Feisty Mars Position

By Holiday Mathis

February 22, 2017 6 min read

Most animals don't use a financial system of dollars and cents to claim their land. They just claim it. And then they fight for it, because most animals are territorial, meaning there's a certain amount of space they feel they need. Humans are an especially territorial species, and when Mars gets feisty with Pluto, we'll see evidence of this.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everybody needs somebody, and you're the somebody who is so needed now that somebody else seems fastened to you. Being needed so intensely could bring up mixed feelings.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Money isn't inherently emotional, but somehow it will end up being a hot-button topic today. You'll be the reasonable one; you know to separate your own value from the monetary one in question.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's something you want that requires a lot more attention than you planned to give it. Until you can lend full focus, it will remain out of reach. The question now is: How badly do you want it?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not the casting director for every scene in the grand play of life. But when you do have the power, use it. Surround yourself with nice people and you won't have to teach people to be nice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't befriend anyone just because you think it will take you places. However, there are some special friendships that generate such a fantastic energy that you can't help but soar upward, regardless of your original intention.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Hesitate and you will lose the opportunity, or worse, cast doubt in the mind of the one who's doling it out. Today's one of those times to just say yes. You'll learn all you need to know along the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Higher learning will be featured in your day. This may be costly in values of time, energy and money, but you'll never be sorry, as your richer life will eventually reflect all the potential benefits of the effort.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As it is with everyone, your powers of magnetism ebb and flow. They are flowing now. You may notice that you're getting special treatment. Enjoy this, and don't give into the temptation to play with your power.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today you'll be reminded of the inherent tally inside every relationship. Don't worry; everyone involved knows the score, and life is about to settle a few things up.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You belong to many groups, though one stands out as being more central to your well-being lately. You'll put your focus there, and you'll become an even more effective member of that team.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Those who obsess over others don't have quite enough going on in their own inner circle. You can help that. Actually, this is a good opportunity for you to gain support for your cause.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Things are about to get busy again. If the arrangement isn't working, this is the moment to have a talk, change the agreement or decide on a different kind of relationship. Do what's needed, and do it quickly.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 22). Your times of wishful thinking are over. You're ready to make it happen this year. March sees you well-connected, and relationships lead to prosperity in the months to follow. You'll choose assertiveness over diplomacy in March, and appropriately so. You'll update your environment in April and May. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 50, 3, 24 and 14.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My mother is a Leo, and I'm a Cancer. We love each other very much, but we often have misunderstandings. Can you help?"

You are elemental opposites of fire and water, and you're both very strong-willed, but in totally different ways. Fire signs are typically extroverts with full social calendars. They like to spend lavishly and are attracted to anything bright and glittery — be it baubles, people or the limelight. Water signs can be much more introverted and often find the most fascinating treasures in the depths of their own soul. They love to cozy up at home and pursue creature comforts and quieter activities. Socializing often leaves them tongue-tied and exhausted. The key here is to not douse your mother's fire with your need for a different kind of solace. Your mother must be careful not to dissipate your mellow vibe with her high (sometimes even manic) energy. Fire turns water to steam. When things start to heat up, put a little distance between you two, and you'll soon be back to your natural state. With practice, you'll find you can be like sunlight on mist, adding a rainbow of color to one another's lives.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore grew up in the spotlight — a difficult proposition for highly sensitive Pisces people. However, her trials have only served to deepen her understanding of the connections between people. This Pisces film producer, director and award-winning actress has enlarged her idea of family to include the entire entertainment industry of artists.

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