Your Horoscope for February 15, 2021
Aries Moon Presides Over President’s Day
The warrior Aries moon presides over the celebration of President’s Day, a day to honor the February birthdays of two beloved Commander in Chiefs who led in the battle for the unity and sovereignty of the United States of America. Born on either side of the solar change, Abraham Lincoln was an Aquarius and George Washington a Pisces.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Take whatever effort you planned to put in and times it by ten. That’s about what you deliver on the regular because when it comes to the things you care about, going over-board seems like the most natural thing to do in the world.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). At the lower levels, there are penalties for going against the rules. It’s confusing to you though because it does seem that at the higher levels the rules change entirely, if there are any at all.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What to do with each other is not a logistical problem, but a relational one. However, the right timing and atmosphere will be conducive to an easy feeling and good communication, both of which will contribute greatly to success.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Commitments aren’t made out of laziness, but bad habits are. Pleasure and inaction are easily repeated until the pattern becomes a rut. You’ll decide to repeat the more difficult thing and it’s a commitment that will stick.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The amount of time and energy that go into asserting your control over an uncertain area of life is silly. There’s no guarantee that if you succeed you’ll be secure. You can add hours to your life by simply accepting the uncertainty.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The problem can be solved quite simply, by cutting out that which is unnecessary. The simplicity and lightness of working without all the bells and whistles is not only effective, it’s so pleasurable it may become the new standard.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The pursuit of knowledge is beneficial in that you’ll learn a ton of information, but it can also be an avoidance tactic because it’s less scary to read than it is to actually get in there and experience the thing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re focused on seeing a transaction start well and end well. This means prep work, showing up early, staying late, then a wrap-up and reflection to understand what worked, what didn’t, and plan the next approach.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You do the correct thing, the fun thing, add the extra charm, put you’re spin on it… because you never do know when you’re doing something that the other person will remember far into the future.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Talk to friends about what you’re afraid of. When you share your fear with someone who gets it, you go a long way toward relieving the sort of pressure that tends to blow fears out of proportion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You take responsibility for what happens to you, not because it’s all directly in your control – much of it isn’t – but because it helps you to see where your points of leverage and control are so you can seize them when you can.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mind will churn out rationalizations to keep you impeccable, but you recognize that it’s a trick. No one is impeccable and it’s human nature to avoid the vulnerability that comes from being wrong.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 15). You’ll do astounding amounts of good because you stop chasing good’s enemy, “perfect.” This single change will be responsible for increasing your income by thousands and doubling up on your productivity levels too. A simple mutual goal begins an exciting relationship journey. Virgo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 5, 18, 33 and 9.
COSMIC QUESTION: "Would you shed a light on my lost soul in love? I have my ex (May 17, 1977) who is married, who I am still in touch with and have so much feeling for that I can't sleep. I fell in love with another Taurus (May 15, 1976) who is so cool that he's cold sometimes. Since he denies me, I broke with him to find somebody who wouldn't take me for granted. But my ex-husband, with his unhappy marriage and kid is still there... what should I do?"
Fascinating that you include both of your love interest's birthdays and forget to include your own. My first intuition is that obviously it’s time to try dating someone who is not a Taurus. These men are so sensual and grounded that it's easy to project all of your need for security onto them. You feel as though if they would only love you that everything will be okay. Though Taurus men can be very loving, they need space -- lots of space. On the second thought, my advice is to stop dating (and hoping and pining and wishing) and invest instead in exploring other interests you have control over, curiosities that will grow on you in a way that will eventually fill in the heart-void causing you to seek so much security outside yourself. What interest would you pursue if there were no other choice but to put yourself first?
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Matt Groening (2/15/1954) created “The Simpsons,” the longest running prime-time animated show on television. His follow ups “Futurama” and “Disenchantment” establish animated worlds of the future and the past, with the constant that remains through all the Aquarian artist’s work – an understanding of human nature brings people together in laughter. Groening was born under a Leo moon, with Mercury and Venus in empathetic and intuitive Pisces.
