Today's Free Daily Horoscope - May 18 2016
● General: Your insight is in heavy demand right now -- people who are looking for answers are looking to spend some time with you! This means that the tone of your day will be hectic, but you will also feel very popular, even beloved. Family members, coworkers and even strangers want to know what you think about their situations. In giving them your honest critique, remember to be compassionate. Honesty is only valuable if people can hear it without getting defensive.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: It would be a great day for romance or sport, if only you didn't have to go to the office. One of them may fit into your day with a bit of creativity. Use common sense to decide which.
● Finances: Your behavior is less than charming, but being charming is the last thing on your mind. There's only one person whose opinion matters and that's you. You're controlling more than the purse strings today.
● Love: Life is full of accidents, and not all of them involve a visit to the ER. An unexpected chance meeting is full of possibilities. Your next romance could be all due to kismet.
● General: There is a person in your life who has been working on your last nerve and it's time for them to go. Today is the right day to tell them what you are feeling -- gently and with your trademark diplomacy skills, of course. Let your compassion guide you through this tricky conversation and let them know that it's nothing personal, but you just need a break (you don't have to get specific as to why). Cutting out whatever is holding you back in your life is liberating and healthy.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Don't be arrogant about your office alliances or take them for granted. Seek help at the first sign of tension. Once things escalate into full-blown power struggles, no amount of arbitration can help.
● Finances: You're torn between feeling greedy and feeling lazy. You want more, but you won't get it by sitting on your duff. When it comes to taking it easy, tomorrow is another day.
● Love: Courtship is the best part of dating, so why do you keep trying to rush through it like a 500 meter sprint? Take your time to learn about the puzzle that is your current fascination. Learn to appreciate the power of wooing.
● General: Friends who you feel are more successful than you are showing signs of wear and tear -- today you might actually see that their lives aren't as perfect as you thought they were. They need some advice, and you are the person to give it. Your perspective is so different from theirs, and it is the only one that will mean anything to them. This switch in the dynamic isn't such a switch, you know -- the two of you are equals in every sense of the word. This will bring you closer.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: If you already know you're not surrounded by like minded people, then why risk ruffling feathers? Even light debating can be taken the wrong way, so avoid it, at least while at the office.
● Finances: There's a huge gap between you and money. You can't close it physically but you can close it mentally. Consider money to be your partner and see what a difference your attitude makes.
● Love: Boring chatter about shallow topics among your pals is starting to take its toll. Instead of telling them to cease the chitchat, excuse yourself and doing something more meaningful on your own.
● General: Your newest relationship is going well, but you need to take things a little bit more slowly now. If you act impatient or try to rush this other person, you will only create more stress for yourself -- relax, and trust that things will be what they are destined to be. Let things unfold at their own pace. There are some small details around the house you can take care of while you are waiting for this person to respond to your actions. Keep yourself busy!
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: It's just an illusion. An outrageous new product won't make you any more productive. And anyway, can your office really afford it? Run it by all of your superiors, no matter how strongly you feel you deserve it.
● Finances: There are some basic misunderstandings swirling around both job and home or, more accurately, their relationship to each other. They're inextricably intertwined, so don't bother resisting either.
● Love: Focus on smaller issues to understand the bigger picture. Most big blowouts between friends or lovers happen from a tiny misunderstanding that grew into a larger mess. Don't wait until it's too late to fix a grievance.
● General: Beware of being too impulsive right now -- especially in terms of your shopping habits! Being spontaneous at the shopping mall could lead to more financial commitment than you had initially anticipated. Try to avoid making any purchases whatsoever today, even if that means packing your lunch or bumming a ride. Saving more money is not only good for your bank account, it's good for your ego. Prove to yourself that you have the discipline to do it!
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Your heart is filled with a glowing warmth for some reason, and not because of any particular achievement. Whether it's an appreciation of the skill of colleagues or just plain love, enjoy it while it lasts.
● Finances: You can buy all the latest equipment but you know that's just stalling. You can make perfectly good use of what you have. The real pearl is the information, and you can get everything you need with what you already have.
● Love: You may be more introverted than usual today. Instead of joining up with pals for a night out on the town, spend some quality time alone. Read that book you've been meaning to crack, or have a marathon viewing of your favorite movies.
● General: Today is a great day to formulate your plans and organize a list of things you need to do in order to prepare for a new work project or opportunity. You need to start putting more effort into growing your career and pushing yourself to reach for goals that are a little bit higher than you are comfortable with -- you need to stretch! Remember that your boss is a human being, and sometimes a simple casual conversation can lay the foundation for your future.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: You're not the type who likes too much action, or too much company, for that matter. So you'll want to stay organized, because overbearing people are descending upon you. Forewarned is forearmed.
● Finances: It's the wrong time to draw attention to yourself but you just can't help it. You make a big splash wherever you go. Don't be surprised when others expect your wallet to match your attitude and leave you with the tab.
● Love: Today things are starting to make more sense. With that in mind, why not ask some burning questions you've been dying to know the answers to? Get to know someone special a little better.
