For Friday, Feb. 17, 2017:
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You might discover early on that communication seems to be slightly off-kilter. You have the ability to bridge this gap, if you so choose. After a conversation where you feel as if you have spoken more clearly, you’ll see the potential for change. Tonight: Be with a favorite person.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You love being the topic of conversation, especially if it is all good. Many eyes turn to you, as you seem to make waves wherever you go. Know that several people do not hear you clearly. A call from a distance might encourage a schedule change. Tonight: Out late.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Someone knocks on your door early in the day. Though you might want to stop and get together with the other person, certain demands and calls force your hand. Let the other party know where you’re coming from. You find an associate or partner controlling. Tonight: Join a friend or two for TGIF.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You have a way of presenting yourself that has many people thinking you are their best friend. Try not to push yourself so hard. Know what you expect from someone else. The key to a successful interaction is to inform others of your expectations as well. Tonight: Be creative.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Personal matters take a higher priority than you are used to. A misunderstanding could throw your day into chaos and might create some anxiety, especially if you don’t clear it up immediately. Your day will be better once you put this issue to bed. Tonight: Let the party go on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Count on having to make the first call about a situation that does not work for you. You might feel misunderstood. Once you clear the air, romance surrounds you. Don’t hesitate to move a personal matter forward. Tonight: Make it OK to reach out to a person of interest.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You need to have your income on the plus side in order to feel comfortable. You might want a loved one to be more proactive about sharing expenses. Perhaps you need to say something rather than just wish for it to happen. A friend could add to the confusion. Tonight: All smiles.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You have the ability to communicate and the understanding to turn a situation around. A misunderstanding in the morning does not need to continue throughout the day. Try talking to the other party to understand why he or she is so sensitive. Tonight: Choose a favorite stressbuster.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The less said, the better. Know that someone with whom you are engaged in an intense discussion might not understand your words or gestures. Listen to this person. You also have the choice of not making a big deal of what is happening. Tonight: Be mysterious.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You are likely to change your tune because of a meeting with a friend. You’ll witness how easy it is to have a misunderstanding occur. Others might be so fired up that straightening out a misunderstanding or having a talk could be close to impossible. Tonight: Hang with your friends.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You could be at the point where having a discussion seems to be the fastest way to clear up a misunderstanding. Be as clear as possible. Show compassion through your actions, and count on others noticing. Actions speak louder than words. Tonight: Out till the wee hours.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Be willing to vary your approach and conversation, depending on whom you are speaking with. Perhaps you have little choice but to revise your thinking about a certain friend. This person could be transforming in front of your eyes. Tonight: Where the fun is.
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