Your Horoscope for February 14, 2021
Stars and Hearts
Run love through your heart – any form of love will do – and it blossoms. Mercury and Jupiter conjunct in Aquarius focusses on a friendly version of love, so plenty of pink and yellow roses will be exchanged amongst the Crimson Glories. As for passionate ties, they’ll be given to hyperbole and illusion, as if seen through a sparkly Instagram filter.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being close always has its unique challenges, though lately more so. While you don’t need any extra incentive to figure out how to be close, it adds sweetness to your journey.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Books tell one version of romance and witnessing real relationships tells another. But first-hand experience is the only way to really learn love, as the heart can’t be fed on second-hand knowledge.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You become aware of the stories you tell yourself about love, how you’ve known it, what you expect from it, what it should look like, how it should move through your life, and more. Keep or change these according to your goals.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a big variety pack of love to share, a custom version for those close to you and even those in outer circles will receive something a little unique in every interaction with you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What’s important is that you move relationships forward without hesitation, over-thinking beforehand or ruminating afterward. Love warriors like you lunge forward in courage and faith.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The romantic traditions are so old, no one remembers or knows exactly how they came to be or what purpose they originally served, but none of that matter now, only that they are upheld. They are the glue of the group or relationship.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Feeling safe and entirely wanted allows you to bring your whole self to love. And when this is the case in a relationship of any kind, it ignites a magic spark that makes the relationship burn brighter than the sum of its parts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Interacting in group settings give you perspective on love and relationships, even if this comes in the form of a group video or text. You’re at your most playful and attractive when performing for an audience.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Love comes alive in your world as you flex your mental and emotional muscles while fully inhabiting the moment. From a place of calm observation, you’ll find and seize opportunities for connection.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Use the element of surprise as you express what’s in your heart. This makes it fun for you too – you’re at your exciting best when you’re kicking things up a notch.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Oh the joy of reciprocal love! You’ll get the evidence that someone loves you back. Even better will be the feeling of delivering your own evidence of love and creating just the effect you were going for.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s much you want to do today and you can’t do it all, which is good news. You can pick just the things that make your heart beat faster and set yourself up for love’s thrill.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 14). You’re so attractive as you buzz with creative energy. You’ll get the resources you need to fully express a vision. The best part of this is slipping into a position to hire and help people. Your professional efforts will earn handsomely and your amateur efforts will net a wealth of knowledge, adventure and friendship. Scorpio and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 44, 36, 28 and 11.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: When you don’t know what you don’t know, it’s a bad position – confidently bad, but still bad. It spouts off like a cocky teen, leads to mistakes and baits the resentment of others who can see the foolishness of a worldview that assumes the world is small enough to view in its entirety, and completely comprehend at that.
When you, instead, understand and accept that there is much to learn and infinity more you will never know, it is a humble and uncomfortable position, if not downright frightening, and is nonetheless the position of the brave and the wise. Such a stance acknowledges the vastness of the universe, prizes curiosity and embraces the vulnerability that makes learning possible.
In these last few days of the Aquarius sun and Mercury’s retrograde, take stock of what you know while fully expecting your understanding to change at any moment, maybe deepening or maybe turning itself inside out. The same goes for what you know of relationships. The conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter has us assuming knowledge we don’t have and exaggerating that which we so have. It’s fun, though it will be interesting to see how we feel about things when the stardust settles on the end of the week.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Simon Pegg (2/14/1970) has many projects in the works at once now with several sequels from the Mission Impossible franchise, voicing characters from three different animated projects, and rumors are flying about a new Star Trek sequel too. Pegg, who is also a writer and comedian, was born under a brilliant Aquarius sun and Mercury and has two other significant air sign indicators of exceptional intellect and quick wit.
