Love has many languages, definitions and types, its expression changing through a lifetime or even a day, as we'll learn with this Venus change. Venus in fiery Sagittarius featured passion, possibility and pursuit. But in the weeks to come, love will be more defined by proof than anything else. Without evidence, there is no love.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Though you can sometimes find it easy to derive joy from the small ordinary things, right now you're focused differently, so driven by your big goal that it will be constantly in mind, squeezing out all other considerations.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To measure the distance between where you are and where you want to be will be a recipe for discontent. Instead, you should determine the right direction, take a step and repeat.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Complaining is one way of figuring out what's working and what's not. But it's such an unattractive mode that it's better to do it in the confines of a private document than out loud. Vent in a journal. Then tinker around with solutions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's real potential in the current situation, but it may not be obvious. Ultimately, to have a grateful heart about the whole thing, you need to recognize what's in it for you. So what's interesting here? What's pleasing?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People have ideas and try to sell you on them. This goes on all day long and takes many forms — from advertisers to colleagues to family members. It's more or less a constant pitch. Get some quiet time tonight.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have a levelheaded view of fame. At some point, in order to move forward, you'll have to take credit and become known. But today you'll be able to accomplish many aims under the radar, an approach you'll much prefer.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's not a bad idea to rehearse before asking for what you want. What might be even more helpful is to do some deep thinking about how much you really want it and what you have to offer in exchange.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your idea of a perfect day has changed through the years. Actually, it's changed since yesterday! There are benefits to consciously updating your fantasy. It will help you get more of the good stuff into your day-to-day life.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're still not sure how hard you should be working at a certain goal, but it's pretty clear that this present amount isn't right. So mess around with your efforts. Experiment, with the aim of achieving a balance that works.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What you have in common with your loved ones won't be so important as what you don't. It's how you fill in each other's blanks that matters most to the outcome of the day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you count your blessings, certain items rise to the top — strokes of good fortune for which you'll be eternally grateful. When you dwell there, your joy multiplies.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A relationship takes a starring role without even showing up in the action of the day. The memory looms large, with an impact undeniable. Even so, recognize that this is merely an idea you're having, an idea that can change.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 3). You forget yourself, in a good way, losing the self-consciousness that kept you from pursuing your attractions and interests. Because what others think no longer matters so much, you're able to ask for greater emotional depth, compensation, beauty and more. Life improvements come via hard work and excellent mentorship. Virgo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 11, 14 and 27.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: It's true that Venus isn't exactly in her element when she traverses the practical realm of Capricorn, but there are definitely benefits to this transit. For starters, in the weeks to come, we all get a little better at differentiating between fantasy and reality, so it becomes easier to bring the most advantageous state of mind to the according scenario.
The idea will be reiterated by the new moon on Monday. Consider that the same fantasy can be beautiful or devastating, depending on one's approach. Approach the fantasy as though it's supposed to be real and it will fall short in all comparisons, leading to disappointment or even devastation. Approach the fantasy as a metaphor, a dreamscape or a playground and it can be a healthy escape.
Lunar New Year is Tuesday. In the Chinese zodiac, it will be the Year of the Earth Pig, an omen of abundance and stability. The intelligence of the pig plays into our future good fortune. Higher intelligence allows mental openness and more options. The better you know yourself, recognize where you are and understand what's good for you, the easier it will be to navigate the myriad choices ahead. Happy new year!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: From soap operas to the big screen, Isla Fisher is an Aquarius who takes her celebrity in stride, claiming to have a "laid-back attitude." Her chart says it's true. With her sun in witty, progressive Aquarius and her Mercury and Venus in down-to-earth Capricorn, Fisher's specialty is making sensible choices that she then has a blast executing. Look for her in the upcoming comedy "The Beach Bum."
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