Horoscopes: Monday, October 23, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be no shortage of wisdom in your realm. The current zeitgeist involves much pretty advice. Applying a frame is a popular option; applying the actual advice, far less so.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know where you want to go, and you thought you knew how to get there, too. As much as you hate to ask for directions, it's smart thing to do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is much work to be done, and that includes forging relationships, both professional and personal. To play it right, stay open and helpful without offering up so much as to seem overeager.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). In the current cosmic shift, you're like a hermit crab outgrowing its shell. You know you're changing, yet in a strange way, you also know you're becoming more like who you really are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It will be easier to influence the group when the members of the group trust you. They'll trust you when you seem to be more or less like them - at least in a few ways that matter.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be dealing with people who are more fragile than they seem. So be sure not to overestimate their confidence or the thickness of their skin.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You offer a combination of traits that can't be found in any other person. So though many could fill your role, you are still, in many other ways, completely irreplaceable.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll find other people's routines very interesting. In the study of this, there's something in it for you - a life hack or practical tip that will make an area of your life run much more smoothly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you encounter something beautiful, you'll want to protect it with all your might and light. Just make sure it really needs your help. Do your homework, because some causes are not what they seem.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're trying to learn the social lay of the land. It starts with figuring out each person's motive. Seeing as no one will tell you what his or her real purpose is, you'll have to figure it out from clues.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This day comes with a built-in assignment for you - and the added bonus of all the motivation, inspiration and resources you need to do a fantastic job.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You either are not in the mood to go by the book or simply see a better way. In your defense, "the book" was written a very, very long time ago; things have really changed since then.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 23). You'll exercise your wit, hone your intellect and contribute to a project that involves many other sharp minds like yours. The next seven weeks will inject your world with more fun. The end of the year is a financial lift, and in 2018, business starts to take off in an interesting new direction. You'll travel with friends. Libra and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 32, 12, 29 and 5.