Your horoscope from February 5 to 11, 2015

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      The sun’s opposition to Jupiter ends a dial-it-up week. Overall, the planetary pairing is positive and success-generating. A game-, sporting-, and mission-driven transit, it is one that stimulates confidence, risk-taking, and creativity. Under this influence, we can go further, do more, get more, or take on more than at other times.

      The folly is in overshooting the mark and overestimating our capacity or resources. There’s a tendency toward extravagance, wastefulness, and extreme restlessness. We can easily take on too much, spend too much, expect too much, overprice, over-indulge, inflate, or overreact. Sun/Jupiter isn’t about settling for less. Our wants are for maximum freedom, acknowledgment, and reward.

      We’ll see an increase in all matters to do with travel, politics, legal issues, promotion and marketing, profit swings, learning, and education. Watch for big announcements, large-scale initiatives, social movements, and trends. Sun/Jupiter also spurs the self-righteous, the religious, the super salesman, recruiter, crusader, or extremist.

      Mercury is on its last lap of retrograde. The cycle finishes next Wednesday morning, but the quicksilver planet extends its tour of Aquarius to March 12. Continue to stay vigilant for potential retrograde snafus, but as of Friday/Saturday, the stars give the good-to-go signal. Mercury holds a productive and refortifying alignment with Saturn for the next two weeks. This transit is best used to clarify, outline, pinpoint, and implement, to study, set intention, or revise a commitment, plan, or next step.

      March 20 - April 20

      There may be imperfections, the unfinished, or the bill to contend with, but overall your week ends on a high and happy note. There could be something to celebrate. There’s even more to look forward to—Mercury ends retrograde next Wednesday, but it will continue to boost your income and social-life prospects through the middle of March.

      April 20 - May 21

      Feeling restless? Want/need more? A fresh infusion, a spruce-up, or a change of scenery will do you worlds of good. It’s an appropriate time for a major career or personal-life overhaul. Look around, put your feelers out, and watch for something new to jump out at you. There’s risk involved in all new undertakings. Don’t let it hold you back.

      May 21 - June 21

      Big plans for the weekend? Big plans for your future? Sun/Jupiter keeps both prospects on the front burner. Enjoy being social, take a trip, scout for new digs, or spruce it up right where you are; attend a workshop or study like crazy. The recipe is a simple one: make full use of time and opportunity. Your cake will deliver great gain and pleasure.

      June 21 - July 22

      It’s an excellent time to get at the research or legwork. Start a conversation—better than average mileage can be gained. Explore a new financial or health option, scout for a new agent or lender, seek advice or a second opinion, sign up for a mentorship program. You’re likely to stumble onto something that’s well worth your time, money, or heart.

      July 22 - August 23

      Where do you see yourself now? Where do you want to see yourself next? Sun/Jupiter says go for it big-time. This breakthrough and/or liberation transit can thrust you full-tilt into brand-new territory. You’ll hit a rapid learning and growth curve. On a more immediate note, it’s an excellent top-up transit for play, reward, and pleasure-seeking.

      August 23 - September 23

      Thursday/Friday could be full of the unforeseen and/or saving graces. It’s easy to get distracted, overwhelmed, or pulled away by the immediacy of the moment. The Virgo moon keeps you on the ball. Intuition and instincts serve as great first responders and/or troubleshooters; heed their advice. Sunday’s a full plate. Monday onward, it’s on a smooth roll.

      September 23 - October 23

      Thursday/Friday can put extra on your plate and escape on your mind. Sun/Jupiter keeps you hot-wired and hitting it full steam through the weekend. Sunday/Monday, you’re a dynamo. Tuesday/Wednesday, go by feel, read between the lines. You’ll find a talent for spotting a bargain or an advantage. Mercury ends retrograde but will continue to keep you fully switched on through mid March.

      October 23 - November 22

      A family gathering, a special anniversary, a move, an announcement, a getaway, or an exit plan can claim your undivided attention. It can take it out of you, too, especially Thursday/Friday. Even with a surprise tossed into the mix, it’s all good and/or a big step in the right direction. Tuesday/Wednesday, the Scorpio moon and the end of Mercury retrograde have you fully refuelled. You’ll hit it just right.

      November 22 - December 21

      News, visits, test results, firsts, lasts, and everything in between—Friday onward sets major wheels in motion. Someone special could show up or make their exit. The sun/Jupiter transit sets a great backdrop for travel, relocation, sports, performing, and celebration. Spring yourself free, express yourself, impress us, go exploring. Luck and synchronicity are at peak. Don’t text while you drive; guard your health.

      December 21 - January 20

      Thursday and Friday could be moneymaker days. As well, they can push the repeat or refresh button in a significant way. Through the weekend, you can spend, consume, or output plenty more than usual. Ready, set, blast off. Once sun/Jupiter strikes flint, it’s an immediate domino effect. Monday begins a productive week.

      January 20 - February 18

      Birthday or not, you can feel gifted now. Thursday through Sunday can bring special attention, favour, or luck. Shine on; claim your ticket to fame. Put a greater distance between yesterday and today. Sun/Jupiter keeps it social and exciting. Perhaps there’s added cause for celebration. As of Wednesday, Mercury in Aquarius waves you through the turnstile.

      February 18 - March 20

      The end of the week could produce a major work, health, personal, or creative breakthrough. Sun/Jupiter is also ideal for a vacation or a weekend escape. Thursday/Friday, stock up on the extras, soak up the attention, make it easy on yourself. Monday onward, there’s no need to force a thing. Let it flow—it will.