We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of MyLifeCreated.com, to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our lives each week. This week's topic: your weekend love horoscope for April 8-9, 2017.
The astrology for this weekend is a bit rough when it comes to matters of the heart as Venus, the planet of love and relationships, is still retrograde; plus there's a difficult meeting between Venus and restrictive Saturn in Sagittarius to deal with too. As if that wasn't enough, communicative Mercury goes retrograde this Sunday, while the Virgo Moon also takes a turn squaring off with Saturn. What this can all translate into is a series of misunderstandings and frustrations with each other if we're not mindful.
However, even with all the difficult astral aspects happening this weekend, Having the Moon in Virgo coupled with Venus, Mercury, and Saturn retrograde means that this is the perfect weekend for sorting out our relationship issues and finding a means to fix them. Pluto (transformation) in Capricorn and Mars (confidence) in Taurus will be on hand to assist this process; helping us to find the courage we need to dig to the depths and face the uncomfortable stuff we may find. Think of this weekend as a two-day intensive on how to best mate and relate with others, especially as the Moon shifts into partnership-oriented Libra on Sunday morning. It's going to be tough but not impossible. We've got this!
Read below to find out what this weekend's stars mean for your love life. And remember to tune into Bustle's weekly horoscopes video live on Facebook every other Monday at 5 p.m. EST for a rundown of your weekly horoscope.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You could be involved in a relationship or there may be the potential of a relationship that may not exactly be out in the open as you would like it. Similarly, you could be seeing the best in a certain someone while ignoring some major red flags. Consider this weekend to be a reality check of sorts.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
There may be a certain someone who's getting under your skin enough to have you wondering if this could be it. However, before you fall too hard, you may need to go back and ask yourself if this person is capable of giving you what you need for the long term. Don't build your "house" on sand.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You and your love may be on two very different pages this weekend which means you're going to have to dig deep and find your patience. Instead of trying to talk your way out of the situation, try to take a moment and really listen to what's being said. This your chance to put the past to rest.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Whatever plans you and bae have about the future, you're probably going to have to sit down this weekend and go over them again. This time, it may mean making revisions and tweaks to what's already there, especially if something seems unrealistic now. If single, it's time to rethink your ideals around love.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You're looking for something more in line of a commitment but a romantic interest may not be as on board as you would like them to be. Instead of trying to force the situation recognize it may be time to move on. This is where you have to value yourself more. Couples may need to get serious about money.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You could hear from an ex this weekend, but it's worth taking a moment to decide if re-connecting with this person is worth your sanity right now. Remember, there's no such thing in "fixing" someone. Coupled Virgos may need to have a discussion about a home matter. It may be time to move.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You could be in your feelings this weekend when it comes to your relationship or the potential of one as a misunderstanding between the two of you could throw you for a loop. Though instead of letting this get to you too much, recognize there's potential here for you to get down to the bottom of it all.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You could cross paths with a former lover this weekend, though before you think of rekindling anything (even the sex), realistically ask yourself if this person represents anything you've come to value. Couples may need to get together to discuss finances, especially in terms of your hopes and dreams.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Are you attempting to hold on to a relationship for the sake of appearances? Perhaps this person fits an ideal you or someone else has about love but beneath the layers it isn't working? If that's yes — it's time to honor how you really feel. Authenticity is sexy. Meanwhile, work isn't a substitute for love.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could feel like you need to be more responsible for someone than you should, which could be holding you back from true love. Know you're largely responsible for you and your feelings. Accept only what you're responsible for, don't overextend yourself, and be clear about what you can do.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You're incredibly magnetic now which means you shouldn't find a shortage of admirers, though you'll have to make sure you vet carefully. If single and looking, this is your chance to get clear about who and what you want when it comes to love. Meanwhile, it's time for couples to discuss the future.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
A misunderstanding between you and a romantic interest could leave you feeling a bit inept when it comes to love and relationships. Though before you start beating up on yourself, understand that this could be an opportunity for you to honor how emotionally intelligent you really are. Focus on your needs.