Posted: February 6, 2014 at 3:06 a.m.

Happy birthday. You take criticism well without getting offended, and because of this, you will improve in every area of your life. Your best months for love and relationships are now, May and December. Big financial opportunities come in March and October.

ARIES (March 21-April 19):Your success lies in realizing how foolish it is to try to obtain talents you don’t naturally possess when you could be using your energy to polish the ones you do possess.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are not underestimating your talents by refraining from doing certain tasks. Your inner wisdom dictates that some things are simply not worth doing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Regarding a creative project, the end is not in sight. Rest assured, you are further along than you think you are. Don’t give up now

CANCER (June 22-July 22): Success will depend on the verbal connections you make. Make it easy for other people to talk with you. You’ll need a dozen high-quality topics at the ready.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The one you love needs to be able to mix and mingle with your other loved ones Such an effort is one way a person can show devotion, and you will appreciate this.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There was a time when you didn’t know how to brush your own teeth, and the person who did that for you taught you how to do it. Now you’ll take on a daunting task that will soon become as automatic, habitual and easy as brushing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): The Greek goddess Charis was beautiful and charitable. From her name comes the word “charisma,” which is the quality you possess in great quantity now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Define your vision and purpose. If you leave it to chance, human nature will take over to help you serve selfish purposes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A tendency of humans is to rate their skills and traits as better than they actually are. But a person who can’t admit fault or weakness is unlikely to improve.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re ready to take a project to the next level, but you have to get more people on board to make this happen. Jump into the social swirl and charm them.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships will improve with better organization.You’ll carve out time to give your undivided attention to a loved one, and the connection you feel will make both of you stronger.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):You’ll lay the groundwork for a landmark agreement. This is not the time to commit or make a decision. This is the time to put your feelers out and explore what is possible.

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