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Are you looking to snuggle up to someone this winter? Is there an ex who might be back in the picture? Do you need to know if you should just move on or try, try again? Has talking to your psychic already boosted your confidence enough for you to be open to love?

While winter traditionally begins at the solstice around December 21 and lasts until the spring equinox of March 21, the cooling down and shortening of the days makes anything after Thanksgiving winter-like for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. So for the purposes of this winter love forecast, the planetary movement of Venus that occurs December 1 thru mid-March will be examined in the hopes of uniting you with your soulmate, all based on your zodiac sign.

When planets move through the zodiac, they spend time in each sign. Over the course of a few months, a few of these shifts will affect each of us in different ways. Something as emotional and free of logic as love can be more dependent on the influence of the planets than you might initially realize. Venus is the planet of love and is the most powerful force over our decisions that relate to making that emotional leap with another person. As it moves through three signs in three months this December, January and February, your love life could grow hotter than a late-night fireplace or colder than a reindeer’s hoof on Christmas Eve. Knowing where Venus is allows you to time flirtations for maximum success or ignore doomed advances and get some work done in areas of your life that are not partner-dependent.

During December, Venus is in Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius on January 7. On February 4, it will be in Capricorn. Winter technically lasts until the vernal equinox on March 21, so this forecast also looks at the March 1 entry of Venus into Aquarius, a last chance at thawing out some winter passion before spring.

Venus in Scorpio and the Water Signs

When Venus is in Scorpio, the three water signs of the zodiac benefit the most.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

Cancer is the first water sign. If you were born under the sign of the crab, expect the chaotic holiday celebrations to bring music and romance into your life. If he seals it with a New Year’s kiss, you may have found a soulmate.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Scorpio is the second water sign and benefits greatly from the Venus visit, as you will have many flirtatious friends to choose from. Wait until January, when the planet of love visits Sagittarius and see which of your possible partners is more in synch with how you view the world. This is the man to choose.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

The third water sign of the zodiac is Pisces. The sign of the fish will benefit from the Venus visit to Scorpio to find someone with whom a deep relationship becomes possible. If tension between you two in January can be overcome, the move to Capricorn by Venus can bring you two close together for good.

Venus in Sagittarius and the Fire Signs

While Venus visits Sagittarius, the three fire signs are most likely to find love.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Aries is the first fire sign and the Venus visit to Sagittarius makes January the chance to share a little getaway vacation with a love interest. You can learn a lot about each other and your overall compatibility when you experience a new environment together.

Leo July 23 – August 22

The sign of the Lion, Leo, is the second fire sign of the zodiac. The partnership chemistry created by the Venus visit to Sagittarius makes for a January where the Lion may not leave her boudoir for more than a brief break from love. Once Venus moves on to Capricorn in February, though, you might have to catch up on a lot of work and leave love to springtime.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

With Venus in your sign, Sagittarius is looking good and will love the non-stop line of men who seek your attention. After the New Year’s celebration settles down, January sizzles. In February, look to find the guy that is already on your wavelength. There’s your keeper.

Venus in Capricorn and the Earth Signs

Earth signs have to hold off on falling in love over the hectic holidays. These three zodiac signs might find an impractical situation arise in January that forces romantic pursuits aside in favor of organizational matters. Come February and Venus moving into Capricorn on the fourth of the month, look for partnership options to appear in your world.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Taurus is the first earth sign and February warms the Bull’s winter with an exotic hunk of love that was worth the wait. He will wine you and dine you, so wait until March to worry about the practical questions beyond passion.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

The second earth sign in the zodiac is Virgo. You will have a hectic month of catch-up in January and really won’t have the time to devote to a new affair. February, though, is another story altogether. Someone who is interested in you will make you thankful that you have been organized enough to have free time to devote to a new passion partner’s exploratory desires.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

With Venus in the third earth sign, Capricorn, the dull birthday month will be a thing of the past in your quest to please a new partner who is enchanted with your appearance. Finally someone gets your sense of style. 2011 looks bright ahead with a partnership that is strengthened in February.

Venus in Aquarius and the Air Signs

In will be a long cold and lonely winter on the love front for the air signs of the zodiac. Venus was retrograde in the air sign, Libra, in November, and the remnants of air sign relationship chaos need to be pieced back together. Air signs are going to have to wait for March to arrive and Venus to move into Aquarius to have any chance at peak passion this winter.

Gemini May 21 – June 21

Gemini is the first air sign. Tension from the Venus visit to Sagittarius in January may cause you to idealize an unavailable lover. If he is still around in March, though, you can serve more than just breakfast in bed.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Libra is the second air sign and is forced to undergo unwanted changes this February. The planet of love gets tense in Capricorn. March comes as a relief and brings fresh soulmate energy, reviving your current relationship or igniting something new if you are single.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Venus enters Aquarius March 1, the final air sign. You can look forward to working on your career and networking all season, and perhaps someone you meet on the job will excite you enough to finish off the winter together. Aquarians love getting out in the crowd, and from that vantage point, you can ponder all winter just whom shall be worthy of your spring affection.

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