Love Horoscope for the Week of April 17

Most people like to grumble a little about going back to work after the weekend, but this week you might want to make an extra effort to control your complaints: Mars quincunx Saturn is exact on Monday, making the first part of the week more of a risk than usual for temperamental flare-ups… and Mars in Taurus already has a bit of a reputation for those even without an assist from Saturn. Be prepared to duck and cover.

On Wednesday, the Sun enters Taurus. Start stocking up now on restaurant gift certificates for all your Taurus friends’ birthdays!

Pluto turns retrograde on Thursday. If you have any major placements in your birth chart between 14 and 20 degrees of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), Pluto has been slapping you in the face one way or another since about mid 2016. Brace yourself for more slaps between now and early 2018. Remember that the slower a planet, the longer the retrogrades, and Pluto will be retrograde until the end of September. Thanks Pluto, yer a real pal.

If you’re tired of hearing people complain about Mars in Taurus, good news arrives on Friday, as Mars enters Gemini. On the one hand, this is a great time for getting out and pumping some fresh energy into your social life. On the other hand, Mars plus Gemini often equals “verbal aggression.” You’ll need to be a little more cautious than usual about the sharpness of your words between now and early June, when Mars enters Cancer and you’ll be able to successfully sulk over your injuries.

The weekend dating scene is dominated by Moon in Pisces on Friday and Saturday. This is a tremendous placement for empathy, sympathy, and commiserating with others. You may find you have to do a lot of that this weekend, because Venus square Saturn hovers over the entire weekend like a big, mopey cloud of bummertude. Okay, maybe it won’t be that bad (Moon in Pisces can often be overly-optimistic), but this is probably not the weekend to expect something new, lasting and long-term to begin.

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. My natal Pluto retrograde in libra so for me should be kinda natural energy to handle. But yeah other cardinal signs in natal chart Venus and Mercury in aries, Mars in cancer just not sure about degrees….

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