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January 22–28, 2014


For All Signs: Venus, goddess of love, turns direct next week on Jan. 31. We are presently traveling in the retrograde and have been since early December. Many of us are pressured to encounter ourselves and our personal behavior within the framework of our relationships. Those in shaky attachments may withdraw altogether. Dormant issues may resurface for attention. We have a tendency to "go back" to previous relationships or to re-experience former behavior patterns in the present situation. During Venus' retrograding periods we are called to wake up to any unconscious saboteurs that interfere with our ability to care for others. It's time to upgrade our relationship performance. The effects of this transit began in mid-Nov. The aftershadow will not be fully complete until the end of Feb.

Aries: You are thinking fast and the wheels are rolling forward in your love and personal life. Last week’s adjustment may have been just what the doctor ordered. Others like your ideas and want to help you manifest them. This is a good time to study any material because your thoughts are flowing.

Taurus: Now is a good time to take a creative look at your life. You have a desire to experience that which is beautiful. Perhaps you would like to paint, write, play music, or enjoy another endeavor. Words and prose flow like a stream. Give some time to the muse who is encouraging you to relax and allow the creative juices to flow.

Gemini: This is not your smoothest week. Details may nag your mind and your time like pecking ducks. You and significant others are not having the best of communications right now. You may be in the mood to nit-pick others. Probably you will feel generally better if you work alone.

Cancer: You may be dealing with issues concerning your estate. Something is pressuring you to decide upon what to leave to your children or others. The conflicts are concerned with feelings versus what you believe to be “right”. You want to plan distribution with equity, yet you have other, more sentimental, factors that challenge the brew. Take your time.

Leo: You may feel out of sorts this week. Your feelings are in conflict with your ideal self and your values. You want to put your best foot forward, but circumstances do not feel quite right. If the conflict is deep, it is usually best to wait and not yield to whatever pressure is around you. You will sort it all out if you give yourself some time.

Virgo: Your power of concentration is deep at this time. It is important that you use it for the good in your life rather than in self-criticism and obstructive thinking. If you cannot stop the negative self-talk, then focus on something else that is totally neutral. Walk the dog. Wash dishes. Move your body in order to shift away from negative thoughts.

Libra: This is a particularly creative time for you. The muse is at your side. Words or things of beauty flow freely to your consciousness. Children and lovers are also pleasurable. There may be so many free flowing “goodies” around that it is a challenge to know which to pick. Writing or journaling is particularly recommended.

Scorpio: A creative idea has recently occurred to you. It may have to do with going backward and starting over in some area of your history. If you need resources to help, they may be available, particularly from family members. Children may be a pleasure this week, especially around the 24th.

Sagittarius: You are likely working toward a major project to be unveiled within the next couple of weeks. It is truly important that your objective is good for many and serves a spiritual purpose of some kind that is greater than the mundane materialization of money or expansion of someone’s ego. Otherwise it is may be foiled.

Capricorn: This is a good week to concentrate on a challenging mental project. It will work better for you if you are revising, editing, or itemizing details. If you are producing a creative work, you are likely to be overly critical of the outcome. The Critic may advise, but it should not be allowed to condemn your efforts.

Aquarius the Waterbearer: (Jan 19 -- Feb 18): The sun returned "home" to your sign last week. Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy. There are green lights around education, philosophy, publishing, and legal matters.

Pisces: (Feb. 18 – Mar 19) This is a week to continue with your recently begun creative work. You are bringing a manifestation of the spirit into the world of the material and this requires concentration of much of your energy. Don’t let up now.

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