By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Jan. 21-27, 2015
This Week: Now that we are entering Mercury retrograde (Jan. 21-Feb. 11), we tend to be a little more scatterbrained than normal. However, there are plenty of benefits that arrive with this element that we want to try to embrace as well. For example, they always say, “Oh, don’t sign any papers during this time frame.” Well, if your house has been on the market for two years with no bites and you get an offer, go for it! Mercury is working in your favor to let go of something that has been unseen prior to this astrological “benefit.” It has a way of reversing the normal stagnation and moving it forward in the best possible light. The screenplay Rocky is a classic example of how Mercury retrograde can work to the benefit of an unseen project. Sylvester Stallone couldn’t get anyone to look at that script for the life of him. Finally, he got a call during one of these cycles. His mother, Jackie, was a well-known astrologer. He went to her with his frustrations and asked her if he should try to change the date. She said, “NO, go now, this will work to your advantage.” Whether we needed seven Rocky Balboa movies or not, is not the question, but the answer is go for it during these astrological times and use them for your greater good. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Romantic aspects could be a little bit confusing with Mercury retrograde rolling in. Communication can be disorientated and create some rather misconstrued reactions. Keep this in mind while you’re navigating through the tunnel of love this week, and try not to sweat the small stuff. If you need to ship any merchandise or important documents, work-wise or otherwise, make sure you get a tracking number on it. This way, there will be no question of whether they did or did not receive it.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — News of a wedding or birth of a baby puts you in a fabulous emotional place early on this week. You are able to indulge in the simple things in life for a moment or two before you get back to the grindstone. Celebrating the love that is exchanged between friends and family can become quite contagious. This energy carries on with you through week’s end.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You may be a little bored with all of the responsibilities on your plate early on this week. This is a great time to distribute tasks to those who are standing on the sidelines with nothing better to do than to watch you struggle. A fresh start with a romantic interest puts things in the proper perspective. You both realize you’re on the same page now.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — An unexpected offer or contract sets you above and beyond your own expectations. You feel as though you can breathe a bit before starting in with your next endeavor. This is a great time to re-evaluate your health and general well-being. If you have been overindulgent with certain elements, you’re in a prime position to leave these darker aspects behind for good.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Be brave, and do not let another manipulate your emotions. Instead of worrying about negative aspects that may happen, focus on all of the blessings that have occurred up until this point. This glass-half-empty mentality that you have been harboring is not doing you any good and is drawing in more of the same type of energy. The perfect solution for a long-standing problem arrives by week’s end.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Before you “flee the country,” try setting some boundaries in your own back yard first. If it appears you are revisiting the same type of energy exchanges over and over, take a step back to figure out why. If you remove yourself from the “moment,” you can recognize what’s really at the bottom of it all. By week’s end, an important factor weaves its way into your fabric.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — There is a definite shift in the way you are handling your own inner fears. Instead of projecting them onto others, you are facing them head on and removing them one by one. As a result, those around you may be more interested in exchanging energy with you. Romance seems to be falling into place. The past is in the past for good now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — This long, drawn-out legal element or frustrating contract should be put to rest shortly. This will give you an opportunity to focus more on your personal long-term goals. There may be a worry involving the health of a friend or family member this week. Try to remain objective, and don’t panic. The end result is more positive than the initial problem.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — You may want to focus on a long-term financial plan at this time. You will be in a position to make favorable contacts shortly. As a result, business is booming, in one way or another. The weekend provides time to concentrate on a personal matter more closely. You have the perfect solution to a long-standing problem.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You may be a bit spooked by information you receive during dream time or experiencing strong feelings of déjà vu. Understand the messages we receive are to benefit us and not to harm us. Allow this to work to your advantage, and all will make more sense by week’s end. Finances are improving shortly — don’t panic.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Romance takes a strong turn for the better this week. Time away or hectic schedules actually work in your favor for quality alone time over the weekend with your significant other. There is plenty to share, and unexpected positive news arrives shortly.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Take it easy on another who is trying to work their way through a difficult problem. Sometimes the “tough love” approach doesn’t work for certain individuals as well as others. You will be shocked to hear some interesting information about a person from your past. Keep this to yourself for now.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Jan. 21-27, 2015, issue