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Horoscope for Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2009

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Aquarius The Waterbearer: (Jan. 19-Feb 18)

Listen carefully to your intuition. Pay close attention to those who come into your life at this time. You are preparing for a move that may result in the good of many others, not to mention yourself. Whomever or whatever is missing will surface in mid-February.

For All Signs: We had an eclipsed new moon in Aquarius on Monday, Jan. 26. The effects of an eclipse last for over a year. This particular one heralds a time for making a new commitment to expand our global awareness and develop a more inclusive attitude toward our fellow humans, wherever they are. As individuals we might evaluate what beliefs we retain that cause us exclusive postures and promote prejudicial attitudes — whether on the globe or in our personal lives.

Aries: Venus enters your sign this week and will be traveling "with you" through April 10. The good: Her presence gives you an air of poise and beauty, and people will simply like how you look. The challenge: You may fall into outworn patterns of relationship and have to climb out again.

Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, enters the 12th house of solitude this week and remains so until April 10. You may feel compelled to try a relationship again during this period with a lover or a special friend. Mainly "she" asks that you reflect carefully on your feelings. Remember that our imagery influences our futures.

Gemini: Mercury, your ruling planet, turns direct on the Feb. 1. You have been reflecting and re-evaluating on circumstances surrounding joint financial resources. Some of you may have been waiting for a right moment to raise the ante on a significant relationship.

Cancer: You are regaining your bearings on many of the changes in your life. The past 18 months have been transformative indeed, and your sense of values has probably been altered in ways you never would have expected. By mid-February you will have the tools available internally to make adjustments in the outer world.

Leo: A new direction is emerging in your life. It may be related to the activities of a significant other. You can sense a "rightness" about it. But do not allow yourself to be driven by someone else's compulsion. Take care of yourself as you assist the Other.

Virgo: Your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct on Feb. 1. Your days have been cluttered through all of January with details, changes and more details. Now you can find the one thread, make the first decision, that will allow the whole ball of yarn to gradually unwind. I estimate this will require roughly five weeks.

Libra: This is a good week for cleanup and finishing projects. On the Feb. 2, Venus, your ruling planet, enters your 7th house for an unusually long stay that lasts essentially through May. All relationship activities will be activated. This includes partners, clientele and consultants.

Scorpio: This is a week of intense feelings, whether up or down. Beware of making compulsive moves. For many, prevention of depressed feelings can be handled by gently bringing ourselves back from a super-high. None of us can remain up, so a down must balance it.

Sagittarius: If you have been taking care of yourself, you have hesitated for awhile over a new idea, an offer, a change of roommates, a change of cars, or even education. Mercury turns direct on Feb. 1, and your mind will become more clear about any of these things.

Capricorn: Mercury turns direct in your sign on Feb 1. This change of motion will allow you to begin making the transitions that will help you begin to roll forward once again. In the career picture, you can see that there is a need for a greater sacrifice from you. That might be more time, energy or money.

Pisces: Give yourself plenty of quiet and contemplative time. Make it a part of your daily schedule. Turn off the TV. You will need that grounding in order to reap the benefit of that which is brewing in your unconscious.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site: www.horoscopesbyvivian.com.

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