Horoscope: 22.02.2017

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 10:20am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 February, 2017, 5:14am

Today's birthday: The problem isn’t that you need to get tough with certain individuals. You’re a natural at that, and when your convictions are strong, you have no problem being forthright. The issue is the mood, which, judging by the clash between Mars and the manipulative Pluto, will be one of suspicion and secrecy. Ironically, there may be little more behind this facade than somebody being a bit paranoid. Still, make clear what’s acceptable and what isn’t.

Pisces: February 19-March 19

You’re good at being able to sense others’ views. But now that you’re dealing with somebody who wants facts, and nothing else, it’s as if they’re speaking a foreign language.

Aries: March 20-April 18

To you, “diplomacy” is synonymous with “tedious”. Yet, having been previously misunderstood in delicate matters, you know how easy it is to draw the wrong conclusion.

Taurus: April 19-May 19

There’s talk of yet more changes in arrangements that have already been reorganised more than once. By early next week, you’ll realise why things shouldn’t remain as they are.

Gemini: May 20-June 19

If you sense that somebody’s hiding something, you usually assume it’s no big deal. Yet, now your instincts are trying to tell you that someone wants to take advantage of you.

Cancer: June 20-July 21

You’re contending with the irrationally stubborn attitude of somebody close who is usually easy to get along with. Forget about tact or their feelings. Be frank and bold.

Leo: July 22-August 21

In a few days’ time, communications planet Mercury joins your ruler the sun in accenting one particularly complex matter. Any discussions should wait until the weekend.

Virgo: August 22-September 21

Because this weekend’s eclipsed new moon is about a fresh perspective, and accents alliances, the time has come to discuss persistent issues. Breakthroughs are likely.

Libra: September 22-October 21 

Being discreet is an art. It requires good timing, in that certain matters may be best left until later. But now things are different. It’s essential that others be told exactly what’s been going on.

Scorpio: October 22-November 20 

Careful planning is ordinarily wise, but judging by the exciting, if unsettling, planetary activity from now until early March, even the simplest of arrangements won’t last long. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Sagittarius: November 21-December 20 

You’d rather not disappoint those to whom you’ve made promises, but it’s clear that what seemed like simple commitments are unlikely to proceed as expected. Discuss this frankly with those involved.

Capricorn: December 21-January 19

You’re all for positive thinking, but you struggle to relax until your plans are turned into reality. Judging by the current planetary emphasis on being optimistic, this is a worthwhile trait to embrace.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18 

The issue between now and early March isn’t about future plans, but the practical side of things. This has to do with not only money, but also your time and ideas.
Once you focus on these matters, you’ll see why they’re so important now.