*ARIES

This week’s forecast begins with the Moon in your sign until the 18th. That means that you are solidly in charge of your destiny, and will go so far as to demand you be in charge of all matters within your close circle. You will make pronouncements that may seem at odds with your outer self, mostly on the 16th, and you’ll get away with whatever you say, but keep in mind that words hurt more than actions, so choose your words wisely. Just about any endeavor you undertake during the weekend will positively affect your wallet, even if you have an urge to gamble. Just get the details down.

TAURUS

Prospects for meeting long-term goals are strong, especially on the 19th and 20th, when the Moon is in your sign, allowing you to bull your way into whatever position you so desire. Of course, the problem with all that bullishness is to not have feelings for those close to you, especially at home. People just don’t realize that you have their best intentions at heart. Put on velvet gloves, figuratively of course, because, as the most fixed sign in the zodiac, you may resist an attractive proposal on the 22nd. Let others speak their minds, for there are other ways to get through life successfully.

GEMINI

Let your words burn into the social conscience, despite an urge to hold back for fear of hurting their feelings. There is an aura of energy surrounding you, and it will be there for quite some time. But for this forecast, you will be the center of attention on the 21st and 22nd, when the Moon is in your sign. Talkative is the signature of your life, but you know whereof you speak. A word of caution for those born in the earlier degrees of Gemini, as s glitch in communicating exactly what you want continues to meet with resistance. Try to charm the opposition with flowery words: you will know exactly what they are.

CANCER

Jupiter and Venus, the two most-loving and -generous planets in the zodiac, positively shine on the Crab this week. Both planets are in Pisces, the most sacrificial of signs, ready to do whatever one wants without question. And when the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th, you will find out just who is in your corner and not trying to use you. Expect sudden, unexpected, bursts of psychic information, especially toward the end of this week’s forecast. The information you receive will be extremely useful immediately after. Simply avoid the confusion of too many words. Get to the meaning-quickly!

LEO

Partnerships during the last month make more sense, especially when you find yourself in the middle of complex financial matters. It is extremely important to get the details ironed out, as they will assault you fast and furiously. Pay attention to what others are saying, as a hidden agenda (by them) is in full effect. Surprisingly, all that intrigue is not negative. Several fortunate planets are directly tied to a positive earnings trend for some time, so expect to be surprised over who is behind all those secretive manipulations. As a matter of fact, you may be the one holding up proceedings-but not for long.

VIRGO

You’ll find yourself climbing out of that cave you’ve been holed up in on and after the 18th, when the Sun enters the sector that relates to others and how you relate to them. All is very, very good at this time, and you’ll find that this is a good week to present yourself to others. (Hint: the week after gets even better.) Financially, others have been providing for you, and that will linger a while, but you are building a foundation that will at last see you through a rough spot. Try to avoid career distractions over the weekend, especially those that pull at you from different angles. Think things through on your own.

LIBRA

Let’s be frank, Libra. The 16th through the 18th find you at odds with others, so it will be best to let them take the reins and corral the horses into the barn. Problem is, you have so many responsibilities that demand your attention that you, flat out, are not as effective as you would like to be. The key is to be of service to others, rather than trying to be their boss. This is a more satisfying tack to take, and you will feel the pressure ease, allowing the weekend to be as fruitful as it can possibly be. Job-wise, you’ll finally have the necessary tools to be your most friendly and cooperative, likely after the 18th.

SCORPIO

If you find yourself losing sleep on the 16th, you actually are not. You’re just not used to getting up early that day, only to find the reason why later in the evening, and will have the next two days to figure why you are not the center of attention. Oh, but the weekend will find you back on your high horse and galloping through parties and affairs that will leave you pleasantly exhausted, but all the better for it, emotionally. Anything you do in terms of love will be aided by a feeling of giving into the shimmering light that it offers when the ego is factored out.

SAGITTARIUS

As of the 18th, when the Sun enters Pisces, you will find an increase in household activities, things that need your attention as springtime inches closer. Best to plan your improvements around the 16th and 17th, when your normally high octane energy gets a boost. Then put your plan into action over the weekend. Mark down the 21st as a day when you are in a social mood, and need to wind down from all that activity. Travel plans are still iffy, but don’t let that get you down. You are already busy with those home improvements!

CAPRICORN

Much like Sagittarius, you also must focus on home, but only for the first three days of the forecast. After that, the focus shifts to communications. Of all the zodiac signs, you least believe in psychic sciences, and would rather rely on concrete evidence and step-by-step breakdowns of observed phenomena. It would be wise to give in to impressions that we all receive, but choose to ignore, either through religious beliefs and/or the afore-mentioned hard-core real world. You’ll be getting a lot of signals and warnings. Be discriminate in your judgment of situations.

AQUARIUS

The 16th and 17th are the final two days of Aquarian rule. Utilize those days to fan the fire of an unusual idea you’ve kept in the back of your mind for some time. When the Sun enters Pisces, the sign that governs Aquarian finances and possessions, prepare for huge focus-and much love-in those areas for a while. Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor to establish a solid identity within your sphere of influence. You may feel the urge to stay at home over the weekend, perhaps gearing up for tax season.  Chances are you’ll find loopholes that benefit the bottom line. The Quarter Moon on the 21st calls for diversity, not stubbornness.

PISCES

Pisces gets a chance to soak in some serious attention beginning on the 18th, when the Sun joins generous Jupiter and loving Venus in Pisces, along with mercurial and ever-changing Uranus. Your love life will be topsy-turvy for a while, but you’re used to adjusting in order to keep the ship on a steady course.  On the 19th and 20th, you may be called on to settle a communications problem which needs a spark like you. With all that cosmic activity, be sure to carve out quiet time so you may sort out fact from fiction.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY:  Rihanna – Born February 20, 1988

Born with her Sun in mellow Pisces and her Moon in aggressive Aries, Rihanna exudes an aura of invincibility and confidence, traits heightened by several other planets in Aries, including expansive Jupiter and loving Venus.

In other words, Rihanna will give her all in love, but must maintain her independence. Freedom is paramount for the singer of such hits as “Umbrella” “SOS” and “Unfaithful.”

Add ultra-warrior Mars and steady-working Saturn in Sagittarius, and this woman is nothing but one of the most creative people on Earth, one who will see a project to its very end.

This specific aspect feeds the afore-mentioned planets in Aries, assuring Rihanna of a boundless reservoir of ideas for song and also in fashion. With Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, Rihanna has an aversion to authority, thus adding fuel to the strong independent spirit advocated by her Moon in Aries, but also giving her an ability to keep others in check by being elusive and aloof. This paints a picture of one willing to have others do instinctively what is best for her. Might I say a prima donna?

Bear in mind that the Mars/Saturn combination aids in tempering what could have been too restless a spirit, one that might have gone unfocused if not for the reins such an aspect puts on her, suggesting that Rihanna has far more up her creative sleeve than singing. Such a beauty will have her day on the silver screen.