Your Horoscope for February 13, 2021
Mercury Directional Change
This is the first full day of Mercury direct in Aquarius, where the current cosmic consortium includes Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The planets are all traveling direct and this is one of the most straight-forward times when subtext often matches text and intuition speaks in surprisingly logical and clear signals.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know you’re doing the right thing for you if it happens to feed your soul even when it’s not feeding your wallet. As you give to others, you will be evermore fulfilled.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re no stranger to being a stranger. As you visit the unfamiliar, you expect a certain inelegance to color your interactions, and in fact you welcome it as the evidence that you have something learn, and you’re doing it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your business card is but a narrow definition of who you are and what you do. Titles are like keys that get you into certain doors. Once inside, you’ll expand to take up as much energetic space as feels appropriate to you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Arguably, your influence and creations are entities that outlive you. Today you’ll make sure of it. This you’ll do mostly unconsciously as you carry the intention of serving, helping and right action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The winds have changed direction. It is not necessary to learn all about this change. You’ll learn plenty by sticking your sail into the air and moving it around until something catches… then suddenly you’re off.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Standard agreements make sense to everyone and fit almost no one, perhaps because there is no such thing as a “standard person.” For the best chance at coming to a successful agreement, ask for and expect modifications.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Money starts out as well-printed but essentially meaningless paper that we, as a society and on the individual level, give rich meaning indeed through what we do with it. You’ll use your dollars in an inspired way today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those foggy feelings count for something. A phenomenon doesn’t have to be defined in order to be relevant to your mood or to how you contribute. Dare to push into formlessness and discover it as you go.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You could keep envisioning the dream that requires you to climb a staircase, ladder or mountain to get to… or, you could set your sights on an equally lovely scene located at an elevation within coasting distance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are pinning your happiness on something you could lose, but don't worry. You're in cosmic accordance. Happiness, beauty, infatuation, thrills of all kinds… the very nature of these states is, in a word, fleeting.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is said that you are only free if nothing holds you back. Also, things will tug at you – tethers of emotion, habit, perceived responsibility. It only counts as a limitation if it actually restrains you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As you tend to and spring for the details that are sure to impress, just be honest about how much of this is necessary. None of it, really. You could just show up as you are, an approach that is relatable and comfortable.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 21). Here come elated moments, disciplined change and shared interests forwarded. In a humorous cosmic twist, the money arrives after you’ve stopped waiting. Meanwhile, prizes untold come in surprising packages you wouldn’t have guessed could hold such gifts of feeling. Professional development in March. Scorpio and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 35, 22, 1 and 39.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: In the first blushes of this intuitive Pisces season, and with the green light of Mercury guiding the higher Aquarian purposes, we have a chance to place our energy wisely and make excellent progress. So how do we know if a thing is worthy of our attention? Its attractiveness is a clue, though many attractions, because of their dangerous or time-wasting potential, are best noted and explored hypothetically, within the examination and thought experiments of an interior and private world instead of by interacting with the attractive force in real life.
As Mars and Pluto triangulate, people will stand behind their decisions because they have to. Their egos disallow any speculation. Smaller egos make for better decisions because there’s an objectivity available to those who are able to detach and process data through a lens that’s free of the distortions and particulars of personality, identity, tribalism, pride, etc. Other things that color decisions include feelings, morality, politics and more. Some of influences are useful and helpful and others are apt to stop progress in its tracks.
To make a decision based on who you were in the past is not advised. You could make a decision based on what you learned back there, but even that is thinking too small. When you instead base your decisions on who you want to be and who you are becoming, those choices will meet up with you in the future and feel, in that moment, like a natural and brilliant fit.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: In eight seasons of “Game of Thrones,” Sophie Turner (2/21/1996) saw the character Sansa Stark from childhood pettiness through the tortures and duties of leadership. Pisces and Aquarius are strong influences in Turner’s natal chart, offering the intuition and social consciousness to suggest the actress has natural leadership qualities in real life. Her moon and Venus are in Aries, the sign of the warrior.
