Woman thinking about her relationship

Sleeping with
the enemy?

It's a good idea to check under the covers to see who you're getting into bed with — both love-wise and money-wise — when Venus is in Scorpio. What you see isn't always what you get when the planet of attraction is sashaying through the zodiac sign of hidden agendas and best kept secrets. You could attract a possessive control freak or you could attract your most perfect match ever. You just never know — which is why you will want to run background checks on everyone you pull into your orbit between Sept. 10 and Oct. 7. It's better to be safe than sorry and this way you won't get stung.


ARIES (March 20 – April 18)

The more you push, the more your partner will pull away. That's the general rule of thumb when Mars forms a square to Saturn on Sept. 9. Not only are his deflector shields up, but he may decide to warp speed out of there all together. The best idea is to back off — even if what you're pushing for is right. He appreciates your concern, but he also wants to find a way to handle things himself. You would react the same way if you were in his shoes.


TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)

What you see is rarely what you get when Venus is in Scorpio (Sept. 10 – Oct. 7). The men you attract will be wonderful. They're probably well put together, irresistibly sexy and make good money. It's what they bring to the table that's the problem. Maybe it's a crazy ex, boomerang kids who boomerang in but don't boomerang out or intense family obligations. Everyone comes with emotional baggage nowadays, but you're going to have to decide if his is a carry-on or if it should be checked at the gate.


GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)

You are always drawn to people who pique your curiosity. Sometimes it's an intellectual connection and sometimes it's an emotional one. Then there are those intense types who spark your interest and may prove to be more than you can handle. This could be the case with someone you're enamored with right now. If this person's telling you that you would be better off without him, then you should listen to him. This isn't just about him playing hard to get. He's doing you a favor by telling you the truth.


CANCER (June 20 – July 21)

If you set a deadline for when he should get a job, divorce his wife or pop the question, then you need to stand by it. Usually you're pretty flexible. You know that it takes time to make big life changes and you've been pretty understanding. However when there's a cardinal T-square forming in the sky — a cardinal T-square that will only intensify between now and Oct. 3 — then you have no choice but to hold him to his promises. If he can't keep them now, then he never will.


LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)

It looks like an incomplete forward pass when Mars, the planet of desire, forms a square to Saturn, the planet of ineligible receivers, on Sept. 9. You'll be wondering if your aim is really that bad, but the reality is your timing couldn't be worse. The fellow you're attracted to is preoccupied with other things. It could be mounting debt, heavy obligations or managing personal crises. This isn't a great time to be pinning your romantic hopes on him, so you'd probably be well advised to move on.


VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)

You're really good at solving people's problems. It's why they're always handing them off to you. But there comes a time when you have to ask yourself if that's all there is to a relationship. Do a little self-examination before you talk to him about what's up. Did you sell him on the idea that you would always be there to help no matter what? If yes, then you may have inadvertently created a one-sided relationship. Thankfully relationships can change. It begins with accepting your part in all of this.


LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)

A simple misunderstanding may not be as simple as that. If it were, then you would have no problem clearing it up. What begins as a miscommunication between you and your partner will escalate so that you could find yourself at the point of no return by Saturday. Part of you will say that you can turn around and go back the way you came, but what if another part of you doesn't want to? Perhaps the real motive behind this scuffle is that you want to be free.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)

The more he pursues you, the more evasive you become and that's been your game for weeks. But what happens when he stops trying? You're in danger of finding out on Sept. 9. Saturn in Scorpio is no picnic. You've been dealing with some pretty heavy situations. However, your paramour's getting tired of being snubbed and you need to throw him a bone. Give him a chance to be there for you and you may discover that there's more to the guy you're seeing than you have ever given him credit for.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)

Competition with a girlfriend may rear its ugly head when you least expect it. On Sept. 10, Venus, the planet of women, moves into the most sensitive part of your solar chart. This could set you up for the type of situation where you accompany a friend to an audition and you wind up getting the part. Or maybe your sister introduces you to the guy she's dating and he immediately falls in love with you. In any case, you will want to watch your step thru Oct. 7.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)

Friends play an enormous role in deciding whether you have a future with your current love interest or not. It's hard to say where things went off track. Maybe you were embarrassed by the way he acted around your friends when he met them. Or perhaps his friends resent you taking up so much time. It's clear that you're going to have to do something to turn this trend around if you want to continue dating. Begin by setting up a get-together. This is why God invented dinner parties.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)

Your partner or spouse is going through a particularly self-absorbed phase right now. Intellectually you understand where he's coming from — he's under a lot of pressure to perform in his career and he's having trouble finding his way out of that corner he painted himself into. However, emotionally, you feel like he just isn't there for you. So why don't you say something? You're not being demanding by asking for more love and affection. In fact, he may even see you as being the most pleasant diversion imaginable.


PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)

Venus in Scorpio from Sept. 10 through Oct. 7 means that you'll be getting very serious about your love life. And if the guy you're seeing knows what is good for him, then he'll be getting serious too. Venus is at her most intense in Scorpio so you're not going to have much patience for being put on the back burner. This is good because you tend to be too accommodating. The end result is that the more demanding you are, the more you will see him step up his game.

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