Horoscopes (Oct. 11-17)

Oct 11, 2017 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

Before you jump down anyone's throat, make sure you have your facts straight. The tendency to assume way too much is making it hard for you to get what you want out of this. Whoever's driving you nuts might as well be 4 years old. The next time you get into a tiff with them it will help you to remember that it took them forever for them to get this messed up. Stop needing to be right about everything. If you can detach enough to stop judging them and listen to their story with an open heart you will be able to communicate well enough to fix what isn't working here.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

The sense of being ready to snap and the idea that you have to use every trick in the book to stay on track is showing up in one form or another. Some of you are freaked out about losing it. Circumstances are always the kicker and you have too many things at stake. For some reason, as much as you are overwhelmed, the part of you that is too proud to show any sign of weakness is carrying you on its shoulders through one of the biggest tests you'll ever face. The end is in sight, or at least close enough for you to be able to look at the horizon and see clear signs of success.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

This sense of fullness and confidence has a lot to do with the feeling that you've finally found your niche. If that sounds a little over the top, tone it down enough to suit yourself. The sense that nothing can shake or rock you is as strong as it's ever been. At times like this it's often the case that we get slammed with our biggest tests — and many of you are looking at the back side of what happens when we overstep ourselves. Proceed with caution: Going too far with anything will see you recouping, regrouping, and recanting a few statements before the year is out.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

The need to kick back and give yourself all the time in the world is the best idea you've had in a long time. I'm not so sure the universe is going to cooperate with you, but you might as well take a full length vacation, (Or stop the madness, lock the door, and play hooky for a day) because the pressure to perform is about to kick up. In a few months more than one stream of responsibility will put you in the position of having to make a choice. Many of you already know what this will involve. For the time being, relax, regroup, and get ready to be there for it when things amp up.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

The need to be there for people seems to be a constant in your life right now. Thank God you're one of the most openhearted people on the planet. In the midst of already having too much going on, there are people to take care of and feelings to consider. You would much prefer to be having a rendezvous with anything but this. For the time being you're going to have to find a way to take your fun wherever you can find it, and take care of yourself as best you can. There is light at the end of the tunnel, so never fear; your reward for whatever you're giving is already on its way!

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

The need for something out of this world to come along and turn this around has made you realize that the answers are often found elsewhere. No stranger to the power of spirit, these days you're more than open to it. No matter what it is that came along to wake you up, you've reached the point where you need to surrender to something greater in order to make peace with it because this is the big stuff. Your ego and whoever it is that you think you are are going to need to be fortified by a deeper, gentler, more compassionate you for as long as it takes to heal this.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

Sudden turn arounds are par for the course right now. Don't let it get to you. All kinds of stuff is upsetting the applecart. Part of the reason for it lies in the need for you to be free to shift onto a different track. The master plan is always a little different than the one we had in mind so you would be wise to stay loose and free enough to move on a dime. Efforts to undermine your position or your reputation have only succeeded in casting doubt on the motives of those who thought they could bring you down. There's a lot going on. Stay cool enough to manage it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

You are so far ahead of the curb, it's hard for others to keep up with you. Right now, you are doing your best to move mountains and looking forward to getting it done without too much of a hassle. Disgruntled co-workers or close others whose issues keep cropping up to top off your list of responsibilities will be back to haunt you in one form or another. You don't have to bend over backward for anyone. For the next month or two, what you really need to do is make time for yourself, and keep your mind focused on what you want your world to look like in a year or two.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

The people who drive us crazy are always our best teachers. This is so hard to admit, but it's true. In your case, whoever's making you nuts reminds you too much of _______ (Fill in the blanks) for you to be able to see them as anything but a nuisance — at best. You don't want to be reminded of things that force you to question everything about yourself. That's OK but, sooner or later we all have to reckon with the things that youth and denial drive us to run away from. It will be easier for you to confront the truth if you can get behind the idea that it sets us free.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

The last thing you need to do is worry about how this is all going to work out. Do yourself a favor and give it a rest. If you've had enough faith to let this come true in its own good time, all I can say is keep up the good work. The need to convert, correct, or cooperate is showing up in your relationships and in your daily experience to such an extent that you're feeling the stress of what it means to do it all. When life gets this tense, you've got to be able to wait things out and disengage from your perfection trips just enough to remember that even this is absolutely perfect.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

Things couldn't be better — if they couldn't be worse it would make just as much sense because for better or worse, this is a defining moment in your life. I don't know who to feel sorry for because as soon as anything reaches perfection it starts to rot — and on the other hand, the throes of a crisis are always a clear signal that everything is on its way up. As the wheel of fortune turns it pays to be aware of the fact that we live in a wave-form universe, where the up-ness and down-ness of things is less important than the ability to ride them out no matter what's going on.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

Between the stuff that's been going on, and the stuff that's come up in the last few weeks, suddenly there are a million choices to make. Too many options only gets messy when we don't know what we want. You're pretty clear about this. Whatever form it takes, you want it to be easy, and fun, and profitable! Others keep telling you not to expect too much; take it with a grain of salt. While it's always good to be realistic, you'd be stupid to let anyone put a damper on all of these possibilities. As long as your heart and your motives are clear, you can't lose at anything right now.