Whenever I’m looking at a client’s transits in a reading, I’m always happy to deliver good news, but I always look for the bad news first. As I often tell clients, if you win the lottery next week and I didn’t spot it, great. If you get bitten by a shark next week and I didn’t spot it, I haven’t done my job. So I admit it: I’m little nervous about this week’s forecast — but maybe not for the reason you’d expect. Forgive me if I’m hesitant when I tell you that this week’s outlook for love and romance is actually pretty good. On Tuesday, Venus sextile Mars is exact and that aspect lasts throughout the week. Any Venus-Mars aspect is a natural for attraction, romance, and sex… and the sextile is one of the kinder and gentler of aspects. If you want to get a new relationship up and going, or have an existing situation that needs more affection, this is a good time to take action.
Your thoughts and communications towards loved ones should also improve this week. Mercury sextile Neptune lends a certain gentleness to what you have to say. Think of this as an opportunity to (literally or figuratively) write that love letter you’ve been meaning to get around to. Meanwhile, Mercury trine Saturn will also be in effect this week. That will lend strength and stability to what might otherwise be scattered and unruly thoughts. If nothing else, it’s a good week to get organized.
If things need changing up in your love life, we have some unusual circumstances that will help you with that. Venus and Mars remain in the sextile to each other, but on Wednesday both planets change signs. First of all, Venus enters Taurus. Since Venus is the ruler of Taurus, this is generally considered to be a good indicator for solid results in your love life and potentially with your finances. Although this is a good placement, Venus in Taurus can be a little slow to get things moving. So don’t be afraid to get out there and give it a bit of a push.
Later that same day, Mars enters Cancer. That particular placement has a reputation for being problematic. Mars is not always comfortable with the emotional depth that Cancer can lend to it, but can we at least admit that sometimes Mars could benefit from a little more sensitivity? Finally on Saturday, just in time for date night, we have a Full Moon in Scorpio and Venus conjunct Uranus. The Venus aspect lends an element of romantic surprise to your weekend, and just might provide the thrills you are seeking. And yes, I know, “Full Moon in Scorpio” sounds a little scary to a lot of you. This Full Moon is sextile Saturn and Pluto though, so at least this month the werewolves should be relatively well-behaved…