Mars and Venus are waiting until the harvest full moon on October 5 to perfectly conjunct, but right now, the tension between them is making for for a tense, heady weekend. Thoughts and ideas dominate, while feelings fall to the wayside. By Sunday, all this self-analysis will start to stress you out—especially in love. As with all things, sit with it, trust it, let it pass—and please, get out of your head! Don’t let yourself get into unnecessary semantic or philosophical arguments, and whatever happens, remember that you and your lover are in this whole living-a-life thing together.
The stars bring huge changes in the month ahead. Get the full scoop with your premium October horoscope!
Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
Prepare for a lover’s spat. Venus scoots up next to your ruler Mars, increasing the potential for great sex as well as conflict. You're even more likely than usual to be reactive and aggressive in love, leading to snap judgments about any relationship you’re in. If you find yourself thinking negatively about your partner or yourself, slow things down. Take some time to yourself instead of lashing out; give yourself space to approach each instance of anger and frustration with curiosity. Why are you upset? Can you let yourself just feel this feeling? Can you let it transform you and teach you something? Pluto is rooting for your growth and shining a light to guide you through the discomfort. It comes with change.
Love Lesson: When you’re upset, take a moment to pause and follow the feeling to its source before reacting.
Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
Material concerns are even more important to you than usual right now, especially in love. Venus and Mars in Virgo conflict Neptune and the moon, anchoring you even more tightly to the earthly plane. On the fun side, this can lead to increased physical pleasure, but it can also lead to shortsightedness and selfishness. Life can seem all about getting your needs and wants met, but in limiting your perspective to your physical desires (both in terms of sexual and financial comfort), you lose sight of yourself as well. You are more than your material needs. You are part of the collective whole. You are connected to everyone else—this is key in any relationship.
Love Lesson: Feeling genuine compassion for others starts with feeling it for yourself.
Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
As Mercury moves into Libra, you’ll find yourself desiring peace and resolution. You have no space in your mind for needless conflict, especially with people you aren’t even close to anymore. You’re ready to put grudges behind you and forgive. All of this sounds lovely, right? Well, it is, but be careful. There’s a strong chance that this move toward blissful harmony is an escape from harder feelings. Tune in to yourself and make sure you aren’t compromising what you really want in order to avoid conflict. There’s nothing wrong or bad with so-called negative feelings. If you’re angry, be angry. If you’re sad, be sad.
Love Lesson: Let yourself feel whatever you feel on your way to feeling how you want to feel.
Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
The Aquarius moon has you discovering new and different ways to go about doing things in your life. You’re being opened up to see your relationships as they truly are, so you can find new paths forward. This gives you a newfound sense of personal freedom, but your love life may suffer: Aquarius’ innovative independence doesn’t jibe with Virgo’s practical toe-the-line diligence. My advice? Find a happy in-between: Pay attention to your observations, but don't feel that you have to act on every one of them, right this minute.
Love Lesson: Just listen to the details of what’s happening right now and what your partner wants.
Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
Saturday is your day. The Aquarius moon trines the sun in Libra, and it’s an ideal time to start things that have staying power. You’re likely to have an epiphany about how you can change your approach to love for the better. It feels great, but there’s also a sense of ennui. Any friction you feel (likely a result of the moon squaring Jupiter) is eased by Jupiter’s connection with the karmic north node. You’re expanding. You’re growing. And this growth is coming from a strong sense of self and freedom. Any challenges you feel are just part of your life’s work. The work may not feel awesome, but it’s necessary to get you where you’re going.
Love Lesson: Shift your perspective to break the patterns that haven’t given you what you want.
Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
Intense romantic energy is brewing in Virgo as Venus and Mars inch closer together, preparing for the harvest moon’s perfect conjunction on the fifth. This is a time of major release. A relationship may be coming to an end or aspects of a relationship are coming full circle. Letting go means coming to terms with your higher self—the part of you that’s deeply connected to the world and knows where you came from and where you’re going. It’s guiding you to see what behaviors in love aren’t serving you, and waking up to this reality doesn’t feel good. You’re keenly aware right now of the ways in which you’ve been destructive—maybe you’ve been choosing the wrong partners or finding flaws in people that aren’t there. What you’ve been avoiding is actually inside yourself. Take a long deep look in the mirror to see what I mean.
