Today's Free Daily Horoscope - May 19 2016
● General: You have a job in front of you that you're not exactly dying to dig into. But the longer you delay doing the work that is necessary, the bigger your challenges will become. So try to get started on your work as soon as you can. If you just dive right in and work steadily to get things over with, you will lessen the amount of stress in your day and keep things from getting any more complicated. Skip lunch if you have to -- the more you do today, the less you will have to do tomorrow.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: If you're looking for the strength you need to get over the hump, look ahead a few days for inspiration. Sports, romance, kids -- whatever your weekend holds, it's within sight.
● Finances: You've put off lazy, selfish pursuits for long enough. Today you get to indulge. You're giving yourself a budget to do just that, and you'll spend every last penny of it. Enjoy.
● Love: Don't be too critical of new people. Making assumptions won't help you in the long run, especially if you're on a first date. No one's perfect, not even you. Skip the judgmental attitude and keep an open mind.
● General: Relaxation is much more important than progress right now in your life, so ease off the gas pedal for a while! Take the more inviting, meandering road to wherever you need to go today and don't you dare look at your watch! Sure, taking the scenic route will probably add time to your journey, but what you will be seeing will be so delightful that slow and leisurely will be the perfect pace. It's a great day for conversations that last three hours long and go nowhere.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Be tolerant. Someone new to the office may not have seen as many power struggles as you have. They come and go, as do colleagues, but you can't warm some people about risky attachments.
● Finances: Going over the top is your natural inclination no matter what the activity is. You've already learned to control yourself when it comes to spending, and now you need to apply the principle to something else, like exercise, oddly enough.
● Love: It's time to put your mind at ease about an issue that's been troubling you for quite awhile. The stress isn't worth it. Let go of the urge to continue to overanalyze the problem. Move on.
● General: The simplest things will give you the biggest charge today -- from making sure that all your bills are paid to running basic errands and taking out the trash, you're going to get immense pleasure out of tasks that allow you to turn your mind away from the dramas swirling around you. Distraction is a very useful way of getting through a tough day. So if you've had things weighing heavy on your mind lately, go do the laundry! You'll end up whistling and happy in no time.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You're suddenly feeling intellectual. You might even go in for some light debating. If it amazes you when others in the office take you seriously, it simply means you look smarter on the outside than you do on the inside.
● Finances: You have no feeling of ownership when it comes to certain projects. If the one who wraps things up is the one who makes the money, then you definitely want to stay on the clock until the job is done. But if not, then you'll gladly let someone else finish what you've started.
● Love: Thoughts might be misread if you hide your true intentions through humor. Even though it's an easy defense tactic when hanging out with new people, not everyone will instantly understand your unique sense of humor. Now is the time to be frank not funny.
● General: It's all about open and free communication today. You've got to say what you feel as soon as you feel it! It's time to liberate your mind and free yourself to say whatever comes to mind at the moment it pops up in your brain. You're open to the fact that once or twice you might say something silly. You might stick your foot in your mouth, but so what? That's a small price to pay for feeling free and open with the people you'll be dealing with, today. Embarrassment can bring people closer.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: If you bought a new office outfit at outrageous prices, go ahead and strut to work in it. Just make sure you can afford it -- the showing off, not the price tag.
● Finances: You've had plenty of golden opportunities in life so far, but that doesn't mean there won't be more. You may be in a dry spell but the drought is almost over. In fact, you've already noticed one or two signs of rain. Watch for more.
● Love: Any day you can make others laugh is a good day. Find friends who could use a chuckle and tell them your funniest anecdote. Remind your pals that life can be downright hilarious when they know how to look at it.
● General: Being shy and introverted is one thing, but hiding what you have to offer is quite another! Putting up a wall between yourself and the rest of the world is a poor way of showing the world what you can give -- especially if you are looking to create a romantic connection. Today, take a bigger risk. Reveal your inner thoughts to someone you don't know very well. You won't be disappointed by the effect you have on them. You are a lot more intriguing than you realize
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You won't be reaching any of the pinnacles of your career today or scaling the heights of success. In fact, your greatest achievement will simply be staying at the office, and that takes all of your willpower. Endure.
● Finances: Computers are but a shallow way to keep up with your friendships. Don't let focusing on money keep you too busy for the real thing. It's high time for a date or just plain old fun.
● Love: When it comes to romance, it's best not to be too impulsive. While spontaneous behavior can be sexy, too many surprises can startle a would-be soul mate. Take it slow and hold off on any big announcements until you know each other better.
● General: Your gut will tell you where you need to point your energies next. So be ready to move today -- if you suddenly get an urge to tidy up the house, then block out the rest of your day to do it. And if you suddenly get an urge to bake some cookies, head right out to the market and pick up whatever ingredients you need. It might not be convenient to act so spontaneously today, but it the more you can do it, the more you will feel a sense of power over your own life.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Flexibility may be the catch phrase of your office, but the real motto should be Stay Organized. Don't brag, but your system is all you need to weather the overbearing people you'll be nose to nose with today.
● Finances: If you want something deep and meaningful out of life, don't bother looking for it in stores or catalogs. Nothing you can buy can compare to what the school of life has to offer you. It comes at a price, but it's just not paid with money.
