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Love Horoscope for the Week of March 28
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Love Horoscope for the Week of March 28

If you are a regular reader here, you’ve noticed that in the last two or three weeks I’ve seemed a little pessimistic about the current state of romance in general. Venus has been taking a few hits lately, and that rarely helps love and affection get off the ground or thrive. This week, however, starts with a Venus aspect that may (at first) sound like bad news, but may not be at all. On Monday, Venus conjunct Saturn is exact. Now, before you stomp off all disappointed and swear you won’t come back until Venus gets her act together, please hear me out. You may think of Venus and Saturn (or anything and Saturn) as being a problematic placement, and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Saturn can come with great rewards when it comes to building solidity, sturdiness, and...
Crystal Horoscope: Healing Gemstones for Aquarius Season
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Crystal Horoscope: Healing Gemstones for Aquarius Season

In our monthly Crystal Horoscope column, spiritually savvy Gemini Chartreuse Tembo Barriere—who is the founder and headMIZtress of The Venus Academy —selects the most powerful stones for the solar season. She teaches us how to use crystals in meditation to stay aligned with the energy of both the heavens and the Earth.  Aquamarine and fluorite are the two crystals chosen for your Aquarius season crystal horoscope. Working with these gemstones regularly helps you harness the structures of the future as you write a new story on a blank slate. What Your Aquarius Season Crystal Horoscope Gemstones Represent:  Aquamarine: Activates higher consciousness and a lighthearted spirit, protection from negative forces, may help regulate hormones Flourite: Supports structure, unfol...
Love Horoscope for the Week of March 21
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Love Horoscope for the Week of March 21

This week, Venus in Aquarius is what we astrologers call “besieged” — stuck between (but not necessarily conjunct) Mars and Saturn. A Venus-Mars conjunction (like what we had a couple of weeks ago) can give a fantastic boost to your urges to socialize and have sex. Unfortunately, Venus is now pulling away from Mars and is now merely in the afterglow of that conjunction. Later in the week, Venus will be almost (but not quite) conjunct Saturn. That can be pretty chilling in matters of love. Admittedly, it can also be useful for solidifying a relationship, or rewarding the hard work that will need to be done — but often as not, that conjunction serves as the straw that broke the relationship’s back. If all of this sounds like it’s aimed towards a blow-up ...
Love Horoscope for the Week of March 14
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Love Horoscope for the Week of March 14

Poor Venus is in such a perilous place this week. Normally Aquarius wouldn’t be all that bad a place for Venus to be in. Maybe a little detached and impersonal for some people’s tastes, but really not that bad overall. What’s making things difficult for Venus in Aquarius of late is, as is so often the case, the neighbors. First of all, Venus spends this week (and next week) in a state that astrologers call “besieged.” This is when a planet is caught between two malefic (or “bad”) planets, most notably Mars and Saturn. Think of a pleasant and well-loved nation that is surrounded by an invading enemy on one side, and on the other side, its allies don’t seem to want to do enough to lend a hand. This, despite that everyone seems to like Venus a...
Love Horoscope for the Week of March 7
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Love Horoscope for the Week of March 7

For all the years I’ve been writing horoscopes, I’ve noticed that some weeks are a lot easier to deal with than others. Rarely, but occasionally, there are no (or few) major aspects to work with. Even so, it’s not like life grinds to a halt on those weeks and nothing happens. Each day and each life is unique, and a bomb can (literally or figuratively) go off for any of us on any given day or week. Does it mean there is no change or progress in your relationships? Oh hell no! Mars is still snuggled closely to Venus in Aquarius this week, which will make for all kinds of (possibly a little weird) passions. For many of us, we need that kind of energy in our lives. On the other hand, romance and sex drives getting “a boost” can be genuinely uncomfortable. Unde...
7 Ways to Benefit from the Reflecting Pool of the 2022 Pisces New Moon
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7 Ways to Benefit from the Reflecting Pool of the 2022 Pisces New Moon

Does your soul need soothing? The 2022 Pisces new moon (on March 2 at 12:34 PM EST) opens the floodgates of healing and self-compassion. It also reveals what’s simmering beneath the surface. By The AstroTwins We can’t lie, the last couple weeks have been frightening and turbulent, as far as world events go. Global Jupiter has taken up residence in Pisces, which has dredged some scary “sediment” to the surface. If you’ve been struggling to find a sense of hope or meaning while the threat of world war looms, you are not alone.  The 2022 Pisces new moon won’t solve the horrors in Ukraine, but it can provide you with some self-soothing techniques in the face of a situation that is beyond what you as an individual can control.  Emotions are the domain of the watery s...
March 2022 Horoscope: Shadows and Light
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March 2022 Horoscope: Shadows and Light

By The AstroTwins If you’ve never heard the prophetic expression “May you live in interesting times,” it certainly fits the chaotic, pivotal nature of 2022. As we enter March, our second month of the Lunar Water Tiger Year, it’s clear that restless times of monumental change have cycled around again. And on cue: The  roaming, autonomous 2022 Tiger is ruled by freedom-fighter Uranus, the planet of surprises and radical shifts. Your March 2022 horoscope begins with the disruptive effects of the United States’ February 20, 2022 Pluto Return imposing itself on world events, an astrological moment that hasn’t occurred for America since July 4, 1776. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—and the impassioned resistance by Ukrainian military and civilians—unfolded right in step w...
Love Horoscope for the Week of February 28
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Love Horoscope for the Week of February 28

Moods, both romantic and otherwise, are going to be all over the map this week and carrying on into next week. Hang on to your hat! Wednesday sees three major astrological aspects. First, the Sun in Pisces sextile Uranus is exact. People are feeling a little better about themselves, and think of themselves as a little more special and shiny. That’s a great position to be in when you’re looking for romance. Be careful how you express that, though: it’s also the day when Mercury conjunct Saturn is exact. Although this isn’t an inherently bad aspect for your relationships, it can make your communications seem a little heavier than you may intend. On the other hand, maybe you could use a little serious-mindedness, because… There is a New Moon in Pisces on Wednes...
The USA Pluto Return Is Here: What It Means for You
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The USA Pluto Return Is Here: What It Means for You

by The AstroTwins and Matthew Swann February 20, 2022 Is the next American Revolution upon us? Beginning today, February 20, 2022, power-hungry Pluto will officially return to 27°33′ Capricorn, the position it occupies in the USA’s founding astrology chart, for the first time since the Declaration of Independence was signed and ratified on July 4, 1776. Since 2008, we’ve been writing about Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, a 16-year cycle that would shake up governments, financial systems and hierarchies. Pluto, the planet of transformation, destroys in order to rebuild, crafting its makeover from the indestructible elements that survive. We’ve been feeling the rumblings of Pluto’s proximity for the past couple years, from pandemics to insu...
Love Horoscope for the Week of February 21
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Love Horoscope for the Week of February 21

I admit it: at first, I was puzzled by the astrological offerings this week will have for us. But then (thankfully!) I worked it out. So pay attention, Dear Reader: this week is a lot more important than it may look. At first glance, from the perspective of someone who writes a weekly horoscope, it looks as if there is nothing much going on. No exact major planetary aspects, no sign ingresses, not even a New or Full Moon to discuss. But the more I look at this, the more I think that in some ways, for many of us, this will be the most important week of the year. First of all, all of the major planets are direct. None are retrograde. You’d be surprised how rare that is. It implies that now is the time to take action without impediment. The perils and promise of previous weeks and mo...