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For The Week Of February 9-15, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

We all need to fall off the wagon sometimes, because no one is perfect and because it feels good. Yes, this week will bring the downfall of something that will irritate, but it won’t kill you. So, move it along fast with going all out decadent this week to clean it out of your system. After enough purging, you’ll have earned your stripes to get back on the pony.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Friendships can emerge in funny places, as you’ll see what sprouts out from underneath you this week, giving you reason to pause and wonder where you are. Sure, this might be confusing to you, but whatever the case, know the outcome is pleasant and you should take this as your lesson that the world hasn’t completely gone to hell yet.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

There’s a fine line in balancing your private life and your career, and as the responsibilities get more intense, it’ll make life more hectic than it’s been in a while. The demands will come in from everywhere, with an ability to blindside you into total bitchdom. Whatever. Take this as a hint of where your true priorities lie and proceed accordingly.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Not all that you see is what is happening. This week, a major spiritual turn of events is on the agenda and could have you rethinking your plans in life. Thankfully, the switch up will be for the better and bring in that much needed inspiration that’ll give you a push towards a better life, one in which you finally feel as if your connecting to something or someone of a higher level.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

It’s hard to tell what happens in that scheming little mind of yours and this week, it’ll be the most intense. However, if you want to seize the power and get extra insight on that certain someone you’ve been dangling close to your heart, then make that move to turn up the heat. Intimacy in on the menu and it’ll be up to you to place that order.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Your relationship woes will be getting intense as the negotiations continue and have you fuming out your ears. However, this is all necessary to start shaping the life and love you want, all be it with or without the current state of affairs. Realize at the end of the day, the only thing you should know is compromising your own happiness is not an option.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Just because you love someone, doesn’t mean you always have to give into their needs, as if they are more important than you. Sure, be nice and offer help when asked, but don’t give yourself over like you are some slave, because when it comes down to it, you’re only asking to be traveling on a one way street with behaviors like that.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Just when you think you found someone that rocks your world, you discover another side to him that has you feeling as if you might have had a temporary loss of judgment and needing to find the exit door fast. Whatever. Screw the guilt and run while you still have a chance of being written off as nuts. After all, you have the rep of fleeting love affair master to uphold.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Screw bureaucracy and any sort of rules that hold you back. You know you don’t have to follow the pack and the only reason you do is because you’re lazy. You owe it to yourself and humanity to share your precious ideas, so shake up your foundations and lay your ideals on harder surfaces. Time to live out louder.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You might have a bigger mouth than most, but being louder doesn’t automatically make you right. This time around, be a sweetie and ask before sharing too many of your opinions, as some things are just better left unsaid. Yes, your best bet to turn it out with that special someone is to assume the role of supporting cast, rather than the star.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A breakthrough with money issues with your baby is coming and it’ll put you both on a whole new playing field, as you will be able to open up to a new level of trust you didn’t think could happen. Seems there is more to your relationship that just sex and codependence, as you’ll find your logic works just as succinctly.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

An offer is coming that’ll be hard to resist, but unfortunately it’ll mean sacrificing something else in your life that you cherish. As this decision puts you firmly on the fence, don’t be hasty in making decisions, as making the wrong choice will breed much bitterness. While there isn’t an easy solution, there is one that can work if you give it time to emerge.

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Over half of the women in America are livin’ single. It’s an amazing statistic that shows just how far women have come in the past few decades. We’re not waiting around for a white wedding to jump start our lives anymore. After the jump, tell us what you aspire to in the 21st century. Keep reading »

Ask The Astrosexologist: Naughty Sag Bored By Leo Boyfriend

I need your help, I’m a Sagittarius (11/23/88) and my boyfriend is a Leo (07/30/89). He’s a really nice guy and he gets along very well with my family, but I feel like he lets people tread all over him. His mom uses him and treats him like a stepchild, and he just takes it. She’s never encouraged him to go to college, and she never motivates him to be better. I’m tired of him being a momma’s boy.

I’m also tired of being the only person encouraging him to do something for himself. I help my mom by babysitting for my siblings, while I also have two jobs, go to school part time, and study for exams; I don’t have time for a loser BF. He does nothing with his life, so we never have anything to talk about. And then there’s our sex life. I feel like an idiot when I’m trying to talk dirty. He’s quiet ALL the time, even in the middle of sex, and it’s always the same two positions. Our sex life is boring, despite the fact that I try so hard by wearing sexy and provocative things. He won’t even spank me! I just don’t know if I should stay with Mr. Nice Guy. – Ms. Naughty Girl Keep reading »

