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Love Horoscope for the Week of July 4

Love Horoscope for the Week of July 4

Three factors influence your love life this week. Each one reminds me of an important life lesson, and (being a Sagittarius) I can’t resist the opportunity to lecture a little here.

1) If a person is being indecisive and can’t choose between two or more things, it’s pretty much pointless to yell, “Just pick one and stick with it!” at that person. You’ll just make them get more nervous and make the decision-making process even more challenging.

That’s a little like what Venus in Gemini is like. It’s a lovely and charming place for Venus, but it has a tendency to not be able to decide which course of action to take with their love life or whom to take that action with. Indeed, even when someone with Venus in Gemini is in a solid, committed relationship, they can still ping back and forth as to how they express that affection. This in and of itself is not a bad thing, in fact; it can make your love life quite lively. Just try to make some wise decisions and make them fairly quickly, if at all possible.

2) It rarely does any good to tell an angry person to, “Just calm down.” Mars (the Angry Planet) is just coming off an unpleasant square to Pluto, which would have made passions and tempers close to the surface. On Tuesday, Mars enters Taurus. This is generally considered to be a problematic placement for Mars. Mars in Taurus has a reputation for being slow to take action and for being unreasonably demanding. And when it loses its temper, it has a reputation for being like a charging bull. These generalizations may not be fair to apply to everyone with this placement, but in the next month and a half or so, I’d be a little more cautious with the temper and I’d go a little further out of my way to avoid provoking anyone.

3) If someone is sad or depressed about something, it doesn’t really help to tell them to, “Just cheer up” and offer them a cookie. Okay, admittedly a cookie is not a bad place to start. But understanding the emotions of another person — and helping them sort through things — requires a lot of intelligence and communication. When it comes to that, we are fortunate that Mercury enters Cancer on Tuesday. Mercury in Gemini was a nice, strong placement, but it didn’t always pay the closest attention to the fine details or the emotional implications of its thoughts and actions. Mercury in Cancer will be much more careful and concerned and gentle. Nonetheless, don’t get the idea that you can talk anyone out of their bad moods that quickly.

In conclusion: With all of these placements, it is potentially a very challenging week ahead for our love lives and our social connections. You’re going to have to be careful with your mood and the moods of others. Seriously: Check out your options and pick one, calm the hell down, and stop being so mopey. Would you like a cookie?