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October 16 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Monday October 16. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Monday October 16, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Reality check, por favor! With optimistic Jupiter and the moon opposing each other in your financial houses, you might be seeing your own budget through a rosy lens. While it’s great to be optimistic, you need to know how much you have to play with, especially if you’re mulling a major purchase, a move or a pricey getaway. Got a big goal that you’re NOT willing to compromise on? Find a way to earn more and tighten that belt in the interim.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Don’t assume your partner or collaborator is 100 percent in sync with you today, Taurus. Plucky Jupiter in your sign ups your confidence, causing you to believe that everyone has the same ideas or goals that you do. Um, NOT necessarily. And with the red-spotted planet at cross-purposes with the people-pleasing moon in your house of dynamic duos, don’t even TRY to strong-arm anyone into taking your side. Use your influence to sway them, but then graciously accept their answer, whatever it may be.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
You might feel a bit lost in space today, Gemini, which can be very disorienting for your already distractible sign. But take it as a hint that maybe you’ve been keeping a little too tight a grasp on something. As unrealistic Jupiter and the moon, clash in your houses of dreams and details, you could literally find it hard to focus. Let yourself be a little fuzzy and know that the ideas that strike today could be worth their weight in gold tomorrow.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Make a point of engaging in less chitchat today and stay focused on your top priorities. With distractible Jupiter in your social sector clashing with the moon in your fun-loving and creative fifth house, your ability to resist gatherings and group threads will be low. But under this planetary energy, you can accomplish a lot by bringing the right people together for brainstorming or problem-solving meetings. Save the personal updates for AFTER work.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Thanks to today’s quixotic opposition of starry-eyed Jupiter and the moon in your houses of thought and visioning, you can come up with some brilliant ideas for what your next big project might be. This is definitely a day to let yourself wander around off-leash in this blue-sky sector. What’s NOT advisable is believing that any or all of those things are easily pulled off. Let yourself dream big, and tomorrow, you can run the most inspiring ideas through the reality filter.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Money, possessions, nice home: Nothing wrong with any of that, Libra, but if you’re using them to fill an emotional hole inside of you, you’ll spend your whole life shoveling. Today, as philosophical Jupiter opposes the moon across your security axis, you might have a game-changing epiphany about what really drives much of your behavior. Wanting to earn, save and invest are positive goals, but the real lesson is understanding how you FEEL when you are or aren’t successful.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Under a hall-of-mirrors opposition of aggrandizing Jupiter and the moon across your axis of self and others, it’ll be so easy to project your stuff that you may not be able to catch yourself in the act! Trust that anything your love interest (or a bestie) does that makes you crazy probably exists in you as well. Before you call them onto the carpet, search your own heart. Once you discover the truth of this, see if you can have a positive conversation about how you BOTH can alter this behavior.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
The devil—and the divine—is in the details today, Sag, so resist the temptation to “embroider” and stick to the facts. That might not sound sexy or interesting, but really, what people want and need should be evidence-based so they can form their own opinions. You can’t win over everyone, nor should you try to. By being transparent, however, you can earn lifelong fans, supporters and clients. With the moon locked in an opposition with your ruler, hedonistic Jupiter, don’t let a love interest dangle any carrots, either. Your motto: Truth or bust!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
With maximizer Jupiter facing off with the moon across your axis of friendships and romance, the line between those two might be extra porous. The moon in sizzling Scorpio could be seeing a certain platonic pal in a whole new (and very sexy) light. Meanwhile, indulgent Jupiter in Taurus has no qualms going after what it wants. The issue is: Are you both free to pursue this interest? Even if so, have you thought through all the “what ifs” involved with crossing the friend boundary? If not, it’s strongly advised!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
Regardless of whether you work from home or at a traditional office, you can make your professional environment feel homier by adding a few simple touches. Today, as enterprising Jupiter and the moon lock horns across your work-home axis, it’s important for you to feel like you’re in comfortable and supportive quarters. Get rid of any clutter for starters. Then, little additions like fresh-cut flowers, a favorite photo or art print can keep you humming along in uber-productivity mode!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Monday October 16
“Truth” can be a moving target today as Jupiter in Taurus clashes with the sensitive moon across your axis of communication and discovery. You’re ceaselessly curious, Pisces, but in this age of conspiracy theories and confirmation bias, it’s really tricky to know what is universally applicable. That might not even be the real point. So if you’re diving into matters that interest you, remember that not everyone is going to share your passion—or POV!