Love Horoscope: 13 – 19 September 2021
Your horoscope for the week ahead, when it comes to love, romance, and dating, based on your astrology sign.
This week, Aries, your ruler, Mars, shifts into the compromising sign of Libra – which happens to be your opposite sign. The truth is, Mars isn’t really all that comfortable in this sign, and you may feel slightly frustrated in the area of your relationships. You could find yourself bending over backward to please your partner – which is very unlike you – thus resulting in feeling as if your needs aren’t being met. And when you’re frustrated, that’s not good.
So, Aries, your work over the next two months or so is to pay close attention to what you’re doing and to assert yourself in a way that isn’t resentful or passive-aggressive. Otherwise, this will lead to tension and underlying issues that could blow up. Venus also squares Saturn this week, which reflects feelings of unworthiness, or not being “good enough”. You are more than good enough, so keep reminding yourself of that.
Your ruler, Venus, meets up in a difficult square with Saturn this week, Taurus. This falls particularly in the zone of committed relationships for you, so if you are in one, beware. You’ll probably not really be feeling the love at all, which could make connecting hard for you and your SO. This feeling of duty and obligation is only temporary, so focus on what you can tangibly do to take more responsibility in your relationship rather than expecting a week of pleasure and fun.
If you’re not in a relationship, this aspect can indicate a past issue coming back related to feelings of insecurity, or you may have trouble getting someone you like to commit to you. At worst, this can lead to a breakup, but only if the relationship is on shaky ground to start with. You may need to look at your work and love life balance to see if this could be affecting your relationships at the moment, Taurus.
Look out world! You’re going to be on fire for the next few weeks, Gemini, because Mars, planet of lust and desire, enters your sensuality zone. This can bring along an extremely flirtatious period for you, and you could end up with quite a few prospects, especially if you’re single. Dare to go out there and shake your tailfeather, and don’t be afraid to date more than one person until you decide which one you like. And, beware – Mars in Libra does have the tendency to create indecision, which can become a problem eventually.
If you’re with someone, this can bring a boost to your physical connection and passionate expressions of love are very likely. Do keep in mind the Mars is still the planet of War, however, and so there’s also the possibility of conflict. This is especially true if you’re not directly asking for what you need, which can lead to resentment.
This can be an extremely empowering week for you, Cancer, a week where you may find yourself standing up for yourself and asking for what you want and need in a relationship. Communication can be the most powerful factor in your relationships right now, and you’re not willing to back down or give up. You want to get to the core of an issue, which can be frightening at first, being such a non-confrontational sign, but in the end, ultimately transforms your relationship.
You’ve likely been going through quite few personal metamorphosis lately in love, learning to let go, as well as seeing where you are giving power away. With all this said, there could still be a few tricky issues to navigate this week, as Venus in your passion and romance zone squares off with Saturn in your intimacy zone. This can reflect feelings of being unattractive or shame around being sensual, so be sure to be kind to yourself and take responsibility here.
Your ruler, the Sun, trines powerful Pluto this week, which mostly reflects in the area of work and finances. However, any empowering experience can bring you confidence and a can-do attitude, an attitude that’s alluring, even magnetic. Don’t be surprised if people at work are flirting with you – you’re irresistible at the moment! However, you may not fully believe that you are, because of the Venus – Saturn square in your relationship and domestic zone, also happening this week.
Though you might be killing it at work, it may feel like you’re a failure on the homefront, which can make you close off and withhold affection. It’s also possible that you’re facing issues with an ex or a current partner over a family matter, such as moving in or out together or some other problem. There are obstacles, obligations and responsibilities in your love life at the moment, Leo, that you’re just going to have to adapt to.
Things could get tricky this week for you, Virgo, as the Sun and Neptune oppose each other in your relationship sector. When Neptune is around, it usually has a lot to do with boundary issues, which is an ongoing theme in your relationships at the moment, and will be around for a long time to come still. You may be placing a potential partner on a pedestal or letting a current partner walk all over you, because you feel as if they might be your soulmate.
There is that chance, but you’ll have to keep your eyes wide open as you’re just too easily influenced at the moment, and your usually rational mind is not working at its best. Communication this week could also be tough, as you may feel as if you’re unable to fully express your true thoughts, for fear perhaps of being rejected. Perhaps it’s a good idea to write a letter or email and keep it until the feelings pass and you can go over it again slowly and with less feelings of insecurity.
