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Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 4-10, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Jan. 4-10, 2012
This Week: The full moon in Cancer emphasizes the home front this week. Shifts and changes within its appearance, as well as family matters, are focused upon now. Around New Year’s Day, many of you may have experienced a little hitch in the fabric of your most cherished relationships. Out with the old and in with the new. If the prior stagnant energy has created a conflict, it’s time to get to the bottom of the matter or leave it behind for good. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous new year.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Help out; take turns with mundane tasks and obligations. This could be within the work force or within your own personal realm. These friends and loved ones, who feel overwhelmed at this time, will notice your generous contributions. Health issues could be a contributing factor in their lack of initiative. If you step up to the plate now, it will not be forgotten anytime too soon.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romance may be on the back burner the first part of this week. You need to tie up all of the loose ends that have been hanging on your last nerve recently. As the work week comes to a close, you are ready, willing and able to make up for lost time with the object of your affection. Even though this has been an uncertain bumpy road, positive clarity is arriving quickly.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You may have lost your knack for utilizing good judgment or intuition regarding the character of another. Take into consideration that you can’t always use the past as a reference point to how another may be behaving now. In fact, the past may be getting in your way of the truth. A female with an addiction problem may be creating more difficulties for you than you can imagine. Stay awake and focused — you may need to call a spade a spade.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — It’s time to let go of the past. Move into the new, positive direction that the universe has provided for you now. Old, worn-out thoughts, emotions and ideas will not allow you to progress, therefore hindering you from the happiness to which you are entitled. Negative-thinking individuals need to be kicked to the curb. Negativity can be extremely contagious.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You have the tools, now you are in a position to use them correctly. It doesn’t matter that it has taken a while for everything to culminate. The time is now to activate all you have learned. Take a leap of faith and avoid those “naysayers” who want to bring you down to their level. Keep your emotional life close to your heart this week. It is nobody’s business where you are headed with your long-term romantic goals.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — It will let up, Virgo, I promise. These challenges and financial confrontations are only temporary. In a way, these will only help you value what is closest to your heart now. With this newfound clarity, you will become equally refreshed and rejuvenated. Remember the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life? The world would not be the same if you had never been born.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — It may be time to come back from the Land of Oz and face some harsh facts about your long-term goals. You have had some unrealistic thoughts about the welfare of another. Be prepared for some unexpected responsibilities to land on you shortly. Get plenty of rest, and set some time, money and energy away for the unknown. This way, you won’t arrive unprepared.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Watch the tendency to become vindictive. Be very aware that everything you send out comes back to you tenfold. There is no point in “getting even.” That would be like drinking a shot glass of poison and hoping the person across the room will suffer from it. The universe does not work that way. Take time out to repair an injured relationship. You won’t regret it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — As of the 9th of this month (on the full moon), your finances are finally on track. Up until recently, you have felt as though you’re on pins and needles, robbing Peter to pay Paul. Take this time to investigate your long-term goals. It’s never too late to develop a plan for the future. With that said, trust that all of your dreams, hopes and ambitions will manifest.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Guard that your ego does not get the best of you this week. You have worked very hard to get to this point, and there is no point in backsliding. This mentality is counterproductive to your long-term goals. In other words, if you can’t say something nice about someone, it’s better not to say anything at all.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — All eyes are on you this week. Lady Luck is riding alongside you with a purpose. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves now. Romance begins to heat up for you this month. Thursday provides new business opportunities. Dress for success.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Midweek, a new business contact will be available. Make sure you have all of your ducks in a row. Romance needs to take two steps forward instead of one step back. The past continues to haunt you with any current relationship you may acquire. Innocent until proven guilty. Do not make the current love interest “pay” for the mistakes of past encounters.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Jan. 4-10, 2012, issue