Daily horoscopes: February 17, 2017


(March 20 – April 19):

What’s missing from a current discussion is the human element. One candid remark from you brings abstract speculations back down to earth.


(April 20 – May 20):

Emotional investment is getting in the way of bringing matters to an equitable conclusion. Separate feelings from figures.


(May 21 – June 20):

What was once cut-and-dry is becoming complicated. You can’t return to the way things were, but you can’t stop short either. Carry on.


(June 21 – July 21):

You could enforce an agreement, but if you accent the positive you’ll win the other party’s cooperation.


(July 22 – Aug. 22):

A colleague has disappointed too many times to be let off the hook. You’re within rights to penalize this person and it’s in everyone’s best interests that you do.


(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

Once you ask one question, more will follow. You may regret pursuing this thread, but in the end you’ll be glad you did.


(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

Counter charges (and counter suits) result in everyone losing. Find a way for both sides to back off without losing face and you’ve taken the first step towards fashioning a settlement.


(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

Don’t give up because an associate is on the verge of taking your side. This brings the support you’ve campaigned for.


(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

You feel like people are holding back. Actually, you should accept what they have to give. Make peace with that and you’ll make progress.


(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

After arduous preparation, a deal finally comes through. There’s more hard work to come, but bask in the moment.


(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

It may seem like you’re in the weaker position, but actually you’ve got the upper hand. All you have to do is squeeze.


(Feb. 18 – March 19):

You’re so sick and tired of the standoff that you don’t care if a venture works out or not. Ironically, your nonchalance succeeds in getting your opponent to blink.