Today's Free Daily Horoscope - May 23 2016
● General: Today, you have a clearer understanding than ever of the connections between people, making it a wonderful day for you to play the role of matchmaker or host. You have a direct route to other people's hearts, and friends feel that they can trust you with just about anything -- probably because they can! Reach out to people you know -- or even those you don't know -- with a kind word or flattering comment. People will be grateful for the chance to talk with someone as charming as you!
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Have a yen for something special today? A business-like approach won't do the trick. You'll have to pour on the charm to get what you want, and you have what it takes to do just that.
● Finances: If you could be independently wealthy, would you want to be? Meaningful work is part of what makes life fulfilling, and yes, supporting you and yours is meaningful. Indulge the daydream if you must, but only if it makes you see reality for the gem it is.
● Love: If you're still upset over a past grievance now is the best time to let bygones be bygones. Grudges waste energy you could use toward gaining momentum for more positive social goals.
● General: Any time you spend your money today, whether you're just buying a cup of coffee or making a down payment on a home, the task will require greater intensity than it usually does. Numbers and financial issues are just hard for your brain to wrap its mind around right now and you could become quickly overwhelmed by interest rates, surcharges and taxes. It's not a good day to make any big business commitments, either. Wait until your left brain wakes up again.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: It's a good day to spend on yourself, but that doesn't mean you should be lazy. Get some exercise. If it helps, you can think of it as making up for your sedentary office job.
● Finances: There is a way to channel all of your passion into something profitable. Don't be taken in by old, worn cliches. Be careful of people who try to convince you that anything financial is selling out.
● Love: Deep emotions can get in the way of a fun, romantic encounter. Love is a complex beast, so don't let yourself get too wrapped up in bigger issues you're not ready to deal with quite yet. Keep it light.
● General: It's wonderful to get all excited about a new gadget once in a while -- you can spend all day fantasizing about how it's going to change your life and make you more organized, more hip, more fashionable, whatever. But before you plunk down some of your hard earned cash on the latest and greatest toy, you owe it to yourself to go slower and do some research. You can't let your feelings control you wallet -- that's your brain's job, and you should never forget it!
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You and your partner are getting ready to get ready. It's a bit early to be feeling overwhelmed, so enjoy the high energy and good feelings of the preliminary stages. Then get ready for work.
● Finances: Life would be great if you were in charge of how everything turned out, but then again, it wouldn't be life then, would it? Not being in control of certain outcomes is not really as bad as it seems at first. After all, it's only money involved.
● Love: If you want to get to know someone in a more intimate fashion, the slower you take the budding relationship, the better. There's no need to rush into anything you might regret later. Keep the pace steady.
● General: There is no need to stress out over confrontations or difficult conversations, especially right now. You are extremely capable of handling whatever comes your way with ease. You understand deep down inside (although you might not like to admit it) that there's no harm in having a little bit of emotional intensity and upheaval in your life once in a while. It keeps you grateful for the peaceful times, and it helps you see things from other people's points of view.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Things are not going smoothly around the house. That makes working all the more attractive. But work on things at home instead of hiding your head in the sands of work.
● Finances: It's hard to get into any kind of groove, either by yourself or with colleagues. The herky-jerky way you're going through the motions just won't bring in any money, and you know it. Consider the day a wash and throw in the towel.
● Love: Every relationship has its share of emotional intensity and upheaval. That's what makes it passionate, right? Just know the difference between the usual ups and downs, and a more destructive pattern. Don't be afraid to ask pals for advice.
● General: Pay attention to the quieter, more subliminal conversations today, because they are the ones that are going to clue you in to the real business that is going on beneath the surface. The polite small talk is not going to offer you anything more than boring talk about the weather. Listen to what people are not saying -- you have a strong intuition right now, and it will help you uncover the truth behind the smiles. Something big is coming, and you will be the first to know about it.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Whether it's friendship or a real date, you'll be sharing some good feelings for a change. The rarity of them may or may not be due to work, so give their frequency some thought.
● Finances: Just what makes your heart beat faster? Is it money? Say it ain't so. It's beyond time for you to find a more worthwhile subject to romance. In fact, it's vital. Pretend your life depends on it.
● Love: Someone's ego may get in the way of you wanting to spark up a potential romance. It could be a mere passing phase as opposed to a permanent personality flaw. Give them the benefit of the doubt first.
● General: You might not consider yourself to be an intellectually curious person, but someone else sure does! They admire your thoughtful questions and sweet nature, so don't be surprised if they try to pick your brain today for insight on a problem they are trying to solve. Give them all the time you can, and take this opportunity to get to know them a little bit better -- and let them get to know you better, too! Get ready for an interesting conversation.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: The last thing you need today is a deep and meaningful conversation. Or is it? You may get more out of it than your partner for a change, and it would be more helpful than you think for your work.
● Finances: You like to think that family responsibilities are the only things that tie you to making money, but you're ready to throw in the towel no matter what the driving force is. You ultimately won't let yourself off the hook, so don't bother stewing in your own juices.
● Love: Listen to others for advice on how to deal with difficult people. It can be hard to sway stubborn people to your way of thinking, and now is the time for sage wisdom on what can be done. Take the suggestions to heart.
