Your August Love Horoscope, Revealed

Get ready to relive the good old days. This August, romantic Venus is retrograde, making us all quite nostalgic. We could reconnect with an ex, search “the one that got away,” or take a heartwarming trip down Memory Lane with our mates. However, not all systems are go. While Venus is driving in reverse, we’re more likely to misconstrue people’s feelings. Is it a fling or the real thing? That won’t always be clear. But, remember, with Jupiter heading into precise, particular Virgo for a year on August 11, we can afford to be more selective. Only the best, dahhhlings, only the best.

Cancer Love Forecast

August is off to a passionate start as white-hot Mars lingers in Cancer until the 9th. Attached? Take the lead in your relationship, and be the one to bring the sexy surprises. A crash course in sensuality wouldn’t hurt. Hey, maybe it’s time to take that couple’s massage workshop or even Burlesque 101.
If you’re still searching for a soulmate, pursue your targets fearlessly. A more assertive approach is a turn-on this August. Traditional Saturn lends supportive energy to your search for lasting love. But, who is your ideal playmate?

Someone both scintillating and stable, Cancer. You can be slow to open up — since once you fall, you fall hard — but Saturn helps you become a better judge of character this month. And, when outspoken Jupiter lands in your communication house for a year this August 11, you won’t be shy about asking the right questions to screen your mates and dates. Surprise! Someone who’s been “just a friend” could show signs of deeper feelings, especially after the 24th.

Your Beauty Forecast: High Shine
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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Rachel Shim for Artists by Timothy Priano; Set Design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Raven for Women 360; Model wearing Jill Stuart top and JVDF ring.