General Horoscope for October 8, 2018
We can see our mundane lives through an idealistic lens today as the lovely Libra New Moon at 11:48 pm EDT tempts us with utopian visions. Luckily, we realize that many paths lead to the very same place. The New Moon’s awkward aspect to imaginative Neptune challenges us to set aside our fantasies to perceive the real world accurately. Although we may be willing to fight for what we think we deserve, we must be strategic in our quest for happiness.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
A person or project that’s new in your life may prove to be a key factor in the flow of events today. Longing for completeness is natural in the human condition. It might prove to be the shared impulse that energizes the evolution of this relationship or enterprise. The quality of your companionship with others reinforces the deep knowledge that you are part of a larger whole, and that your choices matter. Aesop wrote, “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
New modes of operation can be helpful in navigating the ups and downs of daily life today. You might not be as interested in a proposition as others seem to be now, because you easily spot the pitfalls to which virtually everyone else seems oblivious. You may wind up being hailed as miraculously insightful just for pointing out what naturally occurs via your common sense. Graciously accept the compliment and gracefully move on.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
Do battle with that little portion of your personality that wants to opt for the easiest possible choice without any interference. Thankfully, with mature evaluation you can decide which option presents the best way to accomplish the job at hand. This choice may or may not be the simplest one, but you can’t know for sure unless you consider the full range of possibilities. Coworkers will be suitably impressed by your self-discipline. Send good vibes rippling through the team by setting an example everyone wants to follow.
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
The pride you take in a heartening presentation is well-earned. Few can match your ability to put an eye-catching amount of personal style in whatever you do, create, or share now. Decorating, cooking, and socializing activities are plentiful in these days of harvest. Thankfully, communication in a parent-child relationship or between siblings may reach a welcome point of a new beginning. The air of spontaneity is refreshing when you follow your natural instincts.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
Knowledge of all kinds tends to leap to life today. Words jump right off the page with special fervor, as if there are big secrets that are eager to reveal themselves to your eyes only. Your ability to read between the lines in conversations and text communications is also enhanced, and there could be an almost psychic quality to the effortless way in which you process information. You delight in the depths of wisdom in the energy field. Intellectual receptivity is your greatest ally now.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
Each person’s attitude toward spending is different today. A lot about an individual’s personality may be revealed by an examination of what is said and done about finances. The care or carelessness a person brings to resource management can reflect how other areas of life are treated as well. Look at your own inner world to spot the many ways that material and spiritual values intersect. A meaningful lesson about your values is like a treasure waiting to be discovered. Money is just one form of power.
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
Self-understanding is a lifelong process. Needs and interests naturally change. Catching up with your evolving sense of identity is at the top of your list. You can clearly see there are things about your current lifestyle that you’ve outgrown. A job or relationship that previously fit just right may feel constraining now. There is no time like the present when adjustments must be made. Creating room in your garden allows you to plant more seeds for personal growth.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
A blur is spied from the corner of your eye or an image nags at your subconscious. These little brushes of the otherworldly are commonplace today, putting you in touch with energy that feels magical and mystical to your soul. It’s not always the obvious which grabs the most attention. Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki wrote, “Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.” Deep insight is stirred and your curiosity is piqued to new heights.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
A lot of running can be done today, but not a lot of hiding. By facing an awkward issue or necessary challenge head-on, you can bring more grit and energy to it than by frittering away your vitality in avoidance. Affirmation comes by working your way through to victory, translating into an invigorating boost to your self-esteem now. And in strictly practical terms, it’s really nice to get that annoying weight of dreaded responsibility off your shoulders. A big win can be aced if you’re willing to do the work.
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
Encouraging signals about your status or the future of a creative venture are abundant now. It is said that fortune favors the bold, and there are a lot of ways that the truth of that proverb applies as you go about your daily activities and interactions with others. Dole out the sincere respect that you wish to receive and magic can happen in the unlikeliest places. Actively participating in the creation of good karma enables you to sleep better at night.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Looking at something from this angle, that angle, and yet another angle keeps the mind busy. But production demands results today. Sure, there’s a lot of guesswork, speculation, and planning that goes into the process of materializing an abstract idea. But if intuition inarguably tells you that the time for making something tangibly real has arrived, suck in a deep breath and take that empowering plunge. Dive while the water is deep.
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
An interesting talk with a trusted group of friends or a heart-to-heart with someone admired can move your outlook in an optimistic direction today. It might appear like a problem or challenge is specific to you and to you alone now. But if you ask around, you’ll almost certainly discover that many others have gone through something similar. The ways they’ve achieved success can trigger plenty of good ideas about how you can do the same. Learning from another’s experience saves you time and energy. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when your talents are in demand elsewhere.