by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Current influences encourage wishful thinking. So, much as you might want an arrangement to be a certain way, you should probably still take a good look around (especially at the cast of characters) and see the actual lay of the land. Additionally, it's tempting to decide that something is a certain way just because you say so, so keep an eye on that tendency.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: If your patience with personal, emotional, romantic, or living arrangements is in shards, then even the dedicated efforts of the king's horses and men - notwithstanding the promised whopping bonus - are unlikely to successful re-glue it. Still, given your penchant for sticking to your story (or sticking it out no matter what), this actually frees you up to seek the alternate set-ups that you've been dreaming about.

Aries Sunday, February 01, 2015
The likelihood of success is high, provided you can cultivate the patience to gently but firmly bring somebody around to your viewpoint. Just keep in mind that the chief drawback to an ultimatum-filled dialogue or exchange is that it can mobilize individuals who are focused on something else entirely by giving them something specific to resist.
Taurus Sunday, February 01, 2015
The people around you (friends, lovers, colleagues) would like to help the cause - they just might not know (okay, be utterly clueless about) how to best go about it. Happily, CEO Venus conjoining Neptune is on the case, offering another opportunity to give them explicit instructions regarding their roles - or what you'd like their roles to be.
Gemini Sunday, February 01, 2015
As charming Venus connects with perceptive Neptune, further definition and direction to an outstanding romantic, career or social matter should be provided. So stand by with open eyes and ears, and remember when trying to integrate this info that following your heart (and your instincts) is always preferable to overriding or disregarding it.
Cancer Sunday, February 01, 2015
Those ideas for broadening your base, expanding your range or relocating to foreign parts are worth pursuing (or investigating further) as Venus and Neptune connect. However: Should your colleagues, friends or nearest and dearest not be as quick to see their beauty and positively reinforce them as they ought, give 'em time to come around.
Leo Sunday, February 01, 2015
This message is being sponsored by the connection between Venus and Neptune: Cross your fingers, zip your lips and have faith that the people with whom you're involved will do the right thing. Truly, you've said your piece so many times that if they don't know or get it by now, repeating yourself probably won't make a difference.
Virgo Sunday, February 01, 2015
You are cordially invited to assess how you really feel about a relationship or partnership set-up. Venus, the planet of hearts and flowers, is uniting with Neptune, the planet of perception, and the outcome of their meeting could assist you in clarifying where you want to go with a particular association, and who you want to bring along.
Libra Sunday, February 01, 2015
Simply assume that you've been heard, and that the interested parties got the message and will hold up their end of the bargain, rather than micromanaging the event or relationship. Supervisor Venus and nebulous Neptune are holding hands, suggesting that a little benign neglect will go a long way towards yielding you exactly what you want.
Scorpio Sunday, February 01, 2015
Amorous and harmonious Venus is having an intimate tete-a-tete with Neptune, the planet of intuition, affording you considerable insight as to where you should direct your efforts (or energy) to get the biggest bang for your buck. Therefore, this is an excellent moment to determine who you are and what you really want out of an arrangement.
Sagittarius Sunday, February 01, 2015
Insight about the most efficient approach for managing affairs de coeur or domestic, family or real estate matters is provided by the merger of Venus, the planet of lovey-dovey, and Neptune, the planet of imagination. Of course the next step will be acting on these data, but as the saying goes, "nothing ventured, nothing gained."
Capricorn Sunday, February 01, 2015
Thanks to the connection between creative Venus and murky Neptune, family, friends or your inner circle are either going to be very clear or very confusing, and you'll likely have to employ a number of brain cells trying to discern whose information can be relied on and whose should be blithely ignored. Friendly strategy suggestion: Humor will help.
Aquarius Sunday, February 01, 2015
Thanks to security-conscious Venus converging with perceptive Neptune, there could be decided clarity over the ups downs, ins and outs of a proposed creative, romantic or business arrangement or financial transaction. Accumulate as much info as you can, and then take it back to your lair for analysis, sifting and further discussions with your assorted brilliant companions.
Pisces Sunday, February 01, 2015
Because Venus, the planet of values, and King Neptune, the planet of reality are joining forces, your sense of what will work out or suit you is especially attuned. Nevertheless, convincing the relevant parties that you know of what you speak (or to fall in line with your program right this sec) may still entail an extra dollop of your extreme persuasiveness and charm.