August 2012 Libra Love Horoscope

Need for novelty

Your amorous ruling planet Venus normally zips through a sign in a month. But due to her retrograde (backward) period, she's been bouncing around jittery Gemini since early April. The ride finally comes to an end on August 7, when Venus sidles into sensitive Cancer and your 10th House of Public Responsibility.

The good news is you should get plenty of attention for all of your efforts. However, this can also mean that you're so taken by duties and obligations that you have little time left for yourself. It's important to have playful friends and supportive allies so you don't wind up feeling isolated. The warm Leo Sun in your 11th House of Groups should provide this kind of help until August 22.

The middle of the month could be dramatic as Venus slams into hard aspects with disruptive Uranus and Pluto. Buried emotions can rise to the surface with passion and intensity. Maintaining a steady course can be challenging under such volatile conditions. Yet breakthroughs in relationships are also possible if you remain calm and flexible enough to weather the storms.

This occurs on August 15, which is the same day hot Mars joins cool Saturn in your sign. Ideally, this pair provides a sense of purpose that acts as an anchor in these tumultuous times. But it can also represent a sense of limits, oppression or boredom that could provoke you to act impulsively. Your need for novelty might overcome caution, leading you to a wildly exciting experience.