Horoscope: February 1, 2016

Published: February 1, 2016

Aries | March 20 – April 19

Sometimes misunderstandings are no more than that. At the moment, however, they could be the key to perplexing situations for which there’s been no solution. True, this means doing some investigation, and probably in boring detail. Still, the results will be so informative, it will be well worth the effort.

Taurus | April 20 – May 20

Feeling restless? It’s no surprise. With both your ruler Venus and Mercury in the most inquisitive portion of your chart, take advantage of whatever opportunities arise to broaden your horizons, socially, intellectually or even spiritually. What you learn and who you meet will add substantially to your life, now and in the future.

Gemini | May 21 – June 20

You don’t think of yourself as headstrong. Yet, while you’ve agreed certain decisions are up to others, you’re trying to persuade them to rethink their plans. These circumstances are forcing you to acknowledge a stubborn side of your nature that rarely surfaces and which, even more, you deny exists.

Cancer | June 21 – July 22

Sympathetic as you may be about the differences those you’re close to are contending with, say the minimum. If you must be sympathetic, do that but avoid giving advice. Because they don’t fully understand the issues involved, what they’ve told you is incorrect. Knowing that, the less you say, the better.

Leo | July 23 – August 22

It would be no surprise if you were wrestling with issues involving others. The New Moon may still be a week away, but it accents all forms of close relationships, and brings a much-needed fresh perspective. Knowing that, look, listen and watch but avoid making any lasting commitments, at least for now.

Virgo | August 23 – September 22

Don’t be surprised if you’re confronted with a series of complex dilemmas. While over the past month or so you’d have blamed these on your ruler Mercury’s retrograde cycle, that ended a week ago. These are the result of the straightforward but still tricky difficulties that are part of everyday life.

Libra | September 23 – October 22

With both Mercury and your ruler Venus positioned to accent your domestic setup, the balance between life and home, and out in the world, the time has come to make some decisions. Out of character as it is, make tentative if not imperfect plans. They’re the best possible starting point.

Scorpio | October 23 – November 21

Beginning in late December, there was a series of encounters between the communication planet Mercury and your ruler Pluto. The last was on 30 January. While some of the discussions this triggered had been on your mind, others were so unexpected you’re still thinking over what was said and the options raised.

Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21

Although you rather enjoy sudden changes, especially if they’re also challenging, those coming your way now are complicated. The problem? Certain individuals insist on ensuring each detail is in place before moving onto the next. Steer clear of this to the extent you can, otherwise it will drive you crazy.

Capricorn | December 22 – January 19

It’s easy to blame all of life’s complications on Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which ended on 25 January. This week’s complex events prove that other planetary arrangements can be as challenging, and revealing. They’re tricky but the more patient you are in the process of dealing with them, the more you’ll learn.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 17

The pivotal Aquarius New Moon on next Monday the 8th, is all about undoing the past. You won’t worry when things don’t seem be working out. In fact, your time is best invested in focusing on what must go, in the process you’ll be clearing the way for next week’s new developments.

Pisces | February 18 – March 19

Watching people be unkind to each other is difficult for any Pisces. But that’s especially the case now, since certain issues have been in the air, and remained unresolved, since late last year. Still, these really aren’t yours to deal with. Be sympathetic if you must, but steer clear of giving advice.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st,  2016.

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