For All Signs: Mercury, ancient messenger god, is unusually busy throughout this week. This suggests that many of us will be preoccupied with communications of one form or another. There may be many phone calls, messages, letters, quick conversations, rapid decisions, and/or papers to write. The period is favorable for probing into causes and finding the bottom line to any matter. Beware of the tendency to jump to conclusions or acting before all the facts are clear. Remind yourself of how the old “gossip” game is played and don’t take what you hear very seriously unless it is verified by another source.
Aries: You have increased self confidence this week. There are favorable aspects related to travel, dealings with people who are at a distance, marketing your point of view, educational pursuits, and legal interests. Even romance is on the A list. What’s not to like?
Taurus: This week and next may bring you positive news concerning resources that you “share” with others. This includes one or more of the following resources: inheritance, debt payment, tax returns, invested money, payment from insurance or windfall money. It also includes the resources of your partner.
Gemini: Give close attention to the lead paragraph. Mercury is your planetary ruler and avatar. Concentration on details of business will be a necessity. Think carefully about what is truly important to you now, at this time in your life. Don’t allow old habits or rules from the past to make your decision for you.
Cancer: There may be one or more developments this week that seem to drag you back to past times, memories, and people. It could be the temptation to fall into habit patterns that you have long since outgrown. As soon as your toes hit that water, stop and evaluate. Do you really want to go there?
Leo: There is a bit of magic this week, or perhaps you would prefer to think of it as coincidence. You will be the right person in the right place to say just exactly the right things that will help others connect to you and to each other. What you have to offer may be the fulcrum of a new beginning for one or more others.
Virgo: The “rules” and the world’s expectations have you tied up like a pretzel right now. The harder you struggle, the tighter those binds seem to become. It’s like a Chinese puzzle. Sometimes if you relax on the control issues, the solution comes through. Give it some space.
Libra: Your natural gift for tact and diplomacy will be useful at this time. Your words will flow like water and people are receptive to your point of view. Give attention to the lead paragraph because Mercury, planet of travel and communications is riding alongside your planetary ruler, Venus.
Scorpio: You stumble across a work opportunity that will improve your financial resources. This comes through people you have known or worked with in the past. Your concentration is good and you will be able to balance a plethora of ideas.
Sagittarius: This is the week in which a business or career opportunity shows signs of coming together. Hopefully, you have been preparing for this a long time, which insures you become a winner. Maturity of viewpoint will be applauded. Aspects are positive for social and romantic interests as well.
Capricorn: This is a week in which you will tend to be thinking obsessively. It is an opportunity to learn how to better control your mind. Shift your attention to something less dramatic, such as whatever is happening only this moment, rather than worrying over what might happen in the future. That will reduce stress.
Aquarius the Waterbearer: (Jan 19 — Feb 18) Mercury enters your sign on January 23 and it races through your sign until February 17. (Please note the lead paragraph.) Don’t allow anyone to press you into a decision you aren’t ready to make. However, if you have been cogitating for a long time, then this might be the moment you decide to plunge forward.)
Pisces: Whatever is worrying you at the beginning of the week will evaporate to the ethers after a couple of days. Give it less energy. You are probably much more sensitive to what others think right now. Don’t ask anyone else to evaluate you or critique your work. Wait until you are finished with your creative efforts.
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