Your July Love Horoscope Just Got Interesting

July is a special month for love. Bookended by full moons on the first and last days of the month, these heart-opening events will make it impossible to ignore your real feelings. In fact, Independence Day will end up feeling rather ironic, since this cosmic coupling makes us crave passion and close proximity to another soul. Embrace these feelings as the sun beams through cozy Cancer until the 22nd — a great time for cuddling in the hammock (or under the AC unit). Then, Venus turns retrograde from July 25 to September 6 — an event that happens every other year. This can scramble signals between lovers or, for singles, may bring back feelings for an old flame. For everything else the planets have in store for your love life this month, read on. You’re going to want to be prepared.

This Negative Space Nail Art Is Genius

A bold, graphic mani is a fun way to flash your rebellious streak. (C’mon, you’re a badass, Cancer.) And, while the tutorial above shows how to get in on the cut-and-paste action, your tenacious mind (and thrifty nature) will allow you to attack the project like a pro. Bonus: The black-and-white is an instant conversation starter to help bring your inner crab out of her shell. Click play above to learn how to create this complicated-looking, yet surprisingly easy, nail art.

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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Maki Sakamoto; Set design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Video Director Liam Le Guillou; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Hua for Q Model Management; Model wearing Milly top and Tuleste rings.