Love Horoscope for the Week of October 14

weeklyloveSPOILER ALERT: This week’s forecast includes Blood on the Moon. Squeamish readers have been warned.

Venus in Sagittarius, for most, has provided a little breathing room from recent events. If you haven’t automatically witnessed improvements in your love life, then there is probably at least one department or another of your life that has seen a general lightening of the load. Venus in Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and Jupiter remains strongly placed in Cancer. Yet for many of us, there is a strange tickle in the back of the brain: a vague sense that something isn’t quite right with our lives, and that something or other needs to be properly filed, indexed, and/or stamped out. That could be because your brain already knows that Mars is about to move into Virgo.

Mars enters Virgo on Tuesday, and our drives, ambitions, and urges to throttle something take on a fine, sharp point. If Mars in Leo was the impulse to make things more dramatic, Mars in Virgo is the drive to nail something home with precision, accuracy, and perhaps less than the usual empathy or concern for consequences. Mars in Leo may blow up and feel bad about it later, but Mars in Virgo just wants to wield the scalpel and do some surgery. And hey, let’s be honest with ourselves here: sometimes the only cure for a situation is to amputate.

Mars spends the week opposite Neptune. Normally an aspect from Neptune would tend to make the effects of a planet softer and fuzzier, but with Mars it tends to boost the urge to make some cuts — or to make a move on a potential romantic partner, especially if a little bad judgement or one extra drink is all that’s needed. You could get great results making changes in your love life under these circumstances, but please try to employ a little rational discernment with your choices and your actions: Venus trine Uranus on Wednesday is in effect throughout the middle of the week.

Venus trine Uranus loves to shake things up, try a little variety, or go for the unusual choice. Sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed — and sometimes it just means you wake up the next morning next to … I’m sorry, who were you again, and why are you wearing a hockey mask? So: make sure that the routine you’re shaking up really needs that much shaking, okay?

So really, not much to worry about, so relax and — Holy cow, look out, Lunar Eclipse!



Okay: so in and of itself, a Lunar Eclipse is nothing much to panic over, even though it’s traditionally referred to as “blood on the Moon.” It’s really just an amped-up Full Moon, and you were already braced for a bit of The Crazy whenever that happens anyway. However, keep in mind that an eclipse energizes the points it lands on in your chart and sensitizes them for later transits. Whatever projects or relationships you start now may very well come off with a bang — or just blow up — next Summer, when Jupiter is square those points.

And in the meantime? Find 26 degrees Aries and Libra in your birth chart, and brace yourself for some surprises over the weekend — hopefully, not involving any strangers in hockey masks.

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 In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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