Love Horoscope for the Week of August 6

Venus enters Libra on Monday, and since Venus and Libra both rule love and relationships in general, everyone will be finding their soulmates in the next month. Thus, this will be the last romance forecast I write for Sasstrology. Thanks everyone, you’ve been great!

Oh wait, love isn’t that easy, is it?

Sure, Venus in Libra is generally considered to be great for romance and relationships and such. But if you have ever had a romance or relationship, you know that they are not the easiest of things to maintain. The week starts out promisingly enough, with Venus trine Mars in Aquarius. In theory, this is the best possible aspect to turn up the volume on your sex drive, and since both planets are in air signs, you might find your physical drives turning in new and interesting directions.

Finding an imaginative outlet for your longings might be a good idea this week, because despite the trine to Mars, our girl Venus finds herself in some difficult places this week. Venus opposite Chiron could bring out some unintentional hurt when it comes to the damage you may have incurred from past relationships, or possibly the unintended harm from a current situation.

Uranus turns retrograde on Tuesday, making for a total of six planets going backwards at once. If you have gotten the impression that things are going nowhere fast this week, that’s probably why. The main thing to keep in mind is that a transit from Uranus tends to make things a little weird, so think back to what has gone strangely in your life since about mid-May, and prepare for a return visit to that territory. Also keep in mind that a planet that has just freshly turned retrograde appears to be standing still in the sky, and is particularly powerful. This could make things interesting in your love life, as Venus quincunx Uranus is exact on Thursday.

Whatever the state of your love life is, be prepared for potential difficulties, because Venus squares Saturn on Thursday. There may be a sense of coldness with your contacts, and possibly even what could be called “emotional stinginess.” Think carefully about your words and actions, and think twice before overreacting to someone else’s insensitivity.

So you see, even though Venus is in Libra, you aren’t out of the woods just yet with your love life. The good news though is that Mars retrograde re-enters Capricorn next week. Whatever comes of your relationships this week, perhaps that will make it easier to roll up your sleeves and get some work done on them.

About Matthew Currie

Matthew Currie is an astrologer with over 20 years of experience, and is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology." Along with Hilary Young, he is the host of "Love And Sex In The Stars" (a show about the intersection of astrology and human hearts) on In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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