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.

Sagittarius Love Forecast

Solo Sagittarius, you’re ready to open your heart to love this July. Until the 22nd, both the sun and passionate Mars will slink through your intimate and seductive eighth house. Your feelings will run incredibly deep, and you’ll be all about connecting to that one special person. Stay on soulmate patrol, because you could meet “the one” this month, especially near the new moon on the 15th. It’s anyone’s guess who will attract you, as a rainbow coalition of cuties will make you swoon. Keep an open mind and an open heart. When Venus turns retrograde from July 25 to September 6, be careful not to get too goal-oriented about your pursuit of a partner or the future of your relationship. Taking things moment by moment will keep you from spiraling out into fear or fantasy. Be here now: In July, the present moment is the sexiest of them all.

Already attached? You could kick up your commitment level to something quite serious. But, be mindful of your moods. Stormy spells could blow through, and you could do business with the green-eyed monster. Projecting fear and jealousy onto your partner is toxic, so find a levelheaded friend (or even a great counselor) who can let you vent freely and help you exorcise demons from your past. It all comes back to self-love, which is something you’re reminded of during the full moon on the 1st. And, with Venus in direct connection to your ruling planet, Jupiter, the first week of July, make sure you’re celebrating your own independence as much as you’re gunning for a relationship to work. Consciously partake in your own solo passions so that you can fall in love with your life, with or without a mate. That will keep you in your own center — and stave off any hints of clinging that might crop up under July’s emo star map. At the end of the month, as the sun beams into Leo and your jet-setting ninth house, a couple’s getaway could get spicy. Don’t forget to pack your good underwear when you head off for the festival circuit.

Your beauty forecast: Intense Color
To get the look, apply foundation with your fingers for a sheer finish before sweeping on a pale mauve blush. Next, draw a thin line of liquid eyeliner in bright cobalt blue along your upper lashline, winging the line out at the outer corner of your eye. Choose an equally bright pink lip gloss, and apply two coats for extra shine.

To get the nails,
apply a protective basecoat or a two-in-one nail color that contains one. Choose a bright-yellow nail polish to paint across all your tips, and finish with topcoat for chip-free color.

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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 Nadya for ONE; Model wearing Camilla and Marc coat.