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Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 17-23, 2010
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Feb. 17-23, 2010
This Week: Although the week may start out with agitation, I promise you it will end with a blessed balance of peace and harmony. Planetary influences could ripple with insecurities, but as the week wears on, an instrumental change is evident for the better. The weekend promises to be lighthearted, romantic and soothing. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Changes with work or your financial picture are a focus for 2010. Clear away any old karmic debt, and watch how the universe will bless you. You need to look forward to a “brand-new day.” Focus on the positive and avoid thoughts of those from your past. It just gets in your way.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)—An opportunity for self-employed or self-contracted work will arrive. Be open and receptive to this situation in the near future. Even if this is already in the works, you may find an additional outlet in the coming year. Your romantic opportunities are endless this next year. Pick and choose carefully.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—Your ability to see the other side of the story is more evident now than ever. Intuition is key. Pay close attention to your dreams. You’re receiving some valuable information. Use this to your best ability and to benefit others. Money may appear to be trickling in. Try not to let this worry you too much. You’re getting a break to rest at this time to process your emotions. Take advantage of it.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—It may be time to set the record straight. Misdirected anger is causing you tremendous amounts of problems. These aspects could continue well into 2010 if you don’t correct them. Lay the law down with a pushy sibling or relative and set some boundaries. It’s time to make a wrong right.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—You have found yourself the center of attention all of a sudden and don’t know quite what to do with it. The past year has definitely tested your patience and left you wondering “what’s in it for me?” Expect some unexpected pleasures to roll in around this time. Home and property are a focus this week. In 2010, you find the right fit.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—If you have closed yourself off to the rest of the world, it may be time to break free of all of those behavior patterns. Now, you can see just how ridiculous this situation is and how it will never be enough. This year provides you with all of your career aspects. A female is instrumental with positive changes. You can call your own shots.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—Now that you have your eyes wide open, you can proceed with caution in the near future. You will not be a slave to those who have no regard for your physical or emotional well-being. Count to 10, and then clarify what’s going on with you and others. You’re making a major shift, and this could be quite a nail-biter. Remember, your opinion is valued by others.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—In the year 2009, there has been a tremendous focus on “money.” This has been a test to check how materialistic you could become or have become. Many of life’s simple pleasures do not revolve around cash flow. If you were able to get through this without putting a dollar sign on everything, you will have an extremely prosperous 2010. Pay close attention to your thought process.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—Oh, it may feel like you’re kicking everyone to the curb, but you’re really just clearing away all kinds of unwanted, shallow chatter. The loved ones who matter the most will see this and make things right for you. The ones who don’t just make room for more positive individuals around you. Money is an important factor this year. You have learned to respect it, and it will definitely respect you in the coming months.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—You know this is your time to shine, but you may not be feeling it now. Finances may feel tight for many of you through early spring. It may be time to make some changes. Expect the unexpected with work and with windfalls shortly. At the 11th hour, everything will fall into place. Next year, there will be more than you had bargained for.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—New plans and new ideas that have been swimming around in your head will take shape and form early spring. It is worth it to take a leap of faith and allow things to unfold as they should. February is a “record month,” and it appears you’re starting the new year out right. This is a time when you are making the right connections.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—You will find this is a time to clear the air with old emotional ties. Try to do this in the most diplomatic way possible. You have had your fair share of losses in the recent past, and others may be trying to keep you in an old time zone. Break free with diplomacy and grace. Finances will be a highlight for 2010. You finally have some solid ground under you.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Feb. 17-23, 2010 issue