Ask the Astrologer Weekly Question: Is he still interested?

By Christopher Renstrom

My name is Irene. My birthdate is June 8, 1966. Mike’s birthday is April 6. What does he feel about me as far as a relationship is concerned? Is he interested in me romantically?

Mike’s birthday is April 6, so that makes him an Aries. Aries is a cardinal sign, which means that if Mike sees something he wants, then he’ll go after it. Moreover Mars, the planet of passion, rules Aries. This means that Mike has strong feelings, strong opinions, and will pretty much tell it like it is. You would know by now if Mike was interested in you romantically, which begs the question—have you told him what you feel?

You’re a Gemini and Gemini is a very people friendly sign. Your Ruling Planet is Mercury and Mercury is the planet of communication in Astrology. Children of Mercury are easy to talk to which is why so many people look forward to spending time with you. Plus you’re a lot of fun! You always have a story to tell or an idea in mind for something entertaining to do. When you add that you’re a natural born problem-solver then is it any wonder why yours is one of the most popular signs of the zodiac? The problem with Geminis (and Virgos too because they’re also ruled by Mercury) is that you can come across more like a friend than a romantic interest. Geminis tend to keep things “light and breezy” and when your Ruling Planet Mercury is in Cancer like yours is, then you’re also going to be shy about expressing your feelings. The watery energy of Cancer makes you deeply emotional, but water signs tend to feel their feelings more than express them. People with strong watery energy in their horoscope often come across as unfeeling when the opposite is true. This can give the impression to someone like Mike that you aren’t interested and that you just want to be friends. And Mike—being the kind of straightforward guy that he is—will take you at your word.

You and Mike have a lot of things going on in your lives right now. You appear to be absorbed with taking care of a lot of family stuff and maybe even some property matters given that last month’s eclipses took place in Capricorn and Cancer. Mike also appears to be dealing with a lot of work issues and is struggling to make ends meet. The fact that you’re both dealing with tough times may be the reason for your talks and visits. This can create a bond between you, but not necessarily a romance. At this point it looks like you’re friends. If you want something more then you’re going to have to be the one to float that idea out to him.

I would advise waiting until after August 10, 2010 to test the waters about how he feels. Mike will be in a much better headspace (and heart space) to listen to what you have to say. Even if he just wants to be friends, you’ll find that you mean a lot to him and that he truly values you for who you are.

This article was originally published on August 9, 2010.