Love Horoscope for the Week of January 23

Sometimes in life, all it takes to make things better is to come to an understanding about them. Not everything in your life may be all great all the time, but the ability to fit it all into a larger pattern can get you through it. Or, as a popular series of children’s books might put it: A Series of Unfortunate Events is more bearable if it’s part of a larger narrative somehow.

Regardless of where you and your love life are this week, there are a couple of opportunities for you to change your storyline, or at least to understand the characters’ motivations a little better.

All of this happens against the backdrop of the ongoing Jupiter-Uranus opposition. There are times when a little revolution is a good thing, and that might apply to where you are with your life and your relationships (or lack thereof). Uranus is all about the revolution, and the Jupiter opposition is like a crowd cheering the rebels on. Just keep in mind that even a “good” revolution involves things blowing up and burning down. Just be careful where you throw that Molotov cocktail.

Mercury sextile Neptune on Monday makes the first part of the week ideal for reaching some kind of an emotional understanding. Mercury, as always, is in charge of the thinking and planning and how to phrase that break-up letter, naughty text message, impassioned plea for attention, or whatever it is your love life needs. Neptune adds a delicate layer of frosting that can help your message be better received.

On Friday, Venus square Saturn becomes exact (but influences the entire week). When Saturn is square any planet, kind-hearted astrologers scramble to express the potential positive outcome. Venus square Saturn is, admittedly, a fairly terrible time for starting or maintaining your relationships. I admit I’ve come up short with this one though… go look at some amusing cat pictures after you read this forecast, and we’ll just pretend this whole aspect didn’t happen, okay?

Also on Friday: Mars enter Aries. Regardless of what the calendar may say, now is the time you’re likely to feel some Spring Fever kicking in. This is a much more straightforward and impulsive placement than Mars in Pisces was, and frankly it’s generally a much better placement for dating and mating.

Finally: Saturday is the start of a new cycle in Chinese Astrology. I know nothing about Chinese Astrology beyond what I’ve learned by reading restaurant placemats, but you’ve got to admit that with Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries for the next several months, “The Year Of The Fire Rooster” might be a fitting name for 2017 in general. Just try to be careful about what (and who) you burn down with that energy, okay?

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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