There's something especially magical about summer that lends itself to heightened desires, more vivid fantasies, and nonstop romance. The long days full of sultry sunshine and warm, starry nights certainly don't hurt, but you can also thank the astrological hosts of the season: sentimental water sign Cancer, driven fire sign Leo, and thoughtful earth sign Virgo. Each of these sun sign's seasons sets a tone that's undoubtedly conducive to fireworks. But that's far from the whole story.
Here's what's in store for you as far as sexy adventures and summer love, according to astrology. Keep reading for the astrological highlights of the season, as well as the summer sex and love horoscope for your zodiac sign.
Summer 2022 Love and Sex Astrology Highlights
While the sun dependably moves through those three signs every summer, the meetups between planets change from year to year, and in 2022, everyone can look forward to a few especially steamy highlights:
- June 28: On the same day as a new moon in caregiving Cancer, romantic Venus in Gemini forms a sweet sextile to Jupiter, the planet of luck, in Aries. This sets an optimistic, social, sexy tone that's perfect for hitting it off with a new flame or having a memorable time between the sheets.
- July 12 (PT) to July 13 (ET): The planet of love, Venus, in curious Gemini forms a harmonizing trine to serious Saturn in forward-thinking Aquarius, promoting serious heart-to-hearts and commitment.
- July 31: The sun in charismatic Leo will form a sweet trine to abundance-bringing Jupiter in dynamic Aries, boosting confidence, luck, and, quite possibly, passion.
- Aug. 7: Romantic Venus in Cancer will form a lovely trine to Neptune, the planet of dreams, in Pisces. This will amplify your imagination as well as your ability to throw on rose-colored glasses and get swept away by a whimsical fantasy.
- Aug. 18: Venus moving through confident Leo will form a sweet trine to Jupiter in playful Aries, making for one of the luckiest, steamiest days of the year for love.
- Sept. 16: Venus in detail-oriented Virgo squares off against Mars in scattered Gemini, which could cause blowups in an already stressful romantic situation — but it can also lend itself to wildly, wonderfully explosive sex in more harmonious relationships.
- Sept. 19 (PT) to Sept. 20 (ET): Sweet, relationship-ruling Venus in Virgo forms a happy trine to revolutionary, rebellious Uranus in Taurus, spurring surprises, breakthroughs, and a desire to strike out against convention in love.
Summer 2022 Love and Sex Horoscopes For Every Zodiac Sign
Here's what each sign can expect during these hottest — in more ways than one! — months. (Be sure to read the summer sex and love horoscope for your rising sign, too.)
Aries (March 20-April 19)
With lucky Jupiter moving through your sign for the summer, you have extra oomph to make whatever you've been wishing for come true. July 31 is an especially exciting day, thanks to the sun in your fifth house of romance forming a harmonious trine to Jupiter, amplifying your ability to express — and get after — exactly what you want from either a situationship or serious relationship.
And on Aug. 18, romantic Venus in your fifth house syncs with Jupiter. This is one of the most fortunate astrological transits in general, and because it's hitting your romance zone, it's one of your most opportune moments of the year for coming across as your most gorgeous, sparkling, dynamic self — as well as attracting and connecting with someone who'll rock your world.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Spending time with friends this summer could lead to a dreamy, romantic opportunity, especially on Aug. 7, when romantic Venus in your third house of communication forms a sweet trine to spiritual Neptune in your 11th house of friendship. Letting go of the practical and talking about your daydreams and desires should have your imagination running wild, potentially inspiring you to kick off a whole new chapter in your love life.
And though you're a creature of habit, you can anticipate a burning desire to shake things up in your love and sex life on Sept. 19-20 when the planet of love (and your ruler), Venus, in your fifth house of romance forms a sweet trine to rebellious Uranus in your sign. This moment could give way to an eye-opening breakthrough about what you want out of a current or future relationship. Or you might even get a bit more creative with how you go about fulfilling your desires in the bedroom.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Lucky you, Gemini. Venus, the planet of love, moves through your sign from June 22 to July 17, amplifying your charisma and charm. And on June 28, the same day as the new moon, Venus forms a lovely sextile to Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, in your 11th house of long-term wishes. You'll probably have your pick of parties, date-night invites, or off-the-charts pleasurable moments with an SO, so do your best to get super clear on what you want in order to make the most of the moment.
And on July 13, Venus in your sign forms a harmonizing trine to commitment-loving Saturn in your ninth house of adventure. You could be ready to have a major conversation with someone special about possibly planning your first long-distance trip together — or taking another thrilling leap of faith as a pair.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Not only do you get to enjoy your sun-sign season from June 21 to July 22, but Venus, the planet of love, will also be in your sign from July 17 to Aug. 11, boosting your inner and outer radiance. Whatever you want out of your sex and love life should feel like it's within closer reach over the course of these few weeks.
And on Aug. 7, Venus will form a sweet trine to spiritual Neptune in your ninth house of adventure, encouraging you to let go of a prescribed game plan and see where your intuition leads. You could throw caution to the wind and end up meeting someone mind-blowing or having an incredibly romantic experience with your SO. The moment's all about letting your heart lead the way — something you'll have no problem with at all.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your ruler, the sun, bumps up your already abundant confidence by moving through your sign from July 22 to Aug. 22, and then, Venus will be there from Aug. 11 to Sept. 4. During this time, you'll be even more charismatic than usual and conscious of your image, which could have you thinking about the love story you want to pursue — and project.
