Your horoscope for February 7 to 13, 2013

It may be the end of the workweek, but Mercury and Mars are on a wind-up Friday morning. Both planets recently entered Pisces. Together, they can be a creative and enterprising influence, which is quite useful when the aim is to convince, sell, inspire, or woo. It is also one that stirs passion, hopefulness, romance, and imagination. When Pisces dominates the skies, movies, music, and retreats offer great escapes from the worries and fears that plague our everyday existence. Alcohol and other vices can do it too, but moderation is strongly advised. Mercury aligned with Mars can also expose, reveal, uncover, or target, perhaps in an indirect or secretive way. By Friday evening, the transiting moon forms harmonious aspects to Uranus and Jupiter, suggesting an entertaining evening, no matter how you play it. Overindulgence is far too easy with so many planets in Pisces; remember healthy limits.

The new moon in Aquarius occurs at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday officially begins the Year of the Water Snake, which coincides with this year’s transit of Saturn in Scorpio. It is a year to be ambitious and to stay alert to life’s synchronicities. When the moment is right, you’ll feel it in your gut.

Sunday could be a wash, but starting Monday the stars infuse the week ahead with great potency and potential. Make good on it—opportunity is fleeting. Mercury retrograde begins on February 23.

March 19 - April 19

Beyond being a perk to your social life, Saturday’s new moon provides a glimpse of what’s coming down the pike. Friday’s creative enterprise, stream of consciousness, or bare-all can open an unexpected door. Start to finish, Friday delivers the goods. Sunday could be a writeoff, but the week ahead is productive. Tuesday to Thursday, the Aries moon keeps you sparked and thriving.

April 19 - May 20

Saturday’s new moon sets a new reality into play. Over the next week, Mercury, Mars, and Chiron provide you with a steady information stream. Don’t sit on it; put the insight or knowledge to good use. Regarding social, professional, or legal matters, Thursday/Friday and Monday to Wednesday are your best days to get creative, set the wheels in motion, and/or seal the deal.

May 20 - June 20

Aim wherever you like: Friday’s stars are gifting. Whether opportunity presents itself as a dream come true or not quite what you envisioned for yourself, Saturday’s new moon encourages you to be a risk taker. Giving up to get is part of the mix. You’ll have to weigh the options carefully; don’t overcompensate or over-project. Tuesday brings inner confirmation, an official word, or results.

June 20 - July 22

Stay open to a wider range of options and possibilities. Think with your heart, feel with your mind. Thursday/Friday and Monday/Tuesday, you’re likely to stumble into something better than you’ve found yet. Saturday’s new moon suggests your financial, career, and relationship luck is on the increase. Chill out Sunday, catch up on rest, call it quits early.

July 22 - August 22

It could be a matter of no real choice or something that’s too good to pass on, but don’t hesitate to spend more than you budgeted or dive right in. Some things/moments are simply too good to let pass by. On your own or with company, Friday evening hits the spot. Saturday’s new moon begins a fresh opportunity and social cycle.

August 22 - September 22

Keep working at it, but know there’s no need to push too hard. Let nature take its course. A communication barrier or a creative or mental block could work itself out by the end of the weekend. Saturday’s fresh-page new moon begins an improvement cycle regarding matters to do with work, health, communication, and transportation. Monday/Tuesday ushers you onto an easier roll.

September 22 - October 22

The workweek finishes on a pleasing, hopeful, and socially upbeat note. Friday, you’ll know what they’re thinking before they know it themselves. Trust your intuition, but if you feel uncertain take a pause until you get stronger clues. Saturday’s new moon begins a karmic cycle that bodes well for first and second chances. Monday begins a productive, nail-it-down week.

October 22 - November 21

Friday morning, you are hot stuff. Mercury and Mars loan you great sway and swagger. Saturday’s new moon thrusts you into a fresh-page work and health initiative. Rest up Sunday, and plan to hit it full thrust Monday/Tuesday. Over the next week, you are likely to make good headway regarding creative or career projects, contracts, sales, romance, your kids, and attention getting.

November 21 - December 21

The heavy concentration in Pisces finds you especially sensitive and vulnerable: emotionally, physically, and psychically. Although Friday’s stars are great for social interaction and getting out and about, you’ll thrive best in environments that provide you with a sense of escape or sanctuary. On Sunday, take a pass. Monday to Wednesday puts you back in the saddle again.

December 21 - January 20

Thursday/Friday keeps you motoring along at a productive pace. Consider Saturday’s new moon as the official new year’s resolutions launch bell. Even if you don’t hold to that tradition, it’s an appropriate time to make good on promises to yourself. Sunday, don’t strain. Monday/Tuesday a talk, a new business plan, a purchase, a contract, or an investment strategy is well timed.

January 20 - February 18

In general, the Year of the Water Snake is fortuitous for professional and financial ambitions. It is also favourable for marriage or committed relationships, parenting, and all dealings with authority. Business or social, Friday is a great day to connect, share, and enjoy. Sunday slows you down, but not for long. Monday begins a productive week.

February 18 - March 19

On Friday, a sudden flash is well worth acting on. Your inspired moments will deliver the goods and then some, thanks to a dynamic Pisces over this next week. Some of your current unfolding process feels good, while some is bittersweet. All of it is a rich experience. Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, your stars are at optimum.