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Georgia Nicols predictions for the week of February 3

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All Signs: This week we have three planets in Pisces promoting increased romantic expectations for Valentine’s Day. This makes this particular Valentine’s Day more romantic and full of pixie dust than it’s been for years. However, romantic expectations can lead to disappointment. So this is a warning! Make the time to buy your loved one a card or a rose. Any small gesture that is an acknowledgment of your feelings of affection will be so appreciated! Some chocolate fantasy or a favorite candy — when it comes to Valentine’s — the thought counts. And of course, chaste makes waste. (To my regret, I learned to go astray very late in life.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This continues to be a popular time. Many of you are hanging out with artistic, creative types. All group activities are blessed, whether business conferences or entertaining occasions. Friends can become lovers and lovers can become friends. Socialize extensively and examine your friends because they are a reflection of you. (Yikes.) All team efforts are blessed. In addition, you are also very goal-oriented. Discuss your hopes and dreams with others because their feedback can help you. Since your idealism is aroused, you’ll find it rewarding to lend your efforts to any organization that works to make the world a better place.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Because the Sun is acting like a spotlight on you, people notice you more than usual. Furthermore, since this lighting is flattering, people see you in positive terms, which is why you might be asked to take on increased responsibilities. This strong influence in Pisces (see All Signs above) will affect your friendships. You might be attracted to competitive sports or physical activities. You also feel idealistic about formulating and pursuing your goals. To do this best, you have to coordinate the needs of others with your own needs and make it a win/win situation. “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet.”

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Travel plans are exciting. Many of you are also exploring opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. If you can study or go back to school, this will be gratifying because you’re eager to expand your world through learning and adventure. You want more out of life! Romance with someone from another background or a different culture might begin. A strong focus of Pisces at the top of your chart now increases your idealism. When you contemplate your life direction, you realize you want to make your life count for something. You want to make a difference. This is a positive ambition so don’t hesitate to act on it. Talk to those in power who might encourage you. Remember: You’re not a noun, you’re a verb. Do something.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Life is passionate and intense! Some of you are involved in a memorable love affair because Venus is stimulating your sex drive and intensifying romantic relationships. However, this same influence will attract money to you through others, business or personal. It also means you are focused on jointly held resources and shared property, including debt and taxes. You might find yourself asserting your beliefs or defending your political and religious ideas. Do travel anywhere if you can because this will be gratifying. You have a strong need to expand your horizons and feel the thrill and stimulation of new places, new faces and exciting new information. “Look, a bright shiny object!”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Both the Sun and fair Venus draw your attention to partnerships and close friendships. You feel close to loved ones and vice versa. You find it easy to express your affection, and — because you’re such a romantic — you will make some special effort for Valentine’s Day. (But remember you need more sleep now, especially since your sex drive is stimulated.) Disputes about shared property, loans, mortgages and taxes are likely. You might also have to re-examine or modify your stance on something you share with someone. Just do it. Quite likely, it involves compromise. Continue your efforts to solidify your home base with repairs, renovations and improvements. This is important because you need to have a warm feeling in your tummy about where you live.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Feeling healthier is tops on your list, which is why you are focusing on what you eat and on exercise. (You know a balanced diet is more than a cookie in each hand.) You have high standards about being physically efficient. You want things to run as smoothly and organized as possible. Some of you are improving how you store whatever you own (both at work and at home). However, a lovely hit of Pisces is directly opposite your sign. Because fiery Mars is in the picture, you will be direct about expressing your expectations for Valentine’s. (“Get me something or else.”) That’s OK. Too often we compromise and don’t express our desires. Just tell like it is. You’re allowed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a wonderful, playful, romantic time for Librans. You’re spending more on hotels, spas, restaurants, movies, the theater and playful times with kids. Of course, these are all things you love to do but right now you’re in overdrive. Enjoy the arts and all creative activities because you have a strong need to express yourself. You’re happy schmoozing with others because there’s no need to pretend to be what you are not. You have a lot of freedom. But it’s not all just parties and fun, you’re working hard as well. Definitely heed the advice in All Signs above when it comes to Valentine’s Day this week. Express your affection to anyone you like. Why not? It only makes you and them feel good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):

Home, family and your domestic scene continue to be your primary focus. Many of you are involved in redecorating and entertaining more than usual. (There’s nothing like company coming to make you clean and tweak your home.) This is also an excellent year to get a loan or mortgage. One way or another, the wealth and resources of others will benefit you. (“Come to Momma, baby!”) Like many others, this week (including Valentine’s Day) is sweetly romantic. You want to play! You might find yourself reading, writing and playing games more than usual, including word games with kids. You feel playful and prankish and a bit competitive. Sports will appeal, especially something that is physically active.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’re hopping! The pace of your days is accelerating with your busy schedule. But in all this busyness, delightful things are happening. The first is, you’re loving the beauty in your daily surroundings. This really hits you. Hey, this is wonderful because one of the most powerful things we can experience is a daily appreciation of our lives. The second thing that hits you is how much love there is in your everyday world. As you observe this, respond to others. Tell people you care. (Everyone loves to hear this and ironically, they rarely do.) All your dealings will be pleasant, light and potentially profitable, even though chaos and activity continue at home with renovations, residential moves or visiting company. (Oy vey.) Steady as she goes.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Money, earnings, cash flow, as well as major expenditures are on your mind. But at a deeper level, you’re grappling with your most basic values. In other words, what really matters? If you don’t know what matters, you could be 85 years old, looking in the mirror saying, “You blew it, kid.” You don’t want this. You want to put your money on the right horse, which means knowing what you really want. At a mundane level, many of you know what you want because you’re spending money on treasures for yourself and loved ones. (Always fun.) This week is the time to make long-range plans, especially regarding groups and friends. Since you’re in a spending mood, buy someone a little Valentine’s gift.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

It’s fun and games with the Sun and Venus in your sign. Because of all the pleasant experiences surrounding you, you find it easy to be gracious with everyone. Naturally, because you’re so charming, the fun and games continue. A lovely, vicious circle. This is a great week to make long-range plans about earnings and how to solidify your income. It’s also an excellent time to make vacation plans and explore new ideas about educating and raising your kids. Trust your money-making ideas. Even though you are in play mode now, you are still focused on cash flow, earnings and financial matters. (“If friendship is the bread of life, money is the honey.”)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your birthday is approaching, which means your year is ending. That’s why this is the perfect time to think about your New Year and how you want it to be different from last year. Three planets are in your sign now hyping your idealism and giving you extra energy to communicate to others as well as go after what you want. Now is the time to demand the advantage! You feel assertive, comfortable in your own skin and unusually bold. Work to get better organized this week. Concentrate on mental work and focus on practical plans. You can get good advice from someone older or more experienced. (Why not? After all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.)

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