Love Notes: Week Oct 13-20, 2023

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

Half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.

Josh Billings

Underlying Theme for All the Signs: Thanks, but no thanks. If you’ve been trying to figure something out, waiting to hear back or need to respond to an invasive query or uncomfortable proposition–the answer is no. Perhaps it indicates failed negotiations, oversights, overblown matters, misunderstandings or problems that are cause for concern. However, walking away isn’t necessarily a bad thing in situations involving persons with a penchant for being two-faced, prone to gossip, unpredictable, underhanded, or unconcerned about the feelings of others. Your opinions are formed by experience and past situations. The challenge is whether you’d like to respond in the old way or do things differently this time.

If it’s you stuck to an old dogma or trying to create something and coming up against roadblocks, the message is that the timing is off. You’re focusing on the wrong thing, or the person you want to start a business or relationship with is either not ready or unsuitable at this point in time. Bring the focus back to self or the continued push could have damaging results.

This influence is also about recognizing when no is appropriate. Requests or “opportunities” that compromise your integrity, waste your time or drain you of vital energy are a no-go. Likewise, you should say no to unhealthy habits, food, drink, or thoughts that are detrimental to your well-being. This week, kindly responding in the negative might be the kindest move you can make for yourself.


  • Quiet road; looking forward to peace and solitude–seeking sanctuary
  • Need for rest and withdrawal (may be in anticipation of relationship in the distant future)
  • Situations expected to occur down the road
  • Changes (possibly at the next third quarter moon) related to or have influence over the future
  • Traveling alone; contemplation during travel; mulling things over regarding travel plans
  • Re-energizing long range plans; re-energizing after a road trip
  • Inner listening about planning a future together as a couple; looking ahead


  • Memories of marriage or commitment to someone who has passed; widowed; in mourning
  • Still committed to person who has passed; partner sends messages from the other side
  • Someone or something passing connected to partnership
  • Honoring ancestors at wedding ceremony
  • Someone passing before marriage or chance to attend wedding ceremony
  • Dead marriage, commitment, or partnership; never acknowledged as formal couple
  • Mourning the lack of prospects or possibility for marriage (you/others)
  • Ancestors play a role in choice of partner; spirit messengers guide you toward potential partner


  • Aimlessness about where relationship is headed; need for reorientation
  • Moving forward or moving on from the possibility of a proposal or engagement to be married
  • Motivation or drive toward agreements; a focus on contracts or unions that are legally binding
  • Creating or following a plan related to a commitment, obligation or undertaking
  • Directions to a party or social engagement
  • Moving forward or moving on from a promise or offer


  • Friendship that’s not on sure footing–need for balance and grounding; may need to be more of a friend to someone during this time
  • Recognizing the sacredness of friendship
  • Friends all over the world; a friend to the world
  • Friends that tie to interest in nature or humanity; new acquaintance on the same wave length
  • May meet a partner through a friend
  • Spiritual awakening that arrives through friendship; presence of Spirit in the everyday
  • On top of the world–friendship has potential to turn into romance
  • Being careful in recognition of important friendship–taking things slowly before becoming romantically involved


  • Receptive (or not) to someone or something from the past
  • Past conditioning affects your relationship–feeling as if luck is always just out of reach; running after illusions related to the past
  • Open to opportunity–unfinished business or something from a long time ago
  • Receptive to the past–mind channels back through memories (possibly from other lifetimes)
  • Listening to intuition–may be dealing with an ex or old lover from the past
  • A new direction built on the past or one that moves away from the past
  • Opening up to possibilities in a relationship with someone from a past life or because you’ve agreed to continue the love in this incarnation


  • Unexpected news about or from a friend
  • Surprise at how fast or slow a situation is moving (you/other)–taking things slowly to develop a friendship before getting romantically involved
  • Shocked by a situation–may need to be more of a friend to someone
  • Surprise for or from a friend
  • A blast from the past–running into an old friend
  • Unexpected encounter–friendship has the potential to turn into romance
  • A need to open to new possibilities–may meet a partner through a friend; new acquaintance


  • Intuition provides a breakthrough in a situation
  • Intuition concerning intention (yours/others)–playing the role of knight in shining armor
  • Sudden inspiration or insight that comes from using intuition
  • Unexpected visitor or news–trust your instincts about whether this relationship feels right or should move forward
  • A need to avoid impulsiveness–intuition reveals a message about an encounter


  • Wearing a mask again (literally, figuratively)( you/others)
  • Moving on from the old because of falsity; false friend; gossip, liar, opportunist, player, impostor, con
  • Presenting a false face (you/others) concerning interest in the revival of a relationship
  • Renewal of negative situation–person pretending to have your best interest at heart
  • Someone very different from the attractive presentation
  • Masking over issues makes it difficult to revive relationship
  • Masking the true nature of relationship–secret agenda, ulterior motives
  • Something thought dead has new life again (positive or negative)
  • Change as a result of falseness; masking the reason or emotions concerning a change


  • Pushing boundaries affects the prospect for new love (positive/negative)
  • The adventure of a new love (person, interest, pursuit)
  • Falling down a rabbit hole as a result of new love; person of interest has disappeared
  • Luck at discovering something hidden that may connect to new love
  • In search of new horizons–new relationship on the immediate horizon
  • A need to wake up (out of the trance of love or to recognize it)–new love is in the works or on its way
  • New perceptions about love–courtship; beginning stages of relationship
  • Meeting a new potential partner (social, romantic, business)
  • Change as a result of new love or in order to find it


  • Being oblivious, self absorbed–lacking in intimacy or physical connection (you/other)
  • Fireworks in the bedroom–confidence in sexual prowess, technique, etc. (yours/others); sexual conquest
  • Rise and shine–getting up with purpose; creativity, letting yourself shine–overnight sensation, star, or success
  • Known for creating intimate spaces
  • Recognition of famous accommodations or destination that draws stars, celebrities, etc.; honeymoon; romantic getaway
  • Self-expression–especially intimate; relationship deepening in ways that may lead to greater physical and/or emotional intimacy


  • Trying to control the direction of romance–excessively demanding (you/other)
  • Control issues affect romance; domineering or aggressive behavior from or towards romantic partner
  • Romantic partner is an authoritarian; someone seeking the royal treatment (you/other); sense of entitlement
  • One partner taking on most of responsibility in or for relationship (you/other)
  • Excessive self-control–a need to open to love
  • Trying to control your exhilaration concerning romance; honeymoon phase; new relationship or established relationship moving to the next level


  • Using discernment in choosing social engagements, parties, socializing, etc.
  • Trying to determine if someone is engaged or committed; looking to see if someone’s wearing a ring
  • Trying to determine if you should offer or accept a proposal; taking a closer look at rings
  • Wearing a game face concerning an offer (business, social, romantic) or proposal of marriage
  • Hiding true self in a commitment or how you feel about commitment
  • A need to look underneath the surface for the truth concerning a promise, offer or commitment
  • Discernment regarding agreements, contracts, or unions that are legally binding
  • Taking a closer look at commitment, obligation, or undertaking

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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