Problems are the stuff of life and the reason creatures evolve and thrive. Crawling from the mud, there's suddenly a breathing problem to figure out. Fur is grown in response to a cold problem. Knowing that there will and should always be problems might help us approach them less dramatically. Venus and the moon align to sort things.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are things you shouldn't and won't do because you learned, through the years, that they are behaviors that, while they might have served a purpose once, are now useless and dumb.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's just good marketing to tell people about when the job is starting and when it's finished. As for the middle-bits, people get very bored with those. Best to leave those parts out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have to listen to sentences a few times to truly understand their meaning — a sign of intelligence. Today, this will be true of verbal, literary and musical sentences.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's hard to say what is a negative influence. Sometimes a negative influence can be the most positive thing that happens in the situation, especially when the situation involves a wrongheaded crowd.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Deficiencies are something to celebrate. How can people possibly fill in your blanks if you don't leave a blank? Pause. Let others bring the appropriate skill.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The best thing to do with a situation you don't like is to ignore it. Giving time and words to bad situations is like pouring money into an investment that's tanking.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Self-worth is a tricky area. On days like today we have to wonder, "How much does it really matter whether our opinions of ourselves are low or high?" The group must move forward; find a place in the lineup and mush.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you call things will be really important, as will be the words you choose in general. For instance, do you say "sleepy" or "exhausted"? One is tender, the other dangerous. Overall, it will be your aim to tone down the drama.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People-pleasing isn't an illness or a fault; it's a way of getting through the world. You'll be aware of those trying to please you, and you'll speak to something else in them — something more essential to who they really are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's a lot of stress involved in looking for things under this Mercury retrograde, but you can avoid it all by simply putting things back where you found them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There is no entertainment value in people being respectful of one another, but there are other worthier values. Things work better. That's something! Question: Do you want "better" or "more interesting"?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). On the lookout for new experiences, you'll think little of the risk or cost today, which is why you should consider bringing an earth sign along: Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 27). Life doesn't usually come in this contest-style manner, so this is quite exciting. The tension builds through the next 15 weeks, and then there's a chance to prove yourself. You'll rise to the occasion. The payout will be lovely for you. Mostly, this will be personal equity, relationships that buoy you and joyful times. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 33, 25, 19 and 42.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My boyfriend and I are both water signs. What does this mean?"
Like a raindrop falling into the deep blue ocean, you blend seamlessly together. Water signs understand each other's changeable moods and can inspire each other artistically. Be sure to give each other your space, however, so you don't suffocate and drown. You both do best when you balance couple time with alone time so that you can each meditate, create and chill out individually. While it is easy to hurt the feelings of this most sensitive of signs, you can delve deeply into emotional seas and avoid the surface talk (which you don't prefer anyway). When difficult times touch your life, remember that as a water sign you are very adaptable, the way water can be liquid, ice or steam. Water signs are very intuitive, so it is important for you to listen to your inner wisdom in every situation. Don't be surprised if you and your sweetheart often call each other on the phone at the same time or finish each other's thoughts. You're surfing the same wave.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The angelic voice of Josh Groban fits as well into pop and rock music as it does into classical. Pisces are known for flexibility, which is a function of this sign's ability to empathize and align with different points of view. Groban has natal sun and Mars in Pisces, indicating that he will likely explore other areas of the entertainment field during his career, such as music production, writing or film direction.
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