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The vibrantly waxing Aries moon gives the sense that much can be accomplished if we dare to take a fresh attack with the matter. Even in this headstrong and independent lunar climate, Aquarian planets urge us to focus ourselves on the well-being of others. The luckiest thing you can do is act to make someone else happy.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll have doubts about whether you can accomplish what’s being asked of you, but try to believe in yourself anyway. Your training will kick in just when you need it the most.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You love a challenge, and the one you face today will be life-altering. You’ll be forced to show a different side of you, and this new personality is surprisingly effective at getting people to move.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can’t change another person, but you can inspire a person to change, and that’s precisely what you’ll do. You’ll be an example of the change you want to see in someone else.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You strive to be accepting. It’s not easy when you’re around people who don’t give you any obvious incentive for kindness, but those are precisely the people who most need an open heart.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No matter how long you have known a person, you can always learn something new about him or her. Today you’ll ask the questions that invite surprising answers.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Social skills are like any other skill set in that if you don’t put them to good use, they will atrophy. The mixing and mingling you do now will keep you strong for upcoming events.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Whenever you start, you feel like you should have begun sooner, but this is just one of time’s ways of playing tricks on you. Don’t buy it! Rest assured, your timing is perfect.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Someone near you may be in a crabby mood, and there’s nothing you can say to make it better. The most supportive move of all is to give this person space.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your genuine interest in a subject makes learning about it very easy. This is also true of an intriguing person. With your curiosity in the lead, you always know what to say next.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Human nature being what it is, very few people know how to make a cool exit. It takes a fair amount of self-control to quit while you’re ahead and leave them wanting more.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The chemical reactions between you and the people in your environment may be particularly strong now. You can’t help who you like or don’t like, but you can still choose how to act on the feeling.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Facing your challenges dead-on makes you powerful. And you’re relatively fearless today, too, so stare your problem in the eyeballs until it blinks or flinches.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13). You’ll make yourself more visible over the next five weeks and jump-start your star power in the process. Knowing more people leads to the discovery of your talents, because each person brings out something new in you. In April, you’ll start to earn more. Someone falls in love — or more deeply in love — with you in June. Pisces and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 19, 21, 4 and 7.
LOVE AND THE FIRE SIGNS: Is your valentine a fire sign? If so, be forewarned: The love of these signs can be highly addictive. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius have a reputation for being passionate, exciting and bold partners. You will never be bored for long with a fire sign in your life, because these individuals are full of energy and quite expressive. Also, just when you think you know a fire sign, you will be thrown for a loop, because this sign changes often. It’s as though Aries, Leo and Sagittarius burn their way through different interests and situations. That’s why if you love a person of these signs, you must be mindful of their need for change and work hard to keep things fresh.
This Valentine’s Day, consider giving your fire-sign valentine an experience instead of an item. Fire signs crave love in action. Time spent together doing special activities means more than chocolate, flowers and, believe it or not, even jewelry. Just make sure that you document the experience, because your fire sign doesn’t have the best memory and will later like looking back at pictures that spark the warm feelings again.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Speculation as to her romantic and family status often gets more print real estate than her movie work, a reality that comes with the territory of being Jennifer Aniston. The loveable Aquarius can’t help but be endearing to total strangers who just want to see her happy. Aniston was born when the moon, Venus and Saturn were in passionate and fiercely independent fire signs.
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