- Nov. 4 General Election endorsements: Retain County Clerk Margie Mullins
- Nov. 4 General Election endorsements: Re-elect Jesse White
- Nov. 4 General Election endorsements: Elect Sheila Simon as state comptroller
- Brad Roos to step down as Zion Development executive director
- Smash your pumpkin at Rockford’s Discovery Center Nov. 2
- Control the candy without limiting the Halloween fun
- RHS Ambassadors host Halloween party for hospitalized children
- Beware of the energy-sucking vampires in your home, ComEd warns
- Rockford Park District golf season begins to wrap up
- Two locals to be honored among state’s top college students
Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 6-12, 2010
This Week: Mercury retrograde continues in full force (perhaps that’s why the Bears have won the last two games). However, Mercury does go direct Jan. 16, sending energy back to its normal state. This week’s energy creates a powerful intuitive activity that radiates among us. This is the best time to pay very close attention to dreams or “gut feelings” as this will lead us away from danger or to the right connection with others. Opportunities to change current employment or activate self-employed options are available. Take advantage of these situations as they arrive.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Romantic aspects can be a bit confusing at the beginning of this week. It appears someone is trying to make up for lost time. Your personal emotions regarding this issue may have gone quiet. It may appear you can’t really get back what has been lost. Try not to placate another until you know exactly where you stand. Time will tell.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)—A fresh start and a brand-new beginning arrives this month. The recent changes you have made begin to pay off. You feel as though the recent past heartaches are just a blur, and something really big will arrive shortly. Make a list of your goals, dreams and ambitions, and watch them arrive, one by one.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Travel is indicated and a much-needed break arrives to soothe your nerves. Try not to push too much into a small time frame. Go slow, and make every moment count. You will find yourself begin to unravel. Romance begins to flourish as well. Make sure you let another know how you feel.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—Financial and emotional restrictions are lifted this week. You can breathe a huge sigh of relief and begin to enjoy the simple things in life again. Family and friends have been waiting for you to come out of your shell. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize this week. Take advantage of these connections and emotional support. All eyes are on you.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—You’ve made it past another huge hurdle. Instead of seeing the glass half empty, perhaps you could try to see the glass half full. You may be subconsciously trying to punish yourself from past emotional issues and situations. This will only stand in your way of progress. No matter what you have done in the past, you’re entitled to a life filled with opportunities, just like everyone else.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—Romantic opportunities are swarming around you. You’re able to pick and choose from some very positive options. Try not to make a decision until you have properly interviewed all of the candidates. Once you explore your options, you may find a diamond in the rough along the way.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—This is a prime time to restructure your financial goals and put them to work for you. You can no longer rest on “what might arrive” down the road. Explore what you can do now to lighten your load. A friend from the past may resurface. Allow this to heal itself.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—You are in need of a break so that you can restructure your long-term goals. A constant negative chatter from another may have caused an unknown negative effect on you as well. Once you’re able to connect with your own inner voice, you can see things in a different light. A job opportunity arrives from an unexpected source.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You can finally get back on track with your personal life this week. It feels as though everyone has taken a chunk out of you, and you have had nowhere to turn for peace and quiet. Travel is indicated. You can recharge your batteries and come back refreshed and ready for business. Exercise and physical activity keep your head clear.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—An unexpected loss may have you questioning your own mortality or security this week. As time goes on, you will be able to turn this into a blessing, but for now, take the time to move through it. Romantic opportunities will arrive. For those of you in a relationship, you will experience a “second honeymoon” stage. Strike while the iron’s hot.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—This would be a fabulous time to get away or learn a new skill or hobby. Your energy is open for new opportunities, and your mind is sharp and focused. You have pushed through many agonizing, mundane tasks. Now, you have a clear slate to enjoy new experiences. New positive social contact arrives at this time as well. Expand your horizons.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—A lucky break comes your way this week with finance. Take advantage of this aspect, and accept this option graciously. Your hard work and determination are beginning to pay off. Midweek provides a surprise meeting with someone from your past. You feel yourself headed back in time and emotionally nostalgic. Take a moment to acknowledge your progress up to this point in time.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.