Posted October 5, 2012 by Cooper Point Journal in Letters & Opinion

Horoscopes: 10/5/12

Aries – Be prepared for a sea change in the way you experience the world. If you can let go of your self-doubt and old thinking patterns, your friendships will strengthen and you may find solutions to long-lasting conflict.

Taurus – One of your relationships may be off-balance currently. Babying or patronizing someone close to you will probably leave them with a sour taste in their mouth. This person may reverse the pattern back onto you, smothering you both if you don’t take action to stop this quickly.

Gemini – You are struggling to move past a troubling event. Rediscovery of an old passion may help you overcome your struggles. You might be chasing a pipe dream, but the ride will be worth it.

Cancer – Past: Unresolved hurt, wounds without closure. Present: A façade of well-being, a preoccupation with the superficial. Future: Consider letting your emotions out, continuing to play close to the vest is just hurting you more.

Leo – You are feeling slighted or underappreciated by a friend. In reality, your friend might be going through a tough time themselves, and trying to hide it. If you ignore things, your friendship will probably fall into discord. If you talk to them, they might open up a bit better.

Virgo – You’ve got a lot on your plate. It might be an extra Student Activities club, it might be work, or it might just be class, but you’re feeling the load already. They say exercise is a good way to deal with stress, and it may be how you’ve handled it well in the past, but don’t try to fit that in if your schedule is already stretched thin. Instead, remember something that made you feel better as a child, and try that.

Libra – You’ve done something that you’re not happy about. You need to refocus your energy, perhaps finding a new hobby. Creativity will get you back on the right track. You’ll be proud of yourself yet.

Scorpio – In the past, you’ve had an intense focus on getting what you’re owed. Currently, you’re stuck in a rut. You can’t move on even though your debts have been paid. Weigh what’s really important to you, and forgive the little things. You’ll be happier in the long run even though it hurts to let go in the immediate

Sagittarius – You’re feeling burnt out and doubting yourself from trying too hard to rationalize your emotions. Rather than trying to make your emotions rational, decide how to balance your rational and emotional selves.

Capricorn – Taking intellectual risks and sharing your opinions, may have felt like too much to handle lately. Your peers are taking stands you don’t like, and taking your silence as agreement. Remember though that discord, even among friends, is a part of life. Trying to save your friend’s feelings isn’t worth it when you feel squashed. Speak up – but be kind.

Aquarius – You’ve focused on your outward image so long that your emotional growth might have taken a toll. Creative endeavors require more maturity than you’re capable of right now, but that’s not to say all hope is lost. Fake it till you make it. When you have the time to sit down and think about things, do it, but right now, trial and error is the best way to make things work.

Pisces – You’re concerned that your actions lately have become confused, that they don’t really reflect you, that you’re projecting something false. In this area, you really are your own worst enemy – you’ve been too hard on yourself. You can either do some serious work to understand your own motives, or you can hide in your shell and hope for the best. The former will serve you better long-term, but let’s face it, the latter hurts a lot less.

By Troy Mead