Mercury in Memory-Making Mode
Between the excitement generated by Mercury at its greatest Eastern elongation and the adventure-seeking Sagittarian moon on an expedition to new and exciting realms, this will be the most interesting and memorable day of the week, especially for those who dare to dive in with more than the usual amount of enthusiasm.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As for this environment you've landed in, you've seen so much of it that you no longer really notice what's really there. Something will happen to wake you up though, and all of this will look different to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your responsibilities are many today. Still, it's nothing you can't handle. You've worked up to this. And though it's not exactly what you had in mind, it's preparing you for exactly what you have in mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Life has officially gotten too predictable. That ends now. When things don't go your way, you'll be glad for the surprise — if not immediately, then eventually.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's not working for you. You agreed to this though. Sure, it was a long time ago. You were a different person then. Still, a deal is a deal. The good news is that new arrangements can be made. Talk things over.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe the fixes won't be easy, but they will be fixes, and you really need for this situation to work a little while longer. So go ahead and make them. Bonus: They won't be too expensive.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Most people don't believe that others have as complicated an inner life as their own. And yet, of course, they do. There will be luck for those who anticipate the complexity of others and really try to understand it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Resolve to be welcoming to new people coming into your life, even though you have no idea how long they'll stay and what the stay will be like. Regardless of what happens, you'll never regret making a warm first impression.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This choice before you is more significant than what you're used to. Wisely, you understand that your truth may be different from the truth of others around you. Still, you can only go with yours and hope for the best.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People assess things incorrectly. For instance, what one calls excellent chemistry, another considers just the baseline, status quo of getting along. You assume nothing and are luckier because of this.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). That vaguely restless feeling sets in again. You'd like to blame it on something, but it seems to be a function of life itself. Don't worry; it will go away right after you consciously coerce yourself to jump into a new experience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The lines will be blurred between necessary and unnecessary. Of course, what's fun seems much more necessary than it is. On the other hand, fun itself is actually necessary, so factor that in, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You get the feeling that an entire arena is either no longer for you anymore or never really was. That's OK. What is living if not experimenting to see what works? Don't waste a minute more on what doesn't.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 27). Your birth was a gift to the planet. If you knew how your actions affected the timeline of this reality, you might be too self-conscious to do your thing. Anyway, it works beautifully when you assume your actions matter, and do your best. Music and love go together this year, as do business and physical health. Scorpio and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 4, 42, 19 and 38.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My life has been completely uprooted by the illness of husband's mother. I left my job as a teacher midway through the year, and we moved across three states to be closer to her during her decline. I totally support my husband in this decision, and hope for the best for my mother in-law, yet I can't help but feel derailed. I secretly resent changing everything to care for my husband's family while leaving my own. Do you have any advice for a Cancer homebody who hates changing homes?"
As the sign of mothers, Cancer is uniquely in tune with the maternal bond. You will not regret the sacrifices you're making to support your husband and mother in-law at this critical moment. By the same token, your feelings are valid and they do need expression. Do you have someone to whom you can regularly communicate your feelings and concerns in their full intensity? Your husband is obviously not the right person for this role now, given the circumstances. A counselor, trusted friend or diary with a lock could be the best tool in your arsenal for getting through this period gracefully.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Multiplatinum, cross-genre, global superstar Josh Groban is an artistic Pisces with both his natal sun and Mars in the sensitive sign. Groban's natal Mercury and Venus are in Aquarius, the sign of philanthropy, which he shows through his work with many charities, notably his own, the Find Your Light Foundation, which focuses on support for arts education.
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