Horoscopes: Oct. 4, 2017


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Check out your professional options and consider what suits you best. Choosing to focus on doing something that you find satisfying will make a difference to your emotional, physical and mental health. Use intelligence and common sense to guide you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Channel your energy into something you enjoy. A creative project that requires stamina and physical strength will help you explore your skills and talents. Enjoying a fun activity with someone you love is encouraged.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Lend a helping hand, volunteer your services and keep doing what you do best. The less time spent worrying about situations you can't change, the better. Get out with friends, do something with youngsters and enjoy the moment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take a step back to reevaluate your situation. Don't confront anyone if you don't have enough information or evidence. Caution and moderate gestures will help you avoid mistakes and loss.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Mixing business with pleasure will backfire. Emotional issues will surface that could put you in a precarious position regarding both your home and professional life. Travel and communication will result in delays and confusion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Expect someone to lean on you. Be ready to offer suggestions, but don't take on someone else's burden. Focus on your life and the personal growth you want to achieve in order to raise your standard of living. Romance is highlighted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep personal information and passwords secret. Listen carefully, but don't share information. Expect to face emotional manipulation when dealing with authority figures, colleagues or listening to a sales pitch. Get the facts and make your own decisions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't settle for anything less than what you want. Work hard, play hard and do your best to encourage others. Collaborating with people who share your vision will bring you closer to your goals. Love will enhance your life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Think matters through before you make a decision or take action. Preparation and knowing exactly what you want to see transpire will help you choose the best route to get where you want to go.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep the love flowing. You'll get much farther using kindness than you will if you're pushy or make demands. Love and romance are highlighted and will make a difference to a relationship that's important to you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't focus on an emotional incident that you can't change. Let go of the past and plunge into the future with renewed optimism and a good handle on what you want to accomplish and the best way to move forward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Channel emotional energy into building a strong relationship with someone you work with. Whether trying to get ahead professionally or personally, taking care of small but important details will be the difference between success and failure.