Every 28 days we get a chance to start something new or start doing something differently with our lives. That chance happens at the New Moon, and Monday’s New Moon in Libra is not just symbolic about relationships (which Libra is famous for having a particular focus on), but it also gives you a chance to break free from someone or something. Maybe you need to dismiss the ghost of an old relationship before you move on, or maybe something you’re doing (or not doing) has been holding your love life back. Either way, this New Moon is square Pluto, so extreme acts of making up or breaking up will be more possible than usual.
The reason I’m particularly urging you to make a conscious, deliberate move in your love life is that the week is dominated by Venus square Mars, which is exact Wednesday night. Venus in Scorpio has more of a reputation for getting what it wants than for applying wisdom or subtlety to its desires. Since Venus is still retrograde, this can involve attachments (or obstacles) from your past, or some other form of emotional unfinished business. If this is an issue with you currently, the ongoing Uranus square the Nodes can help you break free if you give things a little push. Don’t let past wounds dictate future injuries. If that isn’t an issue now, brace yourself for possible unexpected contact from an ex anyway.
Meanwhile, Mars in Aquarius is certainly a dynamic placement, making for new and interesting sexual energy and ideas, but you can’t quite count on that alone to lead the way. Monday’s New Moon is trine Mars, which makes the month ahead more energetic… but an energetic Mars doesn’t always choose wisely. With Venus and Mars pushing each other to action via the square aspect between them, you could have a great time in bed this week. Just, please, make sure you’re in that bed with the right person — even if it’s just yourself.
The weekend dating scene offers both possibilities for breaking patterns and choosing new ones that are more solid and reliable. Sun square Pluto (exact on Friday) may have you and those close to you feeling a little damaged and vulnerable, and that may lead you into some old traps that involve propping up your Ego in unwise ways. Fortunately, Mercury sextile Saturn lends some logic to the proceedings. That’s (probably) a good thing if you’re starting up with someone new, because (both literally and figuratively) things that are planted near the New Moon often have a better than average chance of taking root and growing.