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Love horoscopes: Aug. 5 – Aug. 11

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

Summer romance

Love is so simple when the Sun is traveling through the zodiac sign of the lion. The only thing you'll want to do is to stretch out and lie down next to your sweetheart. There are no complications, no intrigues, and best of all -- no drama. It’s all about living in the moment. It’s why this time of year has always been associated with romance. And like the hot days of summer, things can burn furiously in the moment and then suddenly cool, so enjoy the fun while it lasts and don’t worry so much about tomorrow because "tomorrow," as Scarlett O’Hara once said, “is another day.”

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Summer romance

Love is so simple when the Sun is traveling through the zodiac sign of the lion. The only thing you'll want to do is to stretch out and lie down next to your sweetheart. There are no complications, no intrigues, and best of all — no drama. It's all about living in the moment. It's why this time of year has always been associated with romance. And like the hot days of summer, things can burn furiously in the moment and then suddenly cool, so enjoy the fun while it lasts and don't worry so much about tomorrow because "tomorrow," as Scarlett O'Hara once said, “is another day.”

aries

ARIES (March 20 – April 18)

The new moon in Leo on Tuesday will put you in a lighthearted mood. It's been a long time since you felt this playful and loved ones will respond right away. This is the perfect time to do something recreational as a couple, or if you have a family, to do things as a group. Whether you're going to baseball games, swim meets or putting together dinner, you'll find that everyone's schedules magically coordinate. It's a rare opportunity to catch up with the people who matter most.

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TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)

You'll get a taste of what it's like to live life as a Leo when the new moon occults in the terms of Venus on Tuesday. Suddenly, people will be gravitating to you — eager to bask in the radiance and energy that you give off. This is wonderful for grabbing the attention of every man you meet. It's not so wonderful if those men are attached to wives and girlfriends. If you don't want to draw ire and fire, then you might want to think about dialing it down near the weekend.


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GEMINI (May 20 – June 19)

You won't be happy to discover that an ex is saying some rather unflattering things about you. This is strange because you were under the impression that you had parted on good terms and you even thought of him as a friend. In any case, you will want to avoid responding to anything he says — especially between the 8th and the 12th. Whatever his reasons for badmouthing you, it's clear that he's not in a good place and that's a place you want to avoid going near.

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CANCER (June 20 – July 21)

People get weird when they're experiencing feelings of attraction. Sometimes they get mushy and sometimes they grow resentful. You will want to be careful about the type of energy you'll be attracting this week as Jupiter moves into opposition to Pluto on Wednesday. If the guy you're seeing starts to get critical, then this would be a good time to call it quits. However, if the guy you're seeing becomes putty in your hands, then you'll want to handle him with care because he doesn't give his heart away to just anyone.


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LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21)

You thought you were popular before? Well, the new moon in Leo on Tuesday will make you even more charismatic. This energy will be with you for the next four weeks, so now's the time to snag that eligible bachelor or tell that guy you are seeing to put a ring on it. Keep in mind that the new moon also creates a blind spot when it comes to "friends." False friends tell you what you want to hear; true friends tell you the things you need to hear.

virgo

VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21)

You're a fantastic person to be with but you're not so easy to please. Part of it stems from being born under the most critical sign of the zodiac, but the issues run deeper. As a Virgo, you pride yourself on self-sufficiency. You don't like to be beholden to anyone and prefer to take care of things yourself. This is great in most cases, but not in the bedroom. Ease up on that list of dos and don'ts this week and lose yourself in the moment. He might surprise you.


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LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21)

You could find yourself in an awkward position on Tuesday and Wednesday when you realize that you're suddenly not into that guy you've been pursuing. This happens all the time when you romanticize things. Something always gets lost in translation from the ideal to the real, and now that you see him up close (warts and all), you will want to beat a hasty retreat. Stay the course and see what happens when Venus enters Libra on the 16th. Chances are, he'll regain his appeal by then.

scorpio

SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20)

It is not every day when someone sweeps you off your feet, but it could happen on Aug. 7. The stars point to a larger than life personality. He could hail from another state (or country) and he may come from a totally different background. Your defenses will be up because this has all the signs of a fly-by-night romance, but don't be surprised if he stays awhile. You are a Scorpio after all and it wouldn't be the first time that someone has re-arranged his life for you.


sagittarius

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20)

How is it that the names can change but the personalities remain the same? It's called a pattern and it looks like you're on the verge of repeating one. You don't have to be stuck in a loop as long as you remember that you can change the script. This may require you to toss a few fish back into the sea, but that's better than making excuses for someone who doesn't merit them. Get into the swing of saying "no" and you'll discover some reasons for saying "yes."

capricorn

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)

People understand you better than you think. And what they understand is that you need a lot of love and reassurance now. It isn't easy having Pluto — named after the Roman god of the Underworld — traveling through your sign. Pluto brings up feelings of mortality, loss and vulnerability. These aren't exactly uppers. If anything, they're conversation stoppers. Nevertheless you are surrounded by people who get what you're going through, so don't make it harder by burying your feelings. Be upfront and you'll find that there's plenty of support and nurturing to go around.


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AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)

You're going to feel like you're wearing your heart on your sleeve as long as the Sun is in Leo. This is bound to make you soft and mushy and overly sentimental. On one hand, it could be argued that this is good for you, but in truth, it is not. Telling an Aquarian to be more emotional is like telling a Pisces to be more logical. It just doesn't compute. Thankfully this is only a phase and it will pass when the Sun changes zodiac signs on the 22nd.

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PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)

The proverb "one cannot love and be wise" will be brought home on Wednesday when Jupiter opposes Pluto. The Jupiter side of the equation urges you to fight for the soul of the saint buried inside the sinner while the Pluto half says what's bred in the bone will out in the flesh, and you can't change someone who's damaged goods. This is something we watch Lindsay Lohan go through every six months. It isn't easy to tell when you've crossed the line from supporter to enabler, but you're getting close.

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