Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday June 26th, to Friday July 2nd.
It’s amazing what rose-tinted spectacles can do. Were things perfect pre-pandemic? Hardly! Yet although it’s tempting to look back and see the past as a utopia we need to recreate, there are exciting possibilities ahead.
This month, while retrograde Jupiter’s departure from Pisces encourages us to explore lost opportunities, the Full Moon ensures we honour our emotional evolution and build on positive change. And, as Venus and Mars boost the Arc of Aquarius, we can aspire to fulfilling new dreams.
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You have an urgent need to communicate something. So, what’s the best way to do it? Perhaps you should ride around in a van declaring your news through a pair of rooftop speakers. Or project your thoughts onto the sides of the nearest castle or cathedral. Or take some flags to a clifftop and semaphore your revelations to the world! But, in your heart of hearts, you know there’s only one person to share your feelings with. As Venus moves into a new celestial home, as long as you choose your words with care, the message will hit home.
Relationships have been put under pressure by the pandemic. Some couples had barely started going out before being thrust together under the same roof for months on end. Others have found their long-term partnerships coming under strain because they’ve been living and working in the same space 24/7. If your own relationship seems to have become stagnant, stalled or a source of frustration, don’t panic. With your ruler Venus moving into Leo this week, this is an ideal time to be creative. Something imaginative will get things back on track.
You see things differently. You have a visionary gift which grants you insight and awareness that’s beyond the grasp of other people. In fact, their minds would be blown if they had an inkling of the extent of your perceptiveness. They’d probably be quite jealous! But there’s another side to your talent. The intensity of your insight sometimes exerts a toll on your wellbeing. At the moment you’re in a particularly sensitive place; and it’s creating distance between you and those you love. Venus’ change of signs brings harmony and shared understanding.
‘Liar, liar, pants on fire!’ Imagine if our pants really did burst into flames every time we told an untruth – we’d soon learn to be scrupulously honest! While most people would agree that barefaced lies are a bad thing, what about those white lies… told to save someone’s feelings? Or the little conversational side-steps we take to avoid social awkwardness? It’s a grey area that depends on the context. There’s no need to confess all to a loved one this week. Trust your own judgment. You don’t need to be evasive, but some truths are better left unsaid.
Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Lots of people claim to have had that experience – including Prince Harry, who said he knew Meghan Markle was ‘the one for him’ the very first time they met. Yet research seems to confirm that what’s considered to be love at first sight is primarily based on the initial physical attraction. It’s only later that the deeper aspects of love – such as intimacy and commitment – emerge. With Venus, the planet of love, moving into your sign, sparks of attraction will fly this week. Who knows where they might lead?
Much of the world follows the path of least resistance. Physical forces, like electricity and water, prioritise the fastest, easiest route. Even evolution follows these lines; wild dogs became domesticated because it’s much easier to be fed by a human than to hunt for prey. But just because we’re wired to take the easy option doesn’t mean we should. Sometimes, choosing the harder road brings the greater reward. You have an emotional target that seems unattainable. But if you’re brave enough to try something new, it may come within your reach.
‘When I fall in love, it will be forever. Or I’ll never fall in love’… so sang Nat King Cole. Romantics like to think that love is eternal; that once you give your heart, it stays given. That true love never dies. Wedding vows are based on this premise; we pledge to love our spouse ’till death do us part’. But can we really place a lifetime guarantee on our emotions? This is not the time to dwell on such weighty issues, however. As Venus moves into a new celestial home, your relationships are due a spark of energy. This is going to be fun… just you wait and see!
Pride is said to be one of the deadly sins. Actually, it’s said to be the original sin; the source of all the others. But what’s so terrible about being proud of your achievements? Or those of your loved ones? If you go back to the original texts, a better translation might be ‘arrogance’. You’re not arrogant. But you have every right to take pride in what you have achieved in your emotional life. Your sensitivity is being highlighted this week. And, with Venus changing signs, it looks likely that you’ll be more appreciated by someone you hold dear. You deserve it.
‘Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.’ These wise words were written by Voltaire. And here’s a saying credited to Mark Twain: ‘Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty’. Smart people are wracked with self-doubt. And the more they learn, the more uncertain they become. But they see life’s grey areas as puzzles to be worked. All this means that you should wear your own angst with pride! Yet, on the romantic level, as Venus moves signs, you have no reason to doubt yourself this week.
There’s a barrier standing between you and true romantic satisfaction. But it’s not insurmountable. Think of it in terms of one of those inflatable obstacle courses you see at summer events. Yes, getting from here to there involves some ups and downs. True, you’ll need determination to reach the finishing line. And it will certainly make your heart race! But when you emerge, on the other side, you’ll have a glow of satisfaction – and the chance to claim a valuable prize. On your marks… get set… are you ready for a romantic boost?
When you’re feeling down in the dumps, what’s the most irritating thing someone can say? I’d nominate, ‘turn that frown upside down’; or perhaps the worst of them all: ‘cheer up – it might never happen!’ When you’re feeling unaccountably down-hearted, It’s not the sort of mood that can be overcome by enforced jollity. Happily, the cosmos has the power to lift spirits. And the positive vibes created by Venus’s move into Leo are blessing you with good fortune. This week, you’ll have a song in your heart and, with a stroke of luck, someone to sing it to.
Love makes us vulnerable. When we entrust our heart to another, we take a huge emotional risk. So it’s only natural that we seek to put safeguards in place. We build walls around our relationships in order to protect something precious and avoid heartbreak. But one person’s safety measure’s another person’s locked door. Sometimes, the more we try to bind ourselves to someone, the more they struggle to escape. Try giving someone space this week. As Venus changes signs, their appreciation will strengthen your relationship.