October Horoscopes: How To Handle a Libra

What's in the stars for Libras this month? Find out how to break up with and compete against a Libra, plus find the October horoscope for all the zodiac signs.


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LIBRA Sept. 23–Oct. 22

Change A life-altering relationship could arise—or you’ll overhaul the current one. No need for extreme acts on any front; ease into a six-month life reformation.

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Competing Against One: Members of this balanced, gracious and charming sign can offer surprisingly stiff competition—but only after they’ve overanalyzed the situation. Your best move? Seal the deal while she’s still dithering. What you need to say: “I’m ready to hit the ground running on this project; here’s my plan.”

Breaking Up With One: Libras prefer to keep their options open—so alluding to a stronger commitment will likely mean game over. Warning: He may ask to remain friends, but that’s merely a ploy to get you back. What you need to say: “Since you can’t commit, which is what I really, really want, it’s over.”

Trying To Impress One: Libras of both sexes love a good party, the more high-brow the better (no beer pong!). Give them a chance to dress up and hobnob with artsy types—all the while showing off your ace connections—and they’re in heaven. What you need to say: “I have a spare ticket for Operanation, care to come with?”

VIRGO Aug. 23–Sept. 22

Deliberate It’s time for something completely different—but what? Consider your options and set priorities in advance of a major career shake-up. Romance requires faith.

LEO July 23–Aug. 22

Explore Travel isn’t optimal this month, but there are adventures to be had close to home. Your relationship purrs along nicely.

CANCER June 21–July 22

Persevere Maintain the status quo at home; delay a major reno or move. At work, adapting to changes gracefully will impress those in charge.

GEMINI May 21–June 20

Celebrate Restless in love and wanting to try something new, you’re about to embark on a highly social period. Just don’t think everyone is reformable.

TAURUS April 20–May 20

Cleanse Unresolved work and relationship issues come back to haunt you. Use your arbitration skills to put them to rest.Take time for emotional healing.

ARIES March 21–April 19

Collaborate New and strategic alliances are due in both your public and private lives. In your main relationship, you may have to renegotiate certain terms and conditions.

PISCES Feb. 19–March 20

Consolidate ­ The honeymoon is over, at work and at home. Some down-to-earth negotiations help put you on solid footing. Stand firm and don’t cede toomuch power.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18

Look inward A review may reveal an important gap in your knowledge— seek and you will findnew ways to fill it. Work your network to forge meaningful new connections.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

Optimize Show your true colours at the office (plus tact and diplomacy in spades). Extend an olive branch to a certain family member.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

Intuit Your sixth sense helps you to be in the right place at the right time with the right guy. Explore new creative and social opportunities in the months ahead.