Horoscopes for Oct. 18, 2016

Birthdays: Zac Efron, 29; Esperanza Spalding, 32; Freida Pinto, 32; Wynton Marsalis, 55.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pick up the pace and make a point to get into the swing of things. Your ability to get things done on time will be impressive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Let your common sense prevail. A pie-in-the-sky idea will not pan out. Opt to do your own thing instead of getting involved in a joint venture.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotional matters will surface and are best addressed swiftly before you make matters worse. Don’t make assumptions when you should be asking questions/

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep an open mind when it comes to business, but don’t let anyone persuade you to get involved in something that isn’t well thought out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Personal matters must not be allowed to ruin your productivity or chances of advancement. Look for a clever way to make your point.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your ideas and plans on the table and discuss what you intend to do. Showing courage along with a smart presentation will get others on board.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expand on the ideas you have been mulling over in your head, but don’t share them or put them into play just yet.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Live and learn. The changes you bring about at home will carry over into the way your friends and family treat you. Get involved in something that will test your competitive skills.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ve got more going for you than you realize. Step up and share your plans and you’ll find out quickly who is ready to pitch in and help.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Live life in the moment. Learn from the experiences you have with others. Teach those less knowledgeable than you, but be willing to listen to those who know more.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look over any personal papers that might need updating. Invest in your skills, education and your physical wellbeing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional blunder will be costly if you aren’t honest about the way you feel and what you want. Step outside the situation and you will see clearly what needs to be done. Protect your health, wealth and your integrity.