Astro Advice Weekly for February 03, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your vision and your strategy must coincide on the 3rd and 4th. Don't be tempted to sign a contract or overspend on something that can wait until you are in a better position to part with your hard-earned cash. Plan to participate in a cause you believe in or help someone you may need a favor from on the 5th and 6th, and you will have a good time and secure your position and reputation. Emotions will be difficult to tame on the 7th and 8th. Be careful to not say something you may regret. Silence is golden. Reconnect with someone from your past on the 9th, and you will find that you have more in common than you remember. New beginnings start with old ties.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Bide your time on the 3rd and 4th. Wait and see what others decide to do before you make a move. Look for creative solutions to any problems that develop. Don't let a past lover or colleague cause you to make a poor choice now. Stick close to home on the 5th and 6th, and avoid making a promise or commitment that may lead to exhaustion or an inability to take care of your own to-do list. You'll be able to handle whatever comes your way on the 7th and 8th. Put your skills to good use. Spend time taking care of your needs on the 9th, and you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Spending the day curled up with a good book will pay off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep things simple and stick with friends or people you have something in common with on the 3rd and 4th. A change of plans will allow you to help someone in need. Emotional matters will escalate on the 5th and 6th -- especially if there is money involved. Try to clear any debts you owe, but don't be too hard on whoever owes you, and you will stand a better chance recovering what's yours. Put your heart into a job that must be completed on the 7th and 8th, and you will be recommended for a better position or rewarded for you time and trouble. Plan to have a little fun on the 9th. Getting together with someone you love or doing something that you find nurturing will be refreshing.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Engage in a hobby that allows you to use your creative imagination, or do something special with someone you love on the 3rd and 4th. Be careful while traveling on the 5th and 6th. Minor mishaps will occur if you are careless or overreact. An emotional situation is likely to develop into a full-fledged argument if you don't back down. Choose your battles wisely. Socialize, network and enjoy conversing with people who share your interests on the 7th and 8th, and you will encounter new friendships that will lead to greater opportunities and knowledge. On the 9th, don't limit what you can do because someone opposes you. Speak up and you'll get what you want.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are overdue for a change on the 3rd and 4th. Whether it's a change of people, places or pastimes, you must open doors to new beginnings. On the 5th and 6th, travel plans should be considered along with options that will help you increase your skills and earning potential. Getting together with an old friend will bring back memories of the goals you still want to master. Concentrate on money matters and health issues on the 7th and 8th, and you will find an alternative way to handle some of the medical or financial problems you face. A partnership can make a difference to the personal choice you make on the 9th. Sharing plans will help you reach your goals.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep busy on the 3rd and 4th, and you will bypass some problems with people who don't think or do things the same way you do. On the 5th and 6th, overdoing it or getting into an emotional spat with someone you work or live with will cause a setback that will be difficult to recover from. Cut your losses by compromising before it's too late. Have a little fun on the 7th and 8th. Getting together with a friend, lover or youngster in your life will help you see life a little differently. Take on a task that you know you can handle on the 9th, and you will be praised for helping out. Someone from your past will be happy to reconnect and give you a hand.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a closer look at the way you've been doing things, and you will come up with a better way to utilize your time and your skills on the 3rd and 4th. Don't let anyone at home push you around on the 5th and 6th. Implement caution while cooking or fixing things around the house. Avoid emotional arguments. A sudden change in the way you feel about someone or something you must do will surface on the 7th and 8th. Don't hesitate to decline an invitation or offer that doesn't suit you or fit into your schedule. Preparation will be the name of the game on the 9th. The more information you gather and trials you engage in, the closer you will come to perfection.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep a level head on the 3rd and 4th -- even if someone is giving you a difficult time. You need to chill out and relax, not engage in battle. Keep an open mind on the 5th and 6th, but don't believe everything you hear. Don't share information you receive now; it may be false. Travel, communication and engaging in activities that will enhance your home and family life should be on your agenda on the 7th and 8th. Making alterations to your home that are conducive to a project you want to begin will turn out well. An old lover or friend will cause you grief if you get together on the 9th. Cut your losses -- remember what happened in the past.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An idea you have is best kept a secret on the 3rd and 4th. Problems with opposition or someone misinterpreting what you want to do will lead to setbacks. Put your effort into your home, family and making your surroundings comfortable and entertaining on the 5th and 6th. The payback will be the enjoyment you get and the compliments you receive. Travel or dealing with foreigners can lead to difficulties on the 7th and 8th. Make sure you have your directions straight or you are fully understood by those with whom you converse. A blast from the past is in the stars on the 9th. Get together with old friends or do something you enjoy but haven't done for a long time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Helping others on the 3rd and 4th will lead to an opportunity or offer you cannot refuse. You stand to advance or enhance your reputation if you share your skills and knowledge for a good cause. On the 5th and 6th, don't share too much information with someone looking to replace you or steal your ideas. Protect your assets, possessions and position. Show a bit of emotion on the 7th and 8th, and you will get the sympathy you require from the people who can make a difference in your life and your status. Don't mix business with pleasure on the 9th. Someone is likely to embarrass you or put you in a compromising position. Stay close to home.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Watch, observe, listen and make note of what those around you do and say on the 3rd and 4th. Prepare -- you will have to defend your position. Make a couple of personal changes on the 5th and 6th. The message you send to the people who care about you most will be positive and help pave the way to a brighter future. On the 7th and 8th, teach others by making reference to mistakes you have made in the past. What you volunteer now will help you find a creative vehicle to offer the youngsters or people you feel responsible for later. Don't be withdrawn on the 9th. Voicing your feelings will enhance your reputation and bring you new friendships.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You've got the right idea on the 3rd and 4th -- now all you have to do is implement your plans, and you'll be up and running. A partnership will help you reach your goals faster. Keep your emotions tucked away on the 5th and 6th. You may not like what you are hearing, but the information, if used properly, can be valuable and help you avoid making a costly mistake. On the 7th and 8th, don't instigate change, accept the inevitable, and you will be considered adaptable and easy to work with. Money matters must be looked at carefully on the 9th. There are choices to make and investments to be dealt with if you are going to build a solid and reputable base for future prospects.

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