Love Horoscope for the Week of July 23

Love, like astrology, is pretty complicated. We all crave the sweetness of someone who cares about us. But even though we all have an idea of what love means to us, and no matter how powerful love may be, it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. You are a complicated person with a complicated past… even if you think you’re pretty straightforward. The same will naturally hold true for any other human being you end up in love with. Affection and goodwill and hoping for the best are all great, but sometimes it doesn’t work out. Likewise, this week’s astrology as it pertains to love and romance would normally be a good thing, but there is one astrological event sitting like a lump in the middle of it, casting a shadow over this week and the months to come.

When it comes to love and astrology, we usually look at Venus first, and Venus is having what normally would be a pretty good week. Venus opposite Neptune, which is exact on Tuesday, would normally make for a time where your Love Drive might be a bit impractical, but at least it would tend to err on the side of optimism. And just to give things a little extra punch, Venus trine Pluto on Friday would normally be a time when I would be telling you all about how truly powerful love can be.

But then there’s that damned Lunar Eclipse on Friday.

Normally it isn’t within the purview of a weekly horoscope to talk in detail about an Eclipse. But we need to talk about this one. The July 27th Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius also happens to be closely conjunct Mars. That Mars/South node conjunction that has been going on for a couple of weeks already has made it all too easy to fall into the traps that your past has set for you. Have you noticed the number of people fighting with their exes lately? Have you noticed people projecting their past pain onto inappropriate targets? Yeah, me too. And this Eclipse is going to bring all of that to a head.

But if you stuck around and read my work long enough, you’ll realize I’m pretty good at spotting the good news within the bad. The Sun, Moon, Mars, and Nodes for this Eclipse all positively aspect Chiron. In some ways, Chiron is the greatest teacher of the zodiac, in that it exposes us to the deepest wounds we have. But with all those positive aspects going on, we may now hopefully learn a thing or two about ourselves and others, when not to hurt someone else, when not to dwell on our own pain, when not to project our difficult pasts onto others.

And, when in doubt? Remember that a Venus-Jupiter sextile is still in effect. Kindness, Dear Reader… use your kindness.

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.


  1. CapriWCanM says:

    I met this Cancerman it was like love at first sight. We met at a function at my job back in April and we both work the same company but I never saw him before. I swear this man and we both look at each other I said to myself this is him the man I want. I never approach him then I saw him again and he came right up to me. He introduced himself to me and he said he is separated.  I got scare like highschool crap feeling. I gave him my first name. And that was it. I never saw him again. When I return back to work on Monday couple of days later I get a chat and he found me. Every since then we’ve been inseparable. We talk all day and night. We both got so close I mean fell in love with each other and I know he loves me too just the way he see right through me but things went left week of July 13. I needed to vent because lately he’s been distance and I started to question him on what going on. Did I do something just talk to me and he started going off. Saying I don’t want any drama  and caught me by surprise  because I was like WTH is drama when All I wanted is to spend time with him. I started to question myself is he started to see someone else or just going through things. Shit we all do. He refuse to talk and completely shut me out. Now he said things will never be the same again I am completely confused. I was so hurt because all I wanted to communicate with him. He Knows that if we need to vent let’s talk out get it over with. But it never went like that. He completely broke it off with no good communication. He said he loves me more than I know but he broke it off with no communication.  I really feel in my heart he is still married. He got some serious issue within himself.  Now he won’t return my call. I am so done with this messed up mind games. But I love him so. Worst part not my type at all I fell in love with the way he look right through me with his eyes. And he said the exact same thing. The worst part he ask me who sent me to him and I was like what he said I was too perfect for him. I’m confused and broken. What should I do

  2. Hi, I’m a Virgo and have been married with a Pisces for four years. My Pisces is a singer and has travelled to Asia for work, and has been cheating on me since last June after we had a disagreement because of the troubles in our relationship. Now he cannot take a decision of whether to stay with me or not, saying he doesn’t have the same feelings for me, he felt the same love he had with me at the start with his lover whom he is still seeing. He refuses to take a concrete decision despite my trying to bring reason into him. What do you I should do?

  3. In both your cases? These questions are a little too complicated to answer via comments. Have you considered getting a reading? I’ve got a discount on until Friday, so contact me at (here’s hoping I can get away with posting my e-mail address here), or find me on Facebook or Twitter…

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