Love horoscopes: April 21 – April 27
Venus completes her translation of light on April 25. A translation of light works a lot like a relay race where the faster moving planet (in this case Venus) picks up light from one planetary runner and moves it to the next. This extremely rare astrological configuration has been going on since April 11. It explains why — despite people's past actions and deplorable behavior — love really is saving the day. You can see it in your romantic relationship as well as in your business associations, family ties and friendships. Everyone just seems to be thinking better of it by choosing harmony over cacophony. So will the effect last or is it a passing phase? That question will be answered definitively on May 24.
ARIES (March 20 – April 18)
Your boyfriend's been acting out for weeks. Stomping around the house, retreating into sulky silences and being really bitchy with his snide remarks. Thankfully the storm will break on April 23 when Mars conjoins Uranus, and like a cloudburst on a hot, muggy summer afternoon, it will be loud and thunderous. Expect whipping winds and electrical flashes of temper but in the end the heaviness will be gone and the atmosphere will be breathable again. It will also be a relief to discover that his recent unhappiness had very little to do with you.
TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)
It looks like you and a certain someone are drawing closer. Although technically “friends,” your time together is starting to appear conspicuous — especially since he happens to be your girlfriend's boyfriend or colleague's spouse. Things may have begun innocently enough with you lending him an ear and offering support; however, the Venus/Saturn trine on April 24 will reveal that there are deep feelings stirring on both sides. If you were smart, you'd steer clear of him for a while, but it doesn't look like you'll be doing that. Expect lots of drama in the weeks ahead.
GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)
What isn't resolved in one relationship will carry on over into the next. And it doesn't matter if it's been years since you've gone out with somebody. There's just something programmed into the psyche that will lead you to pick up from where you last left off. That's why this guy you're seeing is so perfect. Your problem isn't that you are cursed to keep repeating the same mistakes; it's that you keep hitting the same wall time and again. It's time for you to break on through to the other side and he's here to help.
CANCER (June 20 – July 21)
You can't make someone stay if he doesn't want to. You did the best job you could to win him over, but it just isn't happening. It's one of those things where if you had met a couple of years ago or a couple of years from now, then things might have worked out between you. But that's alternative universe thinking so bring things to a close on April 23. And don't worry too much about the future of your love life. It looks like you'll be meeting someone new as soon as May 24.
LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)
As Venus concludes her translation of light on April 25, you will be reminded how invaluable your spouse truly is. It's easy to take the person we see every day for granted. We fall into patterns of behavior, speak in shorthand and even keep recycling the same fight. What you'll come to realize is that he really does have your back. He may not be the most romantic person in the world, but he's there with a shoulder to lean on, a word to the wise, and he knows how to make you smile.
VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)
The disruptive square between revolutionary Uranus and transformative Pluto on April 21 is bound to wreak havoc in your relationship. You are torn between staying with the path you're on in hopes that things will get better and saying “to hell with it” and heading off into uncharted waters. Most people would break up under this kind of planetary influence, but it looks like you're in it for the long haul. Loved ones and friends will think you're crazy, but you know in your heart of hearts that it's the right thing to do.
LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)
Expect lots of sound and fury this week. Combative Mars will be especially antagonistic on April 22 and 23 so there will be tantrums, scenes and escalating ultimatums. But for all of that drama, the planets reveal that there is still a bond between you and your loved one and that it will hold despite the surrounding forces aimed at tearing it asunder. There's no doubt that your marriage is going through a rough patch, but it will survive and grow stronger. In turn you will both become better people as a result.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)
Water signs have a hard time with love. It's ironic considering that water is the element that rules over our emotional lives in astrology. Cancers love too much, Pisces longs for people they can't have, and Scorpios obsess about the one who got away. The Saturn/Venus trine on April 24 will make you see that the person in your life now is the person that you're meant to be with. Not saddled with. Meant to be with. It's time to trade in a history of heartbreak for a future full of happiness and fulfillment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)
Try not to take a loved one's mood swings personally. It will be a tall order — especially on April 21 and 23 when harsh aspects involving Uranus and Pluto will bring out his less than appealing side. Just keep telling yourself that it's the stress talking and you should weather the storm well enough. The good news is that a change in planetary disposition over the weekend will dispel dark clouds and reintroduce halcyon days that will calm and pacify. This will allow you to find your way back into each other's hearts and good graces.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)
It looks like things are finally coming together between you and a love interest. Capricorns don't bond easily. It's your natural inclination to retreat at the first hint of rejection and to test and doubt rather than to trust and accept. As you can imagine, it takes a special kind of person to not be discouraged by that icy front you put on and to read between the lines to decipher the heart underneath. The Saturn/Venus trine on April 24 shows that you've found him, so empty the moat, lower the drawbridge, and let him in.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)
Home is where the heart is when the sun is in that part of your solar chart that pertains to roots (April 20 – May 19). Aquarians are often described as the free birds of the zodiac — rebellious, freedom loving and unconventional in their romantic relationships. Actually this is a misnomer that began in 1967 when the song “Age of Aquarius” became the counter-culture anthem for the Summer of Love. In truth Aquarians are closet case domestics; more Downton Abbey than Haight-Ashbury in their tastes. If there was ever a time for nest building, it would be now.
PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)
Venus concludes her translation of light in Pisces on April 25. This is an extremely rare occurrence and subsequently you should be experiencing a resuscitation of your love life. This could span the gamut from reconnecting to someone you used to date years ago to celebrating a whole new lease on life in your marriage. Whatever the missteps, fumbles and betrayals you and your lover are ready to start afresh. This isn't about recapturing the past but rather jettisoning it so that you can move forward into a future of your own choosing and making.