Love is unpredictable, but knowing a little Astrology can give us insider information about what path passion will take. By tracking Venus, we know that the next few weeks with Venus in Aquarius will be ideal for freeing ourselves to love, or to love more openly within our relationships.
That's because the partnership planet will be hanging out in Aquarius, the airy sign of idealism and creativity, from February 1-25, 2013. Because Aquarius is an unconventional -- even experimental -- sign, this lovely cosmic hook-up is perfect for opening our minds about how and who we love.
You can also get key dates and personal predictions for your own love life with a Big Picture Love Forecast so you'll know when to expect the most challenges and opportunities.
While Venus is in Aquarius, it's easier to see that there truly are no rules in romance, making this the perfect time to question your long-held beliefs about relationships and revise what isn't working for you. Explore the idea that there are many levels of intimacy beyond sex; Aquarius strives to bring out the best in us and our interpersonal connections.
Consider the intensity of affection you feel for all the people in your life. Aquarius' optimistic approach can point out better ways to strengthen our social connections and express our feelings in more interesting ways. If you're single, look around -- there may be potential partners you've overlooked! Someone you've previously written off as "just a friend" could be your perfect match. Because Aquarius is a somewhat philosophical sign, this is also a great time to ask yourself whether you truly want a significant other, or simply a lover.
If you're happily coupled off, you might find that you and your sweetheart feel a lot freer to be individuals within your relationship. If neediness has been an issue for you, Venus in Aquarius makes it clear that pursuing your own passions separately enriches what you bring back to the relationship.
Do keep in mind that Aquarius is more about the head than the heart, so if you notice less sentimentality floating around in your relationship, have no fear -- it's a natural side effect of Venus in Aquarius. But while you and your partner (or love interest) may be doing more conversing than cuddling now, expect the unexpected: Aquarius likes to keep things spicy and unpredictable, and passionate Venus definitely won't argue!