Week of February 3 ~ February 9, 2003

First ~ The Astrological Weather Affecting Us All:

*Mars trine Jupiter 2/4~6 at 13 Sag/Leo. Usually, this brings confidence & optimism, which can boost athletic & competitive performance. However, it can also bring the sense that a crusade is in order. Warrior Mars is in religious Sag, don?t forget. Pray for peace. And, uh, let others enjoy the peace of their convictions, as they leave you to yours.

*Venus enters Capricorn 2/4 until 3/2. After the fiery freedom of Sag, she cools down a bit. Settles in. Gets more earthy and sensual. She tends to enjoy the classics in art, music and literature. Her tastes in fashion and decor run to classy over mere showy. While not tight with money, she will spurn cheap baubles, saving for a few items of high quality that have lasting value. More social interaction between the young and the old. Get together with your parents/children! And the Grand. And the Great Grand!

* Mercury quincunx Saturn 2/5~7 at 22 Cap/ Gem. What you think you know gets challenged by a new perception of what is really going on. I advise you to employ grace when under pressure.

*Sun sextile Pluto 2/7~9 at 19 Aq/Sag. Often, when you act ?without thinking,? you regret it. But this is a time when you can actually benefit from acting rather than thinking. Power flows now, and it?s through the body, not the mind. You may be surprised, but you will be on your path, like it or not. Have faith!

And Now, For your Sign this Week?

Aquarius (1/20~2/18): You may find peace and tranquillity in solitude or by going on a retreat of some sort. Whether it?s ice fishing, a yoga weekend, a hot bath with candles, or cross-country skiing, recharge and get in touch with what really counts.

Pisces (2/18~3/20): It may be difficult for you to feel like you?re making progress on your goals. It may be too easy to say ?bag it? and escape. It also could be that it?s difficult to find someone with whom you can share something meaningful.

Aries (3/20~4/20): Look for opportunities for a boost in your career. You may be chagrined to learn that your ideals and the demands of the job don?t align very well. Midweek: optimism can get you quite a ways. Then you have to produce!

Taurus (4/20~5/21): A work requirement may run counter to a tenet of your beliefs. It may be a while before you can arrive at resolution. Find positive ways of dealing with the tension. Weekend: changes in relationships bring growth- either as a couple, as individuals, or both!

Gemini (5/21~6/21): Early week, deal with all the inconveniences of networking. Allow extra time in scheduling. Mid-late week offers you a chance to expand your mind by dealing with restriction or authorities of one sort or another.

Cancer (6/21~7/22): Hey there! It?s time for relationships! Make some practical changes to enhance the real quality of the time you spend together. Oh. Did I mention that it is you that changes? Not him/her? Be who you are and see where it goes.

Leo (7/22~8/23): What you want, you just can?t quite seem to get it. Or you get it and find it isn?t quite what you really wanted. Phooey! Take it as you find it now and enjoy what you can while you can. Maintain healthy relations in the workplace.

Virgo (8/23~9/23): The devil is in the details early week. Schedules and communications run rough. Mid late week you have to deal with someone?s ?shoulds?. You should do this or you should do that. My ?should? for you: take a break to go out and play!

Libra (9/23~10/23): Don?t bring him/her home to meet the folks this week. It?ll not work like you want. Spend some time and money sprucing up the hacienda (get the good stuff) and have your S.O. help with the work. That?s better!

Scorpio (10/23~11/22): Your optimism helps remove obstacles to climbing the career ladder and/or exercising your talents. Like physical exercise, you expand and grow by successfully meeting resistance. Including the resistance you have within!

Sagittarius (11/22~12/21): Midweek, hoo-ee! Expand your horizons! Whether it be outside or learning a new philosophy or view of the world, go forth and learn. Refrain from the belief that you already know ?the truth?. Money coming your way?

Capricorn (12/21~1/20): Maybe some difficulties pleasing the masters or authorities mid-late week. Just do it. If you?ve been declining social invitations or plain not getting any, thing should turn around with Venus in your sign. Say yes!

Charles Gould is based in Portland and may be reached at 874-1901 or for consultations on Career/Business, Relocations, Relationships, Life, Soul, & Spirit issues. He can assist you in making sense of what the hell is going on in your life now!!

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