Feeling the fog lift? Neptune, the planet of illusion and confusion, turns retrograde this Monday. For many of you, there can be a newfound sense of clarity that begins to emerge connected to your love life. A clarifying conversation that is quite uplifting and promising is possible on Tuesday or Wednesday thanks to Mercury’s favorable links to Jupiter and Neptune. Along with this progress, there are bound to be sparks as well. Venus opposes Mars on Thursday, ensuring that passions burn bright in the bedroom. Single? There might be clarity regarding the fact that no matter how much you want love, if you don’t get out there and actually DO something about it, nothing will happen.
Sparks might fly between you and someone else, but this week might end up becoming a frustrating situation of bad timing. No matter how much you try to connect with your lover, it seems like one of you has plans when the other one is free. Another possibility is that you manage to get into the bedroom together but end up fumbling as lovers once you’re there. If you’re single and meet anyone new this week, you may feel as if the chemistry is lacking, which could be quite frustrating if the person checks off all your other boxes.
This might be a week when you use your clever communication skills in a cunning way to get what you want out of a relationship. You might not necessarily do this on purpose, but it’s possible that this will be the nature of conversations you have. Another theme in matters of the heart is the fact that you’re likely to want more freedom these days. Freedom to express your individuality and overall, breathing room in your relationship to ensure you don’t feel suffocated. Somehow, someway, you’ll manage to convince your partner that by letting go, he or she is doing what’s best for the both of you.
If you feel as though your partner isn’t appreciating or validating you, it’s possible that you’ll try to communicate this — but get absolutely nowhere. Your partner might even make you feel as though there are much more important priorities for him or her rather than ensuring you feel loved. Another possibility is that you have children together and are experiencing a major disagreement when it comes to making a decision about them. It might have to do with how to discipline a child who is exhibiting challenging behavior, or it might even be an argument about whether or not to have a child together.
You might start out the week feeling as if you’re being completely listened to and respected by your mate … only to realize that you’ve actually been manipulated the entire time. As an example, your partner might only be making you think he or she agrees with you about a situation just to keep the peace. Ultimately, once you realize this has happened, it’s likely to cause an argument. At worst, if you and your partner have been going through a rough patch and are in counseling, your mate could act one way with the therapist and another way entirely when he or she is alone with you. That would be a red flag you wouldn’t want to ignore.
Although you’re feeling the love from your partner, petty arguments might get in the way of complete fulfillment. Venus is now in your sign, bringing you confidence and making you much more attractive to others. On Thursday, however, Venus will oppose Mars, which is now in your partnership sector. Mars in this area indicates a motivation to work on your relationship, but with Venus opposing Mars, you might have a difficult time reaching any type of compromise. Hang in there. If at all possible, take all of this pent-up frustration out in the bedroom.
The ruler of your partnership sector, Neptune, will turn retrograde this week. As a result, you will finally take off the rose-colored glasses and see your partner for who she or he truly is. If you have been deceived by your mate, you’re likely to find out now. If your partner has been hiding any type of addiction or unhealthy escape patterns from you, then it’s likely that you will finally uncover what’s really going on. Although you might be disappointed, you’ll be able to decide how to proceed once you know the truth. If you’re single and dating, you might go out on a date with someone who ends up being disingenuous. There won’t be a second date.
You might have a lot of romantic opportunity but find yourself frustrated about it not being able to get anywhere this week. On Thursday, Venus, now in your 11th House of Community, will oppose Mars in your 5th House of Pleasure. While the cosmic lovers being intertwined is usually a sexy and steamy connection, Mars is literally at a standstill as it prepares to turn retrograde next week. As a result, you might meet one or two people you’re attracted to while you’re out with friends, think something will come out of it, and end up sorely disappointed. Take it in stride. Another possibility? An ex-lover comes back into your life, leaving you completely hot and bothered.
If you’ve been feeling confused about your current love life scenario, clarity might arrive this week. Neptune, now moving through your romance sector, will turn retrograde on Monday. This is important, because while he’s retrograde, it feels like the veil lifts enough for you to see what’s really in front of you. In your case, if you have been wary about someone you’re dating but couldn’t quite put your finger on what was wrong, you’ll begin to understand why your Spidey-senses have been going haywire. Another possibility is that you’ll be ready to come down from cloud nine with your lover just enough to determine how realistic your love affair is. You’ll know in your heart if there’s a future.
If you’re in a serious relationship with someone, the two of you might discuss dream plans that are connected to cohabitation. For some, this involves buying a home together, while for others it’s a discussion about moving in with each other to see how that feels in your relationship. Planning for the future will feel nice but try not to get into any arguments by the end of the week when the plans begin to include financial arrangements. You might feel as if you need to go out of your way to keep checks and balances in place so that one of you isn’t spending more money than the other. Don’t overthink that element of this situation right now — it’ll only lead to an argument.
You might encounter feelings of jealousy when it comes to your partner and finances. When it comes to your personal earning power, you could feel as though you’re fighting your way up a mountain. As an example, you may have started a new business. If so, you’re struggling to make ends meet due to a variety of expenses connected to this venture. Another possibility is that you’re making money but it’s going out as quickly as it comes in. Your partner, on the other hand, seems to be a money magnet these days. He or she might offer financial support. If that happens, your pride might be wounded. Don’t take it out of context — your love is merely trying to help.
Mars, the planet of assertive drive and libido, is in your sign. Normally, this is an amazing placement. Mars here is a once-in-two-year event when you feel like you can conquer the world — and you usually do! This week, however, Mars will slow down to a crawl, preparing to turn retrograde next week. You’ll notice that you feel out of sorts, as though you’re just not your normal self. Guess what? Your partner will notice, too. At some point this week, don’t be surprised if you reject your lover’s advances due to being tired, listless, and not “in the mood.” Hopefully, your partner will understand. This trend might last awhile.
While it’s true that you’ll have an easy time speaking to your lover from the heart, it’s possible you’ll also realize what it is your heart truly needs to say. Neptune, your ruling planet, will turn retrograde in your sign this Monday. With your ruler in hibernation mode, you may initially feel unsettled as this fog begins to lift around you. Suddenly, what you couldn’t see — or what you refused to see — about your love life is now staring you straight in the face. This doesn’t have to be negative, but it will be a far more realistic perspective than you’ve been experiencing over the last months. It’s time to wake up, Sleeping Beauty.