July 2020 horoscopes: Doing it all for love

With all the stress and intensity of the last few months, it makes sense that we’d seek love and connection to both soothe and stimulate us. Read on to find out what your love life has in store for you in July.


June 21st - July 22nd

Though you’re a water sign, you can definitely get fired up when pushed. This month, you’re feeling a renewed drive to get what you want and need, and you’re going for it—which is good. You may be recovering from getting a little lost in your feels last month, but now things are back on track with fresh focus. