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Some say acceptance is the road to heaven, and so there is no point in imagining things to be other than they are. Others get through life by imagining. Still others change the world by imagining. There is no wrong opinion on the matter. But whatever you believe, you’ll be asked to defend it as Mercury has us reviewing our worldview.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The hype around Valentine’s Day is something you’re not entirely fine with, and yet if you don’t do a bit of planning now, you’re likely to regret it. It will take you less than an hour to get this together.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Who needs your attention? Who deserves it? These may be two different people, and today you’ll have to choose between them. You’ll do the honorable thing, as long as you take the time to consider what that is.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s your day to generate ideas, brainstorm and participate in other people’s ideas — not to the point of making promises, but just to the point of feeling kinship.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Retain hours of your life by casting the right person for the job. What takes one experienced person but a few minutes will take a newbie days, if not weeks and months.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Days of doing nothing at all are extremely valuable, especially during a Mercury retrograde such as this. Such days are a luxury to most people. If you are lucky enough to have this luxury, you’ll feel the value of it today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The current cosmic backdrop highlights the dichotomies of your personality. You are becoming kinder and gentler, though you will fight ferociously for the circumstances that allow you to be that way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll meet with people. A good close is the sign of a good meeting. Recap the information that has come to light, and confirm the agreements that have been made.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Dysfunction within a group may be the norm. Each person has their strengths and weaknesses, and those do not always mesh well in a group setting. Luckily, minimizing dysfunction is a talent of yours.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Make sure you know what people really want before you give your opinion. Most people who ask for feedback are actually seeking attention and praise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Is there someone who stands to lose if your venture is successful? If so, this is best rooted out and dealt with immediately so it doesn’t foul you up when you’re closer to victory.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be interacting in a group. It will benefit you to address certain members privately first. Ask about issues that might possibly arise and address them preemptively.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Complaining is useless. You’d rather spend your time finding ways to make things better. However, it may feel necessary to note problems privately to yourself so you can address them in an organized way.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13). Your energy is high, and you’ll lead your friends and family in events and activities they will never forget. There are many career opportunities to explore over the next eight weeks, but you will make a firm decision and be completely involved in one endeavor by the end of April. Promises will be exchanged in May. Pisces and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 14, 37, 3 and 40.
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL: HOW TO LOVE… LIBRA: Showing this sign affection means being there — and there and there, too. Frequent if not constant togetherness is not only tolerated by Libra; it’s preferred. SCORPIO: For this water sign, love is deep and wide and thus hard to convey through logic. Songs, poetry, stories, pictures and anything that moves the heart will be well received. SAGITTTARIUS: Doing something new and unique — something you’ve only done with Sagittarius — shows this sign how important you think he or she is. CAPRICORN: Loving a Capricorn means letting all of the key people in your life know how you feel about that Capricorn. Honor, respect and affection (within reason) shown in group settings are important to Capricorn. AQUARIUS: Aquarius is a giver, but when it’s time to let Aquarius know that you care, don’t hold back, because this sign is a good receiver, too, and enjoys lots of interesting and surprising gifts of all kinds. PISCES: Take pictures on your dates with Pisces, and remember the details of your time together. Pisces loves to share memories. Watching old videos and going through pictures of your relationship is one of Pisces favorite ways to bond.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aquarius Robbie Williams, who is among the bestselling music artists worldwide, recently released a follow-up swing album entitled “Swings Both Ways,” featuring original songs and covers from some of his favorite fellow artists. This pop star was born when the moon was swinging in sensual Scorpio. With Venus and Mars in earth signs, excellent rhythm is a talent from the stars.
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