Aries (March 21-April 19): You don't want to dwell in the past, but every once in a while it's important to remember where you've been.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You refuse to recognize the limitations of a certain role, and in your refusal, you may expand the role for future participants.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Are you worried about how you'll do in today's testy situation? You'll perform well when you know that you are being evaluated.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You'll be enticed by popular entertainment. What you call a "guilty pleasure," someone else would call "keeping up with the times."
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): There's a lot of competition out there for you today. Your success depends upon your ability to choose a worthy opponent.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have a way of invigorating others and can rev up even the most sluggish person around.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You may decide that certain relationships require a degree of strategy. It's not what you say but what you don't say that will do the trick.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): It is wonderful to be around a person who appreciates the little things you do. This quality of attention is unusual and should be savored.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are being evaluated for a job or a desired role in someone's life. You'll be in a position to tell others what you've accomplished.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone loves you. This does you very little good, though, unless the same person can demonstrate his or her love in a way that makes you know and feel it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may make the rational choice and appear to be acting just like everyone else, but there's a dancing gleam in your eye.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You can feel what others are feeling. Take care of your own needs first, and you'll be in a better position to help.
Today's birthday (Oct. 8): You will grow in worldly wisdom. Because of your commitment to learning, you will get the right instruction to help your projects take off. December brings a sweet new connection. Prepare well for January's business boom. Family comes together for a fun common purpose in June. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 1, 33, 30 and 15.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope