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.

Scorpio Love Forecast

The heart wants what it wants, Scorpio — and yours is thumping on a loudspeaker as July heats up. Maybe the object of your affections isn’t what others would consider the best match for you, but you just can’t get enough. Stop worrying about the peanut gallery’s feedback, and follow your bliss. With the Cancer sun lighting up your global ninth house until the 22nd, you could meet someone while traveling — or get hot and heavy with a vacationer rolling through your hometown. The end of the month may find you having feelings for someone in the friend zone, but don’t take too many risks with this as Venus will be retrograde from July 25 to September 6. Unless you’re sure you want to go there, it’s probably best to stay in your lane and leave the goodwill unscathed.

Coupled Scorpios, this is the month to head off on that adventurous vacay, be it lounging at a luxe beach resort or caravanning to summer festivals. With Venus and lucky Jupiter teamed up from the 1st to the 18th, power-couple fantasies could come to life. Don’t turn your nose up at the Silicon Valley types. Working together with your sweetie is another possibility. Who knows? The kitchen table of your one bedroom could turn into the desk of your co-created cottage industry. The full moon on the 31st will definitely make cohabitation a hot topic. If you already live together, the month’s end is a good time to co-host a party. With Venus in your social-networking house from July 18 to 31, you’ll enjoy socializing as a couple more than ever.

Your beauty forecast: Free-Spirited Color
To get the look, apply a bright-yellow eyeliner along your upper lashline, flicking the line up at the outer corner for a statement cat-eye. Coat lashes with mascara. Then, using a large powder brush, swirl a hot-pink powder blush over the apples of your cheeks, building the color for vibrance. Finish with nude lipstick to ground the look.

To get the nails,
start by applying basecoat or a two-in-one nail color that contains one. Next, apply white nail polish to all your nails and let dry. Cut two thin slices of Scotch tape. Place one piece of tape at the top of your nail so it creates a diagonal line across your nail. Place the second piece of tape across the first to create a diagonal line in the opposite direction. In the triangular-shaped area you’ve sectioned off, paint the nail a light-blue shade and let dry. Then, peel off the second piece of tape you applied, and paint the uncovered area dark blue. Once this is dry, peel off all the tape; finish with a topcoat for tri-color tips.

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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 Alexandria M for Red; Mode
l wearing Longchamp dress and Meadowlark earrings.