What's Your Sign, Baby? Love Horoscopes For August 2014

Love, Self

Let's kick off the new month with a little love advice.

Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your sign to see what the month of August has in store for you in the romance department.

Aries (March 21 to April 20): Generous, expansive and mighty Jupiter and the sizzling sensual Sun are now positioned in your 5th House of True Love, which is heating things up and bringing big romance your way. Not only do you have all these excellent energies lighting up your house of lovers, but those other planets are taking up real estate in Leo, easily the most romantic sign of all. I suspect that platonic (and other) friendships will be going by the side this month as you attract ardor and admirers, or take an existing relationship to a deeper sexual level, but don't abandon those buddies entirely. You might just need them in the near future. For now, keep the home fires burning by lighting some pink candles to go along with those red sheets on your bed and go for it.

Taurus (April 21 to May 21): Lucky Jupiter is joining Mercury the Messenger and Venus, the goddess of love, in your 4th House of Home, which makes a hookup pretty much a done deal. In the romance area, you will "shine, shine, shine" as someone else asks you to be "mine, mine, mine."  Entertaining at your place will be delightful as will be what results from those efforts as well. Your love life lightens this month so just go ahead and have some fun — whatever that means to you!

Gemini (May 22 to June 21): With a host of happy planets partying in romantic Leo this month (while also hanging out in your 3rd House of Communications), you are even more witty, persuasive and adorable than usual. Your charm is so hot that everyone around you could get scorched — in a hot, hot, hot way. This month, you will be given an even more extraordinary ability than usual (almost scary) to talk anyone into anything, especially if that "anything" is falling head over heels for you. Try not to take too much advantage of this enormous planetary blessing especially since most everyone else walking this planet can now be mesmerized by you. Simply hypnotic — that's you in August.

Cancer (June 22 to July 22): Sexy and impulsive warrior Mars in passionate Scorpio slid over into your 5th House of True Love just before this month began setting off a seriously sensual, sexual and extremely intimacy drenched six weeks to follow. If you've been involved with a friends with benefits or any other kind of casual relationship until now you can expect the nature of that relationship to deepen and for the idea of more of a commitment to be put on the table. That's if you two can untangle and get off of it long enough to discuss taking your relationship to something more serious. It's time for you to find out whether this conscious coupling can go the long haul and if that's what you both really want.  If you are already involved, just stay atop that table or the washing machine or the bed because things are about to get more steamy than usual.

Leo (July 23 to August 22): On August 10 you will have a really potent and powerful Full Moon blowing up your relationship axis with all sorts of romantic energies flooding your whole life. You may decide that it's time to finally settle down with that elusive new love, but, that said, if they have been thinking about the same thing then all will be well. If it's time to move on, trust me when I tell you that there's a great reason for that — meaning there's someone more special waiting in the proverbial wings. Use your head AND your heart to make this decision but if you do decide that it's time to mine greener pastures than cut ties completely and totally. Otherwise your special someone may not be so eager to entirely let you go. And go you must if you want to find that love of your life. Or maybe your current relationship represents exactly that. Only you will know that answer for sure. Don't labor over it, you'll just know. And you'll LOVE that you do.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): This month, Virgo, you have tons and tons of excellent energies just flowing like honey from your 4th House of Home to your 8th House of Intimacy and, then, on into your 12th House of Secret and magical moments. I could stop right here and you get the idea because if you put that all together it paints a picture of you falling madly in love with a dollop of passion, a spoonful of starry eyed and a big ole heaping of lust attached to this delicious line up too. You are a practical sort and sign so I don’t worry that you'll be just going along blindly all caught up in the creamy goodness of this planetary party, but, rather, I trust that you will (at some point anyway) examine the motivations behind this mojo. You may have to put blinders on to do that reflecting however since the attraction you have to someone special will be so strong that love truly may be, well, blind. At least in August. You'll have plenty of time later on to decide if this is the real deal or not. For now, just enjoy.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): The Full Moon that rises on August 10 promises to lighten and brighten (and activate!) your 5th House of True Love and AT LEAST one new admirer comes on the scene doggedly determined to get your attention — and your hand.  They plan to make themselves known in a big and wonderful way so I'm giving you a heads up that you are about to get swept off your feet. You may even jump the broom someday with this same suitor. Now, if you are in an existing relationship and want to stay that way then you must swallow your ego and ignore all the romantic displays that could potentially lead you astray. It will take discipline since this tidal wave and flood of overtures and flattering approaches can really turn your head. But if you want to stay with your current partner be sure to keep yours — your head that is. Otherwise, if you are single, get really for some serious fun — and I mean BOTH of those last two words literally.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 22): With Mars spending time in your sign right now and in your 1st House of Personality and Appearance, you are virtually impossible to ignore. You have a quiet power and sense of confidence and esteem oozing from every pore in your body and everyone around you is magnetically drawn to your charm and grace. And to your passionate nature too. But there will one special someone who is so drawn to everything about you that they are ready to make a commitment whenever you say the word. Or, maybe, you'll be saying those other three little ones. However this shakes out, you will like the eventual outcome — which could come around August 15. If you are already involved in an existing relationship you can look for that partner to cherish and appreciate your winning ways more and more. Either way, buckle up, it's going to one heckuva ride.

