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Love horoscopes: June 2 – June 8

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

Love or lust?

Are you in love or in lust? That’s the question the Venus/Pluto trine on June 8 poses. Hopefully you recognize the difference, but just in case you don’t, you should know that being in love means that you’re actually envisioning a future together whereas being in lust means you just want to hook up in the next 20 minutes. Usually this wouldn’t be such a big deal except that Pluto introduces a hidden element that you must take seriously. For instance he may be drawn to you romantically, there might be someone that one of you is cheating on who would be terribly hurt or your compulsion may be more self-sabotaging than recreational. Sex and love don’t always have to go together, but this week they should.

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ARIES (March 20 – April 18)

Being born under Mars means that you have a heroic spirit. It's why you're always righting wrongs, crusading for justice and flying to the rescue of those in need. However, Mercury's retrograde in Cancer on June 7 shows that you've neglected someone close to home — a sibling or friend perhaps. Oftentimes it's the crises that take place in the lives of people we see every day that are the easiest to overlook. This person is struggling with a deeply personal issue and needs your guidance. Put aside the next two weeks to help out.

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TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)

Are you really just “friends” or is there more going on? That's what you'll be wondering when Venus trines Pluto on June 8. This intoxicating planetary mix creates a very intense and erotic bond. It's more than just a crush. It's closer to an addiction — which means that it can feel like a withdrawal when you're apart. A lot of people will think that you and he are romantically involved. It's why friends are eying you suspiciously. If you're single, then get a room. If not? Then quit cold turkey before you piss off your boyfriend.

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GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)

You have a funny relationship to intensity. On one hand you're fascinated by it, but when things get too emotional, your reaction is to disconnect and to start searching for the nearest emergency exit. This can send confusing signals. Emotional honesty isn't always about plumbing the depths and baring your soul. It's about knowing what you can handle and what you can't. Don't try to make yourself be someone that you aren't. There's a secret alchemy to why people are drawn to each other, a compatibility based on differences in temperament rather than sameness.

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CANCER (June 20 – July 21)

You'd love to move on (just like everyone says you should), but that won't be happening with Mercury turning retrograde in your sign on June 7. A retrograde always signals some kind of backwards slide which means that you'll be grappling with a deep pain or emotional wound that isn't going away on its own. Thankfully you were born under a sign that instinctively knows how to heal itself through sleep, dreams and the quiet recognition that feelings change. Trust in your own psychic process and you will emerge from this restored and renewed.

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LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)

If you're looking (and haven't been finding), then this is the week for you. A sparkling sun/Uranus sextile will increase the bounce in your step, the twinkle in your eye and the glitter in your giggle. It's as if the sun came out from behind a cloud and started bathing you in its glow. You'll have more potential dates than you'll know what to do with by the weekend. But be careful because one of the guys you'll be attracting will be someone who broke your heart in the past. Don't make the same mistake twice.

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VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)

It's rare when affairs of the heart are this exquisitely timed on the astrological clock. The first quarter moon in the decan of Venus on Thursday shows that this is the day to make that love connection you've been yearning for. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know your name, appears completely unavailable or is someone you haven't spoken to in years. All of the barriers and obstacles will fall away. That's because Venus — named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty — can't stand for anyone to be alone. And that includes Virgos like you.

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LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)

Ruling planet Venus is passing through that part of your solar chart that pertains to other people's money. Usually this describes things like loans, debts and joint ownership. However, Venus here means that you'll be attracting men who want to spend on you and spend big. You can look forward to lots of wining and dining and lovely expensive gifts. Just be wary of the fact that the more he spends on you, the more he will expect in return. If you're OK with that, fine. If not? Then get out while the getting's good.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)

You could find yourself coveting what other people have — particularly a gal pal's boyfriend or husband. It's to be expected when Pluto trines Venus on June 8. Pluto is the planet of obsession in astrology and nothing fuels that dark energy like the perfumed scent of forbidden fruit. But before you do something you'll regret, you should examine why you're so fixated on him. Chances are it's because you're feeling competitive with her and resentful. Switch the focus from taking to giving and you'll reconnect to your heart in a very profound and appealing way.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)

It's often said that the moment you stop looking for love is the moment when love will find you. This could manifest as a chance meeting that wasn't supposed to take place or the dawning realization that the fellow you've been pushing away is really the one for you. These kinds of revelations are characteristic of the sun and Uranus sextile which will be taking place on June 6. The best part is that you will both feel like something special is clicking into place and that your long search is finally over.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)

You have a sixth sense for guys who are on the rebound, separated (but not divorced) or say they want something deeper but can't seal the deal. This has kept you out of trouble, but it's also kept you from getting close. Everyone comes with emotional baggage nowadays. You can't get around that. The trick is to figure out if his is carry-on or if it has to be checked at the gate. This is something you'll be checking out on June 8 when you're irresistibly drawn to someone you know is going to be trouble.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)

You like having options — particularly when it comes to love. You enjoy meeting new people and you're always curious about their perspective on things. Intellectually this is stimulating and psychologically it's wise because it keeps you from getting too fixated. Yet behind that cerebral facade lies a hungry heart that's aching to connect. It should be clear by now that there's only one person who makes you feel like you're 16 again despite your best efforts to appear cool and indifferent. It might be a good idea to let him know what you're feeling on June 6.

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PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)

This week is one of the high points of the year for love. If you're not already seeing someone, then you will be soon. Venus is very powerful in the sky and this cosmic matchmaker will be working overtime to ensure that you get together with that special someone that you're meant to be with. This could get scandalous and even wildly controversial (like on June 8) but love plays by a different set of rules. Make sure that your intentions come from a higher place and everything will work out for the best.

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