Weekly Love Horoscope for August 21st – 27th

Hello Sweethearts and welcome to the reading for this week!

We have Mercury going retrograde in Virgo, Mars opposite Neptune and Venus retrograde square Jupiter. This week the Sun enters Virgo.

The planets up the ante this month and everything reaches fever pitch, you can push the reset button, and good things can be achieved but it won’t necessarily be neat, it may be a messy, uneasy road to better understanding.

Mercury retrograde in Virgo brings a period of introspection and recalibration to our communication and analytical abilities. Virgo’s meticulous nature along with Mercury’s retrograde motion to encourage you to reassess, refine, and reconsider how you process information and express yourselves. During this time, there might be a tendency for misunderstandings or miscommunications to arise, emphasizing the importance of clarity and patience in our interactions. 

While challenges in relationships and matters of the heart may arise, they present an opportunity to heal, grow, and rediscover your authentic selves. This period encourages you to find the balance between self-love and external validation, reminding us that your worth is not solely defined by others’ opinions. As you navigate this introspective journey, you have a chance to reignite your inner fire, align with your passions, and emerge with a renewed sense of confidence and authenticity.

So let’s get to the individual signs readings right now.

Aries – It’s in your Kiss

The energies this week indicate a greater intuitive awareness of self and the environment. This also aids the discovery of latent clairvoyant abilities or enhancement of them if you are already aware of your abilities. This can be a very tricky transit to deal with and to describe – life always gets confused and murky where Neptune is involved, as it is opposite your Mars. 

Neptune is the planet associated with inspiration, music, healing, imagination, intuition, visualization, artistry, vision, spirituality, idealism, and fantasy and so these fields are most likely to interest or to influence you in some way this week. On the negative side Neptune is also the planet of confusion, disillusionment, escapism, lack of control, lack of direction, searching, irresponsibility, sacrifice, vulnerability, persecution and martyrdom – so elements of the latter may also permeate your life and consciousness.

You will love to help other people and may enjoy self-sacrifice as helping others gives your life direction – however not allowing others to lead you astray or take over your life is difficult during this transit if you don’t focus on boundaries.

A conscious effort is required to maintain focus and control in your own life, without being thrown off! The transits incline you to work in the arts or with music. Your artistic talents are stimulated and you are inspired to pursue them. There can be inspired use of the imagination in creating art or coming up with new ideas. Close relationships follow unusual patterns and are often directly related to past incarnations. 

You are more willing to take changes romantically, and are more forgiving – all of these factors mean that the font of love gushes. You are socially orientated and likely to want to spoil the one you love with spontaneous gifts or surprises. It is not enough for you to say I LOVE YOU, you want to express that love in creative and highly personalized ways.

Actions, not words are your motto in love, and you will show your passion in many practical and passionate ways. In established relationships, your ability to be the bigger person and look beyond trivial issues will ensure you grow as a couple, and the bond deepens this month.

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Taurus – Light your Fire 

You should date with confidence, but as that saying goes, act in haste, repent at leisure, with Mercury going retrograde, you mustn’t overestimate the value of what has started this week emotionally, although, it may well lead to a good friendship if nothing else.

The Sun entering your solar fifth house releases a great deal of passion and enthusiasm for life. This brings excitement to your interactions socially and many new romantic opportunities arise and so it’s a fabulous week for getting things going in terms of moving your romantic life out of the doldrums, however as Mercury is retrograde you have to be careful of false starts and so the idea is to be experimental and open, without allowing yourself to get in deep emotionally.

If you are single and you have not been in the dating game, this is the time to jump back in and you will probably find that you don’t have to do much, people will invite you to parties, launches, and events etc. where you can expand your circle of contacts.

Another way to work with the energies is to start enjoying life again, this is a week to put aside the obligations, the routines and the rules, have fun, and do things that excite you even if they are childish. Part of being able to embark on a successful romance leading to a fulfilling relationship, is being able to reconnect to your inner child, to cast off the jaded cynicism of adult life and to embrace optimism and hope. Seek inspiration, start getting into your hobbies again, allow yourself to have pleasure without self-criticism.

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Gemini – Give and Take

With Venus retrograde square Jupiter, love is connected to a rebirth in your sense of individuality and sense of self. The right romance will enhance your confidence.

