Today's Free Daily Horoscope - May 17 2016
● General: Your creativity has a mind of its own today, leading you to make different choices than you usually do. Friends who are expecting you to act one way might have a hard time believing it when you want to act in another way -- but they are definitely going to like what they see! Today should be all about letting the deepest sides of your personality out into the world -- let your personality be seen in all its unique and kooky glory. You will be loved, celebrated, and empowered.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Getting back to the office can take some mental gymnastics. Here's one move you excel at: At least you don't have to deal with parents or older relatives. Feel any more productive?
● Finances: Bleak thoughts aren't getting you out of the hole you're in. In fact, they're downright unhealthy. But you know your attitude is not really at the mercy of your finances. You'll do something to get both in a better state.
● Love: Today you could use a romantic adventure, so put aside any boring evening activities, and get your pals together to storm your favorite hangout spot. Dress to the nines, and let your flirty side call the shots.
● General: People aren't listening very carefully today -- there is a lot of distraction in the air, so be warned that what you say might be misinterpreted. When you speak the truth in a direct manner, some folks might think you come off as pushy or even pompous. It stinks that you have to exert extra energy to make sure they don't read you wrong, but you do. The good news is that by putting forth the extra effort to make things clear with them, they will give you a huge reward.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: It's a good day after all. It's not exactly a weekend, but you can still socialize over food. A long lunch makes the workday go down that much easier.
● Finances: The numbers are music to your ears today. If worry has been one of your constant companions, you're finally free of it, and good riddance. It's no wonder you're feeling so emotional.
● Love: As you get to know someone new, be tolerant of their opinions no matter how wacky they strike you. Just because an idea doesn't mesh well with your preconceived ideals doesn't mean it's wrong.
● General: It won't feel like a risky endeavor to reach out to others for help today -- you will find like-minded people everywhere you go, and they will know what you need almost before you say it. Usually, wearing your heart on your sleeve can leave you feeling vulnerable, but right now it will only be a wonderful way to connect with people who want what you want. Don't be shy about your feelings today, because you never know who might share them. Go out there and find out.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Everyone in the office is moody, but they don't have to be. Someone needs to move you all out of the doldrums, and it might as well be you. Start with those less adaptable than you are.
● Finances: You love nothing more than your calculator. If other people don't get it, don't bother explaining. It may seem useless to go over the same numbers again and again and again, but you're making sure nothing has been misread.
● Love: Things you find trivial, others may take seriously. Be careful what you mock, you could end up hurting someone's feelings. Know your audience well before you start wisecracking. No punch line is worth losing a friend.
● General: Try not to edit yourself or censor your impulses today. Let yourself be as outrageous as you want to be! When you let loose and get a little bit crazy, you knock down a few mental walls and let new inspiration shine on in. And if anyone is watching, they won't laugh at you -- they will want to get in on the good times that you are so obviously having! Your irreverent behavior will set the tone and help everyone else shake loose the cobwebs that have built up in their minds. It's a great day for brainstorming.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: It's a day of new beginnings, and not just because it's time for a new project at work. The spotlight is on you, and luckily you're brimming with good energy. Enjoy being the office star.
● Finances: Don't be depressed. Bargain basement shopping can have its benefits. You may dig up an old letter signed by Lincoln or a sketch tossed off by Picasso, or a gem less outrageous but just as valuable. Just keep your chin up and your eyes open.
● Love: Your first impulse today could be the wrong one. Avoid making any rash judgments or sudden decisions. Think over all the angles first, then act. You'll be glad you waiting for the right moment.
● General: Today a friend's emotional turmoil could get really get in your way. You need to value the relationship you have with them by supporting them through tough times, but you also need to be honest with them if their drama is getting to be too much for you. Get to the heart of the matter and be direct in what you say. You need to make sure you make an impact. While your announcement might make them more upset initially, they will eventually be thankful for your honesty.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Running out of steam? Persistence is everything. This time of year has you lost in deep thoughts, but don't let them sidetrack you from what needs to get done at the office.
● Finances: Knee-jerk spending will be the death of your savings account if you let things go on as they are. Tell yourself 'I am not impulsive, I am not impulsive' over and over today. If you need some variation, try 'I am nothing if not thrifty.'
● Love: Today you give off a special kind of radiance thanks to your positive attitude. You illuminate good will wherever you go. Shine on those who could use a boost of good cheer. A secret admirer is smiling at your splendor.
● General: Let your sense of humor guide you through any sticky situations that might pop up today. Celebrate the fact that you have a sharper wit than most people by using it every chance you get! With one quick quip, you will be able to get the upper hand without anyone even realizing you took it -- and this will enable you to win any argument without breaking a sweat. The key is to be flexible and patient. You'll have to wait for your perfect moment to strike.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: You may wish you had the office to yourself, but believe it or not, you'd get a lot less done if you did. You are energized by colleagues, even if you don't realize it.
● Finances: Tidying up the books isn't something you'd look back on as a big achievement at the end of your life, but if put off long enough, it just might be something you realize in retrospect was your financial downfall. Stay organized.
