Horoscope, Sunday, February 23, 2014

By From page A12 | February 21, 2014

Sun Conjunct Neptune

History may prove the modern amenities you enjoy today to be a crude glimmer of what is possible, especially when you consider that for more than 85 percent of our planet’s life so far, it was all toxic gasses and pond scum. The dreamy Pisces sun and Neptune, the planet of imagination, align to spark heavenly new ideas.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Be choosy about your entertainment now because you’re in an impressionable mood, and whatever tone you absorb, you will, to some small degree, take on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s absolutely nothing you can do to anyone else that will make a difference, but you can change you, and without a doubt, the tendencies of the world will change because of it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The littlest people are the ones who believe there are little people. Truly important people treat everyone with respect. Those who are nasty to their underlings are suffering from low or over-inflated self-esteem.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t spend too much time thinking about the series of choices that led you here — it all made you a better predictor. Focus on the choices before you now and where they are likely to lead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The key to happiness now is organization. This is not as boring as it sounds. The systems you create to make your life flow with greater ease and elegance will usher you into a new era.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know yourself pretty well, and yet once in a while you still find yourself taking on a task that you simply are not cut out for. That’s how you grow! Anyway, you’ve never been one to back down just because something is hard.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are times when it’s appropriate to knock yourself out in an effort to please people to the best of your ability, but this is not one of them. Know a no-win situation when you see it, and run the other way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Socializing will teach you about yourself, especially when you pay attention to the way you feel around certain people. Bonus: The time you spend with others today will show you just how unique you are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The difference between theories and practices will prove substantial now, so don’t hesitate to take things from idea form to reality. Action will be your best teacher.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are in the mood to take a risk, but there are some aspects of your life that you shouldn’t leave to chance. Think things through thoroughly. It will help to talk or write them out.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s clear that to achieve your goals you will have to involve other people. The ones around you now may not be the best support team you could find. Keep looking!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re building up the courage to work toward making something big happen in your life. Tall orders are favored now that the sun is powering your efforts.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 23). Your emotional bank account is full this year because you care to check the balance often and deposit all that’s necessary to keep things in perfect health. A partner’s sweetness will make the next seven weeks memorable. Next month sees you trading up in some way. You’ll be a top competitor in April. Aquarius and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 7, 40, 19 and 11.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Buckle up, because this week’s ride will be all over the place. At the end of it, you may wonder whether it was all a dream, which is exactly the effect the Pisces sun is going for. The tone is set on Sunday with an alignment of the sun and Neptune, the planet of imagination and inspiration. Then Monday brings the beginning of a battle between Jupiter, the big daddy of good fortune, and revolutionary Uranus. It may seem as though your sense of security is being hijacked by rebel forces in a struggle that lasts through March. At least it makes us understand what true security is, where it comes from, what it’s centered on and what we’ll do to fight for it. If you haven’t been making grownup choices, this is a chance to rectify the situation.

The Mercury retrograde ends Friday. It’s something to really celebrate, because on the very next day, Mars goes retrograde and then Saturn follows suit. So treat the last day of February as a gift with an expiration date. Clarity like this is hard to come by. Use it to plan. Set some short-term goals that will move you into a better place.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dakota Fanning has a busy year ahead and is already gearing up for the release of “Effie Gray,” in which she plays the teen bride of art critic John Ruskin. Fanning was born under an artistic Pisces sun, Venus and Saturn. Her moon is in Leo, the sign of entertainment, and Mercury and Mars are in the intellectually and socially savvy sign of Aquarius.

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