Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for August 20
Sarah Bartlett, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
When the sun moves into Virgo, we begin to sense the change from the end of summer to the beginning of autumn, well, at least in the northern hemisphere anyway. This is a time when we start to recharge our batteries after lazy summer days, or hot nights.
Thanks to this Virgoan sun, the clarity of our perception is more focussed, we can read between a few lines and we can edit our love script to fit the way we want to relate. So take this time to write down to yourself what you want for the next few months, and then work towards getting what you truly want.
This week, if you could have just one beautiful flash forward of how things will be, or just one word from someone, you’d be content forever. So right now, nurture your own desires and start to take responsibility for the choices you have made, whether good or bad. Let go of the past, don’t look back, and then you can start to walk free from regrets.
You now have the confidence to speak your mind, and to ask for what you truly need. This is the chance to think positively about your own self, take love seriously and pull out the stops to achieve your heart’s desire. ‘Enlightenment’ in its purest essence, is the art of seeing into the nature of one’s own being. You are about to see through the window to your own soul’s desire.
There’s a distinct feeling of aloof detachment around you at the moment. Recently, you’ve been fearful of rejection and had to play the ‘free spirited, careless little old me’ game. Luckily, with a rational approach to your moods and a whimsical approach to love and life, you begin to see that someone special is actually in agreement with you.
Whether you want to make it clear that you fancy someone, or just to clear the air with the one you love, it’s time to do the very thing that you aren’t that keen on doing: speaking up. So welcome and embrace the unpredictable. Know that being honest won’t send someone away. In fact, they are there for you, so trust in their integrity.
As usual, you’re in the middle of making a difficult decision. In fact, you’re in the mood to get away for a while to get some ‘space.’ It’s hard to commit yourself to something which a few months ago might have been easy. The planets are encouraging you to see love from a new angle. Time to reflect on it a little.
Thanks to the planetary line-up there’s a renewed sense of being true yourself. At last the light breaks through. Because, in a way, you know if you aren’t true to yourself, then how can you be true to anyone else? So make it clear who you are and what you want, and do so with all your heart.
So why are you letting someone manipulate you or get away with thinking they’re right? I’m not saying a partner or lover is emphatically wrong and you’re right. I’m not saying ‘rebel’, but I am saying stand up and fight for your cause. Please look at what you’re giving up to keep the peace. It’s time to stand up for you.
Committed love is important to you, so now is your chance to explain the situation. With hand on heart and a sudden flurry of romantic indulgence, you realise that your independence is sacred too. Soon, you will know the way forward for real, mutual understanding if attached, and if single, the chance to honour your true needs.
New ideas and interesting romance are enticing. But please think carefully before replacing the devil you know for a newer model. Let your partner or current lover enjoy a little battle of wills, and the mental arrows flying between you will be tipped not only with love’s gold, but the power of Eros.
You’re being slightly led astray by all your friends’ opinions. Could it be you’ve lost touch with your instincts? Relax. If you were sure enough to start something (whether a love affair, new beginning, an ending or parting of the ways) then be sure enough to get on with it. Then those who think they know best, will remember next time to think twice before opening their mouths.
You’re deeply uncertain about whether to make a promise to someone or not. You feel you deserve only what you get, and as that’s not very much right now, it confirms you’re opinion that you’re worth very little. But with the gradual changing influence of the planets, you realise the only promise you need to make, is to please yourself first.
We admire, love and nurture our friends, lovers or partners. Often, we import these kind of people into our lives because we believe these qualities to be lacking in ourselves. For example, at the moment you can’t get enough of romantic admirers. However, this week, if you look carefully, you will see the romantic protagonist and the admirer are one and the same. In fact they are both you.
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