Love Horoscope: 15 August – 21 August
Your love horoscope for next week, when it comes to love, romance, and dating, based on your astrology sign.
It’s a big week for you, cosmically speaking. Mars, your ruler, moves into the busy, restless, and variety-seeking sign of Gemini. Now, normally he spends around two months in any one sign, but this time, he spends six months here. This is because he’s going retrograde in October, so buckle up, Aries. Most of your focus is going to be on communication, communication, communication. Be especially careful of becoming argumentative with your sweetheart, as you could be far more provocative than you think. This is the time to work on careful listening and actually hearing what your lover has to say, rather than walking all over them.
Luckily, you do have some lovely and supportive aspects this week from lady Venus, planet of beauty and romance. She links up to Jupiter in your sign, energizing and expanding your dating and chemistry sector. Single or involved, this aspect has the power to make everything seem rosy and bright, and you’re set for a week of fun with your crush or long-term lover!
Venus is behaving beautifully for you this week, Taurus. She and Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, meet up in a sunny trine aspect. This indicates pleasure and fun to be had, right on your very own doorstep. You don’t need to go out and look for the party – it’s all happening at home for you. Dancing around the living room with your sweetheart, playing silly games, and generally just enjoying each other’s company in private is exactly what the doctor ordered.
If you’re not with a special someone that’s also fine, Taurus – spend time with your family and other loved ones to access this energy. You probably won’t even be thinking much of romance anyway, as your heart is likely to be so full of the love that you already have all around you. The only danger floating around this week is to do with communication – make sure you’re telling the truth and nothing but the whole truth, Taurus.
It’s the start of an extremely busy season for you, Gemini. Mars, planet of action, desire, and passion, moves into your sign, where he’ll have an extended stay for around six months. This will have both positive and challenging repercussions for you because on one hand, you’re likely to be sexier and that much more desirable. Yet, on the other, you might also come off as annoying, provocative, and pushy. You could be quite intimidating, so beware of that. Finally, be sure to listen to your partner rather than bashing them over the head with your own opinion, Gemini. That’s just not attractive, is it?
Those of you who are single, this is the ideal aspect for seeking new love – and finding it. You have immense courage and confidence under this transit, and nothing can stop you from getting who you want. It helps that you’ll also be working on your physique at the same time, and thus, looking mighty fine!
You’re going to have to keep a really tight grip on yourself and monitor your feelings as from this week, Cancer. With Mars, planet of war and conflict, moving into the sector of your Astrology chart connected to repression, you may be guilty of bottling up your anger, only to have it blow up in your face when you can’t take it anymore. If you have a problem in your relationship, make sure that you bring it up and communicate with your partner. You can’t expect people to simply know how you’re feeling without talking about it Cancer – that’s a recipe for disaster.
If you’re single, you may experience a powerful attraction, one that’s not really ‘allowed’. It could be an unrequited desire, such as with someone who’s married, or unable to commit because of something else. it could feel delicious and exciting to indulge at first, but beware, as it’ll only lead to a broken heart down the line.
This week has a delicious aspect in store, just for you, Leo. The alignment of Venus – the planet of love – in your sign at the moment, will be casting an aspect to abundant, joyful Jupiter. This is likely to make you feel on top of the world and brimming with confidence. Nothing seems too difficult, making it an excellent time to have an adventure with your lover. Try something new together, something that sparks growth in your relationship.
Single Leo’s, enjoy this feeling – you know that you don’t need anyone or anything to complete you at the moment. Some of you may even have a spiritual awakening and feel full to the brim with an inner joy that has nothing to do with romance or love. In fact, you seem to be the one with plenty of love to give to others, and you may even find it easier to forgive an ex or let go of the past.
Mercury, your ruler, has one tough aspect this week, which could have you feeling a little out of sorts. Your relationship seems like it’s on shaky ground, and communication could be the main source of the issue. Maybe you’re sensing that your partner is lying to you or not telling you the entire truth, and that saddens you. It’s also confusing to try and figure out the truth and sift fact from fiction. So, before you blindly believe everything that your lover is saying, question them. Get to the heart of what they’re trying to say, and don’t make your own mind up yet before you have all the facts in hand. They might not even be trying to lie – perhaps they’re just afraid. Consider all options before you react, Virgo.
If you do consider ending things, trust that it will turn out just fine. Any ending that you initiate will be done on good terms, and you’ll know it’s for the better.
