You may feel like you're out of the social loop during the first half of August. Even though the Sun in your 11th House of Groups can keep you occupied with friends through August 22, you may lack the personal attention that you want. That's because your ruler Venus is in the secretive 12th House of your chart until August 16.
This is the magnetic planet of love that could be hidden in the shadows, reducing the recognition likely to come your way. Perhaps you'll enjoy some private time alone or with a quiet individual who doesn't ask much of you. This is your chance to step back from relationships to reflect on your current situation and your future goals. Understanding why partnerships have fallen short of your expectations in the past will help you change patterns and increase your chances of success going forward.
You might even begin to feel the good vibes when lovely Venus enters Libra and your 1st House of Personality on August 16. This appealing transit puts you in a favorable light that makes others take notice. Your style and grace add joy to your present partnership or put you in a stronger position to find a new one. A key to success is to be able to please yourself. That's because being joyful and happy makes you irresistible to others.
However, Venus' tense aspects with provocative Pluto on August 24 and volatile Uranus on August 26 may stir unresolved emotions, arouse power struggles and ignite sudden changes of feelings and plans.