Free Daily Horoscope - October 4 2016
● General: You can change the minds of some very important people today -- all you have to do is smile a lot and use your trademark witty charm. Important people want to be charmed just as much as anybody else, so flirt with them a little bit, flatter them discreetly, and give them something to remember you by. Of course, don't go too far with the camaraderie -- you want them to respect you, don't you? Being their friend is fine, but being their protege is better.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Things are just as they were when you left. Some days can be exciting, but this one is just filled with mundane responsibilities. Go ahead and dive in, even though the water feels cold.
● Finances: You're not comfortable with the amount of money you have in the bank, but you're slow to do something about it. The only one going to make things improve is you. Don't waste time getting upset or anxious about things you can control through action.
● Love: Your love life's a bit dull in the bedroom sense. If you're low on condoms, sex toys and other adult-rated paraphernalia, it's time to stock up on goodies. Grab your BFF for a much-needed shopping trip to the triple-X mart -- now you're ready for some serious fun!
● General: Everyone has a different idea about what is beautiful, and you will be much happier today if you understand that. Just because you think something looks good doesn't mean everyone will agree, and you can't be offended if someone lacks the enthusiasm you feel. This is especially important to remember if you are going to be dealing with art or artifacts from a different culture. You should not be shy about saying what it is you feel, but don't try to get everyone to agree with you.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Your life's fun doesn't have to end when you roll into work today. You can extend the romance with your personal life well into the work day, as long as you do it on the sly. Let yourself be sneaky.
● Finances: Everyone has deep emotions when it comes to money, desire being just one of them. Unfortunately, the amount you have or your lack of it depends on more than just how you feel. Being sensitive to what you want should be just the start of your motivation.
● Love: The fastest way to romance is through a group of friends. So if you're contemplating a lonely night at home, call up your pals and arrange a wild evening out. The right kind of people (those looking for love) will be drawn to the raucousness of your posse.
● General: Things are going well between you and an old friend even though a recent awkward moment is still at the front of your mind. They have forgotten all about it, so why don't you? It's a choice to keep replaying that exchange in your head on a permanent loop, so any tension you are feeling is something you are creating for yourself. It's time to feel good about where the two of you are! Spend some time with them today and you will soon feel better about your shared future.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: It's hard to talk to family members during your work day, so that leaves everything up in the air. If you want more control over how your thoughts are interpreted, excuse yourself to make a phone call. No explanations are necessary.
● Finances: Service is slower than usual, but it has nothing to with the amount of money you're spending. It's as if the universe is determined to treat you like a second rate customer. It's a good time to remind yourself that your real value is on the inside and no one can change how you feel about it.
● Love: You don't have lots of time to mope right now because you're way too busy meeting people. Some blues could stifle a great day if you let it. But don't. Check your inboxes and profiles early. An unread message could change everything.
● General: You are finally gaining real momentum in one of your newest relationships -- and things are going to take a dramatic turn today. At first, when things are not going smoothly, you might fear that this thing just isn't going to work out. You might want to just throw your hands up in the air. But embrace any conflict that erupts, because working through it together is going to bring the two of you even closer together. Sometimes you have to argue before you can find any common ground.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You are dreaming big, but you're stuck dealing with small details instead. If you're analytical about your situation, you'll see the obvious -- these smaller issues are your foundation for anything in the future. Lay your bricks with precision.
● Finances: When you're feeling unsure about what to do next, don't bother asking those around you for input. Ask the widest possible audience for feedback. It doesn't hurt to reach as far as the universe for insight into how to proceed. The way to do that is to look inward.
● Love: As far as cash is concerned, mum's the word. Boasting about the price tag of your Prada bag, your BMW and your highfalutin zip code is a total turnoff. The right kind of guy or gal isn't concerned about your bank account. Be genuine.
● General: You already know that the friends and family members in your life are valuable, but are you protecting these relationships enough? Forget the whole 'keep your friends close, your enemies closer' baloney! Today, you need to avoid your enemies and devote your time to getting closer to the people you care about. And given the fact that you should be sticking to a modest budget for the next few days, any type of get together needs to be humble and quiet.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Nothing is going your way but that has nothing to do with your strategy. Looking inward won't help a thing. So don't waste time feeling introverted when the storm that's raging is well outside your control.
● Finances: You're digging for gold beneath the earth, and you have nothing to go on but your gut. Not even a fleck of something sparkly eggs you on. But you know instinctively that your riches are so deep beneath the surface that the only hint of what's to come is from your own intuition. Keep following it.
● Love: Your ironclad poise will come under assault today when an inappropriate comment or a nasty bit of gossip (about you) knocks the good sense out of you. Before you attack the person with a blunt object, regain your composure. Unchecked aggression is a deal breaker.
● General: Don't be surprised if in the middle of a conversation your mind starts to wander today. At first, you might think you're entering an introverted, 'I want to be alone' phase. But in reality, you might just be bored with the method of discourse. Getting ideas across by explaining them with words is so boring! Try singing your reply, or jotting down a quick haiku that expresses what you're thinking. It's up to you to push your buddies into communicating in more creative, meaningful ways.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Whoever said the devil was in the details had your day in mind. Big achievements are within reach as long as you pay attention to the little things that are waiting to trip you up. Keep your eyes on your ankles instead of the horizon.
● Finances: Knowledge is not only power but money, and they aren't always interchangeable. You have to delve deep to get this particular nugget. You won't unearth it by rummaging around randomly, either. It has to be an intellectual, targeted search.
● Love: Don't be so loose with your lips today, unless of course you're kissing someone exciting. Your filters are way out of whack today, so it's better to remain on the silent side. Messages are better conveyed through body language and eye contact.
