This day of hearts lifts the impediments to love and in their place puts two lunar trines, cosmic smoke-and-mirror enhancements to pull off love's delicious illusions. The first involves the communication planet in empathetic Pisces, the next a late-night water sign tryst between the smoldering Scorpio moon and Neptune, the planet of dreams.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your story is yours to tell and yours to style, too. Embellish, edit, light it differently, play with the music — experiment with the way you see it. Telling your story is as much for you as it is for them.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The best way to have fun with another person is to loosen the reigns on control a bit. Do the things you think are fun, and then leave room, without attaching yourself to the other person's reactions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Each person has a bit of chaos inside — that's the storm of humanity. Sometimes the internal weather is more severe. Whether you run from or chase the condition, it's not hard to see the remarkable beauty in it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's pretty simple really; the more you focus on enjoying people, the more you enjoy them. The trick is in being unselfconscious enough to lose yourself in the experience of another person.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The most touching exchanges happen when busy people make time for each other. This means more than expensive gifts ever could. Money is a renewable expense; time isn't.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes people don't fall in love at all. Rather, they walk into love fully aware that the next step is going to get them deeper into it, but not as deep as the one after that.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your mind will wander. When it does, know this is not a random or uncharted path. Your thoughts are following the map that was drawn up and laid out by your heart.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). "I love you" is like the waterway of the Zen saying, "You can never step in the same river twice." You could say those three words a million times, and they would still mean something different with each utterance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Attraction isn't strictly about the essence of two people. Circumstances matter. Environments matter. This is why filmmakers employ set and lighting designers. These vibes don't conjure themselves!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Friendship, romance, compassion — you've a form to match any of love's many forms. Honestly, there's not one that's better than the other for you. You wear them all wonderfully.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can be thoughtful in the moment because you took the time to consider the moment long before it arrived. The earlier work set you up to relax and enjoy a mighty fine plan.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). While you don't exactly believe that love is a single soul in two bodies, you cannot deny the uncanny connections you feel with certain people. On this holiday, you'll celebrate love's depth.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 14). You harmonize in concert with people of different talents, making beautiful music of the year. You'll also get the chance to step up and take a solo. You may even win an award for this, though the best part is the surprise you feel at what you're able to accomplish with consistent work and a supportive team. Pisces and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 40, 33, 38 and 15.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Surrendering to the heart's flame, the madness of the world goes up in smoke. TAURUS: Affection happens in jokes and strokes and in the right signal at the right time that says, "I get you." GEMINI: Beauty's startling force, it changes things, opens and closes them, artfully wounds and scars. CANCER: The impression you make doesn't just impact the moment; it creates an appetite. They keep coming back. LEO: Your mind flows to a powerful attraction, love's potential — so sticky. VIRGO: The more you love someone, the less you're able to talk about it. LIBRA: When you experience something new with a loved one, the relationship renews, too. SCORPIO: You imagined this and now here it is, fully blossomed in your life. What other wonders will you make happen by flowing love to the idea? SAGITTARIUS: The mystery of love is a blinding one, though other senses will be employed to navigate the fountain's torrents. CAPRICORN: That smile! Suddenly, music breaks through and all love songs are true. AQUARIUS: When you connect, it's a perfect lock. It quickly feels as though you're the only two people in the entire world. PISCES: It's like when you're looking for someone in a crowded place — there's only one face that matches the features held in your heart.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: With the moon in Scorpio reflecting the Aquarius sun, this couple combination will be the royalty of the Valentine's Day ball. Aquarius is the water bearer, who brings life-sustaining elements to love. Scorpio delivers emotional poetry to keep the relationship flowing like a stream to ever-deeper tributes. Scorpio's complexity never ceases to give an active Aquarius mind something to work on.
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