Your July Love Horoscope Just Got Interesting

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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.

Libra Love Forecast

Goal time! This July, you’re thinking ahead and wondering what the long-term holds for your love life. What’s the point of investing all that time and energy if it’s not going to bring a solid ROI? Keep your search light on for someone who can go the distance, Libra. You might find ‘em in the suit-and-tie crowd or through a work function. (Yes, business and pleasure can mix if you’re careful not to blur the wrong lines. The boss or an as-yet-unsigned account manager, for example, might not be your best bet.) With lucky Jupiter and Venus connecting in your tech sector until the 18th, online dating could bring some truly promising prospects, too. Post some new pics to your dating profile, and see who bites.

If you’re in a relationship, July could bring the possibility of a business collaboration with your S.O. Although it might seem overly formal, consider writing up a document that spells out your respective roles and responsibilities. Clarity can blast away lovers’ quarrels. On the 31st, a full moon in Aquarius lights up your fifth house of true love and fertility. This could be the day that you put a ring on it or get baby-making plans underway. But, Venus will be retrograde from July 25 to September 6, which could stir up some old fears about being trapped with the wrong person. Keep a levelheaded friend on speed dial to talk you through the anxiety and bring you back to reality. You don’t want to let a good one slip away.

Your beauty forecast: Pretty Pastels
To get the look, sweep a nude blush directly under your cheekbones to sculpt the face. Over the top of your cheekbones, dust a pale-pink-toned highlighting powder that’ll catch the light. Then, line your lips in matching pink lipliner and top with shimmery pink lipstick.

To get the nails,
start by applying a protective basecoat and let dry. Next, paint a pastel-blue polish that’ll pop against your pale-pink lips. Finish with topcoat for a smooth, ripple-free surface.

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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; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Nadia for ONE; Model wearing
Maison Kitsune dress, & Other Stories ring, Miansai ring and Joyiia earrings.