August 2012 Aries Love Horoscope

Grab some attention

August comes roaring in and you're ready to express yourself with openhearted good humor and joyous self-expression. The Sun lights up your 5th House of Romance, Fun and Games until August 22, getting you more time in the spotlight and spurring you to be bolder in your actions.

Communicative Mercury's shift into forward gear in this dramatic part of your chart on August 8 increases your capacity to initiate entertaining conversations. Still, you don't want to lose touch with your tender side when amorous Venus enters sensitive Cancer on the day before on August 7. This transit is a reminder to attend to domestic matters and inner needs in order to balance out the more public side of your personal life. It's also a signal that relationships may start on the dance floor, but they are built in private.

You could run into obstacles around August 15, when active Mars joins restrictive Saturn in your 7th House of Others. If you've already considered and discussed your issues and still can't resolve them, a serious commitment to working harder may be necessary to keep a union on track. If you're not willing to put in the work, it may be time to move on.

Honesty is essential here, especially if you're trying to earn the trust of someone you don't know very well. Patience, dear Ram, isn't your strongest virtue, but it's the most valuable one then. Intimacy becomes more desirable and worth the effort when your planet Mars dives into passionate Scorpio and your 8th House of Deep Sharing on August 23.