Love Horoscope for the Week of October 17

Looking for a nice quiet week in your love life? Better tranquilize yourself and sleep in until the 24th and check in here again: this week is going to be pretty amped up.

On Monday, the Moon is Void of Course for almost the entire day. This usually implies a lack of success in new ventures. Actually, since the Moon is Void in Taurus, any new efforts to loaf around could be pretty successful.

On Tuesday, Venus enters Sagittarius. If the world famous/notorious love style of Venus in Scorpio wasn’t to your liking, take off the fishnets and strap on your chaps, because it’s Love Rodeo season! Sagittarius may not have the same sexualized reputation as Scorpio does, but Sag knows how to have a good time. Good times often lead to something more. Venus is in Sagittarius until November 11th, so you’ve got some time to practice your riding and roping skills.

Venus may rule love and affection, but Mars is more about sex… and it’s a powerful Mars aspect on Wednesday that has the most influence on this week. Mars conjunct Pluto will turn urges into hunger and needs into demands. Given that this is happening in Capricorn, don’t be too surprised if there’s an element of calculation to your amorous approach. Also: make sure your drive doesn’t get too demanding: any planet mixed with Pluto can turn into compulsion.

All of this ought to make for an exciting weekend dating scene, and there’s a little something for everyone. If you like a little emotional sensitivity with your Rodeo D’Amour, Friday evening the Moon is in Cancer. Be careful, though — during the middle of the day the Moon is opposite Mars and Pluto, and later into the evening the Moon is square Uranus. Sensitivity is great, sure… but those aspects could turn Moon in Cancer caring into snappish defensiveness.

The Moon in Leo for Saturday and Sunday promises to increase the Fun Factor with your dating and mating activities. Sunday sees some particularly useful Moon aspects, including a sextile to Jupiter and a trine to Saturn. A fun first date has a greater chance of developing into something more meaningful and long-lasting.

Finally: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that on Saturday the Sun enters Scorpio. Brace yourself for a month of buying your friends birthday presents involving black leather, chains, and stiletto heels. Or, you know… something cute and fuzzy that can conceal a weapon.

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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