Lovescope for August 12, 2012

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Impulsive acts will lead to meaningless affairs. You have to pick your partner based on brain, not brawn alone if you want to find true love. Mental challenges will bring you closer to a long-lasting relationship. Friendship must come first.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Go after what you want. Be progressive and take charge of your desires. You need someone in your life who is as aggressive as you in order to keep your relationship balanced and moving along at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. Sharing and caring should be your goal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll attract plenty of attention, making it difficult for you to decide who might be the best choice. Keep your options open, offering honesty regarding your plan to take your time when it comes to picking a permanent partner. Sneaking around won't end well.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You'll be attracted to someone from a different background or with a unique lifestyle. Make sure that your intent is not to change whomever you fall for in order to fit him or her into your world. Compromise will be required if you want to make a go of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your vast interests and activities will lead to some interesting encounters. Love at first sight is possible, but be leery that what you see and what you end up with may not be the same. Refrain from moving too fast or you may have trouble deterring someone's advances.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Participating in an event of a serious nature will lead to an interesting encounter with someone baring the qualities you want in a long-term partnership. Don't be shy, take the initiative and show your interest. Don't let baggage from a past relationship stand in your way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid anyone who pursues you aggressively. Inappropriate behavior must not be tolerated. Jealousy is likely to play a role in how someone treats you. Let it be a sign of things to come. Hold out for a partner offering respect, affection and loyalty.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Actions speak louder than words. An original way of approaching someone who interests you will capture attention and bring you closer to finding out whether there is enough common ground to move forward with a one-on-one relationship. Don't rule out a long-distance romance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your changing attitude and adventuresome lifestyle will attract someone just as eager to take a leap of faith before seeing how much you have in common. Have fun but stay within your budget. You don't want to send the wrong message to someone more interested in your financial situation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't be impulsive when it comes to love. Don't jump at the chance to be with someone for the wrong reason. The person best suited to you isn't likely to be blatant. Look for the reserved, practical individual waiting for you to take notice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It's time to take action when it comes to love. Size up the potential partners in your life and make a choice. Sharing your life and your expenses with someone who thinks like you will lead to a long-term commitment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Recognizing what you need in a personal partnership will be half the battle. The person who makes your life simpler and is just as interested in unusual and unique lifestyles will fit into your future nicely. Look around you -- that person is waiting for you to make a move.

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