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Love Horoscope for the Week of January 10

Love Horoscope for the Week of January 10

By definition, a “love horoscope” necessitates talking about people other than yourself. Because of the current astrological conditions, other people are going to be entirely the problem. No, not YOU, of course. Other people.

The week begins with a fairly gentle aspect, that is, Sun sextile Neptune. This can be a time when the rough edges of the ego can be smoothed over with a little compassion. Good news so far, right?

The big aspect this week however is exact on Tuesday, and it makes things a little more challenging. Mars square Neptune is an aspect with a lot of unusual effects. First of all, it will tend to blunt or reduce the sex drive of some people, and might make other people pursue unattainable or unrealistic romantic partners. Of course, there’s no way this could refer to you, right? You’re more sensible than that, and you always have been.

Complicating matters further is that on Friday, Mercury turns retrograde. This leads us into a three-week period where there will be more than your fair share of confusion and messing up directions and elevators breaking down and proofreading errors. But of course, since I’ve warned you about that sort of thing, there’s no way it’s going to happen to you, right?

Finally, on Sunday, Sun conjunct Pluto is exact. For many, this will mean that egos get hyper-inflated and people get a little too high on their own supply. But once again, we know that isn’t you. You’re way too intelligent and well-informed about the potential perils of this week that you… hey! Are you even listening to me? Are you texting your ex AGAIN? For God’s sake, put your cell phone down and pay attention! It turns out this week’s horoscope IS all about you!