Weekly Love Horoscopes: December 16, 2013

Read your outlook for love for the week of December 16th!

This may be a destabilizing week when it comes to love. A Full Moon in Gemini on December 17 will leave us grappling with whether we should feel our emotions or think them through first. On the same day, Uranus will hurtle direct in self-oriented Aries. This jolt to our system might throw the balance of partnership way off -- and your lover might even fall off the seesaw!

Then, on Saturday, love planet Venus enters her retrograde phase and will backpedal until Jan. 31, 2014. With Venus in Capricorn, we'll struggle with redefining our responsibility in a love relationship and relearn how to love ourselves with greater commitment. Yes folks, love keeps us alive. This week however, it might also drive us a little batty.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Prepare to be electrified! Uranus will turn direct in your sign on Tuesday, and aside from the ability to express your innovative side like never before, you'll demand the right to do so in the context of a relationship. Be careful, however, because all of this just might backfire in your face if you're too reckless in your pursuit of independence. If there's too much "I," there's no room for "we," and it's wise to remember that a partnership is a delicate balancing act. Are you up for it or would you rather go solo? Only time will tell.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Everything you thought you knew about love is about to change. On Saturday, Venus will turn retrograde, and until Jan. 31, 2014, you might not feel as shiny as usual. This lackluster demeanor might be due to the fact that Venus is your ruling planet, and when retrograde her powers of attraction are not as dynamic. You'll need to revise your self-worth concept during this time in all areas -- but especially in matters of the heart. The rules of love may change during this time, and what you once believed was not aligned to your ideology might suddenly begin to make sense.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Tuesday's Full Moon in your sign will leave you wearing your heart on your sleeve -- a not so comfortable place for a casual, airy sign such as yourself. You prefer to make light of things and to display affection in an almost childlike way. With the Full Moon highlighting your emotional side, however, you may appear more sensitive. Your partner might actually welcome the change of pace. Then, on Saturday, Venus will turn retrograde. Anticipate a shift in how you and your partner divvy up resources and approach bedroom activities. Don't worry -- revising this area of your life will ultimately strengthen it.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Welcome to relationship rehab, Cancer! Oh wait, you didn't reserve a room? No worries, the universe will gladly offer you a suite this time around. You can thank Venus turning retrograde in your partnership sector on Saturday for this VIP treatment. Until Jan. 31, 2014, you'll be in the position of redefining your relationship and your place in it. What is it about your mate that leaves you feeling less than valued? What are you bringing to your relationship these days? More importantly, is the love still alive? All of these questions and more are about to be answered. Let the restoration begin!

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Have you been caught up in a cycle where you're enjoying "friends with benefits?" If so, a Full Moon on Tuesday will bring the situation to light, and you might change your perspective about this relationship. Alternatively, if you've been entertaining the thought of an office romance, or if you're currently wrapped up in one, Saturday's retrograde of Venus in your work sector will prompt you to carefully consider the pros and cons behind such an affair. If it's love you'll be willing to take any potential fallout, but if it's not you'll soon realize it's just not worth it.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

With Venus about to turn retrograde in your romance sector on Saturday, you may begin to feel less than satisfied when it comes to your love life. If single, this cycle will not be an ideal time to begin dating anyone new. In fact, until Jan. 31, 2014, you may feel more disappointed in matters of the heart as you struggle with loneliness, or feeling rejected by the object of your affection. If you're in a relationship, you and your mate might feel as if you've lost that loving feeling. Ask yourselves what you can do to feel alive in love once more.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

On Tuesday, you might feel that your lover or partner is acting in a rather abrupt fashion. Unexpected behavior may throw you off guard, and if so try not to take it personally. He or she may feel the need for extra breathing room. By Saturday, and until Jan. 31, 2014, you might experience trouble between your sweetheart and at least one close relative. This pair might not get along as easily as you'd hoped, setting up a disappointing reality for you to accept. You might be in love with your sweetie, but it doesn't necessarily mean your family is.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

Expect your most intimate needs to be revealed near Tuesday's Full Moon. In fact, with this lunation it's possible for you and your mate to reach a new level of closeness once you choose to face a demon you've had haunting you. Instead of automatically shutting your partner out of this deep part of you, allow him or her to help. You may be pleasantly surprised at the result. Communicating about your romantic feelings may become a challenge after Saturday. Re-read love letters or other correspondence between you and your mate from the past to help you move past any insecurity in this area.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

A Full Moon in your partnership sector on Tuesday might lead to a turning point in your relationship. Suddenly, you'll be keenly aware of whether or not your union is flowing freely or blocked by a situation you need to confront. In all likelihood money is a factor and you may feel as if your resources need TLC. After Saturday, Venus will turn retrograde in your earned income sector, forcing you to pay extra attention to financial matters. Indeed, money problems are often the greatest source of strife in a relationship. Now is the time to handle yours.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

If there's something private you've longed to share with your partner but somehow couldn't open up enough to reveal, all of that may change this week. A New Moon will illuminate your 12th House of Privacy, opening up an opportunity for you to make a personal breakthrough. Because the Moon rules your partnership sector, it'll be easy for you to "go there" with your mate and not worry so much that he or she will judge or condemn you. Trust that by sharing your innermost feelings, it'll only draw the two of you closer.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

With your ruler, Uranus, turning direct on Tuesday, it's likely you'll feel free to exert your individuality in a close relationship this week. You may appear more detached to a lover as you focus on activities that make the most of your original spirit. Try not to leave your partner behind in the dust! By Saturday, Venus will turn retrograde in the most hidden area of your chart. Keeping romantic matters secluded might prove to be more frustrating than you think. Ask yourself: Why do you need such privacy now?

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Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

Your social life might become more complicated this week. On Saturday, Venus will turn retrograde in your friendship sector and will remain retrograde until Jan. 31, 2014. During the next several weeks it's possible you'll struggle with romantic feelings for a pal. Does your friend feel the same way about you? If so, are you both willing to risk a fabulous friendship in favor of exploring a potential love connection? Take things slow and avoid making a decision until after Venus turns direct. This might be the love of your life, but it may also be a beautiful disaster in the making.

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