Week of February 1, 2009


Ladylove Venus enters Aries this week, where she will be spending more than the usual amount of time this year due to her retrograde activities. Venus in Aries brings a breath of springtime to mature relationships, and new relationships possess a Romeo and Juliet-esque sentiment that love can happen against all odds. Luckily, things wind up better for most everyone than it did for those two. True love is a comedy, not a tragedy.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Resolve to take nothing personally this week, and you will be in a position to joyfully embrace opportunity. If a friend doesn’t return your call, it’s not you. That person isn’t returning anyone’s call, probably due to circumstances that overwhelm him or her. Go where the energy is reciprocated, and you will be successful.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Perhaps the person you were looking for to fulfill a certain role in your life was there all along. Consider the potential usefulness of family and neighbors and the benefit of doing projects with people you know well, as opposed to perfect strangers who have the so-called credentials. Trust accounts for a lot.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To have someone to watch over you may seem romantic. However, self-sufficiency is what makes life truly wonderful. Long ago, you decided to co-manage your life with the forces of the universe instead of relying on a person, corporation or government. Now you’re reinforcing that decision with action.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your turn to be in charge is coming. This week, it may seem hard to step aside, listen and learn, especially when the person delivering information seems inexperienced. However, there are priceless nuggets of wisdom in the exercise of humility, which you’ll later be able to apply in a practical and lucrative way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Fashion is fickle, and you are busy updating yours, ousting the old. Others you know are doing the same. Luckily, your friends go deeper than a fashion statement. On Thursday, call the one you’re not so sure about, and you’re likely to find out that you’re still very much “in,” though the relationship needs freshening up.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Forgiveness is a healthy habit. This week you open up and let the beautiful yellow sun thaw a little frozen spot in your heart. It’s likely that whoever hurt you didn’t even realize what was going on. Once you forgive, the other person will instinctively feel like doing something nice for you, and they won’t even know why.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is your week to thoroughly understand the way things add up in your life. The slightest change in the way you keep track of your work and results will affect you profoundly. Like a person who counts calories for the first time, some of the numbers will be eye-opening. Make new plans based on the data you collect.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s easy for you to be kind and generous, though it does help when the person you are being generous toward is appreciative and tells you (and everyone else who will listen) how great you are. This week it will be a powerful and lucky move to do secret good for others. Give generously, and don’t tell a soul.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Each day of this week is better than the last, though appearances sometimes indicate otherwise. Some improvements are immeasurable or look a lot more like deterioration. The universe is progressing unpredictably, but know that it is progressing in the best possible way for you and all.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your talent is unique and so is the way you produce results. A clock-watching friend makes you ultra-aware of the amount of unproductive time being “wasted” in pursuit of a project. You might remind this person that sometimes the best ideas come while you are on a so-called break.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It seems every day is an effort to get organized, and yet things still are out of place. Help is on its way in the form of a system, person or desire to purge with gusto. Here’s a guiding principle: focus more on what you have than on what you want. All of the work will pay off, and, by Saturday, you’ll be satisfied.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have an inkling that you had a hand in creating the problem that’s been irking you so. And you’re right. Maybe you needed the challenge, wanted to test boundaries or were just in an experimental mood. Anyway, taking responsibility was the hardest part and now everything will be pretty easily solved.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You are anchored in a stable worldview. Because you see things as they really are, you’re able to mine the best out of each situation. Your ego gets out of the way, and success is reached more readily. You care less about satisfying your needs and more about the needs of others, and so are rewarded with gratitude and support, both emotional and financial. April is especially beneficial to your love life. There’s a spotlight on your talent in May. Family unification happens in July.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” If you would like to write to her, please go to www.creators.com.

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