Aquarius The Waterbearer (Jan. 19-Feb. 18):
Mercury travels rapidly through your sign between Feb. 10 and the 28th. During this period there likely will be greater emphasis on communications, errands, and other short distance travels. You are called upon to ground your ideals in reality this week.
For All Signs: There is an old expression known as being "caught between a rock and a hard place." Multiple signs are caught in this trap in a variety of ways during this period. You feel pressured to choose the least negative of two actions or conditions. Often this kind of planetary arrangement suggests guilt versus resentment. You anticipate guilt if you do not do what is asked. And if you acquiesce, you will ultimately feel resentment. Because Mars is retrograde, choose the least invasive or aggressive action. Do something quickly. Then let go for the sake of your mental health.
Aries: This is not your best hour with the Powers that Be. No one is getting along with anyone else and your attempt to lead will cause more trouble than it is worth. People might make a victim out of you, even though it is not your fault. Save your energy until March.
Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, travels with you into the territory of friendships, community and organizational affairs. There may be more required of you than you can manage, but you will do the best you can. Take especially good care of your health this month.
Gemini: Your new focus will be mind expanding. You may be researching a new interest, gazing over travel brochures for your next adventure, or pursuing an interest in philosophy or religion. Watch your rearview mirror because there is a potential for a rear end accident.
Cancer: This might be a week in which you let yourself give into chocolate bonbons and other yummy things. Self-discipline is not at its best. Your partner or a good friend may be the one who provokes temptations, but you are easily led into them right now.
Leo: This week it is a challenge to manage so many needs of those around you. Do the best you can and be sure to give equal time for yourself. You are not a saint and no one (except you) expects saint-like behavior. Take good care of your health.
Virgo: Take up whatever activities you need on a daily basis to resolve or prevent health problems. You may feel a compulsion to clean up files, closets, or other areas of detail. You generally feel better about yourself when you are actively self-improving.
Libra: Administrative chores may be the bane of your existence this week. Pace yourself. It comes with the territory, sometimes more than others. Plan a treat for yourself each day, if possible. If not, make a promise of a treat at the end of this week.
Scorpio: At this time attempts to move outward into the world will be detoured, probably due to circumstances that demand your attention at home. Save your best ideas for a better time. Even though ambitions are temporarily thwarted, the conditions of love life show signs of improvement.
Sagittarius: Activities involving the law, publishing, education or the church will be put on hold for reasons you do not control. Attempts to travel could be detoured. Your best go signal is to enjoy your home and family, sit by the fireside, and invite friends to your house.
Capricorn: Aspects suggest this as a very good period for you. Your ideas will be practical and ultimately productive. You have support from those around you. The money flows well. Overall mobility may be slowed due to things beyond your control, but there is so much in your favor that you will readily overcome obstacles.
Pisces: Take very good care of your health at this time. Exercise judiciously and don't overextend what you can do safely. Others seem to need your attention as well. (See the lead paragraph, because it applies to you.) You exude an aura of comfort and empathy by which others need to warm their hands.
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