Aquarius The Waterbearer (Jan. 19-Feb. 18): This is a week in which you may be the chatterbox of the season. Your mind is racing around rapidly and you are connecting the dots in new and different ways. You are verging on a big change in your work status, but the time isn't quite right until later in the year.
For All Signs: Energies this week focus with intensity on relationships. For those intimate relationships that are truly equal for all concerned, there will be increased sexual and creative energy. But a relationship that is bearing the burden of unequal give and take is likely to call for a confrontation or shakeout. Relationships or projects begun in October 2011 should be evaluated now. The assertive one may need to take a break in order to prevent emotional damage. In April, this picture will look better.
Aries: Issues among people in the workplace may be prominent now. This is the time to seek out win-win solutions for everyone. If you have been focused on a physical self-improvement program in recent months, now is the time for display of the outcome. You'll be rewarded with what you deserve.
Taurus: Love life may be intensely creative, or it may just be intense and challenging. It depends on the foundation of trust in the relationship. This is a good time to be honest with each other, but do be kind about it. It's possible that you will approach an important discussion, then back off of it for now. Do not worry. Eventually all the cards will be laid on the table.
Gemini: You are on the move this week, with multiple activities to keep you busy. 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 decisions for you. Recognize that you may manifest your thoughts, both positive and negative, into reality.
Cancer: This is a good period in which to express yourself creatively. If you need favors or help from others in order to accomplish your task, just ask. It will come readily. Now is the time to organize anything in your home or workplace. It will feel refreshing.
Leo: This is a particularly good time to connect with significant others. It is likely that someone is in your life with whom you can share ideas and give each other encouragement. You and your partner may decide to take a small trip so you can concentrate on each other in private.
Virgo: Within relationships of intensity, there is often a strong sexual attraction, whether or not your personalities are compatible. If the sexual component is not recognized, it may be transmuted into a competition. Avoid commitment to any brand-new relationships on your radar. You need to know more about the individual before you proceed.
Libra: You may have an experience in which you feel a figurative sniper at your back. Defend yourself if you absolutely must, but life will be easier if you ignore it. Your sniper will not recognize it, even if you point it out and the confrontation will turn out embarrassing.
Scorpio: You have intense aspects during this period, particularly related to romance, spending, play and/or children. You are subject to dramas in these areas, and they may be both positive and negative. This is not a favorable time to attack or initiate any type of "war," so take it easy.
Sagittarius: Give special attention to unusual messages or to new people who enter your life during this time. A "teacher" crosses your path in the form of a person, a book or the right message that will steer you in the next favorable direction. Short distance travels, education, and connecting to siblings, neighbors or roommates are favored.
Capricorn: This is a time in which you likely will rethink a decision and decide to table it for the present while you gather more information. The probability is that the subject is about your career or life direction. Yes, you are moving toward a change but not until the end of this year.
Pisces: There is a subtle shift of your attention happening now. A bubble may have burst, causing you to critique yourself. There is really nothing to critique. You may have thought yourself more important or less important, but your attitude is probably not altogether accurate at this time. Let the negative thoughts go.
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