HORO­SCOPES Fe­bru­ary in the stars. By Peter Wat­son

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AQUARIUS 21 Jan­uary – 19 Fe­bru­ary

You’ll sur­prise ev­ery­one, your­self in­cluded, when a jour­ney, study ven­ture or sud­den rev­e­la­tion seizes your imag­i­na­tion. A Sun-Jupiter con­nec­tion mustn’t con­vince you that ev­ery­thing will fall into place with­out some for­ward plan­ning. To as­sume a cava­lier at­ti­tude at this point in your life makes no sense. And deep down you know it. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Love your neigh­bour, but don’t take down the fence.

PISCES 20 Fe­bru­ary – 20 March

Work or re­spon­si­bil­i­ties may de­mand a re­think. So, too, does the way in which you take care of your­self. The smart thing to do would be to in­te­grate your com­mit­ments with your per­sonal life and strike a bet­ter bal­ance all round. You’re gov­erned by rou­tine im­posed by peo­ple who call all the shots. They can’t.

MOTTO OF THE MONTH Never let de­feat have the last word.

ARIES 21 March – 20 April

En­joy shrug­ging off a phase that has made you take life very se­ri­ously in­deed. And al­low your­self the time and space in which to ex­pe­ri­ence peo­ple and en­vi­ron­ments that help you adopt a much lighter touch. Does it mean you’ll be seen as ir­re­spon­si­ble or friv­o­lous? No. You can make sure it doesn’t.

MOTTO OF THE MONTH One small cloud can­not con­ceal a sky full of stars.

TAURUS 21 April – 21 May

Refuse to be en­gulfed by dis­ap­point­ment if cir­cum­stances pre­vent you from work­ing or cre­at­ing some­thing worth­while within the given time­frame. Some de­lays are in­evitable, since Jupiter changes di­rec­tion in early Fe­bru­ary. How­ever, that’s no rea­son to down tools. You’ll sim­ply have to try a lit­tle harder than you first thought. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Hold on tight to what you trust, not what you fear.

GEMINI 22 May – 21 June

Even though on­go­ing du­ties or other obli­ga­tions mustn’t dom­i­nate en­tirely, you’ll find it hard to aban­don them. The an­swer lies in find­ing a com­pro­mise, so that you’re no longer push­ing your­self to un­rea­son­able lim­its but nor are you left feel­ing idle. There are many ways to use your var­i­ous tal­ents with­out be­ing a slave to them. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Con­fi­dence is a plant of slow growth.

CAN­CER 22 June – 23 July

Oth­ers might not recog­nise the value of an up­com­ing opportunity, but you’ll see it as a chance to be grasped. Even if you’re bom­barded with neg­a­tive words, you should feel strongly that you have to forge ahead. Late in Fe­bru­ary, the out­comes will speak for them­selves. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you have to eat them.

LEO 24 July – 23 Au­gust

A tricky dis­cus­sion with a loved one can­not be de­layed any longer. Try not to see it as de­struc­tive. In­stead, use it as an in­cen­tive to high­light all the pos­i­tive as­pects of the re­la­tion­ship while also, of course, iden­ti­fy­ing what­ever is­sue or event is caus­ing you prob­lems. You’ll feel much bet­ter for clear­ing the air.

MOTTO OF THE MONTH Only anger should be put off un­til to­mor­row.

VIRGO 24 Au­gust – 23 Septem­ber

Try as you might to thrash out top­ics that cre­ate fric­tion be­tween your­self and some­one spe­cial, you’ll con­tinue to have dif­fer­ences of opin­ion for some while. But this needn’t cause last­ing dam­age. Let dis­cov­er­ies you each make about one an­other around the time of the So­lar Eclipse on 26 Fe­bru­ary bring clar­ity.

MOTTO OF THE MONTH Sec­ond thoughts are of­ten best.

LIBRA 24 Septem­ber – 23 Oc­to­ber

Grit your teeth as you’re forced to desert – al­beit tem­po­rar­ily – a per­son or sit­u­a­tion ca­pa­ble of cre­at­ing a great deal of joy. And ac­cept that you must now be­come fully com­mit­ted to some­thing that you wouldn’t have taken on out of choice. Just keep telling your­self: the sooner you start, the sooner you fin­ish.

MOTTO OF THE MONTH Set the sad­dle on the right horse.

SCORPIO 24 Oc­to­ber – 22 Novem­ber

Ini­tially, you might feel daunted by de­vel­op­ments af­fect­ing loved ones or the place you call home. But, slowly and surely, you’ll stop re­sist­ing the in­evitable changes be­ing made and be­gin to wel­come them as a way of rein­vig­o­rat­ing as­pects of your life. The un­known can be nerve-rack­ing, but it can also of­fer great ex­cite­ment. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Prom­ise lit­tle and do a lot.

SAGITTARIUS 23 Novem­ber – 21 De­cem­ber

Love – or at least a flir­ta­tion or friend­ship – will brighten up win­ter days and nights, es­pe­cially once Venus changes signs in early Fe­bru­ary. Per­haps you’ll at last ad­mit that the lighter side of life has enor­mous ap­peal. Ac­cept that you don’t al­ways have to work harder and longer than any­body else. Why should you?

MOTTO OF THE MONTH Imag­i­na­tion is in­tel­li­gence hav­ing fun.

CAPRICORN 22 De­cem­ber – 20 Jan­uary

You may have to work out for your­self the best strat­egy re­gard­ing fi­nan­cial or prop­erty mat­ters. But you mustn’t feel un­sup­ported. Re­mem­ber there’s one par­tic­u­lar in­di­vid­ual who would never stand by and watch you make mis­takes. Be ready to hear a can­did – but valu­able – ac­count of what you’ve done. And act on it. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Look at life with the won­der of a child.

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