Horoscopes: Thursday, February 23, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're such an excellent predictor of human nature, but that could get in your way today, too. You will hear the other person more clearly when you do not anticipate what is going to be said.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Of all the things you could take a risk with, your appearance is among the least risky, with the most interesting results. Hair grows back. Outfits change in a moment. Why not have more fun with this?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're wary of wanting to fix things or save people, as this is a classic codependent tendency. However, in all likelihood, you will be able to fix, prevent, escalate, or de-escalate today's situation and with favorable results.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's not wrong to strive for validation; it's just not attractive. But you have something else that matters to you much more than public approval, and it makes you extremely charismatic.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes being happy is as simple as commanding yourself to be happy. Today is such a day. For some mysterious reason, you're more amenable to your own suggestions than usual. Take advantage of this.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Silence can say it all. It's the timing of words that makes communication understandable. You will be especially adept at connecting with fellow Earth signs Taurus and Capricorn.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The cosmic omens suggest that the ones who love you most will bother you best. And by best, of course, read "worst." Why is that such a part of love?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Of course you've taken the needs and wants of others into consideration. But ultimately, they are not the ones who have to live with the consequences. This is about what you want to do.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll flit from one interest to another today, and any suggestion can start you out in a new direction. This will make the products of your work fascinating to those with a more linear process - if you commit to finishing!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your sixth sense turns on today and your intuition will be accurate. The flashes of insight that come to you may not be what you want to believe, but don't ignore them. You don't have to act now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The circumstances at hand are not so unique as to demand an all-new solution. It will be lucky to refer to the past. You can answer a present-day problem with a precedent from antiquity.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're very tolerant of other people's ideas even if you don't agree with them or see how they are going to apply to you. The world would be better if more people had this attitude.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 23). You live by your words this year. Because you are careful about what you agree to, fortunes will augment in March. Loyal love will be by your side all year. Cancer and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers are: 10, 13, 25, 4, and 16.