Today's Free Daily Horoscope - May 21 2016
● General: You might be loaded with energy right now, but that doesn't change the fact that today is not a great day for making major headway on any projects. With so many facts still unknown, it's just not wise for you to keep moving forward. Put things on pause, and wait until things become clearer. Do not make any verbal agreements or big commitments, and definitely do not sign any legal documents! Taking a chance is not the best way to get what you want -- but patience is.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Don't rush ahead. You may be excited about the weekend, but don't let that make you breeze through work. Take your time now. Why risk coming in on an off-day?
● Finances: Your weekend gave you just enough juice to tackle today with the gusto you need. Take advantage of this period of rejuvenation while it lasts. Consider it putting money in the bank, figuratively as well as literally.
● Love: Misunderstandings happen. Making amends is easier than you realize. Remember to regard the other person's feelings and everything will be fine. Be sincere in your apology.
● General: If you'll be starting something new today, don't put too much pressure on yourself to hit a home run your first time at bat. It is going to take you time to get comfortable in this new position, so be realistic about the expectations you are putting on yourself. No one is expecting you to be an expert right away -- there is a learning curve, and they know it. When you are relaxed, you are more confident. And when you are more confident, you are more successful.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Caresses, concerts, courtship -- they're all calling you. But for today, you have to focus on bringing in the cash. Keep your mind where it should be, if you cannot control your heart.
● Finances: If you're not passionate about it, you have no use for it. Does that hold true for small dividends, too? A steady trickle needs your attention. What is it they say about slow and steady winning the race?
● Love: Your current routine might not seem so dull and boring if you share the usual mundane tasks with someone you're crushing on. Even going to a dead-end job seems more promising with eye-candy in the office. Put on those rose-colored glasses!
● General: Today you'll be able to have fun and have lots of responsibilities at the same time! Seems impossible? Not for you, not now! You have the creativity required to make a game out of doing tasks and managing people. Folks will not care what they're doing as long as they're doing it for you. This is a great day for picking teams, because everyone is going to want to be on yours! Use this harmony to make things happen. You deserve the huge ego boost that today will bring.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You have too much calculating to do. Chit-chat can wait until the weekend. For now, block out all the chatter, in any form it reaches you, and stay focused on what's on your desk.
● Finances: Obsessing over anything is bad for your health, whether it's the numbers, family problems, food, you name it. Taking a hiatus will clear your head. A side effect may be realizing things are not as dire as you think.
● Love: It's time to put away your piles of work and go out to have some much-needed fun. Grab your pals and do something you've missed doing since you were a kid. Go ice skating or invade the local video game arcade!
● General: It's time to make your home your refuge from the world. Recent issues have been making you feel less comfortable when you're there, but you can change things -- and you'll be given a golden opportunity to change them today. The balance between your personal life and your public life has been out of whack for a while, but now that you have an idea about where to go next, things should be falling into line quite nicely. Expect some help to come your way before the end of the day.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Going on instinct is your usual MO, but you're not going that route today. You're in an analytical frame of mind, so take advantage of it while it lasts. You'll be surprised how much you weed out of your planner, and how fast.
● Finances: No one needs to tell you to be careful. Once burned, twice shy. You'll be going over the fine print until you feel completely confident it's time to sign. Any indecision and the legal documents are out the window.
● Love: Things are not going smoothly today, so you might want to hold off on tackling big relationship issues until you have the mental bandwidth to deal. There's no sense in trying to fix a problem if the chips are already stacked against you.
● General: Try to get in touch with a friend who's been going through a rough patch -- even if you can only talk to them for a couple minutes, they will appreciate your kind words more than you could imagine. Your friendship means so much to them, and right now it's one of the few bright spots in their life. This could feel like pressure sometimes, but it's not. This is one of the few relationships in your life where the expectations are low and the acceptance is high. Cherish it.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Don't jump the gun. You should be going over work matters, but instead you're reassessing your strategies and plans for the weekend. Keep your mind in the office for yet another day.
● Finances: The glossy surface is nothing to base a decision on. It's just another way to pull the wool over your eyes. The real indication of value is underneath, so start doing some digging.
● Love: Lately you feel a certain friendship slowly growing apart. As sad as it makes you feel, this is a natural occurrence. You may be able to curtail the process by opening a new door of communication. Otherwise, know when to let go.
● General: It's perfectly acceptable to use your charm to get what you want in life, but you need to understand that other people have the right to do the same thing! So watch out for smiling faces, today -- they are likely smiling for a reason. Luckily, you'll see right through their fawning flattery. You know that they have ulterior motives. This doesn't have to be a showdown, however. There is a way that both of you can get what you want, you two just have to talk it out together.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Cleaning your desk may be your biggest achievement of the day, but it's more than simple procrastination. You'll be much more productive later if you make things make sense now.
● Finances: Curiosity may have killed the cat but it's saved you a good bit of money so far. Paired with your razor-sharp intellect, you'll uncover more than you really set out to. Pretending you don't know is like trying to put the cat back in the bag.
● Love: You desire a deep and meaningful relationship, so take time to know someone without rushing to the big finish. Real love takes time to nurture and develop. Give it your full attention and enjoy the journey.
