With all the change, you just may find that your love horoscopes are especially poignant this week. So, read on to see the projections for your specific sign, courtesy of expert astrologer Christian Klausner.
Aries (March 21–April 20)
Things are really moving forward for you this week, with your planet, Mars, fully recovered from its retrograde and moving “full speed ahead.” As the Sun moves through your polar-opposite sign, Libra, this will be a hot week for moving forward in your partnerships, and creating a sense of equality, balance, and harmony. The mirror of other people can reveal much about your own energy this week; put some extra effort into listening, observing, and feeling where others are coming from, and you’ll have all you need to leap ahead into new and exciting terrain.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
Dear Taurus, if it starts to feel like the romantic side of things just isn’t progressing for you, it’s because the focus is shifting into the arena of your work, service, and skills. Venus, your planet, is losing speed and getting ready to retrograde on October 5th, but your sector of work, health, and personal maintenance is getting lit up. This might be a week to politely tell others you’re busy doing your own thing; spark up your self-esteem by taking the initiative to do something you know should get done. And then, take yourself out on a date. It’s not that all things romantic are completely leaving your experience—not at all. But this is a most auspicious week to reclaim your own power by taking your mind off others and doing something for yourself.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
When was the last time you expressed an idea in front of others? Probably pretty recently—but when did you last sing in front of others? Or express something creative on the spot, not from a book or an article, but straight from your imagination? The planets are encouraging your creative voice to come out; dazzle your loved ones with your dexterous tongue by saying things differently. Shake up your wording, be spontaneous, and show your affection through those elements which will bring out your creative edge and best colors this week—namely creative freedom, inventiveness, and originality. Trust yourself, Gemini, and let your creative “right brain” show itself.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
You’ve got a reputation for how caring you can be, dear Cancer. But this week, why not drop all sense of reputation, all time-frames, all past occurrences, and future anticipations? And now that you’re rooted in the present moment, ask yourself, “How am I feeling right now, and how can I let others know how I’m feeling?” Next, I’d like to invite you to write down an expression of your deepest feeling, directed to the person you feel needs to hear your words the most. Then, condense it down to as few words as possible—distill your heart’s message into the purest, tiniest drop of water. And then, call up this person (or persons) and place that loving drop of water upon them. Your growth spurt this week will come about through demonstrating your self-acceptance and not waiting another day to say how you truly feel.
Leo (July 23–August 23)
Is your heart beginning to ache, Leo? This coming Venus retrograde is going to touch upon the most sensitive, innermost wounds of those who are of the Leo type. The remedy will be to obtain a proper control of your mind. Though this won’t be without some difficulty, take a look at how your present use of your mental faculties is either making your sensitive spots worse or better. Emotional wounds are the same as physical wounds, in that you must stop touching it… Disinfect it with the sting of perspective and objectivity, bandage it with your self-love and compassion, and then leave it alone to heal. Engage your mind with that which brings you joy! Your assignment for this week: knowing that others have sensitive wounds of their own, give the love and confidence to others that you yourself would benefit from receiving. Become a source of help and healing to others, and your own restoration will be accelerated.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Dear Virgo, I get the feeling that this will be a week in which certain distractions will peak in their strength against you. Whether it is work distracting you from romance, or romance distracting you from work, it might be helpful to find a way of integrating the two. Can your passions invigorate your work life with a new sense of purpose and desire? Can your focus and performance at work help build your self-esteem and confidence in the game of romance? Turn your daydreams into fuel, and allow your ambitions to complement your affections. And while actions speak louder than words, this is a good time for you to formulate a few phrases of tender reassurance to those who need your love while you’re busy working to make the world a better place.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Happy entrance into your birthday month, dear Librans! As the energy of this month allows you to put your best self out there, the theme of attachment may be the trickiest thing to surmount. Where can you take a bold new direction in your life, by looking at things not through the lens of desire, but through nonattached objectivity? Your best decisions will come about this week through taking a step back and being sure that it is not only the influence of raw emotion that steers your wheel. You are the driver of your life, so sit up straight and take a good look at what lies ahead. You might not be able to fully avoid the bumps in the road, but you can slow down, buckle up, and brace yourself. A little mental preparation can go a long way this week, and your willingness to embrace whatever may come will surely, as an added bonus, bring out your sexiest qualities.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Get ready, Scorpio! Venus will be spending a lot of time in your sign, thanks to her retrograde. Your magnetic allure can potentially have an adverse effect on others—and you should not take it personally! A retrograde Venus tends to bring out the idiosyncrasies of those who cannot handle certain aspects of beauty and attraction; it has to do with their own rejection of their inner beauty. Don’t be hard on yourself, but be content if others flee you this week; it is the universe’s way of weeding out those who aren’t yet worthy of pervading your essence. You might find a rare one who returns your piercing gaze—someone who does not flinch from your charm. Don’t stop giving your gifts—laugh in the face of apparent hindrances—and only magic will follow.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
For whatever reason, you seem to be caught in the middle. Lucky for you, you’re the kind of person that can always find something of value to see from whatever vantage point you take. And I think you’re beginning to see just how powerful your mind is. This week will give you considerable energy to willfully develop new and improved perspectives all on your own. By changing the way you look at things, the things you look at will inevitably change. This week is going to facilitate your unconditional expression of love in group settings; and though others may challenge this newfound source of power within you, remember that how you choose to respond is always up to you.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
The tension of what it takes to make your dreams a reality can make itself felt this week, Capricorn, but you were built to master this tension, and make it work in your favor. Tact and diplomacy are your best friends this week. Be careful about expending your resources impulsively, and be wary about using credit cards. It is better to use cash, because you will spend less. And it is good to remember that allies cannot be bought, but only through the careful placement of kind words and genuine gestures will you win the goodwill and help of others which can be so vital this week. It is also worth mentioning that through the fostering of friendship, an unexpected flourishing of long-lasting love can be found. Simply, be a friend. Everything else will line itself up.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
This week brings in a delightful surge of dynamic energy as Mars moves through your sign. Now is the time to tell others like it is. Not in a rash or hotheaded way, but simply because it is only you who can assert who you are and what you want. Geometrically, Mars is clashing with Venus in the zodiac. This can mean that your self-assertion and reclamation of power can potentially cause a disruption in your romantic arrangements. Therefore, it will be up to you how you want to proceed, and how much you can relax into the acceptance of change. Above all, stay positive this week, and have confidence in the fact that you have what it takes to manifest an amazing direction in your life, powerfully and wisely. In relationships, find your true self and lovingly declare your heart’s purpose; then let it be, and allow others to take it or leave it. Be okay with space; embrace space.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
We’re all caught in a dream, to one degree or another. And you, dear Fishes, have certainly beheld this truth as Neptune, the planet of dreams, has continued to make its long journey through your sign. As Venus and Neptune are in a deep stimulation with one another in Water signs, this manifests a newfound cosmic intimacy as you make new strides in love—inner and outer. By loving this dream, and loving yourself, there is naught that could occur, except the corresponding love can find an outlet in the outer world. Accept the magic of reality, and let others know how much you enjoy their company. You’ll get a quick reflection of your own light right back to you this week, Pisces.