Friction is likely to rear its head in the romance department this week as the Sun (ego) and Mars (passion) oppose each other March 2 through March 6. A clash between what you want and what your lover wants could easily lead to tension in the relationship.
This planetary aspect highlights the balance of power, and reveals where changes are needed to keep things fair in the way you deal with each other. A serious discussion -- and perhaps even heated words -- are necessary for either of you feel as though your point has been heard.
Under this influence, it’s important to consciously consider things from the other person’s perspective in order to keep arguments to a minimum. A clash of egos -- where you refuse to back down and your loved one refuses to budge -- can lead to a standoff. This only creates delays, so try to find points of compromise, however small.
In all relationships, power patterns need to ebb and flow. If you've been letting your partner make all the decisions lately, it’s time you take back some control. If you’ve been calling all the shots, step back and let your lover share their preferences. Shaking up love routines leads to more passion now, but only if you’re prepared to see friction as part of the process rather than a problem.
The last time Mars and the Sun were opposed was back in January 2010, in the fixed signs of Leo and Aquarius, where stubbornness was the issue. Now, with mutable signs involved -- Pisces and Virgo -- there’s more potential for flexibility and positive change. Do your best to find the silver lining in this romance raincloud!