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Daily Horoscopes: October 17-18, 2020


Sat: Focused work and precise speaking are crucial as the emotional moon and (retrograde) Mercury unite in Scorpio.

Sun: Pessimism could prevail as the Sun makes its twice-a-year square to Saturn, while a Venus-Neptune opposition makes us fickle and indecisive. Put off important decisions.

 

 

 

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Welcome to seduction central! On Saturday, a potent meetup of the moon and Mercury retrograde makes you simply irresistible, but be mindful of where you cast your spell. All this attention may be great for your ego, but the high will wear off quickly if you settle for an admirer who doesn’t really turn you on. Save yourself for someone who’s got spark, and this alignment could bring your connection to a deeper level. You may easily get lost in conversation until the wee part of the morning. Squeeze in at least a few hours of shuteye! Stay focused on your mission this Sunday, and you’ll reach your goal in less time than you expect. Resolute Saturn is shooting a tough-love beam to the creative Sun in your partnership zone. You may have to sacrifice a little personal time, but when you have a project wrapped, it’ll all be worthwhile. Let people know your limits and stick to your guns. You can repay that special someone’s patience AFTER with some quality time. See the full week >

Taurus (April 20- May 20)

Relationships, just like any living thing, need nourishment or they’ll wither and die. On Saturday, you need to put some TLC into a connection that’s been spinning its wheels. Take the initiative and get things moving forward again with an obvious gesture of affection. Also be sure to ask for what you’d like from the other person instead of hoping they’ll read your mind. It may be obvious to you, but it probably isn’t for them. Speak up! On Sunday, you can take a giant lunge in a radiant direction, thanks to the motivational mashup of disciplined Saturn and the Sun in your healthy-living realm. This edgy cosmic combo can make you just uncomfortable enough to take action, whether that’s lacing up your trainers for an outdoor run or setting up a home gym. Want to clean up your eating? Planning meals can help you stay on track, so make a menu for the week ahead, then stock up on groceries. See the full week >

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The moon and Mercury retrograde meet up in your wellness zone this Saturday, inspiring you to make a few lifestyle shifts in the name of self-care. Avoid the deprivation mindset and focus on replacing instead of cutting things out. It all comes down to choices, Gemini. Rather than waking up with an espresso and croissant, try a green tea and Greek yogurt with fruit. You’ll avoid the spike-and-crash cycle, leaving you with plenty of energy to power through the remaining days of 2020! No winging it on Sunday, Gemini—or faking it till you make it. A disruptive angle between the action-spurring Sun and cautious Saturn is flashing warning lights to slow down, so double-check your plan—and then maybe run it by a third party to make sure you didn’t overlook something obvious. While you COULD luck out, expecting good fortune to save you will only set you up for disappointment. Take the time to get it right out of the gate…and if you can’t show up prepared, postpone and reschedule! See the full week >

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Sashay into the spotlight this Saturday as the moon and Mercury align in your fifth house of fame and romance. But make sure you’ve rehearsed your lines, whether you’re launching a product on Instagram or trying to sway your boo into taking a staycation at your favorite boutique hotel. With Mercury in reverse, get to the point faster and outline the wins available for THEM, not just you. Boundaries are your secret weapon for making it through Sunday without a scratch. A person close to you may not realize they’re about to trespass into personal terrain, so don’t wait for it to happen. Anytime someone starts demanding too much of your time or prying into your personal affairs, politely but firmly let them know they’re veering toward a bright line. And remind yourself of this: Healthy relationships thrive with a little separation. See the full week >

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Saturday’s moon-Mercury meetup nominates you guardian angel for a close female friend or family member. If your Spidey senses perk up, reach out and change their day for the better. While it’s not your job to rescue anyone, simply checking in and listening compassionately can go a long way to lift their spirits. Take the onus off yourself to know the “right” words and create conversation by being in the moment. If you DO make any promises, be ready to back them up with action. Sunday’s tense square between the Sun in your communication corner and solemn Saturn in your hard-work zone insists you walk your talk. If you say something, you’d better mean it because someone is likely to call you on it…and be pretty irritated if you can’t deliver the goods. If you’re feeling stretched a bit too thin, practice saying “I’d totally love to, but I’m overcommitted at the moment.” See the full week >

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

If you find yourself juggling a million appointments, errands and obligations on Saturday, blame it on a meetup of the moon and Mercury retrograde. You want to get everything done, but don’t run yourself into the ground, Virgo. Cluster similar tasks together so you can complete them efficiently. Delegate duties or turn your to-do list into fun, rather than drudgery. Catch up with your crew by phone as you grocery shop or open a bottle of wine and hear your sister’s life update while you clean the house. Check yourself, Virgo: Are you seeking approval instead of tuning in to your own voice? It’s an easy trap to fall into, especially when you love and respect your friends. But under Sunday’s illuminating Sun-Saturn square, you can catch a clear glimpse of your where you might be undervaluing yourself or shape-shifting to fit into others’ values. Close the opinion polls, then do some journaling or meditation to get in touch with YOUR desires. See the full week >

