Horoscopes for Oct. 5

For Saturday, Oct. 5

This year you head in a new direction, and you make the most of a sudden opportunity. If you are single, you might want to date rather than commit to one person. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy making public appearances together, but make sure you have plenty of one-on-one time, too.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

Aries (March 21-April 19)

•••• If you really want to enjoy your Saturday, defer to someone who has even bigger control needs than you. Putting an ongoing issue to rest will allow greater give-and-take between you and someone else. Tonight: Strut your stuff.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

••• You understand what must be taken care of, but that doesn’t mean that others won’t come to you with invitations, news or just a desire to be in your company. Tonight: Get some rest.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

••••• Your sense of what works could be distorted because of your playful mood. You could go way overboard in an attempt to enjoy the good life. Tonight: Use your imagination.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

•••• You’ll be as playful as ever. Your laughter and sense of humor help take some of the stress off a very touchy situation. Tonight: At a favorite place.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

••••• You have fun and adventure on your side. You are willing to plug that energy into whatever is important to you. Tonight: You do not have to go far to find fun.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

•••• You have a way about you that attracts many people. Use care, especially if you enjoy spending money. Tonight: Having a good time does not need to break the bank.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

•••• You could be full of fun and high energy. Nearly any contact feels good to you right now, as you are in such an upbeat mood. Tonight: Where the fun is.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

••• Remain sensitive to an older friend or relative who seems to be quite upset. This person might choose to express his or her feelings as anger. Tonight: Keep it quiet. No crowds, please.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

••••• You gravitate toward your friends, and they toward you. As a group, you might decide that it is time to have some fun. Tonight: Buy something that you really want.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

•••• You might not be as together as you might have thought you were. You could consider trying a new approach or handling a situation with a boss a bit differently. Tonight: Out to the wee hours.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

•••• You’ll be all smiles as you look at a situation with a great deal of maturity. You might wonder what would be the best way to handle a problem. Tonight: Sort through invitations.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

•••• You will want to defer more often to a partner, especially when it comes to your finances. Tonight: Just do not be alone.