Your horoscope from January 29 to February 4, 2015

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      One week down, two more to go. Mercury retrograde continues to February 11. The flavour is Aquarius this time, so there’s even more reason to keep alert for the unexpected. The politics can get even more complicated, especially regarding involvements with friends, groups, and community matters. The potential for accidents, miscommunication, and derailment can increase.

      On Friday, Mercury retrograde aligns with the sun. This is the midway point of the cycle. It’s the synthesis point where you can gain better recognition regarding how things have shaped up and what part you’ve played in it. It allows for a reprieve from the Mercury retrograde rule, so if there’s something on your mind, it’s a good day to come clean with it. You can’t stop life while the retrograde is happening, so get on it instead. Also, feel free to renew a contract, mortgage, or lease.

      Helping matters along, Venus surpasses a Saturn wall early Friday. Venus, freshly in Pisces, now allows for a better, easier flow. It’s good for romance, music, and moviegoing, too. The moon in Cancer keeps home, family, and comfort plans on a hum-along for the weekend. By Sunday’s Super Bowl, Venus joins Neptune, while Mars joins controversial Chiron. Emotions can run the gamut. On the field and off, we’ll get our entertainment fill.

      Monday’s stars keep things upbeat and productive. Tuesday’s full moon in Leo keeps it exciting and/or pushes it over the top. Synchronicity and opportunity are at peak. Perhaps there’s reason to celebrate.

      March 20 - April 20

      Friday’s Mercury/sun dishes up the right time to get the sensed and felt out in the open. The air-clearing will increase your comfort level. A repeat or replay can be even better than the first time. No matter what you get up to this weekend, you’re into it deep. Sunday’s Venus/Neptune can sweeten the pie. Monday/Tuesday, you’re on to something good.

      April 20 - May 21

      Friday can shed new light and/or move you past a mindset, a block, or a pressure point. Although Mercury is retrograde, don’t hesitate to renew a mortgage or lease, or a promise you made to yourself. The unexpected could necessitate revisions. A change of plans, priorities, or strategies spells improvement. Saturday/Sunday, you’re feeling it. On Tuesday, take a chance, seize opportunity; you’ll be glad you did.

      May 21 - June 21

      Whether football is your thing or not, it’s a weekend to write home about. A workshop, trade show, getaway, or get-together delivers the goods. Even if you’ve got nothing planned, Friday’s stars have something up their sleeve. Saturday/Sunday, if it feels good, go for it. Monday/Tuesday, put it into gear—you’ll make positive gains. The Leo full moon can be a confidence-builder.

      June 21 - July 22

      You’ve earned it, you deserve it. Leading the way into the weekend, Venus/Saturn puts reward on your mind. Mercury/sun finds you in the mood for a fresh infusion. Spontaneity or the unexpected could rack up added expense. Saturday/Sunday, the Cancer moon keeps you going strong and hitting the mark just right. Monday/Tuesday can be especially opportune. Someone or something could surprise you.

      July 22 - August 23

      Aim for your preference or theirs: it’s one and the same on Friday. This day could also bring a change of mind or plans, or toss something extra at you. Mercury/sun keeps the conversation and the entertainment lively. Someone could surprise you. Cater to yourself or another for the weekend. You own it Monday/Tuesday. The Leo full moon puts timing and opportunity on your side.

      August 23 - September 23

      Whew, you made it to the weekend. It won’t take long to pick up a second wind. Friday night pulls you into it unexpectedly. Saturday/Sunday keeps you completely consumed and/or involved. Emotional floodgates can stay wide-open. Tuesday’s full moon could see you make a significant bounce-back or save-the-day. You could gain an insight or advantage, discover something striking, or score a bargain.

      September 23 - October 23

      Past Friday morning, Venus/Saturn takes you over a finish line and puts the second-guessing to rest. You’ll relax or let go better from here. With a lover, with friends, or on your own, Friday night’s Mercury/sun keeps your spark well lit. Saturday/Sunday, duty or a favour may call, but make sure to squeeze in good-quality me time, too. Monday/Tuesday, you’ll hit a positive fast track.

      October 23 - November 22

      Invite a friend over; shake it up or off Friday night. Something outside of your usual fits the bill quite nicely. A conversation, thought process, or movie steers you into interesting territory. Sunday/Monday, you can’t help but feel it all. Emotions run the show. Give, accommodate, love, and receive even more. Monday/Tuesday brings attention, praise, or a great result.

      November 22 - December 21

      You can relax and unwind as of Friday. Mercury/sun keeps the idea flow, simpatico, and interest well sparked. This weekend, get your fill of the sports action, chill out, or wrap yourself around it or them. Monday/Tuesday keeps the buzz going strong. The Leo full moon puts your showmanship best on a ready tap. Watch for good news or feedback.

      December 21 - January 20

      There are times when it’s best to let it go. Friday’s Venus/Saturn prompts you to do just that. By the end of the day, you’ll hit the refresh button. Added caretaking, nurturing, nudging, or babysitting is on the list for the weekend. Tuesday’s full moon could bring a reward, or a financial bonus, and/or put a smile on your face.

      January 20 - February 18

      Thursday/Friday, you’ll get much better informed or connected. Mercury/sun cuts to the chase. It can also spark déjà vu, a replay, or a double take. Saturday through Tuesday, ride the wave. A sudden flash or impulse is well worth acting on; the moment can deliver big. Tuesday’s the big day. You can find yourself on the plus, bonus, or win side.

      February 18 - March 20

      You’ll get a better feel of how it’s shaping up or what direction to take it from Friday onward. Saturday/Sunday, immerse yourself right where you are and allow for things to unfold naturally. Time, interaction, or inspiration will fill in the missing blanks. On Tuesday, go with what comes easily, or is freshest or most creative.