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August 2017 Monthly Love Horoscope


Is your love life need of a little a bit of va va voom? Do you have lots of friends, but nobody really special? Or maybe you’re already in a relationship but feel it’s lacking in passion and excitement. In short, are you desperate for some good, old-fashioned romance?

If so, this month’s Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on 7th August and Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on 21st August could help you put into effect some important behavioral changes that will bring you more satisfaction in love.

What Do Eclipses Mean?

They may well have a reputation for being somewhat scary, but in reality Eclipses are nothing more than mega New and Full Moons.

In the same way that New Moons are associated with new beginnings, their big brothers, Solar Eclipses, mark the start of important new phases in our lives. Conversely, Lunar Eclipses tend to coincide with significant culmination points or endings, similarly to Full Moons but on a much grander scale.

Whereas the ancients took a fateful view of the changes traditionally observed to be associated with Eclipses, these days we’re more tuned into their positive effects and how to use them creatively.

We understand the benefits of letting go of the old under the influence of a Lunar Eclipse, in order to take full advantage of the new opportunities offered by a Solar Eclipse. And this August, with a Lunar Eclipse and a Solar Eclipse occurring sequentially in the same month, there’s a great opportunity to do just that!

Using This Month’s Eclipses to Your Personal Advantage

If you believe in freewill, you can try to use this month’s two Eclipses to your personal advantage rather than just waiting (like the ancients did) to see what destiny brings.

With this month’s Lunar Eclipse falling in Aquarius and the Solar Eclipse two weeks later in Leo, the focus is on moving away from detached, egalitarian and strictly non-possessive relationships as symbolized by Aquarius in favor of a more dramatically romantic and self-expressive approach to love, associated with Aquarius’s opposite sign, Leo.

If you want more passion in your life, here are a few ideas to try out this month in your relationship with the object of your desire:

* Spend less time hanging out together in a big group, and organize more one-on-one tete-a-tetes, preferably in as romantic as possible a setting. Friendship and romance often don’t tend to mix well.

* Rather than being constantly available, play harder to get. Inspiring a little jealousy in your chosen one is a great ploy for igniting the flame of love in their heart.

* Be prepared to play the drama queen card from time to time. Staying cool, calm and collected, whatever the provocation, sets you up for getting taken for granted and abused. You have to prove you have some passion running in your veins, if you want someone to show any passion for you.

* Focus less on being a good team player in your relationship and more on being the ‘star of the show’. If you want your partner to worship you as somebody special, you have to start acting the part!

* Whether you’re single or part of a couple, the same principle applies: Let your light shine brightly, be yourself, and show you’re proud of it. The more you put yourself out there, the more of you there is for others to fall in love with and adore.

To find the days when Eclipses hit off specific planets in your birth chart, check out your PERSONAL LOVE CALENDAR. Just look for the heading Eclipse Alert!.

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