The Moon is in its home zone today, and encourages us to tune in carefully to the situations we find ourselves in. Compassion may be something to share but by later tonight, a difficult reality may need confronting.
However, Venus, newly arrived in Aquarius can certainly help us to see things more dispassionately but still in caring way. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Thursday 18th February 2016 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
You may be sure of what you want, but are friends as persuaded? If not, you could experience being pulled in two directions over the coming week or so. Balancing these two is going to take some energy. However, you may feel you need to pour your heart into a project you're passionate about. If you can keep people informed, they are likely to appreciate it.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Keep your options open, at least until tomorrow when the Sun changes signs into Pisces. What may seem of vital importance today may appear less so in the light of new events and changing ideas. Whilst you can impress key players and enjoy being in the limelight, you may find that some more sociable strands can develop through worldly interactions too.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
It doesn't really matter what others think about us, what really matters is what we think of ourselves. Despite this, over recent weeks you may have become more conscious of breaking free from anyone who doubts you. And any sense of needing to liberate yourself, or to add extra variety to your world, will only get stronger from here on in, Gemini.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
You may be surprised at how much information you pick up today concerning a friend, partner or key people in your life. The Moon's positive alignment with Neptune can seem to put you in telepathic connection with them. This may also see you revise your plans, especially if you were hoping to do something with one key person. So things can be fluid.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
If you find yourself keen to persuade someone that your viewpoint is best, why might this be? Could it be that actually you have a grain of uncertainty washing around your mind? Perhaps you just need to show more confidence in your convictions and do what you think is necessary. Whilst approval may be preferable, around key decisions be single minded.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
Although you may have a lot to contend with, there's no reason why you can't enjoy yourself as well. Jupiter's continuing presence in your sign is a reminder to add some playful and expressive moments too. If you're getting too bogged down in details, look at the ways in which you can steer your direction in a more dynamic way, Virgo.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
A little bit of mystery wouldn't go amiss today, so don't feel duty bound to explain yourself. If your instinct is to take a certain course of action then do so. You don't have to get people's approval for anything that contributes to your happiness and well-being. Even so, there's a chance you could feel a little guilty. There really is no need to, Libra.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
If you've been busy with your own agenda, then you might begin to feel you've neglected others in the process. Today's lunar tie suggests you might even go too far in order to make amends, which won't help either. Even so, giving just a little of your time, attention and company may be more than enough. There's really no need to go over the top.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
The continued presence of Mars in the psychological sector of your chart may be stirring up all kinds of emotions that cause you to falter and lose faith in yourself. However, try not to worry if something you're keen to accomplish isn't coming along as well as you had hoped. Keep working at it anyway, as in the fullness of time chances are it can bear fruit.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
If you've taken stock of your resources, you may be aware of skills that could earn you extra cash. Furthermore, with the beguiling Venus and Mercury the planet of commerce, in your money zone for the coming weeks, you might want to put out a few feelers. Even small amounts of money in exchange for a useful service can make a difference.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Planetary action in your sign can encourage you to extend the hand of friendship, as you never know where it might lead. Indeed, this can be an excellent time to get out and about and exchange ideas and opinions with others. As a result, you may be surprised at how well you get along and how much you benefit from new and lively interactions.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
You may feel motivated to make a sacrifice today, but don't do it if it compromises you in any way. Even so, there's a lot to be said for helping out someone who you know will very likely give something back to you at a later date. While this may seem mercenary Pisces, and not your usual style see it as just wanting to move above purely giving.