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October 19 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday October 19. 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 19, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
Today’s uncomfortable alliance of Mercury in people-pleasing Libra and sacrificial Neptune might inadvertently reveal some codependent behavior in one (or more) of your interpersonal relationships. No self-respecting Aries wants to believe they do anything that isn’t of their own free will… and yet, you’re still human! With compassion, examine some of the ways you give a little too much—and how that may drain you and lead to resentment.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
With savvy Mercury getting busy in your sixth house of organization and hard work, you have your entire day laid out in your mind. And yet, a signal-jamming beam from easily distracted Neptune in your social eleventh house may throw you off your game a little too easily. This friend wants to do this tonight; that one is trying to buy tickets for a weekend concert… Suddenly the hours are ticking by and nothing is getting done! A thought? Silence your phone and deal with everyone later.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
You’re in a “just say yes” mood—only problem is, you can’t seem to discriminate between the truly fun and doable and the obligatory. You can thank (or blame) the buzzy Mercury in your playful and flirtatious fifth house. Anything that dangles the prospect of exciting gets your heart racing. And yet the messenger planet is at awkward odds with hazy Neptune in your work zone, which can distort your sense of what you can actually accomplish. When in doubt, bow out!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
“To do or not to do” is such a baffling question today that you might answer it by ignoring it altogether! With Mercury vascillating in Libra and your sensitive fourth house, part of you would be happy heading straight home to the Crab Castle after work. But a distorting beam from impressionable Neptune in your house of adventure is already picking out cute outfits and putting the address of friends’ locations in your GPS. Can you duck out for a quick hi, then just play it by ear?
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
The problem with “mindless chatter” isn’t the talking, Leo: It’s the “mindless” part! Today, as bubbly Mercury in Libra removes all the filters in your loquacious third house, the last thing you’re thinking about is how you’re coming across. And yet the messenger planet is in a confusing angle to illusionary Neptune in your intensive, secretive eighth house. The “innocent” gossip you’re dropping may be directed at exactly the wrong ears, so before you blurt, put yourself on high alert!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
When you’re left alone to focus and drill down into your work, you’re an unstoppable force of nature. And today may get off to that kind of productive start thanks to strategic Mercury in Libra and your second house of work and money. The catch? The “left alone” part. Just when you get on a roll, other people seem to be magnetically pulled into your field and distract with their questions and running commentary. This is a perfect time to remind yourself that “Sorry, I’m busy” is a legit response!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
You’re in your element this week, with inventive Mercury in Libra pumping you full of enthusiasm for a pet project. Here, the social planet will draw kindred spirits into your realm without your even conjuring them! And yet sometime today, Mercury will pick up a distress signal from hazy Neptune in your analytic sixth house, and all your big, exciting ideas could fizzle into an administrative quagmire. Stay focused on your top goal, and do your best to not be distracted by others’ dramas.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
If you’re not “up and at ‘em” the second your alarm goes off, you can blame Mercury whois lounging in your dreamy twelfth house. In fact, if you don’t need to be somewhere at a precise time, allow yourself to loll and linger: Recall your dreams, write in your journal, ground your own coffee or brew up some loose-leaf tea and pore over your morning feed. It’s going to be a struggle to leave the house—especially when otherworldly Neptune sends a lazy beam, practically super-gluing you to your sofa!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
You may be pulled so hard in two different directions today that you wind up with rope burn! With buzzy Mercury in Libra and your communal eleventh house, it’s a perfect day for networking and group hangs. And yet… the cosmic messenger is picking up very mixed signals from bewildering Neptune in your house of kith and kin. You’re always vulnerable to their needs and may consider breaking plans to help someone—IF you could determine whether this is a genuine SOS or a(nother) false alarm.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
With inventive Mercury lighting up your tenth house of career success, you may actually be more goal-focused than usual, and for you, Cap, that’s saying a LOT! You’re surrounded by your favorite teammates, and together you’re all working toward some important shared objectives. And yet later today, haze-inducing Neptune in your communication center sends a signal-scrambling beam and suddenly you’ve lost the plot. Put out the fire as quickly as possible, then return to your regularly scheduled professional programming.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
With excitable Mercury buzzing through your ninth house of travel, adventure and entrepreneurialism, you’re all about expansion today—in any way you can get it! The muse will be riding shotgun with you every step of the way, so take good notes! Even if you’re able to act on them immediately, capture this inspired energy. Later, distorting Neptune shoots a confusing beam to la luna, which might throw off your “real-world” calculations. Best bet: Don’t commit to anything!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 19
You may be FEELING it with someone today, Pisces, but your normally reliable Spidey senses might need recalibration. Mental Mercury in your eighth house of intense emotions and permabonding is making you susceptible to fantasy. Plus, the cosmic messenger is getting confused by your boundary-challenged co-ruler, dreamy Neptune, in your sign, causing you to willfully deny what you’re seeing with your own eyes. You don’t have to rip any Band-Aids off—just come around to accepting that this isn’t quite as heavenly as you’re hoping.