It’s not an easy week ahead, Libra, as your ruler, Venus, squares off with Saturn in your romance and passion sector. You’re likely to feel this intensely, as being such a love and pleasure orientated sign, it’s going to be tough to handle the heavy feelings of duty and obligation. Love just feels hard, whichever way you look at it this week, so better get used to it and resign yourself to the fact that you’re not going to be filled with fuzzy feelings of closeness.
There is a bright side to this, if you are open to doing the hard work. If you are willing to set up and commit, meet your responsibilities and curtail pleasure for doing the right thing. This will lead to greater commitment and rewards later down the line, even if it feels hard now. You also of have the added advantage of Mars, planet of desire, moving int your sign, so you should be feeling better in no time at all.
Like everyone else, you’ve got a lot of hard work lying ahead of you when it comes to love and romance, Scorpio. Venus has been giving you plenty of opportunity for pleasure as she travels through your sign at the moment, but this week, she meets in a challenging square with restrictive Saturn. This heralds issues in your domestic life, potentially with family members, in-laws, or your physical home situation.
It’s possible that you’re putting in a lot of hard work here, and not feeling very appreciated for it, which can lead to a shutdown of your heart space. And of course, when you shut down, you don’t allow for opportunities to really relate. Notice this, and try to make an effort, at least by showing your love through an act of service, for example. But do ask for what you need and desire because if you don’t, you only have yourself to blame.
Painful experiences this week with regards to love can happen on the inside for you, Sagittarius, where you could find yourself early needing to let go of the past in a big way. But first, you’ll need to confront your inner demons, the things that you do to bring yourself down and self-sabotage. Is it that you always fall for the unavailable person? Or is it that you can’t commit? Does fear rule your love life? Take it up with a therapist if you need to and do the work, even if it’s not fun.
You can’t avoid this forever, you know. It’s also a good idea to have strong boundaries this week, as you may be a little more fragile and easily influenced than usual. Work or domestic issues can get under your skin, so be sure to draw the line and let others know when enough is enough. It won’t be easy, but you do need some breathing space at the moment.
You may find this week very personally empowering Capricorn, as you seem to hold the reins and be calling all the shots at the moment. Just be careful that this doesn’t go too far. In other words, don’t become too dominating or controlling, or else you may find that your partner kicks back in return. Be aware your energy at the moment is quite magnetic, too, which can make you very attractive to some – hopefully you don’t have a jealous sweetheart, and hopefully, you’ll also let people know if you’re not on the market, either.
Of course, you can’t escape the cosmic energy around this week with Venus square Saturn. Saturn is your ruler, after all, and so this aspect may reflect deeper feelings of insecurity within you, no matter how confident you come across. This seems to mostly relate to your financial world, where restrictions can make you feel not good enough. Remember, your worth doesn’t depend on what you earn.
Things are tough for you this week in love, Aquarius, just like for everyone else. Your traditional ruler, Saturn, receives a challenging square from Venus, the planet of love and relationships. This mainly occurs in the area of your career, where you may have very difficult confrontations or experiences with someone, experiences which brings up major feelings of poor self-worth within you.
It’s important that you don’t give in to these feelings, and instead, look realistically at the source of the issues. Does this person, whoever they are, really have the ability to make you feel so terrible? Or have they just touched on a wound of yours, which is actually a gift because this is how you learn about yourself. If you see this as a valuable lesson to be learned rather than a problem, you’ll manage to find your way through this more easily. Look to your spiritual beliefs for support.
This week, your modern ruler, Neptune, opposes the Sun in Virgo in your relationship zone Pisces. This can lead to you overstepping your boundaries when someone has asked you not to. You may do this as a gesture of love and care, but it’s important to step back and honor when someone is asking you to give them space or is asking for something they need. We all do this at times, so don’t beat yourself up about it.
The sooner you can respect someone else’s boundaries, the sooner you’ll learn to set up healthy boundaries of yourself and not let yourself be walked all over, either. Also be aware of when you may be thinking too highly of someone or not seeing them for who they really are. This is what’s known as projection, and you may need to become more realistic about love and who’s really in your life. The moment you do so is the moment you start recovering from love’s disappointments.
Margarita Celeste is a passionate, practicing Astrology & Tarot Teacher and Consultant living in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She has been interested in the deep symbolism of the stars and planets ever since she can remember and specializes in Relationship and Psychological Astrology. You can reach Margarita via her website: margaritaceleste.com.