Horoscope for 17 Feb 2016

Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

ARIES: You’ll be at your best in the time ahead in large social groups. Your friendship circle is welcoming, and you will have no shortage of invitations or ports of call when you feel inclined to be out and about. You should not find it too difficult to persuade workmates to carry some of your burden. Everyone will be happy to pitch in without too much aggravation, although at times you can get carried away in your enthusiasm and promise more than you can reasonably deliver.
TAURUS: You will be using your charms to impress all the influential people around. Flattery will get you most places so keep handing out the compliments. They may not always be sincere but they will work. You want to be enjoying a brighter lifestyle where you can flirt, have fun and aim for leisure, pleasure and entertainment. Your self confidence and social charm are more evident and noticeably so than before. Companions may envy you but they will also crowd round hoping to be cheered up.
GEMINI: If you are thinking of throwing a party, or even inviting friends round for supper, you will want it to be flamboyant, maybe with a foreign theme. Think where you would most like to be on holiday and then bring that into your home. Space is every bit as important in your domestic surroundings now as tolerance since you want everyone to be at ease. What you really want more than anything is having an open house policy for the wider family and friends to come visiting.
CANCER: You will be more secretive than usual. Only those closest to you will guess what is on your mind. You want to dig deeper for answers. Suddenly you see that what has been holding you back in the past has been your own narrow minded outlook and not ill luck or life being difficult. Your confidence in communicating what you want to say is expanding considerably. Your everyday life and contacts are easier as a result and you are amazed at your new found tolerance.
LEO: Venus will do wonders for your closest relationships in coming weeks. You are in love with love and putting out highly attractive vibes. Not only is that special person being more romantic, you will also be much in demand out on the wider social scene for a few weeks. Money is fairly easy come, easy go. You are spending as extravagantly as you acquire it. Learning to be more disciplined and saving a little would be a great idea. Think of squirrels saving up nuts for winter.
VIRGO:  You could find romances spring up around your everyday chores. Even if that doesn’t happen you will still find you gain great comfort from doing your job. You will take pleasure in doing things with care. Everything in life does seem more fortunate as lucky Jupiter moves through your sign. Even if you have problem areas you can find a silver lining. Jupiter provides the cushion. The world is a more generous place for you than for most.
LIBRA: You fully intend to enjoy yourself for a few weeks. You will be a real party lover and dramatic in how you present yourself. No one will miss your exuberant personality. In the odd quiet moment hidden sources of inspiration and strength will appear to help you through the stress and strains of your everyday routines. There may be secret advisers around who can help you understand yourself better and show you that listening to your own inner judgement is for the best.
SCORPIO: It’s a great time to plan get togethers and to sort out your domestic arrangements so that everything flows smoothly. You have a real knack for putting others at their ease and your happy optimism is making you highly popular. Just be a little aware that new friends can be of the fair weather variety and may not last through stickier times. Keep a firm grip on old friends, whose loyalty is tried and tested. They may not be so vibrant, but they will always be there.
SAGITTARIUS: You’ll be putting on the charm in conversations, phone calls or when you write letters. Your harmonious way of expressing yourself and wonderful way with words guarantees that you will be highly persuasive. Anything you turn your hand to at work or out in the world should work well though the more effort you put in the higher your rewards will be. Recognition and praise will be wonderful for your ego. But do beware a tendency towards carelessness which could set in.
CAPRICORN: Over the coming weeks you will be irresistibly attracted to the beautiful, luxurious and expensive things of life. Nothing cheap, cheerful or practical will really appeal. Your mind is alert, active and wide-ranging. You will want to learn more, to travel more if possible and to meet people from different backgrounds and different countries. Let yourself communicate with as many people as possible but do realise that you are not at your most realistic. scop-icon-5

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be charming, sociable, romantic, a time to collect compliments and new admirers. Beneficial changes will bring money your way as well as deepening your emotional connections. The end result is that you’ll feel more secure and be aiming to expand your horizons after mid-year. Older friends will give you sensible advice and keep you on the right track with long term plans. You’ll need to be well organised in a busy time.

PISCES: You will not be as socially outgoing as usual for a few weeks, but this puts you in touch with creative or spiritual matters, so you will emerge softer, wiser and maybe revitalised because of the deeper connections you have made, either within yourself or with those you share your deeper interests. Basically honest and fair-dealing yourself, you expect everyone else to be the same, which can set you up for disappointment. You tend to see what you want to see. “>