● Love: Too much thinking could stonewall your efforts in asking someone you've been admiring out on a date. Instead of over-analyzing every possible outcome, just take a chance and go for it. Risk taking will be rewarded.
● General: Someone from your past will be coming back on the scene very soon -- no matter how much you are dreading the reunion, you need to put on a brave face! They have a certain amount of influence over your life right now, and it will definitely be in your best interest to keep them on your side. So let go of any and all grudges and try to see the good in them -- you know it's there! But more importantly, make sure that they only see the good in you. The effort will be worth it.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You are drowning in minutiae. The bigger picture will make or break you, if the small details don't drag you under first. Step back and take in a more panoramic view.
● Finances: Don't take things too seriously. A bit of flirting doesn't a romance make. Keep things light and simple. It goes without saying, don't invest much money, either.
● Love: You're too overwhelmed and it's starting to affect your social life. Start weeding out your to do list of low priority items so you can get back to spending some quality time with your friends.
● General: An exciting new opportunity will be coming your way -- but you are going to have meet it halfway, and the journey could be a strange one. You've usually done a lot of planning before making any big moves, but there will be no time for that today! What you need is flexibility, spontaneity, and a whole lot of bravado! You'll be required to put on a bit of a performance, although it will be a role you were born to play. You'll have a blast fooling someone in good fun.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Watch yourself if you like to prey on weakness. Your boss is as stressed as you are, and that may tempt you to dangle the possibility of a raise. Don't, because no one is biting.
● Finances: Money is elusive, but that only makes you want it more. You're being caught up in a game of cat and mouse. Once you're aware of the real dynamics of the situation, you can laugh at your own misguided goals and desires.
● Love: Secrets are meant to be kept under wraps. As tempting as it may be to spill the beans to inquiring friends, you made a promise that shouldn't ever be broken. Respect their wishes.
● General: Give someone a helping hand today, and you'll actually be helping yourself too! Remember this when you feel like you're too busy to assist anyone. Don't rush ahead when details need to be covered -- never mind the fact that they aren't your details! Slow down and realize that by taking time to connect with another human being, you are connecting with the humanity inside of yourself. Even giving someone a ride is a chance to remind yourself how great you are.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Make the most of what you're given in life, and don't dwell on what you're lacking. All the advantages in the world can't help you if you don't have any luck, and that you have in abundance. Go out and make your fortune.
● Finances: The most valuable things, as it turns out, really are free. The love of your friends is worth more than gold to you, and you'll get reminded of just that today. Hang onto the small token as a keepsake.
● Love: Don't rush ahead when details need to be covered thoroughly. You'll be glad you took the time to go over everything with a fine-toothed comb instead of hurrying the process along.
● General: You need to challenge yourself to step back from the project you've been working on so diligently. It will do you some good to take a break from all of the details and get grounded in your personal life again. Someone you care about is missing you like crazy, and one ten minute phone call isn't going to put you off your schedule. So give them a call -- or just send them an email. Right now they really need to know you haven't forgotten about them!
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: If you usually love your job, even you will have to admit defeat in the face of this hard day. But one day does not a workweek make, much less a career. You have many more days to get the work done.
● Finances: It takes the right map to meet certain challenges but you're just not able to connect all the dots. That is to say, the jumbled picture they make just adds to your confusion. Don't bother focusing all of your energy on this particular dilemma.
● Love: Connect with others long distance today. They'll be happy to took the time to seek them out. Catch them up on all your latest news and find out what's been happening in their neck of the woods. You could be in for a surprise.
● General: You need to stop thinking so hard about the things you don't like about your life! You might think that the more brain power you devote to your problems, the faster you will solve them, but that isn't always the case. Step back and just watch how things progress without your interference. Take care when you're dealing with other people, too -- they might even be able to fix the problem for you if you just let them. Improving your situation isn't always something you have the power to do.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Don't play to lose, play to win. Sudden changes can happen at any moment, especially if someone else in the office is doing the compromising. Be sure not to gloat.
● Finances: Nip personal issues in the bud, just as you would financial issues. Why act above it all when it's clear you care very much? The price tag for being aloof is simply way too high.
● Love: Take care when dealing with others today. Some of your friends may be more sensitive to criticism than usual. While you don't want your friends to fall astray, it might not be the best time to make blunt revelations.
● General: Today you'll be put into the position where you'll need to tell someone some news that they won't like hearing. But you have to remember that sometimes, helping others can be a thankless job. Deliver the news with a gentle touch, and keep what you say short, simple and straight to the point. They won't shoot you as the messenger, but they might need your shoulder to cry on or your ear to hear them. Be generous with your time and honest with your support.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: The office is becoming a daytime soap opera. If you want to bring it back to a professional level, then don't pay attention to your colleagues. You've got too much going on of your own to get carried away in their dramas.
● Finances: You have a chip on your shoulder and it's not a valuable one. You're walking around as if everyone owes you something and you're coming to collect. It's no wonder others are keeping their distance. Time to toss that bad attitude out and start fresh.
● Love: Fantasizing about your crush is fun but now is the time to take action. Quit procrastinating and instead make your move. You'll never know what might happen unless you try. Just do it!