By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: Despite the upheaval in the world, this week has minor astrological aspects. The main thing taking place is the Full Moon in Leo. As with all Full Moons, our problems will intensify as the Full Moon approaches on Friday, Feb10; then afterwards, they will diminish or disappear. The Sun in Aquarius is supported by lucky Jupiter; and Saturn and Jupiter are on good terms. This gives us faith in our future. The harsh squares of Uranus and Pluto that occurred in 1932-1934 and again in 2013-2015 are waning. They are still faintly there; and Mars will square Pluto later this month. (Ouch). But we have a workable future! Remember: Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This is a popular week! Expect to start hanging out more with younger people. Not only will you feel sociable with friends and members of groups, with Venus in your sign, you will be oh so charming. Not only that, fiery Mars, your ruler, is also in your sign, boosting your energy and giving you lots of drive. Watch out for the Full Moon that culminates on Friday because it could create problems with romantic partners, sports colleagues and your relationship with children. But these problems will quickly subside. (And with Venus in your sign, you will be skilful and adroit dealing with everyone.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The Sun is still at the top of your chart casting a flattering light on you, which makes you look wonderful to everyone, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. Ironically, although you look strong, competent and capable, you might have difficulty at the end of the week as the Full Moon approaches on Friday because you will feel pulled between the demands of your career and the demands of home and family. With this particular Full Moon however, you cannot ignore your career and your public reputation. (Good luck.) Remember, you can do so much to improve your job or get a better job this year. Don’t forget this.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is an exciting, dynamic week because you are looking for excitement. You want a change. You want to do anything that expands your horizons. You want to travel and see new places and learn new things. Activity with friends and groups will be positive but possibly competitive. Plans for parties, fun occasions, sports events and future vacations ignite your enthusiasm. This is a good week to take on a new study or a writing project. However, as the Full Moon approaches on Friday, you will attract mild accident-prone situations so be careful. Pay attention to everything you do and say. (“We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!”) No, that is not the approach you want to use.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This week both Venus and Mars are at the top of your chart. Mars arouses your ambition and Venus paves the way for smooth dealings with bosses and VIPs. In fact, some of you might begin a romance with a boss or someone more senior. Expect others to ask for your advice about layout, design and how to make something look better. Meanwhile, your focus is on shared property, loans, mortgages, taxes and debt. Disputes in these areas might come to a head by the Full Moon on Friday. Be reassured that by Sunday, these disputes will be resolved. Continue to be on the lookout for ways to improve your home and real-estate holdings. After all, this is the year for you to create your dream home.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You continue to need more sleep while the Sun is opposite your sign. Remember this and respect your need for rest. Discussions with others, especially partners and close friends, are important this week as Mercury moves opposite your sign. Of course, what cannot be ignored is that on Friday, the only Full Moon all year in your sign will take place. This will create stress with partners and close friends. It’s a curious thing about the Full Moon. Traditionally, the stress occurs in the 48 hour leading up to the Full Moon. But I have often seen couples have arguments in the 48 hours after the Full Moon. Go figure. Tread carefully and don’t say anything you will later regret.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your desire to create smooth systems for yourself is still strong. That’s because you are on kick to turn over a new leaf. You want to get healthier, which is why you are making little resolutions to yourself that you may or may not keep. Don’t worry. Everything starts as an idea. Keep making resolutions because your intention is what counts. This is a good week to ask for a loan or assistance or money from others because you might get it. It’s also a sexy, romantic week because you feel affectionate as well as passionate. Friday’s Full Moon could trigger difficulty with a coworker. Remember: A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is a playful, fun-loving week! Grab every opportunity to party, explore vacations, enjoy the arts and fun activities with children. Romance and love affairs will be a source of excitement and joy. Most of your relations with others, including partners and close friends, are smooth and rewarding. However, with Mars opposite your sign now, it’s easy to feel impatient with someone. Be aware of this. Patience is the antidote to anger. Focus on your kids and look for ways to be supportive. The Full Moon on Friday can create tension with kids and romantic partners; fortunately, this tension is brief and gone by next week.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You have a full plate with a strong focus on home and family. Many of you are dealing with home repairs plus important family discussions. However, you are also just as focused on your work because you have energy to burn. Be careful you don’t come on too strong with coworkers. Remember: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Fortunately, work will be rewarding now in terms of praise from others and for some of you, even a raise. The Full Moon on Friday will be a tough Full Moon for your sign because you will feel distracted from the demands of home and family by your job and career. Nevertheless, you cannot ignore the responsibilities and needs of home and family. Yes, it was ever thus.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is a busy, fast-paced week! You will notice that the pace of your days is accelerating due to your busy schedule of errands, conversations with everyone, short trips plus increased reading and writing. Nevertheless, both Venus and Mars want you to play, flirt, explore the arts, and slip away on little vacations, if you can. Romance looks promising, too. Relations with friends and groups are positive this week. Where you will find your greatest challenge will be dealing with siblings, neighbours and everyday contacts as the Full Moon approaches on Friday. Minor disputes are likely. Be careful because emotional distractions at the end of the week could create an accident-prone situation. Be alert. (The world needs more lerts.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Money, cash flow, earnings and assets are on your mind this week. And at a deeper level, many of you are also wondering about your basic values. What really matters to you in life? Discussions about money, as well as your own moneymaking ideas, will be worthwhile. Meanwhile, plans to redecorate at home could create chaos. Cope with this as best you can. One thing you can count on is that your reputation shines this year. This is reassuring. Your biggest challenge this week will be with disputes about possessions, earnings, debt and how to deal with shared property or anything that is jointly held. Ka-ching!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You are strong now because the Sun is in your sign; and this week Mercury also joins the Sun in your sign. This combo makes you very effective talking to others. People will listen to you. Furthermore, the placement of Venus and Mars in your chart enhances your ability to make a point. Venus sweetens your words and makes you diplomatic; while Mars gives you the ability to be steely on point. You will have the upper hand in meetings. You will also be successful in writing, selling, marketing, teaching and acting. However, Friday’s Full Moon, which is the only Full Moon all year opposite your sign, (gulp) will trigger tension with partners and close friends. Be aware of this.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
A lot is going on behind the scenes right now for you. In one way, this gives you an advantage if you need time by yourself to start to plan your new year ahead. It’s a good time for research and reflection. But you can also feel a bit powerless because you sense that you are on the sidelines. One area where you are not powerless relates to money, finances and earnings. Here you are on solid ground. You see ways to boost your earnings; and many of you are also thinking about major purchases. The Full Moon on Friday might introduce tension with coworkers so be aware of this. You are naturally a sensitive communicator, and these skills will help you sidestep anything nasty.