Love Horoscope for the Week of January 8

Everyone roll up your sleeves and get ready to do some hard work, because this week’s major aspects provide ample opportunity for you to get what you want out of your life, romantically or otherwise. There are opportunities coming that you really don’t want to miss out on.

Monday brings us three major aspects that can all be of incredible utility. Saturn and Pluto, in very different degrees of Capricorn, are the powerhouses that will be driving much of the astrology in the next two or three years. But instead of just sitting back and worrying about how they might manifest negatively in your life, this is the week to take charge. Both planets will be making a number of important aspects for getting your love life or your life in general onto the track you want it to be on. Do not miss this! But first, a word from Jupiter…

First off on Monday, Sun sextile Jupiter will tend to give your ego a healthy little boost over the next few days, in case you had a hard time standing up for yourself because somehow you felt you haven’t deserved better. Then, Venus sextile Jupiter (which will be in effect the entire week) sets the stage for sweetness, kindness, reconciliation, and love in its various forms.

But wait, there’s more! Tuesday brings a conjunction between the Sun, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn… and it’s all sextile Mars in Scorpio. The gentle vibe of Venus sextile Jupiter is punched up by a powerful burst of the regenerative force that only Pluto can give. If there was ever a day you decided to plant your flag on a romantic target and stake your claim, this is it. Just be careful you’ve chosen wisely: actions initiated under this aspect can have a long-lasting effect, and when it’s combined with that aspect from Mars, there’s a chance you may just be rising to a challenge, rather than simply pursuing a worthy (and realistic) goal. Be particularly cautious of this, since Venus square Uranus (exact on Saturday) can lead to some unusual (and not terribly wise) attractions.

All of this demanding energy may require some serious thought before you put your big romance plan into action. For that, Saturday provides Mercury conjunct Saturn (which should inject a little common sense into all this buzz). You may also find yourself called to do some emotional healing work on yourself or someone else, as Saturday also provides us with Venus sextile Chiron.

Finally, if you still somehow managed to ignore all my urging and you’ve done nothing with this week, don’t give in to the urge to kick yourself over it… although Sunday’s Sun square Uranus might make you feel a little like doing just that.

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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