February 2012 Leo Love Horoscope

Open your heart

Bringing more consciousness, creativity and confidence to relationships can do wonders for you this month. The trick, as usual, is to open your heart with warmth and be as generous in giving to others as you are in expressing yourself.

The life-giving Sun, your ruling planet, starts in your 7th House of Partners, where it will be until February 18. This can attract outgoing individuals and add more drama to your personal life. But a key to cashing in on the potential benefits of this solar transit is to combine romance with friendship. If it's all about passion, things can burn out pretty quickly. But when there's mutual respect and shared interests without possessiveness and unrealistic expectations, love can grow.

Passions run high on February 7, with a Full Moon in your demonstrative sign that can push you to extremes. If you're interested in someone, you can overlook any issues and fall completely in love. But if you're stifled in a relationship, you could explode. Venus, the planet of amour, is entering fiery Aries that day, which provokes impulsive behavior. Your desire for excitement overcomes caution, which can be both fun and a little dangerous. If you're just looking for a good time, it's reasonable to let your guard down and take some risks. But if you're trying to build an enduring relationship, reason and caution are recommended.

The Sun's shift into tender Pisces and your 8th House of Intimacy on February 18 can bring you closer if you're willing to show your vulnerable side without being whiny about it.