Just when you might feel ready to throw in the towel and give up on love altogether, a quiet but fierce strength within you will take over this month. Yes, Venus will still move retrograde in your true love sector forcing you to continue revising your approach to matters of the heart. It's true that you'll have to make a few real changes (some of them painful) in order to really experience the joy you deserve.
The difference this month however, is that your ruling planet, Mars, will enter your true love sector on August 8 -- for the first time in two years. That will be an enormous assist. It's kind of like having your own personal cosmic army of soldiers suiting up to help you fight a battle that you didn't quite believe you had the power to fight on your own. Mars in Leo, until September 24, will help you push past those fears connected to opening your heart, taking chances in love and going after what you really want to make you happy.
If you've felt like your sparkle has been dulled by this current Venus Retrograde and there's simply no hope in the romance department for you then take heart! The cavalry is coming to help move you out of that place of hopelessness and despair. Most of all, Mars will help you move forward instead of allowing Venus Retrograde to keep you dwelling on the past romantic disappointments. Yes, you will still need to resolve these issues. And it might be difficult at times. But you've got this. A New Moon in your romance sector on August 14 will help you begin planting seeds in an exciting new direction connected to your love life. Remember, the grass is not greener on the other side. It's greener where you decide to water it.