Love saves the day
It's amazing how everything works out for the best when Venus and Jupiter join hands in the heavens. Venus and Jupiter are Astrology's two "benefics" and they always bring good fortune in regards to love and money. Misunderstandings will be set right, sacrifices will be rewarded, and even clueless boyfriends who didn't recognize a good thing when they had it will wake up and smell the coffee this week. Moreover all of those sticking points that proved to be such deal breakers will suddenly become very negotiable and even manageable. Mountains revert to molehills under this twin influence.
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
Sex is great and everything but you need to have something more going on upstairs. Aries rules the head in astrology and though people born under your sign are often portrayed as the grunts of the zodiac, the truth is you're closet intellectuals. You're one of the few people who will actually go and look up the word that everyone in the room pretends to know, but doesn't. This need for intellectual stimulation will be very powerful for the next six weeks. This is good news for nerds everywhere.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
On Tuesday, you will hear the words you've longed to hear. And it's a good thing too because it's been a while since you had to work this hard to get a guy to commit. However, you will soon realize that he had his reasons for putting things off as long as he did. He really was trying to save you from the financial and/or emotional aggravations that he is currently facing. Nevertheless it's time to show him that burdens are lighter when carried by two.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
It doesn't hurt to check out your market value when the Sun forms a sextile to Uranus this week. And you'll be finding plenty of takers because the charisma of the Sun combined with the electricity of Uranus will make you positively magnetic. This is wonderful for the ego — yours could use some stroking — and it sends a message to the guy you're dating that he best keep his eye on the store. You don't take anything for granted when it comes to love and neither should he.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters your zodiac sign on June 2. This will transform you into everyone's favorite flavor of the month. Actually Venus is only in Cancer for three and a half weeks, but who's counting? Now's the time to haul your butt off the couch and get yourself to the gym. You'll also want to hit the salon for a quick touch-up and to splurge on a new pair of shoes. The fish are jumping and you don't want to miss the boat.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
Can you do better? That's what you'll be asking on Tuesday when Jupiter, the planet of golden opportunity, forms a conjunction to Venus, the planet of dating up. It's hard to settle for what you have when astrology's two great benefics start throwing some tempting offers your way. I mean, would you really stick with your boyfriend or spouse if somebody like David Beckham showed up at the door? OK, it won't be Beckham, but it could be close. That's the predicament you'll be facing in your not-so-distant future.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
Jupiter in Gemini will be inflaming your wanderlust tendencies all week — with twin emphases on the words wander and lust. Jupiter is the “anywhere but here” planet in astrology. Greener pastures appear greener, blue horizons will be bluer, and exotic men with sexy foreign accents will prove absolutely irresistible while its influence is strong. Starting to get the idea that you're due for a change of scene? Book a trip for a beach resort — and bring along plenty of suntan lotion for the cabana boy to slather on.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
Somehow you got saddled with the role of being the designated adult in your relationship while your paramour acts like an unruly brat. It was OK at first, but now it's getting old. You don't like him interrupting you when he's bored or acting out when he doesn't get his way. You'd take him over bended knee but don't want to give him the satisfaction. Besides he'd probably enjoy the spanking too much. What to do? Ignore him until he calms down — and then reward him for good behavior.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
There's no denying that the guy is hot. And if things were different, you would definitely try to pursue a future together. But things aren't different and there are some very real obstacles that you have to factor in — obstacles like age difference, unequal income or incompatible religious and/or cultural beliefs. It's enough to make any self-respecting Scorpio bury her head in the pillows. However, Venus in Cancer on June 2 will beg the single most telling question: Is this really someone you can take home to Mother?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
Don't be alarmed when your runaway bride tendencies take over. This happens to Sagittarians whenever they get close to tying the knot. There's something about the word “commitment” that makes you want to bolt. Perhaps it comes from a need to be free at any cost? However freedom can become its own dead end if you don't know what you want. Just because you leave one situation doesn't mean that you will arrive at a better one. Take the plunge and commit to the adventure of having someone in your life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
Anyone who's going to fall in love with you will also have to accept your work schedule. It's kind of like love me, love my dog. And like a dog, your work schedule isn't going to give up its favorite place at the top of your list of daily priorities. However, your work schedule will make room for the new man in your life if you say that it has to. Take time introducing them to each other and you may find that they actually get along.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
Your lover must be your best friend. He has to be someone you can be with 24/7 and then understands when you drop out of the picture for long periods of time. Coming and going is a big part of the way you relate. You don't want to be attached at the hip, but you want to know that he's always there. He also has to be smart, funny and able to hold his own at parties and family get-togethers. If he can do all of this, then he's a keeper.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
The scales will fall from your eyes when Mercury passes under the rays of Jupiter on Monday. This gets you to re-examine past judgments in light of present and more forgiving circumstances. It's like the end of a Shakespeare comedy when truths are disclosed, disguises are revealed and lovers are reunited. It will be a good day for romance. It will also be good for reuniting with family members who were estranged. After months of much ado about nothing, you will discover that all's well that ends well.