Horoscopes (Feb. 18 - 24)

ARIES (March 21-April 20): The main focus is always the same. You are the only one who can do this. If others are there for you, it's because they identify with whatever you're going through. They might even care. At this point, your situation requires 100 percent of whatever you've got. Looking around, levels of distraction are bound to draw you off course. Those of you who know yourselves will know enough to steer clear of anything that causes you to backslide. Those of you who are less aware of the way you operate are due for a crash course in what happens when we mess up and refuse to be accountable.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): Coming to grips with your current situation will require a little more fire than you've brought to it so far. This won't take care of itself. You've got to give it more juice, more heart, and more elbow grease. If you still care, you won't have a problem with this; if you've lost your desire to keep things alive, you're going to have to reckon with a few other issues before you carry things too much further. Feeling divided, being split between people, places, and things — this is just part of the scenery at the moment because there are times when life happens to us in bits and pieces.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Going around in circles with people over things that are at the mercy of what happens when the selective memory gets the best of us, could be keeping you awake at night. Because all of us are making peace with the karma police, how the truth unravels in your story will depend on who's telling it, and who isn't. Being caught in a lie, your own or the ones that others have woven, will keep you bound to this situation until someone wakes up and gets real enough to be accountable. If it's your turn to come clean you will save yourself a heap of trouble by 'fessing up.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 20): Sometimes you wonder why you're still here, running around in circles, trying to please everyone. It's so important for you to understand that all of them can handle themselves. For too long, your own aims have taken a back seat to things that have very little to do with you, or the purpose for which you came into being. It would be awesome if you could crawl out from under the weight of expectation and fly away. There is an opening on the road ahead. Look for the possibility of a move, keep your eye on the sky, and new chances to go out and get a life.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): You have no way to alter the status quo. It will remain the same. The best you can do in your current situation is figure out how to maintain your freedom within it. There is more than one reason to wish things were different. If it were just about you, it would be easy. For someone in your shoes to have to be the one to handle what is essentially Mission Impossible begs me to ask; how are you going to get this to work? As life tosses you more than the usual amount of emotional stress, the best you can do is keep a big sense of humor and maintain your strength.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): You've got to be 100 percent honest about what you expect out of this. To be fooling yourself about any of it is no good. I say this because you want something too much, or you're trying too hard, or you're hoping that something that hasn't really panned out, is going to come to fruition. All I have to say to you is: "Who knows?" Who knows if your dream will come to pass? It's always best to keep our dreams in the same room with whatever's right in front of us — because the future lies in the immediate moment, and it is your relationship to that, that makes you or breaks you.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): You can't let yourself get overly anxious. Yes, it's true that you've got 10,000 things hanging over your head, but that doesn't mean they won't get handled. In your situation, it's all about attitude. Feeling totally overburdened by the task at hand has taken too much fun out of your life. If there will ever be a reprieve, it's hard to say. You are in the midst of a turn around that could go any which way. Keep the faith. You don't have enough experience to know that being totally out of balance is always a clear sign that life is paving the way toward wholeness and completion.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): This could be feeling really good, really insane, or totally ho-hum, depending on where your head is at. Others have given you so much to reflect upon. If people really are a mirror for us, many of you are wondering why you are surrounded by a bunch of nut-jobs! In some cases, the view may be more agreeable from where you sit. No matter how things look, you're in the midst of changes that, when you get right down to it, don't require much from you but the willingness to keep yourself from falling prey to the fear that you are totally powerless and completely alone.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): It comes down to what's more important: being in control or being in love? All of us are faced with the need to come clean. You work both sides of the fence so well, nobody knows where you're coming from. For anyone who uses the spiritual mask to get their needs met, it's important to walk your talk. There are times when the past and its issues get the best of you. In those moments it's easy for you to lose touch with the truth. Right now you need to be super vigilant when it comes to not letting your issues get between you and what's in your highest good.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): Too much phony-baloney is clogging up all of your best intentions. God knows how things got this screwed up but you're having a tough time cutting through the BS. If there is a piece of you that knows that none of this needed to happen, you could be too proud to admit it. It does no good to pile one mistake on top of another. As complex as your situation appears to be, you are wise enough to be able to look at the craziness and see where it all started to fly south. Reclaiming any sense of sanity will come when you drop the need to keep up appearances.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): The message keeps coming in loud and clear. Keep in mind that things are always getting better no matter how it looks. Knowing that it is just a matter of perspective will help you to see that all this turmoil has another side to it. What's falling away has disappeared by force or decree because, when life runs its course, it calls you elsewhere. Don't spend too much time trying to figure out what went wrong. In a situation that was never designed to support you or your creativity there was no way you could make your influence felt. It's time to follow your bliss.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): You already know what to do but you can't figure out how to go about it. As the new pattern for living reveals itself to you, keep in mind that you are at a major checkpoint. What gets installed in the framework of your experience will spin out over the next 10 years. As much as you pay credence to spiritual principles, part of you is still stuck on the idea that your survival depends upon aligning yourself with outworn endeavors and beliefs. Putting your money where your mouth is is where it's at right now. For many of you, it could be time to walk off the set.

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