Weekly Horoscopes for February 12 to 18

Aries

You'll be super-busy Monday and Tuesday, but it will all come out successfully. Recruitment and strategic planning are activities that will be especially fruitful. Put the brakes on in a big way midweek - there's hidden problems that will trip you up if you're moving at full speed. Try to conserve your resources as much as possible. Things pick up in a big way Friday and you'll be able to bust out of any rut you find yourself in. The good energy should last through Saturday, so keep at work if you feel the need.

Taurus

Your close coworkers might seem to be going out of their way to mess with your head early in the week. Try not to let them bug you, and focus on customer service if possible. Team-building exercises will go well midweek, especially if they're future-oriented. Planning and strategic brainstorming will be worthwhile. Slow down the pace on Friday - you'll need to go over every decision twice before okaying it, and maybe three or four times for financial decisions. The weekend will be nice and relaxing, even if you work.

Gemini

Early this week, someone new (a customer or coworker) will breeze by and drop a new idea on your desk that will blow you away. Don't sit on it - put it into action immediately and you'll start reaping big rewards. Wednesday and Thursday will be buzzing with activity; try to focus on the creative side of things and you'll produce good results. Reach out to your peers on Friday and make sure you're all on the same page. See if you can get buy-in from your toughest customers, as the timing will be right.

Cancer

Financial issues will be important on Monday and may extend through Tuesday. You will need to be more flexible than usual if you want to handle them in a timely and appropriate fashion. The fires should be out by midweek, and you'll be able to work on personnel issues - team building and morale will be easy for you if you apply your intuitions to the work. Take all the time you need to finish your tasks on Friday. You might be tempted to sneak out early, but you'll need to finish everything on your pile.

Leo

You might be temporarily stumped by the behavior of coworkers or rivals, but a little patience will help you find the solution - it will require a little lateral thinking. Midweek you'll need to be careful in financial transactions. Not only will you need to make sure you're getting the most for the buck, but you'll need to ensure that all parties leave the table emotionally satisfied. Friday is a free day for you; you'll have a great time with any task and spread a little goodwill everywhere you go.

Virgo

When everything changes on Monday or Tuesday, try to hold your tongue and reserve your criticism until it's clear that you're speaking for a majority. It will be hard to restrain yourself, but worth it in the long run. It could be that you're one of the only people able to work through the disruptions midweek, but don't about holding the place together; other folks can't help it at the moment. You'll get the credit on Friday when business as usual starts to return to the workplace. The weekend will be relaxing, and even rejuvenating if you let yourself go.

Libra

You might be the only one having fun Monday, so don't flaunt it. A private smirk while everyone else is running around panicking won't lose you any friends - and if you step up and lend a hand, you might come across as a hero. Think small midweek; you'll have a lot to take care of and you won't have the time or energy to devote to long-range planning. Focus on your work relationships Friday and maybe through the weekend. Networking will be worth your time if you throw yourself into it.




Scorpio

There's trouble in paradise, and you've got to be the one to deal with it forcefully. Dissension in the ranks, backbiting, gossip - something is bubbling up from the people you work with. You'll need to organize the negotiations that will bring everyone together again. By midweek you should have found a good solution, or at least started down the road toward peace. Friday will be great for starting new projects or systems that will ensure tranquility in the future. Try to lie low over the weekend. You deserve a good long break.

Sagittarius

Monday and Tuesday are great for strategic brainstorming and communication. Get the whole team together for a think-fest and see what comes out of it. Make sure there're plans to act quickly. Slow down midweek and let others take the initiative. Temporarily giving up control will free you to do more important work - or just rest. The creative fires will be burning on Friday and might carry you through half the weekend before you realize how hard you've been working. Take at least one day for some quality time on your own or with family.

Capricorn

Financial planning and strategy will be very important to you early in the week, even if you don't realize it at first. Do what you can to guide the thinking of your business in a conservative direction. Midweek will see your work style relatively untouched by the madness that will seem to seize more of your peers. Try to concentrate on meeting your own milestones first, then helping others. You might have a conflict between your home and work lives on Friday or Saturday, so be ready to placate both sides.

Aquarius

You'll bound into the workplace on Monday full of energy and seized with a new vision for how to do business. Make sure to get other people on your side before taking off - you'll need a whole team to help implement the new strategy. Be careful with finances and assets midweek, or you might end up overplaying your hand and needing to play some serious catch-up through the rest of the year. Friday will bring the one idea you need to help you move toward success, but you'll need to keep working at it through the weekend.

Pisces

Start the week slowly, even though the pace of change is rapid. Your first inclination will be to help people adjust, but make sure to focus on your own tasks first. Midweek you'll know exactly what needs to happen, even if most of your coworkers are deeply confused. Spread the word - people will listen to you, and you'll attract some positive attention from above. Friday might be a little confusing for you, so try to take your time with communication so you say exactly what you mean to. Things will get better by Sunday at the latest.