Astrology for week of February 22, 2013

TIP FOR THE WEEK: This is a good week for contemplation rather than for action.

galaxy NGC 7090 370 (photo credit: NASA/Reuters)
galaxy NGC 7090 370
(photo credit: NASA/Reuters)
TIP FOR THE WEEK: This is a good week for contemplation rather than for action.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! A busy week is in store for you and the more organized you are right now, the better. So many things are happening at once, both professionally as well as personally, and it will take all your willpower to keep an even keel and remain calm. Try to avoid any major purchases for the next few weeks. What looks like a bargain today could turn out to be a disaster later. 
HINT: Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to stay on a healthy eating plan or physical activity, you will be much more successful next month.
For the next few weeks you will be spending a great deal of time, effort and possibly even money trying to unravel a problem from your past. Getting angry and upset will only be a waste of time and energy, whereas an open and honest discussion with an expert will quickly put you back on track. There are too many emotions involved for you to be completely rational, so wait a bit, bide your time, and then make your move. 
HINT: Pay close attention to the advice given by a friend living far away. 
Frustrated that you don’t have nearly enough spare time or money to socialize as you would wish you could discover this week that you feel fragile and rather vulnerable. Don’t let a momentary lapse of optimism force you to see the glass half empty. Your life is definitely moving in the right direction and even though it may be progressing at a snail’s pace you are certainly ahead of where you were even a few months ago. 
HINT: You are a good friend and know the value of friendship, and the contacts you make over the next few months will help lighten your mood.
Everything concerned with your career and ego seems to be under question, as you feel you have not only lost your direction, but also the strength needed to forge ahead. This is a good time for taking a step back and reassessing your situation; for reevaluating your relationships and finally, for rectifying a mistake you made that needs addressing. Financially you continue watching your bank balance, but don’t expect any major breakthroughs in the coming weeks. 
HINT: Time spent with a Sagittarius will be highly entertaining.
For quite awhile you have been ignoring your own needs in order to bolster a family member, or two, who have turned to you in their moment of stress. The time has come for you to take your life back and enjoy working on projects which bring you personal joy, for socializing with people who are interesting and intelligent and for getting back down to basics. Due to clever planning, you are now much more solvent than you were a few months ago and can begin to put money aside for a major vacation this year. 
HINT: Be patient with an earth sign. They mean well, but are simply too grounded right now.
This is a good time for taking control of your resources and finances. The more aware you are of your situation, the easier it will be to move forward with your pans when the time comes. Not necessarily a control freak, you do need to feel that you are in the driver’s seat and not a victim of chance or circumstance. A conversation with a person you respect could have an interesting and unexpected result, so keep your wits about you and don’t commit to anything you are not completely sure of. 
HINT: This is a time of endings and beginnings; of reaching the next plateau and for moving closer to your goal.
Being right isn’t enough these days and if you can’t be flexible, then at least be silent. Your ability to see all the minor details could cause tension between yourself and your partner and/or mate and the best thing to do is take a step back and keep yourself busy with other things. If you are very clever you may be able to avoid a conflict which, this time you will not win! Monday and Tuesday are good days for taking care of personal matters, so set some time aside from your busy schedule. 
HINT: An honest discussion with a water sign is preferable to waiting to see if they understand what you are thinking.
You have been so brave for so long and soon you will see that all your hard work has been worthwhile. The people you have met along the way have opened doors, brought you joy and broadened your vistas. Soon the time will be right for you to repay a favor or two. Not all the people you counted on stood up to the test. As difficult as it has been, it is good to know where you stand and who you can trust and rely on. Financially, things are still a bit problematic, so be careful of unnecessary spending. 
HINT: Good week for doing something special for someone you really care about.
When in doubt, trust your intuition and you won’t go wrong. So much is happening right now and you may find it difficult to wade through all the paperwork and fine print. There are one or two people you can turn to who will help you clear things up. All you have to do is ask. Someone who used to be close to you is in need of a shoulder to lean on but before you offer yours make sure you can take it back when the time comes. 
HINT: Professionally, do what you do best and you will not err. Your experience coupled with your compassion will take you far this week.
The feeling of being caught between your professional commitments and your personal obligations is not new, but right now you need to put more effort into your family. Since there are not nearly enough hours in the day try to allot some of the work to a person you trust and come home early a night or two to be with your loved ones. Money and finances are not the problem they were and if you continue with your plans soon you should be back in the black and moving towards achieving your main goal. 
HINT: An open discussion with an air sign will help you see things from a much different perspective.
Over the past few months you have enlarged your circle of friends and for the first time in quite awhile you actually look forward to going to work. The level of cooperation and sharing is such that everyone looks good and you are beginning to realize that you can be a leader and still maintain your position on the team. As the weeks progress you can begin taking steps toward joining a gym or signing up for a course or two you have been interested in. The combination of mental challenges plus physical exercise will be perfect for your needs. 
HINT: Time spent with a parent will be great fun so pick up the phone.
Although you are managing to stay well within your budget, you feel frustrated that you don’t have much left over at the end of the month. Rather than feeling depressed, be proud that you are managing and know that in the months to come your financial situation will definitely improve and the change will be exactly what you need to feel more secure and happy. Your friends and family are a constant source of support and will always be there for you as you are for them. 
HINT: Your co-workers and employer are well aware of your work ethics and how much you add to the team.