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FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012

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The mood starts out light and busy and then gets more serious as the moon moves from Libra into Scorpio. Mercury and Saturn are lining up to bring greater ease to some of the weightier day-to-day issues. As the messenger planet travels Aquarius, many problems have a technological fix that is actually simple and inexpensive — really!

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The pendulum swings between the mundane and madness. You appreciate each tone more because the other one exists. The varied pace keeps you on your toes.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are firing on all cylinders today, and you are primed to make excellent choices. You will act as though you thought things through and think as though you were in action.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Most people are likely to choose the road they know, perceiving it to be the safest route. Just because it's right in front of you doesn't make it the best choice. Go out of your way to find the best option.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Get the inside story. Seek knowledge over information. Better to learn how to learn than assemble to be given answers that will only work for you in a particular circumstance.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're in just the fighting mood to break records and push through barriers. In order to break through to the realm of the extraordinary, you have to require yourself to do things that can't be done.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A developmental process is beginning. In much the same way that children show early signs of the adults they will turn into, you are showing signs of the person you will be in but three short months.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Because you value humor, you'll love the odd scenarios that drop into your world. The day will be a series of interesting and entertaining events, strange little tests and funny problems to solve.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When a loved one isn't giving you the kind of attention you want, it may lead you to wonder whether you are giving your loved one the kind of attention he or she would prefer.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Being the sign of expansion, you sometimes equate moderation with boredom. But now you'll see how a little restraint can bring you great contentment.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be alert to the feelings and moods of those around you. Do not, however, change your whole schedule to accommodate others.

Doing so will only start a trend that you will not enjoy later down the line.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There is no sense in worrying about what you cannot control. Also, the things that might happen are not worthy of your energetic investment. Concentrate on what's actually going on right now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be like a human buffer as you attempt to protect people from news that might bring down the mood or from details that may cause unnecessary worry. You'll be quite successful in this, too.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 12). Your heart's desire burns bright this year, giving you fuel to reach your goals. In March, you'll receive the happy repercussions of a move you made last year. May is your chance to see what you've always wondered about. You sincerely want to help people, and you'll be proud of how you're able to do this in June. Virgo and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 1, 24, 39 and 18.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Aquarius sunbeams seem to have a special activation code to unleash the great waves of imagination that are vital to human progress. During this last week of the solar journey through Aquarius, we'll be reminded of what it means to be human and of all the positive and unique qualities that humans possess. The associations of music, technology, humanitarianism, philanthropy, invention, social change, individuality, eccentricity and unpredictability will continue to weave themselves through the cosmic tapestry this week. Perhaps you have seen these themes working through your life in recent weeks and they have in some way changed you. Maybe you're inspired to join with the times in new ways. Maybe you're now eager to adopt methods of communicating, socializing or helping others that you simply haven't been ready for until now. Maybe you're accepting that in your own way you are also an inventor, a music maker, an intellectual and a philanthropist. Whatever you've discovered, this is your week to take the ball and run with it. Late Saturday or early Sunday the 19th, depending on your time zone, the Pisces sun will move the action in a different direction. Stay tuned!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, the humanitarian Aquarian leader who saved the union and emancipated the slaves. His moon in Capricorn shows hardworking determination and a character unfazed by challenge. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." — Abraham Lincoln

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