Horoscopes (Feb. 10-16)

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

It's hard to say how this will turn out. Impatience and frustration have given way to a willingness to take one thing at a time. Depending on your situation the need to focus on the truth instead of denying it, matters more than you know. Others are there for this, but you can't expect them to want to keep it up if you make it too difficult for them to put up with you. For the first time in your life you're faced with the need to be receptive, not just to love, but to the fact that you're human and life is currently proving beyond any doubt that it's time to make peace with yourself.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

If everyone saw things your way this would be easier. Too bad you're in the middle of a situation that involves more conflict than you've had to deal with in quite a while. Others are doing their best to change your mind; if they only knew! It looks like you'll be duking it out until they realize that they can't win. In the meantime, you will be dealing with a lot of infantile behavior and a burning desire to make them go away. Soon enough, you'll enter a period of redefinition that will involve branching out and getting a feel for what it means to be free as a bird.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

Juggling has always been your strong suit. In the last few months, you've had to balance more than your share of stuff. The ability to do it all, all the time has its downside. You can't keep it up without stopping every now and then to look at where things are heading. The feedback you're getting from others keeps telling you that you've gone too far out of bounds to be able to hold this together without losing control. They may be right. Instead of continuing on this path you would do well to take stock of what it gets you to always bite off more than you can chew.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

There seems to be a lull in the conversation, or with something that until now was rolling along smoothly; you aren't sure where to put the focus because there isn't any. Opportunities to do just about anything are simmering underneath all of this. And what you're wondering is: What makes the most sense for me at this moment in time? This would be easier to figure out if there was something concrete to put your finger on, but things haven't been stable or predictable and your thoughts have been too up in the air to make it possible to know which way you need to go.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

You're OK with this but it would feel so much better if it didn't involve so many compromises. You have good reasons to feel like you need to get on board. If they're working for you now it's because you think this is how it's supposed to be — but time is the mother of truth and you haven't learned enough to see that too many compromises are usually a sign that you're in the wrong place. Check this out in your own heart before you listen to me, or give it time to play out with the knowledge that experience is the only teacher and time will tell if you need to keep it up.

VIRGO: August 21 – September 20

The need to keep it all together is making you feel like it's time for a transfusion of energy, or something to help you maintain. So many of you are six-ways-to-Sunday wondering why it never stops. This will continue just long enough for you to figure out how to make it manageable. Some of your more laid-back friends have been advising you to chill out before you implode. That might not be a bad idea. And for those of you who are having the time of your life and to whom none of this applies, more power to you for knowing enough to take care of yourself.

LIBRA: September 21 – October 20

Minor frustrations have managed to warp your perspective. When everything's going smoothly, you're totally at peace with yourself. For some reason, little things have been getting under your skin and you're starting to remind yourself of your parents. Don't be alarmed. This phase isn't due to continue. You're in a place that requires you to draw your focus back into yourself long enough to see that it might be time to change the scenery or at least shift into a gear that doesn't feel quite so heavy and responsible. Start thinking about what it will take to make this joyful.

SCORPIO: October 21 – November 20

Waiting for everyone else to get it together, you're starting to wonder if you even want to be part of this deal any longer. You are so close to not caring. It's interesting to watch yourself go back and forth over what might be the right thing to do. In most situations, it works better when you look at what it's costing you and weigh that against what you're getting out of it. I don't know how it's working for you at the moment, but I'm pretty sure you don't need this half as much as they do. Seen in that light, the deeper question is now: What do you really want out of this?

SAGITTARIUS: November 21 – December 20

You wish you could save people from themselves. It's hard watching your nearest and dearest stress out over whatever they did to complicate their lives. You see things with such a wide-angle lens it's easier for you to look at how one thing led to another. For your own sake, let the missionary spirit take a few days off and let your loved ones figure out how to pull themselves out of this hole. It has nothing to do with not caring — it has to do with letting them know that it isn't your job to save their ass every time they decide to make everything harder than it has to be.

CAPRICORN: December 21 – January 20

Handling your life has gotten to be more like a job than whatever you're doing for a living. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You will be home free before the seasons change. Between now and then you're going to have to maintain a high level of performance. Whatever this requires, you can do it with your eyes closed. The main thing right now has to do with finding joy in a routine that has gotten stale in the midst of a personal or family crisis that would give anyone cause to flip out. You're holding your own. It'll get easier. Find a way to fall in love with this.

AQUARIUS:January 21 – February 20

You need to relax and stop letting your worst fears lead you to believe that you are anything but loved. Nothing in this world looks the way we want or expect it to — all of us have problems and issues and memories that come from whatever it is that happens to a soul when it enters the earth plane. The disappointments that have followed you to this moment have reached the point where whatever they were meant to teach you is lost on you. That's OK. It's no crime to have a Ph.D. in so many things and be lost when it comes to the stuff that makes you feel like no one ever cared.

PISCES: February 21 – March 20

You keep trying to make this look better than it is. You're whirling around in a circus of superficial energy that keeps you from dealing with the things you don't want to see. There are secrets, yours or someone else's that have never gone away. You need an exorcist, or something out of this world to help you find a way to let all of that stuff go. If this applies, you already know what you need to do. If it doesn't, more than likely you're one of those intuitive souls who has better things to do and doesn't need to waste their time reading newspaper horoscopes.

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