Your August Love Horoscope, Revealed

Do you have a helmet handy? Prepare to butt heads with your S.O. this month. August's clash between soft-focused Venus in Virgo and lusty Mars in Sagittarius will create some choppy waves on the ocean of emotion. But sometimes it takes a strong current to wake us up and remind us that relationships take work — the kind that can be super rewarding if you dive in headfirst. Mars in Sagittarius will also have a hand in turning you into a risk-taker. You’ll be open to new types of people and amorous adventures, maybe even rushing headlong into a relationship that just feels right. Venus in Virgo, however, is much more traditional, cautious, and risk-averse. You’ll be challenged to figure out how to stretch your sensual boundaries without straying from the safe confines of your relationships. On the 6th, Mars and Venus will lock into a combustible square (90-degree angle), which will force you to reckon with your opposing needs for both spontaneity and stability — whether single or spoken for. But hey, who says you can't have both? This month, the goal is to find that happy hybrid in one brilliant package.


Hammock for two? August sets the stage for sultry private time. You might even hand out a spare key or start shopping for a cohabitation station near the new moon on the 2nd. Single? Your GF network could introduce you to a legit nice guy or girl this month. But you need some naughty, too, because erotic Mars and stable Saturn will be pulsing through your seductive eighth house from the 2nd on. Who says sexiness can't be found in someone who is also trustworthy? Save your final rose for the person who brings both. On the 6th, a tense Mars-Venus angle will make it impossible for you to be casual about love. Give yourself time to cool down before having serious talks about the future.

While single Bulls love private time, you're not going to meet anyone from the comfort of your couch. Enter luminous Venus sashaying into Virgo and your fifth house of true love from August 5 to 29. Dress-up dates will be ultra romantic, or you could meet someone at a fancier occasion like a friend's wedding. (Prepare to catch the bouquet.) Then, the sun joins Venus in Virgo on the 22nd, taking everything from "siesta" to "fiesta." Fun and adventure are a must for your mojo in the month's final third.
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