You have an opportunity for metamorphosis and growth in love this week, as Venus sextiles Pluto on Monday, encouraging you to look at the deep subconscious forces that lie behind your emotional responses to others. A sextile aspect is an opportunity to work toward changing your behavior patterns. It offers the courage to deal with your emotions, and gain better control of them.
If you’re looking for love, this is a week of beginnings. If your Sun Sign is Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, or Pisces, you will enjoy additional opportunities in meeting someone. Thanks to an Aquarian Venus, an Arien Mars, and Friday’s Venus-Uranus conjunction, couples are free of hang-ups and able to enjoy more honest and open interactions.
Egos can sometimes get in the way of relationships. Now is a good time to look at how difficult it is to maintain your individuality when you share a deep soul-union with another. In such a relationship, your lives are often wrapped up in one another. While it can be difficult to balance individuality and partnership, we should relish the challenge.
This week’s Mars-Pluto trine offers you dynamic, ambitious, and confident energy. Take a deep breath and enjoy being you. This trine also gives you the ability to both understand and enjoy your significant other.
A wonderful example of the Mars-Pluto trine can be found in Clint Weyand’s words, from “Thank You for Being” “My love must be willing to let you grow in directions I haven’t traveled. If I don’t give you this freedom, my love is only a thinly disguised method for controlling you.”
The dark phase of the Moon — when the Moon disappear from sight for a few days — occurs around three days before the New Moon. According to astrologer Demetra George, this phase carries a twelfth house significance.
Dark Moon periods are times to bridge the old and the new by healing issues from your past. In turn, you are rewarded with empowerment. Those who are apprehensive of the astrological twelfth house, or of the mysterious Saturn, Pluto, or South Node influences, often feel a sense of alienation, confusion, or loss during these periods.
We attach ourselves to many things. Somewhere in your home, you probably have things you’ve carried with you from place to place for many years. We may also attach ourselves with deep roots, to cars, homes, jobs, and friends.
ARIES (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th):
Between now and the end of March, you will personally dominate your environment. Thanks to this week’s Mars-Pluto trine, both passion and sensuality are highly stimulated. When it comes to love, be prepared to deep and possibly unsettling reflection (courtesy of Pluto) as you investigate the philosophical underpinnings of your relationship. Playful Aries will be looking for love this week. You’ll be tremendously competitive if someone else casts his or her eye toward your love interest. You’ll enjoy the edge, however, and sparks could become flames.
TAURUS (Apr. 21st-May 20th):
When Taurus’ ruling planet, Venus, conjuncts Uranus, you’ll get itchy for excitement. You and your significant other should plan something thrilling this week. Forget just new and different — we’re talking about real thrills here. Without distractions, Bulls can get cranky. If you’re looking for love, strong vibrations exist in the workplace. People in positions of power may wield that control over you. Wise Taureans will tread carefully this week. Things may get exciting, but they aren’t on a stable track.
GEMINI (May 21st-June 21st):
Your ruling planet, Mercury, continues to travel backwards. Geminis should be planning changes, but not acting on them until mid-March. When it comes to love, Mercury is in a very difficult aspect with the asteroids Lilith and Hekate. This isn’t the time to have serious discussions unless you’ve thought things over very carefully. A Mercury-Pluto square seconds this motion and encourages you to avoid obsessive thoughts. Don’t close your mind to the whole picture. If you’re looking for love, it’s important to go beyond surface impressions and to take your time in getting to know someone better.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 22nd):
Moon Children get an opportunity to experience asteroid power this week. The asteroid Toro adds assertiveness. No one is going to take advantage of a Moon Child this week. When it comes to love, the asteroid Odysseus encourages you to carefully handle your resources and to solve any ongoing problems in romance. The asteroid Silesia suggests that you’ll be upset if your partner doesn’t recognize your efforts to keep the relationship on track. If you’re looking for love, you have the determination and desire to experience new things. Your increased sensuality is icing on the cake.
LEO (July 23rd-Aug. 22nd):
Wednesday’s Sun-Mercury conjunction puts Leo’s focus on communication. When it comes to love, be aware that the closer a Pisces Sun gets to a retrograde Mercury, the easier it is for a Leo’s mind to short-circuit from emotional overload. You and your significant other could be dealing with misunderstandings this week. Your ruling planet, the Sun, squares tenacious Pluto, and enhances the potential for executive leadership. Unfortunately, this is something that belongs in the boardroom, not the bedroom. If you’re looking for love, the Venus-Mars aspect offers opportunity, especially during the first three days of the week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23rd-Sept. 22nd):
Your ruling planet, Mercury, conjuncts a softhearted Sun this week, and Virgo’s mind works overtime. Your positive thoughts should bring a beneficial outcome. When it comes to love, your spontaneity is inhibited as you delve into the philosophical and psychological aspects of your relationship. Yes, you are right — change is in the air. If you’re looking for love, the Sun-Mercury aspect, along with the asteroid Cupido in your house of new romances, helps you to attract others with your wit and humor. You will shine brightly this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23rd-Oct. 23rd):
An independent Venus works wonderfully for Libra, and you should feel at ease when it comes to love this week. Mars remains in your serious seventh house of relationships, and ensures that you and your mate will continue to enjoy lively and active times. Pluto only increases the passion. If you’re looking for love, the unusual and unexpected is the name of the game, and thanks to Pluto’s sextile, your magnetic appeal increases. A pleasant Sun-Mercury aspect increases your confidence.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24th-Nov. 22nd):
Your ruling planet, Pluto, in a benevolent trine with Mars, assures Scorpios of dynamic magnetism. When it comes to love this week, you’ll wow your mate with your energy. The cosmic connection between a sensitive Sun and Mercury Retrograde, however, suggests that Scorpios need to be careful. Those penetrating thoughts could turn into brutally frank words and actions that force your significant other to respond defensively. If you’re looking for love, step carefully, and respect the personal boundaries of others. Add this to the potential for poor judgment, and you could be looking in all the wrong places.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23rd-Dec. 21st):
When it comes to love this week, a practical Jupiter in a challenging aspect with a sensitive Neptune creates the possibility for emotional confusion. Sagittarians need extra space in relationships, and you should make your mate aware of this. If you’re looking for love, Mars in your house of new romances enthusiastically supports your quest. Mars’ conjunction with the asteroids Hekate and Lilith encourages you to seek a union that is filled with both equality and passion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22nd-Jan. 20th):
When it comes to love this week, your ruling planet, Saturn, and electric Uranus increase tension. You are torn between your normal devotion to duty and responsibility, and a strong desire to let your hair down. Irritability may surface if your needs aren’t fulfilled. The asteroid Odysseus encourages new perspectives. Stay tuned, because there’s more to come. With a cautious Saturn in your fifth house of new romances, you have to work harder to relax. If you’re looking for love, stay on top of your judgments, because they could be slightly off this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21st-Feb. 18th):
When it comes to love, Aquarians are high-strung this week, thanks to Venus, Uranus, and Saturn stirring up mixed emotions and assuring mixed signals. Your mate needs to understand that emotional expression is harder for you now. If you’re looking for love, you are in luck. Uranus trines the asteroid Tristan this week, suggesting that an unforgettable romantic experience awaits you.
PISCES (Feb. 19th-Mar. 20th):
If you’re looking for love this week, you may easily be led astray. The asteroid Toro in your house of new romances gives you assertive courage, but you may not handle it well. When it comes to love, your ruling planet, Neptune, and practical Jupiter provide extra feelings of affection this week. Neptune, along with the asteroid Ops, makes an increase — or expansion — more likely for Pisces, but you have to be careful of what you are trying to increase.