Cupid Draws His Bow
The Venus and Saturn arrangement has Cupid drawing back his bow before he really has a clear shot of the target. We can expect a few misses and also instances in which the wrong person gets the arrow. But at least this happens in a comedy-of-errors style. The lighthearted Aquarius influences wouldn’t have it any other way!
ARIES (March 21-April 19). In the past, you haven’t always been the one who stops the social flow to take a picture. But now you’ll see the value in doing so. You’ll freeze the current moment to contribute to everyone’s future happiness.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Having the right view and the right intention automatically leads to the words and actions that are right. You’ll live this principle. You won’t even have to think of the next correct move. It all flows naturally.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be handed items you don’t quite know what to do with. While it’s always more satisfying to get things you actually want, this new development deserves a fair chance. It will be more useful than you expect.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know that existence and living are not the same things, and yet sometimes you forget to choose activities that will reinforce this concept. Plan a bit of lively fun that will remind you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Creative or spiritual work is on the agenda. You’ve already done enough research and talking. Now your efforts will thrive in silence. It won’t occur naturally. You’ll have to create a bubble of quiet around you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re in the mood to boldly risk it all; however, “it all” doesn’t want to be risked. “It all” will cling to you, begging you to reconsider, and perhaps you should. This fever will die down, and then where will you be?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Romantic love may not be your thing right now, but that is only one small side of love. Your compassion is strong. You feel you could give generously to all of humanity, one person at a time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Often the people who think they know something have far less to impart than the ones who are sitting quietly, observing the action. You’re smart to be wary of big talk.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re not afraid of society, but you have the need to retreat. You may take a break from your usual outgoing style so you can focus intently on your inner life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can move faster and do more than you did last week. As you move quickly, you’ll have the concentration of an expertly trained ninja, so nothing falls through the cracks.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll express yourself in silly ways, and equally playful people will love it. Overly serious people will be outwardly baffled but inwardly intrigued. So you really can’t lose.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re somewhat detached from your own self-image today, as you realize that you can be anyone you decide to be. You’re very much in control of how people perceive you, and you’ll have fun with this.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 12). Just because others happen to be celebrating you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also celebrate yourself. You’ll find your environment to be highly motivating over the next 10 weeks. By May, you’re in a completely new place. In the process of figuring out who you are, you’ll find different things to believe in and be. Profitable deals go down this month and next. Taurus and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 14, 33, 8 and 12.
LOVE AND THE WATER SIGNS: Is your valentine a water sign? Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are famous for forming the kind of soul-level bonds that turn relationships into magical, totally immersive experiences. Water is symbolic of emotion and also of cleansing and healing. The love of a water sign has healing properties that are a part of the reward that comes with a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces connection. If you have been in a relationship with a water sign for a long time, chances are you feel that your love understands you at a very deep level — a level beyond words and the senses.
However you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your water-sign love wants your time together to be meaningful. One way to make sure this is the case is to articulate just what this connection means to you. Describe how you see your love and how you feel when you are together. Tell the story of this relationship — what it was like to meet for the first time and how you decided this person is special. Your water sign will cherish your written words more than the gift, so give careful attention to what you put in the card!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The remarkable life and the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States president, have given this Aquarian leader enduring popularity, as evidenced by the never-ending explorations of Lincoln through books and movies, including the latest Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln.” An Aquarius with his moon in Aquarius, as well, Lincoln was the very epitome of humanitarian spirit.
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