HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: This year you open up to many fast changes. You often surprise yourself with how easily you can draw certain matters to a close, and successfully at that. You will need more private time to reflect and consider your many options. If you are single, someone you meet might not be everything that he or she claims to be. Be careful, as this person could be emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you open up to more social times with your friends. Aquarius makes an excellent healer for you.
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) Wrap up a work-related matter ASAP. You naturally become more social and direct as you deal with various issues. Use the evening to network and to gain a broader perspective of what you are dealing with. Do not minimize what you have to offer. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Relate directly to one person at a time when trying to gain a broader perspective. You need to ask the right questions. You might need to postpone these conversations until later.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You could be tired of heading in a certain direction. You even might decide to take a break from this particular engagement. Start seeking out experts before making a decision. You will want to grow beyond your present thought process.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Others continue to want to run the show, which frees you up for more engaging activities. Get into this break from routine, and explore other options and ways of handling a problem. Later in the afternoon, make time for a one-on-one talk. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You could opt to get more done in the morning than you originally had planned. Getting through your workload is likely to be tiring, but knowing that your schedule frees up in the afternoon will encourage you to dive right in.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will want to get past a difficult situation. You see how the issue could be resolved, but you might not know how to convince others of this fact. Get into a project to relax and feel better.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Build a project or a special relationship on a strong foundation. You might feel as though what you are doing remains pivotal to your well-being. Understand where someone else is coming from, and you will see how it brings you closer together.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might feel overwhelmed as you answer questions and determine your direction. You are full of fun and action. Meanwhile, ask for more of what you need.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Handle serious matters in the morning, which is when you are most likely to get positive results. You could be pushing yourself too hard to complete a project. Communication flourishes in the late afternoon, no matter what you decide to do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You wake up feeling ready to deal with an older friend who sometimes rains on your parade. This person knows how to trigger you. Make careful choices, and you will emerge all the better. You might be startled by how easily you can change moods. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You might feel a little down when you wake up, but by the afternoon, you’ll return to your free-spirit self. Others will be thrilled that you are casting away the gloominess. Decide to extend a fun invitation to a pal who often goes out of his or her way for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Schedule important matters in the morning. You might want to celebrate your success by the afternoon. Think through a situation that on some level is annoying you. You might have a special friend with whom you love to brainstorm.