* weekly * horoscopes - january 27 / february 2, 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Venus departs from a region of your horoscope connected to your social life, putting a focus on your friends and on any group involvements, for an area of the sky linked with personal and private matters, that sees you keen on spending more time by yourself. Yet since there is little reduction in the plethora of social engagements or demands being made on your time, you may discover you have just a few moments of privacy here and there, that you appreciate all the more as a consequence. Though you are still rather angry at the outcome of events, you’re coming to appreciate the part you might have played…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury in retrograde motion, conjoins the Sun at the apex of your horoscope. This puts an intense focus on your career affairs, along with any other commitments you have taken on board that emphasise a professional or public remit, rather than something more personal to you. Maybe you fear you have spread yourself too thinly, as you face unavoidable obligations and have less room for manoeuvre than before. But when you get home at night and lock the door, you feel a warm sense of contentment once your chores for the day are finished. Maybe this is the rosy glow you were seeking, right from the start?
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Almost everyone has heard of Mercury retrograde. Mix-ups and misunderstandings, lost correspondence, travel chaos, contractual errors and regrettable purchases all help to set the scene. Mercury is linked to your constellation so you’ll know about the negatives, but you might not totally appreciate the details of what is taking place. Did you know for instance, these retrogrades work their way backwards through the four elements over the course of about six years? During 2015 it is the turn of the air signs to which you belong, so on a deeper level you’ll see a number of your ideas being challenged and held up for review…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
A selection of planets in an area of the sky linked with foreign travel, suggests a great time for a vacation or longer sojourn overseas, while on the other hand promoting enlightenment and a process of re-education that creates a clear break from your previous perspective. Just do your best to ensure this signals a natural progression, rather than running away from complicated relationships or situations that are too hot to handle. Your cash flow makes it easy to detach from awkward circumstances. Yet this does not necessarily mean it is the right thing for you to do, even though it seems much more straightforward.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Looking again at your relationships, maybe things really have moved too fast. Perhaps certain decisions were taken in haste and without proper regard for the consequences. This week you can draw breath, and even if you don’t exactly back-pedal, you will be thinking again about what has come to pass in all your closest associations, and where that differed from what you had wanted and expected. Probably this sounds ominous and it potentially is, for anyone who doesn’t take these implications seriously. But your future lies more in partnership than away from it. These trends draw you towards a sustainable balance…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Historical precedent ties you to the planet Mercury. These days, with the elevation of the asteroid Ceres to dwarf planet status by astronomers, it seems likely this is an outdated association it’ll take a rewrite of current astrological wisdom to incorporate. After all, Ceres was discovered back in 1801 and named after the goddess of agriculture and grain, so it doesn’t take a genius to correlate this with Virgo, a female figure depicted carrying sheaves of wheat. But regardless, how does this contribute to your week ahead? While Mercury is presently retrograde, Ceres isn’t until June, so don’t let this period get the better of you.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
A bunch of planets pinpoint your everyday activities, like your workaday routines and health affairs for example. The latter are something we can all occasionally take for granted, but such matters are swiftly returned to the forefront of your attention during any bout of illness, or because of an unexpected health crisis that leaves you unable to think about much else. This is not to imply that a health breakdown is in the stars or is even an inevitable consequence of these ongoing trends. However, it rather suggests you ought not to take unreasonable chances and should always pay a due regard to your physical well-being.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
With the Sun and Mercury meeting in the sector of your horoscope governing your home life, domestic situation and family affairs, you are thinking at length about where you’re living presently and about your plans for the future. While on the surface it might appear matters are just fine, deep within yourself this scenario is not without cost when it comes to your peace of mind. Your relationship to your nurturing parent, most likely your mother or whoever played this role, is back under the microscope. The patterns of the past have a bearing on your responses, while any latent ramifications can potentially trip you up…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The majority of the cosmos is highlighting your inner life, along with your emotional needs and how well these are being met. Traditionally you are a bluff and on the face of it, apparently bulletproof individual who counters problems with good humour and generally shrugs off the worst conditions and harshest of circumstances with alacrity. However, when it comes to a softer side that you keep very private, the last thing you’re happy doing is exposing this to the wider world, without some protection. So at times like these, you can withdraw into the bosom of your family, enjoying safety and security behind closed doors.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
While your finances look relatively rosy and certainly far better than was the case in the recent past, much of this has come about through the influence of other people and their input into your economic circumstances. Even if this is not exactly a unique situation, it’s still an unusual state of affairs that deviates considerably from the norm. It is thus not a scenario that will continue forever or that you can expect to persist far beyond the immediate future. This raises the thorny question of what will happen afterwards, once the dust has settled and you are thrown back on your own skills and talents eventually.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Who are you exactly? You know your title, perhaps your National Insurance number, how your friends address you and the name your partner whispers quietly in your ear. Yet left to your own devices this is not otherwise a straightforward question to answer, if you take away the environment in which you find yourself and the feedback of the people that surround you. The supreme paradox of the Water-Bearer strikes again, for someone often described as the most individualistic person in the zodiac. You are far more concerned with the dynamics of the collective, the group and what others desire than most people…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
If you’re looking for new romance or more happiness in your existing relationships, you cannot get better than the combination of planets in your sign this week. Mars suggests passion and Venus means love; Neptune shows an intuitive rapport, while Chiron paves the way to heal wounds from the past. It is by no means the culmination of this process either, as by the middle of February more than half the solar system highlights your sign. This period of full impact is relatively short-lived, so make the most of the build-up. You won’t get anywhere throwing your weight around; subtlety and nuance are your way to go.
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