Lovescope for August 13, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Affairs of the heart will be difficult. What you want and what you are able to achieve will not coincide. Uncertainty regarding a commitment issue will leave you at odds about how to move forward. Find a romantic way to buy time, but don't overreact or cause a fuss.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Social encounters will stir up emotions but won't necessarily end the way you want. Don't be afraid to try something new or to be accepting of someone who is different. Take your time and be patient if the person you are interested in is reluctant.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Impulse will get the better of you when it comes to love and romance. Your desire to move fast and have fun will make you blind to any defects or foreseeable problems should you choose someone based on chemistry alone. Self-deception and temptation will lead to trouble.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your intuition will help you avoid making a terrible mistake when it comes to love and romance. Listen to your inner voice, and back away from temptation. Avoid erratic, impulsive and obsessive partners prone to exaggeration and indulgent tendencies. An affair with someone who is involved already won't end well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll dazzle and mesmerize those you encounter. Your confidence and ability to take charge will make others gravitate to your side. You'll have plenty of choices and should enjoy the company of as many different potential partners as possible. Live in the moment, but be honest regarding your intentions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You'll encounter someone interesting if you participate in functions this week. Listen attentively and find out all you can. Don't let a little emotional baggage stop you from checking out the logistics of moving forward in an open and honest manner. Time is on your side.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll have plenty of options, but caution will be required to avoid ending up with a talker instead of a doer. An inability to make a commitment on your part or on the part of someone else should be an indicator to stop wasting time and move along.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You'll be torn between passion and practicality. Dig deep and look inward for wisdom. If you can't see longevity in a relationship that is tugging at your heartstrings and playing with your emotions, be smart and take a pass before you end up getting hurt.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It will be difficult to have clear vision or to give an honest assessment of who you are and what you are offering when it comes to the game of love. Don't rule out that this will also make you vulnerable to someone who will counter your every move deceptively.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep life simple and your relationships the same. Having a practical attitude when it comes to life and love will make you a viable option for someone respectful and willing to work hard to maintain balance. Run if you encounter an obsessive or excessive suitor.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Change is good, and your versatile approach to life and experimental desires will attract someone who is eager to join in the fun and live in the moment. Giving and receiving the freedom to express and to follow dreams will be essential to maintain a long-term relationship.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Give yourself time to get to know someone before you make a decision. Your tendency to mirror whoever you are with will make it difficult to know whether or not you are a match. Be honest about your likes and dislikes from the very beginning.

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