The End of Mercury Retrograde
Three cheers for the end of this Mercury retrograde! Unfortunately, the celebration will be brief, as tomorrow begins the retrograde of Mars, followed by Saturn’s backward journey, which starts Sunday. Use the brief window of clarity provided on this eve of the new moon to make the kind of short-term plans that will add up to long-term success.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your choice of projects will be a draw. You’ll join forces to build something cool, and you’ll forge a lasting bond in the process. But first you have to determine what “cool” means to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes you wonder whether your schedule can bear any new friendships, but can you ever have too many friends? The only downside is that you’ll soon have to throw bigger parties.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The entire problem is not yours to solve. In fact, there’s a big part of it that you can’t do anything about. But if you control the part of it that is yours, something magical will happen to the rest.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you have to bail on the sequence of events you laid out for yourself, don’t sweat it too much. There was something flawed in the plan that you couldn’t have known about. Plan B will be better.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Normally, you would need to pace yourself to get to a triumphant end of such a busy day, but this morning you’ll handle all that needs doing in one enthusiastic spree.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Why wait until you have huge gains to declare a personal victory? Shouldn’t small wins count, too? Anyhow, your mood is more attractive when you go easy on yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s a sweet balance to strike between alone time and together time. If you get too much of either, it will warp your perspective. Toggle between the two.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re not much of a gambler, but if you’re going to take a risk, you want the payoff to be big. Not cakewalk big, more like lottery-style big. Maybe the odds aren’t in your favor, but the game is more fun that way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your style is firm, direct and assertive but not aggressive. You’ll employ your best manners and a good deal of tact, and in the end, you’ll get your way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s someone who owes you, and this is a great time to collect. The transaction will be convenient for all involved. Also, if there’s someone you owe, you can settle it fast this afternoon.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In some relationships, forgiveness isn’t an act that happens once or twice. It’s a constant state — an attitude almost. Anyway, life gets easier for you when you become very good at it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll dip a toe into the glamorous life and find it much to your liking. Now, how can you keep this style flowing through your life on a regular basis?
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 28). Love is the theme in this new chapter, and the next four weeks of romance set the tone. In March, you’ll contribute to a circle of people you admire. In April, a situation you thought was hopeless improves to the point of being an amazing gift in your life. Family supports your June move. You earn applause in July. Capricorn and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 28, 24, 44, 30 and 15.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: What could be lovelier than a walk in the park with someone you love? Such an activity will bring luck to the relationship. TAURUS: It’s not hard for you to remember details about someone you’re truly interested in. GEMINI: It’s more fun to get in shape when you’re doing it with someone you love. CANCER: Hearing about someone else’s relationship troubles will make you grateful for your current status. LEO: You are generous, but you don’t want to share absolutely everything, and your love should respect that. VIRGO: Don’t compare yourself to anyone. Happiness is keeping your eyes on your own paper. LIBRA: You have to admit that chasing romance is sometimes preferable to catching it. SCORPIO: Dating and canoeing work better when one person is designated to steer. SAGITTARIUS: A friend has been a witness to your love life, and there’s value in hearing the recap. CAPRICORN: Looking attractive and feeling attractive don’t always happen at the same time, but they will for you this weekend! AQUARIUS: You’ll be kissed. PISCES: Making friends with another couple will help your relationship.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The Pisces new moon highlights relationships between water signs. Can two Pisces find lasting love? Of course — and usually they create an entire world around their relationship, including pet names, shared songs, favorite places, secret codes and exclusive adventures just for the two of them. Maintaining strong friendships outside of the relationship will be a success key.
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