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Horoscope: The February Forecast
[02/01/2003] [Sage]

General Forecast for February 1 - March 1, 2003.

For Everyone, February is very much about money and the things you value. You want things far more than usual, but your ability to handle finances is also fuzzier than normal this month. It takes greater effort than usual not to spend everything in your wallet. Are you current on bills? Are you sure? There’s a tremendous amount of positive energy out there to make some cash, and the best way to tap into it may be through doing something entirely different. Be careful of heightened sensitivity to alcohol and other mind-altering substances. Also throughout February, we’ll all have a tendency to approach life from a defensive posture. Be aware of selfishness getting in the way of relationships, and unneeded walls giving the appearance that people are hiding something. Truth is, right now we all have to work harder to get our needs met.

Bards and Provincial Leaders, you’re a talkative lot to begin with, but this month your mouth will run away with you. There is no stopping your need to communicate the torrent of ideas you’re having, but you really must remember to listen to others’ feedback. If you don’t, don’t be surprised by a public reprimand.

Warriors, Paladins, Anti-Paladins, and everyone who fights hard, be aware of a greater than usual risk of injury--and not the basic amtgard bruises and scratches, either. This is about taking a hit that becomes a chronic structural issue (like knees, elbows, and ribs going out and continuing to bother you for the rest of your life). Veteran fighters, this goes double for you: Wear your mechs and protect your joints!

Healers shall be in high focus this month, with perhaps more being expected of you than you are prepared for (and not just because of oldtimers getting hurt). You will be visible—even when in concealment, which puts you in unnecessary danger. Be extra sure you have capable people watching your back.

Mages can expect a month of dense fog clouding their perceptions, but also giving excellent ideas for creative new spell use. Just don’t expect them to turn out quite as intended…at least until we get much closer to Spring War (March 12-16).

Assassins, and you know who you are, will have better than average odds of remaining invisible this month, but if you get caught, oh my. Talk about slamming into the brick wall of justice…

Barbarians and All Monster Races, this month is your month. Rarely do you get to be outlandish with such grace, style, and official sanction—all at once! The greatest danger this month is taking things too far. It will feel lovely to push all those amtgard social boundaries…but going overboard will wreak a havoc that entirely destroys the fun.

Archers, Scouts, Druids, and Monks, now is not the time to seek the spotlight. You are best served by staying out of the way and tending carefully to business. You may find yourself in a period of inner discovery. For the moment, it’s best not to make yourself a target, whether by accident or antagonism.

Garbers and Artisans, be patient with new projects—give them time to gestate. Forcing them along is just a waste of good materials. Go slow, be sure of your plan, and allow yourself time to relax by doing something entirely different.

More than Just the Sun.

Ever read your horoscope in the paper and feel like it's always wrong? Well, in a way, it is. We each have all the planets and all the signs, they're just in different places depending on when we were born. When you have your natal chart done, you may find that you have a group of planets in one sign, and nothing at all but the Sun in your Zodiac Sign. When this happens, you will feel greater resonance with the group’s sign than the Sun’s. Also, if you were born on the cusp between signs, you have a blend of both types of ego (sun) energy. Remember, the best way to read your horoscope is always to read your Sun sign, Moon sign, and Ascendant (rising sign).

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): This month you’re graced with tremendous fiery energy. Be careful where you aim that flame, though. A little goes a long way. Issues about old authority figures stepping on your toes may burst to the surface. Try to heal the old hurt feelings instead of taking it out on others. It’s ok to need to feel appreciated, but don’t throw fits just to be noticed

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Get ready for a conflicted month, Taurus. On one hand, expect financial issues and sexual fireworks; on the other, prepare for challenges to your sense of self and a nebulous insecurity leading you to second guess yourself. The good news is that it will be easier than usual to resolve things by talking them out.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): You know that duality you’ve dealt with your whole life—where you always see both sides of an issue? Well, this month it will feel more like you versus an ever-present opponent who challenges your every move. The gift is a chance for greater understanding, if you give yourself time and space to think for a while. Travel will help you toward a new (and much needed) sense of perspective.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): This month the focus is on flexibility. People are expecting you to accommodate all kinds of conflicting problems, but no one bothers to ask if that’s okay with you. Be gentle with coworkers. It’s a tumultuous time, but patience and a helpful state of mind will go further than you can imagine. You may find healing in a relationship.

Leo (July 23-Aug 22): There is a great difference, this month, between your perceptions and the reality of your relationships. You dream brightly, and you project that dream (or fear) onto the people close to you—but they don’t understand your point of view. This is further complicated because the way you love is growing and changing dramatically. Let the change happen, but respect others’ boundaries in the process.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): Prepare for some significant parental conflict this month, Virgo. The old family support net is being revamped, and there is little you can do but adapt to the changes. Funnel excess energy into your job, but be careful of letting your attention slip. Daydreaming and high stress levels may get you injured.

Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22): You may find that this month is rife with arguments. Some are important, but most are just for the sake of arguing. Why? You’re charging ahead with assumptions based on one point of view. Slow down. Allow yourself to see the big picture. Try to mend an old squabble with a parent. Let creativity bring catharsis.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Expect changes in your personal finances and self-image this month. Whether for better or worse, there’s a lot of energy there to affect you, so be careful of the level of risk you accept. Also, trust your nesting instinct. Don’t hesitate to spend more time at home if you need it. Take the time to make the place your haven.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): This month you’re zipping through life at mach 3… but do you know where you’re going? Things in your life are changing dramatically, and the personal growth you’re doing is having real effect. It’s a safe bet, though, that old friends don’t yet know how to deal with the new you, and may hurt your feelings as you each learn to adapt.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): February is one of those times when things just come at you out of the blue. You may not understand the root causes, but you must adjust to the unexpected. Beware, also, of setbacks in your work environment, and use your communication skills to resolve issues before they get out of hand. Mediate conflicts.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): This month is very much about relationships, Aquarius. You shine like a blank movie screen, just waiting for others to project their hopes and fears onto you. Boundaries are difficult. Love is a push-pull between exuberant fantasy and hard-nosed reality. It may feel like you don’t quite have your feet under you. Relax into it, and remember that truth lies between the extremes.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): This month you find yourself dealing constantly with the world at large. Your career is moving, and you’re being seen by people who matter. Your relationship with authority figures is changing as you take on more responsibility for your life. You’re optimistic and well-disciplined, but be aware of your limits. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Questions about astrology? Sage may be contacted at sageness@texas.net

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