Your horoscope for May 4 to 10, 2017

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      Mercury has just ended retrograde and will waste no time logging on to the full-steam-ahead program. Over this next week, Mercury retains close contact with Eris, a stir-it-up influence, and Uranus, the wake-it-up planet. While this trio continues to strike it hot in Aries, a new start or resumed initiative is well timed. Risk is in the mix.

      The efficient and reparative Virgo moon gets the job done well as the workweek comes to an end. Friday is optimum for making the most of what you have to work with. The evening’s entertainment heals your aches and pains, too.

      Saturday through Monday, the Libra moon looks to strike a better balance. Sunday, you may spend more, talk more, do more, or eat more. Monday’s back-to-it can produce added push/pull, but as the day evolves, you should gain a good handle on it.

      B.C.’s election day is under the influence of a Scorpio moon. In addition to the hot buttons (preserving our precious resources—all of them), trust is one of the key issues. The Scorpio moon also suggests strategic voting can be a decisive factor. The sun/Pluto trine at midday is a hold-it-steady influence, but Mercury/Uranus finishes the day at an exact angle (conjunction). It’s an unpredictable, shake-it-up combination that favours the fresh and new, and that’s always good for a surprise.

      Leo John Horgan benefits from the karmic axis switch to Leo/Aquarius, and the building full moon spotlights Scorpio Christy Clark. Without accurate birth times, it is difficult to identify the winner, but for sure the election will administer both upset and a fresh injection of significant impact.

      March 20 - April 20

      You’ll make faster gains now that Mercury has finished retrograde. Expect to hit a better go at all levels. Saturday brings a feel of getting over the hump and/or the time has come. As of Sunday, you’ll pick up a fresh wind. Monday, there’s stuff to tackle. Tuesday through Thursday, there’s money to be made. Say it; do it; cash in.

      April 20 - May 21

      The end of Mercury retrograde and Venus on a tour of Aries keep the fire well stoked. As of Sunday, you’ll feel the energy build. It’s time to start thinking and taking action on your future. Off and on, Monday tests your coping skills. Meet the moment with ingenuity. All’s well that ends well. Tuesday onward, a new reality sets into play.

      May 21 - June 21

      Through Saturday, home matters and family need extra from you. You need more from yourself, too. Sunday’s going is good, but Monday you can get into more than you have bargained for. Tuesday, your motivation, intuition, and timing are well on track. It’s an excellent lead-in to Wednesday’s power-play full moon. Something refurbished or secondhand can be as good as new.

      June 21 - July 22

      Although Mercury retrograde has just ended, it will continue to keep a mix of stress, excitement, and/or uncertainty alive through mid next week. You have no choice but to take a risk on the new and improved. Get with the program and you could be surprised at how well it goes. Monday gets the ball rolling. Tuesday/Wednesday, opportunity is yours for the taking.

      July 22 - August 23

      Thursday to Saturday, there’s room for improvement. Put your attention toward catch-up, cleanup, repairs, and upgrades. Same-page rapport is easily found on Sunday. Spend, indulge, enjoy. Easy does it best. Back-to-it Monday, you’ll have to stay on top of it. Start to late finish, Tuesday is your power day. Take your best shot! Wednesday’s full moon can be lucrative, rewarding, and/or life-altering.

      August 23 - September 23

      Now that Mercury retrograde is over, you should find that you make faster, better progress, that you can put more distance between yesterday and tomorrow. Friday can be confidence-generating. Put yourself out there; take the lead. Action and words hit their mark. Sunday is smooth going. Monday has its ups and downs. Tuesday through Thursday, you’ll gain good ground.

      September 23 - October 23

      On or off the job, Friday is a good one for playing catch-up. Now that Mercury retrograde is out of the way, better timing is on your side. You can resume or launch and make swifter gain. Saturday to Monday provides you with an energy infusion. Tuesday/Wednesday, make your power play. Watch for Mercury/Uranus to keep it exciting. The full moon holds significant impact.

      October 23 - November 22

      Friday onward, a new process, technique, job, tool, or strategy spells improvement. A new agent, adviser, employee, or specialist can deliver the goods too. The end of Mercury retrograde puts you on the upswing regarding work and health. Monday, it’s one thing after another. Tuesday/Wednesday, put it into drive. Watch for Mercury/Uranus to springboard you and for the full moon to deliver big.

      November 22 - December 21

      You’re at the start of a great run. Mercury/Uranus delivers a stroke of luck and/or puts you on a genius track. Your good buzz will keep going strong through next week’s full moon. Yes, cut yourself loose; take a fresh stab at it; put your money on it; go for it with all your heart. The timing is optimal, especially Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday.

      December 21 - January 20

      Spring-cleaning season is on the big sweep as Mercury hits refresh with Uranus. Start to finish, Friday times it just right. Regarding necessity or pleasure, aim to whittle down your to-do list: top it up; scoop a bargain; or fill in the blanks. Sunday through full-moon Wednesday puts you on a substantial/successful move-along.

      January 20 - February 18

      Work it Thursday/Friday. You’ll get better-than-average mileage out of your time and money. Saturday/Sunday, spruce it up; easy does it best. Monday’s back-and-forth is productive. Tuesday through full-moon Wednesday signals a major turnaround, threshold-crossing, or payoff time. A result, accolade, undertaking, ultimatum, or fresh spark sets the long term into play.

      February 18 - March 20

      You’re a clever one Thursday/Friday. The Virgo moon puts you on the go and helps you make the most of it. Spend Saturday/Sunday one-on-one or on your own. Monday piles on something extra, but you’ll sort it out just fine. Tuesday through full-moon Wednesday is yours to own. Strike while the iron is hot.