The recent movement of romantically inclined Venus into Aries puts the planet into a deliciously coquettish mood. This is a frisky weekend, filled with opportunities to feel attractive and attracted. It's nearly the same thing, isn't it? The person you find most interesting is the one who is genuinely fascinated with you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The psychological wounds that your parents have been unable to heal in their lifetime have been passed to you for healing. And you'll do it, too. Today's step is only the beginning.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's challenging to end things now. Conversations babble on, details of projects seem to linger and dishes sit dirty in the sink. Perhaps you're resisting what's coming up next — but there's nothing to fear.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Nobody is perfect. It's especially apparent when you try to connect with others on a deep emotional level without getting hurt. Still, there will be plenty of takers for the lopsided love you offer up.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Why leave well enough alone when "well enough" isn't nearly good enough for you? By employing your stellar intuition, you'll figure out how to move mediocrity into excellence.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's a tendency to over-think things, and this could cause you to hesitate or procrastinate with what you need to do. Don't get it right, just get it done. You're brilliant once you dive in.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 23). This year you learn to celebrate yourself, and therefore you teach the world to do so, too. Next month gives you more resources in the form of helpful people, and also money. Personal realizations arise from a family visit this summer. You turn this into motivation in August. September brings a big win. Scorpio and Virgo people are lucky partners. Lucky numbers are: 16, 20, 50, 33 and 6.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don't shy away from weird scenes. The weirder, the better. You could find your next love, a true friend or an employee among a peculiar mix of people. Aquarius or Aries people are lucky for you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's not a single thing to be gained from skepticism now. Go forward in a relationship, giving better than the benefit of the doubt — forget about the doubt entirely and just give the benefit.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're as open and receptive as a sponge. So get next to those you'd like to learn something from, even if it costs money. Invest in yourself. Education will mold, stretch and train your mind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everyone seems to have an opinion about what you're doing. Oddly, it's delivered as if it were nothing personal. You have feelings just like everyone else! Stand up for yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Resist the temptation to share your work in progress with others. Later, you can get the feedback you need to improve. But for now, your newborn "baby" needs your protection.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The best thing for your mood is a fresh new friendship. You get a window into how others live. Artistic individuals are especially interesting to you now, and you could be inspired to create an homage.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're on the verge of pulling off something incredible. You can do this. You only need to dedicate a block of time to it on a consistent basis. Motor on.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You're willing to travel to share your heart. TAURUS: Even the oldest story in the book sounds new when someone you're interested in is telling it. GEMINI: Don't let the fear of being wrong keep you from knowing that you're right. CANCER: To be dependent on others is a disguised blessing. You let down your guard and are well taken care of. LEO: Planets set your social life abuzz — you flicker and flit from person to person, sharing your effervescent affection. VIRGO: When you're not looking for love, it finds you. LIBRA: You'll experience echoes of past love in a new relationship. SCORPIO: You love without worrying about how it'll come back to you. SAGITTARIUS: The most romantic thing you can share is play. So remain playful, even while engaged in a mundane or serious process. CAPRICORN: Accept gifts only if you really can accept the affection of the giver. AQUARIUS: A relationship is transforming, but don't worry, it gets stronger as it grows. PISCES: Try not to mistake a loved one's comments for criticism. In their nosey, overbearing way, they're attempting to love you.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the sun in their sign, Pisces people are emboldened to go for their desires. While Pisces is in the process of cooking up a recipe for love, he or she could go knocking on a zodiac neighbor's door to borrow a little sugar. Both Aries and Aquarius are receptive to requests, but Aquarius is the more enthusiastic of the two. The connection that Pisces and Aquarius share is sweet indeed!
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