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Expect the good, the bad and the ugly this week! With emotions running high, your relationship will definitely be tested. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger though so lean on each other and keep the lines of communication open. For a more in depth look at what the stars have in store for you and your love life, check out astrologer Joan Porte's horoscopes below. And don't fret, there are lots of good (and sexy!) times in store for you and your boo too!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Mars, your ruling sign, is in a rare retrograded position. This is a time to tame that Mars aggression and drive and talk to your partner calmly. Are you on the same path with the wedding and the whole concept of marriage? Go inside yourself and figure out what you need and then quietly open the dialogue. Your fiancé will be surprised that you aren't in your full charging Mars mode, and the result may just surprise you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Venus, your guiding planet is in conjunction with the Sun. This heightens your charisma, grace and sex appeal. Frankly, there is no better time to do what the old song says and "get physical." Summer is here so grab a picnic basket, find a hidden cabin and have a romantic afternoon on a quiet beach or lake. Whatever your preference, now is the time to channel Venus in all her sexy glory.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Mercury has come out of retrograde and is happily in Taurus so take a peek at the Taurus section above for additional information. Because this placement will enhance your normal magnificent communication skills with extra beauty and grace, your words will flow even easier than usual. Pen your fiancé a poem or sweet love letter expressing your feelings that you can read over a romantic dinner or perhaps slip into his lunch before he leaves for work.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your ruler, the Moon, moves into Pisces this week. Your normal high emotional response kicks up a notch. Be careful that you don't take words out of context and find hurts where none existed. Walk away from potential arguments with your partner for a while because after a stint in emotional Pisces, your Moon heads straight into warrior Mars. There is no better time to take a few breaths before you respond to words that might sting.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Sun, the ruler of Leo, is cuddling close to Venus. Your sex appeal is on fire so take advantage. Vesta, the asteroid that puts roadblocks in our way, however, is nestled between the two so don't be surprised if there are a few flare-ups between you and your love. Passionate make-up sex anyone? Fortunately, these outbursts won't be anything major and you'll be able laugh them off with your Leo exuberance.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Vesta, the asteroid that rules your sign, is close to the Sun, meaning you and your love may butt heads a bit this week over silly stuff (don't worry, nothing major). Vesta is often a tough taskmaster for you, but she is getting boost from the Sun and Venus, putting you in the mood for romance...ooo lala! Do something totally un-Virgo like this week, have fun and be spontaneous. Leave the work behind, put your to-do list to the side and just enjoy quality time with your partner. You always work so hard and could really use the break.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
With Venus coming near the Sun, your creativity and energy is in overdrive. This also heightens your party-planning talents so why not show off those skills with a fun summer barbecue? Your partner will appreciate your hostess with the mostess 'tude and you'll both enjoy spending some downtime with good friends. Plus, it's a great way to get your friend groups together before the wedding.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Pluto, your ruler, is in a retrograde motion. Normally reticent Scorpio doesn't need this backwards movement to hunker down and seek isolation. Allow your partner into your Scorpio safe place and enjoy some romantic time together. You know what to do behind closed doors and no one hides better! Don't tell your friends; just grab your love and find a cozy nest far away.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
With Jupiter, your ruler, opposing Neptune you'll be feeling very spiritual and even more expansive for the next few weeks. This is a great time to go to yoga with your love or plan a trip to an ashram or an ancient temple. If that isn't in the cards, use this time to learn more about your religious/spiritual or philosophical beliefs. You want to understand these things before taking the plunge anyway, and now the gates are open for a perfect discussion.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Saturn is still retrograded. This will enhance your normal Capricornian reserve and moroseness, which can be taxing for your partner. What are you "go-to" mood lighteners? Utilize them and allow your partner to work some magic too. You can stay in the down mode better than any sign. It is summer, seek the sun, get outside, exercise and let your love lift your spirits.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your ruler, Uranus, is in Aquarius and in conjunction with the dwarf planet that is all about nurturing and mothering, Ceres. No matter how quirky (and you do quirky well) the gesture, do what comes to mind to shower love on your mate, whether it be sending a singing telegram to his office or hiring a skywriter. You'll receive that care and nurturing back in full measure.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Neptune is opposing Jupiter so be sure to have a look at the Sagittarius section for some additional insight. With Neptune also being close to Pallas Athena, you feel her call to take up the cause for the downtrodden. Why not enlist your fiancé to volunteer together at the local food pantry or homeless shelter? You'll be amazed at just how wonderful and loving that act of charity will make you both feel.