Astrology

Your weekly horoscope: February 10 to 16 2019

What do the stars hold in store for you?

10 February 2019 - 00:00
By Linda Shaw
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AQUARIUS

20 January – 18 February

If there are changes to be made, now's the time. First is the social life, which is in need of a revamp. You've let weirdos float into your life because you couldn't be bothered to stop them - and now they've brought their cousins. Enough. You're not a railway station. There's fabulous prosperity on the horizon, but only if you're paying attention. Also, get your health back on track.

PISCES

19 February – 20 March

The planets want you happy and, for once, you couldn't care what anyone else thinks. Here's your chance to locate and befriend the Real You. Your love planet has moved into your bedroom, offering permission. You have a whole month to explore your options before being asked to explain yourself. Still, you may want to stick to the wholesome side of your conscience. Or not.

ARIES

21 March – 19 April

Feeling powerful and influential? Good. The planets need you at your most courageous, which means you're being taken seriously enough to merit pay increases, promotions and prizes. The more prosperous you seem, the more extraordinary you become. Use this energy to set up financial systems that work for you. Not everyone is naturally efficient, so find something that requires minimum effort.

TAURUS

20 April – 20 May

It's back to your beautiful, charming, immaculate self. Hold back on the excesses if you can. There's no need to iron the coat hangers before opening the door. Remember, other people's standards are - by definition - far less exacting than yours. You're not responsible for everyone else's happiness. Besides, by Thursday, you'll be tough enough to remind them who's in charge. You are.

GEMINI

21 May – 20 June

Fascinating times. A lover turns the tables on you, inspiring a display of all those pent-up feelings you've been hiding from. Don't be ashamed. Emotional outpourings are merely the result of too much unnecessary toughness. Cheer up - an unexpected windfall will help you out of a jam. Use it for something grown up. Like paying bills. You might even have enough to take a day off.

CANCER

21 June – 22 July

Is the family driving you crazy with its demands? That's okay. Give it all you've got so you'll feel good about yourself when the burdens shift later in the month. No point arguing. You were born to help as long as you take care of yourself first. Use those five spare moments to glance smugly at the career. Now there's a place where your talents are being recognised. Decide where you'd like to go now.

LEO

23 July – 22 August

Just because you've got some money doesn't necessarily mean there's an endless supply. So while there's no need to scrimp, have some respect for what you're buying. You have a way of acquiring things just so you can hand over wads of money. Look for a cheaper way to play house. And save the extras for those generous gestures you so love to be a part of.

VIRGO

23 August – 22 September

There are just a few more weeks before a planetary shift into an extraordinary new seven-year cycle. Use this time to charm the business partners and have some fun with your love. Spare time will be off the list after March. So plant seeds, make plans, and collapse on the couch whenever you get the chance. If there's any spare cash, invest in something that feels right.

LIBRA

23 September – 22 October

Been arguing with yourself again? Churning up that ulcer with your carefully hidden rages and a seeming inability to make decisions? Stop trying to see the bigger picture. Take one detail at a time and deal with that. Remind yourself that there's only so much you can do. The world won't collapse if you take an hour off. And you're much more likely to make smart decisions if you're relaxed. Take a walk.

SCORPIO

23 October – 21 November

If all those relationships you've worked so hard on are driving you crazy, it's probably because you're still only skimming the surface. So yes, while it takes courage to let someone in, there's a lot more to be gained than lost. Even so, try to keep finances separate. If necessary, get someone in to mediate. You don't want to mess up a beautiful friendship with talk of money. Focus on love.

SAGITTARIUS

22 November – 21 December

Mystifying times lie ahead. The most potent planets are demanding real changes before they leave you alone. People and things will be taken from you until you can figure out what's important. But wonderful surprises will replace them. This is a crucial time in your life, but you're not alone. The energies are with you. Make sure you know what you want. Because you'll get it.

CAPRICORN

22 December – 19 January

That mad desire to be surrounded by glamour and style could result in a spending spree you'll regret. Focus on your natural gift for decoration and make the improvements yourself. You'll also discover a talent for diplomacy and fairness, which you can quickly use to fix old misunderstandings. This is the perfect time to make friends. But you will have to listen to what they're saying.