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Bring discussions about shared finances into the open as the moon fist-bumps Mercury (retrograde) in your fiscal sector. This may not be an easy conversation, but stop avoiding it. If you don’t address the fuchsia elephant in the room, it could trample over an important relationship. Your confidence is also in the spotlight now. Examine the way you’re speaking because your words create your reality. Are you complaining and focusing on negativity, or are you making affirmative and confident statements? You’ll be surprised what a difference this small shift can make. Sunday’s starmap has a loud and clear message for you, Libra: Stop putting everyone else first, and focus on YOUR needs. With the Sun in your sign forming a tense square to border-guard Saturn, redirect all that lovingkindness you extend to others to yourself. Once you’ve refilled your tanks, you’ll be back to your nurturing self, but until then, you’ll just be tense and snappy. Might as well retreat and recharge! See the full week >

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

The wheels are turning! As the moon and retrograde Mercury unite in Scorpio this Saturday, revisit some ideas that have been percolating in the background. Don’t dismiss these thoughts as “impractical” or keep them under wraps. While you might have to dig a little deeper, this expressive mashup can help you describe them in a way that gets people excited. Got a big ask to make? Rehearse the request with friends who are gifted at getting a yes. On Sunday, even the most eloquent Scorpios may struggle to articulate yourselves with the clarity you’re accustomed to on most days. Blame it on a signal-scrambling angle between the Sun in your hazy twelfth house and critical Saturn. Deflect any pressure that makes you feel like you need to speak before you’re ready. And if something’s not clear to you, don’t make assumptions. Come out and ask for more info. See the full week >

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Unwind your mind, Sagittarius. Your imagination needs some airtime as the moon and Mercury retrograde meet in your creative and compassionate twelfth house on Saturday. Listen to music, journal or just zone out. The less structure you impose on yourself, the more your intuition can deliver its inspired messages without interruption. Ruminating on a troubling issue? Devising practical solutions is possible, but you need to remain open and imaginative, too. The answer may even strike in the shower or during an afternoon siesta, so stay alert for moments of brilliance. Pay attention to how you interact with people on Sunday. An illuminating square between the Sun in your collaborative house and critical Saturn may hint at codependency issues or mutual enabling—neither of which makes for a healthy connection. Stay aware of when you’re not being true to yourself or failing to call your friend out on questionable behavior. Sometimes a subtle shift in YOUR choice or words or body language can alter the whole dynamic. See the full week >

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Expertise surrounds you, so why aren’t you making use of it? On Saturday, share your latest brainchild with the masterminds in your world and ask for their uncensored thoughts. No one likes receiving negative feedback, but it’s better to know where you can improve before you make your grand debut. You’ve got something magical brewing, and a couple of your test subjects may even want to get on board. The collaborative approach could be the way to go. On Sunday, the Sun in your goal zone locks into a dicey square with restrained Saturn in your sign. Someone in a position of authority holds all the cards, and no matter how much you try, you can’t get an accurate read on the situation. You may be tempted to look for a way around protocol, but don’t. Sit tight and distract yourself with activities you CAN control. With keen observation, you’ll figure out how to get this person to actually listen—but it’s going to take a little time. See the full week >

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Who’s the boss? Saturday’s stars find you obsessing over your goals or a long-term agenda. Talk over those plans at lunch with a friend or do some competitive research to find out what industry leaders are up to. Since the moon and Mercury are both in your tenth house of men, your father or a guy in your life might offer some golden advice. Asserting your authority may be necessary on Sunday, even if you’d prefer to skip the power dynamics. Your free-flowing sign is generous with friends and colleagues when it comes to sharing the glory, but someone might be trying to horn in on your shining moment. Don’t let them! With the expressive Sun in your candid ninth house squaring by-the-book Saturn, you’ll have the guts and clarity to stand up for what’s rightfully yours. You may have to have strong words with this person, but as a result, you could grow a steelier will. See the full week >

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

No holds barred? On Saturday, the moon and Mercury retrograde align in your expressive ninth house, tempting you to smash through niceties with a truth hammer. Easy does it. That brutal honesty might do more than just ruffle feathers. How can you keep it real without tearing down anyone’s ego? You can still speak your mind, but first, bring in some of that trademark empathy. How would YOU feel if the shoe were on the other foot? And think before you spill any secrets on Sunday, Pisces, even if they’re yours to share. Not everyone has your best interests at heart, and being too forthcoming could wind up working against you. Tapping the energy of the restraining square between the Sun and stoic Saturn can give you the necessary discipline to keep personal intel in the vault, where it belongs. Your private affairs should stay that way. See the full week >

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