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October 5 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday October 5. 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 5, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Crossed wires in a relationship could confuse you throughout the day as the Sun gets lost in Neptune’s fog. Rather than trying to decipher the smoke signals, face the problem head-on. Dancing around the issue will get you nowhere, as you probably already know. But bear in mind that not all of the other signs are comfortable with that Aries brand of directness. A candid dialogue about what’s ahead could uncover disparate visions. Don’t throw in the towel. Keep the conversation going, and you could hit on middle ground that you’re both satisfied with.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Everyone’s ready to weigh in on how you should approach a particular project or problem, but all the chatter is drowning out your gut feelings. Tune out the focus group and tune in to your intuition. If you do need a sounding board, use a journal or recording app instead to get your ideas out. Then leave them be while your brain takes a timeout. A breakthrough could happen while you’re walking to pick up coffee or soaking in the tub.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Don’t get hung up on receiving someone else’s stamp of approval today, Gemini. The egoistic Sun in your passionate fifth house has an awkward encounter with ambiguous Neptune in your ambitious tenth, which could make it hard to get precisely what you’re aiming for when you express your personality, your creativity or your heartfelt emotions. So you know what? Forget about the response and shine your light with confidence!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Although your instincts are often accurate, today’s uncomfortable angle between the Sun and Neptune could throw you off the scent. If you have a hunch, don’t react to it right away. Take the time to probe deeper and find out if you’re on the right track. For best results, ask an open-ended question. Something like, “What do you think about that?” can encourage a person to share freely.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Seeking attention is practically your birthright as a dramatic Leo, but it matters how you go about it, especially under today’s tangled angle between your ruler, the Sun, and nebulous Neptune. If you come on too strong, you’ll be met with resistance. And if you play disingenuous games, you’ll only make people mad. Check to see whether a certain someone has time for you now. And if you don’t get the answer you’re looking for, no sulking! Channel your nervous energy into a physical activity like a bike ride or raking fall leaves.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
You’re identifying strongly with your personal values and priorities while the Sun glides through Libra, but remember that not everyone will share them with you. That lesson will prove essential today when el Sol has an awkward encounter with confusing Neptune in your relationship realm. You’re better off respectfully agreeing to disagree than insisting on arguing your case. Give someone the grace to stand by their own convictions. When you allow breathing room between you, cooler heads will prevail. And you might even uncover a creative happy medium.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
You could get totally fed up with people’s exasperating behavior today—not a feeling that calm-craving Libra enjoys. Instead of going off on anyone, opt for an activity that qualifies as “acute self-care.” Eat your lunch solo in a pretty, peaceful spot; keep your headphones on with soothing sounds. Slip off for a massage or pedicure after work. Once your emotions have cooled and you’re feeling more level-headed, address the issue that triggered you. Draw a line in the sand and be sure people know exactly where it is.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
The Sun may be nestled in your intuitive twelfth house, but today it moves into an awkward angle with murky Neptune in your passion zone. Don’t expect to see right through people the way you normally do, Scorpio. On the contrary, you’re in danger of spinning a fantasy in your head and viewing someone through rose-colored aviators. If you only see what you want to see, your illusions will come back to bite you. Force yourself to discern reality, unless you want to suffer the consequences of deluding yourself.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Has a quest veered off-track due to outside influence? Your effort to consider all the feedback you receive is admirable, but that approach isn’t getting the job done. A dissonant angle between the Sun in your collective eleventh house and disorienting Neptune sends the message that your best strategy for success would be to close the opinion polls and push this goal across the finish line. The feeling of accomplishment you’ll have at the end of the day will call for a celebration—maybe with the very people who have been chiming in from the sidelines.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
You could weigh your options until the end of time, but that doesn’t mean you should. Get off the fence and decide what you’re going to do. Let go of the notion that there’s an “ideal” course of action, and move forward. No matter what choice you make, you’ll get some kind of gratification from it. Every time you try something new, you learn something about yourself. You couldn’t ask for a better payoff than that!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
As an open-minded Water Bearer, you’re receptive to different outlooks. But when the Sun rubs dubious Neptune the wrong way today, you’re susceptible to buying into an idea that may not hold up under scrutiny. Someone might make confident claims that they’re pulling out of thin air, and you probably won’t be able to distinguish truth from fiction at first glance, so do your due diligence before you buy in.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday October 5
Don’t put up a front if you’re struggling, Fish. An awkward angle between the Sun in your intense eighth house and your ruler Neptune in your sign can tempt you to suffer in silence, but asking for help is the way to go. Talking it through with someone you trust will ease your mind, and they might be able to refer you to the right resources that will solve your dilemma. Let go of the idea that you’re “bothering” people. You’ve been selfless for so long; it’s time your loved ones did YOU a good turn!