Horoscopes: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everybody needs somebody, and you're the somebody who is so needed now that somebody else seems fastened to you. Being needed so intensely could bring up mixed feelings.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Money isn't inherently emotional, but somehow it will end up being a hot-button topic today. You'll be the reasonable one; you know to separate your own value from the monetary one in question.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's something you want that requires a lot more attention than you planned to give it. Until you can lend full focus, it will remain out of reach. The question now is: How badly do you want it?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not the casting director for every scene in the grand play of life. But when you do have the power, use it. Surround yourself with nice people and you won't have to teach them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't befriend anyone just because you think it will take you places. However, there are some special friendships that generate such a fantastic energy that you can't help but soar upward, regardless of your original intention.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Hesitate and you will lose the opportunity, or worse, cast doubt in the mind of the one who's doling it out. Today's one of those times to just say yes. You'll learn all you need to know on the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Higher learning will be featured in your day. This may be costly in values of time, energy, and money, but you'll never be sorry, as your richer life will eventually reflect all the benefits of the effort.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As it is with everyone, your powers of magnetism ebb and flow. They are flowing now. You may notice that you're getting special treatment. Enjoy this, and don't give into the temptation to play with your power.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today you'll be reminded of the inherent tally inside every relationship. Don't worry; all involved know the score, and life is about to settle a few things up.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You belong to many groups, though one stands out as being more central to your well-being lately. You'll put your focus there, and you'll become a more effective member of that team.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Those who obsess over others don't have quite enough going on in their own inner circle. You can help that. Actually, this is a good opportunity for you to gain support for your cause.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Things are about to get busy again. If the arrangement isn't working, this is the moment to have a talk, change the agreement, or decide on a different kind of relationship.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 22). Your times of wishful thinking are over. March sees you well-connected, and relationships lead to prosperity. You'll choose assertiveness over diplomacy in March, as you should. You'll update your environment in April and May. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Lucky numbers are: 9, 50, 3, 24, and 14.