Horoscopes: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You let nothing stop you from learning - everyone loves this about you, how you're constantly evolving, stretching and growing into your own person.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't direct your sensitivity inward; it will be too difficult. Instead, observe art, listen to poetry - you'll understand it in a way you never did before.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're doing mighty fine. That will give you pause as you try to muddle through some plans, which focus you, whether or not you follow them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Only a fool speaks every thought. After all, many of the thoughts aren't even yours. They float into your mind from friends, media, the unconscious, and elsewhere. All must be filtered through your wonderful system.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). By showing up, on time, with a good attitude and a fair amount of energy to burn, you'll earn the trust of someone who does not give such things very often.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you tell yourself over and over what you're not going to do, you'll wind up doing that thing. Who is to blame? Not your rebellious spirit. There's a universal law here about attracting what you focus on, for better or for worse.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's an easygoing day, partially due to your accepting mood. Roll with whatever comes, and you're likely to turn it into something interesting, lucrative and memorable.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When your emotional needs are met, the physical needs don't seem as important. Neither do the other needs. So how can you make yourself happier on a daily basis?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll meet impressive individuals who might have you feeling stumped for conversation. No worries. Start with an open-ended question with the word "what" to get the whole thing rolling.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your perspective is about to shift big-time. What was uncomfortable will become bearable when you adjust your mind and get more experience.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you commit yourself to the task of making your life better going forward, sometimes this entails checking yourself by taking a few steps backward to see if you accidentally dropped your happiness back there.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're a serious powerhouse today. You have the same 24 hours in a day that everyone else has. But what you do with it makes everyone think you magically were given at least 36.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 18). This year puts you in a stronger position by moving you toward balance. Instead of shunning what's bad for you, you accept the complexities of life. You will be thereby enabling yourself in many directions at once. A new addition to your family will happen in December. There's a financial spike in March. Pisces and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 5, 33, 31 and 17.