For Thursday, Feb. 16:
This year you focus on broadening your inner circle and forging stronger friendships. If you are attached, a partner frequently could be angry or jealous. Indulge your sweetie more often, and treat him or her like your best friend. You will relate more easily. If you are single, a friend could become more, or you might meet your next sweetie through a friend, most likely after June.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
•••• Use your strong sense of direction to enlist supporters and get the job done. A situation that usually is more complicated than necessary is a piece of cake today. Tonight: Burning the midnight oil.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
••••• Deal directly with a key person in your life. You do not need to agree with each other, but right now, the likelihood is high that you will. Recognize your limits. Tonight: Enjoy a relaxing meal, then decide.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
••••• Continue being more passive. Someone’s attempt to get you into an argument might result from his or her discomfort taking the lead. Do not just placate this person and come to the rescue. Tonight: Follow the crowd.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
•••• You might want to understand more of why someone is under your skin or vice versa. You could point to this person as the reason, but this behavior is a trigger for you. Tonight: Clean your desk.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
•••• Pressure builds causing you a problem that is unexpected. Think positively about what you need to do. Step up and take your natural role as a leader within your community circle or at work. Tonight: Whatever lights up your life.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
••• Deal with a situation before it deals with you. You could be angry and internalizing it. Without realizing it, your anger could pop out when you least expect it to. Tonight: Make it OK to be quiet and at home.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
•••• Read Virgo’s message for a hint, especially with your feelings. Know that you might be better off expressing even difficult feelings in a manner someone can hear. Tonight: Hang out. Make weekend plans.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
•••• Make sure that what seems like a good risk really is. If you feel unsure, back off. Instincts guide you in a powerful manner. Tonight: Pick up the tab at dinner.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
•••• Do not let early morning aggravation become total day irritation. If need be, indulge in a pastime that helps you become more carefree. Eating a cookie or even swapping a joke would work. Tonight: Let the good times happen.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
••• Your low profile might be a little boring, but it will prove worthwhile. Someone opens up and reveals much more of his or her thoughts and feelings. Tonight: Out and about.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
••••• Continue to forge ahead, even if a partner becomes irate. Clearly you cannot control this person, and it seems quite possible that he or she cannot even control his or her mood. Tonight: Accept a family member’s offer.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
••• When someone is upset, you often take it personally; try not to. Instead, focus on one project after another, one issue after another. Tonight: Touch base with a very unusual person in your life.