Updated: February 28, 2013 9:14PM
Predictions for the week of February 3
All Signs: We have a pleasant week ahead. Mercury moves into Pisces and fair Venus is dancing with lucky Jupiter and Uranus. By the end of the week the New Moon in Aquarius (which is an opportunity to make resolutions) is most timely because Sunday, Feb. 10, is the beginning of the Chinese and Tibetan New Year — the Year of the Water Snake. According to geomancer Paul Ng, Canada looks good economically speaking; however, the government will try to cut back on medical support, which to me seems curious considering a huge number of baby boomers are turning 60. You know you’re getting old when you bend over and think, “Is there anything else I should do while I’m down here?”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This is a delightfully social week. Accept all invitations. This means you’ll have to stay light on your feet and be ready to say yes at a moment’s notice. Relations with siblings will be warm. You’ll enjoy the company of others in groups and perhaps a platonic relationship will heat up into something romantic. Expect to meet some real characters, people who are bizarre or unusual. It’s a good week to make money from writing, training, acting and speaking. By the end of the week, take a moment to define your goals and think about your hopes and dreams for the future. In the same way that you can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket, you need to define your hopes.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re high viz. now with the Sun acting like a spotlight on you. This week, many will develop a sudden crush on an authority figure, perhaps your boss. You definitely have an opportunity to boost your earnings, perhaps through work-related travel or getting a different job or receiving a promotion. Some kind of unexpected praise or surprise kudos could delight you. Not only are you excited about your good fortune, you know that your good news is apparent to others. Everyone can see that you are pleased about something. The New Moon at the end of the week is the perfect time for you to think about your life direction in general. Where are you headed?
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Surprise opportunities to travel will fall in your lap this week. Others will get breakthroughs in publishing, the media, the law or medicine. Many will suddenly get a chance to take a course or attend school. Lovely opportunities to expand your experience of life exist this week. Stay light on your feet so that you can move quickly because your window of good fortune will be brief. Travel for pleasure is strong and for some it will lead to romance with someone from another culture or a different country. The New Moon at the end of the week is your best opportunity all year to think about what further education and training you can get to enrich your life.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is a fortunate time for you. Either your partner will earn more or get a bonus, which allows you to benefit indirectly, or you will receive direct benefits from others: an inheritance, a gift or even outright cash. (Cash is always the right color and it always fits.) Whatever boon comes your way will be swift, so if it requires action on your part, act quickly because your window of opportunity will be brief. Physical intimacy between lovers will be innovative and full of a few surprises. Someone might express their love for you out of the blue, or vice versa. Unexpected but strong connections with others, especially romantic, will occur. You’re happy this week because life is good to you.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
There is an unusual focus on partnerships and close friendships this week for you, and it’s all quite lovely. Something very pleasing and unexpected will delight you. You might meet a new partner or friend, or a casual acquaintance might become more committed. You will definitely be attracted to someone unusual and different. Many of you will also be tempted by this unusual attraction but take note: whatever this attraction is, it will be brief, a fling. If you want a fling, fine. (I’ve been around the block and I can relate.) But if you are in a committed relationship, why risk something solid for a mere bonbon? Admittedly, your sex drive is amped and you’re very popular this week. However, use this influence in a way that improves and enriches your life.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This week you feel that you are managing your life more smoothly. This sense of accomplishment could relate to your job or any task you set yourself. Because your confidence is strong and rewarding, in turn, your health feels better. It’s win, win, win! Sudden and unexpected work-related travel is likely for many of you. Others will get unexpected support (financial, practical or psychological) and some will also get a promotion or a lot of fanfare for something. “We love your work!” This is a gratifying week for you and by the end of it the New Moon gives you the best opportunity all year to make some new resolutions about your health and your work. Carpe diem! (Latin for “More soy sauce!”)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You have an amazing fun-filled, pleasurable week ahead. You couldn’t pick a better time for a vacation. Parties, social diversions, sports events, the arts, the theater, movies, and definitely fun escapes will delight you. Not only will these fun occasions expand your horizons, but something surprising and unexpected will be associated with them. Something could happen that knocks your socks off. You might learn something unusual or you might experience something bizarre and totally different. Since romance is wonderfully highlighted, you might fall in love with someone who is a real character or stimulating in a different way. Lucky you!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A number of pleasant and surprising events will take place this week related to your home, family and private life. Some will make a sudden real-estate move or do something that triggers a residential shift. If you don’t move, you might suddenly buy something high-tech for where you live. You might even buy something far away or in another country. Unusual people might visit you. The resources of others can benefit you, including banks, loans and mortgages. This is also a great week to entertain at home and enjoy time with family members, especially parents. Any effort to make where you live look more beautiful will please you. (If you buy fresh flowers you don’t have to dust.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is a highly stimulating week! (You’re gonna love it.) Short trips, visits, conversations with everyone plus reading and writing will keep you keep busy. But there is a freshness that makes everything feel alive. You will meet new faces and see new places. You’ll experience surprise and amazement. Partners and close friends will be supportive and will expand your world in some way. This is a great time for writers, teachers, salespeople and those who drive for a living. You’re full of innovative ideas and eager to explore new territory. Be patient with those at home because all this hectic activity can create domestic tension. Don’t spread yourself too thin.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is an excellent week for business and commerce. Unexpected opportunities to boost your earnings or get a better job definitely exist. Work-related travel is likely. Because things are happening so fast and the money is flowing, many of you will make unusual purchases or buy something super high-tech or “different.” Despite the fact that there are surprising, unexpected elements to your financial scene, at the same time you will feel more secure and happy with the results. Some of you might score a really great job. All of you will experience something that gives you increased confidence in your self-image, which is important for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This is an exciting week because the Sun and Venus are in your sign, giving you wonderful opportunities for romance, vacations, parties and fun times. It’s the perfect time to kick up your heels and enjoy a sudden escape somewhere. Romance, love affairs and sports events will delight. Many of you will enjoy playful times with children. While all these opportunities please you, they will be accompanied by chances for you to meet new people, see new places and be stimulated by your daily environment. Lots of pleasure awaits you this week. Yes, it might cost you money — but what is money for? It’s only useful if you spend it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This week one part of you wants to retreat to your Bat Cave so you can replenish yourself. But another part of you is out there flying your colors! Quite likely, your quiet moments or whatever you’re doing behind the scenes is where you will receive your greatest rewards. Something unexpected but totally gratifying will occur. It could be an epiphany or just be a sense of feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Since Mercury is in your sign you’re keen to talk to others and enlighten them about things, while Mars in your sign makes you assertive, bold and direct. It’s a mixed bag. When you hide, you feel secure and happy — but when you’re out, you’re powerful!