Horoscopes for Oct. 19, 2016

Birthdays: Chris Kattan, 46; Jon Favreau, 50; Ty Pennington, 52; John Lithgow, 71.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look for an opportunity to use your skills differently this year. Branching out will help you realize your true potential as well as help you set new goals.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t waste time on things you know you cannot complete. Stay on top of what you can accomplish and you will hone your skills and receive praise for your achievements.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll have plenty of good ideas. Collaborate with someone you find intriguing and you will discover you have a lot in common.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Channel your energy into something that will bring you good returns. An exhausting argument will be a waste of time and could end up setting you back.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make the personal changes that will make you feel good. Raise the bar and challenge yourself mentally. A personal relationship with someone special looks enticing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An emotional incident will leave you questioning what you should do next. It’s best to listen and make changes based on what you see, not what you feel.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Too much of anything will end up holding you back. Streamline what you want to do and you will accomplish far more than you have in the past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep secrets until you feel the time is right to divulge your plans. Examine every aspect of a deal or contract before you sign.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dig deep and you’ll become privy to private information that will help you get ahead. Spend some time on the personal improvements that will help you do your job better.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Question any information you receive and go straight to the source for verification. Someone might be trying to make you look bad.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be difficult to stop once you set your sights on what you want to achieve. A financial gain looks promising and is likely to come from an unexpected source.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discipline will be required if you plan to turn your desires into a reality. You’ve got what it takes, so don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t reach your goals.