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Love is in the air! But beware, for some girls, this week may not be the best time to make major life decisions (or any decisions at all for that matter). Astrologer Joan Porte breaks down exactly what the stars have in store for you and your boo in the week ahead.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Mars, your ruling sign, is in Scorpio, a sign for which he has a strong affinity for. Even though Mars is in retrograde right now, this is still a very sexual and sensual week so go for it! Take some time off with your love and enjoy one another away from it all. Best to find a secret hideaway, as there's nothing more Scorpio loves than a secret.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your ruler, Venus, is making an opposition to Saturn right now. This is not a good time to undertake a highly creative or romantic project. Saturn has a way of putting a damper on events and tends to make you feel a little too serious. This is a good week, however, to have "that" discussion with your love. You know, the one you've been trying to avoid; bring it up.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
With Mercury opposing Mars, you'll want to be judicious with your words right now. Fights can come out of thin air due to misunderstandings and poor communication. Count to ten this week and then speak; it will help prevent some blowups you'll both later regret. Mercury is a fast mover, meaning this won't last long so don't risk unnecessary battles. Instead, choose your words wisely.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your ruler, the Moon, is in Cancer this week, heightening your already delicate sensibilities. This is a great time for flights of fancy and romantic bubble baths. Sprinkle some rosebuds around and light some candles, put on your favorite soothing tunes and relax with your love. Or even hit the spa for a calming couple's massage together.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Sun, the ruler of Leo, is making a square or a disharmonious relationship to Neptune. This can lead to a temporary tendency to live in illusion instead of reality. Avoid making commitments or statements that you'll later regret. You like to jump feet first into any adventure but Neptune's clouds can cause you to bite off more than you can chew. Before saying yes, ground yourself with a touch of reality. Better yet, wait a few days before signing any contracts.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Vesta, the asteroid that rules your sign, is doing an unhappy tango with Jupiter right now. Jupiter likes to grow and find new adventures, but this disharmony fuels your Virgo need to hole up and work, work, work. Recognize this energy and try to see the view from your partner's side. Isn't it more important to go take a walk in the park and wait to pick out a color pattern? Colors can wait; the Sun is only out for a few hours.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Since Venus also rules Taurus, take a peek above for some insight. With Venus currently in chatty Gemini, another air sign, you could be just full of advice, information and all sorts of data! Harness that energy and invite some friends over for a tasting menu or just to have some fun. This is a great time to socialize, but be sure your partner is in an outgoing mood too otherwise this energy can be quite overwhelming.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Pluto, your ruler, is trining or making a flowing aspect to Jupiter. This gives you a shot of energy that can have you cleaning closets and organizing drawers. If your partner is not feeling up to the task right now, things can get a bit testy so you may have to temper that Jupiter fire or take some long play-dates to appease him.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Jupiter, your ruler, is making a disharmonious aspect to the Sun, causing your energy to be uncharacteristically low. That isn't always a bad thing because Sagittarians are masters of burning that candle at every end. Take it easy, curl up with your love and recharge. This won't last long, and you'll be off and running again soon.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your ruler, Saturn, is squaring or making a disharmonious aspect to Venus, the goddess of love. This will only enhance your normal reserve and sense of duty. Don't use this as an excuse to nitpick at your love for not cleaning up properly or completing a list of chores though. You can be bossy so pull back a bit and make room for fun and acceptance.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your ruler, Uranus, is in Aquarius and making an opposition to Juno, the asteroid named for the goddess of loyalty. This can be pushing your normal Aquarian quirkiness into overdrive. Don't make any rash decisions even if you are having doubts about your pending commitment. You don't want these two pulling at each other to lead you to do something you'll later regret.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Neptune is hugging close to the Moon right now and that can cloud your emotions. Don't waste time crying, pouting or taking things the wrong way. It can also make you feel very confused about your how you feel and the concept of love. The Moon moves quickly so talk to your partner when you're in a calm and clear state of mind. And definitely wait for the Moon to move away until you make any decisions.