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sallye bates
6 Hours Ago

Horoscope Monday 2/20/17

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): It's time to own those attributes you project on to others. This makes you master of your mind and heart.

TAURUS. (April 19 - May 19): Somebody else was right and you were wrong. Go ahead and say so. It makes you a better person.

GEMINI. (May 20 - June 19): Today's Mercury/Uranus sextile brings surprising news. Expect to hear about a shake-up at work or a career development that benefits you enormously.

CANCER. (June 20 - July 21): You may never believe in yourself, but believing that others believe in you might be the next best thing.

LEO. (July 22 - Aug. 21): It doesn't hurt to show your vulnerable side. It reminds people you're only human – just like them.

VIRGO. (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21): Answers that don't come easily get you to reach past the repertoire of quick fix solutions. The mental struggle gets you to try something new.

LIBRA. (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21): Are you waiting for an opportunity to come knocking when it should be the other way around? No one can afford to rest on their laurels nowadays and records rarely speak for themselves.

SCORPIO. (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20): "My way of the highway" is never a good line to use unless you want to cause a mass exodus.

SAGITTARIUS. (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20): Somebody once said that a prophet is recognized everywhere but in his own land and the same could be true for you. A creative success in a distant quarter is still a success.

CAPRICORN. (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18): The problem with high standards is they'll always be based on what's left undone. Be less exacting in your expectations and you might actually accomplish something.

AQUARIUS. (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17): Endeavoring to understand the other person's point of view is important. It's so important that you'll help people to articulate their case – even if it opposes your own.

PISCES. (Feb. 18 - March 19): The window of opportunity is always narrow when Uranus is involved. Be ready to drop what you're doing in order to pursue something unexpected today.

sallye bates
7 Hours Ago

Monday Morning Humor

Fractured Medical Terms

Artery, n. The study of paintings.

Bacteria, n. The back door of a cafeteria.

Barium, n. What doctors recommend when their patients die.

Benign, adj. What you be after you be eight.

Caesarean section, np. High-rent area in Rome.

Cat scan, np. A search for kitty.

Cauterize, v. Made eye contact with her.

Colic, n. A breed of sheep dog.

Coma, n. A punctuation mark of consciousness.

Dilate, v. To live a long life.

Disaster, vp. What happened to the lady who backed into a propeller

Fibula, n. A small lie.

Impotent, adj. Distinguished, well known.

Labor pain, np. The result of a work injury.

Medical Staff, np. A doctor's walking cane.

Morbid, adj. A higher offer.

Nitrates, npl. A price cheaper than day rates.

Node, v. Past tense of knew.

Outpatient, n. A person who has fainted.

Pelvis, n. Elvis's second cousin.

Postoperative, n. A mailman or letter carrier.

Recovery room, np. Place to do upholstery.

Rectum, v. Nearly killed him.

Secretion, n. A hiding place.

Seizure, n. An alcoholic Roman emperor.

Tablet, n. A small table.

Terminal illness, np. Airport sickness.

Tumor, n. One more than one more.

Urine, vp. Where you are when you aren't out.

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19 Hours Ago

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Yesterday at 9:21 AM

Today's Horoscope


UH-OH! One of those erratic solar eclipses is headed this way. With unpredictable Pisces as hostess, any thing can happen. And as if that weren't bad enough, Mars is squaring off against the moon and powerful Pluto. Talk about conflict, talk about upheaval, talk about a game changer. Powerful weather conditions are a given, but what that about military force?

ARIES (March 19-April 18)
No one would ever call you a wuss, Aries. NEVER. Let's face it, you're the perennial force to be reckoned with. But now now--with Mars sitting beside Uranus in your sign—you're an unstoppable force. Just keep in mind that crisis-prone Pluto is lurking in your fame house. The head that wears the crown has been known to nod off.

TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Uranus charges like a rhinoceros through your closet—your secret sector—while Pluto puts a temporary damper on adventurous travel plans. Walk softly and keep your mouth closed. Such an attractive expression. Who said discretion is the better part of valor? Someone who'd learned the hard way.

GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Will you be famous or infamous? It's a question to ponder thoughtfully with erratic Uranus sitting in your house of public standing. In case you don't know it, Uranus is the planet of reversals, last minute changes and shock effects. People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. This week you receive insight into who's who.

CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Your partnership sector continues to bring luck, but beware of an edgy secret. The new moon adds sudden vulnerability to the stew. Remember: the head that wears the halo has been known to nod off.

LEO (July 22-Aug.21)
A contractual issue receives special hype—a theme that continues throughout the year. Trust the latent salesperson in you to work miracles. That plus some fancy footwork, can turn an impossible dream into a done deal.

VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept 21)
Just in case you didn't know it already,the 6th house rules health, routine work environment, and pets. Just the daily nitty-gritty that makes your life work or not work. Take care of yourself, Virg. You're in charge, a big cheese if there ever was one.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
Ideas and ideals pull in all directions. You're a bundle of energy and innovation. How sweet it is! Except here comes Uranus with a work/health alert. Bor----ing! But, let's face it, those two nitty-gritties are the back-up needed to keep all your irons sizzling in the fire.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
No doubt about it, people and their money can get tricky. Annoying too! A wild card in the hand of an earth sign (possibly a Virgo) won't help either. Fortunately, you're a past master/mistress at wheeling and dealing. Playing your hunches is what being a Scorpio is all about.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20}
That killer smile comes easy as planets pulsate in your money house. Venus acts as a personal shopper, whispering "Spend! Spend!" At the same time almighty Pluto taps his foot impatiently and Uranus stands ready to deliver an unexpected gut punch. Best to postpone the shopping trip till next week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)3
Wednesday's powerful new moon sparks a moment of truth in your charm and chat center. Minerva knows you hate to ask for advice, but the time's come to poll the experts. Plunging ahead on a tricky venture and just hoping for the best, or--worse yet--winging it, can place you on a disaster course. Don't go there!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 17)
You were born to wander, you were born to roam--mentally as well as physically. Now the Pluto/Uranus square focuses attention on growth issues--through both education and travel. Your personal support system is strongly tied to this, so beware of mixed messages.

PISCES (Feb. 18-March 18)
Wednesday's auspicious solar eclipse joins the mesmerizing sun in your sign. We're talking force to be reckoned with. If anyone deserves limelight, pampering and goodies, it's you. That recent birthday blow out was a sure signal to Mr. De Mille. You're more than ready for your close up.