Love Horoscope for the Week of January 30

You’re an intelligent person (obviously, because you’re here reading this now). But sometimes there’s a problem with being intelligent: namely, sometimes a smart person can overestimate their brain’s ability to think its way through things, and as a result a smart person can make mistakes someone less bright would know enough to avoid. When it comes to general intelligence, in astrology we look to Mercury, and Mercury is getting pounded by a couple of transits that may make it think it’s being brilliant — but it probably isn’t.

So: do yourself a big favor this week. Start every day by sending yourself a text message that reads U R 2 DUM 2DAY. It could save you a lot of embarrassment.

One of the aspects knocking Mercury for a loop is Tuesday’s Mercury square Uranus. A Mercury-Uranus aspect often makes for brilliant ideas and intellectual breakthroughs, but the square is a little like pouring a gallon of genius into a teacup: most of it’s going to end up making a mess on the floor.

On Thursday, Mercury square Jupiter takes that wobbling and uncertain Mercury, pours a few shots of whiskey into it, and encourages it to go share its opinions with that biker at the end of the bar. Yes, what I’m saying is: your words and ideas may be big and grand right now, but as far as practical application and reasonable results? Yeah. Maybe you should just write it all down and come back to it next week when you’re thinking a little more clearly.

One more thing to keep in mind is that the Moon is Void of Course for most of the day Thursday. So, on the upside: if you have something you’ve been putting off for a long time and you genuinely hope it fails (like that idiotic pet project your boss keeps talking about), launch it on Thursday and odds are good that, at some point soon, the whole thing will crash and burn.

Fortunately, the weekend will give you both a break from work and the opportunity to focus on romance. Venus enters Aries on Friday, and that will put new wind into your romantic sails. In theory, Venus in Aries isn’t the most effective placement, but sometimes Venus needs to stop being a wallflower and get some skin in the game. Even more potentially exciting weekend love life news? Moon in Taurus for Saturday loves sensual pleasures, and late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, the Moon in Gemini makes a sextile to both Venus and Mars — the two planets in charge of your sex drive. You see? There are better things in life than just being smart, isn’t there?

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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