- Goodwill’s free income tax sites open Jan. 30
- Rock Valley College hosts FAFSA Completion Night Feb. 4
- Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Feb. 5
- Cardiology Millennium Conference Feb. 2
- Scammers lurking to trap last-minute Super Bowl ticket buyers
- Sharing memories of Ernie Banks
- EarthTalk: What fish can we eat?
- Rock Valley College hosts entrepreneurship event Jan. 30
- Tube Talk: ‘The Americans’ begins third season
- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014
This Week: Venus, the planet of love, moves direct Jan. 31. The second dark moon of this month will arrive the day before, Jan. 30, in Aquarius. Make no mistake about it, this will be an action-packed week. Think back to what transpired on or around New Year’s Day (the first dark moon). Then, watch those activities come to fruition, or change course and start to work for the greater good of your intentions with the completion of this new-moon, “blue”-moon cycle. Meanwhile, with Venus taking this step back into normalcy, you may find you’ve had a change of heart about your current relationship status — and even better yet, see some improvements. New love relationships can begin to bloom during this window of opportunity, but keep your pants on for a minute because Mercury will be going retrograde Feb. 6 through the 28th. This could create some temporary confusion, as well as invoke past relationships to resurface. Remember, relationships from the past are in the past for a reason. Stay focused on the present and allow new options to form.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — The opportunity to have a heart-to-heart talk with a loved one will arrive this week. This may seem as though it’s been long overdue. However, sometimes we need to wait until another is ready to embrace our observations, then allow them time to digest it. When all is said and done, it appears you will make some headway with this individual. Meanwhile, your financial sector is ready for some upgrades, and you’re aligning new connections that will pay off in the months to come. Enjoy!
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Very favorable contacts with career are finding their way to you. You’re able to make the choices you once thought were not available. You’re in a position to learn a new skill or further develop your craft. This will put you in a highly-charged emotional state —a positive one. As a result, you feel more like yourself again.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — A business arrangement may be delayed for a bit this week. However, there is no reason to panic. Everything happens for a reason, and you may be finding that the final alignment works out better than the original plan. You’re still moving through some changes regarding affairs of the heart. Trust that the universe has your back, because it does.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Try not to second-guess the emotional behavior of a family member or loved one this week. This happens to be a result of their own baggage and not anything you have done to influence this. By week’s end, this should be in check. Try not to revisit this if you can help it for now. Your social calender is running full of positive activities. Say yes to all of the above.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Be cautious that you do not get sucked back into old family drama this week. It is obvious that you are caught in the middle of something — possibly the emotions of some highly-charged females competing for the world’s attention. Be cautious you don’t emulate this behavior just because it’s normal to them. Take the high road, and do not placate one with severe emotional troubles. Walk wide of negative communication this week.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — You may need to go above and beyond the call of duty this week with family or friends. There has been loss or heartache, and you’re put in the position of trying to fix it all. Do the best you can, but don’t overextend yourself. Your physical body may become worn down as a result. Make sure you are taking care of yourself as well as others. Good news arrives with career this week.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You have recently started moving around in different circles or social situations, and now the “uneasiness” of this is wearing off. You’re discovering you have made this fit for a reason, and there is plenty to learn from these new situations. This is becoming comfortable and productive. As a result, you’re able to look at your love life with new eyes now. You’ve discovered you can step up to the plate and make this work.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — A new opportunity for work or a side project will be arriving soon, so keep your ear to the ground. Romance is accentuated this week, as Venus retrograde makes a leap forward into direct mode (Jan. 30). You feel as though you’re able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. All eyes are on you. Present yourself in the best possible light — you won’t regret it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Pay more attention to what’s “not” being said than all the chatter that is spinning around you. Someone may be trying to influence your thoughts on a very private matter. This could even invoke some fear in those around you or yourself. Stay true to your beliefs, and all will go well. Pay close attention to detail with legal documents or paperwork. You may find some hidden money in the process.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Finances break serious ground for you this week, and you’re able to look at your long-term goals within a positive light. You are proud of your accomplishments and your loved ones now more than ever. Even though you needed to move away from the darker energies of last week with some resistance, now is the time to start fresh with your goals, dreams and ambitions. Somebody has a crush on you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Romance may have you feeling extremely compulsive this week. Try to keep yourself collected as you move through old energy or past love connections. These are valuable lessons to be explored. A healing process will be moving through your system during the month of February, regardless of Mercury retrograde. When all is said and done, your love life will improve for the better.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Someone is really trying hard to pull the wool over your eyes, so make sure you’re not falling for it. The addictive behavior of another could be creating havoc in your home or work environment, possibly affecting the quality of your work as well. Take a step back and reassess the people around you with your gut and keen eye. You may have been missing a key factor that will become more evident during this lunar cycle. Keep your eyes open.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014, issue