Today's Horoscope
18 October 2017
By Tarot.com's Rick Levine

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    General

    Seeking balance becomes even more important when our emotions are extreme. There seems to be no middle ground while mental Mercury rendezvous with excessive Jupiter in passionate Scorpio. Although we may compulsively talk about our feelings, our main agenda is to get them out into the open. Meanwhile, the diplomatic Libra Moon alleviates some of the pressure by allowing us to maintain multiple perspectives on a stressful set of circumstances.

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  • Aries
    Mar 21 - Apr 20

    You’re all too willing to cut a person some slack today, but not just to be nice. One-to-one relationships are cast into the spotlight now, requiring you to consider another person’s point of view and not only your own. Meanwhile, an intensely fierce Mercury-Jupiter conjunction encourages you to maintain a positive attitude at any cost -- even if you must overlook reality. Thankfully, you possess the determination to push past your resistance and seek the truth that’s hiding in the dark. Ram Dass teaches, “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.”


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  • Taurus
    Apr 21 - May 21

    People seem to think they can put one over on you today, but you’re more perceptive than they realize. Chatty Mercury joins jovial Jupiter in your 7th House of Others, bringing you an opportunity that looks too good to believe. Unfortunately, the truth is a moveable feast as a friend or associate uses imagination rather than the facts to tell a story. It’s unwise to make a decision based on what you hear. Instead, rely on your direct observations for guidance now. Historian Daniel J. Boorstin said, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”


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  • Gemini
    May 22 - Jun 22

    At first glance, a new idea feels like a breath of fresh air today. However, the sparkle fades upon deeper examination, leaving you with a dull ache of disappointment. You don’t know whether to reengage with hopeful thoughts of salvaging something useful from this inspiration or if you should just let it go. Ironically, the more intensely you are motivated to pursue the possibility now, the wiser you are to opt out while you still can. Publisher Malcolm Forbes wrote, “How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: try too hard.”


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  • Cancer
    Jun23 - Jul 23

    You are dead serious about being playful today. In fact, you might try to schedule your spontaneity if you thought it was possible. The truth is you are more likely to act on a whim if you’re already taking a planned break. In any event, you will be happier when you communicate your feelings through some kind of creative expression, whether or not it is productive. Theologian Thomas Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”


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  • Leo
    Jul 24 - Aug 23

    Reminiscing isn’t an escape from the present, but rather a way to bring the past back to life as you create the future. Any memories that enter your awareness now are signposts that help you navigate through the backroads of your imagination. Reflecting on your inner life enables you to describe your outer world. You are on a quest to transform your dreams into reality. Poet William Blake wrote, "What is now proved was once only imagined."


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  • Virgo
    Aug 24 - Sep 23

    Although you fully enjoy your time with coworkers, you might not be as productive as you wish today. Actually, you’re probably having too much fun to worry about your responsibilities while you’re caught up in the intellectual feeding frenzy of the moment. But more is going on than meets the eye now. The fast repartee and clever witticisms are only the fabric upon which ideas are being exchanged. However, you’re more intrigued in applying information that leads to something tangible. Author Aldous Huxley wrote, “Dream in a pragmatic way.”


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  • Libra
    Sep 24 - Oct 23

    You say what you mean today, and you surely mean what you say. Verbose Mercury converses with opinionated Jupiter in your 2nd House of Values, urging you to talk about your fundamental beliefs. Although you’re not necessarily trying to sell your point of view, you’re also not interested in adopting anyone else’s. Unfortunately, others could quickly become defensive when facing your rigid attitude and extreme enthusiasm. Lead by example instead of wasting time on artful persuasion. Martin Luther King Jr. taught, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”


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  • Scorpio
    Oct 24 - Nov 22

    Your relentless passion goes a long way to get the ball rolling today, but there must be real substance to your ideas or you will be left unsatisfied. Logical Mercury conspires with philosophical Jupiter in your 1st House of Personality, leading you to examine what it really means to be your authentic self. In theory, you like the idea of putting your best foot forward but, in practice, you don’t want to lose the spontaneity of your interactions with others. Philosopher Alan Watts wrote, “The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around; the real, deep down you is the whole universe.”


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  • Sagittarius
    Nov 23 - Dec 21

    It might be easier for you to talk with angels today than it is with your next-door neighbors. You can relate to conscious wisdom in whatever form it arrives now, regardless of the source. In fact, even a possible dimensional gap won’t negatively impact a meaningful friendship. An inspired Mercury-Jupiter conjunction stimulates your 12th House of Spirituality, revealing intriguing messages that arise from your subconscious. Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”


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  • Capricorn
    Dec 22 - Jan 20

    You see yourself as one of the dreamers today, but your departure from reality has a specific purpose. You’re on a mission now as you weave the fibers of your imagination together with the threads of the real world to produce a rich tapestry that adorns your life. However, your thoughts are aimed at the future while you still attempt to maintain the status quo. There seems to be an ever-widening scope which encompasses your vision of things to come. The trick is to live fully in the present moment while still daring to dream.


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  • Aquarius
    Jan 21 - Feb 19

    You have big plans when it comes to your career now, but you could over-inflate a brilliant idea to the point that it becomes unwieldy and unmanageable. Rather than watching your best scheme spin out of control today, rein it in while you still can. Ruthless pruning is an investment in the clarity of your future. It’s much easier to cut back before the new growth establishes structural integrity. Setting realistic targets is the most reliable tactic for reaching an unrealistic dream.


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  • Pisces
    Feb 20 - Mar 20

    You can see further now than before because you’re standing upon a mountaintop and your vision is unobstructed. It’s as if you designed and built a metaphysical tower comprised of ingenious thoughts and innovative ideas -- and you’ve scaled this structure as high as it allows. Although expansive vistas of possibilities spread out before you today, it will all be for naught unless you’re ready to take a calculated risk. Gold medalist Gail Devers said, “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”


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