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The conjunction of Venus and Uranus can still be felt. It's as though these planets are conspiring to, as the French say, "epater la bourgeoisie." Loose translation: "shock the middle classes." You'll feel the transit wherever eyebrows are raised, automatic door locks are depressed and subjects are changed to something as innocuous as the weather.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You realize that relationships often are built over encounters that are few and far between. In order for the relationship to gain momentum, someone has to take initiative. That someone is you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your many successes will be the subject of inquiry. People want to know how you did what you did. Additionally, some of them would like to know whether you can help them achieve similar results.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Mood swings are not always a negative occurrence. Today's shifts in feeling will be the cause of spontaneous excitement. In the future, you'll look back on today in wonderment.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Due to the uninspiring nature of mundane chores, it's often difficult to get started, though satisfying to finish. Handle things quickly, and it soon becomes second nature to keep the orderly groove going.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you don't have the buy-in and support of your family, it will be very difficult to be successful in today's big tasks. So communicate your desire clearly, and try to get your people on board.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There will be a financial reversal in your household. The one who usually wants to save will spend, and the one who usually spends will save. Everything balances out in the end.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're a little obsessed right now with an object of desire. When you really want something, there's no point in putting it off. Move forward so you can check this one off your list and start thinking of other things.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even though you are a strong individual, right now you are also quite impressionable. Use this to your advantage. Surround yourself with the kind of people you want to be more like.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Something is not working in your daily routine, and this may be causing you to feel tired or unwell. This is an easy fix once you pinpoint the exact problem. Greater health and vitality will soon be yours.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll work on your mindset and make a conscious effort to think like a winner. Your mental take on things will have an effect on how you look, the way you carry yourself and how convincing you are to others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Follow-through is a strength of yours. You'll commit fully to whatever action you take. And because you are feeling impulsive now, you might not think it through first. Luckily, your instincts won't steer you wrong.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A former sweetie may romanticize about your past together, or an old pal might want to gab with you about the good old days. Gently nudge everyone into the present because there's a lot of good in what's going on now.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 10). It's your turn to have fun. Your internal search engine scans the world at large for the data that will contribute to your happiness. Professional achievement will be good for your finances in March. Humor will be a cornerstone of your attitude. April's "setbacks" are a blessing, as they guide you to more fruitful efforts. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 25, 49, 30 and 14.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: How many times do you have to forgive someone to make it stick? Maybe five, maybe a million. Keep doing it. It's the only way to move on. TAURUS: Your heart isn't the easiest thing to win, and someone near is tantalized by the challenge. GEMINI: You'll be sensitive to how proud people can be, and you'll do your best to make others feel empowered around you. CANCER: You'll be the first to reach out and put an old battle to rest. LEO: Accepting a loved one's quirks will be easier than accepting the quirks of your loved one's family. VIRGO: Heartwarming move: Brag about your love when you know your love is in earshot. LIBRA: Your ultimate goal is to get to know your loved one so well that you always know how to elicit a smile. SCORPIO: You're fine with a loved one's flaws. It's this kind of acceptance that helps a relationship blossom. SAGITTARIUS: You'll work a crowd and strike up a conversation with someone fascinating. CAPRICORN: You're fun to be with, a fact that radiates from your easy grace. AQUARIUS: A big heart trumps big intellect, wallet or social standing. PISCES: In trying to please many different people, you run the risk of disappointing the one you love most.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the sun in Aquarius and the moon in Libra, these intellectual air signs could find themselves locked in a discussion that will last indefinitely. Feeding on each other's ability to sail the breadth and width of ideas, their combined creativity will spin into infinity. This is not merely a meeting of minds. These two should take long breaks from talking to enjoy the experience of sharing the same space.

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