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Your Horoscope for February 12, 2021
Oxen New Year
Legend has it that the ox, a faithful servant of the Jade Emperor, would have won the Emperor’s great race to be the first of the earthly creatures, were it not for the cheating rat riding along on its head who jumped off and ran across the finish line before him. This Lunar New Year the ox, the second animal of the Chinese Zodiac, gets his due.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Like an actor, you fulfill a role and the better you do it, the more the outside world can see a living, breathing character instead of its creator, hard at work. Parts of the real you will shine through – they are irrepressible.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Mutual comfort and confidence can be established just as soon as everyone relaxes. You may have to go first, as you are powerful in the situation and your chill-attitude will be contagious.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you’re kind to people who are kind to you first, it raises your opinion of yourself not at all, because that’s just the baseline of decency. But when you’re kind first, it gives you confidence regardless of what happens next.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” defines kenopsia as “the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.” You’ll know it again today
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you’re around people who constantly make you feel good, you want to be around them more often. You’ll make a connection with one such person today while avoiding less interesting prospects.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The idiom “drop your guard” may as well refer to the release of an actual shield. The accompanying psychological clank and clatter will be, on some level, audible today as someone decides they like you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The rule of thumb is to only compliment people on the things they can control, like their manner and style of doing things and their choices. You’ll understand the value of such a compliment when you receive one today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be tempting to worry over how your work will be received and the value judgments that go along with that. For now, just commit to a practice and do the work. Anything else you need to know, you’ll learn in good time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your reaction gives power to things. Sometimes it’s the one and only power source. Therefore, if you want a situation to discontinue, consider choosing the reaction of non-reaction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). How you talk to yourself matters more than you think it does. The kindness of your inside voice is reflected in your outside voice, and the same goes for any other tone you choose with yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The minute you feel the need to impress, prove yourself or compete, pull back. In today’s instance, those who understand, value and need what you bring to the table won’t ask you to compete for your spot.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The world isn’t ideal today and it wasn’t totally great yesterday or seven hundred years ago, or ever. Luckily, the conditions have little to do with the heartfelt thing you must deliver to the world now.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 12). Your solar year is characterized by smoothness and grace. You’re in touch with your identity and what you want. The world responds by understanding and fulfilling your needs, which are largely unselfish. Since you so often endeavor for the good of others, you hardly need to prove or pitch yourself. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 26, 24, 18 and 40.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Your taste and style get attention and possible imitation, which is the highest flattery. TAURUS: Don’t worry about dazzling anyone with your knowledge because what they really care about is how you make them feel. GEMINI: As for the hard questions you get asked, you don’t have to give them the answer, you only have to give them an answer. CANCER: Whatever happens on a date, you can turn it into something positive. LEO: The best position is when you love and want… but don’t need someone. VIRGO: Nothing works for all of the people all of the time, but you’re developing a nice bag of skills that work fantastic for you. LIBRA: You’re more likely to say yes to very small proposals and you’ll keep this in mind when it’s you making the proposition. SCORPIO: The social energy in your sector is going through a growth spurt. The energy you put into friendships will also stir up your love life. SAGITTARIUS: Music adds to the romance; it’s true even for singles. Tunes give you power, confidence and new energy flow. CAPRICORN: You do someone a favor. Suddenly, the door is open for new exchanges. AQUARIUS: Power and attraction are interlinked. As you increase your power, you become more attractive. PISCES: Who they are influences you much more than what they say.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Aquarius and Capricorn get a couple’s dance, stunning in the glow. It should be noted though that people in love this deep either make everyone around swoon or sicken. Aquarius wards against haters by being much too generous a spirit to find fault with, and Capricorn deflects the evil eye of jealousy by having such a loving, caring attitude toward Aquarius that one would have to be a monster to throw shade.
Your Horoscope for February 11, 2021
Named by the New Moon
Unlike hurricanes and fearsome storms, lovely days that fall within the range of typical weather trends don’t get their own names – another instance of the natural human inclination to take gentle, good things for granted. If this fair day, which Venus and the new moon regard so kindly, were granted a name, it would be: Possibility.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Keep things brief, especially conversationally. You’re captivating in this mode. If you've stopped talking but your audience is still listening, you have them!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While action is favored, too much business ruins the mood. Temper activity with bouts of lackadaisical daydreaming of sunny skies behind the faces you love so much.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s considered vulgar to acknowledge the business aspect of interpersonal relationships and discuss the financial end of beautiful experiences supposedly transcend such banality. And yet… everything has a bottom line.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is no more favorable aim today than the aim to lighten up. Shift a burdensome thought from your brain to the external world by writing it down, projecting it into a physical symbol, or sweating it away through exercise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One benefit of living a principled life is that the rules can simplify your thought process by eliminate dozens of small decisions in the way that “no wheat” or “no meat” eliminates an entire category of menu options.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Remote bits of personal history will pop to mind from out of the blue, likely called up by new information that speaks to the choice you made in the way-back. It wasn’t ideal, but you’ll do better next time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The line between audacity and bravery seems fine until you take the origin of action into account. Audacious moves are made out of overblown self-regard while brave moves involve moving through fear in the name of what’s right.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This day unspools like a good conversation, and you participate by relating unrelated ideas, going with the flow of tone, feeling and new information and sidestepping the hot-spots, triggers and danger-zones.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s hard to say why important life skills are typically left out of school curriculums in favor of classes that, arguably, have limited application in the average adult day. Nonetheless, you’ll fill holes of knowledge today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The reason that hard evidence carries more weight than personal testimony is that the fallibility of human memory, morality and prejudice is high, whereas a pictures and written contracts are far less corruptible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Models sit in make-up chairs for hours, lawyers are paid to argue and doctors mix mostly with the minutia of illness. The actuality of glamorous or important roles is seldom as it seems, as you’ll personalize today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re firing on all cylinders and the realizations come one after the other. Write them down. These ideas are adding up to something big. Before you go to sleep tonight, ask your subconscious to work on tomorrow’s ideas.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 11). This year sees you on a mission to serve, in a small but meaningful way, a wide variety of people. Your multi-faceted personality allows you to make the connections that will bring understanding and support to the cause. You’ll be the object of attention and affection, which comes with responsibility and decisions. Scorpio and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 1, 30, 15 and 24.
