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Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 23-March 1, 2011
By Denise Guzzardo
This Week: Romantic elements are highlighted this week. The shift in the weather and gentle planetary aspects provide smooth sailing for “affairs of the heart.” Those of you who are single will begin to see activity for the right connections. Those of you attached will develop a stronger bond with your significant other. Enjoy these sensitive waves of emotion.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)—Romance has you pulled in two different directions this week. The feeling of “having to choose” is difficult and stressful. Concentrate on your career, and try not to let this get the best of you. By week’s end, you will know which way to go. The behaviors of others will make that clear for you. Take time out for friends and family. You need a little humor.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)—A lucky break is coming your way. This is the direct result of your past efforts and energy. Make sure you are celebrating this newfound direction. Your loved ones are in full support of your growth and development. A new addition may be arriving in the family. A child or pet will brighten your day.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)—If you feel like the walls are closing in on you, you may be absolutely right. This is a good time to make all of the wrongs right from your past, even if you don’t feel like you need to. Hiding your head in the sand will not help matters any; it will only make things worse in the long run. Legal matters will be addressed shortly.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)—Gatherings with friends and family will brighten this week’s energy. Brainstorming with those of like mind will sharpen your creative skills and start you in a new direction. This winter has been hard on all of us, but as of late, you’ve been feeling the stagnation drastically. This week provides the major turning point you’ve been looking for.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)—You may find yourself a little more overly sensitive to a female family member now. Her emotions are hard to understand, but this has nothing to do with you. Try not to take this personally. With work and business, your intuition is right on target. Take advantage of this new burst of energy and productive influences. New people and business opportunities are arriving now. Present yourself in the best possible light. All eyes are on you.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)—The dynamite blast has removed a gigantic, long-standing wall in front of your eyes. Now, all you have to do is dust yourself off and trust no aftershocks or boulders will fall on you this week. You have wonderful projects ahead of you that will fill you with love and light. New friends and surroundings provide just that. Old relationships are back on track as well. It’s good to be home.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)—Finances are a major issue. Respecting money is not the same as worshiping it. Money is a simple exchange of energy, like the air we breathe—there is plenty of it to go around, and it will not buy you happiness. That needs to come from within. Keep this in mind, and move forward with a positive, healthy attitude toward it. All is well that ends well.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)—You are in the right place at the right time to receive an award or a bonus. Someone is looking out for you behind the scenes and is “putting your name out there” for an achievement you deserve. Your personal appearance should be a priority. Put your best foot forward now. All eyes are on you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)—You can finally take a rest from the hectic schedule you’ve been keeping as of late. Now, it’s time to touch base with your inner self and see exactly what you need to do to improve your emotional state. Changes with your intake of junk food, alcohol or smoke will definitely improve your energy levels. Finances are dynamic. Someone is willing to meet you halfway, if you are willing to forgive.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)—Large gatherings or impromptu affairs bring plenty of fun and laughter this week. You’ve been feeling like a bit of a grump or an emotional “train wreck,” and like magic, this begins to disappear. Put yourself out there and allow others to “love you up” a bit. You won’t be disappointed.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)—Travel plans are in your best interest now. No matter how difficult it may seem to get away at this point, it is crucial. You have been running on fumes for way too long, and it’s time for a fresh perspective on life. Midweek brings the perfect solution to this element. Go for it.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)—Stay in the here and now, and do not allow the past to affect a blessing in your current lifestyle. You have a diamond in the rough. All you need to do now is polish it and nurture it. You will be amazed at how brightly this will shine for you if you allow it to. A positive breakthrough with career is on the table shortly. Go for it.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue