Horoscopes: Friday, October 27, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ailments of the soul require the healing balm of faith. As it is with all balms, the healing isn't really in the ointment. The balm creates a condition in which the body can put itself back together.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Good news is fun to deliver. You'll be tempted to leave the bad news for someone else to tell. Or maybe if you ignore it, it will go away. Hey, it's worked before.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being good can be hard. You can get weary from always doing the right thing. Maybe there's such a thing as being too good. Anyway, you don't need to do wrong. Rest and do nothing instead.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your encouragement will boost the morale of your group. Your role as cheerleader is crucial, because all the little extras you do - the efforts you make that you don't have to - create cohesion. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's a powerful, driving beat behind your love - a rhythm that moves everything forward. Be careful not to overpower anyone with your energy. That would be counterproductive to your desire.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Expectations are so tricky. Often, people will rise to the guidelines that expectations impose. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what occurs when you loosen your expectations of a loved one.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Technology will fail, glitch, even seem to mock you today. This is a test of your patience, and very easily solved. These issues make you extra appreciative of the devices that serve you daily.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your deft handling of a delicate matter will earn you the trust and respect of the intelligent, sensitive people who recognize the value of your social skills.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've come to the bridge. As you make your way across, appreciate all that went into building this shortcut. This appreciation may keep you from burning the bridge later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The impossibilities may be, on second thought, possible after all. In fact, there's a whole range of things that occur were any one of the elements involved to be changed or subtracted.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sit quietly, processing your thoughts, until you can accept what's going on. You might not get there, but you will make progress. There is no greater success than coming to terms with now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People who are just trying to help often don't know how best to do it. Friends might overstep boundaries. Your tact will go a long way. If there's a choice between taking issue with something and letting it go, do the latter.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 27). You have the savvy to turn a small amount into a hefty sum. This isn't about gambling; it's about intelligent investing. Neatness and organization solve a problem. Those you live with and near will get the benefit of your considerable skill in creating beautiful environments. Adventure calls in November and May. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 11, 13, and 9.