Mars and Venus Highlight the Perils of Power

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Kindness and politeness will go a long way toward paving easy daily routines, contributing to healthful and lovely environments, and creating quality relationships.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Don't do waiting; do creating. Though there will definitely be a stretch of time between your request and its fulfillment, if you fill it with work on other things, it will seem like a mere blink.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's not that the pot of gold doesn't exist; it's that the end of the rainbow doesn't exist. The rainbow is an illusion dependent on a point of perspective, not GPS coordinates. Find the gold using a map instead of a rainbow.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 25). In the next 10 weeks, you'll learn new strategies and skills for creating the kind of life you want. The educational process is such a pleasure that it will be hard to choose which you like better, learning or applying what you learn to the achievements in June and beyond. You'll commit to something new in August. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 50, 22 and 14.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The square of Venus and Mars at the start of the week brings up some salient issues -- namely, those regarding the nature of power. Those in power cannot assume that their position will last, as power can be even more fickle than luck. With the knowledge that power is temporary, the powerful must never relax. They must be vigilant to fulfill their purpose with the urgency of one in battle.

It should also be noted that those who abuse their power by acting out of self-interest, using intimidation tactics, taking from others and disrespecting the people they are supposed to lead will soon pay for their mistakes. When those who are adored abuse their position, the crowd will turn, and the powerful become subjects of derision and disdain.

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The third point to take home from this configuration has to do with the paradox of power itself. No one is immune to its corruptible nature. Power turns good, kind people into greedy, selfish people. It turns weakness into evil. The only way to avoid the corruptible influence of power is through constant, vigilant humility.

Thursday will bring a beautiful and very productive full moon in Virgo, the sign of health and improvement. All is well and getting better.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Rashida Jones is a Harvard graduate from a show business lineage. With Mercury and Venus in Aquarius, Jones is at her best doing work that makes humanity better, whether through laughter, insight or practical solutions. Look for the Pisces actress in the upcoming techno-romance "Zoe," about a revolutionary research lab designing technology to improve romantic relationships.

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