for Monday, Oct. 17. This year you have a lot going on, and you possess a strong drive to achieve your goals. Your domestic life could witness some changes, possibly a new addition or a change of residence. Some of you might find that your perspective also experiences a transformation. If you are single, someone you see every day could become quite desirable. Explore that possibility. If you are attached, you could find your home life to be somewhat volatile. Issues will be resolved if you and your sweetie can learn to speak to each other as you once did. TAURUS can be quite stubborn.
Aries (March 21-April 19):
★★★★ Your active dream life
often energizes you, as it will today. Others appreciate your ability to understand, integrate and come up with winning ideas. Be a friend’s cheerleader, as he or she seems to lack the confidence to head in a new direction. Tonight: Run errands on the way home.
Taurus (April 20-May
★★★★★ Listen to a friend who can be somewhat flaky. You might have a difficult time embracing everything this person says. Ask questions, if need be. Detach, and you will be able to open up to a different yet successful approach. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off.
Gemini (May 21-June 20):
★★★ Be open to new information, even if it does not compute at first. You often make snap judgments. Sit on what you hear for now, and keep that information to yourself. A business relationship might be changing because the other party is evolving. Tonight: Opt for quiet.
Cancer (June 21-July 22):
★★★★★ You’ll get past a problem as long as you remain sensitive to other points of view. Once you detach, you can see the validity of different ideas. A partner or loved one might intimidate you at times. Build your self-confidence. Tonight: Favorite person, favorite place.
★★★★ Tension builds as you realize how important your actions are to others, be it at work or in some other area of your life. Use your imagination, and tap into a loved one’s ideas as well. Be willing to push a project to completion. Expect changes. Tonight: Burn the candle at both ends.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
★★★★ You could feel that kicking back and allowing others to play a more dominant role suits you perfectly. Your creativity might push you to detach. Worry less and listen more. Recognize how much passion you have for a certain key matter. Tonight: In the swing of things.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
★★★★ One-on-one relating continues to be instrumental in achieving an important financial goal. A family member might be too determined to get what he or she wants. On one hand, you could feel boxed in, yet on the other hand, you might feel relieved. Tonight: Go along with plans.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
★★★★ Bending to others’ will is not easy for you, but today you’ll see the validity and importance of letting someone else take the lead. You might not like being behind the scenes, but you’ll accept it. Touch base with your inner self and deal with your feelings. Tonight: Hang out.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
★★★★ Reach out to someone at a distance; his or her perspective always enlightens you and allows you to move past a problem. Finances play an important role in making any decisions right now. Accept a changeable situation. Tonight: Choose a preferred stressbuster.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
★★★★★ Allow more spontaneity and creativity into your life. Your perspective can change if you make an effort to act more impulsively. Trust your inner voice, and you are more likely to make positive choices. Your personality might be transforming. Tonight: Make time for fun.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
★★★ Stay centered despite what is happening. You might have a difficult time holding back right now. You could discover that your instincts are off or that your feelings are related to something else. Understand where others are coming from. Tonight: Head home. Get some extra R and R.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):
★★★★★ Your words mean a lot to those around you; they inspire people to get past their self-imposed limitations. You know what is possible, and you might not understand why others don’t see what you see. A friend could be unusually demanding. Tonight: Return calls and emails first.
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