Let's just call it for everyone: This will not be an easy week for love. Not if you're single, attached, dating, or somewhere in between a defined relationship status. Venus and Pluto will engage in a tug-of-war on Tuesday, making it feel like you're being emotionally manipulated. Alternately, it could be that you feel the need to emotionally manipulate someone you love in order to hold on to the partnership. A word of advice? It won't work. If you have to force love, then you have to consider if it's really love in the first place. Communication might only make things worse. Mercury will square off with Neptune on Wednesday. The truth is fuzzy, and someone is being evasive about answering questions. Remember, a lie of omission is still a lie. You or your partner might try to protect each other from the truth, but that mindset is not supportive of a healthy relationship. The Sun will be at a square to Neptune on Thursday. You're seeing nothing but confusion and so is your love interest. It's hard to clear the air when you can't see past the fog. This isn't the week to even try.
Secrets, lies, deception, confusion. Your love life might resemble a truly scandalous made-for-television move this week. Obviously, it won't be this difficult for everyone. Not all of you are engaged in this level of toxicity, so if you know you and your honey are good, you can relax. You both might seem a bit absent-minded this week. That's all. If, however, that voice inside your head is whispering to you that you don't have all the facts when it comes to your relationship with someone, it might be time to pay attention. If you have to wonder this hard about where you stand or what your lover is telling you, it's a red flag.
If you find yourself trying to control your partner's actions with your words this week, you're doing something wrong. A high-and-mighty attitude you present to your mate about something he or she wants to do will not be taken well. If you are coming across as the one who knows best in your relationship, your partner might feel as though you want a child more than a partner. This won't end well. In other news, if you're single and playing the dating game, you'll want to be careful with your finances or disclosing too much financial information to a new sweetheart too soon. Take it slow.
If you're in a relationship where you and your mate share finances, split the bills, or file tax returns together, this week there might be a problem. One of you seems to want to be the boss when it comes to money matters while the other isn't having it. Most likely, it's your partner who will think he or she holds the power and should handle the purse strings. If you get a sense that this is happening, you might quickly become resentful and find yourself withholding affection -- or even sex -- in an attempt to assert your power. Address this unhealthy dynamic stat ... before it gets out of hand.
This might be a tit-for-tat or tug-of-war kind of week for you and your partner. The trouble, however, is that while you may start out fighting over a few petty matters, it will lead to the realization that there is a major situation the two of you need to address. One of you is having feelings of deep mistrust, betrayal, or feeling controlled by the other. Your partner might have a harder time letting go of control issues than you this week. You're trying to come from a place of love, no matter what. If single and newly dating someone, it's possible that this person will start obsessing over you. You'll want to run.
If you're single and spending a lot of social time with friends, there might be a confusing sexual situation that happens this week between you and a pal. Perhaps you'll be out having fun with a group and you'll start drinking a bit too much. In this carefree party mode, it's possible that you and one of your friends will find yourselves becoming intimate with each other ... or sharing information with each other than you later regret. Remember, you'll have to deal with the consequences. If you even think for one moment going into it that it's a mistake, stop yourself.
Romance is intense for you this week, Virgo! A tight Venus-Pluto opposition across your romance and social houses will make it impossible for you to hear crickets when it comes to your love life. If you're completely single, you might find yourself wickedly attracted to someone you know is wrong for you but feels oh-so-right. Take it slow! If you're dating someone, it's possible that you will feel more attached to your sweetheart -- and these feelings make you feel uncomfortable. It's never easy to open up and be vulnerable in love. You might be overthinking the situation this week and trying hard to control the fact that you're really falling for someone special.
You and your partner might not agree on much when it comes to domestic matters this week. In fact, one of you might try very hard to gain the upper hand when it comes to family situations. If, for example, you have children together, you might be at odds about how to parent them. One of you might be more tolerant of certain behaviors, while the other has a more militant stance. See if you can meet in the middle for the sake of family peace ... and relationship peace! If you're completely single and a relative offers to introduce you to someone, put it on hold -- at least for this week.
Words might cut like a knife this week between you and your partner. The question is: Who is doing the cutting? And more importantly, why? If the two of you have recently decided it's time for splitsville, it's possible that this week you're both playing the blame game, deciding that the other person is pure evil. If you're married but heading for divorce, you might even hire a lawyer this week. Another possibility is that one of you will have to help a family member going through a hard time and will feel as if the other person has "checked out" of the situation entirely. Not cool.
You and your partner might be caught up in a deceptive or bewildering situation connected to family or real estate. This is not the week to sign any kind of real estate deal to buy or sell a home or land. It's also not the best time to make any type of firm decision regarding living arrangements with your love. Information is cloudy at best, and you will both have a difficult time making a decision that you'll stick to. Another possibility is that one of you will have to help a family member going through a hard time and will feel as if the other person has "checked out" of the situation entirely. Not cool.
You might feel as though you're in the driver's seat when it comes to your love life and relationship this week. While this might be true, you may want to remember that a partnership is about two people sharing the steering wheel equally, not one person being completely in charge. Interestingly enough, this week your partner might be the one who is all too willing to allow you to take charge about a certain situation; however, he or she will only end up resenting the fact that you've done this. Go figure?
If you're dating someone new, buyer beware! As hard as this might be to read, it's possible that they are only trying to get into your wallet. You might seriously need to see this person for who he or she is rather than what they are portraying themselves to be. Now, this won't apply to you if you're dating someone for a while, so don't get nervous -- your sweetheart does love you. Still, he or she might be having something sketchy going on with finances. Don't allow love to blind you from this. Open your eyes and ask a lover about money matters. If you're in a relationship, you've got a right to know.
If you're single, it's possible this week that you'll meet someone who instantly feels like "home" to you. A deeply fulfilling emotional connection and physical attraction to this person might leave you wondering if this is too good to be true. Whether or not it is remains to be seen, but at least one of your friends will try to caution you to slow your roll and remember that you just met each other. Yes, open yourself up to the possibility of a whirlwind romance, but don't be foolish about it. Love takes time.