Just as love in the real world is a lot more complicated than a Disney Princess romance, sometimes writing a weekly love forecast requires delving into deeper emotional territory than simply hearts and flowers and swooning.
This week is overshadowed by a conjunction in late Pisces between the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Chiron. It’s easy enough to see how blending the ego, communication, and sweetness relates to romance, but Chiron? Chiron represents the repository inside of us where we store all the pain and the hurt and the rejection we can’t help but have collected along the way in this life. Sure, some people have a greater share of that than others, but none of us are immune. And when you dare take up the bold task of being in a relationship with someone you love, at some point or another those old demons will get triggered. On the one hand, addressing these issues is important in order to become both a complete human being and in order to relate to another human. On the other hand, this ain’t fun. So please, this week: I know that something is likely to trigger you. And please, when that happens with someone you care about, treated them with all the kindness and compassion and patience that you can muster, as you would have them treat you.
Sometimes when you’re facing an emotional situation like that, the first urge you have will be to jump in and say something that you think will make things better, even when simply sitting back and listening would be the better strategy. Mercury enters Aries on Tuesday, and that placement is a lot better at leaping into a situation with a kind but perhaps poorly-timed word than it is with patience and understanding. Your motives may be pure, but be careful with your word choice.
Also on Tuesday, Venus enters Aries as well. Venus in Aries tends to favor bold romantic action rather than longing glances and hand-holding the way Venus in Pisces did. Once you ride out the potentially painful emotional situation hovering over the first half of this week, and once you have thought carefully about your words and your actions, then yes… maybe it will be time to boldly leap in and pour some love on those issues.
Jupiter turns retrograde on Thursday, and stays that way until July. Although Jupiter is the general ruler of good times and commitments, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the retrograde phase is a bad time to tie the knot (literally or figuratively). Just exercise a little caution before signing up for a long-term commitment.
The rest of the week’s romantic outlook is further affected by an aspect that doesn’t necessarily lend itself to clear-mindedness. Mercury square Saturn can make for harsh or thoughtless communication or can make the right words harder to find.
Despite all the emphasis on cautious communication this week, let’s be honest with ourselves: sometimes a nice round of bold and frisky sex with your partner can solve a lot of problems. Mars trine Uranus will provide the energy and the enthusiasm to do just that, so why not? If you’ve already spent the week moping around with your partner, there are plenty worse ways to break that mood.
Finally, any damage done to your ego or the ego of a loved one has a good chance to be repaired on the weekend, as Sun sextile Pluto will give us all the strength to do a little reconstruction.