Weekly horoscopes: Oct. 12–18
A Mars/Pluto trine is one of the most successful planetary aspects that you can hope to have. That's because the trine — a harmonizing energy in astrology — couples the ambitious energy of Mars with the relentless drive of Pluto, thereby pushing you to exceed even your own personal expectations. It's a lot to handle, so you'll want to keep a tight grip on the reins. Thankfully, the energy is not so much ruthless as it is persistent, and it's your perseverance against all odds that will bring the breakthrough that you've been looking for on Oct. 15. But bear in mind that trines — though always fortunate — also signal the need for protection. Ancient astrologers believed that any stroke of luck made you the target of others' envy, so watch your back in the weeks to come.