You have been looking for more detailed reports on your love life- and we know, because we’ve heard from a lot of our readers. Well, we wanted to let you know that we have heard your feedback and we have something extra special for you starting in the month of August. Our monthly love reports are going to give you all the information and details you need.
Inside of this report each month, you’ll find the best days for love and the not so great days- you’ll find helpful tips to help you understand how astrology plays a role in your love life and what you can do to get yourself on a much happier path to the love you really deserve. Let’s begin with our first report.
For starters: A few things you should know
Heading right into this, what we will begin with are the planetary influences at play and how they work with your sign to change the way your love life goes for the month ahead.
We will look into the good and the bad- and we will also look at the situations you may be able to expect, and what you can do about all of them. You will be able to figure out just about any love issues you may have- from finding love, to keeping it.
First, we’ll take a look at your ruling planet, Venus, and where this affectionate energy will be felt the most:
Venus starts out the month of August finishing up a transit through warm-hearted Leo. This is a comfortable place in your stars for Venus to be and sets a nice tone for love in the month of August.
You’ll be feeling like spending time in the comfort of your home, surrounded by the people and things you hold most dear to your heart. Included in all of this is your desire to have someone special there enjoying the comforts of home right along with you. “Netflix and chill” is totally on your list of things to do, and you stand a very good chance of this happening.
On the 5th, Venus moves into the organized Earth sign- Virgo, and you will find that this influence helps you to better outline your expectations of love, but also, make a lot of changes you want to in order to have a much better love life.
If Venus in Leo set the tone for love to be grand this month, Venus in Virgo sets the tone for a month filled with good feeling and all of your favorite things. So far, August is shaping up quite nicely, Libra, and that’s only the beginning- so, the month gets off to a really awesome start.
In the last days of the month, Venus will move into your sign- Libra and the mood will shift a bit. During this time, you may find that achieving the balance you have been craving in love will be a lot easier as you will be better adept at conveying those things most important to you in a way those you want to listen- will actually hear it. Let’s get into why, now…
Next, we’ll look at where Mercury, the planet of communication and understanding is positioned in your stars for the month of August:
Mercury will be positioned in Virgo for the entirety of the month, placing the emphasis for connecting with someone who makes you happy. In this sign, Mercury enables you to really articulate your thoughts and say the things you mean to say.
This transiting energy also boosts your ability to connect with someone special on an intellectual level, while Venus is working its magic helping you to connect on a romantic level. Connection will be a big factor this month, so take the time to not just listen, but to really hear what those in your company are saying.
For most Libras, this can be an interesting influence purely because it does strip away some of the more intense emotionally energy in favor of the intellectual: so you will be able to articulate those feelings that sometimes, just don’t come out the way you want them to. This will help you to not only reach out to someone you’ve been eyeballing- but, if you are in a couple, resolve a lot of those issues you’ve had.
In this area of your stars, Mercury can push you to fill your life and your thoughts with the things that make you happy. You may start a new creative project, pick back up an old hobby, or just spend time in the company of those who bring you joy, and that’s a pretty great place to be. This helps you to feel much more optimistic that these changes CAN happen: which, is a big part of why it is easier to get them going.
Now that we know where you stand when it comes to communication and affection, let’s talk about where you will find passion—In other words, let’s have a look at Mars:
Mars, the planet we most closely associate with passion, starts out the first few days of the month of August in the deeply passionate, and more often than not, kinky Scorpio.
On the surface, this may feel a bit more intense than is your flavor, but try to go with it and you won’t be disappointed. In Scorpio, Mars places your energy and drive on building your relationship.
Commitment doesn’t seem as scary as it once did for others- not that you’ve ever been terrified of it. You want to devote your time to making your most important one-on-one relationship the best it can be, meanwhile those you want to take things to a higher level are right on that same wavelength for a change.
It’s worth mentioning that Mars moving through this area of your stars can also bring about conflicts in relationships. Aggression and competition can cause problems, but these issues, should they come up, won’t hang around for long, but, at times, those issues may have deeply needed confronting, Libra. If you’ve been avoiding the confrontation: this can lead to a blow up, yes, but if you regain control of the conversation, pull it back to a more intellectual place: again, these issues aren’t hopeless at all.
This Mars placement gives a great boost to your sex life- and this increased intimacy can have you feeling much stronger in the relationship, as well.
After the 3rd, Mars will move into fiery Sagittarius, making your desires all the more adventurous. What this boils down to, and we will definitely go deeper into this aspect of your love life for the month of August, is the stage being set for some sizzling summer fun, both in the streets and between the sheets.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…”But that’s only three planets!” Well, you are correct there, but these are the quickest moving and most influential planets we deal with on a day to day basis, and when it comes down to love, these are the guys who will bring on the fluctuations of good days and not so good days for your sign as we go through the month. We’ll look into what the other planets are doing, as well, so don’t worry.
