Water sign energy prevails now, with the sun, the moon, Mercury and Neptune all going "emo." Moods come and go. Some of them are rank, but even so, you're better off acknowledging them as they pass instead of pretending it's "all good." You can honor them without submitting to them. You can participate at whatever level is best for you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've had a series of days in which you couldn't readily feel the adventurous aspects of life. Now for a welcome change of pace. Life sprawls out under your feet, tunneling down, springing up, stretching grandly before you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). These many items you're thinking about — things that have you so overwhelmed, in fact — yes, they are necessary. But are they also urgent? No. Set them further down the calendar. Take a breath. Calm yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It will help you to see this endeavor that's got so much of your attention as a kind of game. Your odds of winning increase as you learn the rules better and take more turns.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You possess a general friendliness that's very attractive, especially because it spans all ages, colors, shapes and sizes. Inclusiveness and curiosity are your two most intriguing and magnetic qualities now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Highly original people such as you sometimes have a hard time seeing that as an exceptional and useful quality. Give yourself a little shake. Wake up to your uniqueness. Don't take it for granted, because you have something singular to give.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Narrow it down to the one aim, and keep working on it. It's time to put that relentlessness and stamina you possess to the good of all. Two weeks from now, you will have it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Helping a friend through heartbreak is easier for you because you've been there, too. Whereas others might try to offer advice, you know better. A warm heart and a listening ear are all that's needed.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you stay home, nothing will happen. If you go out, it will still feel as if nothing is happening, but wrongly so. You'll be subtly influenced by the scenery and by humanity, and down the line, this spark will burn on in interesting ways.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're ready for love, and the feeling moves from a theory to an actuality when you get out and meet people. That said, there's no rush. Get to know as many new faces as possible.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). We don't get to feel truly capable before we've handled things. First we handle things; then we get to feel like a boss. And that's the way it unfolds today for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your domestic life will come into crystal-clear view, and you'll suddenly know what has to happen to make things run more smoothly. Take on the project and, upon finishing, you'll quickly reap the reward.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You believe in yourself enough to entertain the thought that you may be wrong. This is the ultimate confidence. (People who need to be right all the time usually are insecure or have limited intellectual curiosity.)
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 25). You learn to believe more strongly in your creative projects and talents, and as you model this, you teach others how to believe in you, as well. A change in your work strategy will start a chain of events that has your career sector rocketing in May. Choose the fun option in June; it's luckier than the practical one. Virgo and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 6, 20, 14 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I seem to have a personality conflict with Capricorns. Two female Capricorn friends have dumped me without explanation. I get along great with the other earth signs, Taurus and Virgo. Why would this be?"
Capricorns are known for their drive and ambition. It's not that they're ruthless and power-hungry; they just don't have much patience for anything (or anyone) that doesn't have a clear-cut bearing on their goals. Capricorns tend to have a one-track mind. They see a mountain and they want to conquer it. They're able to compartmentalize their emotions quite easily, and if you happen to be a "feeler" rather than a "doer," you're likely to get your toes stepped on — or your heart, as the case may be. It's nothing personal; they're just on their own trip, and you're on yours. Taurus and Virgo use their energy somewhat differently than their fellow earth sign. Taurus is known for her steadfast loyalty. Though at times her larger-than-life personality can run you over like a bulldozer, she's totally on your side. Virgo just wants to feed you a healthful meal and then organize your closet. Anyway, don't write off all Capricorns. Among other things, they can be your ace in the hole when you're looking for a job!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Rashida Jones comes from show business lineage, but there was a time when the Harvard graduate considered becoming a lawyer. These days, producing and executive producing are a passion, which goes perfectly with her natal Capricorn moon. But acting is still front and center for this artistic Pisces, with several new projects being released in the upcoming months, including the drama "The Sound of Silence."
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