Paris is for lovers — and apparently, this week is, too. No passport required though; the planets are creating all the heady vibes we could hope for. The only trouble is, it might take us until the weekend to distinguish a real deal romance from a sweet, ephemeral fling. On Sunday, Venus wakes up from a six-week retrograde — through passionate, flamboyant Leo, no less — that began on July 25. In mere moments, this signal-jamming cycle sure did mess with our plans to enjoy a “summer of love.” From cold feet to crossed wires to exes creeping out of the woodwork to, um, exposed Ashley Madison cheaters, it’s been a doozy! On the flip side, Venus’ backspin may have helped SOME people lower their walls. Some truly surprising couples emerged since August, too, including girl crush BFFs.
But will love linger into September? Watch and see. On Monday, the passionate sun sits across the table from fantasy-fueled Neptune, helping us drop our guards. Lines could blur and we’ll all be rocking the rose-colored glasses — for better or for worse. Check for tan lines on those ring fingers. On Tuesday, cosmic lovebirds Mars and Venus meet at the exact degree of Leo — their second of three summits in 2015! Bring on the red roses, champagne toasts, and sultry serenades because this could be one of the most romantic days of the year. Sparks will certainly fly — but since Venus is still retro until Sunday, they could be ignited with a lover’s quarrel. Even if you DO feel like you’re heading for a happily ever after, wait until next week to snap your metaphorical love lock to the Pont des Arts bridge!