And on Aug. 18, Venus in your sign forms a harmonious trine to lucky Jupiter in your ninth house of adventure and higher learning, inspiring you to get out of your comfort zone for the sake of your romantic ideals. If you're single, maybe it's time to swipe right on someone who's not your usual type or jet off on a revenge travel trip where you could meet someone who can actually teach you a thing or two. If you're attached, prioritizing horizon-broadening experiences with your SO — in and out of the bedroom — can be a game changer.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
While you might not intentionally seek out the spotlight — since you're likely focusing on tending to your daily routine and being of service to others — your sun-sign season can't help but have you emanating Jennifer Lopez-level glam vibes. All eyes may be on you, Virgo, especially from Sept. 5 to 29, when Venus moves through your sign, elevating your charm as well as your focus on beauty and pleasure.
From Sept. 18-19, Venus in your sign forms a sweet trine to shocking Uranus in your ninth house of adventure, which could inspire you to try something completely out of character in the best possible way. You could be up for the usual date night, meet someone from out of town, or decide to take a road trip to a sexy vacation spot that you and your SO have always wanted to check out but never had the opportunity to visit. Letting go of all the details and seeing where the moment takes you could be as thrilling as it is deeply fulfilling.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22)
Leo season — and the sun's trip through your 11th house of friendship from July 22 to Aug. 22 — is probably your favorite part of the whole summer, Libra. That's in part thanks to the fact that you can't help but feel like you're living in "The Great Gatsby" with the sheer number of parties and social gatherings that fill your calendar. But one-on-one relationships are highlighted, too — especially on July 31, when the confident sun forms a happy trine to lucky Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership. This meetup can translate to fortune and abundance in an existing relationship — or perhaps one that's soon-to-be official.
On Aug. 18, Venus in your 11th house of friendship will also harmonize with Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership, so any sexy connection you made — possibly through friends — or the new chapter you kicked off with your SO could become even more intoxicating and satisfying.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
On June 28 — the same day as the new moon — romantic Venus will be moving through your eighth house of sexual intimacy, forming a positive sextile to Jupiter, the planet of luck, in your sixth house of well-being. You could find that expressing your sexual desires and making a more regular habit of tending to your needs in the bedroom actually has you feeling more centered, calm, and connected to yourself and whomever you're sharing breathtakingly steamy moments with.
Aug. 7 is another super-sexy highlight of the summer for you, Scorpio, because pleasure-bringing Venus will be in your ninth house of adventure, forming a sweet trine to dreamy Neptune in your fifth house of romance. You'll be craving the opportunity to play in the deep end of spirituality, emotion, and imagination — possibly diving into a creative project or simply taking steps to realize a long-held fantasy alongside someone who makes your heart race.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
During Leo season — from July 22 to Aug. 22 — the sun moves through your ninth house of adventure, which is the house Sag rules, making this an especially stimulating time of year for you. With the sun shining big, bold, and bright and the days long and full of possibility, you're ready to take flight in so many ways, including in your love life. While Venus moves through the same zone from Aug. 11 to Sept. 4, you can't help but be inundated with chances to grow, learn, and get out of your comfort zone — especially alongside a new match or long-term love.
On Aug. 18, Venus forms a harmonizing trine to abundance-spurring Jupiter in your fifth house of romance, cranking up the intensity of your fantasies, flirtation, and daydreams. You're pretty much always up for taking a chance on something your heart's set on, but now, you're thoroughly fired up — and you have every reason to believe that your wildly romantic hopes are going to work out exactly as you envisioned.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Cancer season (June 21-July 22) always throws the spotlight (or should we say sunlight?) on your seventh house of partnership, while Leo season (July 22-Aug. 22) brings your focus to your emotional bonds. But this year, you'll want to shake things up for the sake of romance and excitement. On Aug. 7, sweet Venus in your seventh house of partnership forms a happy trine to dreamy Neptune in your third house of communication, and you could be more ready than ever to let your imagination run wild — and then make a point to share your vision and turn it into a reality with someone who's very much on your level.
And from Sept. 18-19, Venus in your ninth house of adventure forms a positive trine to rebellious Uranus in your fifth house of romance, inspiring you to break free of pragmatic thinking and to embrace the unknown. Following your gut can set you up for a thrilling, memorable experience with your sweetheart or a potential match.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You're generally a fan of working alongside a team of friends or group of colleagues, but while romantic Venus moves through your seventh house of partnership from Aug. 11 to Sept. 4, pretty much nothing will beat sharing time with someone special one on one. If you are in a relationship and have been aiming for shared goals with your SO, this period can make it easier to cross the finish line. If you're single, it's possible you could meet someone with whom you truly see eye to eye.
On Aug. 18, in particular, when Venus forms a harmonizing trine to lucky Jupiter in your third house of communication, you'll be ready to say exactly what you need from a partner — current or future. If you're unattached, revising your app profile to be super direct can be especially empowering now. And if you're in an LTR, it's a beautiful time to set aside time to talk about your hopes and dreams for the future.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Not only will the vitality-bringing sun be in your fifth house of romance from June 21 to July 22, but sweet Venus is also there from July 17 to Aug. 11, amplifying lighthearted, spontaneous, heartfelt energy in your life. You'll want to pursue your desires more readily and openly now. If you've been in a situation that's not checking all the boxes, you could be empowered to take a stand — or simply accept that it's time to move on. Attracting what you deserve also should be easier now.
On Aug. 7, when Venus in your fifth house forms a harmonious trine to mystical Neptune in your sign, you could be swept up in vivid, colorful dreams about your love life. Tuning into and noting whatever it is you're envisioning — not to mention feeling so viscerally — can actually help you get clear on the relationships you do and don't have time for, spiritually and energetically. Let this be your guiding light moving forward.