● General: Seek out the simple pleasures today, because there's not much else you need right now to make you happy. Everything you need you already have, as you will come to more fully understand today. Events may catch you off guard, but there's a strong sense of balance within you right now, so you'll handle things with grace. In a relationship, small efforts will move the biggest obstacles. Sure, things may not move as quickly as you want, but you'll get satisfaction just from trying.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You need to use your ears more than your mouth today, even more than most days. The better you are at listening, the more information you'll be able to gather. It's these little nuggets that can make or break a deal.
● Finances: Some changes are painful but good for you. Others are just plain painful. You've experienced the pain and you're getting sick of waiting for the 'gain' part. If it's money you're expecting, then don't hold your breath. Where you will ultimately grow from this is in other areas.
● Love: You've got sex on the brain, big time, today. Your preoccupation with it will make work difficult, to say the least. Between flirting with and fantasizing about your workmates, you'll accomplish little. There's only one way to solve this problem: Lock yourself in the bathroom.
● General: If you listen to people today with greater attention, you will hear things of greater value. Try not to let yourself be distracted by loud and booming voices or people with flashy attitudes. Instead, tune into the people who are quiet -- when they do speak, they may well say something interesting. There is a strong current of compassion in your life right now, and this side of your personality needs to be encouraged. Engage with shy people and you'll catch details others miss.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Friends may not keep secrets from each other, but you're not among friends. Keep what you learn to yourself. If it doesn't help you today, it's just going to generate interest over time.
● Finances: If only you were as much a money magnet as you are a human magnet. It doesn't come without effort, but there are many ways to make good use of being a people person. Include money in your vision of your persona and it will slowly incorporate itself into your life.
● Love: No wonder you feel confused today. You're speaking, but you're not being understood. Whether people just aren't listening or you can't clearly communicate doesn't matter. Bounce your ideas off a few trusted souls before you take it further.
● General: This is a wonderful day for new beginnings and introductions. No matter what the situation, setting or occasion, you are going to make a very good impression on the person or persons you're about to meet. You social life is about to take a major upswing, but is your wardrobe prepared for it? A shopping trip is warranted today, although you should try to make its impact on your wallet as small as possible. You can look hot without melting your credit cards.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Some aspects of your job are less than glamorous and others absolutely drive you crazy, but in this economy, you should be doing nothing short of counting your blessings. Put looking on the bright side on top of your to-do list.
● Finances: Even the big picture can be changed. Your gestalt doesn't include wealth and that's simply not acceptable to you. Use your imagination to edit the details until it all adds up to something that looks and feels more financially successful and you'll be on your way.
● Love: You're overly concerned about your appearances today. Whether you feel fat or your outfit just doesn't fit right -- whatever it is, forget about it. True beauty comes from the inside, anyway. If that doesn't make you feel better, just avoid first dates tonight, to be on the safe side.
● General: Placing yourself smack dab in the middle of a crowd of people is a great way for you to give yourself a huge dose of energy! So if you have been getting tired early in the day, save yourself by getting together with as many people as you can in the afternoon. Even if you only go grab a cup of coffee with three or four coworkers, you'll be in a better mood than if you hang out by yourself. This endeavor is also a great excuse to initiate a new conversation with a cutie you are dying to get to know better.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: You've already achieved a lot, and now all that's left to do is tackle the details. It's your least favorite part of any project but skipping this step is simply not an option. Grit your teeth and dig in.
● Finances: If you think losing money would feel like losing your right arm, then it's time to come back down to earth. Your friends can help you in this area. Power and prestige pale compared to the love you have for them. If you want to make yourself cry just for the catharsis, imagine losing them instead of cash.
● Love: When's the last time you wrote a love letter with pen on paper? Seventh grade? Break out those writing implements and get to work. Borrow from poets and other literary greats to convey your point.
● General: You should try to explore ideas from a different culture if you can today -- don't worry, it will be easier than you think. You don't have to polish off your passport and hop a flight to Thailand! Even if you just listen to some ethnic music on the radio or eat at a sushi restaurant, you will get enough of a taste of diversity to make a difference in your day. Either you will cherish your own culture all the more, or get interested in learning more about someone else's.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Face it, others are more grounded than you are and that gives them an advantage. Try to stay cool yourself today. That means being careful when dealing with anyone other than your most trusted colleagues.
● Finances: Some things should only be done in private. Counting your money is one of them. The actual cash is not the only thing that falls under this broad category, however. Discussing a balance is likely to get louder than you realize if done on a cell phone. Shhhh.
● Love: A little risk? You're ready and raring to go, but today might not be a great time to lay it on the line. A false sense of confidence has you feeling great, but the insides are nothing but mush. One little unkind work or rejection could send you into a tizzy. Wait a couple days.
● General: You should feel free to take things at a leisurely pace today, because time is definitely going to be on your side! Unexpected delays will work in your favor, and give you a little extra time to put some polish on your best smile and improve your chances of impressing someone special. Make the most of this gift of time by skipping the shortcuts -- take the scenic route and enjoy a lazy walk in the late afternoon. It will give you a great opportunity to relax and reflect on what a great day you've had.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You're being led along by the nose and have no one to blame but yourself. You know what they say about assumptions. Unfortunately, you'll only figure out later who you're really dealing with.
● Finances: You're looking at everyone around you with not only suspicion but rank fear and paranoia. How did you go from being a big fish in a little pond to swimming with the sharks? It's all in your attitude. Soothe yourself with the thought that no one wants what's yours.
● Love: Whether you're dealing with a fear of failure or a fear of success doesn't matter. The consequences are the same. So don't sabotage your progress with lots of negative self-talk and self-destruction. If you want someone, go for it. You'll talk yourself out of it if you overthink it.