For All Signs: Venus, known to the ancients as the goddess of love, makes an unusual number of aspects to the other planets this week. This suggests that many of us will be preoccupied with issues and interests concerning our involvement with others. Venus rules not only romantic love, but also the principle of relatedness among people, whatever that relationship may be. The free flowing aspects of Venus this week favor non sexual friendships. The tenser aspect is connected to our closest intimates, the ones with whom we share our sexuality or our money and material resources. These two human interests, sex and finances, lend themselves to overt and subtle issues of control. During tension aspects of Venus we are more easily drawn into battles over power unless we consciously circumvent the impulse to manipulate others.
Aries: You have intense aspects during this period, particularly related to romance, spending, play, and/or children. You are subject to major dramas in these areas, and they may be both positive and negative. One way to do this is to break up with one person while falling head over heels for another.
Taurus: A relationship or friendship that began with gusto in late March arrives at a point of evaluation. The question of commitment may always be an issue in this situation. The Bulls are careful about commitment because they mean it. Some of the other signs are not so persevering. Watch your step.
Gemini the Twins: (May 20 — June 21) You may have unexpected expenses this week. Or it might be a difference of opinion with your partner about how to manage joint resources. If the disagreement is not readily resolved, you may do better to set it aside for now and come back to the issue when you have had more time to consider it.
Cancer: This is not your smoothest week. Details may nag your mind and your time like pecking ducks. You and significant others are not having the best of communications right now. You may be in the mood to nit-pick others. Probably you will feel generally better if you work alone.
Leo: Either you or others in your life are behaving erratically. It is difficult to make firm plans or sustain a solid conversation. This sometimes generates a rift between you and another because one of you needs to be alone. Don’t fight it. Just let it be. It is temporary. Take it with a spoonful of generosity and humor.
Virgo: Beware of the tendency to obsess and worry over matters that may never happen. You are tempted to see the world through a dark lens this week and you may think that is the true version. It’s more likely that the pessimistic view is extreme. Don’t ruminate. Do what you can and then let it go.
Libra: Intensity in relationships is the theme of the week. If you are not conscious, you could be pulled into schemes of manipulation or compulsive behaviors. Existing relationships could re-experience the pain of old wounds. You have a choice of whether to work it through or act it out in the same ways as the first time. If things feel “icky”, someone is manipulating.
Scorpio: Love life may be intensely creative, or it may just be intense and challenging. It depends on the foundation of trust in the relationship. This is a good time to be honest with each other, but do be kind about it, Scorpions. Sometimes your voice sounds like judge, jury and executioner, especially if you feel threatened.
Sagittarius: A family member or a close friend may offer you a meaningful gift this week. Activities involving travel, collecting past debts, and arranging the details of your estate are favored. You and a partner are sympatico now and intimate conversations are productive.
Capricorn: Relationship to partner(s), whether business or personal, are strained at present. If you feel discomfort, look for the assumption or the illusion that is cracking. It is painful. The relationship will ultimately be improved or broken by the quality of your honesty together. Either way, you will be in better condition long term.
Aquarius: Your significant other may be acting like a horse’s patootie right now, but you don’t have to follow suit and play in the same court. Neither of you is being served by sharp words and irritable behavior. “Prove it if you love me” is a game left over from the cave people. Leave it alone.
Pisces: Unsettling news or information comes your way this month. It is hard to separate fact from fiction. Don’t act upon it unless you are certain of its veracity. The cosmos is full of tricks right now. Stay in touch with a trusted associate who can help you as you travel through the maze.
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