Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, May 17


March 21- April 19

You're noticing the small stuff more than usual today — the little details that make up your daily life — and it's probably hitting your funny bone. A meeting at work turns into a comedy of manners. Dinner with friends turns into repeated attempts to one-up each other by telling taller and taller tales. What fun! It feels good to use your mind in this way. What's more, it sharpens your thoughts and observations.

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April 20-May 20

Welcome to a day full of communication. You're probably in a rather talkative mood, yourself. If you aren't, well, you'd better pretend you are, as the phone calls, emails and text messages flow in. With so much back and forth, it's easy to get overwhelmed and forget whom you've told what. Keep track by documenting everything important in writing, and by keeping a detailed list of everything you're trying to accomplish.


May 21-June 21

Today your eye for minor details is even sharper than usual. That's good if your work requires you to be especially detail-oriented. Nothing slips by you! But that can present challenges in situations where a bigger-picture perspective would help. This could turn into a case of being unable to see the forest for the trees, unless you make the effort to correlate the small stuff into the larger scheme.


June 22-July 22

Though you're usually quite comfortable with your daily routine, today is a good day for finding some ways to switch things up. In fact, any time you become overly complacent with familiar experiences and procedures, it's a good idea to make some adjustments. This keeps your outlook fresh, and it keeps you from getting stuck in a rut. Purposely step outside your comfort zone in some way, and challenge your mind.


July 23-August 22

It's a great day to break the rules, or at least bend them a bit — within reason, of course! You're feeling spunky and daring, and you'll find the universe rewards a clever approach to a problem. Who says you can't cut corners on a project if doing so enhances things for everyone? You're honorable enough to base your decisions in honesty. Anyone watching will be impressed at how freethinking and clear headed you are.


August 23-September 22

It's okay to crack a smile today. You're surrounded by humorous people and funny situations. Of course, you might feel overwhelmed by all the tasks on your to-do list; it could seem like the more you accomplish, the more there is left to do. Still, take a break every now and then just to chuckle at the goofiness of life. Otherwise, you'll just feel stressed out by day's end!


September 23-October 22

A brisk, bracing breeze blows through your mind today, leaving you with a fresh outlook. You might find yourself laughing with friends over in-jokes you share, based on unique observations of the people and situations around you. This stuff is good — maybe even good enough to put in a book! In general, it's a great time to do something creative. Challenge yourself to view the world in a new way.


October 23 – November 22

It's a good day to make adjustments in your work, your perspective or your daily routine. The only trouble is, you tend to rely on the security of sameness. You may not particularly want to step outside your comfort zone and try something new! Still, the current energy is well suited for gaining a fresh perspective on an issue. Your ideas are especially clever, once you give yourself free rein to make connections.


November 23-December 20

You might feel extra inspired today, as new ideas intrigue you and fascinating images bloom in your consciousness. In fact, this alertness could be so pronounced that you actually feel nervous — physically restless and mentally all keyed up. In such a distracted state, it's hard to get much accomplished. Your mind might be running a mile a minute, but your actual productivity will probably have a hard time keeping up.


December 21-January 19

You're extra observant today. With your mind so quick on the uptake, it's a good time to work on something that engages your intellect. Challenge yourself to consider an old issue in a brand-new way. Gaining a fresh perspective helps you grow mentally. And you've always been one to strive to be better and better! That's possible under the current influence, as long as you seek out novel points of view.


January 20-February 18

Engage other people in conversation today. Anything you're up to can be enhanced by discussing it with someone else. If you're working on a project, someone might provide you with valuable feedback in the form of an idea or perspective you hadn't considered. Even if you're just in the mood for fun, a joke shared with a friend is especially hilarious, because you're both more attuned than usual to subtleties of meaning.


February 19-March 20

Today, don't settle for the same old routine. This applies to your thinking patterns as well as your daily life or your work. Taking the ordinary approach isn't nearly as effective now as trying something new. Even if your experimental method doesn't work, at least you'll know for the future. But you might discover some exception to a rule that could become your new norm.

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