Free Daily Horoscope - October 19 2016
● General: There's so much going on right now that you might feel like you're being pulled in too many directions -- but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And where there is hope, there is happiness! So while you'd rather spend today going off and exploring all the fun things that are open to you, it's just not smart when you are this close to being done with all your boring duties. Power through today and get to that light at the end of the tunnel. You'll be glad you did.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: It's a bit early in the day to be indulging in frustration. Get a grip on whatever minor irritations are getting in the way of your productivity. Do as little as possible to fan the flames.
● Finances: Your hard work paid off with more than a TGIF celebration. You're toasting to a bigger payoff than merely finishing the job. Values like perseverance and integrity deserve to be richly rewarded and today they are. Congrats on having the right combination of forcefulness and patience.
● Love: You can sense a fresh beginning. If anyone knows the potential of starting over, it's you. It's never too late to undergo a transformation: Your ideals, as far as dating is concerned, go from superficial to deep in a flash.
● General: Your unique style inspires quite a few followers from time to time, which is flattering. But does the way you dress give people the wrong impression about who you really are? Your genuine personality will shine through better if you spend more time thinking about how you come across verbally than how you come across sartorially. You'll be able to stop wasting so much time correcting the mistaken assumptions people make about you based on how you look.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Feeling overworked? Don't expect colleagues to be compassionate. Everyone has to take on plenty these days. If it's any help, be grateful that you have a job in the first place.
● Finances: The kind of luxuries money can buy just don't tempt you today. That's because something altogether different is on your mind. You're in a 'flattery will get you everywhere' kind of mood. What matters more than cash is a smooth tongue.
● Love: Your innate practicality is a great asset when it comes to matters of business and finance, but as is applies to your love life, not so much. Melt that icy exterior with a bit of color. Smile a little, say something totally outrageous or add a pizzazz to your black wardrobe.
● General: Despite your most fervent hopes and wishes, people do not do exactly what you want them to do. This is especially true in matters of the heart. If you are crushing on someone big time but they just don't seem interested, you've got to let go and move on. Think of it this way -- by wasting time with this person, you are forcing the person who actually is perfect for you to wait longer than they have to! Moving on isn't all about leaving someone behind. It's about greeting your destiny.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Even in these dire times, you can move your career forward. It takes the usual hard work and more than the usual creativity. Don't do more than daydream about it unless you're feeling downright brilliant.
● Finances: You're flitting from one idea to another without doing any real research into any of them. That inability to focus is turning your life into one big story of hope, and not in a good way. Instead of hoping for a better financial future, you should be out there making it happen. Take that fiction and make it into your reality.
● Love: When you're good, you're very very good; when you're bad, you're horrid. And so it goes. What you're like on any given day? Who can predict? Strive for a little more consistency when it comes to matters of love.
● General: If you experience some friction with an authority figure today, stand tall. Don't let them intimidate you. They aren't any smarter than you are, they just know things that you don't know -- and there is a difference between the two situations. As long as you are polite, you can be insistent in defending what you think. Your input is valuable even when it's not exactly welcome, so don't you dare apologize for voicing your dissent. Even if you're wrong, at least they know that you care.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Being cooped up in an office might not seem like a good way to spend the day initially, but you will warm up to the idea. Find ways to feel at home. Getting in tune with your colleagues is a start.
● Finances: The light bulb went off in your head, but you can't expect money to be attracted to it like so many moths. You have to put in some hard work first. Like all good ideas, this one is worth nothing without follow-through. Take it one tiny step at a time until the entire process feels familiar.
● Love: When the stress of life becomes too much, you retreat to the comfort of your home. Nobody faults you for that. But if you're avoiding life, that's another story. If you need help, call a friend. Don't be afraid to ask for a lifeline.
● General: You're a wise person who doesn't bend to the pressures of others. And you need to keep up this independent philosophy today, when some coworkers may try some not-so-subtle tactics to sway your opinion. Stay true to your original intentions no matter how much these folks flatter or cajole you. You are the one in the driver's seat, and what you say goes. In the end, it's your reputation that you must protect. Limit your time with people who don't respect that.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: There's nothing so confusing in your day that a little research can't clear it up. So when others ask you to make a decision, go with more than your instinct before you decide one way or another.
● Finances: People who like to think there is no right or wrong haven't gotten their just desserts yet. Many have seen the light over the course of the last year and a half, but you know of a few stubborn holdouts. Don't let yourself chuckle at the thought of their future. Taking the high road in your case means minding your own financial business.
● Love: When things don't go your way, you create lots of discord. No wonder you're discouraged about your love life. Even if it's not going according to your plans, a little flexibility will open up all kinds of doors. Work around the problem -- seek new venues for hooking up.
● General: You have the power to ease someone else's tension today. Simply by letting them have a little more control over things, you can cool their increasingly hot temper and kill any combative energy that's swirling around. This angry person needs to feel busy and more useful, so when you give them this power they will respond very well. But if you insist on doing absolutely everything yourself, you will inevitably get involved in an ugly power struggle with them.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Not much will get done today, simply because no one is organized enough to function. Make organizing your own system a priority, even if those around you remain in disarray.
● Finances: You are more interested in soul searching for the sake of soul searching than you are in articulating what it is you've learned. But you just may come across a pearl of wisdom in your search that makes you tempted to share. Although it may make you a pretty penny on the black market, you're keeping this one as an heirloom.
● Love: Nobody's doing it to your standards. But instead of criticizing everyone right and left, try to figure out why it's triggering you. You've reached critical mass emotionally and how you deal with this could mean the difference between a great triumph and a huge disaster.
