This week’s astrological activity may not necessarily be suited to bold and breathtaking romantic news, but it’s great for maintenance and for careful, thoughtful application. That’s a good thing, because Venus is in Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio can be a lot of fun, but she could use a little structure and order to maximize her charms. Three aspects influence the first part of the week, lending (mostly) some sense and sensibility to your romantic pursuits, and two aspects make the latter part of the week a great time to strengthen and solidify your bonds.
First on Monday, Mercury sextile Saturn can make for clear communications and level-headed reasoning. Whether your primary intent is relationship-oriented or otherwise, I urge you to take advantage of this influence while it lasts. Mercury is now pulling away from the opposition to Uranus. That aspect has made thoughts and communications a little scrambled and weird in the last couple of weeks. When you consider that Mercury is now in the “shadow period” of the retrograde that begins on Halloween, caution should be observed with that late-night drunk text or early afternoon argument with the boss — but when you factor in the upcoming retrograde, which will bring Mercury opposite Uranus back into play? You’d better get all the clarity you can now, while it lasts.
One caution about the early part of the week: Sun square Pluto is exact on Monday. This can make for conditions where the egos of those around you are a little more bruised and tender than usual. Friends and co-workers might be a little more likely to overreact to perceived slights or offenses. And hey — if you haven’t noticed that among those close to you… maybe you’re the one being unreasonable.
Even if you fumble with the people near you, there’s an opportunity to correct things. Tuesday brings the exact Mercury trine Neptune aspect. Just as Mercury sextile Saturn can help you form constructive thoughts and words with practical applications, Mercury trine Neptune adds a touch of poetry and even ethereal beauty to your usual Mercury processes. So: if you are arguing with a friend or loved one, you’ll have the chance to address the matter creatively. Don’t yell at your boss because you’re overworked and underpaid — write your boss a haiku about it instead, maybe…?
All of this leads to the weekend, and the two aspects that make it so potentially constructive for your love life. On Saturday, Mercury sextile Pluto takes all that positive thoughts and words momentum and adds extra punch. Sometimes in a relationship, that’s all it takes to be heard by your partner. Don’t let any resentments continue to fester. Address things logically, and you’ll have a better than average chance to clear things up between you and your partner.
Finally, on Sunday, the best romantic news of the week arrives, in the form of Venus sextile Saturn. “How is Saturn romantic?” I hear some of you asking. Well, technically, it’s not. But without the firm backbone provided by Saturn, any romantic impulses or new relationships will tend to be transitory and impermanent. Add the sextile to Saturn, though? That gives you a chance to make your sweet thoughts and gestures a part of something larger and more stable.