Your prospects are generally favorable for love and romance this week, so perhaps it’s best to focus more on thinking and logic… because the weeks ahead are going to be a little unhinged.
The first part of the week is still under the influence of Venus trine Pluto, and that can make for excellent conditions as far as finding or strengthening love. Just make sure you use a little discernment.
Early Monday morning (Eastern time) there is a New Moon in Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so there will be a natural emphasis on thinking and communication. I also tell people that a New Moon is an excellent time to plan out what practical results you want in your life for the next week. So make sure you give yourself some time to think about the issues you’re facing in your life on Sunday evening that can be addressed with research, intellect, or intelligence.
On Tuesday, Mercury enters Cancer. Mercury in Cancer may not have the same reputation for quick wit and brightness that Gemini does, but it’s still a very smart placement. It’s a good time to work on (and work with) what is often called “emotional intelligence.” This could be your opportunity to use the words that not only make your point, but that touch your listener’s heart. Go ahead, write that love letter or concerned Letter to the Editor.
Your overall ability to communicate and get ideas across clearly may be better than average this week, thanks to Mercury sextile Uranus, which is exact on Friday but influences most of the week. Although neither Mercury in Cancer nor Uranus in Taurus are necessarily associated with “quick and easy results,” when you put the two of them together you can get some very bright outcomes.
There are two major influences on the weekend dating scene that you should pay close attention to. First of all, Sun square Neptune can produce the kind of feelings that pair nicely with romance. But on the other hand, it’s kind of a low-energy sort of transit. In other words, it might be a good time for a first date… but think more in terms of “mini golf” than “backpacking.”
Finally, the biggest influence on romance this week happens on Saturday night, when Venus enters Gemini. Venus in Taurus gets all kinds of great press because Venus rules Taurus, and it’s generally considered to be a great placement for affection and creature comforts. That’s great, but Venus in Taurus can have a tendency to just sit at home and wait for love to come and find it instead of getting off the couch and actually doing something about it. That approach might not get you too far. On the other hand, Venus in Gemini understands the value of planning and doing research and sending out a scouting party to see what’s actually out there. That may prove to be the change in approach to your love life you need.