Remember when you were a teenager, loaded with hormones and looking for love? Remember how awkward and futile and disappointing it was?
Well, that’s the romantic outlook for this week. Thanks for dropping by. Come back next time!
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The week begins with two Venus aspects that will set the romantic tone for the rest of the week. First off, we have Venus in Leo trine Mars in Aries. This particular aspect between Venus and Mars always makes for amplified sex drives, and Mars is particularly powerful in Aries. So on the face of it, you might think that this is a pretty good week for “getting some,” as we used to say when I was a kid.
This would be fine if it weren’t for all the other stuff going on. Monday is also the day that Venus quincunx Saturn is exact. If “quincunx” sounds kind of rude to you, you wouldn’t be too far off. This particular combination will make it hard to find affection and caring, regardless of what your sex drive has you looking for.
And speaking of your sex drive, that’s Mars. Mars in Aries normally has a fiery passion, but this week the brakes are seriously tightened on it. Tuesday sees the exact Mars square Saturn. That can make things frosty, difficult, and distant. Your Mars energy is at least as likely to come out as angry words or deeds as it is in sexy bedroom action.
What’s really the kicker though for Tuesday is that it is also the day when Saturn turns direct. On the one hand, that’s good news, because it means Saturn is finally on its way out of Capricorn. On the other hand, a stationary planet is a powerful one, and a powerful Saturn can have a considerable chilling effect. Yes, even on Mars in Aries.
So, with all this potentially difficult energy at play, be particularly cautious on Thursday. That’s when there is a Full Moon in Aries. That in and of itself could make things pretty explosive. But combined with the difficult aspects that Mars (which rules Aries) is facing right now, it’s time for some caution, people. Lots and lots of caution.
At this point, you may be wondering if there’s any good news in the mix. There is! On Friday, Venus enters Virgo. If you read up on these things much, you might come to the conclusion that Venus in Virgo is a somehow “bad” placement. Not only is that a gross oversimplification, but in the next few weeks Venus will be getting helpful aspects from, at one point or another, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto… with a delightfully fuzzy visit with Neptune somewhere in between. Thus, it may not be a great week for romance, but save your energy. Better days are coming.
One last thing: Mercury doesn’t go retrograde until the 14th, but it has now entered what’s called “the shadow period.” Now would be a good time to start getting all your paperwork wrapped up. If you’re one of my many American friends who loves to complain about the state of American politics, this week would be an excellent time to make sure you are registered to vote, have applied for your absentee ballot, or whatever. Get it done now and I won’t have to nag you about it again.
SPOILER ALERT: I’ll be nagging you about this again later.