Retrogrades and Relationships
Saturn joins Mars in a backward dance, adding new insight to the warrior’s study of relationships and how they ebb and flow to reflect the needs of both people at different times of life. If you’re in it for the long haul, accepting change is part of the deal. But it may be more appropriate to let things drift for a time to see whether they come back around.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Experience teaches you to make good choices. You get the experience by making bad choices. So today you can’t go wrong unless you make no choice at all.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The day’s events have an inspired quality: You feel it, and then you do it. Deliberation seems unnecessary. Besides, most things you will do now can be undone later if you change your mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your heart has a way of taking turns without warning you where it’s headed. You might be surprised by who you feel for, how you feel and the intensity of your emotions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s easy to interpret the comments of others as discouragement, but that would only be one interpretation. Listen with an optimistic ear. Challenge yourself to find a positive take-away from everything you hear.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When it’s time to unwind, be sure to fully commit to it. You are as entitled to relaxation as anyone else. Pamper yourself. It’s good to feel good. Why spoil it by feeling guilty?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It will be hard to enjoy yourself while focusing so intently on serving others. There is fun to be shared. In order to share in it, you have to stop believing that you and you alone must supply it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Keep true to your work plan. It will feel like you are just doing a small amount, but at the end of the week, you’ll be finished and so proud of how everything added up!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before you volunteer, make sure there really is a need there. The way to productivity and success will start with the extremely easy step of avoiding wasted efforts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s a lot you want to do with your life, but you will do far more if you narrow down your goals to just one. Treating your goal like it’s the main thing that matters will lead to maximum productivity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). All matches do not start off with that heavenly feeling. And yet, if you take into account what can be learned from people who are difficult and different from you, maybe all matches are made in heaven, after all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re still not sure whether a plan will work, but hold onto hope. If it doesn’t work, you’ll know more than you know now. If you are persistent, eventually you’ll get where you’re trying to go.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mission is challenging, but with the right support around you, you absolutely can succeed. Getting that support is half of the work. It requires that you investigate all of your options and ask for help.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 2). This month you’ll be near just the people who can help you realize a dream. Be bold. Introduce yourself. In April, you’ll make a sale and enjoy a hefty profit. Keep close tabs on your people in May. You’ll get around in style thanks to an upgrade in June. You’ll spoil your special people in July. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 14, 4, 38 and 5.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The carnival mood prevails this week, featuring Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”), a time for living it up before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The only problem is that many don’t want the party to stop. Venus enters Aquarius on Wednesday, agreeing to keep the lighthearted vibes alive along with a spirit of sharing and a sense that “we’re all in this together.” Then lucky Jupiter sides with the party people, too, stationing for direct motion on March 6. The flow of good feeling and improved fortune will be focused especially on women as Jupiter parades through the sign of feminine energy, mothers, home and domestic bliss. Women’s issues will be on the forefront of the political landscape, and progress will be made with less of a fight than in months past.
On a personal level, many will be able to clear up communication problems over the weekend. The Gemini moon is rooting for us to work things out, especially through conversation, and come to new understandings that support the needs of all involved.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: In 2012, the James Bond movie “Skyfall” became the eighth-highest grossing film in history, due in part to the enormously appealing charms of Pisces Daniel Craig. Born when the moon and Neptune were in adventurous Sagittarius, international appeal is in his natal chart. Five water-sign planetary influences suggests that, like Bond, Craig often succeeds on instinct and intuition.
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