Today's Horoscope
23 February 2017
By Tarot.com's Rick Levine

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General

The underlying tension may be here to stay through Sunday’s Solar Eclipse, but we could get some relief if we’re ready to dig in our heels and make a plan. Three planets in reactive Aries encourage our immediate response to eliminate stress, but we know better while rational Mercury is supported by persistent Saturn. Some things take time. Meanwhile, the Moon’s shift into radical Aquarius at 12:17 pm EST brings unexpected changes that give us hope.

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Aries
(Mar 21 - Apr 20)

You don’t know why anyone would wait around for an answer when they could just take matters into their own hands. Your get-it-done personality drives you to hit the gas for better or for worse, because anything is better than being a sitting duck. In reality, reckless behavior isn’t the only option and it’s wise to consider other avenues. Your friends are urging you to cool your jets and let things run their natural course; like it or not, they are more objective than you at this point. Count to ten before jumping to conclusions today, and take the advice you’re given more seriously.

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Taurus
(Apr 21 - May 21)

You’re finally able to organize your thoughts and get back to business. But residual edginess bubbles just beneath the surface, leading you to believe that anything that doesn’t go perfectly the first time should be immediately scrapped so you can start over. Fortunately, sticking to your well-laid plan is not only the most comfortable path for your natural down-to-earth approach, but also the one most likely to succeed now. Let your intellect take the lead today instead of allowing erratic emotions to sabotage your progress.

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Gemini
(May 22 - Jun 22)

You’re impatiently waiting for your expectations to be fulfilled as the minutes on the clock seem to tick by extra slowly. Although acting on your impulses doesn’t make time go by any faster, you still yearn to advance your plan. Luckily, constructive Saturn lends a helping hand to your key planet, empowering you to lay your own railroad track instead of throwing a tantrum while waiting for someone else’s train to arrive. Building structures takes time and you must work hard to see the fruits of your labor.

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Cancer
(Jun23 - Jul 23)

It’s as if the atmosphere is pulled taut and you don’t want to misstep for fear of breaking the tenuous connections holding it all together. At the same time, it feels like it’s now or never in the realm of your professional goals as three planets grow restless in fiery Aries and your 10th House of Career. Balancing this combination of cosmic energies is best accomplished by formulating a concrete plan which you can follow consistently. Creating a simple list is the perfect medium between charging full speed ahead and spinning your wheels.

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Leo
(Jul 24 - Aug 23)

You’re so enamored with your ideals that you get bent out of shape when people don’t understand your intentions. Ironically, the more fervently you argue your point today, the further away you get from your position. The key to making someone else see your perspective is to slow down and build your case from the ground up now, pausing to accept questions and listen to feedback. Although this may not be as satisfying as preaching from your soapbox, leading by example is the most effective way to share your passion.

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Virgo
(Aug 24 - Sep 23)

It seems like an interpersonal matter must be attended to without delay today. A sense of urgency throws you into a state of discontent because you’re not sure how to fix the problem in short order. Although your choices are limited, you actually have more possibilities at your disposal than are apparent. Remaining anchored to your agenda is the first step to slowly releasing the pent-up pressure without causing an outburst. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience."

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Libra
(Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Someone else’s opinions are so strong that you’re not certain if you have a choice but to go along with their plan. You would like to avoid a public confrontation today, yet you don’t want to be seen as a pushover. Fortunately, your struggles are alleviated when the reflective Moon shifts from restrictive Capricorn into ingenious Aquarius, activating your 5th House of Creativity. There is nothing wrong with being assertive when it comes to your needs. Reclaiming your power enables you to passionately pursue your goals.

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Scorpio
(Oct 24 - Nov 22)

The only sensible way to get everything done is to power through your to-do list, no matter what the cost. But in your haste to be expedient you may expend much more energy than necessary today. Rearranging your priorities is a better use of your time, even if it seems less productive at first. You might need to go home and sleep on an idea instead of pushing it forward now; keep in mind, a methodical pace wins the race in the long run. Work smarter, not harder.

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Sagittarius
(Nov 23 - Dec 21)

You’re ready to blow off some steam because the serious cosmic vibe is messing with your mojo. Nevertheless, you know that in reality it won’t help to play the day away just because you don’t want to face your responsibilities. Happily, once the Moon takes up residence in innovative Aquarius and your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, you can easily find things that stimulate your restless mind and keep you in the present moment. You can start by being the change you want to see in the world.

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Capricorn
(Dec 22 - Jan 20)

You prefer to fly solo today so you can stay ahead of the game. Although you’re working hard to create order amidst chaos, it’s challenging to maintain the course when aggravating family dynamics lurk in the background. Luckily, strategic Saturn and meticulous Mercury partner up to help you sort out what’s worth the cost of your time and what you must let fall to the wayside. The sooner you begin putting your plan into action, the more capable you’ll be of keeping a cool head. Promise less, deliver more.

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Aquarius
(Jan 21 - Feb 19)

Although you know there are more important priorities, you believe you need to defend your message against naysayers today. However, a dramatic conversation is less complicated if you take yourself off the front lines so you don’t feel put on the spot. It’s better to remain on the sidelines and concentrate on clarifying your own thoughts now, instead of charging back into the fray. Rather than bickering with anyone, choose to converse with those who support your aspirations. Never let anyone dull your sparkle.

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Pisces
(Feb 20 - Mar 20)

It’s tempting to resort to extreme measures to take the edge off as you sense something significant is looming on the horizon. You may try to distract your thoughts with retail therapy, mistakenly believing that adding a shiny new item to your life will be entertaining enough to lift your mood. In reality, you’ll be better off if you take the time to stop and think about where you want to go in life compared to where you are now. Critical Mercury and practical Saturn make an auspicious alignment to help you commit to healthier forms of stress management. Channel your angst into your work.

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