For All Signs: On Feb. 18 we welcome the Sun into the sign of Pisces, the two fish always swimming in opposite directions. It is interesting that throughout the week there are strong aspects to Neptune, Pisces' planetary ruler. Sometimes Pisces gets a bad rap for being a dreamer with non-realistic expectations. Well, those things are partly true, but we must realize that Pisces has a second level of consciousness. This is a sign very close to the unconscious and may be one that can see not only his/her own, but also yours. There is another level of communion occurring within the Pisces mind, even if you don't see it. Their better traits include psychic perception, musical talent, rhythm, and things related to the arts. All of these activities require the ability to perceive and understand on a level other than our ordinary conversation. If you have a Pisces friend, give him/her a pat on the back this week.
Aries: You are restless and want to do anything except the usual routine. Some of you will be looking for a new house, car, or an exciting high-tech device. Your eyes may be bigger than your pocketbook.
Taurus: Social and romantic life is favored this week. You may be mixing business and pleasure. This is a good time to discuss issues within a relationship because you are steady of mind and likely to be realistic. You intend to keep your promises.
Gemini: You would be happy to take the first flight to Tahiti and never bat an eye over it. Short of that, you may be taking small mental breaks this week, with lots of daydreaming and drifting. Get some R&R.
Cancer: Last week's full moon on the 14th might still have you spinning. The nature of a full moon is to bring things from the dark to the light. You may have learned a surprising thing about a lover or your partner. That moon had to do with honesty and intimacy in a relationship. Possibly someone confessed a love for you that you did not previously know.
Leo: This is a week in which you must look at debt, along with taxes, estate matters, or any other type of resource that you share with others. It is possible that you have been operating under an illusion related to these matters. The truth surfaces now.
Virgo: Beware of the tendency to obsess over matters that may never happen. You are tempted to see the world through a dark lens. If there is something you can actually do to make things better, then hop on it. Otherwise set it on the back burner for review at a later time.
Libra: You may be looking for something beautiful for your home. Or perhaps it will simply catch your eye through a store window. Sometimes you would pull out the credit card and happily run it through the machine. Fortunately at this time your practical mind is operating.
Scorpio: Beware of the liar. The probability is high you will encounter one this week. Check out the sources and other persons who may know something about the situation. Don't accept anything of importance at face value.
Sagittarius: Are you feeling independent and thinking about a leap toward or away from a lover? Uranus can be a trickster and make the grass seem bright green on the unknown side. Think about it.
Capricorn: You are on the search for information which totally eludes you. Some of the facts prevent you from moving further. Often while Mercury is retrograde, we have to search through files carefully. It is too easy to overlook things. Try again later.
Aquarius: You may be tempted to tell a fib in order to escape the wrath of someone who is critical. Beg some time so you can think. It's easy to tell the fib, but Mercury is retrograding in your sign and you are likely to be caught. Be creative and tell the truth with charm and apologies, if necessary.
Pisces: Your attitude about yourself is not accurate right now. You may think way too much of your ideas, or alternately, you may see yourself as lower than scum. Neither one is accurate and you should not make decisions of any importance this week. Spiritual pursuits are given a "go" signal.
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