● General: Friends and family members are sending good vibes your way, and it's a wonderful time in your life for a reunion with the ones you haven't seen in a while. You can expect invitations to be arriving in your mailbox soon. One will thrill you, and one might intimidate you -- but you should accept both of them without hesitation. Big changes are on the way, but you do have to meet them halfway. Show the universe that you are open to new challenges in your life.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Socializing, romance, flirting -- it's a super day. If only your work days could be as packed. But wait, they can be! Rephrase that: If only your work week could be as packed with fun!
● Finances: You're finding all kinds of new ways to express yourself well and putting them to good use. When people buy anything you try to sell, you might as well take things up a few notches. Start exploring higher end tickets.
● Love: Today your generosity vs. stinginess sides will be battling it out. While you'd like to give money to a friend in need, you're thrifty ways could still be calling the shots. Come to a compromise both your inner banker and philanthropist will be happy with.
● General: Today, much to your surprise, you will feel a very strong magnetic pull toward a person you've never met before. There is a reason that they interest you, and you've got to figure it out! So keep your eye on them, and while you can't exactly follow them around, just keep looking until you figure it out. There is something about them that you need in your life. They could be your inspiration, and you never even have to have a conversation with them.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Sometimes being at home is more work than being at the office. It's one of those kinds of days. Consider giving in to the other person, just to make life a bit easier.
● Finances: Money will never just jump into your wallet, but you shouldn't be chasing it as hard as you are, either. You'll work on the quality of what should be generating it in the first place today and almost forget about the money itself.
● Love: Your high energy encourages friends to get in gear to finish big projects. Put your positive momentum to good use by going out and having a blast tonight. Your stamina makes the evening magical for everyone.
● General: It's one thing to follow your mood, but it is quite another to be moody. People are mistrustful of folks who go back and forth dramatically between attitudes. So today, if you feel yourself starting to yo-yo between happy and sad or outgoing and shy, you might want to go for some alone time. This unpredictability could be a clue that your brain needs some downtime to gather itself back together. Too much external energy from other people could be exactly what you do not need now.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: You'd love to spend the day relaxing, but you need some preparation time. You have a long week ahead of you, even if the workweek is a short one.
● Finances: Money can't buy you happiness but it might move things along a bit. Don't turn down a lump sum if you're offered it. The emotional boost you get from it adds to your earning power later.
● Love: A close friend you wanted to spend time with may want to be alone today. Don't take it personally. Everyone needs some solo moments to recharge their mental batteries. You'll hang out soon enough.
● General: It might be time to give up on a goal -- you had high hopes, but things don't seem to be panning out they way you wanted them to. And it's wise to know when to cut your losses and move on. Sometimes the pain of letting go is far less than the pain you'll feel if you keep banging your head against a wall. So if that cutie just isn't succumbing to your charms, then find a new cutie. Or if that goal just seems to getting farther from your reach, then reach for a new one.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: If you're the type who needs challenges to feel useful, then you may be happier at the office. But if you're stuck at home, cook something up to keep yourself busy.
● Finances: Some days you labor over each and every penny, and other days the dollars flow effortlessly to you. The problem comes in not knowing which kind of day you're facing. Some structure would help control the overall process.
● Love: Your hopes for finding love could be tested today. Don't let negative comments or a unforeseen incident sway you from believing in the power of romance. Stay true to your heart.
● General: A sense of superiority can be a useful tool in all your social interactions today -- it will help weed out the insecure people who aren't very interesting to talk to anyway! Right now you'll get the most enjoyment out of connecting with strong personalities who aren't afraid to take over a room. This is a day of fullness and potency for you, when you are ready to match wits with the smartest person in the room and compete on a higher level than you've ever competed before.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Don't let personal issues ruin your day. You're getting a deeper appreciation for how professional restrictions make the workday go smoothly. But connect when things go sour, as opposed to being aloof.
● Finances: You could sell the Brooklyn Bridge if you wanted to, but you don't want to. Never forget that people come back to haunt you or slap you on the back, depending on how you treat them now. Look at them as more than simply wallets.
● Love: Your privacy could be in jeopardy if you reveal too much about yourself to strangers. Don't talk about your job, home or family to someone without knowing more about them. Flirting doesn't need to be informative.
● General: Today is not an ideal day for you to make any big decisions or commitments, or at least not in the morning. The exciting news you received recently has got you in a fuzzy frame of mind, unable to see things clearly. So just let yourself bask in the glow of the good news and put off having to deal with detail-oriented work or stressful decision-making until later in the day -- if you get to it at all. You deserve to enjoy just being happy for a while! It's a day for feeling more than thinking.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Home improvement doesn't mean dumping your partner when problems arise. If you don't have an 'out with the old, in with the new' attitude at work, why have one at home?
● Finances: There's always going to be someone who thinks differently than you do, but when they insist on telling you over and over, it gets a bit tedious. They're not the boss of you, as much as they like to pretend they're your mother. Since they're not giving you lunch money, plug your ears.
● Love: Don't be wishy-washy when it comes to making commitments. Saying yes to a social event means you'll show up, not cancel last minute. Give your friends the respect they deserve when they invite you out.