SUNDAY, FEB. 28
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 28). You know what it’s like to love big and imperfectly, and how wonderful to feel the other side of such adoration this year. You’ve a talent for interpreting and adjusting to the way others communicate. For this, you’ll be handsomely rewarded. You’ll be included in astounding projects and wins. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 14, 38, 11 and 19.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being on a quest certainly brings a high, though not all quests are created equal. Who is the mission really helping? The potential for momentum increases with each person helped.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Remember when they tried to make you believe their misbehavior was your responsibility? It’s almost comical to you now. Almost — but not quite. The point is that you’re free. Enjoy and protect this freedom. It was hard-earned.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When was the last time you spent hours on end not demanding anything from yourself? Such time to yourself is a rarity that, funnily enough, only happens when you schedule it. What’s stopping you from putting it on the books?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s not the new activities that are prone to error; it’s the things you’ve done a thousand times. But you can avoid inconveniences of lost keys and the like by double-checking the easy stuff.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll enjoy a few of your favorite things: the smell of a certain spice, the sound of giggles or the soft breathing of one who naps in a warm pool of sun as your heart bubbles over with satisfaction.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Dealing with the people you already know is less work than opening your emotional doors to the untested newbies. However, right now, you’ll be missing out if you don’t give a stranger a chance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t feel like you have to be the smartest person in the room. In fact, you prefer a room you can’t dominate like that. Picking the right (read: challenging) room in the first place — that’s what makes you smart.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are adapting to the current circumstances and making the next logical move. Perhaps it seems obvious to you, but those observing find you wondrously original.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Comedians are often funny because their jokes make us aware of what would normally be automatic, nonchalant action. You’ll be a bit of a comedian today, observing the ordinary in a new light.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You think different things in the vicinity of different people. That certain dazzling person though — that one doesn’t even have to be around to elicit your shiniest thoughts.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s a time to ask why? a time to ask why not? and a time not to ask anything at all. Questions are openings. When there’s an abundance, close the gate and sort what you’ve already got.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When rejection is a possibility, most people are risk-averse to a degree. But since you’ve had such a variety of results from putting yourself on the line, you’ve become socially adventurous. That pays off today.
MONDAY, MARCH 1
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 1). You embody the spirit of play! Playmates challenge you to new creative heights. As the energy gets lighter, the ideas flow stronger. Love becomes leisure; leisure becomes work; work becomes a joy. Many improvements come from subtracting instead of adding. Just let your emotional intelligence lead the way. Gemini and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 30, 9, 5 and 17.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Most of the games do not follow a zero-sum model. Today’s situation will definitely have far more nuance, with hidden gems, trick doors, group wins, ladders disguised as chutes and chutes that pass for ladders.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Those who play it too safe wind up in familiar company and the circumstances they know best… which would be satisfying enough if not for the nagging feeling that what you’re supposed to learn is somewhere out there.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Guitar strings cause blisters; skiing will cost a few tumbles. Getting good at a thing often requires discomfort, and in the case of love, pain is mandatory and a given. Without a low, there is no high.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It is challenging to change modalities when you really enjoy and favor the role you’re playing. But no one gets to be the same person in every scenario. Today, you’re flexible and you will match your attitude as various roles demand.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who need a lot of control can become frustrated with anything that threatens their sense of being in charge. You’ll deal especially well with these types today, phrasing your ideas just right and earning trust.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re brave, but it’s not always courage that causes you to move in a nonconforming direction. In fact, most times it’s been a curiosity that wouldn’t quit until it was satisfied. And that phenomenon continues now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It could go a lot of ways, but right now you’ll do your best work when the stakes are low, not high. A relaxed feeling, your lack of defenses and a playful vibe all contribute to this brilliance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When things change and you don’t know why, it is only natural to want to find out. However, right now this will be best accomplished with deft observation instead of a direct line of questioning.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Maybe you didn’t consciously set out to test yourself, and yet here comes the pop quiz, handed to you from life. Don’t worry, you’ve been paying attention. You’ll do well, maybe miss a few… room to grow.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll benefit from being ever aware of who you’re trying to benefit, serve or influence. With the end user in mind, you’ll deliver a much different result than you would if you only had to please yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll love the speculation that goes along with the events of the day, which serve to bring up a good point: Everything in life is a good news/bad news story, depending on where the thing ends.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t always get to choose your teammates, but when you do have a choice, you’ll avoid people who require you to work harder than you should, especially emotionally.