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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
The opposition of Mercury in Pisces and Mars in Virgo is still in effect, giving a terse edge to communication. The good news is that it can be softened with careful wording and, perhaps even more important, an even, friendly tone of voice. The tension breaks this evening, and by tomorrow good humor returns.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Avoid the person who insists on helping you regardless of whether you need or want them to. Notice how this overly helpful energy feels repellent, and heed the warning in that feeling.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know what you know, and you're not so worried about the rest because you also know where you can find out more if you need to. You show your true intelligence through what you choose to share (and leave out).
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's better to be real about who you are and what you can do (and want to do!) than to try for sainthood. A fallen halo becomes a leash. Avoid over-promising. Don't give anyone a reason to have one up on you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You please people every day, but you're not a "people pleaser" who sacrifices his or her own joy to satisfy others. It just so happens that when you make yourself happy, others smile, too.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). "There is no terror in a bang," said the iconic suspense filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, "only in the anticipation of it." May these wise words from a fellow Leo help you stop fretting and move forward.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Instead of laboring over a decision, you weigh the pros and cons in an instant. You trust your subconscious mind to pick up the details that you miss with your conscious mind and give each item the proper credence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Avoid asking, "Do you know what I mean?" It's important that you sound incredibly self-assured. The words you choose send a signal to others about what you're trying to say and how seriously to consider your message.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You eventually will outgrow these conditions that right now feel so much like who you are. Disassociate yourself from what is happening for a moment, and acknowledge that you're bigger than this circumstance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One way you can tell that you are fully engaged in life is that when you move, the world naturally adjusts and reacts, making way for you. Notice your special power today and enjoy it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It would be absurd to avoid reading a story because you're afraid of how it will end. It is equally absurd not to start a relationship because you don't know how it will end. Go forward in good faith.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have much to give now, and there's a demanding task on the table just waiting for someone to take charge. Self-confidence and dedication will be required, and you have plenty of both.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 24). Your flexible attitude helps you move with the times. Loved ones wine and dine you in the weeks to come, and you deserve the extra attention. You'll sign important documents in March. In June, a fellow adventurer encourages you to move forward into unexplored territory. You'll make money using new skills. Cancer and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 2, 41, 20 and 24.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Your social savvy will save you from boredom and put you right at the center of the action. TAURUS: Silly games will bring you closer to the ones you love. GEMINI: You have a few hobbies, but you're starting to sense that you need one you can enjoy with your partner, or one that brings you into contact with potential partners. Get on that now. CANCER: Your emotional intelligence will grow as you deal with a complicated individual. LEO: Just when you think you can read a person, you'll be thrown for an interesting loop. VIRGO: Someone from your past resurfaces reminding you of who you used to be. LIBRA: You'll sense a connection between you and someone you hardly know. SCORPIO: You are extra perceptive, but you need to be careful not to take things too personally. SAGITTARIUS: Your fearless attitude will inspire others and help your love grow in new directions. CAPRICORN: What you can't buy you can borrow to make this weekend truly remarkable. AQUARIUS: You'll ask nicely and get just what you want from a loved one. PISCES: Your charisma is undeniable. You will get more attention than you'll know what to do with.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Taurus and Pisces use different methods to understand their environment, though they often come to the same conclusion about things. Taurus gets information through smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing and draws a conclusion as to another person's feelings, interest level and, ultimately, devotion. Pisces comes to the same conclusion through dreams, instinct and an intuitive knowing.
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