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Your love horoscope for the week of October 17 to October 23 is full of complications, but that doesn’t mean they won’t lead to sexy misunderstandings! Whether that’s good or bad is up to us, which is why you have to play your cards right.
Passions are running high this week, and on October 18, Venus in flirty Libra will trine with Mars in filthy Gemini. This can lead to various turn-ons being activated and revealed, so make sure to take advantage of this pleasure-seeking moment.
However, by October 20, Venus will level off with the dark and insatiable Pluto, fueling your hunger for love even more. Some (hopefully metaphorical) blood may be drawn, so be mindful of where your desires take you. In other words, to make sure that someone really loves you – and vice versa – extreme measures have to be taken. All or nothing is the name of the game! This week you may be craving need, obsession, and possession. You may want things to feel messy, and if there isn’t enough drama, you may not be able to resist the urge to create it yourself, especially if your love life is starting to get stale. Pluto likes to play games of manipulation and control, but that doesn’t mean that every chess move won’t lead to consequences.
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In addition, on October 23, Venus enters Scorpio, which is a zodiac sign that the planet of love often feels uncomfortable with. However, that’s only because Scorpio adds a gothic twist of darkness to Venus. Most days, Venus asks the bartender for a cosmo. But if it’s in Scorpio, Venus orders a Manhattan. This transit always adds a layer of passion, complexity and obsession to our love life! Fortunately, it should go hand in hand with heightened sensuality.
Here’s what your love horoscope for the week of October 17 to October 23 brings to your attention, according to your Sun Sign, Venus Sign, and/or Rising Sign:
How the planets will affect your love life this week
You are playing for salvation this week when it comes to matters of the heart. The problem, however, is that you may not be following the rules. While Venus is arguing with Pluto, you probably want to do whatever it takes to achieve your love scenario goals, even if it involves twisting someone’s arm in the process. There is a definite bite along with your bark, ferocious Aries, so be careful how you use your power. You could scare off your lover or a potential love interest! Venus enters your 8th House of Intimacy and Shared Resources on Sunday. Love is precious, but sacrifices must be worth it.
You may be pushing too hard to get what you want in love right now. Remember the art of attraction and let Venus guide you to seductively draw the object of your affection your way. Without her in your corner, you may want to issue ultimatums to someone you care about, only to realize that this approach mainly drives a wedge between you and your loved one. Luckily, when the charming Venus enters your partnership sector on Sunday, you’ll have a cosmic edge when it comes to love and relationship. If you’re single, it’s an excellent indication that a mysterious person has set their sights on you. This can get intense!
You might not trust someone you are dating. If this happens, you may want to go with your gut. Venus will be in your romantic sector on Thursday at an acute angle to Pluto, strengthening your intuition. Maybe your gut tells you that this person is shady — if so, you might want to listen before you get hurt. This romantic interest can try to use you for money or sex, or even hide a questionable past. Venus enters your work sector on Sunday, leaving you better equipped to prove your love to someone through service. Obsessive tendencies can even attract a new love bond!
Power struggles over household matters are likely to be in all sorts of love affairs this week, especially if you’re already in a committed relationship. Your partner may act like they want to get their way anyway. Once you may have been the person who did your best to keep the peace, but now the cosmos shows you how to fight back when you feel bullied or talked out. It won’t be pretty, but it’s necessary to stand your ground. Only? Venus moves into your romance sector on Sunday and changes the rules in the lovemaking. Finally, they are definitely in your favor!
Balancing your love life is probably not going to happen this week no matter how hard you try. Plus, romantic stress can even lead to a health problem, especially if you’re unwilling to verbally address issues with your love interest or partner. Bottling up what’s bothering you won’t lead to a healthy, loving connection. Instead, it will only lead to resentment, and in this case it can also make you sick. It is not worth it! If you are single, you may feel mentally overwhelmed by negativity about love. Either way, try talking to a counselor about what’s bothering you. You would be amazed at how much it helps.
Motivations are more important than ever in matters of the heart. It’s time to ask yourself how you get the most out of your relationships — and why you use those methods. Do you use sex or sexuality as leverage for someone, even if you don’t have a current relationship with them? If you are guilty of this, do not hesitate to think about the future consequences of those actions. Upon deeper reflection, you probably realize that the only reward is a false sense of control over something you don’t really have much control over. Either way, this isn’t healthy for you or your relationship potential. You have the power to change anything!
Romantic advice from a family member is likely going to blow your mind right now. They may seem very interested in telling you how they feel about your current romantic choices — and their feelings are probably not positive. This family member may also try to sabotage a new love affair. Once you realize what’s happening, you can put an end to it for good! Depending on how serious this person’s behavior is, you may even decide to cut ties. In other news, if you’re in a long-term relationship, your crush might just make you feel like a million bucks this weekend, especially Sunday. It’s nice to be deeply loved and appreciated.
A secret crush can start to feel downright obsessive. If you have a romantic interest in someone, it’s time to honestly assess how far you are willing to go to find information about that person. You could be violating this person’s privacy without intending to – and they may even feel like you’re stalking them! It’s one thing to check out the social media pages of a friend you’re in love with, but it would be quite another to try and figure out their frequent meeting spots and just “coincidentally” pop up there. Ask your motives to make sure they are healthy. Fortunately, loving Venus will enter your sign on Sunday. You radiate sex appeal!
One of your friends may be sending you mixed messages about their intentions. If there is even the slightest indication that you are attracted to this person, the friend in question may try to use that as leverage to get something from you. Venus is in your friendship sector and she will tiptoe into a tight corner with manipulative Pluto on Thursday. In the darkest expression of this alignment, it is possible that your friend will try to get money or some other favor from you. Be aware of their potential intentions – it’s not okay to play these kinds of games with someone’s emotions. Fortunately, romance can take on more sense and a healthy innocence after Sunday.
Getting ahead at any cost can cost you a lot of time. It’s even possible that your romantic relationship will suffer this week because of your ambition. Venus is at the top of your chart and will encounter an abrasive square with Pluto on Thursday. You may be so hungry for power that you don’t pay attention to your relationship needs, and your partner will definitely let you know if there is a problem. In other news, if you’re single, your social life will be filled with romantic opportunities when Venus dances in your friendship sector on Sundays. Have a friend pair you up with someone! You may be pleasantly surprised.
You could be facing a moral dilemma this week related to your love life. Finding out that you’re caught up in a love triangle or that you have feelings for someone who’s already been fully spoken to are both all too plausible. This can get messy very quickly! The worst thing about it may be that your head and your heart are pulling you back and forth with logic and emotion. Another possibility is that, like Venus in your 9th House of Morals arguing with Pluto on Thursday, you will intentionally say or do something manipulative to try and hold on to a person. That won’t end well – and you already know it.
It’s not an easy week for love, but it’s definitely a passionate one. Venus will be in your 8th House of Intimacy until Sunday and will square Pluto on Thursday, amplifying her seductive powers. Unfortunately, in romantic scenarios, you may go overboard trying to make your desires come true. Erotic moments are likely, but they can quickly escalate to the dark side. You may find yourself so focused on devouring your lover or love interest that you don’t pay attention to possible consequences. Don’t go down that rabbit hole! Ask yourself if the temporary pleasure is worth all the pain that may come after.