HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS (022318)
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 23). Your life brightens in this new solar cycle, and you’ll be tempted to credit this to a special person or lucky event. It’s really you, functioning at a higher capacity and letting more into your world. March will be characterized by a helper’s high. The distant horizon of June is a place you’ll return to again and again. Cancer and Virgo adore you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You’ll be met with resistance, but don’t let this deter you. All you have to do is raise your energy a few points — the resistance will back down, and the road will be clear.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). For the versatile singer who is great at doing impressions, the most challenging song is the one sung in his own voice. Today you’ll be challenged to deliver like only you can–to sing your song in your voice.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Why not just believe that you’re lucky? Someone’s going to find that money on the ground. It may as well be you. You’re looking out for it … and for all the metaphorical representations in which money on the ground can come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re not a daredevil exactly, but you’re still a risk taker, especially in nonphysical areas of life. The bold move you’re considering is pretty audacious, even for you. Position yourself well first.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). First impressions will be important today. All future interactions will be colored by someone’s initial response to you — but, hey, no pressure! As long as you dress the part and put away your phone, you’ll be ahead of the game.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To learn about the world, babies observe the design, behavior, purpose and effect that things have. Then they make an association and record it as fact … but that doesn’t make it true. It’s a case study. Most of life is just a case study.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Boredom is a fun killer. Yes, there’s always something more interesting about the situation if you can break free from the old frame. But life is much simpler if you’re already somewhat fascinated by your subject.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A friend who knows you well enough to sense when you’re hiding something … now that’s a treasure! There are cons to it, of course, but they are not as important as being truly seen and understood.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Eventually, you’ll have the experience and wisdom to run things, but for now you’re better off coming up with ideas from the naive position in which you happen to be. Strikingly bold insights come to you because you’re free of influence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). That feeling of familiarity upon meeting someone for the first time takes many forms. Instant love: “Where have you been all my life?” Instant kinship: “It’s like you’ve been here all my life.” Instant boredom: “Oh. You again.”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re usually so ambitious, but right now you may not want to commit to business, or even to a hobby. Why should you? Isn’t it enough to just have interests? You can have so many at once. And interests are totally free.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s a pain to have to pretend or fake a story to spare someone’s feelings. You’ll do it if you have to, because it’s kind (though you’ll avoid the dynamic completely by being around people with whom you can be honest).