This week’s astrological romance forecast is better than last week’s, but only because there’s less hurting going on, rather than much of an improvement. Last week ended with Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus and square Saturn. Those aspects are still being felt for much of this week, and will continue to make amorous pursuits rather difficult — and possibly a bit weird.
Oh, but some of you out there like it weird, don’t you? Well then, I have great news for you! Monday features a Full Moon in Scorpio, and it’s opposite Uranus and square Saturn — similar to the situation Venus is escaping from now. Any Full Moon can be a time when moods and hormones go out of control, but this one seems particularly erratic. Be cautious with your outbursts, and carry some silver bullets and wolf’s-bane just to be careful. Fortunately, the rest of the week’s energies will be a lot easier to deal with.
On Tuesday, Pluto turns retrograde at 26 degrees Capricorn. What does that mean? Take a look at your birth chart and spot all the placements between about 23 and 27 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn). Those placements have been taking a beating from Pluto for some time now, and it’s about to happen again. Pluto continues to be retrograde until October 6, when it will have gone back to 24° Capricorn… when those placements of yours get pummeled one more time. Yes, that sounds brutal. And yes, because of its very nature, Pluto doesn’t care.
Is there an upside to this? Yes, there is. Sit down and pay close attention to those placements in your chart I mentioned in that last paragraph, and think back to the last two years. You are now approaching the peak of a cycle that will be wrapped up by the end of 2022. Too long and too slow for you? Let me check with Pluto and see if it particularly cares, or might be willing to speed up for you.
(Checks text messages) Mmmmm… nope.
If now is not the best time to make bold romantic movies, it might be a good time for sweet words and general kindness. Mercury sextile Neptune is exact on Thursday. This is an outstanding aspect for finding the right words and expressing them well to gain favor with others. You might not make any major scores this week, but this aspect can help you to start priming your target.
Finally, Friday brings us Sun conjunct Uranus. This can make for good moods and lively socializing, but that same energy can make some people take themselves too seriously, or make them do erratic things in defense of their egos. Have fun with it — and try not to be one of those people.