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Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 19-25, 2014
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Feb. 19-25, 2014
This Week: The mischief-maker Mercury retrograde begins to make the journey back into direct mode Feb. 28. Remember, this can be just as bumpy going out the door as it is going in. So, be cautious with travel, back up your computer, check and double-check your messages. People from the past tend to appear during these times as well. Sometimes it’s a blessing, sometimes it’s a curse. Either way, these aspects allow us the opportunity to re-evaluate the dynamic with them as well as review our own personal growth in the process.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — There may be a strong sense of déjà vu during this time frame. However, so many other things have changed in the interim that you may feel off course for a while. Midweek helps align these emotions more clearly for you. Try not to sweat the small stuff; in the grand scheme of things, you’re healing a tremendous number of old wounds.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destinations. You may find yourself a bit accident-prone if you are not using common sense now. A friend from your past may arrive with unexpected news. Allow yourself plenty of time to process your emotions midweek. You won’t regret it.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Take care of your physical appearance as well as your emotional self now. You may be struggling with an emotional funk of some sort and could be having a difficult time with your personal presentation. Fake it until you make it. By week’s end, you will feel as though you are back in your own skin again.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — If you are slipping back into your old self-destructive ways, it is time to make self-preservation a prominent factor in your life. Your personal relationships can suffer as a result of your self-indulgent behavior. With that said, think about how your actions affect others, and move forward from there in the most positive light. You can’t go wrong with that.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — New business opportunities or a financial windfall present themselves in the weeks to come. You feel as though you have been burning the candle at both ends for a while now. These new activities will increase your financial potential 100 percent. An unexpected meeting with a past love gives you some answers to your current romantic dilemma. You have all of the answers to move forward now.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — OK, this week promises to provide you with some serious amusement, first and foremost. Anything after that will only be the icing on the cake. Your heart becomes rather fragile midweek as you have to face some more serious challenges with your personal life. Never fear, my dear — you are getting the emotional support and backing that you need to heal all wounds. Life is changing for the better.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Humor is the star arriving within your life this week. Your part in this “scene of life” is over-the-top hilarious. It has been a while since you have really felt the connection to your best friend laughter; now, you’re on a romantic weekend together with those you love the most. Ahh … the comic relief reveals the youngster within. As a result of that, all eyes are on you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Try not to get caught up with the material things in life at this time. You need to keep in touch with your true spiritual self now more than ever. Children and animals need you to be present and accounted for. If you’re off in outer space somewhere, they cannot get the emotional support they need. Make a solid connection with those smaller and weaker than you are this week. You won’t regret it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — This is an action-packed week of emotional highs and lows. Try to ride these waves and use them to your advantage. A healing process has begun, and you and your family are able to work with the tools a professional is providing. Finances are highlighted, and offers of employment arrive in March.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You may be hurt or confused regarding the behavior of another at this time, but this is only temporary. Set boundaries and limit what you will tolerate from another without becoming combative. Calmly and carefully clarify where you stand. It will sink in eventually. This week, your finances are in a strong position again. Set money aside for a rainy day.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — People and places from your past continue to resurface this week. This could feel kind of spooky for you midweek. However, these situations are arriving to allow growth and development on your part. Emotionally, spiritually and physically, you are not the same person you once were. Take the high road, and leave the past behind.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You have been extremely sensitive these past few months, and it feels as though you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You are leaving difficult situations behind you. Change can be very scary, but the new path arrives with light and clarity. Trust that the universe has an ultimate plan for you, and follow your gut at this time.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Feb. 19-25, 2014, issue