Aquarius The Waterbearer (Jan. 19-Feb. 18):
You are called upon once again to raise the lantern of healing and compassion for those around you. This is another month in which you are in the position to take the high road and act as role model for others in your world. Do so with humility.
For All Signs: Mars continues to retrograde throughout the month of February. It is bad business to attack or initiate any aggressive moves while the god of war is traveling in reverse. You may, however, defend yourself against the clear attack of another. Another thread for the month is a positive stellium of planets in Aquarius, which represents a sub-theme of "waking up." The grouping symbolizes the call to emerge from our commercialized trance and notice the more important values in life. We can be fearful of the world or we can recognize that change is mandated if we are to grow beyond the collective age of 17.
Aries: Please note the opening paragraph because Mars is your ruling planet. You are drifting through a prolonged stasis period (November 2909 through March 2010) in which it is a challenge to make forward motion. Accept this as a time of natural rest and let go of fighting the river.
Taurus: Your need to serve humanity in some way is strongly activated at this time. You may be tending a sick friend or managing a nonprofit project. Your senses are wide open to the energies around you. You may have psychic flashes or unusual dreams.
Gemini: Keep your eyes and ears open this week. You are encountering a "teacher" who may help you perceive your next step on the journey. If a thought or idea strikes you in a meaningful way, do not hesitate to explore it.
Cancer: This is a perfect period for seeing consultants. They will be able to serve you better than you expected. You and your partner are particularly in sync and you may have a conversation in which you become each other's teacher.
Leo: You have a challenge of learning to write or to speak in few words and with greater efficiency. At this time one particular project seems vexing, but you will accomplish it. Relationship(s) to significant others are temporarily prone to troubles.
Virgo: Communications with partners and loved ones is especially favored now. If you listen carefully, you may discover that a lover or a child becomes a teacher by an observation about who you are. You are adept at the practical invention this week.
Libra: You have several aspects that favor romance, the arts and things of beauty. You may have a desire to give your beloved the world on a silver platter, but your practical side is doing battle for your attention. Children and/or lovers are needy and require your help in greater ways than norm.
Scorpio: It appears as though you are between a rock and a hard place where career is concerned. All the threads are in a tangled knot. Fortunately you have the assistance of one or more who love you and are easing your rocky path for the present. The wheels are turning slowly in the big world.
Sagittarius: You are sitting on the proverbial fence about a decision. The concern may have to do with home and property which is aging. At present you will likely be happier if you opt for the repair or temporary fix rather than risk an expense you may not want.
Capricorn: Your need to transform your career or life objectives was never so clear as it is this week. If you have hung on to the past, there are trials in every direction. And those who have let go are in the throes of making the changes that are required.
Pisces: Jupiter entered your sign last month and will remain for a year. It offers multiple opportunities to expand your personal world and this week brings one of those. A meaningful experience of sharing will touch others and cause you to be glad you took the risk.
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