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October 17 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Tuesday October 17. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Tuesday October 17, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Hey baby, what’s your sign? How about “do not disturb.” You could feel unusually insular this morning as the moon loiters in Scorpio, your privacy-seeking eighth house. Try to filter out the distracting and irritating influences as best as you can. Luckily, your good cheer returns this afternoon, when la luna shifts into Sagittarius and activates your optimistic and outgoing ninth house. Suddenly, you’re able to see the forest for the trees. An issue that seemed so intensely serious earlier in the day now gets put into proper perspective. Perhaps you’ll even find the humor in it, or at least, some levity.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Your closest bonds take center stage today, as the moon cruises through the interpersonal zones of your chart. This morning, the Scorpio moon spotlights your partnership house, a fruitful time for dialogue. Check in with your colleagues and anyone you report to and make sure you’re all on the same page. This afternoon, the moon enters Sagittarius, plunging you into an intimate mood. Cancel any group hangs and stick to a party of two—at most!
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Buckle down in the early part of the day, Gemini. With the moon lingering in Scorpio and your administrative sixth house, you’ll easily knock out tasks and items that require your unwavering focus. Mute those distracting text threads and close browser windows that might tempt you to stray from your mission. Later, when the moon enters Sagittarius and your interpersonal house, you can get back to the business of being a social, flirtatious Gemini for the next couple days.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
That paperwork can wait! This morning, the moon lingers in your creative and expressive fifth house. You’re in no mood to sit still or tackle anything the demands your concentration. Use the early hours for brainstorming, catching up with people, and even enjoying a little water cooler gossip. You might also be distracted musing over epic memories from last weekend. Enjoy, Taurus. Once the moon moves into Sagittarius and your efficient sixth house, you’ll have a productive afternoon ahead. Dive into your tasks, and if possible, hit the gym before you head home for the night.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Emo start to your day, Leo? This morning could find you with a case of the feels, thanks to the moon’s sojourn through Scorpio and your sentimental fourth house. Family might be on your mind (call your mother!), or perhaps you’re just a little touchier than usual. Treat yourself with TLC: pick up a cold-pressed juice or add some whipped cream to that latte. The clouds part this afternoon as the moon enters Sagittarius, your fifth house of passion and play. Forget about heading home early—get out and do something fun. Romance could also be in the cards, so glam up before you meet friends.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Capture those brainstorms early! As the moon lingers in your cerebral third house this morning, you’re a veritable idea machine. Book a jam session with your coworkers or make follow-up calls while you’re still riding your AM cappuccino buzz. By this afternoon, you’ll want to slip off to your favorite nook, as the moon heads into independent Sagittarius and your cozy, domestic fourth house. This is a much better time for quiet, reflective work. Earlier plans to paint the town may seem unappealing. Take a raincheck, or switch the agenda to a chill night lounging Chez Virgo.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Your most focused hours will be the earlier ones today, so don’t squander a fruitful morning. With the moon lingering in your productive second house, take firm measures to ensure that your personal airspace is clearly marked as a distraction-free zone. This afternoon, the moon will shift into Sagittarius, energizing your communication sector. Ahhhh, now you can let the riffraff back in for chatty pseudo-meetings, coffee breaks and off-topic brainstorming sessions. Think of how present you’ll actually be once you’ve accomplished those goals first!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Got a point to make? A goal to tackle fearlessly? Do it this morning, as the moon rounds out its two-and-a-half-day tour of Scorpio. You’ve been dreaming up big things for the week ahead, so don’t lose that momentum! Draft a proposal for that idea you just KNOW would revolutionize the company. Speak up at the morning meeting. Do something proactive for yourself, like joining that Pilates studio already, instead of making excuses. In the afternoon, your energy settles into a productive flow, and you’ll soon be rather busy with work. So strike while the iron is hot—these personal goals are too important to put off any longer.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
You won’t have your usual momentum before the afternoon, thanks to the moon lingering in Scorpio, your twelfth house of rest, healing and escape. Getting focused could prove impossible, so take it easy. This is a good time for “right-brain” work—free-writing, creative visualization, even some blue-sky brainstorming. Since your imagination is so receptive, catch up on culture by clicking around the web. This afternoon, the moon shifts into Sagittarius, resetting your system. You’ll snap out of any fog or funk and feel like your lighthearted self again.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Breakfast meeting, anyone? The moon spends the early hours in your eleventh house of group activity, ideal for a refreshing catch-up or any team-building sessions. Get the troops all on the same page and make sure everyone is clear on expectations. You may want to hand your collaborators a couple days’ worth of tasks, because this afternoon, the moon slips into Sagittarius and your low-energy twelfth house. You’re gonna need to take it easy, and you could be distracted or unfocused. So line up Team Cap—you’ll get by with a little help from your friends.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
Look who’s on fire—and the week’s just warming up! The moon spends the first half of today in Scorpio, your tenth house of ambition and success. You’ve been thinking about your goals in earnest for the past couple days, and now, you want to get busy implementing them. Do it early while you have the focus. This afternoon, the moon shifts into Sagittarius and your eleventh house of group activity. You’ll be in more social spirits, a good time for meetings, checking in with your team or catching up with friends.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday October 17
This morning could feel like a carnival, as the moon lingers in your adventurous and free-spirited ninth house. You’re in no mood to buckle down during the AM hours, so you might as well just roll with this playful vibe. Hold a brainstorming session, or just do some creative researching. This afternoon, the moon moves into Sagittarius and your ambitious tenth house. Now, your focus sharpens and you’re able to keep your eyes on the prize. Roll up your sleeves and strategize!