Love Notes: Week Oct 6-13, 2023

Brief love reading for each of the signs. Be sure to look at your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs for an expanded perspective.

Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Underlying Theme for All the Signs: Anxiety is the motivating factor for great effort applied in maintaining power due to fear of false evidence appearing as real. This can be a week where stress, depression, guilt or worry manifests through headaches, physical pain or sleepless nights. If so, it’s an indication that an obsession with outcome is hurting rather than helping. The more intent on achieving the objective, the more distorted your perspective can become prompting aggressive or domineering behavior and expectations from others. But not fully understanding the consequences of getting what you want (especially by force) can present a challenge to your well being. Perhaps it’s time to relinquish control in favor of other options you’ve heretofore ignored for whatever reasons. That might mean simply walking away from a situation or relationship–at least for the moment. You can’t make people be something other than what they are, nor should you try. Real power is in claiming personal agency over self.


  • Changes–greater or less solitude
  • Dead quiet–nothing going on
  • Transformation–may be the result of quiet reflection; a greater need for solitude rather than engaging with others
  • Facing the truth of being alone; facing the truth concerning an ending
  • Changes that may affect seaside community or home
  • Waiting in vain to connect (you/others)
  • Transformation as a result of environment–salt water, ocean breeze, climate; facing truth of climate change
  • Private world; retreat
  • A need to be alone as a couple


  • Illusions about resurrecting a relationship, situation, etc. (you/others)
  • Refusal to see the truth concerning change (you/others)
  • Projections; behavior reflected back (yours/others)
  • Reviving a connection based on appearances (you/other); superficial relationship concerned predominantly with looks
  • Excessive preoccupation with “appearing” happy, stable, financially successful, attractive, youthful, intelligent, capable, etc. (you/others) as a couple or to attract
  • Illusion of change (still the same)
  • Some aspect of self, relationship or partner is illusory and may not be exactly as it appears on the surface
  • A need to take a closer look at revival of situation or moving on
  • Renewing your look–physical, image, presentation, etc.–moving on from the old
  • Shaping appearances to influence (social media, business, etc.)
  • Renewal; improved appearance; something thought dead has new life


  • Discernment concerning the score–extreme competition; game face as a strategy for competition
  • Determining who should pay or pick up the tab; having to pay a high price for relationship (financially, emotionally)
  • Need to look under surface for the truth–red flags; competition for love and affection; inconsistencies
  • Discernment about trading favors (sex, money, power, influence)
  • Negative comparisons
  • Taking a closer look at records, documents, receipts, licenses, paperwork, applications, etc.; red flags in paperwork
  • Hiding true self–mental record of perceived “wrongs”; tit for tat, power plays, one-up
  • Seeing deeper truth (may be of behaviors)–rashness, self-righteousness, unreliability, fear of change or commitment, narrow-mindedness, pride
  • Keeping close watch for best price or conditions–comparison shopping, winning bid


  • Complications in trying to attain success or recognition; difficulty finding your way through a situation related to success or recognition
  • Time to stop struggling and accept what is–complexities and difficulties that interfere with ease of relationship (i.e. third parties, children/partners from previous relationships, office romance, extra-marital affairs, health challenges, etc.)
  • Recognition that matters are more complicated than need be due to misunderstanding
  • Basking in the glow of successfully moving through the maze of a complicated situation; having to go through a lot to get something; success at working out the complexities


  • A transformation that affects your solitude (for better or worse)
  • Need for change–need to be alone as a couple
  • Embracing a new self identity–transformation that brings peace; a greater need for solitude rather than engaging with others
  • Repair, renovation or decoration of house near the sea; following a dream–may connect to property, location, etc.; upgrade in property, lifestyle, etc.
  • Quiet preparation (time factor may be involved)
  • Opportunity for change–in environment, attitude, etc.
  • Private world; retreat (creative, spiritual, rehabilitation, healing, vacation, etc.)


  • Taking action in unresolved legal matters or where there’s been a lack of justice or fairness
  • Action required–inability to choose between two partners
  • Diving in without realizing the legal implications
  • Action to address a lack of balance in responsibilities
  • Time to act before statute runs out
  • A need to take the initiative in failed negotiations or where there’s been difficulty in making decisions
  • Good timing for consultation–need for attorney or mediator
  • The start of something–separation, divorce, dissolution of agreements


  • Pity party–kinship in grief; not happy with a celebratory event; something that should be cause for celebration is not
  • Collaborative efforts/partnerships are cause for celebration OR disappointment
  • Broken heart connected to friendship; recognition that a friend is heartbroken
  • Disappointed with or the inability to find “your tribe”
  • Disappointed or hurt because of loss, separation, or break up of relationship (you or those in intimate circle)
  • Need for playfulness, socializing to recover from hurt or disappointment; kindred spirits help to get over a hurt


  • The splendor of new love (interest, person, or pursuit)
  • Love of pampering yourself–modalities for beauty, spa, healing treatments; taking care of appearance
  • Sponsorship
  • New love is in the works or on its way (may be with someone you consider highly attractive; may feel inspired to improve the way you look or live)
  • Reveling in courtship; beginning stages of relationship
  • A need to recognize inner beauty (may be in consideration of new love)
  • New relationship on the immediate horizon; meeting a new potential partner (romantic, social, business)


  • A need to break with the past–need for community, to get out of your shell
  • Invitation to historical event, property or function that may include persons of wealth, power or privilege
  • Invitation (only)–based on background, history, ancestry, income, etc.
  • New friend with “a history”; new friend that ties to shared history (education, interests, associations, organizations, etc.)
  • Invitation to functions that may connect to large institutions–educational, charitable, government, religious, etc.
  • Socializing with powerful individuals; old money influence; ties to conservatism or traditional values
  • Invitation to apartment, property; open house, house tour
  • Connection to historical property, estate, or hotel
  • Budding romance–you/partner may come from family with a great deal of wealth, power, influence; arranged marriage; staying within perceived elevated social status when dating, socializing, marrying
  • Opportunity that may tie to historical/generational wealth–inheritance, investments, assets, royalties


  • Holding on to memories–nothing changes the way you view the past; sentimentality
  • Not accepting the opportunity for change (you/others)–may connect to someone you shared fond memories with
  • Not embracing a new identity because of being stuck in the past (you/others); nostalgia for what was rather than accepting what is (you/others)
  • Memories of pleasant shared experiences influence relationship; parked in memory lane
  • Need for change–creating memories together
  • Old loves may reappear (the one that didn’t deliver the fairy tale ending you expected)


  • Not taking the future seriously (you/others); looking ahead for the potential for foolishness
  • Letting loose–planning to hit the open road; time out for travel–a need for recreation and down time
  • Someone/something that just “pops up”–may connect to travel, a road/street, side of the road
  • Luck tied to the future and the ability to see ahead
  • Long range plans for enjoyment in the future
  • Enjoyment that ties to a relationship in the distant future; planning the future together as a couple


  • In solitude because of thwarted desires (you/others)
  • Keeping desires private; fantasies
  • Temptation toward someone; lust, seduction–need to be alone as a couple; unexpected encounter
  • Temptation toward someone/something (may connect to beach or seaside setting)
  • Desire for quiet; a greater need for solitude rather than engaging with others
  • Desire to be close to the ocean or for sea side property
  • Private world; retreat

Decks: Romantic Love Oracle, Love is a Garden Affirmation Deck, In Color, The Alchemist Astrologer; The Good Tarot, Collette Baron-Reid; Mystical Healing, Inna Segal

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