● Love: Lately you've been feeling like the underdog, and not in a good everyone-roots-for-you kind of way. Don't get too frustrated with your low-rung status. Everything has its ebb and flow, even your popularity.
● General: There's going to be a lot of positive energy in the air today, but it's up to you to reach up and grab it! No one else can improve your mood or make you be more confident that things will work out fine -- only you can convince yourself that your hopes and wishes have a chance at coming true. Visualize success in your next big challenge, and start practicing that acceptance speech. It's not about counting your chickens before they hatch, it's about focusing on positive possibilities.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: The illusion that everything would be better if only you had a better view or a different assignment to work on is just a distraction from reality. Stick with current projects and offices.
● Finances: Sometimes taking action is not as effective as doing nothing at all. It's hard to hold yourself back but that's what the situation calls for. Take a deep breath and let the chips fall where they may.
● Love: Today others look to you for answers. Take their queries for assistance seriously. Your advice not only comes in handy, but could end up saving the day. A secret admirer will appreciate your enthusiasm to help.
● General: If you are still preoccupied by a career issue, you need to have a conversation with someone you trust before it turns into a career crisis. These concerns aren't going to go away unless you share your woes. Keeping it all bottled up inside will only increase your stress and make the problem seem bigger than it truly is. Get a fresh perspective from someone who has been there before. They'll have some sound advice that will help you relax and see a new way to handle things.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Your body is at your desk but your mind is overseas. No wonder you look so distant. Don't let yourself let go. Do what you can to hide your real location.
● Finances: A friend is about to plunk down a large chunk of cash with little or no planning. It's not your money, but it is your friend. Do them a favor and point out the obvious.
● Love: Today you could end up stressed out. Slow down and take it easy to avoid any possible emotional or mental train wrecks. Take the calm approach when dealing with difficult people.
● General: You're getting awfully sick of the scenery around you -- which means that it's time for a change! This attitude, combined with a little bit of free time in the afternoon, makes today an ideal day to start making some new travel plans -- and you get bonus points if they involve a destination outside of the country. Do some research on far flung places and find out what the best times of year are to visit. Let your imagination go. Reach for the most elaborate journey you can imagine.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: It's hard to plan your workweek when your energy levels are so different from one day to the next. But one thing you can control is your level of commitment. Don't follow your mood.
● Finances: Some details you love to go over again and again, while others drive you crazy. But you're conscientious enough to treat both types equally. You won't rush through any of them.
● Love: Humor goes all long way today. Cut the tension in a room with a witty commentary on a current event. Share a funny story with a friend desperately needs a good laugh.
● General: You've been flattered by someone who's been making bold plays for your attention, but there's also been something bugging you about them. Listen to that nagging voice in your head and avoid giving this person what they are asking for -- just yet. You don't want to make them think that they've got your trust until they actually do. Others may appear as things they are not, and while it's their right to put on an act, it's not in your best interest to help them do that.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: The office is at opposite extremes. Some folks are full of energy and working hard, and others aren't contributing a thing. You know you fall on either end depending on the day of the week, so don't judge either extreme.
● Finances: Your plans are grounded for the day but you'll still find productive ways to use your time. Connecting with others is easy, no matter where they are. You're due for some networking.
● Love: It's not an easy day to express what you're feeling. Word might seem inadequate. Instead of grasping for the right sentence, let your actions speak for you. Someone you want to connect with will get the message.
● General: If you are looking for some inspiration to feed your creativity and energy level, you can certainly go to your usual sources -- music, movies, or the beauty of nature. But you will probably get everything you need even faster by seeking it from another person. Observe one of the newer people in your life, and watch how they treat others, today. Integrate some of their techniques into your own way of interacting, and you will soon feel like a whole new door has opened.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Emotions could ruin a good thing. If you feel the pressure start to build, leave your desk for some exercise. It could be as simple as a brisk walk down the corridor.
● Finances: Someone is doing a bit of probing. Exactly why isn't clear but it's making you uncomfortable. Even if you have nothing to hide, some things are beneath the surface for good reason. Keep them there.
● Love: Make your control-freak side go on vacation, and give in to your impulses. Throw caution to the wind and have fun without worry about what people may say. Today is all about what you want not what you should be doing.
● General: Great days like today sure don't come around very often, so try to enjoy every minute of it! Reach out into the world with both hands and find out what adventures or mischief you can become a part of. If you feel like going off and taking a nice long hike or catching a movie matinee, do it! This is a great day to indulge yourself and ignore whatever chores are awaiting you at home -- if you can get away with it without leaving anyone in the lurch, of course!
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Focus on your feelings. No, not poetic or romantic ones. Let your emotions guide you when making decisions in the office today, and you can't go wrong in your plans.
● Finances: You're tempted to jump into a project without enough facts to make a rational decision. This isn't the type of situation where being bold and impulsive is healthy for your wallet. Relax, take a breath and do your research first.
● Love: Your friends' infighting is enough to drive you crazy. But don't get carried away in their dramas. Offer yourself up as an objective observer, but refrain from becoming the judge or jury in any disputes.