Your August 2017 Love Horoscopes Are Here!
(March 21 to April 19)
If you feel like a fool who knows nothing about love, you can take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. Be careful, however, about going to your fellow perpetually single friends for relationship advice because they're in the same boat as you! Avoid a blind-leading-the-blind situation by getting some actual hands-on, "expert" advice on your current love scenario. That older cousin who's about to get married to her long-term boyfriend or your favorite teacher may be willing to share some age-old wisdom.
(April 20 to May 20)
Have you been in the are we or aren't we zone for what seems like forever? With 90% of that almost-relationship going well, it can seem too much of a risk to go the extra mile and see if you can take it up a notch. Be fearless this month, dear Taurus. This isn't a contest on who makes the first move or who has the last say. If your gut is telling you that there could be something really special going on and all it needs is some actual defining, be empowered enough to know the Universe has your back.
(May 21 to June 20)
When we're in the middle of an infatuation (or sometimes, unhealthy obsession—guilty parties, raise your hands), it can be tough to see the truth for what it really is. It's time to hit pause on the fairytale for now, Gemini, and shake yourself out of all this disillusion. You need a serious detox from those rose-colored glasses that have been painting the object of your affection all sorts of rainbow colors that just aren’t real. Tears may be involved, yes, but ultimately, you'll be better for it.
(June 21 to July 22)
Everyone has an opinion about your love life (or lack thereof). It's just the way things are, especially if you're surrounded by nosy, albeit well-meaning relatives, or coupled friends who are a little bit too eager to loop you into their circle. Whether your stance on relationships and/or being single is diametrically opposed to theirs, or whether you're starting to hate on others' unsolicited advice, let the people's judgments of you just slide off while you go ahead and just be your awesome self—whether you're in or out of love.
(July 23 to August 22)
The baggage needs to go, Leo. Whether you want to admit it or not, your heart is aching for a fresh new starr... and you're not going to get it if you've still got those text messages saved in your inbox six months post-breakup, or if you still stalk his Snaps and save Every. Single. One. Of. Them. Get a new lease on life and kick it off with some quality alone time. Resist the urge to divert your attentions to some hot new distraction. Give your heart a chance to reboot.
(August 23 to September 22)
There is so much more to your current relationship than the amount of screen time you spend with each other. The flirtatious and incessant texting can be addictive, the mentions you give each other on your IG stories can be sweet, but seriously, you both need to spend some shared time out in the actual world. Unless you're in an LDR, there is no excuse not to enjoy the many perks that an IRL relationship has to offer. Visit a museum (yes, really). Go for a picnic. The world is your oyster, go conquer it together.
(September 23 to October 22)
You've been building a whole lot of tense, pent-up energy trying to figure out what to do about your relationship situation and it’s not doing you any good. Whether you're caught in the middle of a huge argument with your significant other, or are battling whether or not to tell your crush that you belong together, you need to step outside of yourself before doing anything. Let your tension simmer down while you go for a run, attend a spin class, or do some yoga. Move. Breathe. Then take action.
(October 23 to November 21)
If you sit around and think too long about the what ifs of your love situation, you run the risk of being a prisoner of your own thoughts. The fear of rejection can easily lead you to overprotect yourself, sure. But if you pepper these fears with even more pressure by painting one, two, three, five hundred scenarios of what may happen, then you're never going to evolve and move forward. Almost always, real life isn't as bad as we think it'll be. And if you do feel let down, who says you can't pick yourself up after? You'll be fine.
(November 22 to December 21)
You're young, you're beautiful, you're in the prime of your life. Who says you have to zero in on The One right now? There is no need to take love too seriously. Instead, adopt a more exploratory outlook and think of meeting all sorts of people first. No need to pressure yourself to date or date exclusively. Expose yourself to different characters, walks of life, and personality and find yourself all the richer for it. Sure, there may be toads and there may be a Prince (or two). What matters is you have fun in the process.
(December 22 to January 19)
Is your significant other not living up to your standards lately? Are you about ready to buckle down and readjust those expectations? The stars are telling you to hold on and remember that those standards you have are there for a reason. Don't allow yourself to settle or sell yourself short, especially if your partner is being immature, unavailable or emotionally unsupportive. You can do better than that. Know that the love you're looking for may not be in this relationship, but it’s already there in your friends and fam.
(January 20 to February 18)
Congratulations on finding someone who has you 24/7 smitten! All is well in la la land and you couldn’t be more grateful for it. That is, until you come crashing down and reality hits. Maybe your family's complaining that you aren't spending enough time with them since you met your match. Maybe the grades have been slipping. Or maybe the girls are complaining that you've totally shifted to being a Boys Before Friends person. Recalibrate, dear. The other aspects of your life are begging for attention.
(February 19 to March 20)
The end of a relationship is always difficult to deal with... whether you know that eventually you're going to have to say goodbye to your longest relationship ever, or even if you know you need to stop crushing on someone because he's just made it public that he's had a girlfriend All. This. Time. Be brave, Pisces. And allow your eyes to reveal to you the truths about other people so that you can heal faster and rebuild yourself more easily. You are going to come out the winner amidst all the pain.