Love Horoscope for the Week of August 28

One of the two most influential aspects of the week is one that was actually exact last weekend but remains in full effect this week. Jupiter sextile Saturn provides the circumstances with which you can (in one department or another) get your act together, whether it’s sorting out your love life or organizing your messy desk.

On Thursday, Mercury (which is still retrograde) stumbles backwards into Leo. This means that all the same tendencies towards spelling errors and bad directions and broken-down elevators will continue as it did when Mercury was retrograde in Virgo, except these everyday Mercury screw-ups will now be louder and more dramatic. Don’t panic though: we’ve only got about another week to go.

The other major aspect influencing the entire week is exact on Saturday. Mars trine Uranus takes that constructive energy from the Jupiter-Saturn aspect and turns it into quick wits and action and boldness. Put all of those together and you have a recipe for making good and real and positive change in your life. Doing that sort of thing requires a little forethought and wisdom, and unfortunately that sort of thing is a little harder to come by when Mercury is retrograde. Not helping matters is Mercury conjunct Mars on Sunday. Yes, the aspect from Uranus may provide creativity and originality, but the conjunction to Mars might mean that what you think is creativity and originality is simply you being a jackass. Try to keep that under control, okay?

I admit that when I’m writing a general forecast like this, I have a certain tendency to dismiss two things: the quincunx, and aspects to Chiron. Quincunxes are weird and slippery to describe at the best of times, and Chiron has a lot to do with deep psychological processes. Admittedly those things are important, but like the quincunx, it’s kind of hard to work them into a romance forecast. Nonetheless, this week I would ignore Mars quincunx Chiron at both your peril and mine. The aspect is exact on Saturday but it’s slow enough that it will cast a shadow over this week and next week. When one takes the inherent aggression and action-oriented nature of Mars, then applies that in a weird and unpredictable way to the deep-set and psychological wounds that Chiron can represent, it’s easy to see how a slip of the tongue or a sudden outburst could lead to emotional disaster. Combining this with my warning about Mercury retrograde and Leo, and for God’s sake don’t get into any shouting matches with anyone.

If you don’t manage to get much done with all of this during the week, at least there is hope that you will be able to get out and have a good time on the weekend. Aquarius may not have the reputation as being the most romantic of signs, but Moon in Aquarius for Saturday’s date night and Sunday is certainly excellent at breaking the ice and socializing, and that’s often where a great romance can start.

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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