By Holiday Mathis

March 2, 2012 6 min read

It's amazing what a shiny frame and a nice piece of glass can do to bring out the significance of a picture. Mercury has similar talents as he bursts into Aries insisting that everything old is new again. Well, not everything. Some things. And other things merely seem new because they have a fresh expression or we have a brighter view of them.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may suffer from a kind of urban ennui. The bustle around you seems like a rerun of yesterday's drama. Break the pattern by finding reasons to laugh out loud. You'll probably have to go out of your way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No matter what you achieve, however big or small it may be, you don't forget your roots. You feel gratitude toward the people who have helped you, and you'll be sure to express it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You tend to concentrate on one thing until you're sure it's solved. It's a bit like your mind is a television show, and you don't want to change the channel until the end credits roll.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Avoid being so conscious of returning favors that you don't enjoy the kindness that others are trying to give you. You're a good person, and your heart is in the right place. All will balance out in the end.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's natural that you would want to hold on to certain things for sentimental reasons. However, if you have hundreds of such items, the feeling is diluted. Let go of old possessions, and make way for the new.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even when you are overwhelmingly happy with a result, you believe there's always room for improvement. This mindset is what keeps you learning and growing all day long.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Much good comes from your ability to delay gratification. If you catch yourself thinking of the short term, stop and go for a broader perspective. Before committing to an action, ask yourself what it will likely lead to in the long run.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's something tangible you want to have by the end of the day. You will narrow your choices and home in on your top priority. You wisely realize that if you chase everything, you get nothing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are a certain number of half-finished projects in your past, and you have that in common with many other creative people. Seize today's opportunity to complete a journey, or at least commit to completing it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). All skills require time, patience and practice to learn. As much as you wish for instantaneous knowledge, the very nature of knowing is that it happens through a process. So relax and get ready to go through all of the steps.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Wanting something else doesn't lessen the value in what you already have. Take measures to care for and protect what you have, and you'll see the great power and opportunity in it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Checklists will be involved. There's something wonderful about doing exactly what you expected to be doing. Feeling like you are in control of your time will bring you great happiness.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 2). The next seven weeks represent the end of a cycle, and you'll celebrate accomplishment and completion. May brings new adventures. Quality time with family and relationship-related events could cause you to change your career trajectory in June. A hobby that has nothing to do with your job will feed your spirit in August. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 12, 25 and 40.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You may think you know someone well, but the best is yet to come. TAURUS: Your tone of voice will determine the level of attention a loved one gives you. Try tenderness, and bring the other person into your heart. GEMINI: You'll feel free to express your quirkier side, and you'll be a hit. CANCER: The moon in your sign helps you own what you're feeling. The weekend will be most enlightening. LEO: Your need for attention is overshadowed by someone else's more pressing need. You're almost too generous. VIRGO: You show the world that you don't take yourself too seriously, and someone could fall in love with you for this. LIBRA: Compromise only as a last resort. It's about time you got your way. SCORPIO: The logistics of your environment will affect your love life. SAGITTARIUS: You are slowly warming up to a rather cool individual. These things take time. CAPRICORN: Give your hugs freely, but be judicious with your kisses. AQUARIUS: Your skills will complement the talents of an interesting someone. PISCES: Once you admit that you want to be taken care of, you will be.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Just as the Cancer moon reflects the light of the Pisces sun this weekend, Cancer natives will play a supportive role to the Pisces people who are feeling strong this close to their solar return. Cancer charms and disarms the fish, lulling Pisces into a world of emotional safety. The two bond when they dare to share their secrets and dreams with each other and then vow to strike out on a joint adventure.

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