It will take weeks for the fog of this Mars/Uranus conjunction to clear. In the meantime, when in doubt, check to make sure you're on purpose. If you don't know your purpose, step back and figure it out. Your purpose is something you must get right for the rest to work out. Hint: It has something to do with making life better for others.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Think of your offender as much younger than they are, infantile perhaps, because in some ways we are all immature, and indeed it is immaturity that has caused the rift.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The good opinion of others can be a seduction. The trick is to accept people's interest in you as a compliment, and yet not let their attention or opinion of you change how you think of yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Trees give us oxygen and animals give us the spiritual equivalent. Your admiration of an animal will buoy your spirit. Taking the time to learn more about this animal's nature will lift you even more.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Honesty can be hurtful, crass and ugly. Honesty can also be beautiful, and that sort either takes more consideration and compassion to craft, or it takes purity and innocence such as that which comes from a child.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Negative experiences of the past have blocked the flow of love in your life in some way, causing injury. Maybe you've developed a behavior that hides the injury, but not from yourself. It's time to give this wound a look.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As reasonable as you may be about most things in your life, matters of the heart are impervious to reason. Your heart won't be swayed by even the most logical argument. It wants what it wants.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Thoughts, like cats, are a hard thing to discipline, but they can be led. With cats, it's opening up a can of food. With thoughts, it's providing yourself with lots of better, more attractive things to think about.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Noticing what people like, producing what they want and predicting what they'll need — these are the skills that solidify relationships of all kinds. But it's only sustainable if you also figure out what's in it for you and get compensated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Maybe you're afraid to expect better of people, but do it anyway. They may not meet your expectations, but they'll rise a little higher than they would have. Plus, it encourages you to be better, too, and this you can deliver on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sometimes you act. Also, you've been known to plan and then act. Then there's when you dream, and then plan, and then act. That third way produces the most interesting results.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You hate to admit when you're bored, but maybe it's time to recognize that a certain situation has lost all superficial appeal to you and must be enlivened in some way. Add something. Go deeper. Or just get out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It would seem that wanting what you have shouldn't be so difficult. After all, you acquired it at some point and wanted it very much back then. Find a way to reconnect with that feeling through memory. A picture will help.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13). You know what it's like to feel stuck and that's why you appreciate the effortless movement that sweeps you into the first five weeks of this new personal era. Decisions and actions feel effortless as you're reaping the benefits of a flow of benevolent karma. You'll link to an entirely new circle of friends in summer. Libra and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 48, 3, 10 and 22.
LOVE AND THE FIRE SIGN: Is your valentine a fire sign? If so, be forewarned: The love of these signs can be highly addicting. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius have a reputation for being passionate, exciting and bold partners. You will never be bored for long with a fire sign in your life. These individuals are full of energy and quite expressive. Also, just when you think you know a fire sign, you will be thrown for a loop. This sign changes often. It's as though Aries, Leo and Sagittarius burn their way through different interests and situations. That's why if you love a person of these signs, you must be mindful of their need for change and work hard to keep things fresh.
This Valentine's Day, consider giving your fire sign valentine an experience instead of an item. Fire signs crave love in action. Time spent together doing special activities will mean more than chocolate, flowers and, believe it or not, even jewelry. Just make sure that you document the experience well because your fire sign doesn't have the best memory and will later like looking back at pictures that spark up the warm feelings again.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: How astrologically astute for international pop star Robbie Williams to release his next record tomorrow, in the afterglow of the sun hitting in the sweet spot in the sky where it was at his time of birth. With upward of 77 million recordings sold, Williams is among the best-selling artists of all time. He's also a philanthropic Aquarius known to donate heftily to charities across the globe.
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