Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer
From The Astrologer Room
With Venus turning retrograde in secretive Scorpio this week, it’s hardly surprising some dark horses are getting even darker, or just more elusive.
This is a week to refine your long-term love goals and read between any obscure love lines. But mystery often makes romance a very splendid thing, so enjoy plunging into the depths of passion, and indulge in your most bitter sweet of desires.
The good news is that the sun in Libra is currently giving you the opportunity to define your deepest values, take control of your life and wise up to your own sense of self-esteem. After all, if you put a low value on yourself, you can be sure that the world won’t raise your price. So this week, smile at the world and it will smile back.
It’s been said, that if you try to avoid something in life, you’ll meet it inevitably. There are times when meaningful coincidences remind you that as much as you’d like to avoid making a choice, there is a side of you which yearns to do so. This week you can.
How far do you have to go to prove you love, hate or desire someone? Or is it that someone appears to be playing a pretty mean game of manipulation or ‘wait and see’? The last thing you want is to be confused. You want to know the truth. You want to know where you stand. This week ask, and you will get.
This week, say to yourself, ‘can I be more flexible?’ or perhaps, ‘can I remember the best kind of relationship is one where my love for someone is greater than my dependence on them?’ Now you’ll begin to see the true light of love shining in someone’s eyes, as well as your own.
Love is a bit like music. There are times when things appear to be in harmony, other times when they are not. There are rises and falls, cadences and clashes. This week, the planets give you a chance to experience the operatic performance of passionate relating, but also the stillness and serenity of agreement.
Giving up responsibility for your own desires means you’ll get walked over and then feel bad about it. So this is your chance to take note about your personal wants and wishes. In fact, it’s time to reinforce your self-esteem and think carefully about your feelings before you agree to something that goes against your instinct.
You could find you’re tearing your hair out about nothing, when arrangements are broken, people just don’t turn up, or you find yourself at the wrong venue. Quite frankly, isn’t it more fun when things sometimes don’t go according to plan? That means romance awaits you too.
If you’re not already attached, then why not settle for a simple life, and take time to find a partner who never raises their voice, and never, ever, ever, looks at another member of the opposite sex? But then again, you need a little excitement too. Maybe this is the time to enjoy both?
Time to negotiate, discuss and demand a little. Pour your important tales straight into the horse’s mouth and express who you are and what you want, for that is your right. There is room in the world for those who want to make of their love life anything they wish. And that’s you.
The speed at which you could get close to someone is both exciting and frightening. Consider cooling down just a little bit until you’ve got to know their faults as well as their finer points. Better to take a relaxed pace now, than to regret having said too much too soon.
OK, so you’ve tried out different relationships, played many games and been rather optimistic about ‘this is it’ or ‘this is the one’. But this week, even if the enthusiasm wears off and all seems to return to a so-called ‘normal’ relationship, your inner spirit will easily be driven to romancing a change in the wind. Take care.
There are two kinds of lovers. One kind who sees each new love affair with the glass half full, the other who sees each love affair as a glass half empty. And I’m sure you know which is you. This week, you have decisions to make and answers to resolve. In the coming months, there are some beneficial life-changing and love-changing patterns up there in the heavens, and they’re coming your way.
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