Your horoscope for January 26 to February 1, 2017

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      Although the morning could be something of a push or loss, Friday’s new moon in Aquarius ends the day and the workweek on the upbeat.

      For the past six weeks, Mars in Pisces has stirred potentials and promise, but it has also created waves of uncertainty, confusion, loss, and disillusionment. As of late Friday night, Mars treks into Aries, its home sign. This bold and brash influence coincides very well with the start of the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. Mars in Aries increases drive, physical activity, initiative, passion, and fighting spirit. Watch for this transit to light a new fire (or few!) and to speed up the action. Saturday’s stars dish up the best of the weekend. The day can be productive or fun, take your pick. Scout around, check out what’s new, attend a workshop or trade show, or get together with a good friend or a few. The Aquarius moon keeps it interesting.

      While Sunday’s moon in Pisces is ideal for a day of rest, Mercury conjoined with Pluto in Capricorn suggests there is something important to finish off or to start. It is an optimum transit for digging deeper, decision-making, studies, getting mentally or physically organized, resolving it, or making the commitment. What’s said, done, signed, or agreed upon holds lasting impact.

      Monday’s stars are fluid and smooth-rolling. You can coast and write it off or you can take advantage of it and gain. Tuesday/Wednesday, a feisty and frisky Aries moon picks up the pace. Tuesday evening, Mercury/Uranus gets the action going, perhaps unexpectedly so.

      March 20 - April 19

      You’ll pick up more energy and speed as Mars gains fresh traction in Aries. In another week, Venus will grace your ready-set-go sign too. Sunday’s Mercury/Pluto keeps you focused on getting the serious stuff under better control. Even so, on Monday, go with the flow, ease into it, don’t force it. Tuesday/Wednesday, the Aries moon puts you and it on full thrust.

      April 20 - May 20

      Hankering for something fresh and new? Haven’t been able to find the courage, initiative, inspiration, or right opportunity? You will now. Friday onward, the liberating new moon sets the stage in a triggering or catapulting way. Mars, Mercury, and the rest of the stellar gang also boost prospects, need, or urgency. Monday is an easy go. Tuesday through Thursday fast-tracks you or it.

      May 21 - June 21

      Aquarius month is one of your best for travel, big and bold initiatives, or for hitting the refresh button. Regarding all the above, Friday’s new moon and Mars into Aries support you well. Jupiter/Uranus keeps fresh ideas, product, and opportunity on the front burner. Sunday/Monday, let it slide. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, dive into it, take a stab at it, go for it.

      June 21 - July 22

      One way or another, the next few days will launch you on your way. Look to Friday’s new moon, Mars in Aries, and Mercury/Pluto to put you on a faster forward regarding finances, surgery, a lifestyle or career change, an important negotiation or talk. Wasn’t there one minute; is the next. You may face fresh challenge but, more importantly, you also face fresh opportunity.

      July 22 - August 22

      Friday’s new moon boosts social activities and personal interests. Mars, freshly into Aries, helps you to stay confident and a big step ahead. Sunday’s Mercury/Pluto can force an issue, challenge you to make a tough decision, or put you to work, but once it’s handled, you can breathe again. Monday is easy-rolling. Tuesday/Wednesday, something fresh, quick, and/or fast hits the spot.

      August 23 - September 22

      A new health, work, and fix-it cycle begins with Friday’s new moon. Don’t hesitate to spend on a new computer or other necessities, on courses, counselling, and such. Upgrades of all kinds are favoured. Over the next few weeks, new solutions, more useful information, and advice are on the ready dial-up. As of Sunday, you’ll make better, faster progress. It’s breakthrough time.

      September 22 - October 23

      Jupiter in Libra continues to keep the fire in you well lit. Mars in Aries, starting on Friday, produces even more friction or spark. The start of Chinese New Year can be auspicious, especially so if you are born on or near September 30/October 1. The stars can produce a mixed bag of challenge and opportunity, but mostly you’re on the gain.

      October 23 - November 21

      A new address, attitude, or fresh living-with-yourself cycle launches now. Friday’s new moon also favours home renovations, new projects, marketing, or business ventures. Mars in Aries is great for starting a job or health regimen. Sunday’s Mercury/Pluto calls for a rethink, more study, or a further commitment. Monday starts the week on a smooth roll. Tuesday/Wednesday, tackle it fresh.

      November 21 - December 21

      Friday/Saturday, get out and about. One thing sparks the next thing. Entertainment and like-minded folk can be readily found. Spontaneity picks it best. The new moon in Aquarius and Mars in Aries push the refresh button on your energy, enthusiasm, good ideas, and social interest. Monday can slip by, but as of Tuesday, you’re back in the game and hitting full steam ahead.

      December 21 - January 19

      Mercury in Capricorn keeps you especially driven and motivated. It can put you under pressure, too. Launching on Friday but good for the next few weeks, the new moon and Mars in Aries suggest something important is shaping up. Sunday’s Mercury/Pluto puts it on the front burner. Tuesday’s Mercury/Uranus enlightens, frees, unleashes, or springboards you.

      January 20 - February 18

      Friday could start out slow, but it’s likely to finish on the upbeat. Thanks to Mars in Aries, a fired-up and fast-track few weeks lie ahead. Be brave and bold. Aim to stand out from the crowd; try your luck with a new audience or a special someone. Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday, your stars are optimized.

      February 18 - March 20

      Mars leaves Pisces on Friday but Venus stays with you for another week. Consider it the best of both worlds. Things have a way of sorting themselves out and/or showing up at the right time. Friday’s new moon and Sunday’s Mercury/Pluto set you onto a fresh page. Monday, go by feel. Tuesday/Wednesday, you’re quick on the uptake.