Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 18th
Things are really heating up in your career, dear Aries, or your ambitions to meet or exceed a goal are going strong. Mars and Pluto are moving towards an alignment at the top of your solar chart. You’ll want to do things your way, which can cause a bit of controversy. On the other hand, you can be quite masterful in a leadership role now. Try not to go to extremes, but do enjoy the extra courage with you to reach the top. Try not to tire yourself out in the process! Venus enters your solar ninth house today and will visit until November 11th. There can be great pleasure in learning, teaching, and experiencing new things during this cycle. Promotional efforts can thrive now, and so can publishing or reaching out to a wider audience. You are more generous and adventurous when it comes to love and expressing your affections.
Venus begins its transit of your intimacy sector today, dear Taurus, and during this several-week cycle, you’re in a good position to observe and process new feelings. This is one of the better periods of the year for attracting the support you need, material or emotional. There is more enjoyment in your intimate life, whether with others or in your relationship with yourself. It’s a strong time for working through tricky emotional issues, financial problems, and struggles arising from complicated power dynamics. Today, Mars and Pluto approach an alignment and harmonize with your sign. This can be felt as a power boost — you’re in a stronger position to go after what you want. This can also be a time for discovering or furthering a personal interest or course of study. It’s a fine time for promoting yourself or your work. Watch, however, for going over the top with your opinions.
Venus enters your opposing sign today, dear Gemini, and will transit it until November 11th. This is one of the stronger periods of the year for improving and attracting relationships. You are more gracious and open-hearted in your interactions, and others appreciate you for these traits. It’s a time for making peace with people, and this comes more easily to you than usual simply because you are very able to slip into others’ shoes. You may attract reasonable, helpful, and pleasant people into your life during this cycle, or more pleasing, agreeable energy into existing partnerships, love or business. The Moon moves into your sign late morning, pulling emotions that you’ve brushed to the side out in the open. As the day advances, you’re in a commanding position for getting to the bottom of a matter. You can be extremely focused today and tomorrow, particularly when it comes to eliminating something unhealthy from your life or uncovering important truths. It’s a powerful time to break free from a bad habit, and intimate relationships can turn a corner and transform now.
Venus enters your sector of habits and daily routines today, dear Cancer, where it will transit until November 11th. In the coming weeks, you are likely to make beneficial connections through the pursuit of your work and health goals or because of your stronger interest in these things. The weeks ahead favor personal enjoyment of projects, organizing, list making, domestic activities, watching your nutrition, and work or any services you may provide. You may be bringing a new level of harmony and balance to your daily affairs, perhaps by promoting peace and good feelings in the workplace. With serious Saturn already in this sector as a rather long-term guest, Venus here can be a sweet relief. The Moon moves into your soul sector this morning, drawing out your need for extra privacy and time to recoup. As today advances, however, there is intensity building in relationships with others. Something has to change, and it’s best to recognize this and work with the energy rather than fight it.
Venus, enters your solar fifth house today, dear Leo, bringing lightness, warmth, graciousness, the power of attraction, an urge to interact, and great charm until November 11th. This is a beneficial cycle for areas of life ruled by the fifth house: self-expression, creativity, romance, children, entertainment, and other channels through which you express your need for play, reinforcement, and even applause. There is easy, natural attraction and popularity now. People especially enjoy your company at this time. Mars and Pluto move towards a conjunction, exact tomorrow, but you’re likely to feel the buildup of tension today. The determination to meet or beat a goal is strong, perhaps to obsessive levels! It’s a good time to make necessary changes, particularly related to work or health matters, but it’s important to respect boundaries and avoid going to extremes.
Venus enters your solar fourth house today, dear Virgo, bringing more graciousness and harmony to your personal life until November 11th. The solar fourth house rules home and family, your personal life, your foundations, and your primary attachments, and with Venus here, relationships with family can improve. You tend to be a little more conservative or protective of your money during this cycle, although you might indulge when it comes to spending on comfort items, family, and the home. In the outside world, you may be a little self-protective and possibly hesitant about sharing your feelings just for now, but with people who you’ve already taken under your wing, relationships can blossom. As the day advances, passions and ambitions intensify. You can become very single-minded now, and if you channel this well, you can move mountains. Where extremes are not appropriate and possibly destructive, they should be avoided now.
