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Nobody's getting any action this week while Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms a square to Saturn in Scorpio. This is as cold as cold can be when it comes to looking for romance in the stars. Don't tempt fate by asking him if he thinks you're fun, sexy or the person that he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Trust me. You won't like what you hear. It's better to take a break until Saturn's baleful influence lifts — which will be by July 18. That's when you'll discover that abstinence makes the heart grow fonder.

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ARIES (March 20-April 18)

You were born under Mars, the planet of willpower. And when your passions are stoked, then nothing will get in the way of you and the guy you set your sights on. It sounds simple enough, but what if the guy isn't that into you? Or isn't worth it? You can't come on like gangbusters and then expect him to get with the program and recognize a good thing when he sees it. A relationship is based on partnering and give and take — not on you doing the romancing for both sides.

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TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

Why is it that now that you've found someone new, the person who broke your heart wants you back? It's human nature, of course, but it's also astrology's job to help you navigate your way through these kinds of emotional twists and turns. The Venus/Saturn square on Monday shows that anything that didn't pan out before is best left by the side of the road whereas the spectacular Venus trine to revolutionary Uranus on July 7 says that you should be all-systems go with your new romance.


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GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

Just because your friends have affairs doesn't mean you have to. There might have been a time in your life when you wouldn't have thought twice about it, but the recent shift of planets into water signs has made you more sensitive and emotionally responsible. Besides — do you really have enough time in the day to live a double life? When you think of the hoops you'd have to jump through, you'll see that it makes more sense to work on improving the lines of communication with your mate.

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CANCER (June 20-July 21)

This is the make it or break it week for your relationship. You're tired of the power struggles and you don't want to feel beholden to anyone. But are you really ready to go it alone? That question may be rendered moot on Wednesday when the sun squares Uranus. This is when the game board you've been studying will be knocked over and all of the pieces will go flying. Whether you leave those pieces where they are and move on or try to gather them up again is your call.


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LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

Attraction is a tricky thing. It can bring out the better angels of people's nature, but it can also bring out their inner demons too. You'll want to keep this in mind this week when you capture the attention of someone who's into you but appears hell-bent on putting you down as well. He's got of a strange way of showing love. Sometimes these ornery feelings transform themselves into something romantic, but not when Saturn's involved. A jerk is still a jerk and you're better off steering clear.

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VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

You may surprise everyone by walking out on that guy you've been dating. Actually you've been doing more waiting than dating (as in waiting for him to get over his commitment-phobia) which is why unexpected developments on July 7 will be both welcome and appreciated. It looks like you'll be meeting someone who you really click with this Fourth of July weekend. Whether you want a summer fling or a long-term relationship is up to you. Don't assume that anything will play out the way that you expect.


libra

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

Expect lots of drama on July 1 and 3. You thought that things were back on track, but volatile aspects to Pluto and Uranus show that life won't be returning to normal. It's advisable in times like these to step back and let the pieces fall where they may. You don't want to be trampled underfoot by the runaway planetary forces. Thankfully the energy subsides after the 17th and loved ones will come to their senses. This is when you'll have a clearer idea of how to proceed.

scorpio

SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

It's hard to be in the mood when Saturn squares Venus on July 1. Saturn/Venus squares are famous for blocking the heart and dulling the romantic senses. You just won't be able to muster up the interest or the patience for anyone who's attracted to you. You'll find it annoying. The downside is that you can become enamored with someone who will never give you the time of day. And the more he resists, the more you will persist. Whether you find this amusing or vexing depends on your humor and sense of irony.


sagittarius

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

Are you in love with a guy who's married or who lives in another country? If yes, then it's time to ask why you're perpetuating this cycle. It could be that you're the one who's unavailable — not the guy. Sagittarian women value freedom more than anything, which explains why you go for men who are never around. It also explains why you sleep alone at night. See what you can do about dating eligible men inside your area code. They really do exist and they're not all schmucks.

capricorn

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

You usually go for the button-down type. You like men with six-figure salaries, the right kind of pedigree and inexhaustible ambition. Well, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, has something different in store for you. Don't be surprised if you wind up exchanging glances and phone numbers with some grease monkey. It may start out as a physical thing, but it could grow to become so much more if you let it. This could be the very guy who can help you down off your high horse.


aquarius

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

Are you letting friends or family dictate who you should be going out with? This is never a good idea because at the end of the day, you're the one who's going home with this fellow and not them. The truth hurts, but it also sets you free. Go ahead and have that conversation you've been putting off on July 3. Yes, you'll be disappointing a lot of people who think he's the best thing to ever happen to you, but the heart you save may be your own.

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PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

Saturn's sojourn in Scorpio has been a real eye opener. Saturn teaches through tedium. It makes you repeat behavior patterns until you just can't stand it anymore. You are at the point where you're sick and tired of falling in love from afar, so no more secret crushes, making up stories about the guy you see at Starbucks every day or falling in love with people who “friend” you back on Facebook. You're ready to meet a living, breathing man, and with Jupiter in Cancer for a year, you will.

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