One warning is that romances can be selfish this week, you tend to focus on what you are gaining and not how you are giving to the other person, but this is just part of the initial phases and over time you will be open to learning about your partner and his needs.

New relationships should get the butterflies going, you should feel young again and if that’s not happening, then you are not really in love or you are not giving yourself permission to go after what you really want in love and in life in general, why are you holding yourself back?

In longer-term relationships, Mercury retrograde means disagreements about money and values reveal deeper discord between you. This period thus require tolerance and compromise and some newer relationships can fall at this hurdle as it becomes clear that you are never going to see eye to eye on important issues. It’s vital for you both to be alert to what’s going on at a deeper level and ask yourselves if you like what you are seeing and how to get things back on the right track.

Be proud of what you have accomplished as a couple, the difficulties you have overcome and the lessons that you have learned. If you’re in a relationship, you may revel in the fact that your lover is still able to surprise you, and you him, after all the time you have spent together.

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Cancer – Inner Thirst

Venus retrograde in Leo square Jupiter means you are craving closeness and intimacy in love, you don’t want to be single. Your need for a relationship is driven by a desire for companionship and camaraderie, and a new love affair will need to be high on friendship, physical compatibility, and sexual desire. It important not to compromise on your values and innate sense of morality to be in a relationship, true love is all about respecting your integrity. A new relationship should be one where you date shows you he cares by being protective and generous, anything less is a no-go.

New relationships can develop quickly and feel very promising if you have a lot in common with the new guy, however how emotionally deep this relationship is remains to be seen. It may be that the relationship lacks mutual empathy and while you get on well in the good times, the new relationship may not have strong enough foundations to endure the bumps.

The mercury retrograde in Virgo can be one of intense debate in love, and quite a bit of argument about decisions and directions. In ongoing relationships, this may seem like a crisis, as it’s hard to reach agreement and you may feel you have no common ground with your guy, however the Mercury retrograde period encourages you to ask questions and seek knowledge about the inner workings of your relationship.

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Leo – The Journey of Love

With Venus retrograde square Jupiter, in any new relationship work on the communication, don’t rush into intimacy as that is a whole new kettle of fish, if you want to keep the romance going, just hover over the emotional stuff, don’t even go there as that can be where it gets very tricky.

The best thing for single Leo or newly-dating Leo is take one day at a time, enjoy it for what it is, focus on the laughter and doing new things together, but avoid getting too deep, and keep your barriers up for now.

Love and travel are linked this month and you may meet a potential new partner while on a journey (local or for work), however, we are always in a very different frame of mind when traveling and that can mean we offer up a front and we don’t truly reveal who we are, and that goes for a potential partner and yourself, that’s why the same warnings apply to these encounters while traveling, enjoy them, let them boost your confidence, but remain skeptical until you know much more.

With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, love life can feel full of promise, but don’t count on any commitment as it’s all about the moment. This week is ideal if you are looking for fun from interacting with new potential partners, but it’s very important not to get carried away as you are both not picking up the correct signals from each other yet.

In marriage, it’s important to maintain boundaries and be especially cautious about decisions regarding money, investments and joint spending goals, don’t be drawn into things you aren’t totally confident about.

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Virgo – The Windmills of Your Mind

This is a good period for honest discussion and for looking at your problems from a psychological point of view. With Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune, games and manipulative behavior is common during this phase, which is why you need to be alert to this and to keep everything sincere. There are smoke and mirrors in relationships so don’t react Inna knee jerk way, just relax and let bit wash over you until you get a real feel for what’s going on because it won’t be immediately apparent.

You may attract some pretty crazy experiences in love and you may find yourself falling for a guy with a different outlook on life, a guy who challenges your perceptions about what love and romance are all about.

Cupid strikes when you least expect it and you may not even know he has struck, as it will take a while for this new guy to grow on you, and for you to get over some of the preconceived ideas that are holding you back from going for it.

Love life is unpredictable and unstable with Mercury retrograde in your sign, there are no rules and it’s exciting, even though it can be a bit emotionally disconcerting.

You are likely to fall for a guy who is going through a life transition, like a divorce or big move and this can complicate the relationship because he’s opening a chapter with you at the same time as he’s closing another chapter. It can be two steps forward and one back and so don’t put any pressure on yourself or him, and don’t judge the situation, just go with it and be open-minded.

