Love Horoscope for the Week of January 22

Just because most of this week’s major astrological aspects are happening in the second half of the week, don’t get the impression that nothing much is going on before then. Although not exact, Sun conjunct Venus in the early part of the week is still in effect, and that will tend to put an emphasis on relationships. Likewise, Mars quincunx Uranus is still happening, and that can bring dramatic developments and unexpected flare-ups when it comes to both tempers and sex drives. Either way, the potential for change in the state of your love life is in the air.

The biggest player in the Zodiac this week is the smallest of the planets: Mercury. Thinking and communicating are both obviously very important relationship skills, and yet they are easily overlooked when we go searching for drama and excitement in our love lives. Love may be blind, but no one says it has to be stupid. Use your Mercury properly this week to get optimum results with your loved ones.

On Wednesday, Mercury is conjunct Pluto. This is a particularly powerful placement, but it needs to be used wisely. Although it may give you bold new insights, it also comes with the potential to do some harm with your words if you aren’t careful… or you may find yourself on the pointy end of this conjunction.

Mercury sextile Jupiter, exact on Thursday, can either be a chance to lend good cheer to your words or just turn up the volume on them. Although Jupiter usually brings more good news than bad, keep in mind that it is also the Amplifier of the Zodiac. Let reason be your guide.

“Reason” might be in short supply this week, as Sunday brings us Mercury square Uranus. Mercury and Uranus have a lot in common: they are both associated with brilliant thoughts and ideas. Again, just stop and double-check to make sure that your words and ideas are really as brilliant as you think they are, especially given that Mercury is conjunct Pluto this week.

Finally, Sunday brings a couple of relatively obscure aspects to Venus that are coming together in a rare configuration to potentially give your love life a huge boost. The quintile is a minor aspect that doesn’t usually get a lot of attention. It has an association with talent and creativity, and this Sunday Venus is in a rare quintile to both Mars and Uranus. When one combines the love and affection of Venus with the passion and drive of Mars and the unique creativity of Uranus, what you have at the end of this week is a near-perfect recipe for expressing your love in a new way. So go ahead and write that love letter, or try that tricky-looking new sex position, or swing for the fences with a potential object of your affection.

Now, if none of that is exciting enough for you? Fine. Rest up while you can. There will be a lunar eclipse next week, and that will give you plenty to get excited over.

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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