Daily Horoscope for Friday May 17, 2024

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May 17 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday May 17. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.

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Your daily horoscopes for Friday May 17, 2024

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Power struggle alert! Someone could try to undermine you—or so it may seem. Today’s shadowy Mercury-Pluto square can create all kinds of weird vibes and communications, stirring up dynamics that just feel “off.” If you’ve borrowed or lent money with a friend—or if one of you is always picking up the tab—things could get uncomfortable. This discrepancy needs to be addressed, but this cosmic climate makes it risky. Write down what you want to say or draft a payment plan if you’re the one in debt, then sleep on it. 

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Taurus Daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Fight the power? You’ll certainly be tempted to as today’s incendiary Mercury-Pluto square brings out your feisty anti-authoritarian side. Check yourself, Taurus: Is someone REALLY trying to keep you down? Speak up about any flaws you observe in the system, but do it diplomatically. Write down what you observe and present a solution. And for extra protection, run it by a couple people for feedback before you just fire something off and burn a bridge. 

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Gemini Daily horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

What on earth are you reacting to, Gemini? Saturday’s confounding Mercury-Pluto square could bring out your destructive side. You’ve taken something personally or gotten a “weird vibe,” and now you’re ready to go down the warpath. Slowwww down. Gather the facts before you do anything that you can’t take back. Your radar may not be as spot-on as you assume it is. 

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Cancer Daily horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Today brings a controlling clash between expressive Mercury and paranoid Pluto. As much as you might talk a good game about being fair and democratic, your actions might veer more into dictator terrain. Maybe you think nobody can do it as well as you. And you might be right, but that attitude is also a recipe for burnout. Pause and show someone the ropes—then take a deep breath and stop micromanaging. 

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Leo Daily horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

An important relationship could be rocked by tension today, even if it’s not out in the open. The key issue: You aren’t sure whether you have the same values or vision for the future. A Mercury-Pluto square could force a tough but necessary conversation. Compromise won’t come easily as you could both be holding firm in your beliefs. Try to create a safe space to discuss these matters—and if necessary, agree to disagree. 

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Virgo Daily horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Know-it-all alert! Saturday’s tug of war between mental Mercury and powermonger Pluto could find you embroiled in an intellectual showdown. You’re convinced that you’re right, Virgo, and you very well could be. The only problem? So is the other person. Rather than throw facts and figures at each other, try to understand what they’re so passionate about—and express your own heartfelt convictions. Grasping the deeper emotions and motivations behind this conflict is the only way to solve it. 

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Libra Daily horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

What are you resisting, Libra? Today’s intense Mercury-Pluto square could provoke some deep-seated trust issues in you. Someone may be saying (and even doing) all the right things to earn your confidence, yet an internal force is causing you to balk. It’s probably unconscious fears from your past rather than something this person is doing wrong, but you need to be certain. Journal, meditate, talk to a therapist or healer. It will be hard for you to let go until you get to the bottom of this. 

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Scorpio Daily horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Are old family dynamics seeping into your current relationships? A tense Mercury-Pluto square could make you jarringly aware of that. Have you become “just like your parents” with your mate, or are you afraid to date someone without your family’s approval? Today’s stars could be a wake-up call: It’s time to cut the cord for good. Pluto’s presence can give the tendency to project our issues onto others. If you’ve been acting in a self-protective way but wondering why someone “won’t open up,” there’s your answer. 

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Sagittarius Daily horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Say what you mean and mean what you say? That will be a tough act to pull off as a secretive square between communicator Mercury and paranoid Pluto muddles everybody’s messaging. Someone’s anxious body language could betray their smooth talk, for example—but are they lying or just nervous? You won’t have a clue, so don’t jump to conclusions. Control issues could flare, creating tense communication. Do your best to avoid getting defensive, and don’t fling accusations yourself. 

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Capricorn Daily horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Are confidence issues holding you back from unbridled self-expression? Part of you longs to let loose, but some limiting (and unconscious) beliefs are stopping you from sharing your original ideas. Today’s tense Mercury-Pluto square exacerbates this internal conflict. While your strategic sign tends to think before you speak, don’t send yourself into analysis paralysis. Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there instead of focusing on whether or not people will like what you do and say. Let your unique creations find their natural audience. Remember, like attracts like. 

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Aquarius Daily horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

A sensitive topic needs to be addressed, Aquarius. Should you soften the blow or cut straight to the chase? Therein lies the dilemma of today’s stressful Mercury-Pluto square. Communicator Mercury is in your nurturing fourth house, tempting you to soft-pedal or apologize for talking straight (please don’t). But penetrating Pluto amps up your assertiveness. You know what you want, after all, so why not just be direct about it? Well, because your Spidey senses are intuiting that it could hurt someone’s feelings. Rather than risk it under these fraught skies, wait until everyone’s in a solid place before saying a word. 

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Pisces Daily horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday May 17

Speaking and communicating are two different things, Pisces. The words you SAY may mask a deeper unresolved issue that you’re not even aware of—especially under today’s tense Mercury-Pluto square. If talking about a situation isn’t getting you anywhere, try meditating, journaling or listening to music. You might even try hypnosis or sound healing. Remember, too, that your words can create your reality. If your sentences are loaded with fear and worry, make a practice of rephrasing them in a more empowering way. 

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