Throughout 2018, the stars have been asking us to find ways to slow down. Self-care, boundaries and mindfulness are themes that are influencing all signs of the zodiac.
How does that impact your love life this summer, now that things are heating up? This season can become an important time for creating deeper connections, in and out of the dating game.
Whether you are looking for love this summer or have already found it, the stars are highlighting self-awareness, honesty and compassion across all relationships—including the one you have with yourself.
We have seven planets (most of our solar system!) in retrograde periods at various times throughout the season. Every planet highlights a different part of ourselves and retrogrades are potent times for inner reflection.
Watch out for communication breakdowns and misunderstandings with Mercury retrograde from July 26 to August 19, and mixed messages and lagging energy with Mars retrograde from June 26 to August 27.
Lucky Jupiter goes direct on July 10, helping us all to open up and find some fresh energy for the rest of the season. Meanwhile Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto—the deep thinkers—are retrograde into September and beyond, offering tremendous personal growth.
Some signs may even decide to hold off on romance altogether in favour of some self-discovery. No matter what your options are, channel the wisdom of RuPaul: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”
Remember that astrology helps us to see what’s possible, but you get to choose what happens next.
Read on for your summer romance horoscope for 2018.
Summer Love for Aries
Summer Love for Taurus
Summer Love for Gemini
Summer Love for Cancer
Summer Love for Leo
Summer Love for Virgo
Summer Love for Libra
Summer Love for Scorpio
Summer Love for Sagittarius
Summer Love for Capricorn
Summer Love for Aquarius
Summer Love for Pisces