do to achieve it. Will you adjust your expectation? Change the plan? Change your role? Think of things differently?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are way more wonders in the world than the official seven. Because of your curiosity and awareness, you'll note more than one in your immediate environment before the sun goes down.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Get out your metaphoric broom. The old things need to go away so you have room for the new things. (Actually, what's needed may be more akin to a metaphoric moving crew plus truck.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are some things you can leave to chance that will have better results than if you hadn't. Then there are things that must be commandeered. Knowing the difference is your gift.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're powerful, partly because it's not your goal to be. Your whole aim is to take care of those who need you. That goal is enough to make you bigger and stronger by the day.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The gentle stirring of the trees isn't much, but it indicates a magnificent storm that's coming. Heed the metaphoric representation of this in your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Any fool can cheat when dealt a bad hand of cards. It's more important to play fairly when you have a winning hand. Hold yourself to higher standards in regard to those areas in which you find yourself advantaged.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've already formed an opinion about it. There aren't so many who have. Therefore, if someone else seconds that opinion, you'll not only agree but also consider that person to be kindred.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 9). Try not to impose too many rules on yourself going into this new chapter, because you're in a rebellious mood. Your energy is high, and you're ready for challenge, not restriction. Changes at work bring more fun and greater balance to your life. Expect exciting family additions. Financial highs: now, November, and June. Cancer and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 4, 44, and 19.