Horoscope: October 18, 2016

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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The move by your ruler Venus into the restless Sagittarius and to accent discussion and new ideas indicates it’s time to review your activities, thoughts and most of all, your perspective. This suggests you’ll benefit from breaking habits, that is, what you read, discuss and, regard as entertaining. Similarly, you’re urged to experiment, allowing others to introduce you to unfamiliar places, activities and people. While, obviously, not everything will interest you, each encounter and experience will enrich you.

Aries March 20 – April 18

As an often impatient fire sign, you’ll sometimes sidestep pointless facts because detailed explanations would be time consuming. Judging by the current powerful aspects to the truthful Pluto, it’s essential you update everybody concerned on the details you originally neglected to mention. Discuss these in depth, and the sooner, the better.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

Although the Full Moon was a few days ago, you’re having a hard time forgetting about certain irritating conversations. Somebody was unfair or spoke sharply, and you feel you’re owed an apology. The irony is, they feel the same. Since discussions would only heighten these feelings, you’re better off forgetting them entirely.

Gemini May 20 – June 19

Ordinarily you enjoy a good debate, especially when others are prepared to take an extreme view. For now, however, you’re urged to think twice before you get too involved. Certain individuals have been struggling, and as result their feelings are intense, but genuine. And they’re certainly in no mood for a playful dispute.

Cancer June 20 – July 21

For ages you’ve known that, sooner or later, one particularly tricky issue would surface and when it did, you’d have to discuss even very personal matters frankly. Now that’s happening. Tempting as it is to talk over some but sidestep other issues, you’d soon regret it. Raise them, openly, and all at once.

Leo July 22 – August 21

There’s been talk of changes in the structure of your life but your efforts have come to nothing. However, you’re beginning a cycle during which destiny itself will take a hand. Initially, the pace is slow. This is good, because you’re able to become accustomed to those changes becoming reality gradually.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

Initially you decided it was better to keep your concerns about certain matters to yourself. While, at the time, you had little to say, now you do. True, some of this won’t be flattering. But that’s the issue, nobody’s clearly defined the problems. The fact is, it’s the first step to resolving them.

Libra September 22 – October 21

At first, you assumed others were being forthright because they had nothing to hide. But, bizarrely, certain individuals enjoy keeping important facts to themselves because it makes them feel powerful and important. Waste no time analysing what’s behind their thinking. Simply, tactfully but purposefully, make it your business to get those facts.

Scorpio October 22 – November 20

As you’re well aware, you sometimes have a suspicious streak. The problem is, you don’t always recognise the doubts you’re experiencing as a result of that, and therefore take them far too seriously. This is the case now. Note your concerns but avoid acting on them until you’ve gathered solid facts.

Sagittarius November 21 – December 20

Last minute changes in plans, from your perspective, are an invitation to review existing arrangements and make any necessary improvements. Unfortunately, somebody you’re dealing with holds exactly the reverse view. They regard changes as a nuisance and will battle them. Say nothing. Back off and leave them to it.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Having invested considerable time, thought and, in some cases, heart in recent pivotal decisions, you’ve very little inclination to change them. Yet with every passing day of this complex week, events will make it abundantly clear that it’s vital you at least reconsider, if not seriously rethink, those decisions.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

The idea of somebody ‘going behind your back’ has two interpretations, one of which is rather sinister. While the odds are good you’ll hear about such manoeuvres, by no means are the intentions of the individual in question unsavoury. On the contrary, their intention is to arrange a delightful surprise.

Pisces February 19 – March 19

While there are a few temperamental Pisceans, most of those born under your sign will do almost anything to keep the peace. Which is what one particularly manipulative individual is hoping. Their plans will benefit them, and them alone, yet they’re insisting everybody get involved. Confront them now, and head on.