Horoscopes for Oct. 17, 2016

Birthdays: Felicity Jones, 33; Eminem, 44; Rob Marshall, 56; Alan Jackson, 58.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put more effort into your work and use your skills in diverse ways in order to make more money. Negotiating contracts and taking on new responsibilities is favored.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay calm and make the most of your day. Business trips, learning and taking the initiative to get things done will put you in a good position. A kind gesture will help you keep the peace.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Listen carefully and question anything that doesn’t seem accurate. Do your best to avoid involvement in situations that can tarnish your reputation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Trust in yourself and your own judgment. The minute you let insecurity take over, problems will arise. Don’t hesitate to take care of matters or someone else may take over.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discuss the changes you want to make at home, work or personally with anyone who will be affected by what you do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Express the way you feel to help you overcome any worrisome issues. Get involved in an activity that will improve your health.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a breather and rethink your strategy. Changes may entice you, but they won’t turn out the way you want. More research is needed if you want to ensure a positive outcome.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stay on top of any partnership issues. If you neglect to take care of your responsibilities, you will have to make up for negligence later.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Screen your calls and stick to the people and the projects that are easiest for you to deal with. A last-minute change will turn out to be to your benefit.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t expect everyone to do things your way, and you won’t be disappointed. You can offer advice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep a clear head when dealing with family, friends and your peers. Don’t let your emotions cause you trouble. Take the time to think matters through.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let anyone take advantage. Take care of your responsibilities and move on to what will help you build a brighter future.