Love Horoscope for the Week of April 2

It’s a week full of some challenging aspects for love and romance in general, but if you and your partner are committed to the common cause of your relationship, not only will you make it through, but the Zodiac has a pleasant surprise for you at the end of the week.

The week begins with Mars conjunct Saturn in Capricorn, which has been in effect for a few days now and will carry on throughout the week. In theory, this energy can be an incredibly useful workhorse for achieving your goals and making your plans come together. In practice though, it often brings stubbornness and crankiness and unnecessary conflicts that can be surprisingly difficult to untangle. If nothing else, pay close attention to what happens in your life on Monday and Tuesday, because this Mars-Saturn conjunction is happening closely opposite the July Solar Eclipse and within a degree of the exact location where the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of late 2019 is occurring. The events in your life early this week could provide an interesting sneak peek as to what you can expect from those two future occurrences.

Mercury, still retrograde until April 15th, interacts with this conjunction in some potentially unpleasant ways. First on Wednesday comes Mercury square Mars. This aspect usually brings with it some sort of verbal nastiness and difficulty when it comes to concentrating on fine details. If someone in your life genuinely needs to be shouted at, now is the time. Otherwise, it might be best if you simply keep your trap shut.

Not helping things any is Mercury square Saturn on Thursday. Whereas the Mars aspect tends to make your words and thoughts sharp and pointy and dangerous, the square from Saturn adds a chilling and distant effect. Losing your temper and telling off a loved one is bad enough, but Saturn can give your words a lingering impact.

Could I possibly be more clear about how to handle your closest relationships this week? If anything is bothering you, think before you speak. Then think again. And if a loved one verbally loses it with you? Keep the aspects in mind and try to be forgiving.

So, having read this forecast carefully and applied all the warnings, your relationship survived the week, didn’t it? Good. Here’s your reward: Venus trine Saturn is exact on Saturday, but it’s been lending you a hand for the last few days and will continue to do so for the next few days of next week. Whether you did any damage to your love life or not this week, this aspect lends stability to your affections and your relationships. Venus trine Saturn is an excellent peacekeeper and peacemaker, and the Moon joins Saturn in Capricorn on Saturday… So get out there on date night (Saturday) and play nicely with each other.

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 Blogtalkradio.com. In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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