Aries: Venus enters your sign on Friday and will be traveling "with you" through March. She makes a retrograde loop and returns on April 28 through May. Often when Venus is prominent we become more interested in anything which adds beauty or luxury to our lives. The subject of relationships will be especially prominent. I will be writing a lot about this in the next few weeks.
Taurus: A bit of R&R is in order through this spring. You are in need of some time for introspection and reflection. Although the Bulls are fond of people activities, now is a good time for a relative withdrawal into the quiet. This energy lasts off and on through May. Consider the options for a vacation or two.
Gemini: You have multiple aspects this week, several of which are at odds with each other. There are two aspects which demand you concentrate all your attention on serious matters. And there are two more which call you to play and scatter your thoughts. Somehow you must work all these requirements into your life. Let me know how you do with that..
Cancer: The aspects do not favor your forward motion at this time. You can try and try, yet not access traction. Since this is the dead of winter, I encourage you to make a fire, curl up with a lap robe and read a good book. Dithering and worrying will only make you tired.
Leo: You may have a relationship challenge this week near Friday. You and your partner may have values that are askew. Don’t make a big thing of it. Talk it through and compromise or maybe it will work better if each of you can manage things alone for a few days.
Virgo: Mercury continues to be unusually busy in the cosmic sky this week. Controversy can be found everywhere, personally and collectively. Don't accept everything you hear to be true. Some of it may be confused or distorted facts and ideas. Double check information, especially if it is unexpected or startling. Rumors will be running rampant.
Libra: Your ruling planet, Venus, enters the 7th house of relationships. Thanks to a retrograde loop, she will be gracing this territory off and on through the month of May. It is long enough to study all the circumstances concerning partners and lovers in your life. You need to become more aware of how you affect others in your life.
Scorpio: It is time to shift gears and focus attention on organizing all the details of your life and work. Clean out file cabinets, closets, and drawers. Organize your computer files and create a backup system. Keep your eyes on the target, the goal, or your daily regimen. If you pour energy into what you want for your life now, the rewards will be forthcoming later.
Sagittarius: Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, is turning retrograde and will be so for the next four months. This heralds a period of looking inward and seeking the support of your Spirit as you move through this time. You may have a project that needs to be thoroughly examined before you move to bring it forth into the world in a few months.
Capricorn: Think carefully about what is truly important to you now, at this time in your life. Don't allow old habits or rules from the past to make your decision for you. If you allow that happen, you will truly resent the outcome. Rise above your circumstances to a level that can see beyond your ego and the situation becomes more workable.
Aquarius the Waterbearer: (Jan. 19 – Feb. 18) You want to challenge the rules or the authorities and this is not the time to expect success, regardless of the topic. You will be blocked, no matter which way you present your desired outcome. Save yourself the trouble and settle your mind for the present. An opportunity will present itself later, at a better time.
Pisces: You may have nagging thoughts that lurk in the background of your mind, causing minor anxiety. The problem is lack of needed information. Your planetary co-ruler is changing directions this week and suggests that you may back away from a previously conceived plan. This seems like a good idea for the present. Give it some time before you take the risk.