TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 17). You’ll add more and more loving people to your circle. Even though you’re secure and content without certain trappings, when they come your way over the next two months, accept graciously. There will be many helped by what you are able to give in May. You will work brilliantly in a team of two in June. Taurus and Leo adore you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re not being cynical by noticing that everyone is selling something. Maybe it’s not a product. Maybe it’s just an idea about who they are. There is still the posturing of an exchange. Are you buying?     

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). While you’d love to help along the work of other people, there’s something brewing in your own kitchen that simply won’t come together unless you tend to it now and tend to it well.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Good relationships are the most important thing to you, though lately it doesn’t feel like your life is structured in support of that end. What needs to change? Puzzle it out.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Combine a little faith with your solid work ethic to launch a project off the ground. Eliminating the conflicts and distractions will be the hardest part. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know what you want. So why is it sometimes so difficult to make the choice, in the moment, that will lead you to it? Perhaps you’re still not absolutely sure. Get clear and discipline will be easier.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Emotions expressed will dissipate, while emotions unexpressed will concentrate. The sweet ones become hard as old brown sugar. The bitter ones become toxic. Don’t let it happen. Speak up. 

LEO (July 23-Aug 22). There was a time in human evolution when survival depended on conformity. To live in solitude was to perish outside of the protection of the group. You may have to remind your primal sense that this is no longer the case.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Try not to worry so much about being who you need to be to make other people feel comfortable. You’re good at that and yes, it will work. But at what cost? You’re “people” too. Make yourself comfortable for a change.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The way to productivity is in not doing anything that isn’t in line with the production you hope to achieve. It sounds hardcore, and it is. It all boils down to priorities. You’ll give a good think to yours today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Separate the decisions you make that may affect a relationship from the relationship itself. You can feel great affection for a person and still deny that person’s request. Denying a request is not the same as denying a person.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a low tolerance for boredom, and this will work in your favor today as you stick with the people and projects that juice your energy and spark your intellect.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You want to do a great job for the people you serve, and it’s why you can’t serve many people right now. It’s better to be really effective with one person than to give weakly to many.