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Libra – Snake and Ladders

With Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune, this week is excellent for healing and reconciliation in love. If you have been struggling in a relationship, then now is a time when you can build bridges and start to move forward. Marriage counselling is a great idea, and the initial results can be quite inspiring. However, the effect of Venus retrograde square Jupiter is short-lived, which indicates that it’s a little like snakes and ladders, where some of the progress made is eclipsed by a setback. So the message is to restore and rebuild, but not to expect miracles even if the initial signals are good.

Open a new chapter in your relationship, but don’t think you have put everything behind you yet as there are some lingering fears and doubts for both of you matter how brave the face you put on.

The message is to recover your hope and optimism that you can revive a relationship, and enter a better phase with improved communication, and mutual satisfaction, but be aware that you will need to be very broad-minded and generous in terms of forgiveness to fully embrace the opportunity presented for a reset.

This can be a very good time for spiritual counselling, and if you and your partner both have a strong faith this month that faith can bring you closer and allow you to become strong as a unit.

There is great strength and fortitude which can be drawn from marriage, together you can achieve something quite daunting when you combine your moral and intellectual power.

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Scorpio – Your Truth

Self-honesty is key to success in life and love this week. I think that while you really do know the truth, you don’t want to admit it to yourself at the moment as you are delaying the inevitable. You are becoming attached to the drama of personal relationships and you think you are getting what you want, but are you? With Venus retrograde square Jupiter you are especially vulnerable to flattery and to a partner who while being controlling, is actually giving you a lot of attention.

You must stay in touch with friends and have nights out with people other than your current flame, it’s important not to let the romance become your whole world, because you may be investing too much in it at the expense of your personal development.

It’s a great week to take decisive action and to carry forward plans or implement decisions made last month.

With Mercury retrograde in Virgo romance can fulfill a need for escapism, but this may not serve your longer term relationship goals The highs and lows of infatuation can create a dopamine rush that’s addictive and which could keep you in an unhealthy relationship.

In ongoing relationships, your partner may want freedom even if he doesn’t acknowledge it, so have space from each other. Work on your friendship and communication rather than focusing on intimacy. Ask yourself if you know what you need to know about your partner

During the Mercury retrograde period you are making many new friends, but not everyone is a keeper. During this week men can give you signals; however, they can quickly change their minds and so you should proceed with great caution when dating as a guy may decide the relationship is platonic after giving you strong signals of romantic attraction. Men you meet are often rather confused about romance versus friendship and they can be quite fickle. So, if you meet a guy in this period, be cautious and ask yourself if he knows what he wants.

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Sagittarius – Go On Leave Me Breathless

Due to Mercury retrograde this period, you have a lot of conflicting ideas about your future and you cannot commit or make decisions. This is not a good time to discuss marriage or get engaged as you will be in two minds and this could mean the relationship gets into shaky territory.

While ongoing relationships suddenly seem to hit stormier waters, promising new love relationships can begin. New relationships and relationship changes are very much connected to the shifts that are going on within and which are affecting fundamental attitudes and longings.

If your new partner is not feeling as energetic as you, you may need to spend time apart this month. Sagittarius are restless and need to burn off excess energy. You are finding it hard to sit still and relax, and you need to be busy or entertained constantly.

If your partner is also a mutable sign, this could be an exciting month where you try new things, travel and socialize together. You are in a jocular mood and ready for friendly debate – be sure that others do not take you too seriously and take offence. You can be quick to talk and might be prone to talking out of turn or gossiping – do be careful that what you say does not come back to hurt you or someone you love.

This is a month to be very clear in all communications, say what you have to say to someone’s face, rather than letting it go around the houses getting distorted. Someone may twist your words to cause trouble within your love life. Be very wary of what you say to extended family members; in fact, it is better to keep anything you have to say about your private or romantic life to yourself.

Relationships you have entered recently are exciting, but also unstable and unpredictable. You may feel you never know quite what to expect, but that’s normal with Mercury and Venus Retrograde and things could very well settle next month.

