As winter closes



Your sign predictions for remaining month of winter 

By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor 

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Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): The Sun is in your sector for your astrological season, illuminating a private, quiet section of your chart. Rest, relax and reconnect with your inner voice. The Sun and Mercury will clash with Jupiter, your planet of good luck and abundance, but also of exaggeration. Expect extra energy during these days. Big ideas will be shared—but don’t believe everything you hear, because if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Aries (March 21-April 20): The Sun traveling through your sector will find you busy networking and socializing. Late February could be especially romantic thanks to the union of Neptune and Venus. This time will also bring a boost of intellectualism, so make time to create and enjoy art. 

Taurus (April 21-May 20): Eclipse season means change, something you often dislike, Taurus. New beginnings will arrive by winter’s end, accompanied by surprises. This whirlwind of changes in essentially all aspects of your life will be powerful enough to demand your embrace and release of the past. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Your planetary ruler, Mercury, will powerfully clash with Mars and connect with Pluto from the end of February into early March. This will empower you to be more outspoken and talk through some problems in your different relationships. In the process, expect to get some intense feelings off your chest. 

Cancer (June 21- July 22): Lots of productive energy will flow through your sky thanks to the end-of-winter eclipse. Brilliant ideas will be born, and the different aspects of your life will come together to build for the future. Communication will play a vital role in you expanding your mind over the next few weeks—from school to travel. 

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): As Saturn and the Sun connect in your sector, expect powerful philosophical breakthroughs to occur. Let this be the sign encouraging you to think about things in new and unusual ways. The union of the Sun and Saturn will ground you to complete work that requires both patience and skill. 

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In many ways, you are very flexible, but you can be controlling about your routine. Now is not the time to keep doing things your way, especially if that is not actually giving you the results you are looking for. Be honest with yourself if your habits aren’t supporting you, or are simply routines you are now too comfortable to leave behind. 

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Winter’s culmination can be highly emotional and exhausting for you. New beginnings will take place though these changes may feel too sudden or unexpected. Ask yourself if you’re following your destiny and doing what is right for you in this critical time. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Supportive energy will be what remains of the winter air. Mercury will connect with Uranus to encourage quick problem-solving. You may come up with some neat life-hacks. Venus will also connect with Saturn to promote thoughtful, mature communication and mindfulness about planning for your future. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): Winter has seemingly dragged on for years now, so you will find yourself wanting to make some quiet time for yourself at home. This will help you to reconnect with family and focus on comfort, security and privacy. Perhaps it is the bitter cold that is making you much more domestic, but your spirit for travel will likely return with the thaw and return of spring.  

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Saturn will be in your sign for another two years, establishing a critical time for you clarify your own boundaries and take responsibility for yourself. You are known for taking care of business, so these themes are not new to you. Continue working hard, Capricorn, because it’s going to pay off. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): Mid to late February will be a critical time, so be sure to keep track of your day to day. Uranus and Saturn, your ruling planets, will be active together to keep you in balance. The solar eclipse will make you realize things about yourself that you were not able to see before—and the people in your life will see things about you that they didn’t before as well