Venus, the goddess of love and your ruler, enters your solar third house today, dear Libra, bringing more warmth, pleasure, and charm to your communications, daily life, and projects. The solar third house rules communications and connections, and this transit refines, improves, and enhances your abilities to socialize, learn, communicate, and make contacts. Mental compatibility is of particular importance in love relationships during this cycle that lasts until November 11th. You find more enjoyment in learning, making lists, running errands, paperwork, and relationships with relatives and classmates. Life at school, in your neighborhood, and with siblings can be sources of pleasure. There is intensity brewing in your personal life today as Mars and Pluto move towards alignment at the bottom of your solar chart. You may be dealing with issues of trust now. Complicated emotions are in focus. You may get the chance to channel excess energy into a project around the home or for family. Focus should be on renovation.
Venus leaves your sign and begins its transit of your solar second house today, dear Scorpio, where it visit until November 11th. Your desire for comfort and security increases now as you focus on what you have around you. When Venus forms challenging aspects while in this sector, you may not be feeling up to par and focusing too much on what you don’t have, however. You might receive gifts or an increase in income during this period. If not, you’re likely to pamper yourself with gifts to and from yourself! Increased self-respect earns you more respect from others. Building and collecting appeal to you more than usual. Greater diplomacy and artistic sense can benefit business during this cycle. Mars and Pluto, your rulers, are moving to an alignment in your communications sector today, and there can be some intensity surrounding your projects and contacts. You can find yourself thoroughly absorbed in a pet project and ambitiously chasing a goal. Watch for stirring up controversy, however.
Venus enters your sign today, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit until November 11th, and it symbolically emerges from darkness after spending some time in the sign just behind yours. You are a little more forthright about your feelings now, but you also draw others to you with your considerable powers of attraction. You are more confident and comfortable in your own skin. You radiate good energy and tend to attract positive attention and feedback as a result. This is also a very good period for friendships. Today, Mars moves towards a conjunction with Pluto in your resources sector, and there can be building tension about a money matter or question of values. You may need to make a decision or a significant change. Emphasis should be on turning a situation around. You may need to knock something down and rebuild. You are determined to make improvements.
Venus moves into the final sector in your solar chart today, dear Capricorn, and will continue to influence this area until November 11th. You may be making some personal sacrifices for others’ sake during this cycle, and selfless love in some shape or form can be a theme at this time. This can be a quiet or private period for love relationships, and it could also be a time when you take particular pleasure in your private life. Time spent in relative solitude can be valuable. Your compassion is stimulated, and this can draw you to people who need help. Benefits can come through behind the scenes efforts. Today, Mars and Pluto are moving towards an alignment in your sign. This is a time of great personal passion, power, ambition, and influence. Use these constructively and enjoy the courage to meet and then beat your goals, but do watch for a tendency to come on a little too strong.
Today, Venus enters your solar eleventh house, dear Aquarius, where the planet of love and beauty will transit until November 11th. The eleventh house is connected to your sign, sharing many of the same or similar energies with you, so Venus here is particularly sweet on you. Friends can be more receptive, supportive, and available during this cycle. There can be much in the way of pleasure and satisfaction through your involvement with groups of like-minded individuals, or with friends and associates, and a nice boost in business income for some of you. There is easier energy for socializing and connecting, and also for love in general, during this helpful transit. It’s a good time for networking. Your tastes are for the new, different, and progressive. As lighthearted as this cycle is, today’s energies are intense as Mars and Pluto move to a conjunction. This can point to a personal dilemma or challenging decision. Watch for deflecting the blame or tense behavior with others. Aim to get in touch with deep desires and confront them.
Venus rises to the top of your solar chart today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until November 11th. You’re in a stronger position professionally, even though this strength comes in a quiet package. You are attracting what you want and good attention your way now. Your charm, artistic sense, and ability to promote harmony are particularly valued now. People in authority, such as teachers, parents, or bosses, tend to be more willing to listen and more receptive to your ideas. Your reputation can get a nice boost. Romantic opportunities, or opportunities to socialize and make mutually beneficial connections, can emerge through business. Career pursuits can be more pleasant and enjoyable. A Mars-Pluto alignment is approaching, and the day is likely to be rather intense. Something in your life is in need of an overhaul, and the good news is that you have the courage to take action. A major project can be all-consuming now. Tensions with a friend or competitor can rise now.
Courtesy of Cafe Astrology