It’s Valentine’s Day week, a.k.a. the perfect opportunity to spend some extra time with the one you love. For some guidance and ideas, check out your weekly love horoscope, courtesy of astrology expert Krystal Smith, and see what Cupid (and the stars) have up their sleeves for you this week.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Wow, Aries! This week two of the most passionate planets, Venus and Mars, are in your sign. Use this extra zesty energy to take the initiative in making plans for the big love day. Rather than the typical dinner date, take your partner on an exciting adventure they’ll never forget. With Mercury sextile Mars (…sextiles are good!) from February 14th–18th, you’ll have even more charm and charisma than usual, giving you a boost in confidence. This might be just what you needed to add some spice back into your relationship.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
You’ll feel right at home with the moon in fellow earth sign Virgo on February 12th and 13th. Get cozy and comfortable because on V-Day the moon enters Libra, the sign of partnerships. (Score!) After some rest and relaxation, now is a good time to get up close and personal with your lover. With the communication planet Mercury sextile the sexual planet of Mars (…again, we like sextiles!) from February 14th–18th, you might want to stay in bed all day getting reacquainted with each other—in more ways than one.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
There’s a lot going on for you this week! With your planetary ruler Mercury sextile the sexual planet of Mars from February 14th–18th, you’re going to have quite the stimulating V-Day, both intellectually and physically. And with the moon in Libra trine (another goodie) your sun sign this love day, you’re going to get that extra boost of heart-warming emotion that your sign can sometimes overlook.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
After the intensity of the eclipse last week you probably want to take it easy, but now it's time to get out of the house and have some fun! In the beginning of the week the sun trine Jupiter, bringing a big dose of luck and optimism. (Just what you need to bring your spirits up before Valentine's Day.) On the holiday, your ruler, the moon, will be in Libra—the sign that's all about love, beauty, and partnerships! Now is when you should spend some quality one-on-one time with the love in your life. Don’t forget to pamper yourself in preparation for the big love day. Get a fresh mani/pedi or buy that sexy new lingerie set you've been eyeing.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
After the full moon in Leo last week plus the intense eclipse, your heart must be overflowing with love and passion! The energy will carry into this week with the sexual planet of Mars and the love planet of Venus in your fellow fire sign of Aries. Then we have that same passionate planet of Mars also sextile Mercury (woo-hoo!). Now do what Leos do best—put on your favorite pair of heels, grab your lover, and paint the town red!
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
What a sweet week you have in store! It will begin with the moon in your sign from February 12th–13th. Think about pampering yourself with a nice long aromatherapy bath or a reflexology massage after work. With the sun sextile Saturn (…sextiles bring harmony!) you may feel the need for some meaningful communication with the love in your life. It’s a good chance to reminisce about the day you met each other or your first date. This can bring a newfound appreciation for one another to carry forward into the year—plus it's a fun activity for V-Day, too.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Oh, Libra! Leave it up to the emotion-driven moon to move into your sign of love and partnerships this Valentine's Day. As you probably know, Libra is the glue that brings everyone together. (A really good, overpriced glitter glue…just how you like it!) The moon in Libra combined with your planetary ruler Venus in fiery Aries all make this Valentine's Day one you’ll never forget. Bring on all of the Libra charm and watch your partner fall in love with you all over again. Book the reservation to that luxury spa or the fancy French bistro—go all out! You can worry about finances and budgets later when the moon rolls into Capricorn next week.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Everyone knows you’re the most fervent sign of the zodiac, even without you having to say a word—passion runs through your veins. Get ready for this week because your sign's coruler Mars is going to be very busy ensuring we all get a large dose of intense pleasure! This sexual-driven planet is going to be in the fire-based sign of Aries, bringing some much-needed spice back into your life. The moon enters the sign of Libra on Valentine's Day. With Libra being the sign of partnerships and the moon being emotion-driven, now will be a great time to get that intimacy you’ve been craving with your partner. Get out of town and ditch the screens, because it’s all about just the two of you this Feb. 14. Don’t worry, the passion won’t be fading anytime soon with the moon entering your sign later this week.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
The glowing eclipse and full moon in Leo last week gave you the jump-start you may have needed as we head into the new year. Your ruling planet Jupiter trine the sun in Aquarius from February 12th–13th, bringing you an extra dose of luck and optimism as well. Use this to your advantage and persuade your lover to come on an adventure with you this Valentine's Day. Your sign seeks to experience new places, so try to get out of town, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a major bucket-list worthy vacation.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Loosen up this week, Capricorn! With the sun trine your planetary ruler of Saturn, you should forget about work for a moment and concentrate on what’s most important. Take a moment to admire your lover and show how much you appreciate them. This will spark some much-needed meaningful communication between the two of you. Staying home might be the best bet on Valentine's Day so you can just enjoy each other.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
This month relationships have already been a focus for your sign so you should be prepared for the big love day this week! With Jupiter opposite your planetary ruler of Uranus you may feel like you’ve been restricted lately, so make sure to do something fun and out of the ordinary this Valentine's Day. You already have a high need for personal freedom and excitement—do something you’ve never done before. Your partner will thank you, too, as anyone attracted to you has to have a sense of adventure and rebellious streak as well.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
You’re the sign of limitlessness, and with the sun trine Jupiter (the planet of luck and expansiveness), anything will be possible. Grab your lover by the hand and do that thing you’ve always wanted to do on Feb. 14. Later this week, you’ll be craving some much-needed intimacy with your partner as the sun enters Pisces on February 18th. Oh, and happy solar return, Pisces. Now is the time to make those dreams a reality.