LOVE FORECAST, FEBRUARY 2008 TO FEBRUARY 2009
BY TIM STEPHENS
The love scene in '08 swells with portent and change. Ground
rules shift. Black becomes the sexiest color. Ballrooms and tuxedos return.
Courtship will grow more restrained and formal, intimacy more binding. Pluto,
the planet of sexual desire, and Jupiter, love's lucky friend, spend this time
in Capricorn, so amour will run in practical channels. Ambition, loyalty,
skepticism and protectiveness will win hearts. Young couples will wax serious
about the future. Many amorous conversations will include words like "mortgage"
and "career." On the dark side, we should guard against love situations that
smack of relentless ambition, scheming and greed, exploitation, and sexual
Earth and water signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer,
Scorpio, and Pisces - can find deep, life-altering love this year - in some
instances The Love of their life! But there's no rush - true love can enter
anytime in the next two decades.
Others - the fire and water signs - should seek love's delights,
but be satisfied with less than permanent bonds in '08. Sagittarius and Aquarius
would be wise to delay wedding plans until late 2009, while Leo and Gemini can
benefit from deep commitment (not necessarily to each other). These four - as
well as Aries and Libra - start 2008 with romantic prospects ranging from
friendly to fiery! All are primed for spring and autumn affairs.
One caution: this love guide is based on your Sun sign. If you know your Moon
and Rising signs, read those too. Remember, Goddess Love can strike anytime,
anywhere, no matter what your sign!
- (March 21-April 19)
2008 starts with a flurry of
calls and friendly meetings, but you could feel confused
about your social and romantic direction. You might even
temporarily abandon the desire for love (or chase the boss's
heart) as you pursue an ultra-lucky career scene. There's
nothing wrong with withdrawing this winter to mull things
By April your magnetism soars, and doubts dissolve. You
could happily chase someone sexy and mysterious from May to
November. May/June and August swell your heart with tender
romantic feelings, but you'd be wise to look for the
pitfalls. Autumn brings the exhilaration and challenge of
head-to-head love jousting. November is simple: sexy and
All year, step lightly on the romantic accelerator. If your
head swims with infatuation, you might scare your desired
prospect away. If you're social and friendly, you'll succeed
in love - especially in February 2009, when your popularity
soars and wishes come true!
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
For the next two
decades, your chances of finding your True Love soar
to a lifetime high! If you're already wed, the two
decades ahead will knit you more closely and happily
2008 kicks off this splendid "love era" with a streak
of amorous luck! If you're unattached, your sensual,
sexy desires will lead you unerringly to someone who
loves and nurtures your heart and mind. (He/she might
spontaneously hold your head in his/her hands.)
February to June and December into 2009 will emphasize
love's gentleness, long conversations and possible
wedding plans. July through November nudges you toward
deeper, more intimate explorations of love. Sexual
gratification, commitment, lifestyle choices,
mortgages and babies, will fill your days together.
But DON'T insist on setting up house before September
2009 - a long engagement is best!
You'll find love at social functions in March, and
everywhere this summer! An exciting person arrives
- (May 21-June 20)
If you're single, this
will be your sexiest year in a quarter-century! If
you're married, your libido expands powerfully.
Married or single, intimacy, loyalty, psychological
and emotional exploration, therapy/healing, and
lifestyle changes enter your love life in a big,
serious way. Pregnancy prospects absorb young couples.
Signing a mortgage for love's sake will swell your net
This can be a dangerous time for Gemini singles who
fall for an attractive married person, and for married
Geminis who stray. You'll get more than you bargained
for, along with emotional scars that could last for
Be profound and long-sighted this year and next. A
wedding is far better than "staying friends." Foreign
countries, schools and libraries are fertile hunting
grounds for love. Old flames weave in and out of 2008.
If you're uncertain who will best fill your heart's
future, wait until 2009 - that year brings love's
- (June 21-July 22)
2008 sets in motion a
two-decade chain of massive partnership events.
Excitement arrives! Dull compromise and dull ideas
(such as marrying for security) - these flee. Now to
2024, you're going to fall in love, and marry for
love, period. If you're already married, your mate
might become a bit stubborn, secretive and inscrutable
- but he/she will blossom if you "get romantic."
This year brings many exciting meetings, sometimes
with strangers. The slightest glance can sprout into a
meaningful, life-changing link. For some, life's
destined partner arrives. For others, 2008's romance
will exercise and renew your heart for future love,
rather than bring present stability. All year, you'll
feel blessed and calm if you steer toward deep,
meaningful intimacy. Don't accept casual physical
Your sexual magnetism will soar in March/April. May's
sweetly social and July's talkative, busy - someone's
attracted! October/November's newcomer could spark
your tender feelings with his/her graceful poise.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Former friends and old
flames (or thoughts of them) fill January/February,
May/June, October, and January/09. These links to the
past might contain the seeds of a new romantic life
for you. But chances are they're entering to complete
something, to finish up, and free you for the bright
new partnership and love prospects of 2009.
Still, don't reject romance! If you seek to bond with
others, whether you succeed or fail, you'll end
feeling satisfied and mellow - and you'll gain insight
into why some lovers have been evasive/deceptive with
you in the past. If you opt for a sulky independence,
you'll create a subtle dead-end.
Your sexual magnetism soars from May to August and
late November/December - an international note could
spell love! Be gentle May/June and October/November,
when you could be a bit hasty or pushy.
January/February 2009 starts 12 months of heightened,
intense relationships - you'll be lucky in love!
