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Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 5 a.m.

Horoscope for October 18, 2011

By Bernice Bede Osol

Acquiring some new acquaintances can help refurbish your circle of friends and make life more exciting in the year ahead. Traveling in different circles opens the door for many new experiences and gives you greater experience.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you let your instincts direct your conversations with friends, you'll discover that you'll be saying all the right things, making you look warm and caring.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Participate in activities that serve to reinforce your faith and basic philosophical beliefs. The wisdom and strength you'll gain will serve you in effective ways down the line.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Lady Luck might treat you in an exceptionally kind manner by making it possible for you to participate in a successful endeavor that others already have underway.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even though you rarely depend on others, larger benefits are likely to come your way through partnership arrangements at this time. Get out there and mix it up with colleagues.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Follow your ambitious instincts and let others idle their time away if they wish. In fact, it's possible that you could even outdo your toughest competitors by a few strides.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It pays to treat life philosophically, because it can help reinforce your faith and core philosophy. Treat problems that occur as a game instead of dire issues.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The secret to getting what you want is to make sure the people you're involved with do as well as you. If they happen to be the winners, you'll come out on top.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Because you're a good conversationalist and you display a genuine interest in others, people will find you to be an extremely desirable companion. Enjoy the popularity and good company.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- This is an especially good day to both make and save money, so keep your eyes peeled for situations that afford you the kinds of opportunities to do so. Some might even fall in your lap.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You naturally possess leadership qualities, and this will extend to your organizational abilities. Look for important ways to display both of these facets in your life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A pleasant surprise is in the offing, when you discover that someone whom you thought bore you ill will is in reality quite anxious to become your friend. Don't hesitate to respond in kind.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Engage in warm, in-depth conversations with friends when the occasion arises. Much can be gained, not only in terms of fulfilling relationships, but also from a learning standpoint.

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