Love Horoscope for the Week of September 12 —


We’re at the moment within the thick of it with Mercury retrograde, because the zodiac’s messenger travels backward by way of the early levels of Libra. In case you haven’t reached the purpose but that so many people historically do — that’s, screaming and tearing your hair out over Mercury retrograde — this would possibly in reality be the week you begin doing so.

However is it actually all Mercury’s fault? With regards to relationships, we naturally look to Venus for the sweetness and lightweight half. Venus is passing by way of Virgo — which is a mild sufficient placement — but it surely’s usually thought-about to be debilitated. And it definitely doesn’t assist that Virgo is dominated by Mercury and Mercury is, as beforehand mentioned, headed the mistaken approach.

With regards to the extra sexual facet of relationships, that’s the place Mars is available in. Sure, Mars remains to be in Gemini. Sure, Mars goes to be there a really very long time and sure, that signifies that Mars too is being dominated by that wacky, messed-up Mercury.

Possibly what you’re involved in are dedicated partnerships. For that, we glance to Jupiter and… oh, darn, Jupiter is retrograde, too. Possibly we wish to construct some construction and order in our lives? That may contain taking a look at Saturn. Sure, Saturn is retrograde, too. And it’s nonetheless inside sq. vary of the additionally retrograde Uranus.

So: in case you are notably afraid of retrogrades, you would possibly assume that that is the week to easily conceal beneath your mattress and do nothing and converse to nobody.

Excellent news, although: there’s a hidden variable on this mess that would really make it fairly useful. Though each Mercury and Venus are retrograde, Mercury is within the signal that Venus guidelines… and Venus is within the signal that Mercury guidelines. Put that collectively and you’ve got what’s known as a “mutual reception.” That signifies that even beneath comparatively funky points, Mercury and Venus can really lend one another a hand. So presently, it is likely to be a superb concept to open up communications and make peace with a pal or a cherished one, or open up your laptop computer and be a part of a relationship web site.

There are some very useful alternatives hidden in all this mess. Or, you understand, go forward and blame all the pieces on Mercury retrograde anyway. That’s what I’m doing. If any of you’re looking, I’ll be hiding beneath the mattress this week.