Dating Detox: I Took A 3-Year Break From Men

When you hear the word “detox” all sorts of things come to mind: spas, juice fasts, colonics, rehab centers. People enter detoxification programs to rid their bodies of toxins, lose a little weight, maybe look and feel better about the damage they’ve done to their bodies. Detoxifications are done when you eat too many chips, drink too many drinks, do too many drugs. But how do you detoxify from poor love decisions? Is there a Promises out there for people who have had one toxic relationship after another? How do you take the damage done from too many bad relationships to enable a fresh start? Keep reading »

Have A Killer Valentine’s Day

I’m already a fan of the strange creature art made by LA-based artist Liz McGrath — and I love this weirdly special, customized Valentine’s Day gift that she’s selling in her online store. If you want to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day in a totally unique way, McGrath’s four-inch, mini-butcher knife with your loved one’s name painted on it is sure to drive your message home to the heart. It comes in its own special knife box, it’s dusted with glitter, and it’s only $25. Remember: “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.” — Blaise Pascal [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Reader Valentine’s Day Love Story: An Alternative To Romantic Dinners For Two

Valentine’s Day is probably the most emotionally charged day of the year — and we’re not just talking about lovey-dovey feelings. To celebrate cupid’s special day, we’re posting your stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Days. To submit, email vdaytales@thefrisky.com by Monday, Feb. 9, and include “Best Valentine’s Day” or “Worst Valentine’s Day” in the subject.

After the jump, Nora tells us how she’ll be celebrating Feb. 14. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Date A Coworker

Q: The best part of having a workplace boyfriend?
A: Kissing on the sly in the utility closet at your office.
Q: The worst part about having an office boyfriend?
A: Your boss walking in on the two of you kissing on the sly in the utility closet at your office.

Kidding. The worst part is when you have to deal with Mr. Once-Wonderful after you dump him. Or—far worse—he kicks you to the curb. But let’s try to look at the bright side. I know everyone swears that office dating is a recipe for disaster, but according to recent studies cited in Fortune and GQ magazines, somewhere between 22 and 50 percent of office romances lead to marriage. So someone’s doing something right. Possibly in the cubicle right next to yours! Keep reading »

Zagat Wants To Help You Pick The Perfect Location For Your Breakup

There are Zagat guides covering everything — from restaurants, hotels, and nightlife to spas, shopping, and golf courses. Now, the guidebook company is getting into the relationship advice arena. The new New York City Dating (And Dumping) Guide offers suggestions for intimate bars, couple-friendly activities, and the best places to break up. Sure, you could end a relationship over the phone, but wouldn’t it be better if you did it in a place where you knew there’d be hot bartenders? We hope editions for other cities are soon to come. [Zagat] Keep reading »

I Love You, But…

I still remember the day I realized my first love wasn’t perfect. We’d been together for about 2- 1/2 months and decided to go camping for the weekend. I wasn’t much of an outdoorsy person and ended up wearing, like, Keds on our long hike up to the campsite (which really wasn’t a campsite, but more of a clearing in the woods with enough room to pitch a tent). Rather than slow his pace and enjoy the beautiful day with me, my boyfriend laughed at my footwear and sped off, keeping a good ½ mile ahead of me all afternoon. It was then that I realized I loved him, but he hiked too damn fast (and was really kind of a jerk).

Loveyoubut.com celebrates exactly this kind of realization in a relationship. Created by Alex Holder and Ross Neil, the site is a “picture book about the moment in a relationship when you realize you don’t love someone completely, because there is just one little thing that keeps bothering you.” While I’d argue it’s often that one little thing that makes you realize just how unconditionally you do love someone — seriously, if you can love your man despite his hairy back or the loud slurpy sound he makes when he drinks beer, that’s when you know it’s real — the site is totally worth checking out. Filled with funky, hand-drawn portraits and great quips like, “I love you, but you still read articles about Princess Diana,” and “I love you, but you say ‘pacific’ instead of ‘specific’,” loveyoubut.com reminds us that no one is perfect, and sometimes what we don’t like about someone says a lot more about us than it does about the other person.

What’s your “I love you, but” quote? [via Nothing But Bonfires] Keep reading »

When It Comes To Marriage And Divorce, Gay People Are Like Everyone Else

A lesbian couple that was the public face of the same-sex marriage debate in Massachusetts is ending their marriage after four years. Julie and Hillary Goodridge, along with six other gay couples, filed a lawsuit that led Massachusetts becoming the first state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. The couple, together for nearly two decades before they wed, were married in May of 2004 on the first day same-sex marriage became legal. They announced their separation in 2006 and filed for divorce last week.

A source close to the women said Hillary enjoyed her status as a gay rights pioneer and wanted to try new things, whereas Julie was more reserved. After they won their lawsuit and got married, they seemed to have less in common. What tore apart their marriage had nothing to do with their homosexuality. Like so many other straight and gay couples, they just grew apart. Keep reading »

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