Your Horoscope ~ February 2 – 8, 2017

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by Rose Marcus

Have you faced a fight or felt more fired up or short-fused during the past few days? You can pin it on planet Mars ditching Pisces for Aries. For the next five weeks, Mars will continue to pack a punch—or help you do so. There’s nothing slow or subtle about this ready-shoot-aim transit.

As of Friday, Venus also advances into Aries. On the same page with her hot-blooded partner Mars, both lust for the fresh, new, and freeing. Both are on a cut to the chase regarding all matters to do with relationships.

Venus is usually a fast traveller, but due to her upcoming retrograde cycle (March 3 to April 15), Venus keeps the heat turned on through the start of June. This transit allows extra time to bring it up to speed, to feel our way through a “new me”, which also evolves the “new we”. Financial matters stay on the front burner too. Although the duo can fire up a hot new lover or money maker, know they are also hot for battle.

 As of Sunday, Jupiter in Libra begins a five-month retrograde cycle. Shifting social trends and tides during the next few months, Jupiter retrograde takes us through a more intensified observation and questioning period, this in order to sharpen our perspective and to lead us to more truthful answers, to a more balanced reconciliation with self and circumstances.

Mercury’s advance into Aquarius on Tuesday also serves as an awakening, informing, instigating, and activation influence. Tuesday through next Saturday are especially opportune; luck runs high for some. Take your best shot! The exceptional could come to pass.

Aries
March 20 – April 19

Mars is already fired up; as of Friday, Venus into Aries gives you double firepower! Both transits put your hot-stuff self into high-gear action. By all means, aim to take your world by storm. Conquering self is a good place to start. Jupiter retrograde and Mercury into Aquarius, starting Tuesday, help you to get clearer and better targeted.

Taurus
April 20 – May 20

Your ruler Venus will be on an extended tour of Aries through mid-June. This transit, boosted by six weeks of Mars in Aries, stirs the deeper realms of consciousness, creativity, passion, and spirituality. Carve out time to listen to your pulsating heart and soul. More importantly, watch for an iron to strike hot, and when it does, take a leap of faith—act.

Gemini
May 21 – June 20

Ready to take on something or someone new? It’s an excellent time to give it your best shot. Show up and watch for the excitement to begin! Mars and Venus in Aries will reward your courage and creativity. You’ll gain even more energy, inspiration, and can-do once Mercury hits Aquarius on Tuesday. All three dish up lucrative new financial prospects.

Cancer
June 20 – July 22

Whether by choice or taken by force, you are about to jettison into a new reality. Watch for what is already in the works to hit the fast track. To the plus, Venus in Aries, starting Friday, can help you stand out from the crowd and gain favour with those in charge. Mercury into Aquarius on Tuesday also boosts prospects.

Leo
July 22 – August 22

Gift yourself with as much legroom as you can. Free your mind; follow your heart; go, explore more. The door to inspiration, creativity, and fresh opportunity opens wider now. Uranus, Mars, and now Venus in Aries aim to reward your courage and initiative. Mercury into Aquarius, starting Tuesday, also ignites you. Someone or something new can light a fresh fire in you.

Virgo
August 22 – September 22

Has Mars in Aries fast-tracked you over the past week? You’ll now gain from Venus in Aries, too. Others are sure to notice a feistier and sexier side to you, perhaps a sharper edge, too. Mercury in Aquarius boosts job prospects and makes you especially quick on the uptake. New solutions can be found. Try an alternative health route.

Libra
September 22 – October 22

Mars is already in action in your social sector. As of Friday, Venus will shine her light there, too. An immediate attraction is well worth your extra time. The relationship duo also prompts you to show up for yourself in a new, more dynamic way. Businesswise or personally, Mercury into Aquarius brings you special attention and gives you something new to talk about.

Scorpio
October 22 – November 21

Your days are about to get a lot busier! Perhaps you’ve already felt Mars on the move. Venus into Aries, starting Friday, makes you a people magnet—you need more from them; they need more from you. Jupiter’s turn to retrograde helps you to home in better. As of Tuesday, Mercury energizes home, family, and real-estate matters and new business activities, ambitions, and projects.

Sagittarius
November 21 – December 21

Mars, newly into Aries, has been revitalizing. As of Friday, you’ll gain from Venus, too. They’ll enhance your success ratio regarding matters of heart or wallet and pump up physical well-being, too. As of Tuesday, Mercury puts ideas and communications on the go. The current transits are especially beneficial to you if you are an athlete, creator, performer, or entrepreneur.

Capricorn
December 21 – January 19

Feeling fired up? Ambitious to get a move on? Uranus, Mars, and now Venus in Aries help you to do just that. These “all in or all out” transits speed up all matters to do with home, family, real estate, and business. Jupiter retrograde, starting Sunday, makes you less willing to accommodate or compromise. Why should you?

Aquarius
January 20 – February 18

Ready, set, go: starting right now, you can make better inroads with folks. You’ll see better progress with projects and ambitions, too. Mercury into Aquarius on Tuesday infuses you with even more energy and drive. Watch for Uranus, Mars, and Venus and next Friday’s lunar eclipse to springboard you in some dynamic way.

Pisces
February 18 – March 20

When fresh inspiration or cause lights your fire, you are a force to reckon with! Uranus, Mars, and now Venus hit all systems go in your finances, assets, and resources sector. Jupiter’s turn to retrograde calls for you to refocus your attention, to break free of enmeshment issues, to put “me” first. A fast-track week lies ahead.

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