February 2017 Chinese Monthly Horoscope
Patience is much more than a virtue this afternoon – it’s a survival tool. When it comes to health, housing or work issues, don’t force anyone’s hand. Even if things seem to be bogged down in needless trivia, you mustn’t be cantankerous or pushy. Smile, listen, and count to a thousand. Politely give others ample opportunity to finish their meandering sentences. You can’t make others change or agree with you, but you can offer an alternative that looks like the smartest, most desirable thing to do. P.S.: If you’re in a mad rush, you may break something.
As much as you love your friends, stop short of lending them money today. It’s fine to pitch in and assist friends and loved ones in arduous tasks, but keep money out of the equation. Once cashola gets involved, the chemistry in a relationship changes. You’re in a powerfully heroic mood, ready to sacrifice your own comfort and free time for a friend or good cause. Before getting completely wrapped up in another’s situation, make absolutely sure that you know whom you’re dealing with, ok?
This month may reopen an old wound unless you’re observant and monitor your reactions. Personal talks could seem negative or sound critical, even when they aren’t. Don’t assume that a friend, colleague or loved one is trying to attack or embarrass you. That is simply not the case. In fact, if you feel the urge to react to another’s comment, stop yourself. Think about the possible repercussions, and make an effort to not turn a minor mistake into a major fiasco.
This month calls for restraint. Unfortunately, restraint may be in very short supply. Someone may make a remark that angers or offends you. You’re apt to impulsively blurt out a comment that weakens your credibility or stature. You’re advised to disengage from others’ taunting remarks or sarcasm. Since others know that you’re emotional and sometimes temperamental, they may deliberately set you up. Don’t let them get your goat.
Expenses affecting your home and family may come due today. Repairs on cars, real estate and appliances may be necessary. The point is to avoid spending money on nonessentials so that you’ll have enough for really important things. You may also be faced with upcoming career-related expenses – another reason to save your pennies for important things. The good news is that you’re creating an exciting, positive buzz. Even your alleged missteps are viewed as heroic. People are quite taken with you and your message. This will eventually translate into prosperity and a rejuvenated career.
You feel almost as if you’re scurrying through a revolving door this afternoon, over and over again. One phase replaces another, yet things feel almost the same. Once again, you’re faced with that ancient Snake dilemma: Should you take a risk to win it all, or avoid risk and avoid loss? This question will dog you during the next year, particularly when an acquaintance goes way out on a limb and wins big.
You’ve been so good lately when it comes to biting your tongue and not saying sarcastic, saucy things. Today, however, could reverse this diplomatic trend and herald a redux of classic tongue-lashing. If someone or something strikes you the wrong way this afternoon, your nails turn into Freddie Krueger fingerknives – zip, zip, zip! You won’t sit still while others play fast and loose with the facts or make cutting comments about your friends. Your zingers are particularly heart stopping because no one sees them coming – ouch!
You feel some not-so-subtle pressure from friends or loved ones to do something you’re not ready for. This probably involves money – your money, to be precise. Isn’t it interesting how freely others like to spend your hard-earned cash? On another note, you and a pal may have very different views on how or when a decision should be made. Today isn’t a good day for debates, so don’t bother presenting your side of things. Let unfinished business simmer a while longer. This will give you enough time to prepare yourself for whatever others have up their sleeves. P.S.: Someone you know on a friendly basis is willing to cross the line to get whatever he/she wants – like that’s a surprise.
This month may be very demanding. Because you’re so set on achieving an objective, you’ve burned the candle at both ends and may feel exhausted or overwhelmed. Your responsibilities or career have grown steadily more important, competitive and demanding. If at all possible, try to take some time off this afternoon to restore your body and spirit. Most of the time, your passion for a person or goal is powerful enough to keep you going. But you’ve pushed pretty hard during the past couple weeks and could certainly use a break.
If you have concerns about another’s veracity or capability, think of this as fair warning. The next step, of course, is to verify this information and take appropriate action. Today urges you to strictly observe rules and standards, even if others do not. You have a sixth sense about an approaching wave of karma. Don’t doubt your intuition today – and don’t blindly follow others’ less than shining examples. P.S.: If you think someone is cheating, they probably are.
You have a remarkable ability to talk others into almost anything. Given the opportunity, you can convince others that the sky isn’t actually blue – it’s pleasant shade of lavender. As long as you’re sure that you’re right, you steamroll over detractors with impressive ease and confidence. The only time you’re less effective is when you’ve lost faith or confidence in yourself or your beliefs. (This is one more reason why you’re such a primo candidate for meditation and hypnosis.) At any rate, you do face some major decisions and challenges, but your beliefs and attitude can turn a daunting task into a piece of coconut cake.
You feel pulled in two different directions in February. You suspect that, no matter what you do, you can’t win. Your private life may conflict with professional duties. At this point, you may feel more secure banking on your career than your personal life. But today, a tempestuous or fragile relationship may be impossible to harness. This is happening for a reason, Pigs. You can’t continue to spread yourself so thin. Today’s little trauma drama reminds you how unnecessary and unfair another’s demands are. Your fantasy of someone changing and becoming the person you need them to be won’t stand up to the cold light of day.