Your individual needs clash with those closest to you today. Interpersonal tension builds when the cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars, stand in opposition, rocking your 5th House of Romance. Seeking common ground is certainly better than engaging in open combat. Nevertheless, it can be quite pleasant when the heat of passion intensifies and sparks fly in a romantic relationship. Although your flexibility may be tested by stressful circumstances, you don’t need to fight back every time you feel like it. Choose your battles carefully; make love, not war.

Weekly Love Horoscope

You might have a lot of romantic opportunity but find yourself frustrated about it not being able to get anywhere this week. On Thursday, Venus, now in your 11th House of Community, will oppose Mars in your 5th House of Pleasure. While the cosmic lovers being intertwined is usually a sexy and steamy connection, Mars is literally at a standstill as it prepares to turn retrograde next week. As a result, you might meet one or two people you're attracted to while you're out with friends, think something will come out of it, and end up sorely disappointed. Take it in stride. Another possibility? An ex-lover comes back into your life, leaving you completely hot and bothered.

Monthly Horoscope

Career benefits continue to make you smile as June begins. There might be a slight power struggle at home near June 5 because you'll want to focus on your professional life more than domestic matters, but it should pass quickly. In fact, you'll want to keep your focus on your career goals until June 13. It's after that point that Venus will move out of your 10th House of Career and into your 11th House of Associates and Groups (where she'll remain through July 9). Once this happens, you're going to feel a decided shift in priorities. Time with friends, recreational activities, and having good, clean fun with those you love will be what you're after. Since Venus will be moving into Leo, you'll want to spend more time out in the Sun and may find yourself participating in more outdoor activities. Time with children will also make your heart happy. If there's a creative project you want to get off the ground, you might enlist the help of a friend or two to help you get your juices flowing. An educational opportunity might even present itself to you after June 13. This doesn't have to be you going back to college (although it can be). You might be more interested in getting a license or certification that helps you become even more marketable in your field. It could also be that you simply pursue advanced knowledge on a subject matter that you find completely fascinating. In terms of love and romance, it will be a big month. If you're into online dating, there's every indication that you'll have more luck this month than usual with it. The truth of the matter, however, is that you might not have to do much of anything to meet someone if you're single -- just get out there and enjoy living your life! With Venus in the most social area of your chart, love can come your way while you're out and about having fun, so try not to worry about it. If you are single and do meet someone by the end of the month, there is one word of advice: Take the physical part of this relationship extra slow. Mars, the planet of motivation and sexual energy, will slow down to a crawl and turn retrograde by June 26. Mars will remain retrograde mainly through your 5th House of Romance and Pleasure until August 27, strongly suggesting that any new sexual relationship will not be as satisfying as you'd like. If, however, you have an opportunity to recycle a former lover and this is something you're interested in, then have at it. That's the kind of sex you're most likely to enjoy. The bigger picture of Mars retrograde in this area of your chart will lead you to recalibrate how you're pursuing pleasure, expressing your creativity, and asserting yourself with your children. If you're trying to conceive and have been having any trouble, this will be a good time to visit a fertility specialist. You may find an unusual solution.
Oh, Libra. This might not be your most exciting love forecast, but if you can trust that the universe has a plan and a lesson in mind, maybe you can successfully go with the flow and resolve to learn it. Mars is important in your love life. He is the ruling planet of your partnership sector and has domain over assertiveness, courage, motivation, and even sex drive. As June begins, you'll notice immediately that something feels "off." It's as if no matter how hard you try, you don't have the ability to move mountains in your love life. Honestly, you might begin to feel as if you've lost the strength to even fight for a relationship if that is something you need to do now. Mars will turn retrograde on June 26 and remains out of phase through August 27. This has implications for you in love, sex, and partnership matters -- significant ones. Backpedaling in your love life is quite likely. If you have resolved to go down one path with your partner, it might feel as if you've made the wrong decision and now you're second-guessing everything. What you're really questioning is your own motivation for being in the relationship you're in. Are you in love with each other and honoring the other's individual growth and development, or have you fallen into an unhealthy codependent situation? Only you have the answers. During this Mars retrograde cycle, you'll find them. Interestingly enough, Mars will retrograde through your 5th House of Love, Passion, and Dating. If you're completely single and meet someone new during this time, it's not advised to begin a sexual relationship until Mars gets back on track. You're likely to be quite disappointed in the physical connection if you do. On the flip side, however, an ex-lover might return to your life. If that's the case, sparks will fly all over again.
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