Horoscopes (Jan. 28 - Feb. 3) 

ARIES (March 21-April 20): You have your hands full trying to figure out how to find your way out of a situation that would have been easier to handle if you were better prepared and had handled it sooner. In spite of everything that has gone awry, the stuff that's going right is too good to be true. If you want to maintain some degree of sanity, I would focus on that. Tunnel vision keeps you from seeing that it looks a hell of a lot better than it did a year ago, and whatever is falling apart has come unglued only because those things are being replaced by people and things that are good for you.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): It feels good to be out of the woods, or finally done with things that were totally dragging you down. What's amazing is you were clueless as to how much of yourself got lost while life was harder than it had to be. It's even harder to believe that you were blind to the fact that you weren't there anymore. So much for what's over and done with; and a big "thank you" to whatever, or whoever, got you to see the light. You deserve a vacation or enough time to reconnect with the parts of yourself that disappeared while you were swimming upstream.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your life is dancing around a lightning bolt. How you manage to keep from being burned is beyond me. Moving in and out of your difficulties, you're like an artful dodger always one step ahead of whoever's got your number. I don't know how things work for you, but where I live, what goes around comes around. I could be wrong about this, but your story is such that those of you who have walked an integral line have nothing to fear — but if you've been cooking the books, schtupping the boss, or messing with the truth in any way, you will be called on it.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): This is one of those things that won't solve itself. You have finally reached the point where you are totally sure that it is no longer up to you to keep it together. The bigger question is: Where do you want to go from here? To spend too much time unraveling what went wrong keeps you stuck. When the ones who expect you to figure it all out for them refuse to take care of their own business, you have to ask yourself if your presence in this little soap opera is doing anyone any good. Keep that in mind. It's only a matter of time before you solve things by moving on.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): Dealing with others who have a hard time seeing things your way has made it hard to breathe freely in a set of circumstances that has been too tight for quite some time. You are smart enough to know which side your bread is buttered on. At the same time, there are moments when you wish you could just scream, or walk off the set and have someone else deal with it for a change. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. This one has just been renovated to include an off ramp that involves other people's changes making life much easier on you.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): I don't know how to put this into words. You guys have a weird array of stories going on that are bound to bring all of your hardest stuff back to the surface. Don't let me scare you into thinking you're up for a hard time. These things aren't half as difficult as they seem. Quite the contrary; where you flourish is within the tough stuff. It's your virtue to always know what to do when the going gets rough. Right now, what's not easy is the concept of change and the realization that all of your miracles are right at your fingertips, but they won't manifest till you get out of this box.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): After plowing through the wreckage of more than your share of stuff, the Eagle Scout in you is trying real hard to do the right thing. This may include redeeming yourself in ways that relate to your past, or paying the debts that you owe to other people. Your long-term plan has been whacked by the bigger picture. If your situation looks tense, ease up. When you're between a rock and a hard place, there is only one option. Those of you who have figured out how to turn into water are having an easier time getting through this test than those of you can't relax and be in the flow.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): You'd be OK with this if you had a better sense of where people are really coming from. It takes time to get to know anyone. You aren't street smart enough to be able to tell if your latest connection has anything to it. You know better than anyone that it's never a good policy to sell yourself short. Even at the risk of appearing to be a complete and total snob you'd be smart to remain as aloof as you can until they show you who they really are. If you get into this without taking their sincerity, and their credentials out for a test drive you could wind up in big trouble.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): You can't figure out why things are in such a big hurry to rearrange themselves. One day you're clear that everything's going to be all right, and the next day your perspective flips to the thought that it's all going down the drain. On top of this mental seesaw, all of a sudden the spiritual component has become a big feature in your reality. If it sounds strange to suggest that this would add to your confusion, you gotta figure that whenever we begin to go deeper into our purpose for being here, life is bound to open up a Pandora's Box of one thing after another.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): What seems to be a little more than you can handle isn't about to slow down. Things are picking up because the way is clear and there is very little interference blocking your plans. If your relationships are difficult, don't take it to mean that you have to do something about it. Everyone is re-evaluating their relationships. Yours is flexible enough to withstand whatever the problem is, and you are objective enough to know how much space to give it. As you keep things balanced, use your outer goals as a beacon to remind you that you are worth your weight in gold.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20): The need to keep every aspect of your life balanced includes the idea that you have to stop treating yourself like a machine. Secondary issues include the concept of boundaries in situations where others are totally invasive and up your butt, expecting you to do more, even when there's nothing left to work with. Hello? More than likely, you are totally cooked. What's on tap, after what appears to be more stress than usual, is the thought that there is light at the end of this tunnel, and a way to manage things that will make it easy for everyone to have what they want.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20): Before you go ahead with this, you better be damn sure you can handle it. The idea that it'll be easy to sell it or do it or create it is a naïve misconception. Many of you aren't well informed enough to be clear about what you're up against; some of you think that you're invincible. The other thing is you have lost sight of the fact that nothing goes in a straight line. If you think you've got this all figured out, you're about to find out that the gods have other plans. Expect a little more pressure, your share of doubts, and questions that beg you to face the music.

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