COSMIC QUESTION: "I have this Gemini friend who I worked with for three years. I helped her along in any way I could. I introduced her to many people and though our joint efforts did not always sell well, we were usually successful enough to please our boss. My friend began working with a different set of creative people and she had greater success than she did when she worked with me. Then she was promoted. Four months ago I was let go from the company. I'm struggling with many feelings of jealousy, hatred and resentment. I work harder than her. I deserve what she has. I think about this millions of times every day. How can I let this go and move on? Signed, desperate Leo."
You have a different skill set than your friend. Gemini is usually adept at networking and sometimes takes social risks that pay off. Leo's value loyalty, but it's her Gemini willingness to try new arrangements that helped her get ahead. The healthy way is to notice what she did differently from you and learn from it. Then put your focus on your own plan. Let the competitive spirit fuel the sweetest revenge you can extract -- success itself.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: In addition to her many box office successes and numerous acting awards, the family status of ever-popular Aquarius Jennifer Aniston (2/11/1969) has been a matter of public interest to rival newsprint space taken by presidential elections, wartime events and asteroid collisions with Earth. If Aniston were actually pregnant as many times as rumored, she’d have more children than the old lady in the shoe.
Your Horoscope for February 10, 2021
Thoughts for the Last Day of a Moon Cycle
Reality is a one-shot. What happens cannot change, but relationships will change because of what happens. The love exchanged in relationships is an entity. Love can overshine and outlast just about all else. Once given, love is yours, will not expire, and cannot be stolen from you. You can keep the love long after the relationship is no more.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Because your pet peeves include things like lateness, last minute cancelations, the untimely return of calls and texts… you make special efforts not to commit such offenses yourself. It will be harder to stick with today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be wise to let people know what you can really make happen because you don’t want anyone to have unrealistic expectations that involve you. It’s bad Karma.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). One of the best ways to build your relationship with yourself is to take on exciting challenges. You’ll be attracted to one today and it is guaranteed to increase more than just your self-esteem.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a big attitude today pulsing with promise and potential. The best part is, it’s all is respectfully contained. You don’t need to posture or be louder than anyone else. You’re a quiet but powerful magnet for all you desire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Try not to hold yourself to impossibly high standards. It’s a rejection of where you’re at right now, which is as good a place as any. Change usually executes many small steps before it leaps.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s appropriate to channel the energy of other people before you find that groove that’s all you. It takes time more than time to find your voice, it also takes action, mistakes and lots of “not that… how about this?”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve been shaped by wonderful, terrible, trying, fortunate and unusual happenings. You’ll be inspired to think about your story differently and learn to tell it to yourself and others in more empowering terms.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re starting to understand the role that could fit you better. You see it in your mind’s eye. One small action leads to the next and soon you’ll be leaning and living in such a way that makes your vision an inevitability.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). React a little slower than you think you should. It will give you a chance to really get what you’re reacting too – which is the underlying meaning, not the misdirection that’s going on at the surface level.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your choices are getting better aligned with the picture you hold for your future. A deadline of some sort will help you follow through with the trend.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes the action just gets stuck. It’s no one’s fault; it just happens. There’s no point in wondering what happened, just get out of the mud. Let go of something, add more throttle, or throw in a new topic for traction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll expand an idea in a hyperreal direction, so beyond what’s normal that it’s almost a caricature. This eliminates some of the complexity and makes it easy for people to understand and connect.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 10). You know what you want, who you love, and who you’re willing to make sacrifices for. With these three cornerstones as the guiding principles of your schedule, your year goes off like sparklers. You’ll be saying “no” a lot. Through honesty, focus and self-possession, a positive and effortless transformation is underway. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 14, 18 and 39.
