For Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017:
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Pace yourself, knowing full well that you have a lot to do, much of which demands your creativity and thoughtfulness. In your desire to manage the unexpected, you’ll accomplish more than you thought possible. Goodwill surrounds your actions. Tonight: Let your hair down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You might be considerably mellow compared with the past few days. You are able to stay centered as a result. The unexpected and/or the unpredictability of someone else could push you to head in a different direction. You’ll want to make new choices. Tonight: Happy at home.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Your ability to communicate is enhanced. How you feel in the presence of someone else could be surprising to you. You are likely to be found evaluating your chosen direction. Interesting thoughts might encourage you to take a risk. Tonight: Recognize your limits.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Hone your ability to see past someone’s gestures. On one hand, this person seems open and caring. On the other hand, he or she might try to shake up a solid part of your life. Be aware of the multifaceted responses you are likely to get. Tonight: Pay bills before heading out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your sense of direction peaks, as others’ falls into disarray. Many people might be weathering some of the unpredictable events of the past few days. You, on the other hand, can be sure of your choices. Tonight: Deal with the push and pull of a key friendship.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Consider your options more carefully than you have in the past. Your ability to test limits and make choices could upset a close partnership. You might want to take a step back if you want to create some healing. Try to be more receptive to others’ ideas. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Defer to others. A partnership carries unusual energy and possibilities. You might feel wedged between a rock and a hard place when it comes to making an important decision. A relationship could be tested. Tonight: Let go, and observe a power play at work.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Stay centered, and focus on what is important and what is not. Your sense of humor emerges when dealing with a loved one who wants all of your attention. Know that there are other concerns that also need your attention. How good is your juggling act? Tonight: In a whirlwind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Others make it clear what they want and expect. Your sense of humor allows new options to emerge. Whereas some people could be offended by a comment, you will find it practical and insightful. Don’t get caught up in the confusion. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You see a loved one’s potential clearly, whereas most people do not. You have the ability to encourage this person to gain a greater sense of fulfillment. Your attention focuses on a personal or professional matter. Know what you want. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You might feel as if you need to be more aware of how much you do, as you could be experiencing some resentment about giving away too much of yourself. The unexpected occurs in your day-to-day life. Your feelings are more important than you realize. Tonight: Out late.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You are fully aware of what you need to do. You might find that an unpleasant surprise hits your checkbook. This situation will force you to take a hard look at your finances in order to decide what changes need to be made. Tonight: Get a head start on tomorrow.
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