for Tuesday, Oct. 18. This year you are more upbeat than you have been in a long time. Others seem to smile when you reach out to them; you even might be overwhelmed by their responses and kindness. Your friendship with a neighbor or relative could become more significant. Be willing to break barriers and explore new ideas. If you are single, you meet people with ease. The next 12 months will be important, as you easily might meet someone special. If you are attached, you and your sweetie share many conversations of a caring nature. Make special time for just the two of you. GEMINI makes you laugh with his or her off-the-wall ideas.
Aries (March 21-April 19):
★★★★ You might hear much more from a close associate than you’d really care to. You’ll try to break past an immediate hassle, but a devil-may-care attitude is likely to prevent you from succeeding. Know that anything you do right now could backfire. Tonight: With a friend.
Taurus (April 20-May 20):
★★★★ You seem to flourish in your present environment. A partner will let you know how very precious you are to him or her. Feelings run deep on both sides. You might be distracted by various other activities and plans. Get into the moment. Tonight: Dinner for two.
Gemini (May 21-June 20):
★★★★ You could argue with a partner or associate, but wouldn’t it be more constructive to work as a team? The impossible will become a reality if you opt to share more of your ideas with this person. Don’t be concerned with his or her judgment. Tonight: Listen to a friend’s news.
Cancer (June 21-July 22):
★★★★ You see life in a more positive light than you have in the past. You might be concerned with a tendency to overdo it, which will emerge in the next few weeks. Your penchant for excess seems normal to you. Be more caring of yourself. Tonight: Take a brisk walk after dinner.
★★★★ Handle responsibilities as quickly as possible. A need to focus on something else emerges in the afternoon, allowing for more frivolous moments to occur. This type of energy always revives you. Go with the moment. A
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22):
meeting will be enlightening. Tonight: Follow your friends.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
★★★ Tension builds. Someone will let you know what he or she expects from you. You might wonder whether you will be able to deliver what this person wants. Make an effort to put your best foot forward in order to find a way to fulfill his or her expectations. Tonight: Out late.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
★★★★ Reach out to a loved one at a distance who has a way of adding a lot of excitement to your life. Through this person’s eyes, you’ll be able to see life in a new light. Confusion marks a work-related matter. Try to sort fact from fiction. Tonight: Use your imagination well.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
★★★★★ You can make a difference if you relax and try to enjoy the moment. You might find a partner or associate charming for wanting to please you so much. Financial matters will be highlighted later in the day. Curb an indulgent streak. Tonight: Share news with a loved one.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
★★★★★ You might not be able to follow through on certain details right now, as you could be distracted. Others seem to be delightfully amused by your present mood, and will happily pitch in. You could be overtired by everything that is happening. Tonight: Say ‘’yes.’’
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
★★★ Certain events might force you to look at matters from a different perspective. Someone who has not been especially gracious could go overboard trying to draw you in. Your instincts might tell you that something is wrong; listen to them. Tonight: Partake in a special hobby.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
★★★★ You might find it difficult to come out of the doldrums in the morning. A domestic issue needs handling. A sudden burst of energy could motivate you later in the day. Whatever appeals to you seems to involve some romance. Tonight: Act as if you don’t have a care in the world.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):
★★★★ You could be at your wits’ end when dealing with a family member. You might attempt to make your point of view understood. Someone you look up to respects your differences and sees this diversity as a positive thing. Discuss a problem with this person. Tonight: Head home.
Born today: 10/18/16
Journalist James Foley (1973), songwriter Laura Nyro (1947), actor Zac Efron (1987)