Love Horoscope for the Week of May 21

It’s so true that it has become a cliche: If you want to make a relationship work, you need to communicate. We often forget that. We become so used to saying things that we just sort of blurt them out without really giving any thought to how the other person is going to perceive them.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, two Mercury aspects will make the entire week a good time to find new ways to communicate what it is that you really want and really need. First, Mercury sextile Neptune brings a depth, a gentleness, and a soulfulness to your thoughts and ideas that can be perfect for writing a love letter, reaching out and letting someone know you care, or smoothing over the ruffled nerves of a loved one. Mercury opposite Jupiter will give you and others the urge to communicate more, and with more gusto. Even though these are fairly good conditions for speaking your mind, keep in mind that an opposition from Jupiter can make any planet overdo it. Literally and figuratively, don’t be afraid to edit yourself a little.

Assisting with this urge to express yourself is Wednesday’s Sun trine Mars, which should find your energy levels and your mood both running fairly high. Take advantage of that energy while it lasts. (Great for date night.) The excellent Mercury momentum carries on for the rest of the week. On Friday, Mercury trine Pluto is exact, so whatever it is you wanted to convey to others, you can add some impact to the bountiful words and soulful thoughts that Jupiter and Neptune are imparting.

If you are afraid that this week’s romantic astrological outlook was all talk and no action, think again. Friday is also the day Jupiter trine Neptune is exact, and that particularly powerful aspect holds sway over both this week and next week. Jupiter in Scorpio seeks death and deeper understanding and committed relationships, and Neptune in Pisces is always looking for the gateway to a higher reality. When you put the two of those together in an aspect, what you get will be, for many of you, a unique opportunity to take your relationship to the next level, or to dig deep within yourself to figure out what it is you really want, how you can get it, or whether or not you’ve been fooling yourself all along.

Hey: let’s set aside the whole “love and romance” angle here for a second. Mars square Uranus (with Uranus still freshly in Taurus) is still in effect from last week, and no matter what your relationship status, your nerves are likely a bit jangled, or you’ve had to dodge a few more bullets than usual from others. Jupiter trine Uranus is an ideal time to relax and get in contact with the higher meaning in your life. My recommended technique for that? Margaritas in a hot tub. Try it. It works. Besides, Venus opposite Saturn is exact on Saturday, so it might be a better weekend for inner peace than a dinner date.

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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