You already know your zodiac sign can offer you intel on all different things—from your dating game to which side hustle you should pursue. Your sign and what’s going on in the sky also influence how you get it on. Berry has paired up with astrologer Maressa Brown to break down how you can channel the power of the stars and get the most out of your love life every week. Here’s your weekly sex horoscope for the week of October 3-9.
Earlier in the week, the planet of action and sex Mars in Capricorn squares off with Jupiter (which symbolizes optimism and growth) on the 5th, restless energy may have you feeling like Superwoman, in that you’ll feel like you can take on everything, even if it’s actually kind of unrealistic. On the 7th, when the confident sun forms a negative angle to Pluto (transformation), tense energy may make it hard to relax in general—let alone get your Netflix and chill on.
The good news: Every sign will have an even better chance at flirting up a storm, thanks to planet of communication Mercury’s move into Libra on October 7. This aspect is also super-social, so even if you’re tempted to stay at home with your bae (#cuffingseason), you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you take up that double date or party invite.
Read more below to find out what this week’s forecast means for your sign—in bed.
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Around Friday, when the confident sun in your seventh house of partnership squares off against transformative Pluto in your tenth house of career, an annoying AF work project could throw a wrench in your date night plan. Deep breaths. Do what you can to tie up most of the loose ends and then turn off those email alerts, so you can relax and have fun. You’ve earned it!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
One-on-one time with your partner—or whoever you’re banging— is a must on Thursday, when the moon pairs up with taskmaster Saturn in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. In part because you’re craving it, but also because your stress level is kinda off the charts RN and an orgasm (or two or more) is sure to calm your nerves. Even if you don’t have a hookup who can get together at the moment, do what you need to do to enjoy yourself solo. You’ll be oh-so-relieved.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
While the planet of communication Mercury is in your fifth house of romance from Friday ’til the 24th, you’ll be even more inclined than usual to put your desires into words and send all of the sexy, flirty sexts. Just do your thing, and let the convo develop naturally. The more you allow emotions to inform what you share, the more likely you and your bae could find you’re able to connect on a whole new level—intellectually and physically.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
On Wednesday, when the go-getter planet Mars, currently in your seventh house of partnership, squares off against lucky Jupiter in your fourth house of home life, you could have really ambitious plans for a sexy date night. Like, you’re going to cook this gorgeous meal or check out that new restaurant around the corner from your place, and then you’re going to come back and have super-hot sex, and you are determined to make it all perfect. But your bae just may not be feeling it the same way you are. It’s natural to feel disappointed, but do your best to go with the flow, and you’ll soon be on the same page.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You usually have absolutely no problem asserting yourself, but while Mercury, which rules technology and information-gathering, is in your third house of communication from Friday ’til the 24th, it should feel easier than ever to express what’s in your heart in a diplomatic way. If you need something that your partner or FWB isn’t giving you, now’s the time to speak up and get things moving in the right direction. Ball’s in your court!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You could be feeling overwhelmed by all of your to-dos that you want nothing more than to get done with work, put on your yoga pants, and bum out on the couch with your babe on Thursday when the moon and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your fourth house of home life. Your mind is likely still gonna be going a mile a minute, but have that glass of wine and give yourself a freakin’ break. Not to mention that it’s a sweet opportunity to make your sweater season snuggle game even stronger.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
While the communication planet Mercury is in your sign from Friday ’til the 24th, how you feel in your heart and what you’ve been mulling over in your head are bound to come together in a way that’s such a relief. You’ll be able to figure out exactly where you stand on an ongoing relationship issue and then talk it out. Chances are this will have you feeling much more balanced (whew—that is your thing!) and make for a far more chill vibe with your bae. Sweet.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You’ll want nothing more than to be in your own personal sanctuary, writing poetry, journaling, just getting lost in your deepest, wildest thoughts and dreams while information-gathering Mercury is in your twelfth house of spirituality from Friday ’til the 24th. In other words, you may be feeling a bit anti-social during this time and—even if you’re in a relationship—crave solo time. You do you, and allow this hibernation period to recharge your soul, and you’ll soon be even more fired up to connect with your partner emotionally and physically.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
On Thursday, when the moon and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your sign, you may feel overwhelmed by an emotional issue that’s been weighing on your heart and possibly even triggering a negative, spiraling thoughts. Eek. Thankfully, you should feel empowered to come up with an action plan and discuss with someone you trust. The more open you can be emotionally RN, the more likely you are to learn, grow, and move forward.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
On Wednesday, when the go-getter planet Mars in your sign squares off against lucky Jupiter in your tenth house of career, you could be ridiculously turned-on thinking about certain fantasies and have a whole, intricate plan for making it a reality with your partner, like, RN. But you just can’t get ahead of your ever-mounting work responsibilities (and it’s partially your fault, because you volunteered for more than you could handle). Ugh. Even if you have to put your hookup on hold, don’t hesitate to get graphic over text or snap. Anticipation works in your favor this time around…
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You’re usually the first person in your squad to plan a party, but spending time with big groups proves particularly fun and productive while the planet of communication is in your eleventh house of friendships and networking from Friday ’til the 24th. If you’re single, chances are you’re going to meet someone who sparks your interest, and if you’re attached, getting out of the house with your bae fuels your chemistry. Enjoy!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
While the planet of communication is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Friday ’til the 24th, share your deepest desires with your bae. If you’ve been contemplating initiating some kind of experimentation (light bondage, anyone?), you’ve got the green light now. Whether the vibe is romantic or downright kinky, simply being yourself in bed deepens the connection with your partner, heightening the experience for you both.