Love Lesson: Perfectionism kills love.
Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
Mercury joins the sun and Jupiter in Libra, aligning your sense of self, communication, and abundance. It’s a great time for expressing yourself and going after what you want. You’re feeling the urge to do just this, but there are nagging obstacles. Where you are right now is not aligned with other people. The outer planets, which rule our collective selves, are in conflict with Libra and inhibiting your ability to accomplish what you want. When it comes to love, know that things just may be frustrating for a bit. It may be that any relationship is actually just highlighting the conflict your ego is experiencing with the universe.
Love Lesson: Love doesn’t let us hide. It opens us to our strengths and challenges and has the power to trigger our wounds more than anything else.
Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
It’s a powerful, pleasurable time for you and love! Your rulers Pluto and Mars trine each other and Venus. Your natural energies are flowing smoothly in any relationship, amplifying attraction and the desire to be close together. The moon conjuncts Pluto on Friday, and it’s an especially good day to spend time with your lover. Right now, with Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo, your connection to Earth and material reality is heightened. This balances your watery, soul-level way of being, and helps you strengthen and cement loving bonds. Some conflict may arise on Sunday, but it’s simply bringing you closer to this place of strength.
Love Lesson: Experiencing reality through all your senses enhances compassion and love.
Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
Romance may feel sticky right now. That’s because Saturn is working with Venus and Mars to teach you something about love that you’ve never had to learn before. This can lead to increased irritability and the misdirection of passion. You may be inclined toward emotionally detaching in favor of casual encounters or latching on and trying extra hard to make a relationship work. Give yourself space to slow down and listen to what you really want. Jupiter and the north node are also pushing you toward growth right now, so growing pains are to be expected. Take it easy.
Love Lesson: Slow down to hear the greatest lessons you need to learn: They’re coming from yourself.
Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope
Your weekend starts hot and heavy with a Capricorn moon early Friday, but Saturn has you feeling the sharper edges of romantic energies. You tend to resist change. This is mainly because you think you’ve already figured out the best way to do most things. This arrogance blocks you from learning new and maybe even better ways. But this weekend, love wants to teach you, and Pluto is helping these lessons stick. Make it easier on yourself by keeping an open mind to your partner's or crush's feelings. Tell your inner critic to take a break, and save yourself the time between saying no and coming around to yes. Because you’re going to learn this lesson, whether you think you need to or not.
Love Lesson: Sometimes you don’t know best.
Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope
The moon is in Aquarius, squaring your ruler Uranus and conflicting with the Mars/Venus combo. You’re left feeling generally icky, and your relationship situation isn’t helping things. You want things and feel frustrated that you don’t have them yet. Maybe you're in a relationship, but right now it's not giving you what you want. Your frustration is tied to your vision for the future. You know where you want to be, and you can see how certain aspects of your current circumstances aren’t going to help you get there. Take a beat and wait at least until the full Mars/Venus conjunction on the fifth, then plan your next steps.
Love Lesson: If you know that something isn’t what you want, then change it.
Pisces Weekend Love Horoscope
Neptune opposes Mars and Venus, and Chiron inconjuncts the north node. You’re resisting love and pleasure and reality. There’s a pain inside you that’s holding you back. The pain makes you not want to be here, and you’re spending too much time escaping into the spirit world. You feel more at home here; in part because you are deeply connected to this place, but also because it shields you from your pain. Whatever this pain is, you can’t keep escaping. Get your feet on the ground. Taste every bite of food. Watch the leaves in the wind. The universe has a lot of love to give you, but so do other people. And their love is on Earth. I you want it, you’ve gotta join your partner down here.
Love Lesson: Enter other people’s worlds to understand and love them.
Virginia is a Brooklyn-based Reiki Master and psychic healer dedicated to expanding people’s understanding of what’s possible. She offers private readings, coaching, healing, and more through her company, Fleeting Connections.
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