Talkative Mercury enters extroverted Leo on August 4, encouraging you to be a little more outgoing than usual. Your shy, quiet demeanor is replaced with more confident, outspoken energy for the next three weeks, allowing you to say and do things you might not otherwise. Be daring. Be racy. This is your time to use your words and body language to turn heads.
Loving Venus moves out of intellectual Gemini and into more sentimental Cancer on the seventh, causing you to want to relive good times from the past. Even if you’re in a happy relationship, you’re still curious about an ex.
You get encouragement from the Leo new moon on August 18 to move forward with a romantic plan. You’ve been hiding in the shadows, but now it’s time to show the world what you’ve been working on. Or maybe just that special someone. Being in the spotlight and getting applause reminds you that you’re a great catch and anyone would be lucky to have you!
Receiving unexpected, disappointing, or surprising news about your own love life or someone else’s during the Venus-Pluto opposition on the thirtieth can stop you dead in your tracks. How did this happen, and why are you one of the last people to know? It isn’t too late to defend yourself or a friend, but you’ll have to act fast.