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Weekly Astrology: June 10-16, 2013

Weekly Astrology: June 10-16, 2013

Everything's coming up roses … or is it?
Maria DeSimone

Life and love will be potent this week … and strange. Ironically, in the midst of two extremely challenging aspects that have to do with matters of the heart, there will be one grand, idealistic pattern in the cosmic sky that leaves you insisting everything will come up roses.

The best approach? Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. See what's in store for you personally with a 30-Day Astrology Forecast, and here's the lowdown on the key cosmic events the week of June 10-16, 2013.

Tuesday, June 11: Venus opposite Pluto

On Tuesday, Venus will oppose Pluto -- a classic aspect that can attract power struggles in love.

Pluto will intensify whatever it touches, for better or worse. When it comes to Venus, we're talking money and love. If you're operating in "shadow mode" this week, then it's likely you and a lover will engage in a significant "Who's the boss?" match that includes manipulation or other not-so-nice control tactics.

If, however, you're using this opposition aspect in an enlightened way (and it is your choice!) then you just might discover the true power of love. It's your call.

When it comes to finances, Venus-Pluto tends to deal with big money matters. An investment, tax, banking, inheritance, settlement, alimony or venture capital issue may come to the forefront now. Expect a battle of wills between both parties. Ask yourself if "might makes right" in this situation or if there's a smarter way to get what you want now.

Most likely there is, and if you look deeply enough you won't even have to sell your soul to reach a compromise. Just remember that the definition of compromise implies that neither party will get his or her way. Not easy to digest with Venus-Pluto in the air.

Tuesday, June 11: Saturn trine Neptune

Still, on Tuesday we have a rare and magical link between Saturn and Neptune -- a perfect trine.

Saturn is about reality and structure, while Neptune is about imagination and dissolving boundaries. What happens when these two planets become friends? Quite literally, you now have the opportunity to create a solid framework around a significant aspiration. Dream great big, pie in the sky dreams now -- you'll actually have the ability to make them workable.

Wednesday, June 12: Venus square Uranus

Love and money will quickly get dicey again by Wednesday, however, as Venus creates a tense square to Uranus. Sure, romance can be thrilling with this aspect -- and you might even get your "freak" on thanks to the eccentric quality of Uranus stimulating Venus towards more eccentric behavior. Just remember there isn't much stability when Uranus is not at a friendly angle to a planet. In fact, a love at first sight encounter can come and go in the blink of an eye.

Same goes for money. An investment opportunity or get rich quick scheme may sound tempting now, but you may want to think twice. Actually, you'll definitely want to think twice.

If you're in a committed partnership, there may be a temptation to stray or a sudden riptide in your relationship status quo that leaves you scratching your head. Now is the time to examine the "rules" of your love match and consider if they still fit the person you are evolving into. If not, a change might be called for but make no mistake: it won't be easy.

Rebellion in matters of the heart is also likely. This can range from an attraction to someone who typically isn't your type, to acting out in a rather strange way with your current love. Do what you can to ensure this aspect leads to an innovative change in the love department rather than a destructive one. Remember: Lightning storms are exciting to watch … until you're the one who gets electrocuted.

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