Astro Advice Weekly for February 17, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't let impulse take over on the 17th. Keeping things copacetic will help you avoid an irreversible mishap. A little less talk and a little more action will help you make a good impression on the 18th and 19th. Do some soul searching and you will discover something about who you are and what you are capable of doing. Put more into your surroundings on the 20th, 21st and 22nd, and you will add to your assets, comfort and entertainment. Keep your emotions in check; getting upset is a waste of time. Reconnecting with someone from your past will be enlightening, but it may cause a problem with a partner expecting your time and attention on the 23rd.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Find ways to help others or to pitch in and do something about a cause you believe in on the 17th, and you will open up partnership possibilities. Watch what others do and listen to what's proposed on the 18th and 19th, but don't be too quick to commit to a plan that is excessive or appears to have ulterior motives. Trust in your judgment on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. You will make a decision that will lead to worthwhile experience and to people with something to contribute to an idea, plan or endeavor you want to pursue. An impulsive decision on the 23rd will lead to uncertainty and a need to regroup and strategize. Let your intuition guide you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll be inclined to overreact and jump to conclusions regarding concerns you have about an emotional situation on the 17th. Stop and think before you do something you'll regret. Nothing will be as it appears on the 18th and 19th. Collect your thoughts, gather your facts and figures, and be honest with everyone you encounter. On the 20th, 21st and 22nd, remembering past experiences and revitalizing old goals will help you get back on track and stabilize your reputation and position. Change can be good if you are considering self-improvements that will boost your confidence or ease your stress on the 23rd. Someone from your past will repay a debt or favor.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dream a little on the 17th, and you will come across an interesting way to improve your professional position through experience, knowledge or apprenticeships. On the 18th and 19th, you'll have a great idea that will improve the way you live life by allowing you more time with people who inspire and motivate you the most. Plan to do a little socializing on the 20th, 21st and 22nd, and you will engage in conversations that can alter the way you excel in the future. Don't rule something or someone out because of differences. Learn and move forward. Implement change on the 23rd, and you will receive good fortune and a chance to make a difference.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A reserved attitude will get you much further on the 17th. Stay busy and get things done, and you will avoid criticism or complaints and the possibility of a loss due to misinformation. On the 18th and 19th, what you do for others will be costly, but it can lead to an interesting proposal in the future. Don't let someone who is less of a risk-taker cause uncertainty and a lost opportunity. On the 20th, 21st and 22nd, concentrate on your domestic and financial situation by putting creative accounting into play, especially when it comes to home improvements and family investments. A travel adventure on the 23rd will spark an idea that you can develop into something lucrative.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep life simple on the 17th. Less of everything will be more fulfilling. Refuse to be coerced into an argument that will solve nothing. Bide your time on the 18th and 19th, and you will avoid being caught in melodrama that is based on false information. Get facts before you make plans or promises. Rebuild important partnerships on the 20th, 21st and 22nd, and you will receive help accomplishing something that has eluded you in the past. Hard work, dedication, loyalty and honesty will be behind the success you achieve. An emotional matter on the 23rd will restrict what you can do. Do your best to bypass anyone showing instability. Take care of your interests first.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put love, travel and excitement at the top of your to-do list on the 17th. Enjoy visiting unfamiliar destinations and expand your mind interacting with people from different backgrounds. Romance, learning and gaining experience is highlighted on the 18th and 19th. Share your thoughts, take action and enjoy the moment. Not everyone will agree with the choices you make on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Impulsive action will be what leads to differences with someone important. Make love, not war. Take time to do something that will ease your stress on the 23rd. Attending a social event will bring you in contact with someone who has something special to offer you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put a little more into your home and personal relationships on the 17th. Make changes to your environment that will add to your comfort and inspire you to be more creative. Overspending on the 18th and 19th may be necessary in order to avoid an argument with someone with whom you share a vested interest or investment. Set a budget you, your contractor or anyone else involved can live with. Move full steam ahead on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Your plans will turn out well, and someone you think is special will be eager to help you finish what you started. Rely on past experience to help you overcome a setback on the 23rd. Being frank and innovative will help clear matters up quickly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll be confused by someone's reaction on the 17th. Don't take anything that is done or said to heart. Don't get caught meddling in someone else's affairs. Deception, disillusionment and emotional turmoil will mark the 18th and 19th if you don't protect your heart and your cash from someone trying to take advantage of your generosity. Deal with money, health and legal matters without hesitation on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to collect what's owed to you or dissipate what's festering. Positive changes can be made that will influence your home, family, love and financial future on the 23rd. Stability is within reach.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take care of personal business on the 17th. Improve your living quarters by making better use of something you already have. Someone from your past will help you stabilize your future. Don't overdo it on the 18th and 19th. It's important to take care of your health physically, mentally and emotionally. Don't be troubled by what others do. Focus on you. A partnership will make a big difference to your professional or personal outlook on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Listen carefully to what's being offered and modify the conditions to suit you. You may feel compelled to initiate change regarding a partnership on the 23rd, but you will end up having regrets if you do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't be too quick to judge others on the 17th. Complaining or passing the blame will not help you solve the problem. Look within. Question your habits on the 18th and 19th, and decide if you should tighten the reins and set your goals and standards a little higher. On the 20th, 21st and 22nd, getting back to the things you do best will lead to earning more income in a way that allows you to enjoy what you have to do for the money. Consider your skills, attributes and talents and turn what you have to offer into something profitable. Someone will give you food for thought on the 23rd. Don't let negativity slow you down -- listen and let it redirect you positively.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): On the 17th, take note of the accomplishments you've made and what's left on your to-do list. Make your money work for you. Don't embellish on the 18th and 19th, or someone will bring it to your attention. Emotional deception is apparent, and keeping things straight and factual will be important if you want to minimize trouble. You'll have a much better handle on your life, your finances and your plans if you draw up contracts, update personal papers and set a schedule that will enable you to excel on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Someone you must deal with on the 23rd will oppose your ideas. Don't let uncertainty set in because of what someone says or does.

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