Love Horoscope for the Week of October 3

weeklyloveIt’s a week of strange but powerful longings, and if you want to pump up the volume on your current relationship (or get something new started), there are some powerful aspects happening. But if you prefer quiet stability in your human relations, then… um… consider faking having the flu and go into quarantine or something.

Venus trine Neptune was exact on the weekend, but still influences the first two or three days of this week. That aspect casts a sweet and fuzzy glow over things, and if that’s your preferred romantic vibe, take advantage of it quickly, because things are about to get a little wild. Take advantage of it before Wednesday.

Ah yes, Wednesday… or as I like to think of it this week, “Planets Gone Wild!” Yes, the conventional wisdom tells us to make dates for the weekend. Well, this Wednesday is made for breaking the rules. First of all, Venus sextile Pluto will take all those sweet and romantic longings and give them added depth and strength. Ever had a craving for a burrito (or whatever) that was so strong that you just couldn’t stop thinking about them until you got one? It’s like that, except substitute “new romance” for “burrito.” You’re not the only one feeling that way, so go find someone!

Also, on Wednesday, Mars square Jupiter increases the sexual impulse… and impulsiveness. As a young male in Junior High, I often had to carry my books in front of me in order to hide… um, never mind. It’s like that. Both the Venus and Mars aspects may be exact on Wednesday, but they have an influence on the entire week. Nonetheless, I insist that Wednesday is Dating Prime Time, what with Moon in Sagittarius providing an additional call to adventure.

On Friday, Mercury enters Libra. This is important for two different reasons. One, it means that we are now officially out of the Mercury Retrograde shadow period (think of it as Mercury Retrograde’s “hangover”). Secondly — within the context of a “love horoscope” like this one — it’s going to be a lot easier to express your feelings in words. Write a love letter, express what’s in your heart, and practice your best pick-up lines before using them on someone. Pick-up lines generally don’t work, but with Mercury in Libra they might actually come across as charming… for once.

Saturday offers some interesting romantic opportunities. Admittedly Moon in Capricorn doesn’t have the reputation for being incredibly romantic, but it certainly seeks emotional security. Don’t be afraid to make yourself look and sound like a good investment for someone, and you’re likely to find a buyer. Moon conjunct Pluto towards the evening will just lend depth to the mood, and those Venus and Mars aspects are still in effect. Make sure you get out and take advantage of it on Saturday, because the Moon is Void of Course for most of the day on Sunday.

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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