COSMIC QUESTION: “How can you close a karmic circle? Can I end a cycle of karma for my entire family, especially future generations? I’m a Pisces and I would think that if anyone could do it, it would be me, since I’m at the end of the zodiac and the most spiritual person in my family. I’m talking about abuse and trauma.”
When the abuse and trauma is no longer a focus, the karmic circle closes. You can end the karma for yourself and that impacts others too, but you cannot control the experience of those who may not be ready or willing to change their karma.
Also, consider that processing trauma keeps you somewhere in the karmic circle you’re trying to leave. While it may be necessary, there is a point of diminishing returns – then a point where processing does more harm than good, keeping a person stuck as a victim and a patient, forever healing, never healed.
Know when to step out of the circle and focus on what you’re building instead of where you’ve been. You’re right. As a Pisces your intuition will lead you there with grace.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Elizabeth Banks (2/10/1974) has so many blockbuster hits to her name that her schedule has often been filled with sequels to film franchises, see: “The Hunger Games,” “The Lego Movie,” and “Pitch Perfect.” Six air signs dominate Banks’s natal chart indicating a lofty IQ teamed with the attractive modesty of Venus in Capricorn. Look for the Aquarius star in the recent historic mini-series “Mrs. America.”
Happy Solar Return to the OG Natural Woman -- thank you for the music Miz King!
Love Your Forever Fan,
Your Horoscope for February 9, 2021
Calm Forecasted by Capricorn Luminaries
When trouble calls, face challenges with valor and determination. And when there is no trouble, as is forecasted today by calm Capricorn luminaries, make the most of peace. This entails savoring the sweetness of life. It also entails readying yourself for the next trouble (which, to be clear, under no circumstances should you prematurely seek.)
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The complex task you’re faced with today will require a combination of learning and instinct. By following established methods you can do very well, though it should be noted that the price of greatness is risk.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Because things work differently in different places and times, misunderstandings are more likely between people of different cultures and ages. These relationships will also be the source of deep and universal understandings.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you have the eye for it, as you most certainly do, beauty surrounds you. You see the single blade of grass growing straight out of the pavement. You see the sun glint from smiling eyes. It’s like it’s all there for your delight.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). While there are days when it benefits you to stay wide-eyed with your head on a swivel, this isn’t one of them. Narrow focus is needed. Put blinders on and march ever-forward. You can't stumble over a thing if it's behind you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Pleasant circumstances are delightful but it’s the unpleasant ones that grow you. For instance, had you never been left to fend for yourself, you wouldn’t be this self-sufficient. You’ll love what you can accomplish alone today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Being keenly aware of the habits of those close to you, you know how to cater to their preferences or disregard them strategically depending on the effect you’re going for. You’ve got game today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your smooth manners provide shock absorbers and grease for the wheels of social interaction. You’re creative, spontaneous, sensitive and empathetic. Any friend of yours is lucky.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People are more likely to remember those they perceive as a higher status, not because they are shallow social climbers but because humans are hardwired for climbing. In a new arena, making yourself memorable is key.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ve the opportunity to help a person you wouldn’t have expected would need it. It’s the start of the reciprocal altruism necessary to nurture beneficial relationships.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In striving for harmony and happiness, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the rules of etiquette, so long as you avoid the pitfall of monitoring other people’s behavior.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You respect people and their time and their privacy. They sense it, they trust you, and they tell you things you maybe wish you didn’t have to know. Discretion takes self-control, but it’s important.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be in a position to do a deal. It’s appropriate that some visiting, speculation, and negotiation will go down. It’s a dance. Three times back and forth is acceptable but not four.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 9). It won’t start out as a creative situation, but you’ll bring your visions and process to the picture and transform it. This is an attractive thing to watch and people will gather as you work your magic. Next come the investors. You’ll get a proposition in June. Your “yes” is not just an answer, it’s a line of action. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 44, 41, 9 and 32.
COSMIC QUESTION: “I’ve been doing EFT tapping during the pandemic and I don’t know if it’s all in my head or what, but I think it’s really helped me with anxiety. Have you ever done it? What is your take? I’m an Aquarius and I try out new stuff a lot.”
