Georgia Nicols Horoscopes Feb. 2 – Feb. 8, 2012

This is definitely a week when willingness to compromise will go a long way to smoothing out difficulties.

  • Feb. 2, 2012 8:00 a.m.

All Signs: This week there is a Full Moon in Leo. It will be a strong Full Moon because Leo is a Fixed Sign, along with Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs have expectations and are not easy to budge! This quality manifests in the Full Moon energy as well. This is definitely a week when willingness to compromise will go a long way to smoothing out difficulties. And why wouldn’t we want to make difficulties smoother? Smooth is easy; difficult is tough. Sure, it’s character building, but give me smooth every time. When it comes to character Thomas Jefferson said it best: “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” (Character is character. You can’t make a crab walk straight.)

Aries March 21-April 19

The Full Moon this week might agitate romantic relationships or social occasions. It could bring stress to sports events and relationships with children. Keep this in mind when you’re enjoying entertaining diversions, the arts, musical performances, the theatre, sports or situations where you want to have fun. There will be a subtle challenge! Something will be ajar. Fortunately, Full Moon tension lasts for only 48 hours (approximately). Enjoy the company of others, but at all times be aware your patience and diplomacy might be tested. (Will Rogers said diplomacy is the art of saying “nice doggie” until you can find a rock.)

Taurus April 20-May 20

You are a Fixed Sign (don’t worry, you can have kids) and the Full Moon in Leo this week is in a Fixed Sign, which means you’ll feel the energy of this Full Moon more than other Full Moons. It’s as if the brakes are on. People are rigid and unrelenting. You might face tough choices between the demands of career, family and your public life versus the demands of home, family and your personal life. You’re torn in two directions. You can’t keep everyone happy. Well, it’s true, you can’t keep everyone happy. Lincoln’s saying about “fooling the people” applies to pleasing them as well: You can please all the people some of the time, and you can please some of the people all the time, but you can’t please all the people all the time.

Gemini May 21-June 20

The energy of the Full Moon this week is accident prone for your sign, so be careful. Think before you speak and act, which includes driving, jogging and walking. Accidents don’t have to occur but they will if you’re emotionally distracted or upset. Therefore, be cool. And remember: It’s hard to keep your shirt on if you have to get something off your chest. Speaking of which, did you know the sign Gemini rules the hands, arms, lungs and chest area? This is why many Gemini people are barrel chested and (considering the lungs) extremely talkative! Yada yada yada.

Cancer June 21-July 22

The Full Moon in this week will intensify areas of your life involved with money and cash flow. You might be more concerned than usual about how to earn money. Similarly, you might be more concerned than usual about how to divide money or deal with shared possessions or jointly-held property. You have to face someone head on even though their values are very different from your values. (Everyone thinks their own values are best. In fact, if you ask a roomful of people how many think they are good drivers, everyone will raise their hand!) It was ever thus. This Full Moon tension subsides by the end of the week

Leo July 23-Aug 22

The only Full Moon in your sign all year takes place this week. (Break out the bubbly!) In truth, every Full Moon can create tension with partners and close friends for the person of that particular sign. This is because each Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and Moon, which is an opposition of female and male energy. (And we know the e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.) So you cannot escape this. The tension will be there. But you can choose how to go with it. It’s up to you. Let’s face it – you are a regal, royal sign. This is an opportunity (if not a responsibility) to be generous and cut others some slack. Take the high road because anything less is beneath you.

Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22

The Full Moon this week is taking place in a secret, hidden part of your chart. (Twilight Zone riff here.) This is why you might feel unusual impulses being stirred up within you, because they are! Since this could be emotionally confusing for you, in turn it could create difficulties with co-workers or even your approach to a particular job you’re doing. (“I’m melting! I’m melting!”) Of course, you can cope with this beautifully. Just be aware that some kind of tension is triggering things in your subconscious, and this is why you’re sucking your thumb on the bus on the way to work in the morning. (Not recommended.)

Libra Sept 23-Oct 22

Difficulties with friends, especially in group situations, might arise due to the tension caused by the Full Moon this week. Female acquaintances, again in group situations, might be your most challenging encounters. At another level, some kind of agitation could prompt you to change your goals for the future. You might think to yourself, “I can’t do that,” or alternatively, “I can do this!” (A major factor in achieving any goal is your headspace and your belief that you can do it, no question. How else can one explain the success of people like Paris Hilton who had to struggle for everything they got?) Romantic tension is also possible, plus parents might feel tension with kids. Everything is mellow by the end of the week.

Scorpio Oct 3-Nov 21

There are four Fixed Signs and you are one of them. Whenever the Full Moon occurs in a Fixed Sign, you feel it more than other signs. That’s what’s happening this week. This Full Moon creates a classic dilemma where you will feel torn between career and family, i.e. your public life versus your private life. Quite likely, something will throw you into a high viz situation this week where people in authority will notice you. Be aware of this. Don’t let people who have influence over your life see you lose your cool. Actually, fair Venus guarantees fun and flirtatious escapes. This Full Moon is nothing you can’t handle. Walk tall.

Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21

Like Gemini (your opposite sign) you might find this particular Full Moon is an accident-prone time for you. You’re eager to travel and enlighten others about your plans. You’re busy with short trips. You’ve got places to go, things to do, people to see. All this activity plus busy errands accelerates your daily pace, but you love it. You’re also focused on redecorating or tweaking your digs to make things look more attractive. (Home Sweet Home.) Therefore, don’t be distracted by arguments with siblings, relatives and neighbours. Put a lid on things. You don’t have time to argue with others. Furthermore, you need this like a fish needs a bicycle

Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19

Certain financial issues might come to a head this week. They could be related to your earnings, your job, something you own, or something you share with others like jointly-held property or the joint responsibility for someone or something. (This covers a lot of territory!) You see now that something has to be done, and you are the likely person to resolve things. Small wonder, considering your excellent organizational skills and endurance when it comes to hard work. (“Work! The bane of the drinking class.”)  After this Full Moon is finished, difficulties with taxes, debt, inheritances and shared property might be better resolved. (Yay! A light at the end of the tunnel that isn’t a train.)

Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18

Aquarius is the opposite sign of Leo. You are two ends of the same blank. Since every Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and Moon, it follows that the Full Moon in Leo this week (the only one all year) is taking place directly opposite your sign. This is bound to create tension and potential conflict with partners and close friends. No way around it. Therefore, whatever happens in large measure will depend upon your tolerance, patience and ability to deal with the situation, no? Furthermore, friendship is very important to you. Obviously, an easy-going, friendly attitude will serve you well now. Don’t be quick to take offense. Not even a tiny gate.

Pisces Feb 19-March 20

Health issues could become a concern this week. Yet, ironically, by the end of the week the same health issues might diminish or even disappear. This increase of intensity followed by a release of the problem might also apply to your situation at work. It is the natural rhythm of every Full Moon. Therefore, don’t get your belly in a rash about anything this week because everything will likely be resolved by the end of the week. Be patient. Mars opposite your sign now tempts you to find fault with close friends and partners. This, however, will not disappear in a week. But it will certainly give you gumption and resolve!