Why Libra may find that things just turn around in August
It is always excellent when things turn around- and even more so when you have a big hand in making that happen, Libra. This month you’ll have a lot of these moments where you feel like much seems fated, much seems to be going better and that will help you to feel a lot more comfortable broaching subjects you’ve avoided.
As you just read, Venus starts out the month in Leo, where the energy is warm hearted and accepting, starting the month off on a good foot. Venus won’t be here long, but the positive energy will continue on as Venus makes its way through your stars.
In Virgo, you feel the down to Earth and affectionate Venus energy in a really positive way. Virgo rules over your happiness and this is where the very basic cornerstone of love tends to sit. Relationships and love are two separate things, really. Yes, you need both to build a great, loving relationship, but this is where it can begin. You’ll be able to take the time to spend with those who matter most to you and to develop a real relationship.
You tend to prefer a partner who can provide more stability to begin with, but when Venus transits through Virgo this is enhanced and you tend to attract just the type you desire. You have been thinking on the future more and more- and this placement tends to draw that sort of thing out, while at the same time, making it a great deal of fun for you in the process. Remaining open to new and interesting things, differing perspectives, and the like can enhance that, tremendously.
For those who are in relationships, you will find that this is equally important in terms of getting things to a place where they don’t feel quite so boring or stagnating. When you’ve hit a rut, you really could not ask for a better placement in order to get things into a much happier, more enjoyable place for everyone involved.
How you can get the most out of the new moon in Leo
The New Moon in Leo, happening on the 2nd, and this will bring about some big changes- some of which may be unsettling to you, Libra. However, others still yet impacting making your home truly your castle: well, this can certainly be a positive influence because the more your home feels like the sanctuary it should be, the more confident you typically are. For those in couples, this holds especially true- and this influence can help you two to turn your home into that place where you get away from the world and reconnect deeply.
This New Moon occurs right at the exact time Venus, also in Leo, and Uranus will be positively aspecting one another. What this means is a fresh start that will allow for you to follow your dreams. As long as you do not get hung up in the fantasies or dreams of people that may not come to fruition- and keep things grounded in reality: this influence again can help you to make some needed changes.
Venus and Uranus making this positive exchange of energy at the time of the New Moon is no coincidence. All of this kicks off some awesome changes and though you may be a little hesitant, you may just find that once you leap into that unknown, things do tend to come around to a much more positive place for you. Take some risks and chances for love, Libra!
Another awesome event that coincides with this New Moon is the aspect it will be making with Saturn that will soften the sometimes difficult Saturnian energy. This is really great considering this sets the tone for the weeks to come. The aspect with Saturn here is even more emphasized because, well, when we have the New Moon making this aspect that means the Sun is as well, and in Leo this is a pretty powerful kind of energy.
This aspect reminds you to go after whatever it is that you want most and to accept nothing short of what you know you deserve in life. With this New Moon in Leo, romance is highly favored and the feeling of warmth and being wanted is definitely there.
For Libra, the key will be in making sure that you are holding to your standards and not settling for anything less. Of course, this can lead to some very difficult decisions if a partner isn’t willing to budge or give the best: however, you must understand that even should that occur- the love you want is actually out there, and you have to close one door to end another. When your partner is willing to hear you, to make those needed changes however? The magic can begin.
Along with the New Moon making an aspect that lightens up Saturn a bit, there is also an aspect with Lilith, the black moon, that poses a bit of a challenge. This forces you to choose between what is comfortable and that which is more dark and daring. Having to make those choices- well, you will find that if you go with those high standards, you will not be wrong.
Ways Mercury is really on your side this month
Mercury is also going to be hanging around this area of your stars, as well, only Mercury will be here for throughout August- which will lead to enhanced communication in big ways. Mercury here will be making several positive aspects that bolster the other positive planets in the mix and their placements- therefor, making it easier and easier to express what you want and get it, Libra.
On the 4th, Mercury and the transiting Moon join forces, making those emotional connections seem very strong, and love really feels like love again, if you’re in a couple. If you are single, you will find that this influence makes you recognize your standards in a greater way, and understand that you can have what you want.
Just a few days later, on the 8th, Mercury and Pluto share a positive exchange of energy, all in Earth signs. This will bring about transformative changes that really, may at times seem very hard: but, leading to something truly worth fighting for that makes those changes understandable and real. It will also assure an eventual reward for all the trouble as long as you remember the message of Pluto: “Let go or be dragged”. Whether it’s negative self talk or even something that just isn’t working out- letting go is the key to working with this energy.
Later in the month, Mercury and Jupiter make a direct connection that lasts from the 21st-24th, all in Virgo. This fantastic energy brings forward feeling of optimism and hope for the future, as well as helping you in connecting with your partner, or yourself, on a spiritual level. That will enable you to feel a bit less edgy about the change going on- and a lot more like things really ARE working out for a reason: and the reason is good.
Lastly, Venus and Jupiter make a direct connection in Virgo on the 28th. When that occurs, you will find that your joy begins to really return in full force, enabling you to take charge, move mountains and get everything to a place of joy, contentment and love.
