The Virgo moon rules this Groundhog Day, suggesting that Punxsutawney Phil -- seer of seers, sage of sages, prognosticator of prognosticators and weather prophet extraordinaire -- will be reticent to make a determination this year, as high stakes always seem much higher under this moon of perfectionism.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Interesting characters will fill your scene. The more you study them, the more fascinating they get. It helps that you seem to know just the question to unlock the good stories.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't have to wave your hands mysteriously, chant words or concoct recipes involving "eye of newt, wing of bat" to cast a spell over someone. You accomplish maximum enchantment just by being you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Sometime in the future when you have urgent or exciting news to share, you'll discover that your reach is outstanding, largely due to the work you do today, building casual goodwill.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Much will be accomplished in small increments. If you'd like to have more faith in life's process, note what the ocean did to the mountain -- ground it into a softy, sandy beach. One wave at a time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It is a commonly held belief in the current era that the life of a child should be as easy and magical as possible. In earlier times, many children were sent off to work at age 8. Your inner child feels like a factory worker today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). They may say that this is a laid-back, easygoing kind of commitment, but don't believe the lip service. There's a tacit expectation here. And where there is an expectation, there is work to be done.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's better to be overdressed than underdressed. But more importantly, it's better to be dressed like you than like someone else. Actually, you may enjoy rethinking the sartorial part of you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The ideal would be a focused effort. Persistent efforts are good; consistent efforts, even better. But it's the fact you're making an effort at all that makes the biggest difference.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The late great George Burns suggested, "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." Your support system can take many forms.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When it's very easy to get to know someone, it's usually an indication of a well-developed outer layer of personality. It's always deeper than that, though, which you know and discover more about every day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're disarming. Maybe it's because you really do believe in the goodness of people. You know how to question someone's views without questioning their integrity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Casual conversation is a window. Small interactions deliver everything, especially to ones as sensitive and intuitive as you. Now the question is: How much do you want to know?
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 2). It's a year to be bold. Happiness will increase with the force of intention to do good work, to love more fully and to take on responsibilities. You can handle this! The money you spend to improve your surroundings and the way you operate inside them will pay you back in joy and also in dollars. Libra and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 50, 1, 26 and 31.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Be enthusiastic about the date and it only gets better. TAURUS: Do what it takes to keep the relationship fresh and surprising. If you don't know what to do, read up. GEMINI: Questions of honor and integrity might surface, and you'll pass this and every other test. CANCER: With trust, love follows naturally. LEO: People will show you that they cherish you -- if you just give them a hint about the best way to go about it. VIRGO: It's the look from across a crowded room that will be remembered most. LIBRA: You have the power and the tools to relieve someone's pain. SCORPIO: Road rage is a sign of emotional immaturity, a character flaw and a red flag. If you're the one, work on it. If they're the one... be wary. SAGITTARIUS: Sometimes you have to itch before you mend. CAPRICORN: You like a pretty face, but the one who makes you laugh will be absolutely irresistible. AQUARIUS: Maybe you don't know exactly how to say what you need to say, but start talking and it will come. PISCES: Following your rules for yourself is what keeps you feeling attractive.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Libra ad Aquarius are intellectual equals who become unequal when they get together, because one will try and up the other, and then the other will top that. The result is that they're both 10 times smarter for knowing each other. But does this kind of mind exercise lead to love? Respect and shared experience will be at the heart of it if it does.
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