Your BBQ won't be the only thing heating up as this "Summer of Love" closes out.
Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what kind of love and romance August is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19): You have a lot of Leo planets lighting up your love life now, attracting fiery romance while also encouraging you to get out and about so that the whole wide world can recognize (and feel) your sizzling heat! It IS summer after all. In fact, someone "five alarm charming," totally entertaining, and equally hot could be along to bring you their own brand of heat.
If you are single then get ready to mingle and if you're attached, your relationship will be a place of pleasure and, of course, love. Keep a firemen nearby — especially on August 14! Put on something fireproof then and do what you most love to do. It will be greatly appreciated and someone special will appreciate and love you too.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): Oh baby, baby, baby. This is the romantic time that you've been waiting for. Well, let me tell you, the wait is over as generous and benefic Jupiter rains blessings down upon your 5th House of True Love; the best part being that Jupiter will be showering you with romance for the coming year (at least!). Jupiter always travels with an entourage of interesting and fiery folks, so you better get ready for the heat and a list of prospective partners who will make your heart go pitter patter. This sexy time will last long, so if you've been waiting to get lucky look for that to happen now and then some!
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): Venus, the lovely Goddess of Love is currently spending some quality time in romantic, lavish Leo and your 3rd House of Communications. This most charming planet will have a deluxe and delightful influence over every word that comes out of your mouth. That is, of course, when you're speaking and not kissing someone very special. You will be charming and irresistible — drawing everyone to you — they'll want to spend time with you while also getting to know you better. If your someone special is catching your interest look to August 5 to turn them on ... right before Venus allows you to get off.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22): If the heat of the season has fired up a situation between you and your beaux, forcing the two of you to come to a head recently and you've been trying to figure out what to do about it, coming to a resolution will be especially easy on August 15. If you for sure want all of these issues smoothed over then let your special someone know that they're without a doubt valued, supported, and protected with you. Trust me when I tell you that the rest will end up working itself out nicely.
LEO (July 23 to August 22): This could quite possibly be the most romantic month that you've had in a long, long time. If someone asks you "ain't love grand" your answer will be a resounding YES! The Goddess of Love, Venus, is hooking and hanging out with expansive and gift-giving Jupiter; together, the pair is hell-bent on finding a way to get you hooked up and hanging out with the person that you were beginning to think would never show up.
The great news is that once you spend even the tiniest time with this potential partner you'll realize he or she was totally worth the wait. Tick-tock, Leo, tick-tock.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22): Shhh! A romantic secret might come to the forefront on August 4 thanks to Venus, the Goddess of Love and Jupiter (a planet who struggles to keep quiet about anything) merging. These two planets will come together and activate a ton of energies in your 12th House of Privacy, but since they are all done up in fiery and theatrical Leo keeping something you want to keep quiet under wraps might be difficult. That said, outgoing Jupiter will enter your sign and your 1st House of Personality on August 11, making you a magnet now and for the upcoming year.
Your love life will be worth it's weight in gold — but speaking of weight, if you want to find your one true love you will need to watch yours.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22): Once the New Moon makes her mark in fiery, romantic Leo on August 14, you'll be standing center stage as the star of the proverbial show. The very next day, the Sun and your ruling planet, Venus, will come together and someone who has become a new fan of yours may suddenly gain more potential as a prospective partner — a partner who is willing to do absolutely anything to garner your attention — making you feel simply sublime.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21): Once generous and gift-giving Jupiter moves over into your 11th House of Friendships on August 11 it'll be urging anyone that you've been spending romantic time with take the lead in becoming your significant other, while also taking a hugely prominent place in your (love) life. Are you in love yet? You will be by the Full Moon on August 29. Full Moon and empty arms? Nah.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21): Ooh-la-love, what a romantic month you are about to enjoy! Loving Venus and your own expansive and generous ruling planet Jupiter will hookup on August 4 to take their show — your love life — on the road. If you're single, someone spectacular, every bit as entertaining, and just as hot as you will make a dramatic entry into your life on that same day. The enjoyment continues on August 6, 7, 8, 15, 19 and 31. Like I said, a VERY romantic month will be coming and looking for you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19): The intimate nature of your current romantic relationship might see a shift around August 14, so it would be wise for you to prepare yourself to discuss some personal issues that you might not normally be comfortable discussing. That's the troublesome news. The good news is that whatever you unravel and reveal now will do a tremendous amount of good for your love life in the long run, so go ahead — open up and tell your truth. The results just might surprise you, even if you find yourself feeling restless and uneasy this month. If you put those feelings to work, they'll work at giving you a greater love life.
AQUARIUS (January 22 to February 18): All throughout this month and at any given time you will have 1/5 romantic and passionate allies in Leo making your love life as hot as this summer season has been. Leo will be turning up the heat in your 7th House of Partners (and one-on-one relationships.) You can also get your swag on around the August 14th New Moon, which won't be the only thing shining in your life (if you get my message). If you're single, look to August 19 for a truly sexy and attractive prospective partner to make your head spin and heart swell. Ah, speaking of swell, that's what you'll be feeling for a great deal of this spicy, special month!
PISCES (February 19 to March 20): It's possible that the heat of the season triggered your temper last month but taking a stand for you and your beliefs will be exactly what's necessary (as you'll soon find out). That's why August will amaze you when you find so many people willing to hear (and attempting to follow) your point of view. The only thoughts and feelings that you will be shared now are the ones that'll keep your love life zooming along and your romance really sweet. Open wide and say "oh baby" while everything gets all better now.