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Holiday Mathis

Be wary of those who are always pushing action, progress and “go time!” Do they have something to gain from the bustle? What about when doing nothing is actually the smarter move? It so often is. “Nothing” is a move that requires no actual movement, yet it does take a lot of energy to be patient (less so under the Taurus moon, though).

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 20). The objective still seems far off, and you’re not even sure how you’re going to get there, but that’s all part of what makes this year so magical. You sweat and toil for some successes, and others happen by sheer miracle. With a ripple of kindness and effectiveness, you’ll make a difference in the lives of many. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 44, 19 and 3.ARIES (March 21-April 19). New ventures always come with a beat or two of bedlam. The confusion and chaos only add to the fun! So take a breath and head in, expecting that it won’t be perfect but it will be an experience.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Obstacles are necessary. Otherwise, there’s no game. Catapult over them and you’ll build up your strength. Push against them and you’ll build stamina. Rub them out and you’ll wind up polishing your work to the brilliance of a jewel.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are those who reach adulthood unwounded; they are the exception, not the rule. Time usually makes its marks. You’ll connect with someone over the scars (either inside or outside) that show what you’ve survived.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Avoid people and situations that test your knowledge. It’s better to gravitate toward those who like how you think instead. To know is to close your mind to learning. So don’t know. Stay curious.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s risky to talk to strangers, but you’re fearless today, so you’ll reach out and expand your circle with an introduction or two. You’re a magnet for interesting people.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You embrace life’s lopsided nature. You’ll be intrigued by people, ideas and places that seem a little off. Also, you crave novelty these days, so if it doesn’t look like anything you’ve experienced, you’ll want to sign up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Magicians know that children can often figure out tricks that adults don’t. Why? They make fewer assumptions. They’re more open to randomness. They notice more details. Today you’ll be like a child whom no one can trick.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). We operate on what we’ve seen to be true. But sometimes what we’ve seen is only part of the truth or is actually more of an anomaly. Leave room for doubt. Being wrong happens. Defending wrong — now that’s just wrong!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Go mingle in a new place. At the very least, you’ll have a fresh experience and story to report. But you’re even likelier to find love, friendship, adventure, work or all of the above.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Anyone can give others the benefit of the doubt, but you’ll take it into radically generous territory, giving total trust without hesitation. If they have ill intent, they’ll go elsewhere; your kindness takes the fun out of the swindle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your attention actually makes the other person fascinating. The person was interesting to begin with, but his or her story becomes great because of your unique brand of curiosity.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You dislike social situations in which you’re expected to network, schmooze and sell. You see life as a creative process, not as a series of trophies. Don’t worry; many will find your approach appealing. Show up and just be you.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the CreatorsSyndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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