Since romantic ideals have only been a part of human culture for around 250 years, it's quite possible there are those who wouldn't fall in love if they hadn't heard about it. What about you? Are you comparing a relationship to movie-level ideals? Mars heats up with an alignment to Uranus to suggest such comparisons can cause conflict.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not going to change things by arguing with reality or fighting what's going on here. This is what's happening. Accept it, and then get to work building the new reality that renders this one obsolete.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Love's healing power is immeasurable. Though, because it also can't be bottled, it's rather easy to forget to take. You need love. Double your dosage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have goals that you don't know how to forward. The first step is to understand better where you are and where you're going. Thought energy can flow to and through you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). When it's hard to be strong, you might be focusing on the things that are making you feel weary instead of focusing on what you want. Your strength grows in direct relation to your desire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Liking a person a lot has consequences. It means you'll probably be communicating more and spending time together, and there's a learning curve to consider among other things. How will you make it work? Automatically. Inevitably.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If a purpose is right, it must be pursued, regardless of the odds of success. This is a theme in every action movie you've ever seen, and it's a theme in your life lately, too.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To know what's worth doing is a wisdom that not everyone has. People around you may be confused or inexperienced in this regard and you can help them out. Keep it light and friendly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If your house is untidy, it's probably because you're living so much life lately that it's challenging to keep up with. Take it as a good sign, and then devote some time to catching up with yourself in all the ways that matter to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This day will either become a fond memory or it will be forgotten. Much depends on whether you choose to do the daring or new thing (which will be memorable) or to stay forgettably comfortable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Wishes cannot change the facts. That's how we know they are facts; they're stubbornly impervious to influence. And though you can't change facts, you can find more pleasant facts to focus on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). We come in and out of this world the same way — powerless. In between those points, power ebbs and flows, cyclically. Nurture others when you have the influence to do it, and then let them go, knowing everything has a season.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Much depends on what sort of fight it is, how close you are to winning and what's at stake. The important thing is that you have more than one option to consider.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 12). You reconnect with your telepathic nature in the months to come, relying less on words and instead letting your heart do the communicating. Relationships heal. Your path sorts itself out before you. You let go of a tendency to worry and are filled with peace. June's big project reflects your lighter state of being. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 2, 29, 15 and 42.
LOVE AND THE WATER SIGN: Is your valentine a water sign? Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are famous for forming the kind of soul-level bonds that turn relationships into magical, totally immersive experiences. Water is symbolic of emotion and also of cleansing and healing. The love of a water sign has healing properties, which is part of the reward that comes with a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces connection. If you have been in a relationship with a water sign for a long time, chances are you feel that your love understands you at a very deep level — a level beyond words and the senses.
However you choose to celebrate Valentine's Day, your water sign love wants your time together to be meaningful. So be sure to articulate just what this connection means to you. Describe how you see your love and how you feel when you are together. Tell the story of this relationship — what it was like to meet for the first time, and how you decided that this person was special. Your water sign will cherish your written words more than he or she will care about the gift, so give careful attention to what you put in the card!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Christina Ricci, who played Lizzie Borden in the miniseries "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles," is now on to another historical depiction, this time the famous journalist Nellie Bly who exposed the gruesome practices of a mental institution. Ricci is typically drawn to characters that are challenging in their darkness, and in typical Aquarian style she is not one to shy away from eccentricity or oddity.
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