Love Horoscope for the Week of June 12

The overall conditions for Good Love are pretty solid this week, with Venus in Taurus and Mars in Cancer still in a close sextile to each other.  In fact, this aspect alone is often enough to make all your Human Relations run at least a little more smoothly. Of course, Love is rarely straightforward and uncomplicated, and this week is no exception. Venus in Taurus is loving and sensual, but never forget that The Bull is a slow and stubborn beast, and when it’s being goaded into action by The Crab (which can be a reactive and defensive critter), the usual ease with which Venus sextile Mars should make romance happen can be disrupted.

Part of sorting out the promising from the problematic in love can be Mercury, and Mercury has some… interesting… ideas in his head this week. Two Mercury aspects this week (both exact on Tuesday, but influencing the entire period) could give you some big and beautiful and potentially really stupid and impractical ideas. Mercury trine Jupiter is fantastic for making bold proclamations and coming up with great new approaches to others. For example: this would be an excellent time to get positive results if you were a salesperson convincing someone to sign up for your service. Mercury square Neptune can similarly fuel your romantic proclamations — but although that aspect can be creative and romantic, it’s not known for its practicality (or sanity). Like, if you were a salesperson attempting to sell your air conditioning service to an audience of penguins.

A lot of this confusion arrives just in time for Date Night this weekend. Turning up the illogic on your personal life is the fact that Neptune is stationary this week and turns retrograde on Friday. Don’t worry about an outer planet being retrograde as much as you might about, say, Mercury being retrograde, but if you have any major placements around 11-15 degrees of the Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces) that have taken a pounding in the last few months from Neptune, the big news will be “more of the same” until at least September, when Neptune goes forward again.

Whether your aims on the weekend are to find romance or simply have a good time, Sun sextile Uranus (exact on Sunday) will lend some energy to your goal. Friday may be particularly sweet but unwise with Moon in Pisces… so if you like being a romantic fool, that’s your night to shine. If you’d rather play into the energetic good times coming from that Sun-Uranus aspect, aim for party mode on Saturday and Sunday when a boisterous Moon in Aries is in effect.

Also: don’t forget that Sunday is Father’s Day — and don’t forget that with those Mercury aspects happening, you spell “Dad” right when you’re filling out that card for him.

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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