Horoscopes: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Becoming you is a never-ending process. There's something you once would have thought of as a creative risk that now seems like a natural part of who you are. Acknowledge your growth.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The irony is, now that you've stopped working for a favorable response, you've fallen into a state of extreme favor; it almost seems you can do no wrong.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some people find talking harder than physical work. Though you gravitate toward connection, community and conversation, you'll be dealing with people who don't. They'll be glad you came along.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are feeling rather sure of yourself. You've put in the time, the practice and the professional hours, and you're about due for some serious payback.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You probably won't be able to shake the sneaking suspicion that a move in any direction will land you in a place that's better than where you currently stand. You're right. This isn't bad, but better is on the horizon.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's not what you know; it's when you say it. And keep in mind that for some bits of knowledge, the best time may very well be never. Anyway, you won't be sorry you used discretion.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A place for everything and everything in its place may work for home organization or a desk drawer, but it doesn't work for your heart. Emotions are messy an defy compartmentalization.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be the great mediator today, and your methods are pretty straightforward. You will ask good questions, listen to the answers and get to the crux of the problem. Then you sort it out.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

Maturity, compassion, selflessness – they need no reward. These are transcendent ways of operating in the world, and you don't have to wear the behavior long to figure out that it's just who you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just as core strength is a foundation of overall fitness, character strength is the base from which a good life is built. It's pretty simple to fortify your strength of character. Just do the right thing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Feeling good will happen one list item at a time. So take out that long page of directives and start working it. You'll be amazed at how ticking off the smallest item can lift your spirit high.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The recurring question has to do with what you owe your loved ones, your community and the world at large. It's actually the same thing on the small, personal scale as it is on the vast one.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 10). While a big beautiful life often happens by following through with conscious and deliberate intentions, there have also been times when you've overthought it and missed the mark. You'll be glad to know that an unusual number of happy accidents and boons of dumb luck will augment your fortunes this solar return. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 30, 33, 7 and 16.