Horoscopes: Oct. 17, 2017


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your emotions are running high and new beginnings will put you in a better mood. Plan something special that will be relaxing or geared toward love and romance. Take good care of your health and your appearance. Positive changes will be apparent.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't make changes. Sit tight and focus on what you need to accomplish to maintain your position and uphold your reputation. If you waffle or show signs of inconsistency, you will lose sight of your goals.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Head to the salon and get a trim or search the Internet for the latest trends. A mini makeover will brighten your day and put you in the mood to socialize with friends or plan something special with your romantic partner.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Problems with someone you love will develop if you let your emotions get the best of you. If someone pressures you, walk away. It's important to maintain a healthy balance in your relationships if you want to avoid discord.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Children, seniors or friends can hold you back if you don't figure out a way to incorporate them into your plans. Look for reasonable ways to bring about change that will be acceptable to everyone concerned. Moderation and simplicity will be required.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Disappointment could turn into a benefit if handled properly. Refuse to let your emotions take over or lead you into unsavory territory with a partner or domestic problem. Make a difference instead of causing a problem.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be secretive regarding your plans until you have everything in place and are ready to launch. Giving others a polished presentation will make it that much easier to gain the support and approval required to excel.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can think big, but when it comes to putting your plans into motion, practicality should overrule impulse and risk. Question everything and everyone before you get involved in something that isn't fail-proof. Your insight will ward off loss.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Limitations will set in if you haven't allowed yourself enough time to take care of your physical and emotional wellbeing. Set time aside to assess your current situation. Honesty will be crucial if you want to make positive changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll be pro-change. Consider all the angles before you press forward. Don't let your emotions take over or lead you down the wrong path. Intelligence and practicality will help you avoid loss or failure.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Know what you want before you get into a dispute with someone. Be fair with others if you want to retrieve something you lost. Personal, physical and emotional alterations will turn out well.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An argument will limit what you can do. It's best to keep the peace and avoid battling over something you cannot change. Partnerships will suffer if you force issues that are best left alone. Focus on self-improvement.