For All Signs: Mars squares Pluto in Capricorn this week. Pluto represents power figures and groups, politics and the economy. Mars, the original god of war, is fond of lighting matches and throwing swords. It is possible that a single event could become the torch that precipitates multiple outcomes in politically hot arenas. Within ourselves and our relationships, we could be struggling with issues of power and ego. If you have a conflict with another, consider whether it is really worth the energy. What will you gain? A boost to the ego? Is that really important?
Aries: This is not the best week for mechanical objects. Breakage or failures are highly possible. Your reflexes are strung too tightly so make an effort to relax muscles and concentrate on steady, but consistent forward motion. This is the advice whether driving the car or running a mile. Anxiety is a signal to stop and reconsider.
Taurus: You are feeling restless and need to try something new. Commute by a different route or go somewhere you have never visited before. Take your partner on a picnic. Try an entirely different restaurant. Maybe you will need to find something outrageous to perk up a room or your clothing.
Gemini: You may have fortunate circumstances related to the internet, travel, and publishing. Help and information comes from those at a distance. Your relationship to partner(s) is going well. There is a positive repartee (or vibe) occurring between you now.
Cancer: You may have a tendency during this period to slide into old and outmoded patterns of emotional behavior. Maybe this will be brought on by the re-entry of someone in your life. While it may be fun for a short time, very quickly you will become fatigued with it and shake loose of that outdated habit.
Leo: The new Moon in Aquarius occurs in the sign of your partnerships, whether business or personal. It offers a time to create a fresh beginning together. This includes personal consultants, such as doctors or other caretakers. It may bring a new sidekick into your life.
Virgo: Those who travel this week will find it a pleasure. Conditions related to both home and career/job are favorable. Your attitude is positive toward exercise and other self-care regimens. You likely feel better physically than you have recently. Interactions with family members go smoothly.
Libra: You have favorable aspects related to home, property and family matters. You may have a desire to improve the appearance of the environment around you, whether at home or at work. You may be attracted to activities that allow you to play or work with your favorite colors.
Scorpio You may be in the middle of a controversy. In fact, it is possible that you are among the leaders in a controversy at your job, school, or normal daily habitat. The main danger here is that you could become ungrounded and lose your good sense. Stand still, deep breathe, and feel the ground under your feet one or more times per day. Think carefully before you speak.
Sagittarius: Make it a point to remain objective and stand aside from over-reacting to slights. You could be feeling a pain that comes from long ago rather than what is in the present. Don’t leap to conclusions.
Capricorn: It may seem to you that issues concerning home, family and property have grown to the point of being out of control. It is, as the adage says, like “herding cats”. Attempt to take one problem at a time, do what you can do, and then move on to the next. Don’t allow the panic of others to overtake you.
Aquarius the Waterbearer: (Jan 19 — Feb 18) We have a new moon on Monday, Feb. 4, this week. It represents a time for making a new commitment to expand our global awareness and develop a more inclusive attitude toward our fellow humans. As individuals we might evaluate what beliefs we retain that cause us exclusive postures and promote prejudicial attitudes. Seeing our flaws gives us the opportunity to change them.
Pisces: The asteroid Vesta moves into your sign. It will be with you through March. The name Vesta is borrowed from the Vestal Virgins of Rome. Certain female children were committed to tend the flame from age 6 to around 30. They were allowed to do little else. You may become devoted to someone or something of value during this period. This is your time to “tend the flame”.