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L'amour, toujours l'amour

Friends will say that you're over romanticizing things with him and that's probably true. It's been known to happen when Venus — planet of love — forms a square to Neptune — planet of illusion — on Oct. 10. Venus doesn't want to say no to romance while Neptune doesn't want to break the spell. You can expect to be hopelessly infatuated when these two get caught up in each other's energies. But what's the harm in it really? Wouldn't you rather be in love than out of it? As the Countess DeLave once said, "Oh, l'amour, l'amour. How it can let you down... and oh, how it can pick you up again."


ARIES (March 20 – April 18)

Where are all the good men? That's what you'll be asking yourself as you survey the landscape looking for suitable prospects. It may appear as if all of the desirable ones are taken, gay or are married to their jobs. However, the stars show that you could be meeting someone very interesting around the 11th. At first you'll write him off (maybe he's just gotten out of a relationship or is traveling through town), but give him a chance. Just because things don't click into place right now doesn't mean that they can't later.


TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)

2013 hasn't been easy for people born under Taurus. You guys have experienced some pretty serious heartbreak. The culprit is Saturn traveling through Scorpio. Saturn is famous for testing the foundations of a relationship to see if it's solid or not and oftentimes nine matches out of 10 don't make the grade. If you did, then you can rest assured that you and your partner are set for life. If not? Then celebrate the fact that the blinders are off and you are free to find that person who will make you happy.


GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)

You and your partner are sitting on opposite ends of a seesaw. When one of you is up the other one is down and vice versa. There can be no balance because that's not what seesaws are about. For instance if you're the one making money, then he'll be the one who's out of work or if he's the one bringing home the bacon, then you're the one who's working odd jobs. It's frustrating not being on the same page, but that won't last forever. Look for things to even out near Nov. 27.


CANCER (June 20 – July 21)

It's pointless trying to make someone stay when he doesn't want to. You aren't going to rekindle that spark or shame him into doing the right thing — not with the sun forming a departing square to Jupiter on Oct. 12. This autumnal planetary configuration marks the time of year when the romance that bloomed in summer withers and goes to seed. If this is what's happening, then let him go. Take comfort in the knowledge that seeds are being sown for a future love that will be better than this.


LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)

You could fall in love with someone who comes from a totally different country or culture when Venus forms a square to Neptune on Oct. 10. Long-distance relationships used to be frowned upon by astrologers (they were seen as recipes for disaster) but that was before Twitter, Skype and frequent flyer miles collapsed the boundaries of time and space. Nowadays the unattainable is in easy reach which means that you really can say to your lover that there ain't no mountain high enough to keep you away from him.


VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)

The Mercury/Saturn conjunction on Oct. 8 shows you have to make a big decision about the future of your relationship. Saturn is the planet of responsible choices and serious consequences, so something along these lines must be weighing heavily on you right now. Thankfully things take twice as long to come together — or fall apart — under Saturn's influence. This means that you will have plenty of time to discuss the pros and cons so that both of you know that you're making the right decision by Nov. 26.


LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)

You must be feeling supremely confident with Jupiter — largest of all the planets in our solar system — traveling across the solar midheaven of your horoscope. This is bound to boost your popularity and to make you a sought after catch. Yet the biggest test isn't in finding a partner; it's in maintaining your identity when you are in a relationship and not giving away your power. Let this be the guiding principle in your choices over the next few months and you will surely find the right match.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)

If passion burns itself out and romance fades, then what holds two people together? That's the question that this week's sun/Jupiter square asks. How about: values? Jupiter is the planet of spiritual values in astrology. Jupiter provides the moral compass that points you in the direction of living a higher purpose-driven life. If you know that the person you're with is a good person — that s/he makes you a better you — then you know that this is the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters Sagittarius on Oct. 7. This makes you everyone's favorite flavor of the month through Nov. 5. You'll want to be out and about during this time because you will be a man magnet. It's great news if you're single because you'll have more dates and invites than you'll know what to do with. However, this could prove awkward if you're already in a relationship because guys will start competing with your mate. Expect to diffuse tense situations on Oct. 10, 12 and 16.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)

Most women don't have a problem with “dating up,” but you do. Economic imbalance in a relationship makes you nervous. You don't want to feel like your paramour owns you or has the upper hand. That said you may need to change your thinking while Jupiter is in Cancer. Jupiter here means that good fortune and prosperity come to you through the men that you partner with and not vice versa. You need to get used to being on the receiving end of good things rather than having to provide them all the time.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)

The reason you aren't connecting to any of the guys you're meeting now is because you don't have an overriding need to be in a relationship. You're comfortable with who you are and what you're doing in life. You don't want to start seeing someone who's going to upset that. But you can still use this time to get to know men as friends — free of all the romantic baggage and expectations. And who knows? Maybe once you see that not all men are pains-in-the-derrieres, you might even fall in love with one.


PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)

People born under Pisces are often portrayed as being in love with love and nurturing unrequited crushes that can go on for months, if not years. But what would happen should you discover that you are the object of somebody else's affections — somebody that you didn't know felt that way? Would this attract or repulse you? Well, you're about to find out on Oct. 10 when Venus forms a square to Neptune in Pisces. You may find that the fairy tale reads quite differently when the shoe is on the other foot.

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