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Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

You`re overbooked, but you tell yourself it`s okay. A full schedule makes you feel important. It also keeps your mind off other things. You`re afraid that if you slow down for even a moment, certain ideas, memories or people might creep through your open door and ruin everything. Find a quiet moment in your self-induced chaos to sit down and address this fear. It probably has roots in something that happened long ago. All the worst-case scenarios actually seem ridiculous when you play them out step by step. Now get back to work and get ready for something major.
You won`t accept any verbal offer until it`s followed up with hard copy and until you`ve had a chance to fully absorb it. Before selling out to the first bidder, remember the failed trickle-down experiment in economics and the old `greed is good` mantra. Today`s easy money could lead to tomorrow`s spiritual hardship. Fiscal conservatives gain the cautious respect of their peers. Risk-takers find themselves without followers. You`ve learned a few critical lessons from the animal kingdom. The one that applies this time is that predators gain the advantage when you let them smell your fear.

For you, the goal is everything. The best method is whatever works. Thanks to the Stars, your desired results are falling neatly into place. You notice a big difference from what happened during the last few days, while last week feels like another lifetime. You seem to have grown in so many ways. Ideas are tangible and easy to shape once you hold them in your hands. If you need to persuade people, they`ll bend to your wishes without complaint. What you have to say is appealing as well as important. Popularity is yours, if you care about such things.
Have the machines finally taken over? Is talking to your computer a more soulful experience than talking to your coworkers? The problem gets deeper the more you look at it. Institutional communications, such as bureaucratic paperwork or a complex voicemail system, are testing your patience. Anyone seeking a job or even romance will probably run head-on into a wall of formalities. Don`t give up too soon. There are so many approaches that you still haven`t tried. Politeness and persistence will get you what you want. If it doesn`t happen today, maybe you`ll be pleasantly surprised first thing tomorrow.

A picture paints a thousand words and actions speak louder than those words, too. These old sayings could become your mantra as you recognize the time for talking is long past. You might as well get this thing off the ground if nobody else is doing anything about it yet. Jump-start your cause with a high-profile gesture. If there aren`t any appropriate organizations to join, you`ll probably found one yourself. Your strong character and practiced leadership skills put you at the forefront. Anyone with good ideas is welcome to fold them into your master plan.
Your astrological neighbors would rather do than say, but for you it`s all about talking a good game. In your situation, words are more valuable than actions right now. Through presentation, plea or outright heckling, you get the attention of an authority figure. Some would fear punishment for such an outburst, but you`re banking on the chance that special notice equals special treatment. Eventually they`ll challenge you to put their money where your mouth is and that`s just the break you wanted. It`s time to start cashing in some of those cleverly won advantages for your long-term gain.

You`d like to think of yourself as the answer person, but you`ll settle for being the resident idea generator. Brilliant thoughts flow through you as naturally as breathing. Idle words fall from your mouth with the ringing declaration of truth. If friends and associates are wise, they`ll harness your brainpower to drive engines of commerce or education. You deserve a lot more than you`re currently getting. Maybe this is the moment to renegotiate your contract. Popularity catches on like a trend or a rumor. What they`re saying is all true, though. Sometimes you even impress yourself.
Ownership is an illusion. Titles and deeds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passion is nine-tenths of the law. If you want something badly enough, you can get it by making a pest of yourself. Recognize this trick when it`s used on you. Someone might threaten your own rights with a loud voice and a comic-book villain scowl. While your opponent may prove more annoying than dangerous, he or she still has you on the defensive. Be sure that your responses are clear and appropriate. You still want to claim the moral high ground.

Shrink the scale of your ambitions. Break each task down into many small, doable steps. The secret to thinking small is celebrating intricacy rather than dissolving into pettiness. As long as you know and love what`s important, you`ll go far. The inner workings of most systems fascinate you. Biographical and administrative details turn anyone from a faceless drone into a multifaceted work of art. If you didn`t enjoy people so much, you could probably do everything by yourself, but building a team is the final piece that makes your current project so interesting and successful.
You`re minding your own business when the storm of words breaks over you. Incoming waves of gossip and chitchat stir up your quiet, simple environment in a rising tide of noise pollution. Walking away from the problem is useless. You can endure this easily when you remember the campers` rule of thumb: Garbage in, garbage out. Get a grip as unsupported rumors swirl around you. This stuff is amusing, but it shouldn`t be confused with actual facts. The hard facts are out there somewhere and you`ll wait until you find them before drawing any conclusions.

Hedonism and altruism struggle for your soul. Life is good, but are you required by some unwritten cosmic law to spread the wealth around when you have it? Should you serve yourself or should you be of service to someone else? Understand that these things aren`t mutually exclusive. When you help a needy or desiring friend, it`s a lot more fun than you can imagine. You like the same things, after all, so the magic still runs strong for both of you. Your creative solution will make everyone`s day better. That`s a real reason to be proud.
You have a good understanding of major deals and complex social movements. You`re also feeling a little superstitious about things that fall outside of these theoretical boundaries. Pick up your feet when you walk, just in case it`s all true about stepping on sidewalk cracks. Buyers and sellers are able to make informed decisions and maybe even close the deal. But wait: If you negotiate today, arrange things so that you don`t have to take possession until the weekend. The ground could still shift beneath your feet as you carry something fragile. Reality is strangely mutable when you`re not firmly anchored.