Love Horoscope for the Week of December 12

Sometimes life hands you rare and wonderful opportunities to grow as a person. This week has the potential to provide many of those fantastic, glorious learning opportunities. And yes: if it sounds to you like I’m softening the blow a little here, you’re exactly right. Some weeks you win, some weeks you lose. But, this week? You win if you’re still retaining enough of your sanity to keep from being locked up.

Starting the work week at this time of year, when everyone is anticipating various holidays and slowdowns, can always be a bit challenging… especially this week, when Monday brings us Sun trine Uranus (amplifying everyone’s need to be a little more special than everyone else) in the shadow of Tuesday’s Full Moon in Gemini. Most Full Moons are a bit of craziness that passes soon afterwards, but since this Full Moon is opposite Saturn, there’s the potential for the outbursts to leave more of a bruise than usual. Watch your words!

Put those two transits together and right there, potentially the rest of the week could be an unproductive mess. It’s a good thing there’s some potential for romance here, otherwise the week could be pretty much a write-off. You’ll have to wait until the weekend though. Thursday is a complicated emotional mess, with the Moon in Cancer (which can be kind of touchy to start with) making some bumpy and oversensitive transits to Pluto, Jupiter and then Uranus before going Void of Course for the evening.

Friday and Saturday, the Moon gets playful as it passes through Leo. Friday night might be a good night to go blow off some steam with friends, but not necessarily to get any new romance fired up: the Moon makes no exact aspects all day. That’s not necessarily a bad sign, but it might make it harder for anything meaningful to get started.

Saturday is your last, best shot for something happy and memorable this week, and fortunately the Zodiac will be providing some assistance. Over the course of the evening, the Moon in Leo makes some helpful and cheerful aspects to Jupiter and Uranus, with a side order of stability from Saturn. In and of itself, this may not sound like much… but it’s still the best day of the week for romance (and probably just in general). If nothing else, the Moon is in Virgo on Sunday, and that’s always a fairly constructive time for patching up your wounds and quietly wondering how to get on with it all.

So yes, admittedly, it’s not going to be the sexiest or most thrilling of weeks for you. Don’t worry, next week’s outlook will improve… even though Mercury goes retrograde. That’s right: next week is better than this week, even with a Mercury Retro happening. As we say in the business: oy vey.

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.


  1. Full moon is not conjunct saturn

  2. You are correct, Andy. The Sun is conjunct Saturn. I have corrected the article.

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