When your ruling planet Venus—traveling through your love-and-creativity zone—quarrels with stingy Saturn in your worth sector, insecurity or insufficient funds curtail a romance or an artistic project. On the flip side, mental Mercury and lively Mars in your efficiency house work well with both Saturn and power-player Pluto this week. So even if you don’t get exactly what you think you want, you can surely get what you need if you play your cards right. A combination of disciplined thinking and hard work will strengthen your foundation emotionally and financially, particularly if you strive to improve your skills and to be more useful to others. Critical analysis and targeted exertion can help you more than you realize.