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Here comes a lucky
romantic year! It might not bring The One, for you
still face three years (until 2011) of adventurous,
exciting, dynamic, unpredictable and probably unstable
relationships. Still, you'll take two major steps
toward true love. First, past dissent and struggle in
home areas ends, freeing your heart to soar. Second, a
lucky attraction (March to May or September into early
2009) will make your heart stronger, more secure. This
could be intangible - the thrilling, healing
sensations of sweet love - or as concrete as buying a
house with your lover. (Real estate's lucky!)
If you're married, 2008 brings happiness and a
brighter home. Children charm; pregnancy is possible.
You might be sexually attracted to a higher-up this
February. In March/April a social contact intrigues
you with flirty mystery. In May/June, murky waters
tempt you: take care! Your sexual magnetism soars July
to September. January (09) brings beauty personified!
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You want to feel warm
and fuzzy, to snuggle intimately with your loved one.
A flirtatious, play-the-field approach won't interest
you in 2008, nor will it work. Seek deep, meaningful
romance with serious people. Be vulnerable - if you
feel swept away, or embarrassed, you're on the right
track! Old flames pop up everywhere.
Love might arise at someone's house, in a garden,
restaurant, home show, real estate office, etc.
February could bring a message from someone who has
spent a long time thinking about you. Your answer
could trigger a love that's swift, romantic - and
true! April brings exciting meetings, but you're so
otherwise engaged that you might shoo a suitor away.
May is very sexy, but take care. Someone who makes you
laugh May through August could also become a subtle,
disappointing dead-end. Your sensual magnetism surges
mid-August to October! January 2009 begins a year of
major love prospects!
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A flurry of meetings,
conversations and travel will give you many openings
with attractive people. You have two choices this
year: a stable, friendly, easy, casual and supportive
love - or a dynamic, exciting love affair, with few
prospects of stability or permanence. (Or choose both
- life wants you to try on many different people and
relationships, in preparation for the true love that
will flood your life from 2011 onward.)
A sexy co-worker distracts you in February. March
inspires your sweetest emotions, as you meet someone
truly worthy of being adored. You can talk a romantic
blue streak this month and April. Be gentle May/June;
your temper's a little raw. A former sex partner could
appear - so could someone whose mellow character
balances you very well.
Your social life explodes busily July/August. Your
sexual magnetism simmers October/November, attracting
someone good-looking and bouncy. January 09 begins a
year of domestic bliss.
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Life's easy, Sage! You
discard emotional shells now; you emerge to embrace
life's fresh goodness. Your new openness will draw
admirers and sensual opportunities.
You might discuss marriage this February - or you
might decide to break up. Either way, it's a fresh
start! If married, exercise diplomacy, now and in
July/August. Reject a tempting, verboten liaison
March/April, when your libido surges.
April to June brings sweet romantic feelings toward an
exciting, challenging person, perhaps from the past.
Your temper flies high July/August, but a mellow,
compassionate meeting of minds and hearts soothes you.
Flirty yet thoughtful new people, and an old flame,
easy-going and friendly, enter your social group in
October. Your sexual magnetism soars late November
through December. January/February 2009 begins a year
of light, friendly romance and travel.
All 2008 and 09, you'll be happier if you keep things
light rather than trying to tie a wedding knot.
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Love, its depth and
purity, always determines our successes and failures,
even in business. Remember this during 2008, a year of
huge change and new horizons in your life. Your sexual
and personal magnetism builds from February to June,
and again November onward - to 2024! Seek others out.
You'll be welcomed - even desired!
Spring triggers intense, heated relations, perhaps
with someone from the last few months of 2007. This
either is or isn't a viable mate - better decide. Your
romantic heart blossoms and your libido seriously hits
overdrive in May/June. Avoid extramarital attractions
(and STD-prone situations) all year. Keep sex light,
friendly and ethical - someone will support you in
this, with a loyalty that surprises and pleases you.
September brings love, but career demands interfere.
Someone you meet at October/November's social function
would make a good, sweet, sensual friend. Briefly
reassess your life in January/February 2009, as
someone pursues you!
Your charisma and
romantic courage remain high all February - it could
be time to take a chance on love, perhaps to contact
that old flame.
May and June bring relationship excitement - romantic
bliss can turn to love or anger, or both. Take stock:
would you really want to be with this person in twenty
or forty years? If not, have fun, but reject any
Your libido surges this summer. Many intimate moments
are possible with an attractive person. Sexual tension
simmers; a "harmless" conversation could lead to
something deeper. Don't cross social or marital
boundaries. If you're married, your mate might want to
change your lifestyle, or relocate: be cautious. By
September/October, travel and cultural plans arise -
say yes! Someone (an old flame?) might pursue you in
September/October. In February 2009, you burst into
happiness and start attracting serious attention.
All year, avoid committing to a permanent bond.
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
17 years of socializing,
fun and flirtation, of marriage wishes fulfilled,
starts right now! You might wed in 2008. You'll have
many love choices, but it's likely that a serious,
gentle person will win your heart. Because you're in a
transition stage between ambition and emotional
fulfillment, you might find your perfect playmate in a
work or career setting. Don't be in a rush - you have
many years ahead to find true love!
If you're married, love blossoms when you work
together on an educational, cultural or travel
Be patient in February, when domestic issues fire your
temper. From March to May passion - and a boost in
charisma - give you the courage to chase and land the
romance you want.
Your sweetest feelings swell in July - giddy, dizzy
passion could erupt! Don't let your sexual urges get
you in trouble August to October. Say yes to
November's tender offer.