Mars, Venus and Vulnerability

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's a flipbook kind of day. You'll go quickly from scene to scene. Your mind fills in the blanks, making it seem like movement -- but that's just an illusion. So be sure to appreciate each individual "still" while you're on that page.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To suggest that you're supportive would be an understatement. Sometimes it's as if you're holding the whole thing up by yourself. Just don't let this be the constant, or they'll become weak and dependent on you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because you have a limited amount of energy to spend on a problem, you're better off doing nothing than chasing down every possible lead. You can afford to be selective. There's a big difference between action and intelligent action.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 26). You're not the same person you were last year, and by your next birthday, you'll have evolved again. You'll get funding for a project, and an adventure begins. In April, love sparks your creativity. A new interest will have you making big plans in May and following through for most of the summer on them. Cancer and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 5, 3, 33 and 38.

COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... SELF-PARENTING (PART SIX). The road to maturity involves becoming an increasingly adept parent to oneself. See the archives for the first five parts. For LEO, self-parenting is a little like Peter Pan's leadership of the Lost Boys. As Leo is the sign of children, in this part of the sky, no one ever really fully grows up. Of course, even the Lost Boys became very excited at the prospect of finally getting a mother. Specifically, they wanted someone to sew them pockets. For Leo, self-parenting is really about sewing your own pockets.

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The metaphor works because Leos want to remain playful and free but also want a few things in life -- things they can take with them. In a sense, pockets are a way to have it all. And sewing a pocket means finding a way to hold on to precious things while still keeping the option open to jump, run and move with it.

This works well when the precious entities and people in a Leo's life are predisposed toward playfulness and mobility. Effective self-parenting is therefore about finding and attracting the like-minded, finding jobs that fit Leo's creative spirit and keeping encouraging and fun people in the mix. Great parents try to get their kids into happy, well-fitting situations, and that's exactly what each Leo must learn to do for himself or herself.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Balladeer Michael Bolton is not only a chart-topping artist but also a wizard of advertising, having composed, sung and been featured in several multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns. The smooth-singing, soulful Pisces artist was born when Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, was in Taurus, the sign that rules money and the voice.

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