Horoscopes: Friday, June 23, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Stop overthinking. Make a move. Whether wrong or right, it'll tell you what the next move should be. This will stop you from going in circles and will get you going on a straight line instead.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're being marketed to all the time. Instead, market to yourself. It works. Surround yourself with symbols and messages you want yourself to choose.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Fear is energy that can be directed in a positive way. To direct your fear, keep reminding yourself of what it is you want to achieve, and breathe toward that aim.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Long blocks of focused, uninterrupted concentration are necessary to accomplish anything worthwhile. There is something (someone?) preventing you from having time to focus. Fix it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Risking rejection is no fun (even for extroverts) but it is necessary for progress. Go where the opportunities are and make friends. If you don't know where they are, go where you think they are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As the mountain cradles the lake, your earth-sign nature will hold a water-sign person dear. These are the Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer people, who could really use someone with your reliability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes, you wonder if you're too brave for your own good. You've been known to jump into the spotlight unprepared - better than missing out. After all, opportunities don't wait around until you're ready for them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The people who have the best perspective about the job will be the ones who have done it. Go to the ground level, not the top (unless the ones at the top started at the bottom).

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As it is with anything, what you pay attention to loves you back. When you give attention to your deeper feelings and layers, you start feeling more fulfilled.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The tools used to be creative will be a focus, but don't be fooled: The tools do not create. Creativity is in the head and heart. Fancy, expensive tools can actually work against the art.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Customs matter - to a point. Following the right movements in correct order will show respect when you don't yet have the other person's. Once you've earned a place in the heart, the protocol will become less important.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You sense you're being flattered. That doesn't mean the compliments aren't true; it just means your flatterer is smart enough to grease the gears. One person's dishonesty is another person's clever navigation.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 23). You'll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You'll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others, it's a give-and-give - which will grow your heart. You'll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October. Your devotion will inspire a sacrifice and a victory in 2018. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 40, 4, 9, and 16.