ARIES (March 21-April 19). Nothing is quite as permanent as it might seem today, especially if it has to do with the words of men. Ironclad decisions can be reversed. What's written in stone can be chipped away.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). On a

molecular level, most things are more empty space than solid matter. That's why you shouldn't worry if your wishes haven't yet materialized. Fill the empty space with imaginings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've worked hard to achieve a certain standard in your work, and now it's time to work just as hard (or maybe harder) to market it. A savvy fire sign can help (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius).

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Playing it cool can also just be a form of fear. To engage will be the stronger choice. You progress the relationship when you tell them what you think, express your likes and are warm, not cool.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You won't regret erring on the side of kindness and discretion. You'll probably see a hundred ways to improve a situation, but it would be useless to point that out.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Because misinformation runs amok in the world, people you trust could accidentally lead you astray. Your skepticism is healthy. Do your own research.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What works for other people won't necessarily work for you, and what works for you won't necessarily work for others. Still, the recommendations will be appreciated, and a nice way to connect.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). "I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it," quipped comedy writer Jack Handey. Life is no joke, but you'll find much to laugh at today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're looking for a role model, all the while acutely attuned to the fact that none will be perfect and the ones who want your money in exchange are likely even less so. Keep your eyes peeled.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though it makes no sense to compare another person's strengths to your weaknesses, that happens quite often in your mind lately. You're not the only one. But it's time to just stop.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you could take the other person's pain you would. And it would only be fair that you also took some of the joy and success, too, right? But you can't take either. Focus on your own experience.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The Zen master suggests that everything that follows the word "I" is an illusion. If this is true than you can't possibly be right, and the other person can't possibly be wrong. It's trading illusions.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 28). In full realization of your uniqueness, you won't even try to be someone special. You'll just be who you are. You'll fill out your potential. A breakthrough in your work will come in November. There's real satisfaction in love for you in 2018. Family will surround you. Sagittarius and Taurus adore you. Lucky numbers: 7, 20, 22, 28 and 31.