Friends will bring joy (and maybe romance) as the planet of love blesses your social realm. Between Thursday and October 22, Venus transits through Libra, potentially inspiring you to connect with the pals you love and meet people who will cherish your true self. One of those contacts may become your next paramour — if you’re ready and willing to share your heart. Look for romance during group activities as well. A Love Psychic can offer a glimpse into the future. In the meantime, Venus merges with Mercury in Virgo at the start of the week. This favors conversations about your network, art, or goals. Just know that your professional plans and conversations will start to flow more smoothly after Mercury turns direct on Sunday.