Astro Advice Weekly For February 17, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider your options on the 17th, and you'll find a way to bring about positive change without disrupting your current position or reputation. Try something new on the 18th and 19th. Networking functions, attending a seminar or setting up a meeting with someone who can offer good advice or interesting information should be your focus. Behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing may not include you on the 20th and 21st. Don't take action unless you have had a chance to gather all the facts. Listen carefully and reveal little about your personal life, passwords or assets. Craving change and enforcing it need to be looked at carefully on the 22nd and 23rd. Prepare carefully before you make a decision that may have consequences.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Home improvement, hosting an event or nurturing an important relationship will encourage less drama and greater productivity or constructive changes. Emotions will flare up on the 18th and 19th, causing changes that you may not want initially. Calm down and look at the positive side of whatever situation you face. Get along with others on the 20th and 21st. Whether you are dealing with a friend, relative or peer, listen and respond respectfully to avoid a confrontation. Be careful what you wish for on the 22nd and 23rd. Take your time and pay attention to detail. How you offer help and bring about change will make a difference. Refuse to let your emotions turn into anger.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refrain from taking unnecessary risks with joint endeavors, making promises or counting on others on the 17th. Do your own thing, keep your life simple and avoid being taken advantage of by someone who doesn't appreciate you. Look for new beginnings and expand your circle of friends on the 18th and 19th. Connecting with the right people will help you get ahead. Participate in events that are engaging and allow you to demonstrate what you have to offer. Trust will be an issue on the 20th and 21st. If something seems suspicious, check facts. Being well-informed will help you dodge a bullet. Participation will help you bring about positive change on the 22nd and 23rd. Personal growth and nurturing important relationships are highlighted.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Channel emotional energy into something creative, romantic or nurturing on the 17th. How you deal with others will make a difference and can help control moodiness. Concentrate on getting ahead on the 18th and 19th. Whether it's at work or trying to learn something new, the more time and effort you put in, the greater the reward. Talks will bring results on the 20th and 21st. Set up meetings or discuss plans with a personal or professional partner. Good things will transpire. Love and romance are on the rise and will enhance your personal life. Don't make a change for the wrong reason on the 22nd and 23rd. Go to the source and find out exactly where you stand before taking action.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a moment to consider your options on the 17th. If you make a hasty move, you are likely to change your mind and have regrets. Physical participation on the 18th and 19th will help ease stress. Go to the gym or take the time to engage in something that will make you feel alive. A personal change will encourage you to handle situations objectively. Do the best job possible on the 20th and 21st and you will make a good impression on someone who can help you advance. An offer will get you thinking about new possibilities. Negotiate on your own behalf. Listen more and say less on the 22nd and 23rd. The information you gather will lead to better choices.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mingle on the 17th. The people you encounter will encourage you to participate more. Look over your assets and financial situation on the 18th and 19th and you'll come up with a couple of options that will help you cut costs and gain momentum when it comes to saving for retirement. Address issues that will help you improve your health and physical well-being on the 20th and 21st. Activities that will help you maintain your vitality and give you a chance to make new acquaintances and try new things will improve your life. Watch your spending habits on the 22nd and 23rd. Impulse purchases will lead to regret. What appears to be a good deal will be a waste of money.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Beware of moody people on the 17th. Keep the peace, take care of your responsibilities and move on to social activities with upbeat friends. The help you offer others on the 18th and 19th should not cost you. Look for ways to offer your time, experience or skills, not your cash. Changes to the way you live or how your run your personal life can be made on the 20th and 21st. Consider your options and present what you want to see happen, and you'll be given an opportunity to make positive changes. You'll have a change of heart on the 22nd and 23rd. Don't let what others do get you down. Size up your situation and make adjustments to suit your needs.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Creative endeavors, educational pursuits and socializing with people who come from a different background on the 17th will stimulate your mind. Don't let anger take over on the 18th and 19th when you should be making personal changes that will help you hone your skills. What you do for others on the 20th and 21st will open doors that will lead to greater opportunities. Take a position of leadership and express your ideas as well as your concerns. Stick close to home on the 22nd and 23rd. Problems while traveling or trying to keep personal matters a secret will arise if you interact with friends, relatives or peers. Don't divulge information that could hurt you or someone else.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look over your personal finances, contracts and medical issues on the 17th, and make sure you have everything in order. Expand your interests on the 18th and 19th and engage in activities or events that will give you an interesting perspective on the best way to move forward. Personal changes are encouraged. You better have your facts in order on the 20th and 21st if you plan to get into an emotional conversation with someone manipulative. Don't leave anything to chance, and have someone to back you up just in case. Protect your reputation and your personal information. You may feel you need a change on the 22nd and 23rd, but before you take a leap of faith, plan your actions carefully.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Accept the inevitable on the 17th, and keep moving forward. You cannot change others, but you can control how you respond. Stick close to home. Take care of personal affairs on the 18th and 19th. Update personal paperwork, look over your finances and make changes that will promote spending less and saving more. Don't let anger take over when intelligence and hard work are what's required. Keep your secrets to yourself on the 20th and 21st, and put your energy into personal improvements and better lifestyle choices. Love and romance are highlighted. Don't take on more than you can handle on the 22nd and 23rd. Impulsiveness will lead to upset and discord. Think before you act. Choose peace over chaos.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take care of your responsibilities personally on the 17th. If you want to make a change, put things in place before you tell others about your plans. Be ready to take advantage of an opportunity on the 18th and 19th. Don't sell yourself short. If you want something, go after it. Trust in your ability, experience and skills. Do what you can on the 20th and 21st, but don't feel you have to take on the world all by yourself. Once you get going and people see what you are doing, help will be offered. A change on the 22nd and 23rd to the way you handle your legal, financial or health matters will be to your benefit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Social events and volunteer work are favored on the 17th. The people you encounter and the information you gather will prompt you to rethink some of the changes you want to make. An opportunity is apparent on the 18th and 19th, but before you jump up and down, go over the details carefully and be sure to get what you want in writing. Make your mark by doing something spectacular on the 20th and 21st. Partnerships, favors and making progress are favored if you speak from the heart and you give your all. Don't trust someone on the 22nd and 23rd who is overly complimentary. Consider what this person wants from you before you make promises you'll regret.

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