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October 12 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday October 12. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday October 12, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, Aries—and for the next six weeks, you’re the hottest thing in town! Lusty Mars swaggers into Scorpio until November 24 and revs up your mojo. Magnetism? Charm? Undeniable sex appeal? Yeah, let’s just check all those boxes. While Mars in Scorpio wants passion, it will also find you playing for keeps. Try not to break too many hearts as you patrol for a soul mate. Financially, you’ll be brilliant at hunting down royalties, commissions and other passive-income streams. Build it to last, Ram.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Sealing the deal becomes an outright obsession as go-getter Mars marches into Scorpio and your partnership zone until November 24. Two heads are definitely better than one during this six-week phase, but keeping those heads cool is a whole other story. Beyond the passion and lust, Mars can fire you up in relationships—and this could spell “trouble in paradise.” Be patiently assertive with your partners in all areas of life. But remember: Just because you say “Jump!” doesn’t mean they’ll auto-respond with a swift “How high?”
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Laptop case or gym bag? How about both, Gemini? With go-getter Mars zipping into Scorpio today, you’re lit with motivational energy until November 24. Surprise: You’ll be as pumped about spreadsheets as you are about Spin class. Before you shoot for the moon, though, make sure your tanks are filled with rocket fuel (read: clean, vitamin-rich food and enough cash to pull off the plan). Be a savvy project manager. It’s not just about starting a mission: It’s also about getting it done with integrity.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Viva la glamazon! You’re coming out of your shell in an epic way as white-hot Mars zips into Scorpio and your fifth house of fame, passion and romance until November 24. When it comes to love, you tend to favor exclusive relationships, but this could be the moment where you finally discover the joy of casual dating. Dress up as often as you can, if only to make yourself happy (and definitely for Halloween). Baby fever could strike some Crabs now, and if at first you don’t succeed, Mars gives you the momentum (and libido) to try, try again. Not in that game? Give birth to a project you’d be proud to call “my baby.”
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Home is where the HEAT is for the next six weeks as restless Mars grooves through Scorpio and your domestic sector until November 24. Starting today, the pressures and demands of family could send you scurrying for sanctuary. Perhaps it’s time to reconfigure your home, creating more privacy for yourself…or to follow Virginia Woolf’s directive and find “a room of one’s own” to do work outside your house. If you’re a Leo who loves to entertain like La Martha herself, Mars will create a lively—and sexy—vibe for any get-togethers you might throw.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Say what? Today, as bold and fiery Mars bursts into Scorpio and your communication zone until November 24, you’ll be quick with a clever quip and a sassy retort. Warning: Mars adds a bite to your communications. This might come in handy when you have to stand up for yourself, but it could burn some bridges if you keep it up 24/7. If you’re a writer or teacher, this Mars phase can be high-octane fuel for your productivity. Friendships will be lively, but you’ll be clear about who you can stand and who works your nerves. If your inner circle gets smaller, so be it. At least the people who stick around will know how to keep it real.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Hello, money mojo! You’re burning to earn for the next six weeks as savvy Mars blazes through your finance house. Let that fire in your belly guide you toward prosperity. Take more chances at work, initiate projects, burn the midnight oil. Just don’t become too single-minded in your quest for cash, Libra. You may be the zodiac’s materialist, but your relationships with people matter more than anything. On that note, how about devising a plan that helps your friends profit too?
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Red-hot Mars blazes into Scorpio, cranking up the heat, passion and your famously magnetic sex appeal. Carpe diem! This passionate planet only visits your sign every two years, and you’ll have its energizing presence at your disposal until November 24. You’ll also have plenty of momentum for a personal project, which could turn into a cult of personality with you at its epicenter. Strike while the iron’s hot, and don’t worry if you have to set out alone to get this one off the ground.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Exactly how “over it” are you, Sagittarius? Today, with no-holds-barred Mars moving through your twelfth house of transitions until November 24, you’re ready to detoxify and downsize. From hauling junk out of your storage space to kicking a frenemy out of your inner circle, wrap this season with a clean slate. Easy though! With brash Mars egging you on, you could act in haste. (Once you’ve donated a family heirloom to Goodwill, it’s gonna be hard to get back.) If you must say goodbye, do it with compassion—even if you’re done for good.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Grab the bullhorn and rally your soul squad. From today and until November 24, motivator Mars fires it up in Scorpio and your collaborative eleventh house. And with all the ambitious plans you’ve lined up since fall began, you could REALLY use some extra hands. Work smarter, not harder by delegating tasks or turning your solo projects into joint ventures. And just in time for the holidays, your joie de vivre returns. Bring on the agenda-free playtime and take some legit longer breaks. “Life of the party” is a good look for you.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
You’ll wrap the fall on an ambitious note, thanks to go-getter Mars’ arrival in Scorpio and your tenth house of career until November 24. Utilize the next six weeks for strategic networking. DM-ing an influencer could lead to a serendipitous power lunch. You’re ready for advancement, so trust your unique gifts—and invest in developing them further. A leadership position could land in your lap. Flattering, but before you say yes, make sure you’re really up for the responsibilities that come along with it. You might be better off getting plans in motion for your own venture. Make way for Aquarius, Inc.!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 12
Swim up to the surface, Pisces, and have a look around! Today, thrill-seeker Mars motors into Scorpio and your nomadic ninth house until November 24. With your wanderlust fired up, too many cozy days at home could make you feel claustrophobic. Poke around the travel sites and make some calls, even if the website says the place is fully booked for the holiday season. You might as well get on the waitlist. Under this spontaneous surge, hopping a last-minute flight isn’t too far out of reach. This enterprising Mars phase could bring your next big idea for a side hustle, media project…or maybe your first tell-all memoir!