Horoscopes: Oct. 18, 2017


ARIES (March 21-April 19): You shouldn't have to use force to get your way. Gentle persuasion and offering something in return will help you keep the peace and reach your objective. Partnerships look promising and a joint venture will lead to a bright future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll face problems with a relative, neighbor or mentor. Listen to the information offered, but don't feel the need to voice your own opinion. Keeping the peace will give you more time to work on what's really important to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can improve your relationships by addressing the issues that concern you. Knowing where you stand and what those you deal with daily are thinking or trying to achieve will help you figure out what you can contribute.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Handle touchy situations carefully. Be secretive about what you are doing if it will help you avoid conflict or interference. Once you are fully prepared to discuss your options, it will be easier to persuade those influenced by your decisions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use your Leo charm. If you want something, offer incentives and show others you care. You can offer suggestions that are impossible to turn down, but first make sure you can live up to your promises.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You don't have to spend money to make an impression. In fact, handling money cautiously will make you look good. Anyone trying to persuade you to spend more is not someone looking out for your best interests.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mull over all your options. Change is encouraged, but only if it will be conducive to getting the end results you are looking for. Use your insight to find your footing in a time when uncertainty prevails.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Walk away from demanding people. Do your homework and you'll discover how much validity there is behind a proposal you are offered. Change can be good, but only if it is within reason and affordable. Trust your instincts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Get along with your peers if you want to get ahead. Showing that you can be a team player will help you gain respect. An opportunity will crop up if you get together with someone from your past. Embrace change.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Poor choices regarding love, physical and emotional alterations will develop if you aren't discreet or you allow others to interfere in your life and your plans. Avoid impulsive people, decisions or moves.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Positive change is heading your way. Don't sabotage your chance to get ahead by taking on too much or overreacting because you think you deserve more. Less talk and more action will help you get to where you want to go.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't lose control of pending financial, medical or legal matters. Regroup and look for a way to avoid loss. Cut corners and use your intelligence and intuition to help you make wise choices. Negotiate on your own behalf.