Horoscopes: Monday, February 19, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Let's hope you are the one interpreting and defining the terms of your contribution and remuneration, because you're better off making an offer than accepting one someone else made.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Wherever you are, you'll learn from what you see. For the wise, location isn't so crucial to understanding. It is said a wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Complaining is a bad but easily avoided habit. The mental shift that's needed is one of perspective, and the physical shift that will work is as simple as walking away from an unhapy circumstance.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The cycle of nurturers involves giving care and then letting go. The letting go part can be hard, but it's essential. Otherwise, it's as though you nurtured dependency instead of free will.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some limits seem unnecessary or false, but the fact is that without cutoff points, most people wouldn't get things done. You'll accelerate your production if you impose a deadline.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's a relaxed vibration around you that extends to your business and relationships of all kinds. This attitude is why you can touch without grasping.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People make impressions based on their own rules. You understand this well and cater your interactions accordingly. You get how frivolous things can be important and vice versa.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To assume the universe operates according to predictable rules is the "gambler's fallacy." Sometimes there is no pattern and we must process chaos.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll perform your good deed as you always do - without strings. To know that you are the star of someone's fond memory would be more reward than you hoped for, but it's not nearly all that you'll receive.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're like the pilot of a hot-air balloon. To rise above, you must cast off a sandbag or two. Even then, steering is precarious. This is about lightening up and reading the wind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People don't fear the rustling bush; they fear the tiger behind it. When the bush rustles because of wind or a mouse, fear is still triggered, but it's a false fear, like the one you experience today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You enjoy a good story as much as the next person, but you don't that your life has to be high-drama to be exciting. In fact, these days, you prefer your drama in the world of entertainment.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 19). Few work harder than you do to help and improve the lives of others. Accept the compliments and perks that go with it. Next month brings fun surprises and a financial boon. Love goes through many forms, all of them growing your heart. You'll make a new commitment in August. September is for adventuring. Scorpio and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 22, 38 and 14.