Last Word in Astrology for February 22, 2012

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Drew Barrymore, 37; Thomas Jane, 43; Jeri Ryan, 44; Kyle MacLachlan, 53.

Happy Birthday: Tie up loose ends quickly and prepare to defend your position until the appropriate changes are initiated. Expect to face opposition. Deal with whatever comes your way swiftly and without getting caught up in the melodrama going on around you. Stability will be required if you plan to excel. Your numbers are 2, 8, 15, 21, 26, 32, 47.

Birthday Baby: You are inventive, industrious and interesting. You take control and lead the way.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refuse to let anyone coerce you into doing something you don't want to do. Taking drastic measures to avoid someone or something will backfire. Face whatever situation arises honestly, swiftly and without compromising your integrity. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You don't have to be a superstar. Ask for help, if that's what you need. A creative suggestion should be considered, even if it is unorthodox. A peer, colleague or boss will be impressed with your astute and competent actions. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll come up against some stiff competition or opposition. Don't wait for someone to beat you at your own game. Jump in and do everything in your power to excel. Love is on the rise. Participation will help you attract attention. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Apply your knowledge and experience to a service you can offer to subsidize your income. There is money to be made if you can find a way to fill a demand that is typical of the average person's situation. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take on what you know you are capable of doing. Making unrealistic promises will lead to stress and a poor reputation. Time spent with someone you love will make your relationship better and lead to an interesting personal proposition. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Socialize with colleagues or people who share your interests and you will discover a new way to promote what you have to offer. Updating your approach or your presentation to fit the economic climate will lead to a prosperous venture. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Watch what others are doing and you will come up with a better way to achieve the same results. Your insight and competence will lead to positive changes professionally. Invest more time in developing your skills. Love is in the stars. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You've got the right moves to captivate an audience. Don't hold back. Discuss your plans passionately and you will get interesting feedback. A proposal or partnership is worth considering. A change to your personal life will motivate you. 5 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Avoid dangerous situations or people looking for an argument. Stick close to home and make whatever changes are necessary to protect your assets and your family. A problem with a child, relative or neighbor is likely to develop. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Problems while traveling or dealing with someone who is unpredictable must be avoided. You can make positive changes to your home that will accommodate your changing family or situation. Recycle old ideas and items to save money. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick to your budget. Moderation will help you control a potentially troublesome scenario. A romantic situation with someone from your past will tempt you to make an abrupt change in your lifestyle or your geographical location. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You hold the key to your future. You can choose to fight and vie for attention, or you can choose to be a team player, sharing your knowledge and being open to suggestions. Much can be accomplished if you compromise, forgive and forget. 3 stars

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