HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017: This year your intensity and determination emerge as a strong combination. You seem able to accomplish whatever you want. You might decide to lay out your goals so that you can determine which direction to head in. If you are single, you probably will meet someone of interest anytime from now until November. This bond will have an intensity that could scare you at times, but you will love that closeness most of the time. If you are attached, the two of you become very visible as a couple. Verbalize your feelings more often. Scorpio tends to find out about your deepest secrets.
The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Conversations between you and trusted associates seem to have a harsh tone. You might be told that you are a bit too sarcastic. Be smart, and refuse to have a knee-jerk reaction. Give in to the need to inform others of your perceptions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Initiate talks, and refuse to give in to someone’s need for control. Remember that you can win a power play only by not getting involved. You have a charming quality about you that appeals to many admirers.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Pace yourself, knowing that you have a lot of ground to cover. Be more direct in how you handle a personal matter. Others might not be as clued in to what is going on as you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have a unique sense of humour that is likely to take you in a different direction. While bosses or associates are complaining, you will be off accomplishing more than your fair share of work. Dedicate special time to a child or loved one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You can’t get past a problem and come to an understanding without the cooperation of a roommate or close associate. You understand that it will take both of you working together to find a response. Be as direct as possible when dealing with a friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will speak your mind clearly, and others will hear what you are saying. Your intensity emerges as well. An associate or loved one could be reactive, as he or she doesn’t seem to understand where you are coming from.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You could be out of control right now. Share more of what is on your mind. Someone close to you might push to have his or her way. Opt for clear communication. Unless you are dealing with a life-or-death issue, let this person take the lead.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your willingness to verbalize an internal issue indicates the importance of you wanting and needing to resolve it. Others seem drawn to you, and they are more than willing to work out a problem. Use your charisma and insightfulness.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’ll sense that something is going on behind the scenes. You might want to open up this matter for discussion. The wise move is to say and do nothing for now. What you believe is happening might not be the correct scenario.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might believe that you have everything under control, but know that you could experience some discomfort on a personal level. An issue involving real estate is likely to emerge. Know that you’ll be able to handle it with ease.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You are a great source of information, but when someone hears too many facts, he or she might feel overloaded and get upset. Take this reaction as your cue to walk away from the situation. Be gracious and just subtly take a step back.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You could have a lot of chatter inside your head that keeps popping up at random times. You might not be sure which way to go. Understand what you want to do, and then decide if it seems possible. Open up to new ideas and start planning.