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Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 20-26, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Feb. 20-26, 2013
This Week: Mercury retrograde kicks in now Feb. 23-March 17. You know the drill: back up your computers, check and double-check messages and be cautious during travel. If you keep those things in mind, you can avoid the difficulties that arrive with these aspects. Lovers from the past can also resurface during this time. Give yourself the opportunity to learn from these encounters.
When we have an elderly pet that is getting ready to cross over the rainbow bridge, sometimes they need a little help. I had a beautiful experience this past week with a company called Petlossathome.com. My 15-year-old, Star Guzzardo, was crippled beyond repair and was having trouble finding her way to the light, caught between two worlds. Petlossathome.com and Dr. Karen Twyning came to my home and helped us align this connection with the most loving, compassionate energy ever. She provided us with the opportunity to pass away at home on her favorite bed without any added anxiety. I can’t thank Dr. Joe Frost enough for this referral, as well as all of the love and care he provided for her over all of these years. If you are ever in a position where you may need this kind of assistance with your pet, please consider contacting them.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Career opportunities and romantic inquiries seem to surround you during this time. Take a big step back and consider what would be your next best move. Try not to jump into anything too quickly — more options will be arriving during the month of March for the Ram to explore. By month’s end, you will know exactly which direction to take. Until then, allow others to wine and dine you.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Take time out to gather with those of like mind and spirit this week. You have been overwhelmed with responsibility, and everything is getting on your last nerve. A night out on the town may be exactly what the doctor ordered. You may still be concerned about a friend or family member who has lost their way recently. There is only so much you can do. At some point, they must step up and attempt to heal themselves as well. Time to take care of you.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You may be feeling a bit emotional early on this week, missing someone who has passed on or moved away from your environment. Try to remember the good times and know they are always in your heart. You have plenty of love and re-enforcement around you at this time. An emphasis on your health and the health of those around you will be addressed this week. Receive the unconditional love another is providing for you now.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Someone may be looking to start a conflict with you over nothing this week. Remember, this has nothing to do with you. They are projecting their own problems and difficulties onto you. Avoid this, and try not to get sucked into the madness. There are so many things to be grateful for now, so focus on those elements only, and all will be good. Finances improve shortly. Expansion with business or an upgrade in pay is arriving this month.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — This is a whirlwind week filled with responsibility and obligation. You may need to take extra care not to wear yourself down at this time. Finances are aligning now, and you’re able to clear away any past debt as well as set some cash aside. An unusual family gathering could help you see which side of the road you’re on. Do not allow a crazy neighbor or family member to put a damper on your day.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You may be feeling overwhelmed with emotional loss early on this week. Take it easy on yourself, and allow this to move through you. Time will heal all wounds — it always does. Meantime, try not to question your own actions. You may feel as if you had paid closer attention or responded quicker, the outcome could have been different. However, there are some things that the universe is in charge of that we cannot challenge or change. Be good to yourself this week.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Business is likely to expand as a result of your knowledge as well as your connections to the powers that be this week. You have had an unexpected challenge to move forward in spite of those “naysayers” around you. Trust that you know exactly what you are doing and take the time to clear air with co-workers now. When all is said and done, you are in a position to lead the pack.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — The experience you acquire now will move you into a new direction by month’s end. You’re finally able to reap the benefits of your hard work and efforts. Change may feel a bit uncomfortable at first. Try not to allow your insecurities to get in the way of your future success. Once you’re in, you’re comfortable in your own skin.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Your worries about a small child or pet will begin to lift this week. Progress is made and is becoming evident now. You will find a sense of pride developing within as a result of your efforts. Friendships or romance may be a bit off center until you can have a heart-to-heart talk with another. Once you clear the air, you will see exactly where the source of the problem began. From that point, you can “nip it in the bud” for good.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Emotionally, you are beginning to feel more like yourself this week. As a result of this, you are able to get back on track and begin to take pride in your responsibilities again. The past few weeks have not been the easiest time for many Capricorns. Your personal life and financial activity improve greatly at this time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Romance begins to flourish in a powerful way this week. You may realize that your insecurities have compromised your ability to receive love. With confidence, you move forward and take what is rightfully yours. Those around you recognize the improvements and encourage you to keep up the good work. Finances begin to improve as well, relieving any added stress for you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — A blast from the past arrives this week, creating quite a stir. This situation allows you to heal within or puts you in a position to heal another’s deepest wounds. In either case, this is a powerful time, and the outcome holds beautiful results. Family and friends gather with love and humor by week’s end. Enjoy!
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Feb. 20-26, 2013, issue