Horoscopes: July 17, 2017


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Choose to be strategic rather than impulsive. Acting in haste will get you into an argument or troublesome situation. Gauge what you want to accomplish and concentrate on the tasks at hand, not what others are doing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take a moment to pause and rethink your next move. What you do in haste will leave you open to ridicule. Anger and stubbornness will not work in your favor. Anticipate the desired outcome before you step into the spotlight. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Charm will go a long way, but if you use false information to entice people to lend a hand, you aren't likely to succeed. Offer the truth and do your own thing. Don't get involved in anything shady. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Begin your day with a plan. Strategize and work alongside those who feel the same way you do. Refuse to let anyone railroad you into taking on something that doesn't interest you. Work hard to get ahead. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take stock of what everyone around you is doing. Emotions will surface if you don't assess what needs to be done and contribute your share. Look for any opportunity to do your part and to form alliances with your peers.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take part in the activities going on in your neighborhood. You will learn from an experience with someone who is different than you. Observation and asking questions will give you a better understanding of the possibilities and opportunities that exist.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be smart and get your responsibilities out of the way early in the day. If you wait for someone to help you out, you are likely to be disappointed. Keep the peace and don't ask for too much. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You'll be faced with situations that will require some sort of response. Look at all the variables and consider the consequences before you take action. Your position or reputation will depend on how you handle matters. Don't be afraid to be different.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can enjoy things without engaging in emotional spending. Physical challenges and mental debates will keep you on your toes. You don't have to overdo things to make an impression. Aim to have fun and you won't be alone. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make changes at home or to the way you live that will make your life easier and your relationships with loved ones better. Spending more time engaging in family outings and plans will bring you closer together. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Control your emotions. Being stubborn will not help you move forward. Bring out the best in yourself by showing how open and willing you are to adapt and make situations work. A positive attitude will help you excel. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use your intuition when dealing with personal matters. Don't make an impulsive move just to impress someone. Do your own thing and don't worry about what others do. If someone comes to you with a request, be wary of his or her motives.