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Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 18-24, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Jan. 18-24, 2012
This Week: Venus entered Pisces Jan. 14 and will remain there until Feb. 8. Venus, the planet of love, mixed with no-boundaries/sensitive Pisces, could create some confusion as to where your heart lies. Pisces’ influence — tender, seductive and empathetic — could possibly provide some blurry, confused energies with current love relationships or potential new relationships. Proceed with caution during this time. Try not to jump into anything on a whim or end anything on a whim. If it’s real, it will still be available after Feb. 8.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Romantic aspects can be a bit puzzling the first part of this week. It may be best just to avoid pushing an issue to the limit with the object of your affection. Outside influences could be creating a stir, and you do not want to become a target of misplaced anger. By week’s end, things seem to fall magically into place. Until then, focus on projects you’ve left on the back burner too long.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — This week may be a bit of a roller coaster ride, until Friday. This would not be the time to hash out family problems or old debates. Even though so many issues appear to be hanging by a thread, you will only add a log to the existing bonfire of agitation. This is a great time to focus on you and your mundane tasks. After Feb. 1, there are positive changes in the air for the better. Keep that in mind.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Your intuition is right on target. Keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself, and prepare your surroundings for the emotional changes that are to come. You have been dealing with another who has serious addictive tendencies. Changes for the better are arriving soon, but a difficult struggle will erupt before all is said and done. Do not allow this outside influence to disrupt your home life. Another may not have the same element of patience with this matter as you do.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — A new “baby” may arrive shortly into your life, bringing all kinds of positive emotional energy to the scene. This could be a two-legged or four-legged bundle of love. Even though you may feel like your plate is full already, this does appear to be a positive addition to the mix. The lessons that are provided from this little soul are countless. Receive unconditional love whenever you can.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You can see “the fit” with your personal life and professional life falling into place now. You’re developing connections that will be long-term relations for years to come. This should provide you with comfort, considering how difficult the last year or two have been on you. Finances begin to take a turn for the better. Set some money aside for a rainy day.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Try to have some patience with those around you who are under fire at this time. You may not be able to see what they are going through, and they may not be willing to go into detail about it, either. Bombarding them with questions or demanding explanations will only add fuel to the fire. This would not be the time to take a crowbar to any given situation. Step back and allow things to fall into place. Worry about what’s going on in your own back yard for now.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — A health concern with an older female may have you on edge a bit early on this week. This also may give you time to consider your own longevity and path for wellness. To think that you may have “control” over this issue will only frustrate you more. Turn it over to your own personal “higher power,” and allow this to heal itself. Midweek brings a surprise call from a friend or loved one from your past. You will find the information you receive quite helpful now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — A family member or loved one may need some extra help this week. Although your emotions or physical health may be running low, it’s best to find out exactly what you can do to simplify a problem for them. This may be less complicated than they imagine in the long run. The weekend provides you with a chance to “get away” emotionally or physically. Take advantage of offers presented to you now.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Others may become very demanding with your time and energy this week. Pay close attention to those “energy thieves,” and try not to interact with them. They may become agitated for cutting off their energy source, so avoid the guilt that will follow as well. You need peace and quiet at all costs. Your schedule is very full with positive aspects and creative financing. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You have been networking, and as a result of that, creative opportunities arrive for you to upgrade your current financial status. Follow up on all messages and attend all social gatherings. Not only will your career begin to flourish, but your social sector will begin to develop as well. New faces and fresh energy are available to you at this time. Concerns about the health of a male could be on the table this week. Take time out to check in on this individual.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — The past continues to resurface this week. Connections and information pour in faster than you can digest. Take mental notes, and do not react to all of this quite yet. When you have the rest of the story, you will be in a better position to work out all of the details. Midweek provides the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family. A little bit of humor goes a long way for you this week.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — A new love option will arrive for those single Pisces. Follow through with invitations for social gatherings — you will be pleasantly surprised. Attached Pisces find a second “honeymoon” energy arriving with their significant others this week. You can never put too much energy into love relations. Your outcome will be extremely favorable now.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Jan. 18-24, 2012, issue