Love Horoscope for the Week of January 15

The week begins with an opportunity to make some big breakthroughs in your personal life, and ends with a chance to shake things up a little. Take advantage of both, and all you’ll have to worry about is stepping on people’s toes with your newfound power.

Monday brings us Jupiter sextile Pluto, and that aspect fills the entire week with very big and very real opportunities to make for changes in your life, especially when it comes to those with whom you are in committed and/or sexual relationships. Normally, almost any Jupiter-Pluto aspect might end up being too much of a good thing, like putting a jet engine on a lawnmower. The sextile, however, gives us a chance to use that potent combination with a degree of subtlety and power that doesn’t usually come from this combination. Choose your course of action wisely and take advantage of it.

On Tuesday, the Universe gives you a chance to consciously reboot something in your life that may need it. A New Moon is always a chance to stop and consciously re-evaluate your plans, but a New Moon in Capricorn like this one, with a load of planets (like Saturn and Pluto) in the same sign? Now you’re playing with real power! Tuesday represents a unique opportunity to take something that has eluded you and begin the difficult work of making it real, right here and now on the material plane. That doesn’t sound to me like an opportunity you should miss out on… does it to you?

On Wednesday, Venus enters Aquarius. Venus in Aquarius has a strange reputation… as any placement in Aquarius usually does. It’s not usually considered to be the most romantic places for Venus to be. It’s the sort of thing that is usually associated more with humanitarian efforts or universal love rather than the kind of one-on-one love that most people associate with the word “romance.” Take my word for it though: when Venus in Aquarius comes down off of its rarefied mountaintop and dares to fall in love with a mere human being, it falls and it falls hard. Now is the time to play on your uniqueness as an individual in order to attract love, rather than simply trying to fit in with the latest fashion trend. Embrace who you are as an individual first, and someone will see that uniqueness and honor it for all it’s worth.

Arguably the biggest aspect of the week is one that arrives on Wednesday: Mars quincunx Uranus. Both planets are in signs that are traditionally ruled by Mars, so in a sense, Mars is the winner of the battle when it comes to the uniquely strange quincunx. Your energy and your sex drive might be amplified, but scattered all over the place. Try to make some sense of it and invest it wisely, and the results could be magnificent. Give in to your lower impulses, and you might just end up making a big, sexy mess of it all.

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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