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FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

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On this day in 1883, the first vaudeville theater opened, beginning a tradition of entertainment that still can be readily seen in most modern entertainment. The lazy feel of a void-of-course Taurus moon could prompt you to take in more than the usual amount of passive amusement and enjoy it to the fullest extent.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You tend to take responsibility, bring in the money, put food on the table and keep relationships in good standing. What would you do if you found out that it is also your job to have fun?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be reminded of an interesting truth: Events don't have to be planned to be a success. The spontaneous twists, goofs and challenges make things better. Your good time hinges on an element of surprise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The pursuit of self-knowledge is often happening on a subconscious level for you, but today it will be foremost on your mind. The better you can understand yourself the better you can create emotional closeness with others.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are only ambitious to a degree. You know when you are content, and you stop there. That's a gift. So many people suffer because they can't recognize when enough is enough.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You feel focused and want to stay on task. But something will happen to interrupt and tempt you. Opportunities for pleasure must be seized. Otherwise, they come less often. If you don't enjoy your life, who will?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You want things to go your way, but you also realize the possibility that there's something even better that might occur if you remain open-minded. It takes maturity to stay flexible.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll get what you didn't expect. Don't write this off as some kind of mistake. Be resilient. Discover the value in life's odd offerings. And if there is no apparent value, consider that there might be a message or lesson instead.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). "Posers" abound. People who can talk a good game don't fool you, though. You actually walk the walk, and you know the difference. Others won't be so savvy, and you may have to intervene on their behalf.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Many valuable discoveries have been made by chance rather than contemplation. However, chance favors the actively contemplative, as well as those taking risks and putting their names into the hat several times.

CAPRICORN (Dec.

22-Jan. 19). You're in awe of people who have a talent that you do not possess. Others are in awe of you for the exact same reason, though you are so used to your own talents that you may not even see them as anything remarkable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll lead the action. Even though you have a strong sense of discovery, it will take you a few minutes to warm up to new situations. Take the time you need to get comfortable.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No one gets through life by being good at one thing and one thing only. Your efforts to diversify will serve you well. You'll be brave enough to try new things and wise enough to realize early on what's for you and what isn't.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 28). You go into the year with a strong, determined attitude. In April, a softness takes its place as loved ones strike a chord in your compassionate heart. Your warmth inspires commitments. You'll make connections, join groups and lead people in June. A windfall happens in April, July and December. Aquarius and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 22, 38 and 13.

COSMIC CONFIDENCE: In the age of Facebook and YouTube, there are more opportunities than ever before to project yourself in a public forum. Whether in interpersonal dealings or in presenting yourself to the world at large, your astrological sign offers unique insight to help you gain the confident edge that will make others take notice and give you the right kind of attention. So what's your cosmic advantage?

TAURUS: Your confidence comes from a wellspring of integrity. You know what you've done, what you have and, most importantly, who you are. You don't require constant reminders of your greatness or tons of reinforcement to feel good. Your simple, elegant way of owning who you are gives you all the edge you need.

That said, you must be careful not to get caught up in the trappings of the world. As the sign of luxury, you sometimes attribute too much emphasis on the finer things that money can buy. Try not to identify yourself with possessions. Materialism is a sign of insecurity and can rob you of the confident persona that is your natural endowment. The true luxuries of life cannot be purchased.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: "Broadway Baby" Bernadette Peters performed the challenging role of Mama Rose in "Gypsy" more than 500 times and received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards that lasted more than two minutes when she performed in spite of being sick with a serious respiratory infection. For the soulful Pisces with Mars, Saturn and Pluto all in Leo, the sign of the entertainer, the show must go on.

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