Eros was the god of erotic love. The position of the asteroid Eros in our charts points to our passion and erotic turnons. Mars shows us the style in which we go after what we want, including the ways in which we express our sexuality. Venus shows us some of the important ?trappings? and foreplay that help us get in the mood for sex. While the positions of these planets and cosmic bodies in our natal charts remain static, their positions are always changing in the cosmos, activating houses and hotspots in our natal charts. The horoscopes presented here are necessarily general, as we are focusing on only the Sun sign or Ascendant, and how these sexual cosmic bodies are currently affecting the natal chart. Please note: These horoscopes are more accurate for the Ascendant sign, so if you know it, read them for the sign of your Ascendant first, and the sign of your Sun second. Aries
In 2009, your friendships and acquaintances, as well as group activities, are sure to expand. You are reaching out and making connections. This could draw your attention away from one-on-one romance to a certain degree. Two planetary retrogrades in 2009 directly affect your love life: Venus in your sign retrogrades from March 6th to April 17th, and Mars (your ruler) retrogrades in your romance sector from December 20th until March 10th, 2010. During these periods, you are more careful about your love life, drawing back perhaps, and certainly reviewing your love attachments. Some of you may end a romance; others might turn to a past lover for comfort. Many of you will simply take a step back and re-assess your needs in love relationships. Another major influence on your love life in 2009 begins at the end of October, when Saturn enters your opposing sign, Libra, and your partnership sector. This transit will affect those born earlier in the sign of Aries most (from March 21 to 26), and will be stronger for the rest of the sign in 2010. This is a long-term cycle in which commitment and responsibility to a partner becomes paramount. You may be feeling some pressure from outside sources or from a partner, and some soul-searching is in order. Ultimately, you will learn exactly what a close partnership means to you. In November, conflicts between your career efforts and partnership needs are likely to surface.