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You can't live with him and you can't live without him. And you can blame it on the Venus/Mars square on Jan. 16. Squares describe embattled energies between the planets where one planet tries to assert its power over the other in a cosmic game of one-upmanship. In this case, Venus, planet of love and romance, will be locking horns with Mars, the planet of “wham bam thank you ma’am.” What makes this infuriating is that he says he's not serious but you can tell that he is. Do you really need this kind of headache and heartache now? Unfortunately you have no choice because squares won't allow either party to walk away. This is your love life until March 2.
LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)
You won't like what you see this week. Five minutes in front of the bathroom mirror can turn into an hour as you become absorbed in finding every fault and defect. It's to be expected when Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is retrograde in that part of your solar chart that pertains to your body. What exacerbates this, however, will be the square to Mars on Jan. 16. Word to the wise? Postpone any makeovers and cosmetic surgery until after the 31st. You'll be in a more self-accepting mood by then.