How to harness the power of the Full Moon in Aquarius
On the 18th the Aquarius Full Moon illuminates the area in your stars that rules your karmic path and your reputation. This energy will be rather intense and you can use this time to bring an end to any of the things in your professional life that just aren’t working for you. Anything that is causing you to not have the love you want begins to fall away- or you begin to let go of it, and this begins to reshape your love life in wonderful ways.
Aquarian Full Moons push us to think outside the box and find solutions to our problems in the least likely of places. Keeping to the old habits you have had that have held you back- well, that won’t work anymore, but the acknowledgement of this and the changes you make begin to help you see the better path ahead.
This particular Full Moon, although powerful in and of itself, also has your ruler, Venus, making a major aspect with another of the more powerful celestial energies: Pluto. Get ready for some intense sex.
When Venus trines Pluto: sex and love are intrinsically linked on an almost spiritual level. You will find that intensity and passion get turned all the way up to 11. Because that eclipse will activate this particular trine- you’ll find the energy is just far, far more than you expected. For Libra, this can mean a bit of anxiety about it all, however, when you drop the defensiveness to it- you will find this to be an enjoyable and…rather vigorous influence.
Karma is going to play a strong central role in everything- and your chances of finding love, lasting love, because of this is great. These may be intense, highly passionate relationships from the start- so you want to be very careful about how you roll with it. Of course, that intensity will wane a little bit as the influence passes, but what remains could be the long term love you’ve been searching for.
Be careful to avoid getting overly obsessed with things, and you will find yourself really enjoying everything this influence has to offer you. And as much as this impacts your love life- you ought to see what it can do for you with money. Investments and otherwise can return high yields: but, our focus is love and it’s all good, too.
When Venus and Pluto make this great connection, the potential for there to be some crazy love happening in your life is huge….HUGE. Pluto not only does its work by tearing away the negatives in your life and stripping you down to your rawest form, the planetary energy also can bring some intensely intimate experiences into your life.
How Mars is spicing things up beyond your wildest dreams
With Mars in Scorpio until the 3rd there will be plenty of energy: physical energy. Using this physical energy- whether it means just nailing your partner to a wall repeatedly, going for a run, doing something with it will prevent any horrible arguments from starting.
As I mentioned earlier, Mars starts the month in the area of your stars that rules over your relationships, and with this transit comes a fiery, powerful surge of energy into your one-on-one encounters. There is always the potential for Mars to bring trouble, I mean, being the god of war and all, so this is understandable- but, making use of that energy in physical ways can ease that energy down to a more assertive one rather than a more aggressive one.
After the 3rd, Mars will position itself in the area of your stars responsible for building things and getting things back on a financially good track. This is where some of the arguments between couples can arise- if you disagree on how money is handled. Make sure that you are listening to one another’s point of view and you can come to a compromise that works for you- rather than the same old arguments that just damage the relationship.
What to do when reality and fantasy come head to head
The month of August is proving to be pretty amazing when it comes to romance so far, and this can help you when it comes to making some lasting changes or additions to your love life. The main kink in the works this month comes toward the end, right around the 30th, when Saturn and Neptune square off, yet again.
For Libra, this can be a bit problematic because it can mean seeing someone in a much more positive light than they really ever earned. Do not shy away from understanding when someone’s just not that great- whether you are single or not. You have a tendency towards trying to help others “fix themselves”- but this is not Build a Person Workshop- it’s love and you want someone who has it together- not just someone for whom all those scattered pieces may or may not make for something better.
One more thing that bears mentioning for the month of August is the fact that Mercury will be moving into another Mercury retrograde period in the final days of August. This can cause some confusion, miscommunication, and general frustration for you that will last well into September. We’ll talk more about this in next month's forecast, just know it is coming and that the last couple of days in August have all the makings of bringing some frustrations with them.
Best days of the month of August for Libra
Here’s a rundown of the best days of the month of August for your sign when it comes to love, lust, romance and fun.
August 2nd: The New Moon in Leo ushers in the opportunity to make some new improvements to your family or home life.
Also, Venus and Uranus connect in a positive way that brings about intense surprises. Expect the unexpected this day and stay open to what’s ahead for best results to have the things you want.
August 4th: The Moon makes a connection with Mercury, heightening the opportunity to connect with others on an emotional level but also smoothes out the intense emotions and enables you to better convey your feelings.
August 5th: Venus makes its transit into Virgo and enables you to see things in much better perspectives as it relates to love.
August 18th: The Aquarius Full Moon brings opportunity for some intense passion on a whole new level.
August 27th: Venus and Mercury both make a connection with Jupiter, laying the groundwork for love to grow and for a solid foundation to be built.
Now that you are armed with all the information you need to have the best August ever, go and do what you will, Libra. We trust that you’ll use this information wisely. August can be a wonderful month and you could form a lasting relationship, strengthen one you’ve already got, or you could just have a simple fling and a lot of fun.
Whatever you choose, know that the stars are with you and you can definitely make this a month to remember!
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