Love Horoscope for the Week of January 16

“Making up” and “breaking up” are vital components of many songs, and not just because they rhyme (although that certainly helps). You may find yourself in a situation where your love life needs some repair, or where the whole project (or a large portion of it) needs to be scrapped. In either case, this week’s transits have something that can help you out.

This week’s biggest transits don’t hit the exact degree until Thursday and Friday, but are felt throughout the week. The heart- and mind-fuzzying effects of last week’s Venus-Neptune conjunction are wearing off, and gives way to a pair of planetary combinations that can either help you strengthen any recently-made gains in your love life, or strip away the debris (depending on your requirements).

On Thursday, Mars square Saturn is exact. This aspect always brings the potential for strife and suffering, but handled properly it can strip the grime from your emotional life. However, this may be particularly tricky as Mars in Pisces is a little better at picking enemy targets based on gut instincts and your mood of the day rather than actual evidence, and Saturn in Sagittarius is all too happy to play along, bringing a certain “you’re not the boss of me” vibe with it. Yes, odds are good that something or other needs to be tossed out of your personal relationships, but try to use a little common sense before pulling the trigger.

You might want to avoid pulling that trigger exactly on Thursday, and don’t expect to get a heck of a lot done at work: the Moon is Void of Course in Libra for most of the day. Those conditions are better suited to hanging out and chatting at the water cooler than for achieving any major goals, whether work-wise or romantically. Yes, Libra is all about relationships — but even Libra can have an off day.

Friday brings the exact Venus-Pluto sextile. The gentle and loving nature of Venus gets a little reinforcement, and even the sweetest of nothings can take on new importance. If you need to make an impassioned plea for attention or mercy from either another person or an entire situation, this aspect makes the tail end of the week an ideal time to make your case.

All of this should make for an eventful weekend from an emotional perspective, but be careful with your timing when planning any large declarations of either love or rejection: the Moon in Scorpio for Friday and Saturday is passionate enough, but is Void of Course throughout Saturday evening. All the usual warnings about the Void Moon are in place, but Moon in Scorpio can have a hard time hiding its feelings. Worst case scenario: Mercury sextile Neptune is in effect (although it isn’t exact until after the weekend). That should help you find the right words, sweetness, and empathy to convey how sorry you are the whole mess happened in the first place.

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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