Any decent relationship requires some adjustments. You know that if you want to go to the opera next week, you’re going to have to spend this weekend at the monster truck show. That’s perfectly understandable, but it isn’t a terribly comforting consolation at the time when you’re covering your ears to avoid permanent hearing damage from Truckasaurus, someone is spilling their beer on you and looking at you like it’s your fault, and someone else is aiming for your head with the T-shirt launcher.
These compromises are a little like the quincunx. The quincunx is a relatively minor aspect, but it’s annoying enough that it gets more than its fair share of attention. And there are two quincunxes driving your relations this week.
On Tuesday, Venus quincunx Saturn might make for some particularly awkward or untenable positions in your love life… and I don’t just mean sexually (although admittedly that too could be part of it). Romantically, and with your appetites in general, this could be a week of not quite getting what you want, or getting it a day late and a dollar short. There is no reason to expect this to spell disaster for your love life, but if things have been strained of late this could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
When things go wrong in your love life, the usual advice is to talk things out. This week, that approach might not work all that well either. Mercury quincunx Jupiter (which is exact on Saturday) certainly has everyone feeling talkative, but keep in mind that some parrots are pretty talkative too. Do you really want to be taking relationship advice from a parrot?
Worst case scenario: there’s always the chance to get out for Date Night on the weekend and patch things up. The Moon will be in Capricorn and Aquarius. Those may not be the most romantic places for the Moon to be, but it’s excellent for setting a tone of repair, responsibility, and re-dedication to a higher ideal.
So yes, there will be plenty of compromises called for this week, but not necessarily any serious drama. And you better play along, because next week Venus square Neptune is bound to make your love life even wobblier, and Mercury square Pluto is much better suited to shouting and squabbling than it is to meaningful, constructive dialogue… so you’d better rack up some brownie points for good behavior now while you can.