This winter, romance will enjoy a striking opportunity to balance the depths and heights of love. From December 30 to January 23, Venus will be in Sagittarius, offering a broader perspective on your romantic life. You'll not only see the bigger picture, but you'll also feel more openhearted and optimistic about love. Although romance might feel extra fuzzy on January 5 and the weight of a love relationship will become apparent on January 8, the good news is that you will definitely know where you and your sweetheart stand. Venus will make her annual conjunction to Saturn on January 8 ensuring this.
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As for the depths? When Mars enters Scorpio from January 3 through March 5, you'll see firsthand how far your lover is willing to go in order to keep you. The energy to own your lover may be strong now, so be sure you're aware of this. Do what you can to avoid falling into the shadowy expression of Mars in Scorpio. If you find yourself feeling more jealous, insecure, and obsessive, take a step back.
Venus enters sobering Capricorn on January 23, where she'll remain until February 16. Although matters of the heart will emphasize duty and responsibility, during this time you will also have the most romantically interesting weekend of the winter. Bookmark the weekend of February 5 through February 7 when Venus is conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, and sextile Mars. Make some magic happen!
Venus in Aquarius from February 16 through March 12 emphasizes how important it is to be friends with your lover. Expect good times between February 29 and March 2, when Venus is at a friendly angle to Saturn and Uranus. Mars enters Sagittarius on March 5, and you'll feel ready to chase what's on the other side of the fence. Before you jump too quickly, consider that the grass isn't necessarily greener there. Don't lose out on true love just because you need some adventure. You might regret it.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
If you're partnered up this winter, you and your mate will spend time delving intimately into each other's world both physically and emotionally. From January 3 through March 5, your ruler Mars will tour Scorpio and your 8th House of Shared Resources. You and your mate will feel extra motivated to explore one another's darker side. You'll also have an opportunity to courageously transcend any fears preventing you from truly baring your soul to the one you love.
A serious difference of opinion on January 8 may threaten the peace of mind you have in your relationship. Let the dust settle before making a rash decision based upon these divergent viewpoints.
If single, a Full Moon in your true love sector on January 23 might usher in an opportunity for romantic fulfillment. A friend might turn into a lover this winter as well. Pay attention to developments between you and a pal from February 16 through March 12. Chemistry will be palpable.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
You and your partner might decide it's time to kick things up a notch in your relationship this winter. From January 3 until March 5, you will feel the fire in a whole new way, but if you're not careful, one or both of you might get burned!
Expect more passion but also more arguments. You might begin to fight over things like how to split the bills or what sexual position to enjoy. Feelings of jealousy and possessiveness may emerge, and if this happens you'll want to do what you can to nip it in the bud.
February 10 will be a 5-star day for romance! If single, you might meet someone very special who has the ability to open you up to new perspectives. Romance will also be quite satisfying on February 22, thanks to a Full Moon in your true love sector. Your heart will be full.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Harmony between you and your mate will be extra special December 30 - January 23. Enjoy it while it lasts, because things might take a decided turn into more argumentative territory after March 5. At that point, it may become clear that the two of you have more issues to iron out connected to your future together than you previously anticipated.
This winter, the theme of those issues might begin to emerge from January 5 until January 25, while Mercury is retrograde in the area of your chart connected to intimacy and shared finances. Whatever the two of you disagree on will either become fuel for fiery arguments, or will be the impetus that motivates you to improve your relationship with more open communication.
If you ignore the work in your love life this winter, it'll become extra difficult by spring. Don't sweep anything under the rug.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Although you'll begin the winter with extra sentiment, matters of the heart will quickly become steamy and sexual. Between January 3 and March 5, you'll have the most extraordinary opportunity to enjoy sexual fulfillment with someone special. If you've been single for a while, this might suddenly become a stretch of time where opportunity knocks. Open the door!
If you're partnered up, there's a lot happening for you and your mate this winter. Communication might be extra tense between the two of you from January 5 to January 25. Fortunately, after January 23 and until February 16, you'll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy loving vibes again. Be sure to spend time away with your mate the weekend of February 5, since sparks will fly.
Whatever you do this winter, don't allow a sudden problem connected to your profession to get in the way of romance. Work problems can wait.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Romantic potential is off the charts for you this winter! From December 30 through January 23, love planet Venus will help you meet someone very special if single. If you're attached, it'll be a great time to enjoy all sorts of dating adventures with your lover. You might even feel the sparks of falling in love for the first time all over again.
If there is someone you recently started to date, you might decide to make a serious decision about this person near January 8. It'll either be time to go exclusive, or to part ways. Or, it's possible that you and your lover will have a bit of trouble in paradise.
A Full Moon in your sign on January 23 leaves you emotionally open. Then, a New Moon in your partnership sector on February 8 suggests a brilliant opportunity for you to move forward in a new direction with your mate. Once Mars enters your 5th House of Romance on March 5, you'll focus more on pursuing all sorts of pleasure with your love. Yes!
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You might feel extremely confused about romantic decisions from January 5 through January 25, while Mercury is traveling retrograde through your 5th House of True Love. It's possible that during this time you and an ex will reconnect. Do your best to avoid making any final decisions until after Mercury regulates his orbit.