You partner may react erratically, you may think something is going to please him because it did before, and then suddenly it doesn’t or he has shifted the goalposts. He may keep moving the goalposts and denying that he’s doing that. It’s very hard to reason with him and you have to go with the flow and maintain a little emotional distance.

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Capricorn – Sexual Expectations

This week, with Venus and Mercury retrograde, it’s time to review your expectations about your current relationship or about what relationships should be. We all have our preconceived ideas about how relationships should unfold and how our partner should behave in various circumstances, these expectations are not necessarily bad and shouldn’t be lowered. If you have high expectations, that means you value yourself and are discerning and that’s a good thing.

The problem is that often your expectations clash with your partner’s personality, and that’s when you have to make that tough decision about which expectations are unrealistic, and need some tempering, and which are red lines. Some expectations are helpful and self-protective, but some are prohibitive.

In new relationships, you guys will have to learn about each other’s sexual expectations as these have a very practical impact, if he wants it every day and you don’t, that’s a hurdle which can become significant. If fact, it’s quite important early on in a relationship to discern what each other’s expectations are sexually, as these are biological and impulsive or maybe compulsive, so it’s not as if you can necessarily work through these.

If he is a sex addict and you prefer it once a week, then this relationship may not be workable. Sex is such a sensitive topic, since getting turned down can leave one really bummed out, so it’s really important at the outset to let each other know what you enjoy in terms of frequently or methodology in terms of sex, that way, neither of you will feel it’s personal when you get turned down, you’ll understand that the other person just doesn’t need it that often, for example. 

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Aquarius – Wandering Stars

With the ruler of your solar seventh house retrograde square Jupiter, long term relationships may have to endure a period of transition while you both decide “what next” and I do mean both, as often with Mercury retrograde one partner sees the other as the problem, and vice versa, and yet you both need to make changes as there is a restlessness within you both.

One may want more major changes than the other but you both need more personal freedom and should not be living in each other’s pockets or having a very restrictive, controlling relationship.

Often a brief separation or doing your own thing can be the tonic to get your (both of your) priorities straight and come back to the relationship less jaded and more willing to start afresh. At times, with these transits, you feel separate even though you are together, as perhaps you have a lot on your mind and cannot be as mentally engaged with each other as usual, and this may make your partner quite angry as you do not give them your undivided attention.

Mercury goes retrograde in your eighth house and this poses difficulties for the household finances and if you guys are married or share a bank account, there can be disagreements or discord about how and where money is spent.

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Pisces – Open Your Heart

With the Sun entering your solar 7th house, this brings the opportunity for a new start in love, it’s an opportune time to make decisions as a couple for your future. You may think about marriage or getting engaged, perhaps you will consider starting marriage counseling, this is the time to bite the bullet and make important steps to improve your relationship. However, with Mars opposite Neptune in Pisces, the initial steps are quite tenuous and it’s very important to be sensitive and take small steps rather than wading in.

With Mercury going retrograde in Virgo this week, it can be one of intense debate in marriage, and quite a bit of argument about decisions and directions. In new relationships, this may seem like a crisis, as it’s hard to reach an agreement and you may feel you have no common ground with your partner, however, it’s a result of the Mercury retrograde period which encourages deeper thinking, analysis and some indecision or toying with ideas is normal.

Use this period to pause and re-engage about recent decisions you both have made as well as events, and ask yourself, do I want this, should we change gear now, do we understand this properly, are we truly in agreement or are we just going with the flow?

With Venus retrograde square Jupiter, it’s important to get things out in the open and so this could be an amazing opportunity for honesty and speaking your truth. The problem is that you and your partner are more concerned about what you want and need to say whereas, you are disinclined to actually listen and fully get the other side of the coin.

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With Mercury and Venus in retrograde, love life can feel full of promise, but don’t count on any commitment as it’s all about the moment. This month is ideal if you are looking for fun from interacting with new potential partners, but it’s very important not to get carried away as you are both not picking up the right signals from each other.

Long distance relationships can certainly become a thing and they can be an excellent rebound style relationship, but be careful of how much you invest in these, they can form the basis of a good friendship, they can provide much needed company and a distraction, but they may not be ideal for a serious long term thing.

The themes for this week are:

  • Investing in love
  • Affections
  • Communication
  • Recalibration
  • Intuition
  • Understanding

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Your sister and relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach

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