Horoscopes for Oct. 18CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zac Efron, 26; Esperanza Spalding, 29; Freida Pinto, 29; Wynton Marsalis, 52.
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zac Efron, 26; Esperanza Spalding, 29; Freida Pinto, 29; Wynton Marsalis, 52.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Complete unfinished business so you can focus on future plans. Refuse to let personal beliefs and attitudes affect your position, reputation or status. Don’t let the changes going on around you cause distress. Instead, embrace each experience you face as a new adventure. Self-improvement projects will lead to better relationships with friends, relatives, lovers and peers.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consistency will be the key to getting things done and avoiding criticism. An emotional issue will crop up with someone you are in a partnership with. Try not to overreact, or you may face strong opposition. Make love, not war.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get whatever you have to say out in the open or you may be accused of withholding information. Face any opposition head-on and you will rectify any problems you face and impress someone you respect.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have to make things happen and be a generous giver to get back. Don’t be fooled by someone trying to manipulate a situation or using emotional blackmail. Focus on what you want and what you have to offer.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Negativity will not lead to success. A change someone makes may not be to your liking, but you are best to concentrate on your skills, knowledge and experience and how you can best use these qualities to get ahead.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Plan to travel or visit someone you haven’t seen in a while. Focus on fun, entertainment and romance. Doing something that will make you feel good about yourself or improve the way you look will add to your confidence.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You could be feeling the financial squeeze after overspending on a frivolous but well-intentioned venture. Lending or borrowing will cause you grief and stress. Offer suggestions, not financial assistance. Volunteer your time, not your cash.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Back away from unpredictable people. Uncertainty will tie up your time and hold you back. Make your decisions based on facts and don’t look back. Don’t cave or give in to pressure. Put more time into a friendship or cultivate a romantic relationship.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be right on target when it comes to how to best use your skills to advance. Reunite with someone you have worked with in the past and you will find a new way to collaborate. A change in style or appearance could boost your visibility.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel plans can lead to delays or unexpected mishaps. Caution must be taken when dealing with situations that have the potential to be confusing or unpredictable. Making alterations to your living arrangements or quarters will be beneficial.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Use common sense and business savvy when it comes to closing a deal. Taking on added responsibilities will be difficult, but also bring you one step closer to your long-term goal. An emotional situation should be handled carefully.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider past mistakes and you’ll avoid facing similar problems. Making adjustments to how you earn a living or handle money will benefit you in the future. Saving now will ensure that you get what you really want later.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do your own fact-finding. Someone is likely to lead you astray. Don’t trust the competition or anyone who is prying into your activities or your plans for the future. Expand your activities to suit your needs and financial goals.