Feb. 6-12, 2012: If you're feeling somewhere between a whole lot of frustration and depression and the weight of the world on your shoulders, you're not alone. Whether it's people or situations that have been driving you mad, face the facts: this kind of energy is clearly not a good place to be. No excuses needed, you could be feeling this way just because you got up on the wrong side of the bed. The best thing you can do this week is head for the gym and concentrate on weight lifting and anything else that will tire you to the point of making your muscles hurt. At least you'll have a good reason to complain.
The pressure may be on you this week, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Step up your game and meet your responsibilities. If you've been slacking off on the job or at home, that line "you could be replaced" might point a finger at you. On the other hand, try to get some additional rest on Wednesday if you're dragging a bit. Sometimes, you just need it. Sudden spice might be in mind on Friday and Saturday when a certain hottie catches your eye. At least try to put the brakes on a little so you don't act love-starved. That could make the difference between a one-night stand and holding the promise of tomorrow.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, an increase in actual conversation can happen this week. The question is whether you're really interested in what's being said, or you have to make like you do. Tuesday's Full Moon can get a bit heavy especially when the banter seems to take a turn for the much more serious side. Don't make light of it. If the topic is heavier than you'd like, consider the feelings of the person who's saying it. There could be an important lesson you need to hear--or it could be that it's time to say goodbye. Value who is doing the communicating, and both of you can come out winners.
Young is the author of the upcoming book, Italian Butterfly's Snail's Pace Astrology. Watch for a new COSMOS every Monday on ShoutOutHealth.com!