● General: A friend or partner needs your guidance right now -- they are in the midst of making a decision, and they need to have a sanity check with you. Make time for them! Be prepared for long conversations that don't go anywhere but around in circles. As a friend, you need to be a good listener and a good cheerleader -- just like they have been for you in the past. Stay patient and positive. You can help them just by being yourself and being there for them.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You may feel that you're stuck in a Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, transposed to fit the office. All the details in the world won't add up to anything resembling the big picture. Don't bother trying to climb to the top today.
● Finances: Money may be made out of paper but it still has plenty of magnetism attached to it. It's in your best interest to learn how to attract it. Remember, flirting is both an art and a science. Start practicing.
● Love: Sometimes doing nothing at all is the best solution to a tricky issue. This is one of those rare cases where leaving it alone may be the answer you seek. Let time sort out the details as you move on to more pressing matters.
● General: You'll have a strong sense today that there is something going on that no one is telling you about -- are you being left out of a secret? That remains to be seen. Walk a little more slowly by people in hushed conversations and see what you pick up. Before the end of the day, you'll probably be able to put the pieces together and get a loose idea of what is really going on. Luckily, it's not going to be anything you have to worry about. People are being more secretive for their own reasons.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You may think your boss is a big problem, but actually the problem is you. Or, more precisely, your clothing. Flamboyance would be a blunder in many an office. Count yours among them.
● Finances: You are left to make the hard decisions, but then again, that's why you're paid the big money. It may not be easy but you already know intuitively what to cut and what to leave just as it is.
● Love: Do a friend a favor by doing some investigative work on their possible crushes for them. Find out if the person is single, interested and not a dud. Report back your findings and offer an suggestion that could help Cupid along.
● General: An authority figure in your life who sometimes verges on being a real friend might stir up some difficult emotions for you today. Your first urge will be to talk it out with them, but it's much wiser to hold on to what you are feeling for now. The line between your personal and professional relationship is too blurry -- and asking them to navigate it with you is way too risky of a proposition. Hold on to your feelings for a few days. Wait for the right moment to broach the subject.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Everyone needs to grow, one way or another. If you're not getting an opportunity to do so in the office, look elsewhere. And you're in luck, because an excellent opportunity knocks on the blackboard today.
● Finances: Don't be caught unprepared. The only way to avoid it is to start planning ahead, way ahead. Think everything through before you have to decide one way or another. Consider your finances to be like a game of chess.
● Love: Others may drive you crazy today, so you may want to have some solo time. Put your social calendar on hold and go do something fun just for you. Your pals will understand.
● General: One of your friends might have an interesting social opportunity for you, but you need to do some research on your own before signing on or committing yourself in any way to it. If your friend is truly a friend, they won't mind in the least if you do your due diligence before associating yourself with their little scheme. And if they get defensive about it, then you know for sure that something is up! You can afford to be honest and open up to this person about your concerns.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: It's not an easy day, by anyone's definition. The last thing you need is to be taken in by a colleague who appears as someone they are not. You know the type: Kissing up to the boss or taking credit for your work. Avoid them.
● Finances: Sticking with one goal isn't easy when no matter how hard you try, you just can't connect with anything or anyone you need. Branching out makes perfect sense. Start some new ones while the old one percolates.
● Love: It's a good detail-planning day so start setting up that special event. Whether it's a party or a first date, now is the time to figure out the what, when, where and how. You already know the why.
● General: You have the right philosophy for staying grounded and in sync with all the important people today -- you just have to have faith! To cultivate your confidence in your people skills, get as social as you can as early as you can. The sooner you can make someone smile, the sooner you will get a clear sense of the power of your personality. Recent setbacks aren't a sign that you are losing your mojo. You've just got to get back out there and try again.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: You may have gotten used to power struggles. So when someone is wrestled to the ground (figuratively speaking, of course), it could take you by surprise. Let this be a lesson to you that nothing in the office is fixed in stone.
● Finances: Personal issues are getting old and stale, and it's affecting your finances. Try paying attention to something new, even if you really haven't resolved anything yet. Fresh new energy will help you attract some valuable business.
● Love: Look beneath the surface if you want to see someone's true self. People talk a good game when they want to impress a new conquest. Time will tell if they are good on their promises.
● General: The people you love could use a reminder of that fact -- try to show as much affection as you can for them today. Have confidence that your friendships are real and strong, because they are. You are in a very healthy phase in terms of communicating and connecting with others. Others are trying to distract you from your friends, but you know what is important -- never forget that the people who are there for you now will always be there for you.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Fantasy, reality -- there's too much going on for anyone to notice which state of mind you are in. So don't bother keeping your mind from wandering. If nothing else, it will spare you other people's dramas.
● Finances: Cleaning up means taking care of old obligations, either yours or what others owe you. Debts are like cobwebs and getting rid of them would be a big improvement, even if it means taking a loss.
● Love: Take a chance on someone new. Even though you don't know every detail about their lives, or whether or not you're a match made in heaven, at least you're putting yourself out there. You'll figure it out later.