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You couldn't ask for a more romantic guide to Valentine's Day than the Scorpio moon. Passion is Scorpio's forte, and it's not so shabby at stirring up the other kinds of love, either. There will be an abundance of truthful and creative expressions of affection. Do be cautious, though. "Safety first" is a good motto under the intense Scorpio moon.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You come alive in a small group and will steal the show with your charm. If you're not already planning to be around a few close friends, pull a last-minute soiree together.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Partners and friends may want more of your time than you expected to give. Keep the schedule loose, and you'll be able to accommodate the fun surprises and twists of the day.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being enamored causes you to stretch your usual bounds of reason. You may act silly, believe the unbelievable or suddenly want with your heart instead of your head.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not wanting to perpetuate generic sentiments, you'll find a way to celebrate this holiday that highlights the unique way you give your love. You'll excel at this creative challenge.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even when your activities are relatively down to earth, exciting escapes and miraculous fantasies dominate your thoughts. Tonight's rendezvous turns out even better than you could have planned.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your presence is calming, your warmth disarming. The one who's always "on" will feel comfortable enough to relax and be real around you. Tonight's conversation reveals deep affection.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have many people to please, and you don't want to leave anyone out. Be careful not to spend so much time on your large circle of friends and family that you neglect the tight circle of your nearest and dearest.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're not one for sappy sentiments. You say the honest truth, and it will be the most loving and affectionate expression anyone could want to hear. Tonight features a sit-down dinner and lively conversation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a plan, but you're always willing to ditch it for something with exciting promise. Unexpected twists of plot will carry you into the arms of love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a way of inspiring others to bring their "A" game. Tonight: You may be moved to spend your money on something you didn't used to consider valuable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In an act that blends your musical and emotional intelligence, you'll learn the song that's inside the heart of your love so you can sing it back in quiet moments.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You know that you will change and so will your relationship. You endeavor to take those changes in a positive direction. You welcome the chance to make romance a priority.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 14). You'll dare to dream and create the future. Next month brings greater self-discipline and a new fitness regimen. You'll love the boost you get from helpful people in April. This summer, someone treats you like a special date — again and again. It will feel lovely to be cherished. New financial avenues open up in June. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 50, 7, 22 and 19.


"Love that is not madness is not love." — Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Capricorn dramatist, poet, soldier and priest. Barca was born in 1600, when romantic Venus was in expansive Sagittarius.

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." — Albert Einstein, Pisces theoretical physicist born when Venus was in young, excitable Aries.

"Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exup‚ry, Cancer aristocrat, aviator and laureate born when Venus was also in nurturing Cancer.

"We're all a little weird. And life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love." — Robert Fulghum, Gemini author and minister born when Venus was in comfortable Taurus.

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." — Henry van Dyke, Scorpio author, teacher and clergyman born when Venus was in balanced Libra.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: New Yorkers heart Valentine's Day baby Michael Bloomberg, which they proved by voting him into the office of mayor for an unprecedented three terms. The billionaire was born when the sun, the moon, Mercury and Venus were all in the socially conscious, unconventional and forward-thinking sign of Aquarius. This confluence of intellectual Aquarian energy is the sign of a true visionary.

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