Pisces The Fish (Feb. 18-March 19)
Your optimistic and happy attitude causes others to join your bandwagon and support your projects. You can envision a grand result and are able to express it in a way that others can understand. The reward will be great enough that everyone will benefit.
For All Signs: Mercury, the ancient god of communications, is beginning its deceleration as it approaches its retrograde turning point on March 12. This is a foreshadow period. Sensitive people often ask me about whether Mercury is retrograding during this two-week period of preparation. You will begin to see communications becoming entangled and misunderstandings develop on ordinary matters of communications. Be particularly careful about decisions and contracts now. On this round of Mercury, keep your computer backed up every day. Electronic snafus are probable.
Aries: Mercury enters your sign on March 2 this week. Your mind is racing from one thing to another, and some of these thoughts have real potential for creative works. But within a few days, Mercury will be changing directions and you will think again about decisions made now so save time for reflection.
Taurus: Circumstances involving love life and money may feel a bit tight. You may experience an emotional droop near the 4th, in which you perceive yourself to be alone in the world. This is a temporary mood, so don't take it seriously. After March 5, you will feel much better.
Gemini: You are finishing a work project and shifting gears into new territory this week. You will be focusing on communications with friends, acquaintances and building your network. You may encounter a whole new group of people at this time. Backup everything on your computer.
Cancer: You are conflicted on the subject of romance versus care-taking, which is your natural instinct. Perhaps you are caught in the middle between the needs of a spouse and your children. Sometimes a Cancerian becomes a parent to the partner, which usually creates a troubled internal atmosphere. Set aside decisions on these matters until you are more centered.
Leo: This looks like a week in which you really want to say your piece, but you have a sense that would be a bad idea. Agreed. Mars continues to retrograde. If someone "attacks" you, then you may safely defend yourself. But if you want snipe at another, you may regret taking action now.
Virgo: Continue to hold your tongue in any potential disagreement with another. Do not initiate battle. But if someone shoots sniper fire at you, then you may do what you need to take care of yourself. Your attention is moving toward the subject of taxes. Triple-check your tax return before taking it to the mailbox during this period.
Libra: Life does not flow so smoothly this week. You might find reasons to feel sorry for yourself. Make an effort to avoid dwelling on sorrowful thoughts. People you normally count on to be there may be unavailable right now. Hold on to your peaceful place. On the 5th and beyond, you will be feeling better.
Scorpio: Make time for plenty of space between yourself and a lover or your children this week. It is a challenge to keep your temper. It also is not the best to "attack" another while Mars is retrograde. You will live to regret it. Get a babysitter for a few hours. Go for a walk. Exercise. Vent that irritation in more appropriate ways.
Sagittarius: Late in the week an opportunity to expand your social life brings smiles. You may be invited to a party or you might meet someone new. This aspect is from Venus, goddess of love and creativity. The muse may be at your side as you produce a particularly creative idea or solution to a problem.
Capricorn: Your attitude is somber. This is a good time to work alone and concentrate on a calming project, rather than a challenging exploit. Your reflexes are a bit off. Drive and use tools carefully. You could be having a blue mood, but it is passing. Don't take it seriously.
Aquarius: You have a genuine need to do your own thinking this week. You are mulling over an issue that requires a unique perspective to resolve. This may take awhile. Don't push it too quickly. Don't allow fear and pessimism to interfere with your pleasure in life now.
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