Love Horoscope for the Week of May 29

Monday is Memorial Day in the United States: a time when people pause to honor the sacrifices of all its young men and women who died in war. However, whether you’re an American or not, perhaps Monday should be a time when you stop and consider the horrible cost of unnecessary conflict, because there are a couple of astrological influences at work that could make the first half of this week Prime Time for getting into stupid, unnecessary, and perhaps unwinnable conflicts. On Monday, Mars opposite Saturn is a time when you and the people around you are more likely than usual to get frustrated and blow off in the wrong way, at the wrong person, at the wrong time. Things don’t improve much on the temperament front with Tuesday’s Mars sextile Uranus. Normally, that aspect would be useful for invigorating your efforts to get things done in new and unique ways. However, given the edginess from that Saturn opposition, the Uranus sextile may just end up throwing some gasoline on the wrong bonfire.

It takes a clever mind to know how to navigate those touchy Mars aspects, and fortunately on Wednesday Mercury trine Pluto could give you the added sharpness of focus to know where and when to make some cuts from your life. Just keep in mind that the trine aspect rarely shouts its presence, and you’ll need to make a conscious effort to get the best out of it. The good news overall is that if you use your brain before opening your mouth, and you manage to avoid conflict, the rest of the week is much better suited to love than to war.

On Thursday, Venus trine Saturn brings with it some unique opportunities to mend fences and sign treaties and to generally improve your relationships. Since Venus is now near the end of Aries, the last few weeks might have been a time when your romantic impulsiveness made you step on a few toes. Venus trine Saturn is ideally suited to some peace-making and to strengthening some situations that may have taken a few too many hits to the chin of late.

The weekend is when most dating and romance takes off, and fortunately this weekend most of the planetary activity is in your favor. The Moon is in Libra for Friday and Saturday, and that alone favors connecting and canoodling. On Saturday, Venus makes the conjunction with Uranus, which makes love and romance more fun, interesting and exciting. It’s a great time to get out and either meet someone new, or get to work on kicking your existing situation up a notch. Also on Saturday, Sun trine Jupiter is a good time for getting out and enjoying the company of others, whether your goals are romantic or not.

There, you see? You and your love life survived all that wacky Mars action from earlier in the week. Congratulations! Now, take a deep breath and focus on keeping your calm again, because on Sunday Mars enters Cancer and stays there until mid-July. Mars in Cancer can be great for sex but difficult for controlling one’s more petty impulses… so soak up all the love you can get now while supplies last!

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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