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November 17 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday November 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 November 17, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
It’s a fantasy-fueled day for you, Aries, thanks to a sultry alignment of Mars and Neptune. Mars governs our lusty urges while Neptune brings the fairy-tale vibes to the party. Which means you’ll be quite the seductive minx today, whether you’re applying that passion to a person of interest or pitching a project. Make sure your requests are clear (and bold!). Put them in writing just to make sure Neptune’s hazy influence doesn’t make anyone forgetful about their promises.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Bring some levity and luxury to all that you do today, Taurus—especially when it comes to group scenarios. Everyone’s getting a little too stuffy and serious for your liking. Intervene before this heaviness sucks the joy right out of an otherwise enviable situation. Today it’s your job to remind everyone to lighten up and have fun, whether you’re sneaking off with a couple coworkers for midday mani-pedis or showing up to the 3PM meeting with a box of French pastries.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Who has the power…really? Today, a quieter person could surprise you with their astute observations and depth. Don’t fall for the inflated claims of a bellicose know-it-all. Actions speak louder than words! That applies to you too, Gemini. When you enter a room, introduce yourself to everyone and find out who they actually are instead of launching your charm offensive. Has a certain ally stood loyally by your side this year? These are often the people we forget to thank. If you need to buy or make a holiday gift for a humble friend or a helpful person, start planning—and think about including a handwritten card that expresses your profound gratitude.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Today’s flowy angle between lusty Mars and dreamy Neptune could raise the temperature on all things romantic. You’re feeling very “go with the moment,” and, for a change, you’re willing to play the pursuer role when someone lights your fire. This might even involve traveling over the next few days. Don’t rule out the possibility of a long-distance love affair. If coupled, get plans in motion for an adventurous day trip or steamy overnight getaway. Figuring out where to go will be as stimulating as the journey itself.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Up-close and personal is where you want to be today, Leo. Turn up the heat with someone you’d like to know better. Start by creating an inviting—and enchanting—space for the two of you to bond. Share a meal, open up about a more personal topic, get genuinely interested in what makes this person tick. When you’re both relaxed, you’ll be more receptive to each other’s advances. Read the cues and, if it feels right, unleash your seductive powers. If this is a friendship or business scenario, just make an effort to get more personally connected so you can see if there’s real synergy here.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
With fiery Mars and flowy Neptune backing each other up in your interpersonal houses, you’re a passionate force of nature today. And it’s your way with words that will woo, Virgo, so open up and speak from the heart instead of overthinking and self-editing. Just remember that dialogues—not diatribes—make artful conversation. You don’t have to plan the perfect speech or spend hours composing a poetic email that would put Rumi to shame. Instead, stay present, trusting that you’ll know exactly what to say at exactly the right time.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Does the end justify the means? Not today, Libra. Soulful Neptune sends ambitious Mars a reminder to pay attention to the process. Delay the deadline of your mission instead of rushing to meet an arbitrary due date. That extra time will ensure that your collaborators are happy and that you don’t have to cut any corners. In the end, it’s integrity and quality that people will remember, not who got to the finish line first.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Presence is power! With charismatic Mars (in Scorpio) catching support from enchanting Neptune, you can set aside your worries about being “too much.” If you want to feel the sheer force of your magnetism today, don’t plan or strategize. Instead, just “be here now,” as metaphysical author Ram Das instructed. Your ability to improvise is off the charts, and what you come up with on the spot will slay any prepared presentations. Sure, Scorpio, show the slide presentation, send the message you belabored over, but only if the timing feels right. What will really inspire people is YOU.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
It’s a go-with-the-flow kind of day, Sagittarius, but by no means does that imply that you should be passive. Signal-boosting Mars is in your intuitive twelfth house, and today it’s dancing cheek-to-cheek with esoteric Neptune. You might see repeating numbers (like 11:11 or 4:44 on the clock) or hear about the same movie from three different people. Reflect on where you might be forcing an outcome instead of allowing things to unfold with divine timing. Do your part, but know when to stop and let the universe take over. By trying to pry one door open, you’re wasting energy that could be used for another situation—one that just works naturally.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Your popularity is palpable today, Capricorn, so use this power for good. It’s not just about convening with hipsters for microbrews or feeling superior to the unevolved masses. Use your influence to help someone younger or greener get a foot in the door. Your endorsement could change their lives for the better. Could you use a boost up the ladder yourself? Attend a social gathering that doubles as a networking event. Or, if you’re getting together with friends, look at ways you might collaborate or help each other out.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Being “purpose-driven” is a good thing, Aquarius, but how can you infuse more ease into your goal-oriented quest? Today’s meaningful mashup of go-getter Mars and soulful Neptune reminds you to pause and make sure you’re firing on all cylinders. If you’re tackling a big project, set an alarm for the top of every hour. Then get up and stretch, take a short stroll, drink a glass of water (and toss in some alkalizing slices of lemon or cucumber). Don’t forget to delegate or outsource if a project becomes too much to handle on your own. With supportive Neptune involved, you could manifest the perfect assistant.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday November 17
Feeling foggy, Pisces? Cancel plans to plow through a big mission. Opt for a research and renewal day instead. With thrillseeker Mars winking at your ruling planet Neptune, a change of scenery will do wonders to revamp your productivity. When your mind is relaxed, it’s more receptive to hearing the guidance of your inner voice. That white-light moment could strike while you’re walking near water, relaxing for a spa pedicure or driving to meet a friend for an evening hangout five miles farther than you’d usually go.