From August 8 through September 8, Venus is in one of her favorite signs, Libra, making late summer perfect for giving your love life a dose of freshness.
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Symbolizing the principle of attraction, it’s to Venus that astrologers look for all things related to love, romance and relationships. What you may not know is that Venus is happier in some signs more than others -– and when the Love Goddess herself is at her best, it’s much easier to find new love or improve your relationship.
Venus in Libra represents the principle of togetherness, and creates the right celestial climate to find new compromises in your closest relationships. This is a great time to focus on teamwork, too.
If you want something new from love –- a new partner or a new experience/commitment in an existing relationship, mark August 13 and 14 on your calendar. The intuitive Moon joins Venus then, which heightens the principle of attraction. Dress in pinks, whites or sky blue and wear your favorite jewellery if you want to get noticed. As it’s just after a new Moon, these two days are ideal for new romantic experiences and moving forward in relationships. If single and dating, these dates are perfect for a first date. Seafood restaurants are ideal, and roses or lilies the best flowers to show you care. If already loved up, start planning your next step together.
Venus’ companion is Mars, and together these two planets are known as the lovers. They meet only once a year, making the period from August 20 to 24 especially positive for romance and love. As it’s just before a full Moon, it’s also a great time to do a little love magic.
If you’re single, take time in that period to conduct a love ritual to attract a partner. Set up an altar in your space with images of happy, affectionate couples (either of people you know, or strangers). Include a pair of pink or red candles as well as some roses (the Libra flower) in the same color (the color of love). Light some incense and make a wish to the universe -- ideally written down -- and then ask out loud for what you want in a mate.
If you’re in a partnership, set up a similar altar, but include happy, affectionate photos of you and your partner. If you’ve taken a special trip or shared significant experiences, include mementoes of these times too. If you want more passion in your relationship, opt for red candles and roses. If you’re looking for more affection from your partner, use pink as your color. Light some incense and make a wish to the universe – again, ideally written down -- and then announce out loud your dreams for your current relationship.
In both cases, keep the altar up and energized (by lighting the candles or some incense each day) until after the full Moon on August 24.
Find your Sun sign below and discover how Venus in Libra can help you improve your love life.
Focus on togetherness. Seek input from others about dating and relationship plans. Compromise is your key to love success.
Make a daily effort to meet new people or spoil your partner. Little things make a big difference now.
Be creative –- sharing a laugh or two helps add to the attraction. Comedy or art events are ideal date settings.
De-clutter your living space. Ditch mementoes of the past. Create a love sanctuary in your bedroom with pairs of ornaments, pictures or pillows.
Tell your partner or your crush how you feel. Sweet words help open romantic doors. Speak up!
Show that someone special you value their talents. Support their interests. Avoid being self critical –- you have a lot to offer!
Adopt a new attitude and overhaul your appearance. A little extra effort with the way you look and talk to others ensures you get the right kind of attention.
Slow down and reconnect with your true desires. Keep dating and relationship developments private for now.
Head out in groups (with your partner and your friends) more often or by asking your friends advice. Set ups work well for singles.
Go public with your feelings. Work contacts can turn romantic. Spend less time in the office and more time with someone special.
Go on holiday, learn about foreign cultures or sign up for a course. Sharing your beliefs helps you connect deeply with like minded people.
Explore your dreams and desires around intimacy. Talking about your fears brings you closer. Be open about shared finances and always pay your own way.