Each month, we’re spilling what (and who) will be going down in your love life. Read on as Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology, gives it to you straight.
Better crank up the A.C. because things are about to get hot in August. A full moon on the 9th is connected with Pluto, the planet of intensity and passion, bringing out your sensual side. With it, you’ll feel a desire to share your deepest secrets and fears with your S.O.—provided they push the right buttons first, of course.
Toward the third week in August, Mars shifts into a fire sign, creating a hot, steamy vibe. And yeah, you know what to do with that. In between all that boots-knocking, you’ll have a serious craving to pamper yourself. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little self-love.
Here’s what else is in store for you this month.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
It’s go time, Aries, so get out and play. If you’re single, don’t turn down an invitation to girls night or a party—that’s where you’ll meet someone new and exciting to entertain you between the sheets. If you’re in a relationship, make sure you’re making time to do you, as well as your S.O. Taking space for yourself will translate to some serious heat for the two of you when you come back home. Make sure you get out at some point on the weekend of the 14th—your energy will draw people in, whether you’ve known them for years or just a few minutes.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
The universe has plenty of slow, sensual s*x in your future, Taurus. So take your time and let things unfold in the bedroom. You won’t regret moving at a sloth’s pace. Your lover needs you more than usual this month, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Talk to them about what’s on their mind, and offer to help out where you can. Those good vibes will come back to you and then some. If you’re single, take it slow with someone new. Going out for dinner or sharing a glass of wine over dessert will help open up lines of communication and set a foundation for your future. Being able to get to know each other on a deeper emotional level now will make s*xcapades to come that much better.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Venus, the planet of love, sensuality, and luxury is in your sign this month. So, yeah, you’re going to have a good time in bed. If you’re single, the universe says you’re pretty likely to hook up with someone who stimulates your body and mind this month, and they’re going to be right in front of you. Next time you’re out with your girls, put your phone away and look up. Someone interesting could be trying to catch your eye. In a relationship? Communication vibes are strong for you and your S.O. in July, so don’t be afraid to slip a little dirty talk into the mix. And bonus points if you have a good after-s*x chat, too. Those little verbal connections can do more for your bond than you’d think.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Rip off your clothes and dive into bed, Cancer, because this month you are seriously feeling yourself (as you should). You’re going to love every curve, nook, and cranny of your body, and that self-confidence isn’t going to go unnoticed by your lover. You’ll find yourself thinking of a past flame at some point in July, but don’t let longing for what was mess up what is or could be. Mars, the planet of energy, action, and desire, is in your sign this month, giving you the strength to speak up about what you want in bed. And, if someone doesn’t make you feel as good as you should (a.k.a. utterly amazing), they’re not going to last long. Someone new and charming may enter your orbit this month. You’ll be curious, but take your time to decide if they may be your next great romance or just fun for now.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
Mars, the planet of desire, is moving into your sign on the 20th, giving you super-charged s*xual energy. Couple that with a new moon in your sign and you’re going to be in hot pursuit of some action. You call the shots in your relationship—and in bed—this month, and your partner is going to seriously dig it. Single Leos are going to draw people in like a magnet. Not only will people crave your presence, you’ll feel more confident than ever. And that adds up to some serious pleasure when the lights go out.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Mercury, your ruling planet, is going into your sign at the end of the month and putting on the brakes, giving you a sense of direction. Is that person warming your bed just a hookup or is there potential for something more? The full moon on the 8th and 9th is perfect for fun and romance, so make time for date night this weekend. Something as seemingly simple as going to a concert can set off sparks in the bedroom. If you’re single, you’ll want to step out somewhere where you can meet somebody. Just a heads up, though: You could meet a potential new lover at work or through a co-worker, so don’t say no to a happy hour invite.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
You’ve been feeling a little stressed lately about your work-life balance, but the universe wants you to figure it out in July. Making little tweaks to your schedule can free up some of that anxiety about spending enough time with your lover, creating a more carefree vibe in your relationship and s*x life. Your S.O. might be a little cranky this month, so mix things up by taking a trip, even if it’s just a short one. This will remind you both of the intense passion you had when you first got together. Single? You may meet someone at a spot you’ve never been before. The universe is giving you a clear sign: If you want a hookup, try a new place.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
You’ve got a serious craving for romance this month, Scorpio, and the universe hears you. You’ll have plenty of time to get up close and personal with your S.O., creating a sense of intimacy and depth that you’re ready for. By the third week in July, you’ll feel extra steamy—don’t let that go to waste. If you’re single and ready for something, work your inner seductress this month—you won’t be disappointed with the results. BTW: A friend may turn out to be something more in July. Just make sure it’s a path you want to go down before you do anything serious.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
If you’re ready to have a new bedroom buddy, the universe is ready to provide it. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet someone new, and you’ll develop an easy vibe with a newbie who crosses your path. Suggest grabbing a cup of iced coffee or hanging out in the park. That could lead to something much, much more. The new moon in Leo on the 23rd creates an inspiring vibe for you, so use your creative spark to whip out new s*x positions or try a little outdoor s*x. Thinking outside the box will pay off big.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
The full moon on the 8th and 9th is in your sign, Capricorn, which shines a light on your future. You’ll suddenly be able to see where you’re headed with that new hookup and where you want it to go. Your s*xy energy will attract a new admirer this month. It’s up to you to decide if you actually want to pursue it. If not, let them down easy. They can’t help but be drawn to you. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll want to make communication better between you and your S.O. So talk about what is and isn’t working for you in the bedroom. The sun moves into Leo the third week of the month, creating a strong s*xual energy for you. Make time to slip between the sheets with your partner—you’ll both be feeling the vibe you’re putting out.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
You want to have fun, Aquarius. And this month you’re going to. Dating without drama is crucial to being able to build on a relationship whether it’s new or old. Don’t be afraid to cut someone loose if they don’t play by your rules. Mars shifts into Leo on July 20, reflecting s*xy energy back at you. Do you want this person or that person? And which new s*x position should you and your S.O. try out next? You have plenty of choices.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
All that effort you’ve been putting into your s*x life is finally paying off, Pisces. According to the universe, this is your time to embrace love and passion and just own it. If you’re in a relationship, long talks and hanging at home will lead to more than just Netflix and chilling. Who knew staying at your place for the night could be so s*xy? For single Pisces, going to a friend’s place opens up a strong possibility that you won’t leave alone. Don’t turn down any house party invites if you’re interested in a new hookup.