● General: Your inner social organizer wants to come out to play for a while, so why not let it? Now is a great time for having gatherings at your home, coordinating dinner parties out, or just getting a bunch of co-workers together for a fun lunch out. You are able to get people to totally relax and reconnect with what is truly important in life. It's time to get things back into balance and remind yourself how lucky you are to have these people in your life.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You think the weekend is a good time for socializing, but that is what some folks think about their standard nine-to-five workday. It's not your fault if the walls don't go from floor to ceiling. Spend the day being a good listener.
● Finances: If you anthropomorphize the economy, you'll be tempted to think it's being very stingy with you. But it's really not a matter of stinginess versus generosity. Just the mere concept is enough to make it chuckle.
● Love: Attention from others is what you seek today, but be careful not to appear too desperate. Be casual in your quest for the spotlight. Your moment is coming soon; know when to take it graciously.
● General: You're going to have a lot of fun asserting yourself today and speaking your mind! You've done your share of being passive and letting other people screw things up, so now you are ready to step up and tell folks how the show should be run! And everyone is going to be eager to hear what you have to say. Making waves suddenly doesn't seem so scary -- in fact, it seems like a heck of a great way to spend a day! So get out your surf board and get ready to hang ten.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Trading secrets with friends, planning the details of a party -- it may all feel so junior high, but that's because you're doing it at work. Do yourself a favor and act like a grown up, at least for one more day.
● Finances: You have enough confidence for two of you, plus your distant cousin. You're almost tempted to bet the farm. Although your attitude has a certain human allure, it won't attract the money you're looking for.
● Love: Your patience might be tested today thanks to a friend who seems to be drowning in problems. Listen intently and offer advice when asked. Otherwise, you may want to cut the conversation short if you find yourself irritated.
● General: At a group event today, you're tuned into the big picture more than anyone else, which will make you the go-to person to answer everyone's questions. You'll kind of love the attention, though -- who knew you were this kind of expert? By being more high level, you get to miss out on all the dramas and little petty conflicts that get kicked up during the day -- although you might have to stay late and help everyone clean up. Having responsibilities like this feels very good. Ask for more.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: It's getting late, and there is still plenty to do! All the details need to be covered, and you're already being pulled out of your office chair by the weekend's gravity. Hang on by your fingernails.
● Finances: It's not bad news that has you needing a good cry, it's good news. You may want to be alone, because this storm is long overdo. Promise yourself never to mistrust the words 'the check is in the mail' again.
● Love: It's a good communication day so start asking for what you really want from people. Get the discussion going now when you have the confidence to speak the truth. People will be more receptive than you imagined.
● General: Take a leap today -- you've done enough deliberating for a lifetime, and at a certain point you just have to get going! Leap, and the safety net will be there -- just trust it! Believe in yourself and believe that no matter what happens, you can handle the situation. You've had a lot of your energy focused on getting work done, but the connections you wanted haven't been made -- so now is the time to push things over the edge. Fully commit to your own success.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: You got a lot achieved all week, and now you can allow yourself a sigh of relief. Well, it's a bit premature, but if no one is within earshot, let out a lungful.
● Finances: You'll finally make up your mind one way or the other, and it's about time. Being on the fence was getting painful. There's bound to be someone who disagrees with your decision, but remind them the money is yours.
● Love: Every relationship has its share of challenges. How you deal with these obstacles could make or break a bond. Jumping to conclusions and assuming the worst will only complicate matters. Have faith and trust in friendship.
● General: Being popular can feel like a curse, especially when people you don't really like that much want to spend a lot of time with you. But right now, instead of being aloof with these folks, you need to connect with them. Get it over with. First of all, it won't be nearly as unpleasant as you fear it will be. And secondly, the more time they spend with you, the faster they will come to understand that you aren't the person they thought you were. This is very good news for you.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Be careful in business deals. You need to look beneath the surface before committing to anything. If that means waiting until next week or coming in on a day off, then so be it.
● Finances: You're not worried about getting ahead anymore. You're not even concerned about the money. As they say, it's the principle that counts. If others believe you have baser motivations, then let them.
● Love: Today make an effort to connect with others as opposed to being aloof. You need to show that you care more about what's happening to your friends. Take an advice interest in their problems and offer advice. They'll appreciate the attention.
● General: Your ability to understand other people's motivations is so strong today that it's giving you the power to improve any tense situation. By respecting why other people do what they do and communicating your respect to the rest of the world, you can make a real difference. You can be a peacemaker! Finding a balance between people who have extremely different philosophies about life is tricky for most people, but for you today it's a piece of cake. It's a great day to be picked as team leader.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Who are you really dealing with all week? It's hard to tell what's really behind all of those professional masks. Project all you want today. Tomorrow you'll want to see and be seen for who you really are.
● Finances: Whether it's tame goldfish or sharks you'll be swimming with, you're ready at long last to take the plunge. Signing legal documents was never this fraught with worry. Having it over with brings you the peace of mind you need.
● Love: Helping others through a tough experience can also give your added perspective of your own relationships. It's easy to give advice, but perhaps you should be taking it as well. Listen to your own sage words for clues on how to proceed.