The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, February 16, 2015, Image 6

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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
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By Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.
Dear Annie: Can you tell me wheth-
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— Ventura, Calif.
Dear VC: We spoke to Dr. Maria Lo-
pez Howell at the American Dental Associ-
ation. Here is what she said:
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and that your son will continue to include
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to show your partner how much you love
them. — Louisville
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ROSE IS ROSE
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You rec-
ognize people who are just trying to get
through a situation. You’ve felt like those
people before, so let them know that they
are not alone. You are, at heart, a soldier,
and you will soldier on.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Express the
love in your heart so others can really feel
it. Then your relationships will be uplifting,
surprising and fulfilling, and you will final-
ly achieve what you’ve long been working
toward.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The eruption
of ideas that come to you may not be social-
ly or politically correct, but don’t let that stop
you from writing down what goes through
your head. What simmers under the surface
needs release.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). This day
will be touched by unusual happenings and
idiosyncratic people. Enjoy the shakeup
like it’s a roller-coaster ride. Throw up your
hands and scream.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Doing something
right one or two times will bring you good
results. But doing the same things a hun-
dred or a thousand times will make you rich.
Establish systems and be consistent.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re usually
so independent. This time, before you make
a move, deliberate with friends — and not
just any friends, but a few well-chosen peo-
ple who have experience with or ideas on
your recent life-topic.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some say that
the sleep that comes after you’ve hit the
“snooze” on your alarm is the best sleep
in the world. That’s because it’s borrowed.
There’s something you’ll borrow to your
great delight.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There will
be delightful influences around you, and
you will be extraordinarily receptive to the
best of them. With your outstanding imagi-
nation, you will twist ideas and make them
your very own.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
There’s not an insect spray out there strong
enough to stave off your travel bug. There’s
a big wide world out there for you to see,
and you want to keep moving.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Life is
part what happens to you and mostly what
you make happen. Today the odds are in
your favor, and you’ll act swiftly to create a
dreamy scenario.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Maybe
you’re not asking for help because you are
worried about making requests of people
who later will feel that you owe them. If so,
call on your angels. They are waiting, no
strings attached.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Getting lost
can be good. It connects you with what’s
going on right now. When you’re trying to
find your way back, you are very much in
the moment. Finding your way is a living
meditation.
TUESDAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 17). With
unyielding faith in your plan, you follow
through to make this one of your most pros-
perous years. March introduces you to help-
ful people. April brings funding for a cher-
ished project. May is a time for travel and
reconnection with distant family. Those who
resisted in the past will now sponsor your ef-
forts. Love signs are Virgo and Scorpio. Your
lucky numbers are: 20, 6, 45, 22 and 19.