Venus entering the same area of your chart on January 23 is a bright spot filled with potential for love. Until February 16, dating prospects will shine and you'll have a wonderful chance to meet someone new and fall in love. Or, if you've decided to give that old flame another run, it appears you'll be quite happy during that stretch of time.
There will be an extra intense weekend for love February 5 through February 7. Don't waste it! A Solar Eclipse in your partnership sector on March 8, followed by Venus entering the same part of your chart on March 12, suggests a very happy event if you're married or in a committed relationship.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your love life might feel like a massive ball of confusion early this winter. From January 5 through January 25, Mercury will retrograde, but between the 5th and 8th, he'll be in your romance sector. What that means is that your love life will "punk" you in some way...
You might think something amazing is about to get off the ground only to be sorely disappointed with excuses, delays, or circumstances that your sweetheart throws your way. Or, it's possible that you'll become way too distracted with a domestic situation until late January to even think about paying attention to your love life.
Fortunately, there are a couple of bright spots this winter. Venus will move through your true love sector from February 16 through March 12, offering you opportunity for passion during those long, dark winter nights. And pay attention to March 2 -- an unexpected lucky break will come your way connected to matters of the heart.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
The heat is on this winter! With Mars in your sign from January 3 - March 5, you might be too hot to handle! Your sex drive will be strong, but you might decide to channel most of this energy into a communications-related project for most of the winter.
Still, pay attention to when opportunity knocks because when it does, it'll do so loudly thanks to a Solar Eclipse in your true love sector on March 8. If single, this will usher in amazing potential for you to meet someone special and fall in love. If attached, you and your sweetheart might begin an exciting creative endeavor together, or consider having a baby.
Then on March 12, Venus enters the same part of your chart. This is amazing for everything connected to romance. You'll have a heart wide open to give love.
Another day to watch is March 14, when Venus squares off with Mars. You might spend more money on your lover than you should. But don't worry, there will be a happy fairytale ending for you this winter on March 20, when Venus and Neptune embrace. Love conquers all!
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You'll begin this winter as the "fairest of them all" thanks to Venus moving through your sign from December 30 through January 23. While Venus is in Sagittarius, you'll not only look and feel more beautiful, but this will translate into a vibe that others will find hard to resist. Confidence is an aphrodisiac and you'll definitely have it going on!
You will have a moment of sobriety, however, when it comes to matters of the heart. On January 8, Venus and Saturn will bind together in your sign, helping you keep it real in love. You'll know exactly where you stand with someone special, and if he or she is worth it, this relationship just might be able to stand the test of time.
If you're single, pay attention to January 12. Venus and Uranus are at a brilliant angle to each other and sudden love is possible! And when Mars enters Sagittarius on March 5, nothing will stop you from going after what and who you want.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
A Full Moon in your partnership sector on December 25 might leave you dwelling on whether or not your mate is meeting your deepest security needs. If he or she is, all is well. If, however, you're feeling less than nourished, it'll be difficult to ignore. Unfortunately, you might not express what you feel in a way that serves relationship growth -- at least not in early winter.
With Mercury turning retrograde on January 5 and being retrograde in your sign from January 8 through January 25, your words might come across in a way that's easily misconstrued. Do your best to re-evaluate what it is you truly want to say to your partner in order to move forward rather than continuing to stumble backward.
If you can't agree on a major decision, agree to disagree for now. Things between you and your mate are likely to escalate and explode the weekend of February 5 if you haven't been able to move past whatever stormy weather you're experiencing. If this happens, it'll feel like a pressure cooker finally letting off steam.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
While Mercury is retrograde from January 5 through January 25, it might feel as if you're walking backward in matters of the heart. Since Mercury rules your true love sector, communication might feel extra confusing in this area, too.
Add to this the fact that Mercury stations retrograde in your sign, and then days later moves back into your 12th House of Contemplation -- you can begin to understand why your mind might appear to play tricks on you every time you attempt to make sense out of your love life. Make peace with the fact that during this time, it's not supposed to make sense and that your job is to figure out why.
A Full Moon in your partnership sector on January 23 will bring to light exactly what makes you feel fulfilled in your relationship -- as well as where you or your mate are starving for more attention.
Romance looks stellar from February 16 through March 12, when Venus tours your sign. You'll feel more confident and will be able to magnetize others your way.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
A Full Moon in your true love sector on December 25 will leave no doubt as to what it is you really need from your lover. The question is: are you getting it? Domestic themes are likely to play a part in your ability to answer that question. In fact, it might seem as if you and your sweetheart are focused much more on matters of home and hearth this winter. From January 5 through 25, you might need to reassess living conditions or how much of a say your family has in your love life.
Expect love to be extra special on February 10, when Venus is at a gorgeous angle to expansive Jupiter, now in your relationship sector. A romantic dream might come true.
Partnership matters are even more fulfilling at the Full Moon on February 22. Then a Solar Eclipse in your sign on March 8 suggests a major fresh start, and since Venus enters Pisces on March 12, there are clear romantic themes connected to it.