Weekly love horoscope (23-29 January)

ARIES (March 20–April 19)
It’s frustrating to think that you have something going and then be stopped dead in your tracks, Aries. Fear is the most common obstacle that you’re likely to meet. Whether it’s yours or someone else’s, being gentle works better than pushing too hard.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20)
Persistence can be a way to get what you want or a way to keep going after something in the wrong way. Consider the possibility that one of your basic ideas about relationships is wrong. But instead of feeling stupid, you feel freer than you’ve ever been before.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20)
Try to understand that some people want to stay in their bad moods. They won’t admit that it’s a choice, not an inevitability. Humor sometimes helps, but I don’t think they’re going to be in the mood for your jokes. If you can be happy alone, go for it.

CANCER (June 21–July 22)
It’s almost time to grow up, Cancer. Saturn’s moving into your sign, so have one last cry, then make a plan and start carrying it out. Your fate has never been so much in your hands. All you have to do is let yourself be in a charge for the game to become yours.

LEO (July 23–August 22)
There’s something very attractive about showing some vulnerability this week. I know it’s not your style, Leo, but someone who’s stayed away from you could show affection when it looks like you need it. So don’t hide your beautiful tears now.

VIRGO (August 23–September 22)
Yes, people are acting a little strangely now. What you’re seeing are insecurities, even if they sometimes appear as aggression. A gentler approach, rather than a critical one, is needed to ensure the kind of trust that brings people closer to you at this time.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22)
Of course, it’s great to be peaceful, but it’s not always possible. And, it’s not always the best way to build a relationship. Stand up for yourself, even if you’re feeling a little unpleasant about it. At least the truth will be out where you both can then deal with it.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 22)
You can be incredibly passionate this week, yet still keep your cool. That allows you to feel in control, even when you’re not. It’s a great way to get attention without looking obvious. This is a good week to play hard without worrying about getting hurt.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) You might be in the mood for some light-hearted flirting, but it’s probably not going to be taken well. That’s because you’re around serious people who might not be in the mood for games. If you get that impression, it’s a sign to back off instead of pushing it.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19)
With Saturn entering your house of partnership, you’re beginning a long cycle when responsibility in relationships counts. The trick is not to do your duty, but to respond to the needs and feelings that both you and one close to you experiences.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18)
No, playing it cool is not necessarily going to get you what you want this week. While there may be more than enough drama going on around you, it’s really important to show passion, if you want to get a response. Let down your guard to lift up your love life.

PISCES (February 19–March 19)
Try not to be overly sensitive to an impatient person. He or she doesn’t mean any harm, Pisces. It’s just that intense feelings just don’t want to wait. Maybe you, too, can turn up the heat and then the two of you will be in sync, instead of out of phase