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21): There is a planetary party taking place in Leo right now while also activating the energies associated with your 9th House of Travel. You might want to consider taking a short (or much longer) trip that will offer you opportunities to not only fall in love with the locale but with someone who knows the lay of that land too. You are due for a wonderfully romantic month ahead especially if you can get out of your head and on to some place that will allow you to build some brilliant starry eyed romantic memories. Since it is the 9th House you might even meet someone significant at a seminar, workshop or by engaging in some sort of higher education. You are on center stage now and your audience appreciates every little gorgeous thing about you. Get rid of some baggage by packing new ones and head for some place you’ve always wanted to go. Someone's heart will be waiting for you there. If already attached then make this trip to bountiful together. You'll reconnect and reignite your love too. Bon Voyage.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 20): If you've been involved in a romantic relationship that's gotten much more serious lately then get ready for the planets to turn up the heat even more as it will now become more intimate and much more passionate too. The heat of the summer is spilling over into your love life but you don't seem to much mind. Fancy that? Besides all this sensual and sexual energies there will also be plain old enjoyable romance involved as well — the sappy stuff! You see, there are several planets now positioned in amorous and affectionate Leo, a planet that lives for love and that will also encourage and inspire you to be bold, take risks, have an adventure while all the while relaxing, letting go and allowing your own passionate and sensitive nature to take the reins. Whoever is on the other side of this side of you is one lucky partner. Now, speaking of getting lucky…..

Aquarius (January 21 to February 19): WOW, WOW, WOW! For the majority of this exciting and passionate month you will have several planets in hot-blooded, sensual and erotic Leo and also in your 7th House of Partners. You can count on at least one new face to appear on the scene although I suspect there will be many who will be courting and admiring you too. Since you recently had generous, expansive and lucky Jupiter move into that same 7th House of Relationships, where it will take up real estate for a little more than a year, you can take your time deciding who you want to spending your time, attention and energy on. No matter how you slice it or dice though, your romantic life will equal a good time right now and you can count on that. Speaking of counting I am wondering just how many potential partners will climb out of the woodwork to woo you too. All that said, as the month starts to come to a close you may feel as if you've hit the proverbial brick wall thanks to practical Saturn — a planet that just loves to provide a lesson vis a vis a stumbling block along the way. That's why it would be well advised to use your intuition at end month where your romantic relationships are concerned and follow your heart. I suspect that there will be several others (hearts that is) following yours.

Pisces (February 20 to March 20): A bright and beautiful New Moon, filled with opportunities, will be illuminating your 7th House of Partners on August 25, encouraging and urging you to reflect on the current state of your love life. It if is non-existent, then you can expect for that status to change while you update your Facebook one to "in a relationship." If, however, you are already involved, the planets want you to fish or cut bait.  In other words, if you are unhappy with the way your love life is going at the present then give yourself a gift and move on — you just might be surprised how many others waiting in the wings are also willing and waiting to move in. There is a Venus-Saturn square on August 26 that will allow you incredible insights into what next steps should be. If they are not down the aisle then you might want to rethink this relationship. If you’ve already said "I Do" and you don't want to any longer then you might want to say "So long" now too. I promise there is true love in your future. Or in your life right now. Only you can decide which is which.

Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.

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