Overthinking is a real waste of energy. You have to trust (and it's scientifically proven) that there are highly intelligent parts of your brain that are working on things when you're not aware of your thoughts — when you're asleep, zoning out, meditating or the like. The Cancer moon suggests we relax to facilitate those intuitive connections.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't just ride the trends; you take the time to study and understand them. And you have what it takes to start a trend yourself. You're more influential than you think.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're currently unable to see how you've erected a barrier to your own success, which is not a problem unique to you. It's a human thing. The view of an outsider will be invaluable to getting a clear sightline and a new plan.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Thoughts are mysterious. Some start inside you, some come from the environment or the ether, all get vetted through your belief system. Though most can be disregarded, at least one today should be cherished, nurtured and planted.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You really do have something to add to the conversation, but you'll probably hesitate, knowing that people just don't often listen to advice. Is there a way to show them instead?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As for that corner of chaos in your life, can you make a game out of it? Turn it into a sport and suddenly the untamable energy organizes itself into an order and maybe even becomes fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Talking about a thing is one way to sort it out, but not always the best way. Consider that communication is happening on many levels; verbal may be the least of it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your great talents will be improved upon by the challenges you put them through. Your lesser abilities need more care, nurturing and protection. To have stamina in this game, you must know your strengths and limits.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't have to reinvent yourself to totally change yourself. Adding one habit is all it will take. Of course, adding habits isn't easy, though it can be simple if you keep it small and make it compelling to repeat.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Be careful not to see things as rules that aren't really. Preferences, guidelines, the status quo... these things are not rules, so don't give them so much credence that it limits your ability to be creative and think elastically.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can afford to be experimental in your approach to things, especially old and firmly established things. If your idea doesn't play, at least it makes the day more notable. And if it does play, it's beneficially so.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll run into those who stubbornly persist, beyond all common sense, with what's not working. The heels will only dig in further when challenged. Try walking away. Sometimes the best help is to stay out of it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The thing that's not working for you isn't working for anyone. It's just that you're the one brave enough to point it out. When one small thing about a relationship changes, other adjustments happen to create a bigger effect.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 15). You won't so much solve the problems as you will incorporate them and make them work for you in the next chapter. By May, you'll already be crediting the trouble for making you great and helping you grow through overcoming, build over barriers and recognize vividly who you already are, flaws and all. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 10, 6, 4 and 16.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: The logistics of a relationship need to be worked out just like the emotional component does, as they are equally predictive of relationship success. TAURUS: You don't have to ask a lot of questions when you're in tune, listening carefully to people in conversational sync. GEMINI: The only way to get over your relationship fear is to do the thing you're afraid of time and again. CANCER: Instead of thinking of yourself as bad or good at relationships, accept that we're all works in progress and roll up your sleeves to learn. LEO: How you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you. VIRGO: They're called social skills for a reason. Like all skills, they can be learned (and brushed up on, too). LIBRA: You'll meet just who you need to know — beautiful! SCORPIO: You'll have the most fun with someone who encourages you to lose your inhibitions and stop worrying about being appropriate. SAGITTARIUS: You can't play your cards right if you don't know the rules of the game. CAPRICORN: Image sets up expectation. Know what expectation you're setting up and have fun with that. AQUARIUS: Everyone needs a turn to be the one in focus. Be aware of the balance. PISCES: No one creates a memory doing the same typical, routine date stuff. Paint a picture, give a show, find something new.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The Cancer and Aquarius connection is a water/air chemistry with the effect of a fine ocean mist — refreshing in hot weather, debilitating in cold. The key to keeping the partnership on the up and up is making sure the emotional warmth is always there. When these two make a point to regard one another with extra generosity, sweetness and humor, their effervescent combination works like no other.
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