Horoscopes: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because the solution is neat and plausible doesn't make it right. You'll investigate a little deeper, put theories to the test, ask opinions of young and old, and finally get to the bottom of this.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You once felt so anchored by a belief system that you now, for reasons that are still forming, are starting to doubt. Let this be a sign that your mind is open, as great minds tend to be.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your quickness to laugh might get you in trouble every once in a while, but usually it's an asset. You find that it's just easier to get things done when you have a sense of humor about them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Like a child who loads up a plate at the buffet table and then can't eat all of it, you have ambitions you may not be able to digest. So go in slowly. You can always go back for more later if you need to.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Every single person on the Earth has had misfortunes, even a newborn baby (birth is no picnic). Be slower to call anyone out, honk your horn, or get overly frustrated with the general inconvenience of other people.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are many things you can give a person that do not cost money and are in fact more valuable than money. Hope, kindness, attention, and affection are free.

Be generous with them now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The advances in thought come when you mix categories - genres, disciplines, cultures, genders, ages, and such. Cross-pollination will bring the solutions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're at a crucial juncture in a project or relationship. You can't stay where you are, but there's something blocking the path. You can either find a way to move forward or find an excuse not to.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some of the work you've been doing is unnecessary. That's OK. You couldn't have known what was necessary before you started. As you drop actions, you'll get faster and more elegant.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just because a person isn't unkind doesn't mean he/she is good or right for you. Neglect is often worse than meanness. You deserve respect, attention, and support. Are you getting it?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Although there are miracles around for you to appreciate, not everything can be profound - that would mean that nothing is. A new sense of purpose will help you prioritize and focus.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Measure the distance between you and the outcome you desire to see if it's possible to get there in one move. Today's problem isn't a ladder, but a chasm. It can't be bridged in two steps.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 18). You'll have less time to discuss the greats because you'll be too busy becoming one of them. This solar return shows you methodically doing what it takes to see your goal through. The abundant trust and love of others is your blessing, too - one that comes with many responsibilities. Taurus and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 20, 19, 40, and 22.