Daily Horoscope 10/26

General Horoscope: We are still dazzled by lingering fantasies yet they lose their power when some of them become real. Pleasure-seeking Venus moves from an argument with surreal Neptune to a cooperative connection with abundant Jupiter. Indulgence sounds wonderful, but it’s a trap because the exacting Virgo Moon wants us to be practical so we can finish our work. Meanwhile, a perceptive Mercury-Pluto alignment requires us to talk about things that really matter.

Aries: Although responsibilities continue to pile up at work today, you’re still tempted to skip out for a long lunch or a walk in the park. You may dream and scheme about running away even if it’s not a smart idea. Thankfully, the closer you get to your planned escape, the more you doubt the wisdom of your move. You don’t need to do anything drastic to find pleasure now. Sometimes, just visualizing a serene setting is enough to reduce the pressure. Poet Wallace Stevens wrote, “Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.”

Taurus: You find it easier to take a positive stance on nearly any question today. However, it would be a mistake for someone to judge you as being overly optimistic. Although you wish there was a silver lining to every cloud, you lean toward a more pragmatic perspective. You can’t get away with pie-in-the-sky thinking now; everything must crystallize into reality or you’re not interested in spending your time or money on it. Philosopher Albert Camus wrote, “Life is the sum of all your choices.”

Gemini: You might take a professional obligation seriously only after kicking and screaming in protest. But whether or not you put on a show to convey your displeasure, you’re unlikely to be happy about having to narrowly focus your attention and make specific things happen. Unfortunately, being a grown adult comes with its responsibilities and sacrifices. Stop complaining and get to work. A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere until you change it.

Cancer: You don’t have to venture very far to find satisfaction today. Although your home and family life rewards you with a strong source of connection to your soul, tentatively stepping out may be the best thing you can do. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to stay within your comfort zone now, because it will be harder to relax if you’re trying to manage many complicated variables. But going too far too fast can create a backlash that could send you to the nearest couch to take a nap. Mystic Thomas Merton wrote, “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

Leo: You can effortlessly turn on the charm now and those around you will fall under your spell. Nevertheless, giving your plan some forethought today enables you to muster support from the very same people who were previously talking behind your back. It’s fine to confront an issue directly as long as you don’t slip into an interrogator or prosecutor role. Paradoxically, you gain strength by adopting a gentler approach. Sincerity is your secret weapon for success.

Virgo: You may be more fastidious than anyone else you know, but your willingness to let go of your need for perfection can be the catalyst for a magical day. Instead of wasting hours on the tiniest details, use your judgment skills to decide what is possible today. Naturally, you don’t want to sign off on sloppy workmanship, but there is a point-of-no-return when your eye for quality overwhelms common sense. Rein in your desire to be overly critical; everyone will thank you for it in the long run.

Libra: You can’t miss today when it comes to setting your goals. In fact, your charismatic manner captivates the imagination of everyone you encounter and easily enrolls their assistance in your latest project. But you might leave out some of your story when soliciting other people’s participation because you want the support of the community. However, one insignificant white lie will, inevitably, lead to others. You don’t have to remember anything if you tell the truth from the start.

Scorpio: You possess the magic keys to the door of prosperity today; all you need to do is open the lock and step through the portal. Making money is simple when you first become involved, however, the work begins once you’re on the other side and accept the new opportunity. What appeared to be Easy Street turns out to be No-Free-Lunch Boulevard. Grit your teeth, hunker down and keep your eyes on the prize. Your intention is the most powerful tool at your disposal, so use it with care and precision.

Sagittarius: Your social life is a source of joy these days, especially if your friends go out of the way to express their love or affection. But something is brewing behind the good news and you feel its presence, whether or not you can discern its origin or form. Denial is not advised today, but neither is digging too deep. If you start lifting up rocks to see what’s under them, you’re going to find something unpleasant sooner or later. Curiosity is a double-edged sword.

Capricorn: Rewards at work arrive without any sort of warning today, catching you off guard. However, once people start to recognize your ongoing contributions, you begin to grow uncomfortable with the prospect of needing to deliver more of the same. Your optimism in the here and now might be soaring, but your ponderous concern about the next wave of events has you secretly worried. Instead of focusing on the unknown future, demonstrate your positivity in the present moment.

Aquarius: It’s as if you’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing today. The words you speak reflect your current air of self-confidence but they don’t paint the entire picture. You could talk about an unpleasant subject and others still might walk away smiling. They hear what you say in a context that puts a shiny surface on your analysis now. Nevertheless, your messages are like metaphysical time bombs that amplify power until they release the pent-up tension. As President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Pisces: No matter how critical people are when judging your work performance today, you still might see things from a wider perspective. But your ability to sense the universal energy doesn’t take away from the value of the feedback you receive now. Rather than assuming a defensive posture, open your heart and listen. If you can feel the love instead of focusing on your mistakes, the chances for personal growth improve. Maya Angelou wrote, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

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