Also known as psychological acupressure, EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is a tapping technique founded by Gary Craig which calls on principles of traditional Chinese medicine, specifically acupressure, to manage the energy of the body through tapping on meridian endpoints found on the top of the head, temples, chin, collar bone, and throughout the body. Specific phrases are recited while tapping, targeting an emotional component of the physical symptom.
Thousands of people claim lifechanging results from this practice, which falls under the umbrella of “energy work” or “energy psychology.” Other energetic practices include breathwork, faith healing, reiki, light healing, magnetic resonance imaging and much more.
My take is, what works works. Aquarians like you typically appreciate the scientific aspects of phenomenon and EFT may fall short in this way. While there may not be empirically sound evidence here, why would there need to be if it’s working? Besides, open minded people who are willing to experiment are typically more fun and interesting, don’t you think? They have all the good stories. Thrilled for your healing!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carole King (2/9/1942) is one of the great treasures of American music with seven top ten albums, including the iconic Tapestry which spent nearly six years on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Her natal sun, Mercury and Venus in musical Aquarius is accented with three grounded Taurus influences. Taurus rules the voice and the sort of earth rhythms easily accessed in King’s music.
Your Horoscope for February 8, 2021
Message from the Solar/Mercury Conjunction
If Today had to write its social media handle, it would forego clever descriptors to instead claim “quiet, slow and humble” without so much as a zingy twist. Today doesn’t need more followers because Today is already the master of all influencers. Whether we get on board or not, Today always prevails, progresses and passes.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you’re not looking for the evidence of what people can and can’t do for you, you see others for who they are. Therein lies an entirely different kind of connection.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is one of those times when the idea of something is almost as good as the thing itself – and a lot less expensive. Indulge yourself in a visualization and save your money.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you feel the situation is hedging toward expectations you cannot fulfill, you’ll avoid it. In a healthy relationship, both people feel free. Togetherness is a choice, not a trap.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). History is not destiny, however, when using data to predict the potential of different outcomes, the past is all we have. You’ll use your knowledge of the past plus innovation and will to create something new.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once again it’s time to update your standards. This is not to be confused with upgrading, as they were serving you just fine for a time, but times have changed (and how!) and the bugs must be fixed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you find yourself in a pretty pickle, take out a fork and knife and start making sandwiches. The rule of thumb here: everything goes down better in bite sized pieces.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can value what you don’t understand, and that is the magnetizing effect of mystery. Learning more about a thing doesn’t necessarily make you want it more, and in fact demystification often lessens desire.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don’t worry about learning who you are. When you’re in action, your own identity is the farthest thing from your mind. Focus solely on doing what needs doing and your character forms quite on its own.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It gets so cinematic you’ll be looking around for the camera crew – is this for real? Yes and no. The drama is heightened for effect by those who are fueled by people’s reactions. They’ll go until the attention runs out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A certain amount of outrageousness will be tolerated and rules will be bent right to the edge of their breaking point. It’s all in the name of love.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What didn’t work the first time, might not work the second or third time either, and yet you are undeterred. Pause to examine this. Why do you keep coming back? Does this problem need persistence or a change in approach?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everyone you do business with or socialize with will have their own expectations, each with a contagious influence and they all, at certain points, intersect. Your experience and awareness allow you to manage it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 8). The maxim that stands you in good stead: Be nice to everyone every day. It’s actually easy for you and it brings all the bounty your heart desires. You’ll learn a group’s culture and customs, assimilate and rise through the ranks. It will seem as though you’re being constantly gifted, but this is just the Universe pay your due. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 46, 33, 38 and 5.
COSMIC QUESTION: "I was wondering if it is pre-determined that some people are very good with money and others are not. Because I have had no luck with money. When I have it, it doesn't last. I work hard, but I guess I play hard too. I wonder if things will ever change, or will I always have trouble with having enough. What do you think? I'm an Aries."
