General Horoscope for October 12, 2018
Although we may be struggling with emotional upset from an early morning Sun-Pluto square, the overall mood lightens once the Moon flies into inspirational Sagittarius at 5:52 am EDT. Nevertheless, a stabilizing Mercury-Saturn sextile helps to settle our thoughts if we do the work of expressing our feelings, enabling us to release any lingering negativity. Unfortunately, pie-in-the-sky dreaming is not a viable substitute for honest communication.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
A big part of your personality is always hot on the trail of adventure. And while that’s so today, it’s equally true that you’re longing for circumstances to bend to your will. You’re not much interested in the adrenaline rush of chaos now, but are on the alert for an exciting project that you can control. The more creative, the better as it is the self-expressive outlet you’re after more than the strictly physical. Go with the flow when the brilliance is bubbling.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
Let willpower work for you today, not against you. In other words, don’t be too stubborn for your own good. Flexibility is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it can be a badge of courage. You need a lot of inner strength to effectively change your mind, and you’ve got what it takes to do it with pizzazz. Lower your guard just a teensy bit and you might notice that nobody’s trying to force you to think one way or the other. Your decision is entirely up to you.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
Hypersensitivity could factor into on-the-job reactions today, as well as shading your communications with friends or family, too. It’s possible that a dream or environmental cue picked up upon by your subconscious mind has scraped at an old wound or insecurity. Double-check your feelings for clues that suggest the past might be overly influencing the present. Be open to the healing energy of the here and now. Vulnerability is your friend.
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
Self-criticism that comes on hot and heavy in the wee hours is nothing you can’t beat back with healthy self-talk. Breathe in some fresh air, enjoy a cup of energizing java, and let your morning shower wash any negativity down the drain. Feedback received from a dear friend or love interest later in the day reinforces optimism about a future prospect. You can control your attitude, and your attitude can most certainly influence events for the better. Seize the best today has to offer and run with it.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
You wield more influence than you might realize at home or in your community. If there’s something you wish to change, instead of waiting for another person to take action, there might be ways that you can get the ball rolling today. Explore promising options and avenues but don’t neglect the needs and sensitivities of others. There’s no good reason to limit your problem-solving to what works for you. Do your best on behalf of others, too. Using your superpowers for good fills you with pride.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
You’ve been down this road before. It’s impossible not to notice that there are a lot of trees ahead and it’s tempting to examine each and every one of them individually. But what’s most productive is to call it as it is: a forest. Treat a collection of related details as a whole and the dynamics of a project can shift in a very fertile direction. Experience takes the form of nagging intuition to tell you when this is applicable. Listening to your inner voice roots your future growth.
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
Kindly reassure yourself that you are enough, just the way you are. It might be glaringly apparent that with a few ruthless moves advancement toward a goal is possible. But cold behavior creates bad vibes that greatly outweigh any fleeting satisfaction derived. Besides which, it’s just not you. It’s understandably tempting to flex your shrewd intellectual muscles in ways that promote forward motion now. Just don’t let insecurity make poor choices for you. The truth is the scenery’s always better on the high road, anyway.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
Opportunities to use cutting-edge innovations to your professional advantage seem ripe and abundant today. A trade show, seminar, or meeting might include some eye-opening aspects that really get your ambitious juices flowing with invigorated energy. An idea once put on the backburner could be ready for reheating. If you set out to prove a point, the way you want to do it is with head-turning style. With some adaptations and upgrades, what’s old becomes brand new.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
While your awareness of psychic implications or spiritual overtones is acute, not everyone perceives experiences along these same lines. It can be exhilarating to discuss recent events with your mate or a close friend today, even if you each have a different philosophical take. There’s no need to pare down your vision, nor to buoy it up. Call it like you see it and encourage others to do the same. Maybe it’s as Margaret Atwood speculated: “Reality simply consists of different points of view.”
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
Your attraction toward a charismatic person or a fascinating place comes on strong today. In addition to the obvious reasons for your interest, you may sense that there’s something unusual at work here, too. Maybe it’s a feeling of déjà vu or a vaguely psychic recollection. Whatever the specifics, it can be enjoyable and enlightening to flow with the emotion that’s driving you forward. Playful curiosity is nudging you toward your destiny.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Once you are ensconced in a secure location, the inclination is not to budge. When you have everything you want and need at your fingertips, there’s understandably not a lot of motivation to branch out, whether at work, school, or home. Nevertheless, it can be risky to ignore signals that clearly indicate it is time for movement. It’s comforting and safe in your familiar cave. But dig in too deep and digging out can be an arduous job. There’s a fine line between comfort and complacency.
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
Use mental energy as a formative force. When you visualize a desired outcome, the power of your imagination can help breathe life into an otherwise vague feeling or abstract concept. However, the perfection of dreams is rarely, if ever, attainable in the real world. Still, you are fueling the possibility of its manifestation by acknowledging the purest ideal. No matter the outcome, working toward what you want is a source of continuing gratification. “Go for it” is no cliché today; it’s your mantra.