Horoscopes: Friday, February 16, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To be able to give someone a good referral is a gift. So if you can't help the situation but you know someone who can, linking the two up could be a huge favor.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You were chosen because you're the best person for the job. Someday the position will be handed to a newcomer. Knowing this is inevitable, do your best to make the most impact.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). With careful conservation of energy and resources, you'll make it to the triumphant end of a long slog. The first step in this victory will be realizing you are on a lengthy journey, not a short race.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Try to explain a TV drama to someone who's never watched it. The plot sounds confusing. Yet when you watched from the beginning, all events flowed naturally. Today, trust yourself, and don't explain your choices to others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The sign that says "You are here" is the most orienting and the best kind of start to the journey. So take stock. These signs aren't just on mall maps. Sometimes they're reflected in the eyes of others.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To an outsider, it may seem you have a lot figured out, yet you don't feel that way on the inside. Many things you wanted fell through. Consider that it was for the best. And look at all you have now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Much will boil down to this: which problem are you trying to solve? Find one that's resistant to solution, because it's an exciting place to start and you're up to it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Keep an open mind because your first idea isn't always your best. You'll have lots of stellar ideas if you let yourself play around, experiment, and stay curious. Your aha! moment is coming.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People associate nervous behaviors with dishonesty, and sometimes this is the case. But the truly dangerous people are the ones who aren't the least bit nervous about their lies.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). How do you know if you're coming up against reality or a mistaken belief about it? Does it change when you change? Does it bend to your will? Reality won't - ever. And anytime you fight with reality, reality will win.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you want to spin in circles instead of move forward, worrying is the way to do it. Analysis and speculation will also help. To move forward, lighten up and do some experimenting.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Here comes a magical sense of flow. It's like time stands still and its rules don't apply to you: You're totally engaged with life. This is what you were meant for.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 16). It's said that you can't lead where you haven't traveled - patently untrue. Look at all of the exploration missions that have proven otherwise! This year will be such a mission. Not only will you have the pleasure of finding new places, emotional states and manners of being, you'll also bring others on your journey. Leo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 9, 32, 48 and 8.