If you don't think you're good at money, there's a lot you can do to change your fate. Aries tend to be impulsive, and also they take risks that more prudent signs wouldn't want to take. The upside of this is that risk generates excitement. Also, without risk, there is no reward. But you know the downside. Risk takers will inevitably lose too. It's just part of the package. If you want to do better financially you can start by realizing that money is just an energy you exchange. What do you give that has value? When you focus on that you will more easily attract money and have a healthy attitude toward finance. Otherwise you are chasing paper money, which is a symbol and not the actual thing that makes a person rich.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: On the heels of voicing multiple characters on “Family Guy” Seth Green (2/8/1974) moves on to voicing multiple characters, in “Star Wars: Detours” including Obi-Wan Kenobi. The prolific actor, writer, producer and voice-over artist is an Aquarius with a natal chart that is elementally well balanced and indicative of widespread talents, suggesting the kind of person who gets along with everyone and finds much to enjoy about life on a daily basis.
YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2021
Leaving Aquarius; a Lunar Conundrum
The conundrum is summed up by “Charlotte's Web” author E.B. White: "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Because there is only one of you in all time, you were born with the responsibility of bringing that precious rarity to task, contributing the gem of your you-ness as purely as you can.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As the investor of your time and money, you’ll put it all into goodness and in this you cannot go wrong. Whether it pays dividends or it’s a sunk cost, you’re fortified. Right is might.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s not the fight that defines you, it’s your grace in the fight, and hopefully your perseverance. Do not personalize the ups and downs. Events are not your identity. How you teach yourself to react is closer to who you really are.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Systems matter more than goals. Most goals can’t be accomplished without them. And yet it’s pretty pointless to figure out a system that has no goal. The goal and the system need each other, so don’t set one without the other.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you think you're happy, you probably are. If you think you're rich, you definitely are. If you think you’re in love – also a no-brainer. But if you think you're wise, get humble (the wise always are.)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The action that is most involving, satisfying and ultimately fruitful is that which is in the service of others and on their behalf. You’ll be most successful when you remind yourself of this several times a day.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). At times you have been resistant to feedback for various reasons; you didn’t trust the source to have the knowledge you needed, their style was mismatched to your receptivity, etcetera. That’s changed. Today’s feedback is golden.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here comes the uncanny feeling that you’ve attracted the same person with a new face. You could be right. There’s an anchor that keeps pulling you back to the dynamic. There’s a chain to be broken.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even the most beautiful dream can look uninspiring in dreary weather. Take a breath, put on the happy music and deal with the day to day while the sun burns off these low clouds.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are three simple rules to follow that will keep you in good energy. 1). No complaining, only figuring it out. 2). No fighting reality. Accept what is and go from there. 3). Lighten up. Lighter things rise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Events that call up your inner fire are not the sort you’re keen to welcome, and yet they are very much the sort you look back on and thank your lucky stars it happened to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Looking back at the “bad old days” you’ll take particular notice of the remarkable hero of the story who carried you out of danger and pushed you into new circumstances. That hero was you, and it won’t be the last time.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (FEBRUARY 7). You’re a shooting star in the shape of a person. The massive energy that propels you is a reactive process having to do with timing, chemistry and a lack of environmental resistance. You’ll land in a new place, then the real work begins, putting together feel-good routines and establishing your role in the territory. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 21, 33, 38 and 40.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: We’ll be subconsciously choosing the mental states to carry us into the Lunar New Year. In this time of the Ox, oddly, joy and vitality are states that, while very attractive, are not quite seductive. In fact, it is the repellant states like depression, laziness, sadness, frustration… that often have unexpectedly strong, though secret, powers of seduction. One reason is that they are familiar and safe.
As we set goals for the Year of the Ox, keep in mind that it is much easier to commit to a goal than it is to commit to the problems and roadblocks that come with it. It is in making that agreement to tangle with the opposition that you become a contender in the game.
If you are in a negative pattern and desire to transcend certain habits, moods and attitudes, key cosmic alignments will assist in your clarity and awareness. The sun and Mercury conjunction in Aquarius kicks things off. The new moon on Thursday urges how essential it is to recognize the benefits you are experience from staying stuck. If you decide to take a risk and move into a new state, Mercury and Venus show much more spectacular rewards on the other side.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: If even your flops are successes, you just might be an Aquarius like Ashton Kutcher (2/7/1978) whose 2010 movie “Killers” recently made it to #8 on Netflix’s most popular movies list. Philanthropy is another way Kutcher is typical of his sign. Kutcher, whose natal sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus are all in Aquarius, has built homes in Central America, started children's foundations and raised big sums for charities.