Love Horoscope for the Week of April 16

An important part of this week’s astrological action actually happened last week but carries over throughout this week, and lucky you: the news is mostly good for romantic and sexual attraction. Jupiter sextile Pluto is making everyone a little more aroused than usual, and that can lead to some great beginnings in your love life, or to pumping more life into your current love connection.

No less than three major astrological events are coming together this Tuesday that can make for powerful changes in your life. First of all, Venus opposite Jupiter will make for strong and intense attractions, whether it is to your current mate, or to someone new, or the dessert table at the buffet. Now is not the best time to hold back with either your heart or your wallet, even if that’s what reason and common sense dictate. And what do reason and common sense have to do with romance, anyway?

Much of the drive for affection and overspending and breaking your diet this week comes from Venus trine Pluto, which is also exact on Tuesday. Used consciously, this is a great time to woo and win a potential partner. Of course, there are also unwise ways to spend this energy, but let’s be honest: even those are kind of fun.

Tuesday also sees Chiron entering Aries. This is far too big and important an event to cover within the context of a weekly forecast, but I will tell you this much: if you are a member of the Chiron in Pisces generation (which is most of the 1960s) congratulations… you have made it through one of life’s major transits. You are now officially entitled to yell at those kids to get off your lawn. You’ve earned it.

Pluto turns retrograde on Sunday. Although astrology fans are conditioned to think that retrogrades are a bit less useful than when planets are moving forward, that isn’t necessarily the case. Retrograde periods offer us the opportunity to rethink things. Pluto retrograde gives us a chance to go deep within and explore the life and death issues the drive us all every day, whether we want to admit it or not.

The weekend’s most important aspect is one that isn’t exact until next week. Mars sextile Jupiter comes into play in time for the weekend. That will give you an opportunity to put your energy to good use towards making your life a better place, and yes, that includes your love life. This is an opportunity that you do not want to let slip away. You know what needs changing, and you know what the challenges are. Now go face them!

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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