August 2012 Sagittarius Love Horoscope

Get serious

August comes roaring in with the Sun in fiery Leo, a risk-taking sign like your own. A favorable solar aspect to your enthusiastic ruling planet Jupiter increases optimism on August 2. This occurs while amorous Venus is in playful Gemini and your 7th House of Partners, which is likely to keep you occupied with interesting people. There's definitely a flirtatious side to this transit, making it easy to play and tease without getting too serious.

However, that changes on August 7 when sweet Venus shifts into cuddly and protective Cancer and your 8th House of Intimacy. This could feel like crossing a threshold, as it's time to take relationships more seriously. If you're dealing with a needy person, you might feel smothered, which is not your idea of fun. Yet this can start a several week period when you're going to need to give up some freedom to get the closeness you want. Showing your vulnerability is a way to invite this kind of intimacy.

The loud Leo New Moon on August 17 lights a fire of adventurousness that you're able to handle maturely thanks to its favorable alignment to a responsible Mars-Saturn conjunction.

Responsibilities may become weightier on August 23, when the Sun enters practical Virgo and your 10th House of Public Obligations. Taking care of business and demonstrating your competence may not sound sexy, but it can put you in a very favorable light. Just avoid overextending yourself on August 24, when idealistic Neptune comes into the picture, requiring a bit of self-control to ride its romantic waves without getting lost at sea.