August 2012 Capricorn Love Horoscope

Soften your heart

Getting settled in your current relationship or on the road to find a new one may not have been easy lately. That's because the love planet Venus has been puttering around your 6th House of Adjustments since early April. This may have been useful for meeting someone through work or a hobby, but it is not the most direct path to personal bliss.

Happily, on August 7, Venus finally shifts out of this sector of your chart and moves into your 7th House of Partners. Alluring Venus will be in caring Cancer, which is a sensitive water sign that favors intimacy. Attracting a kind person and being tenderer with others is a desirable gift of this transit. Put kindness before ambition, let your heart grow soft and you chances of feeling connected will increase.

Communicative Mercury's shift into forward gear on August 8 happens in your 8th House of Intimacy, where you get to express yourself more openly in matters of the heart. Truth, though, can be raw and irritating if it's not tempered with humor. If you've been on the fence about a relationship, these two planetary moves should help you find a sense of direction.

On August 15, active Mars joins your ruling planet Saturn in your 10th House of Career, which can slow down personal matters while you deal with professional obligations. The bold Leo New Moon on August 17 lands in your 8th House, making you more attractive to outgoing people and better able to advance your own interests.