Horoscope

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Aspects of Destiny

First, there’s the Mercury and Jupiter square, which calls for discretion, diplomacy and, in most cases, silence. While the meaning of words can be spun in many directions, silence is much harder to manipulate. Next, a conjunction of Venus and Pluto fatefully touches relationships. We mix into one another’s lives in ways that can’t be undone.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). OK, it’s not ideal, and yet there’s something for you in this minor disaster — a quiet need being fulfilled inside the undesirable scenario. Figure out what the need is and address it another way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Wisdom, strength, knowledge and courage: These are the everlasting qualities of greatness. Never do you feel more alive than when you are in the thrust of knowing what you do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How seriously should you take the issue at hand? With the amount of seriousness that will allow you the greatest agility, as you’ll need to move freely around this issue to make the most of it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Travel opens the mind, but it’s not automatic. The mind has to be slightly ajar to begin with to let the foreign oxygen work its magic. There are those who travel mentally vacuum sealed. Pity, but there’s little worth doing about it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In an ideal world, you would ready yourself before you dared to wish, as it would be a shame to see your wish granted before you know what to do with it. Whatever the order, today is for getting ready.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Again, it would be a mistake to assume they totally understand you. They really only get a small part of what you’re doing right now. They follow along anyway out of loyalty and respect. Keep explaining.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). So much thinking takes place in your mind that you share with no one. Politically, it’s a good play, although emotionally, some airing out would do you good. A private diary would provide as much sounding board as you need.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A large part of compatibility has to do with logistics, such as schedules and proximity. Then there’s chemistry, which tends to be a game changer. People will change their schedules and travel distances for great chemistry.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whatever your disadvantage is, it is also your advantage, but only if you see, claim and use it. Don’t see the advantage? Ask others for another perspective. This is money left on the table.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some people around you are like bad journalists, listening for the soundbite they need to make a sensational story, context notwithstanding. For this reason, silence is a good option.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While there’s not a single thing in the world that is inherently boring, you can’t be blamed for experiencing it as such, as finding something new in the same old things takes a conscious effort.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everyone has filters and limits to what they can comfortably take in. If they are not hearing the breadth of what you have to express, it’s because there’s a filter in place, one that you likely have nothing to do with.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 22). Nothing you’ve done to educate yourself has been a waste. Your efforts will be appreciated, but so will your nonchalant efforts because you’ve earned “cool points” on your way to becoming a more evolved person. Promises and/or contracts get signed in May. Enjoy a lifestyle upgrade in July. Leo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 2, 13, 33 and 38.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’re likely to give the advice to your love that you could use yourself, and your love will likely do the same. TAURUS: Self-consciousness is a hard thing to lose, but you’re increasingly attractive with each ounce of it that you shed. GEMINI: Your reasons for choosing certain types of people are mysterious even to you, and you’ll benefit from looking into them. CANCER: A mutual love will connect you with someone fun. LEO: A little competition is good for relationships. A lot is not. VIRGO: Clear communication isn’t always delivered via words. LIBRA: Put a date on the books. Looking forward to it is half the fun. SCORPIO: Though it doesn’t have to be the same thing you’re passionate about, you prefer to spend time with people who are passionate about something SAGITTARIUS: What you thought was the end of a relationship was not — a dynamic that will continue to repeat. CAPRICORN: You’re most attracted to people who care quite a lot about others and make that obvious. AQUARIUS: That you’re willing to travel for love is part of the reason you know it’s love. PISCES: That certain person will bring out a surprising side of you.