● General: Today, if you ache for a slower pace to your life, you need to seek out more face to face communications. Skip the emails and the text messages -- the technology makes things easier, but it doesn't help you accurately convey what you're really trying to say. And you do need to say something very important to someone special, don't you? So wait until you can get one-on-one time with this person. You need to look into their eyes when you tell them your news.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: It's so early in the day and you're already daydreaming about a disruption of your entire routine. Don't wait for outside forces. Shake things up in a positive, productive way instead.
● Finances: The food you eat doesn't have to be reflective of your income. You can be rich and eat poorly and vice versa. So when it comes to hospitality this evening, know that you can pull it off with ease, with or without a big budget. Your guests' only complaint will be indulging too much.
● Love: Alone? Not you. When you're surrounded by tons of other people, you're at your best. Linking up romantically will be abundantly easier with others around, whether you sneak off with an old buddy or connect with a fresh face.
● General: Whenever things are not going exactly the way you want them to, you need to start getting creative about your expectations. But you also have to know when to stand your ground and not give in -- not even an inch. Today, speak up if you just can't go along with what everyone else is saying or doing. Sometimes the only way to get people to listen to you and respect what you say is to force them to. A quiet word to the right person will get you the satisfaction you need.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Imagination is spilling over into reality. Use it for all it's worth. You can put a creative spin on an old problem and come up with an original solution. Start by tapping into your fantasies.
● Finances: Don't let people know how much you want something. That should have been covered in Negotiating 101. In case you missed that day, you should know by now that salivating is a dead giveaway. Playing it cool is more likely to get you the goods at a price you can afford, so act the part even if it takes every ounce of effort in your being to do it.
● Love: People? You don't need no stinkin' people! Ah, that's just you -- the savagely independent soul. Put away the body armor and verbal barbs before you scare off everyone around you. Deep down, you really do want that connection.
● General: If you're working on starting or strengthening a romance today, bear in mind that a whisper will help you get your message across a lot more effectively than a loud scream. Amplifying your voice will not amplify their affection for you -- in fact, it could have the opposite effect. If you want to get intimate with someone, you have to get more intimate in your tone and demeanor. Turning down the noise will, in actuality, help you turn up their interest in you.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Don't get upset if you can't get enthusiastic about your job early in the day. Excitement will build, as long as you do your small part in getting yourself revved up about the tasks at hand.
● Finances: The details don't exactly make the meal, but they play an important part. The finishing touches on what you are dishing up could use a bit of polishing. They aren't mundane, either, especially given the fierce competition. Force yourself to go over every little detail.
● Love: You're done dwelling on past peccadilloes and time-worn transgressions. Whatever love you've lost in the past is buried and over with. And that's a great place to be for you. Everything's new and fresh and you'll welcome any new romance with unencumbered enthusiasm.
● General: Little details like names and dates are overwhelming for you today, and you're getting a bit behind on the task of keeping track of them. But do not worry -- if you get on the ball and work out an organizational scheme in the morning, you'll get everything done and still have a little bit of time to make sure that you stay sane. Socially, you may have double booked yourself -- given how busy you've been lately, you might want to cancel both dates and take some time alone to relax.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Someone is using their creativity to take advantage of you. A colleague is telling you a sob story, but help out even if you pick up on the false notes. It really has more to do with you than them anyway.
● Finances: Discipline and perseverance finally have you well-positioned. You're ready to pounce, you can feel it in your entire being. You're so well prepared that you're almost having fun with it all. You're ready to tackle more than just the bare necessities.
● Love: Your sense of timing is spot on. So when a romantic opportunity presents itself, you know the exact moment to strike -- that's just your natural abilities working for you. Spontaneous? No way! You're totally calculated without being obvious.
● General: Be careful not to relax too much today -- if you let down your guard too much, you could start falling back into a bad pattern of behavior. You worked too hard to get to where you are now, so don't let yourself slide. Self discipline can be tough when you're on your own, so if you feel yourself succumbing to temptation, try the buddy system. Meet up with a friend and spend your day with them -- and away from whatever it is that you know isn't good for you!
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: If you think you can push the limit over and over, you're mistaken. Even if you're doing it in the best possible way, the office is ready for a bit of normalcy. Don't overextend.
● Finances: You're like the picture of Dorian Gray only in reverse. You look older and stranger each time you look in the mirror. Are you really close to becoming the spittin' image of one of your eccentric older relatives or is it merely a reflection of your inner guilt? Don't let yourself become another lost soul. Avoid temptation.
● Love: If anyone even tries to hold you down, you'll revolt. And that's final! Not so fast -- don't be so steadfast in your convictions. A little curtailment isn't so bad, especially for you. Let someone sexy fawn over you a bit.
● General: The weather will affect your mood greatly today, so keep an eye on the sky! When the sun is shining brightly up in the sky, all will be well -- and your confidence will be strong. But when the clouds roll in, you could be in for an unpleasant phase of boredom or general grumpiness. So if you expect that an argument could be looming, make sure the sun is shining when you have it. And if it's not, then try to put this conflict-filled conversation off for another day.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: It's good sense to make hay while the sun shines, and you're the sun today. Get as much done as you can while your energy levels are high. Then sit back and enjoy the rewards.
● Finances: Everyone has their talents. Some can make a good dinner seem like poetry and others can't fry an egg but they can make beautiful music, with instruments or otherwise. If your talent is making money flow, then you play an important part in the artistic process. You are very much in demand today, for just that reason.
● Love: Snap out of it! Your head's in the clouds today -- that's why you're apt to miss out on those sexy-time vibes. Stay present: Make eye contact with everyone today and strike up a conversation whenever possible. Someone interesting will find your advances charming!