Horoscope: October 9, 2017

By TCU 360

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini.

Happy birthday for Monday, Oct. 9, 2017:
This year you often overthink situations in an attempt to understand others. You also tend to ask the person in question some unobtrusive questions in order to comprehend his or her thinking. Most people will appreciate your interest. If you are single, you are likely to have a good time dating, though many of you might meet someone you will want to commit to. If you are attached, the two of you often fantasize about trips you want to take together. Be more considerate of your sweetie’s feelings. GEMINI might encourage you to join him or her on a trip.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Pressure builds because others ask questions and you need to repeatedly clarify things. Be patient. You might not understand where the confusion is coming from. You also might sense that part of what is happening involves a power play. Tonight: Trying to straighten out a mess.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You could be assessing whether an associate is stepping over boundaries. You might want to initiate a conversation and point out what you are observing. Your intention is positive, but your words might not be received in the way you had intended. Tonight: Avoid a power play.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You might be asking more questions than you have in the recent past about a matter involving a creative project. You will be weighing the pros and cons of pursuing a certain path. A friend could view your comments as controlling. Tonight: Iron out a misunderstanding.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Note what is going on behind the scenes. You might think that someone is trying to dominate others, and you could resent his or her attempt to control a situation. This person is likely to look back on his or her behavior at a later point. Tonight: Clear up a problem on the homefront.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Focus on one item at a time. You could feel as if you are fighting an uphill battle. You might need to take a step back. You might sense that someone is acting in a controlling manner. Working with this person could be close to impossible. Tonight: Zero in on what you want.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might feel pressured to perform or manifest certain key qualities because of a higher-up’s request. You will do your best, and your creativity is likely to challenge others, including this person. A partner applauds a job well done. Tonight: Go along with a friend’s suggestion.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You could be pushing others harder than you realize. You might want to challenge someone who is considered to be an expert. Be ready for a strong reaction. Listen to what is being said, but do not hesitate to present your case as well. Tonight: Take the lead, if need be.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might want to make a move but feel as if it isn’t possible. Be aware of someone else’s limitations when discussing deep feelings. Confusion can breed mystery as well as attraction. Perhaps you might not want to cause yourself a problem. Tonight: Be as direct as possible.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You could be thinking of alternative ideas as a key person presents what he or she feels works. Why not work on a compromise? You will discover that you can build an even stronger bond by softening your need to challenge this person. Tonight: Accept a fun invitation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You might feel off-kilter as you deal with a problem involving your work. How you see a situation could change if you try to identify with an associate’s thinking. Understand where this person is coming from, Listen to a suggestion more carefully. Tonight: Off to the gym.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Allow your ingenuity to meet the demands of the day. How you handle a difficult situation will be very important. Others recognize that the situation is problematic and might trigger you. You can clear up the issue with ease. Tonight: Let the fun and games happen.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

An innate tension could cause a problem with a roommate or family member. Be more direct in how you deal with this person, as he or she might add to your negativity right now. Be willing to walk away from the situation, if need be. Tonight: Try to make it an early night.

Born today: Singer/songwriter John Lennon (1940), former British Prime Minister David Cameron (1966), actor Tony Shalhoub (1953)