Love Horoscope for the Week of October 24

weeklyloveMonday brings the Orionid meteor shower. There’s no astrological significance to this, but since the Moon is Void of Course until the evening, feel free to use it as an excuse to take the day off.

Much of the week’s romantic mood is a bit like you — or someone you knew — back in high school: eager, sweet, kind of confused, and too horny for his/her/your own good. The eager, sweet, and confused part comes thanks to a couple of Venus aspects during the mid-week, and then the awkward arousal comes from Mars on the weekend. But let’s follow tradition and start with niceties before we get naked, okay?

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Venus makes two important aspects that can lead to the romantic breakthroughs this week that you’ve been waiting for — provided you know how to handle the energies properly. Venus square Neptune on Tuesday increases cravings of all sorts… not just relationship-wise, but literal cravings as well. Someone out there is bound to have their defenses down enough to hear your romantic pitch, but show a little caution. The square aspect is far from stable, and Venus and Neptune aren’t known for their sound judgement.

Both Venus and Neptune are now in Signs that are ruled by Jupiter (if you use classic rulerships)… Sagittarius and Pisces respectively. This in and of itself might be enough to guarantee an amorous (if potentially unwise) adventure… until Wednesday, when Jupiter itself makes an aspect to Venus. Venus sextile Jupiter is one of those very real (yet quiet and gentle) aspects that could slide without you noticing — don’t let that happen! This is one soft and adorable puppy of a transit. Notice how everyone melts around a puppy? Don’t you wish you could have that effect on someone? Well, make the effort to get out and get a date during the middle of this week. You’ll see what I mean.

Oh. I get it. You’re too cool to want to be all swoony over someone. Or, maybe you just like things more serious. I get it. Don’t worry — the Solar System has something for you, too. If you prefer spice over sweet, look to Mars… and three very special Mars events are going on. Mars is still in conjunction range of Pluto, and that’s pretty powerful. Sex drives are a little more insistent than usual. Second, Mars is in the Sign of it’s “exaltation,” Capricorn. An exalted planet is one that does its best work. So yes… Mars in Capricorn means an amplified yet more refined sex drive.

Add to this the power of Mars square Uranus, exact in the wee hours of Saturday (Pacific) or late night Friday (Atlantic). Then — oh we’re not done yet — add the very romantic seriousness of Venus conjunct Saturn (exact Saturday). If you like it bold and head-on, has The Universe ever have a weekend planned for you…

Finally: if all of that left you begging for forgiveness from the Divine, there’s always the New Moon in Scorpio on Sunday, which gives us all a chance to sit down and think about how we’d like our lives to be different in the next month. Try it this time and see!

About Matthew Currie

Matthew Currie is an astrologer with over 20 years of experience, and is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology." Along with Hilary Young, he is the host of "Love And Sex In The Stars" (a show about the intersection of astrology and human hearts) on Blogtalkradio.com. In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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