We’re in the homestretch of forming new grounds. Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, is stationary and direct from its five months retrograde in the sign of Taurus that created social, interpersonal and global shakeup. Mars, the war planet, is in Taurus just a few degrees away from Uranus, shoulder to shoulder and will bump heads, causing a bit of friction and inconsistency. Mercury’s shadow is in effect on the 15th, before we enter Mercury retrograde in Aquarius Jan 30. You may want to take a back seat for a minute, play a movie, get your body in motion, polish up your projects, watch a comedy show or watch the live view that’s unfolding in your neck of the woods, making way for a new outcome. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on the building the new.” Socrates

Capricorn: Expect a week of money-making business matters and conversations, networking instantaneously with the potential to grow your business to the next level this auspicious week. Concerns regarding obligations, perhaps separation and finances, will find you on the path of developing your true calling. Should there be any surprises or changes within your relationship, remember to remain calm, listen and review the details before making assumptions. Take a bit of precaution this week since there’s no need to rush. “Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.” Brian Tracy

Aquarius: Your mental and emotional energies are working collectively to bring a rush of information while implementing ways to develop areas within your character. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius is preparing you to review all that you initiated from late December until now. During this retrograde phase, make connections, tidy up and finish projects, or start a new adventure to prosper from the first and third week of March. It’s time to rise to the occasion. The stars are in your favor. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Unknown

Pisces: A spark of passion, inspiration and the determination to fulfill your dreams to finalize the last details of a trip, an event or project is in the making this week. Your siblings, friends, relatives and community will be of assistance to reach out if any help is necessary. Don’t stretch yourself out too thin, nor overwhelm yourself with heavy duties. Instead, respect your limits and your boundaries as well as those of others. Your generous smile is contagious and serves as a mirror reflection igniting others to smile. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

Aries: The energy this week can swing in so many directions, from problem-solving, heal-thy-self, branding, marketing or promoting. Are you a problem in a situation presently? Take a deep breath before you blame or ram your way into a circumstance that may backfire on you. Patience is a virtue. Also, double-check your part to see if you’ve held up your end of the bargain. Schedule a therapeutic session to relax your mind, body and spirit to feel reawakened. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

Taurus: This is an exuberant burst of “I’m feeling good,” a great and marvelous week. Put your best foot forward, or show your best profile if you’re posing for a picture or a photoshoot while staying in the rhythm of the week. Work and the home should be easy-going, with the inclination of your profession. Besides, meeting and greeting new people may expand your reputation while polishing your craft. You may join a class or bump into a mentor of some kind to aid you on your journey. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs

Gemini: The water current flows in one direction while the air is blowing in another direction, making it a bit complicated to reach a firm decision and approach to situations. Concentrate on the whole plan instead of a part of the task, and it’s no shortcuts this time. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and Virgo, suggests it’s best to allow issues to sail through until after Mercury retrograde ends to receive a clear picture, as well as a continuation of your mission. It would be best to comprehend something once all the facts are discovered, so lighten up a bit. Sit back and enjoy the ride. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

Cancer: If you don’t have the right key to unlock the door or come from a place of truth, then the door may remain closed within your relationship, even within your chakras. They say the last generation is an improvement from the previous. What areas have you improved upon or have you improved from last year until now? If not, make the necessary changes and get on with life and live in this very moment as you read this. The goal is to feel alive, to be free to do what makes you happy. If so, do you see the progress and the change within you? That is the question! “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Leo: When the sun reflects on the water, the sun can eventually warm it, similar to simmering water on a stove. Things are heating up beside your dreams. Visions are high this month, giving you a boost of inspiration to continue reaching for the outcome you prefer. Enjoy the new unique people you’re being connected with and any groups with a change of direction regarding business matters. Continue making adjustments to your plans as you begin to approach the end of the month when the energy changes from rapid down to wait-and-see. Now is the time that you take the initiative to follow your passion. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” Hasidic proverb

Virgo: The seeds you planted last September are in the process of being watered and nurtured while speaking love and light to your project. Do you need to reevaluate your schedule to reflect or tweak it here and there to be sure it’s a go or not? When people change how they feel about something, their behavior and attitude change causing astronomical baby steps results. Utilize the Aquarian energy to re-brand, refocus and reposition yourself to see the changing ebb and flow occurring right before your eyes. “Creativity is intelligence and having fun.” Albert Einstein

Libra: Leave your issues at the door and your place of work. Say and display only what you know rather than getting into gossip. It’s best to address the issue directly. Besides, enjoy the active social week that may be happening within your community. You may want to do some form of online vending as an option to expand your products and services. A sense of healing may occur within your relationship, especially with children, spouses or family members, to solve any unresolved matters and concerns. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” Don Zimmer

Scorpio: People are talking, perhaps wanting to visit you or needing your advice. Trim down the fat in your finances. Your body may be sending you signals putting you on notice to attend to particular areas of your body. A rub-down, a massage, bending or stretching here and there should help relieve any tensions, and maybe in the meantime, make an appointment with the doctor. Cover up your airways and excuse yourself from anyone who wants to push their agenda on you or invade your space. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

Sagittarius: This is a beautiful week to showcase your skills, to join a group, a class, a mentorship program, or study a particular field while making a name for yourself. People in high places are ordinary people within your community who may want to connect with you or give you feedback on the information you’ve provided. Let it rip this week, as the data that comes and goes can be quite valuable. Relatives may have a dispute with you or need help solving a situation. Your vitals should be operating on a higher vibration to increase the momentum in your plans. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” John Wooden