5 to 11 February 2018 Weekly Love HoroscopesARIES
This week, the goddess Aphrodite in you comes alive. (If you're a male, think Ares, the god of lust and war). However, Aphrodite is actually more renowned for causing chaos than happiness in Greek myth. She started the Trojan war for one thing. And I think you're going to be up for a little provocation yourself. And why not? For if there's no theatre, drama or slammed doors in your life, then you don't feel alive and you can't love with heart and soul. So throw the odd tantrum or stamp your feet and be challenging, whether intellectually, sexually or spiritually. And very soon, all the romance will seem to fall from the stars, and two worlds will truly collide. If single, the synchronicity is right for perfect encounters.
Neptune is confusing you right now. Maybe you feel that your partner or admirer is deceiving you about something? Maybe they won't reveal their true feelings, or they smiled at a stranger? But that elusive, treacherous mood won't just go away. You want the truth, for after all, knowledge is power, and then you can take suitable action or revenge.
And your belief that you must be in control of all aspects of life, don't seem to fit in with the erratic behaviour of others. But it's not all for nothing. For nothing ever is. In fact, the meaning behind this difficult, blustery energy, is simply to confirm that you do have feelings, that you're not immune to them, and they do need expression. This week, don't listen to your fears, but to your desires.
It's hardly surprising you're feeling restless. For the vile things that emotions are, keep welling up inside you and it's time to spit it all out. And as Goethe said, 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it, for boldness has genius, power and magic behind it. Do it now'. And even if there is only one small piece of the jigsaw puzzle that falls into place, start to recreate the kind of relationship that works for you. If single? If you want to get closer to someone, act now. The subtle influence of Saturn's retrograde influence will also reveal what has to change in your love life to make it complete.
We live in our thoughts, we over-react, and never get anything done about those thoughts or feelings. And this means that the energy is tangled up with crossed wires; messages sent out between two people have nowhere to be grounded, and like ships passing in the night, thoughts fly in and out of our head and they're gone before we know it. But this week, you have every reason to start a new dialogue with someone special. You know what you want from here on in, not the same old routine relationships you've already experienced, but fresh, vitalising, equal love. A place where you have more space and time to do your own thing and accept that others can do their own thing too. Trust in love and it will reward you.
A natural role player, it's timely to say 'yes' for the sake of harmony, when in fact you're probably thinking 'no, never again'. If single, you invite interest, but refuse attention. And the paradoxical nature of the planets this week, simply confirms all this. Frankly, it is an odd sort of week, and grounding anything from a flying saucer to romance is an impossibility. But what is it that you want so desperately, right now? With uranus surging on through fiery Aries, dreams can become reality and pigs will fly. In fact, the adventure you're about to embark on, whether single or attached, will take you out of yourself into the magical world of romance.
We could say that Saturn is a 'bad penny' in the cosmic line-up because it keeps creating obstacles and barriers between you and someone special, or Mars been a 'pig' for the past few weeks, when you felt you couldn't trust anything your partner or admirer said or did. You'd be forgiven to thinking these things, simply because it does appear that the planets are giving you bad hair days rather than stylish ones. Yet there is a positive side to all this, and that's in your thinking, when the negative flips to something progressive and upbeat. Very soon, (and a few more weeks patience is required) the planets are going to help you attract those very fortunate events, people and experiences to you. It's time to master your dreams rather than letting your dreams master you.
'Brakes? What are those, who needs them? Caution? What's that?' I think you get the drift. After all, your finest qualities and behaviour revolve around ideals, romanticism and the belief that you're not just like anyone else. You have desires and visions of how love ought to be, and yes, you've been burnt a few times, but it's not going to stop you leaping into the flames again. In a week when Saturn seems to make your love life grind to a halt, instead of worrying about brakes, you realize how to break free from assumptions of how you should live your life. Whether alone or in a twosome, you're ready for a big adventure. It may take a while to see the results, but now's the time to start planning your beautiful future.
I'm sure you want things to change. You feel stuck, caught in a Catch 22 situation, where every time you want to grow, evolve or leave the place you're in (welcome or familiar) something happens and you catch your breath and say, 'no, not yet, not yet.' And this malingering need gnaws away at your feelings, so that partners, lovers or even admirers 'pick up' on your dissonant vibes. They sense an uncertainty, a frustration, a restless desire for anything other than what you have. But right now, Jupiter begins to sow the seeds of possibility, the grains of truth, the visions of a future where you can rise from the ashes like a phoenix and be reborn. Your renaissance approaches.
It's confusing this thing called love. We sometimes feel we're driving with the emotional brakes on, or that we are falling backwards in a dream, or that if we accelerate too fast, we're crash and burn more than our CDs. Well, you know the dilemmas love brings us, don't you? So this week, reflect carefully about your metaphorical journey. Know more about your driving companion too, if attached. Discuss in depth what you both want to do with your lives. And for goodness sake, before you speak, feel what is true for you; before you agree to anything, check if you really mean it, and before you make any promises, ask yourself what it is you truly want? If single, the lights are green for a positive new and challenging relationship.
There is strange questioner in your mind. In fact, a part of yourself who, rather like a judge and jury all rolled into one, keeps niggling you about getting to the truth and nothing but the truth. And the questions that may be raised are as follows. How do you fit into a new lover's world, and do you have to give up your own? Or, does your current partner simply want to pack up and move to foreign shores, and do you want to go or stay? So attend to your needs first, and if home is where the heart is, then you'll know the answer to any of the above by the end of the week. If single, you desperately want to belong, and are longing to be wanted. And this week's planetary line-up will expose you to provocative idealists, larger than life opportunists and maybe even the odd useful ecologist. Take your pick with care.
We all can fall in love too deeply and assume it's forever. Perhaps we become a tad more cynical as we get older (a ghastly sign of a disullusioned romantic), but then we do it all over again. And with Saturn's change of direction this week, you will be wishing ' oh, anything for an easy life' and why does it always have to be me that is frustrated by love and life? Yet, to to love so passionately, isn't that what living is all about? Withholding your feelings will simply limit you even more. So get moving along a road of your choice. One where romance is always round the next corner, where you don't have to justify your behaviour to anyone, and where you still can maintain your personal freedom.
17th century, writer Jean de la Bruy wrote, 'the best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.' And the theme of how to make your fortune in love, is going to be central to your relationships. And this week, it's in someone's interest to adore you and promote your desire for them, because that makes them feel good to be alive. You bring out their wild side, you nurture their soul as much as you nurture your own. Just don't let them project any sense of their own inadequacy on you. Right now, it's very much in your interests to be the star of the show.