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Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 13-19, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Feb. 13-19, 2013
This Week: Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you and yours have a fantastic day. Mercury retrograde makes its grand entrance Feb. 23 until March 17. Past issues and people are extremely active during this time. Identifying the real issues may be a temporary problem. Many family situations and old patterns will be reconstructed now. The tear down can be painful, but it is also necessary. Roles will be redetermined and boundaries set. In the long run, this can be the most positive of many Mercury retrogrades. However, this will not be easy during its process.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Try not to concentrate too much on that uneasy feeling you’re having at this time. Your intuition is strong, but it could be a bit premature. As more information becomes available, you will have the direct approach to solve this conflict. Try to help another focus on the positive aspects of his or her life. If they cannot see the benefits of this, remove them from your realm.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — You may need to set a very strong boundary with a friend or family member this week. Although this may be difficult, it is imperative for your own emotional well-being. Another may be trying to create a conflict because they are unhappy with their present situation. This is not your problem. Only they can be responsible for their own happiness.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You don’t want to stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong. If you do, you may find yourself alienating friends and family members in the process. This may not be intentional, but the damage can be just as real all the same. Be very cautious of what you bring voice to at week’s end, and all will go well. Finances take a turn for the better this week. New business opportunities present themselves in an extremely positive light.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Actions speak louder than words. So, at this point, don’t pressure the words out of another. Look at their actions. Are they there for you? The eyes are the windows to the soul. What do you see? As you move forward in this situation, everything will fall into place in time. Don’t question this now.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Try not to focus on all the setbacks you’ve had in life. Embrace them as lessons, instead. An outside influence is determined to create conflict in your life at this time. You must be very focused on setting boundaries now, otherwise the inmates will take over the prison. A man with substance abuse problems could cause harm to your friends or family members at this time. Pay close attention to what’s going on around you.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You may need to dig deep in your past memory to help someone out with a current situation. Although at first you may have difficulty recalling this, it will come to you as the story unfolds. The information is very important and will heal up an old, long-standing problem. You are evolving into a new space emotionally now. Expansion with business and property is favorable at this time.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — It’s time to protect what’s rightfully yours. Do not allow another to invade your space. Emotionally or physically, the bad behavior of another cannot become your problem now. You’re entitled to some happiness, so now is a really good time to remove some of the drama. Next week brings some positive elements with your financial status. Enjoy.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Take some time out to look at your long-term goals this week. Even though you may not be living a conventional life, you’re making progress with your own personal agenda now. You will be in a position to connect with the perfect outlet for your creative talent this month. This can also lead to a romantic encounter.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Another has been trying to get under your skin for quite some time now, and this week you may just flat-out deck them. Choose your words carefully, but at the same time set your boundary loud and clear. If you do not clarify your feelings, this will continue until permanent damage is done. At that point, you do not want to be in a position to have any regrets. At the same time, you’re not a doormat.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Romance comes off the back burner and fires up hot this week. Keep your eyes and ears open. Business opportunities arrive as well. It appears that you’re at the right place at the right time. Connections you make now will have long-term positive effects throughout the spring and summer. A business opportunity should be considered strongly now. You will benefit financially as well as emotionally.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — The past has definitely found its way into the present. This is an opportunity for you to heal up all past aspects, one by one. Try not to fear this encounter; instead, embrace it. The knowledge that comes out of this situation is astounding. Most of all, your emotional growth is the best gift you get from this.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — The past really does need to be left alone now. You have other pressing issues to deal with at this time. Try not to worry about the health of a friend or family member. Remember just how much control you really have over a situation (in the grand scheme of things, not much) and that everything has its time and place.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Feb. 13-19, 2013, issue