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Feb. 14 -- Feb. 20, 2007


The Fish: (Feb. 18 -- March 19)

Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. It isn't easy for you to make decisions in the first place, but don't even try to finalize anything while a retrograding Mercury is over you. Use the energy to research information and gather resources for informed decisions later.

For All Signs: Mercury continues in his retrograde trek across the signs of Pisces and Aquarius. It is common during these periods that we take another look at any decision made prior to the retrograde.

Aries: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater-than-normal need to reflect, to write and otherwise give attention to your inner self.

Taurus: Mercury has been retrograding in the Bulls' territory that concerns friends, organizations and community contacts. You may be having difficulty bringing things to fruition or conclusion in any of these areas. Perhaps you are compelled to put previous plans on hold. Resolution comes in March.

Gemini: Your ruling planet, Mercury, has altered directions in the house of career and life direction. This is really more of a tweaked change than a life change. However, if you happen to have applied for a job recently, you may find that you are changing your mind about that particular route.

Cancer: Mercury has shifted directions in the territory which deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law and philosophy. Therefore any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes or sudden deceleration due to inability to make a decision.

Leo: Mercury is retrograding in the territory of taxes, debt and joint resources. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. Given this is tax time, be alert to the higher probability of making errors. You may make them, or alternatively, you may discover and correct them.

Virgo: Your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograding in the territory of significant relationships, contracts and clientele. Any decisions related to "others" in your life may require a few weeks before they settle. Have patience and hold onto your sense of humor.

Libra: This Mercury retrograde experience occurs in the arena of health, coworkers, tenants, employees and pets. You may find it very hard to move forward with your diet and exercise program. It is a particularly good time to organize and sort closets, records and files.

Scorpio: Mercury is turning retrograde in the territory that rules children, creative efforts and love life. Anything on your radar screen that is related to these territories is subject to turnaround, review, deceleration and rethinking for a few weeks. Maybe you'll want to check out a previous love interest.

Sagittarius: The area of Mercury's focus is related to property, family and issues of security. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or hard to pin down, making it difficult to conclude open agendas. Have patience. Mercury turns direct on March 7.

Capricorn: The Mercury retrograde focus is specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as much as possible on clear communications. Double check what you think you heard. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup.

Aquarius: The probability is high that you will discover some error made in the past that must be rectified fairly soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one over financial planning.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-987-2258 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site: http//

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