It’s a lovely week for love, Libra. Your ruler, Venus, connects with happy Jupiter in your relationship zone, bringing a sense of fulfillment and joy. Growth seems to be the keyword for the week, in the very best possible way. Together, you’re ready to try out new experiences and expand your horizons, to chase new dreams and goals together. Weeks like this don’t come often, so make the very most of it.
If you’re single, you could meet someone special through your group of friends, or maybe at a party, get-together or team-building event. It’s all supposed to be fun this week, Libra, so don’t take anything too seriously at all. Just enjoy yourself and see where things go. Whatever your relationship status happens to be, you’re likely feeling very loved and special. You’re getting all the love at the moment, so lap it all up, Libra. You deserve to be adored.
Communication is key for you this week, Scorpio. You’ve got to be able to talk to your lover, or else you’re going to have problems. It’s possible that either you or your sweetheart, crush, or new love interest are not telling the entire truth. Maybe you’re afraid of being judged, or perhaps you’re simply unaware that you’re even telling a white lie. This can go both ways, Scorpio, so have mercy, both on yourself and on others. You’ve been betrayed before, but that doesn’t always mean that the same pattern is going to repeat itself over and over. You have the power to change things by being honest, remember that.
Now, fortunately, there is an aspect this week that should help things become clearer. In fact, one of the cosmic alignments promises that you blurt out the truth, perhaps in a shocking or surprising way. Speaking your truth may help come up with a new goal for the future together –there’s hope in all of this, Scorpio.
It’s a stunner of a week for you, Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter, the two most beneficial planets, are linking up in a gorgeous trine aspect. This happens in the sector of your astrology chart linked to romance, pleasure, adventure, and fun. Your favorite things! You couldn’t ask for anything better, so make the very most of the week ahead. Have new adventures with your sweetheart and plan how you’re going to grow together. Do a spiritual activity together, or try out a new hobby with each other. Whatever you do, make it a lot of fun!
If you are single, even better – this is an ideal aspect fry meeting someone new and interesting. It’s all about the moment, Sagittarius – don’t worry about the future or where this is going to go. Be spontaneous, try out new things, go out on as many dates as possible and simply enjoy. As they say – you only live once!
Love can be very exciting for you this week, Capricorn. There’s an alignment of Mercury to Uranus, which indicates a sudden and exciting conversation or connection that may come along to shake you up – in the best possible way. You need a breakthrough around about now, so be open to anything and everything. Speak your mind, and don’t be scared to share some of your weirder beliefs or thoughts. The chances are good that they’ll be received with understanding.
If you’re single, get chatting to people from abroad, or those who have a totally different set of beliefs and experiences from you. Even if this doesn’t go anywhere, your mind will be opened to new possibilities. And if you are with someone, lean on them for support this week – your sweetheart is there and ready to help you. All you need to do is allow it to happen. This can pave the way for a deeper relationship.
You’re going to enjoy this week, Aquarius. Venus in your relationship sector connects to Jupiter via a trine aspect, allowing for illuminating conservations to take place and sweet words to be exchanged. Family and romance work hand in hand this week, and you could find your lover is getting along nicely with, for example, your siblings and extended family. It may simply be that you and your sweetheart are just in a very good place and able to soak in the positive energy going around right now.
You also have the very exciting transit of Mars in your romance zone, which will go on for several months. This can bring highs and lows your way, with the highs being increased physical attraction, strong chemistry, new flirtations, and hot dates. The lows could be that you’re arguing more with your partner or being pushy and provocative – not in a good way. Be careful, Aquarius, that you’re not coming off as aggressive.
Tell the truth, Pisces. Even if you’re scared of hurting the feelings of the one you love, tell the truth anyway. The more you try and cover up with a white lie, the more confused your partner is going to get. Your intentions are undoubtedly very good, but you’ve got to lay your cards on the table. Your relationship needs to be built on a foundation of honesty, no matter what. Keep that in mind this week. Even if you end up saying something shocking, that’s okay, Pisces. As startling as your words may be at the moment, at least you’re being authentic.
Know your home life is about to get a little tricky, as Mars heads into this sector of your Astrology chart. For the next few months, you may be in a conflict situation, and it’s important, again, to communicate very well. Because if you don’t, your love life is bound to be a little messy. Work together as a team rather than as enemies.
Margarita Celeste is a passionate, practicing Astrology & Tarot Teacher and Consultant living in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She has been interested in the deep symbolism of the stars and planets ever since she can remember and specializes in Relationship and Psychological Astrology. You can reach Margarita via her website: margaritaceleste.com.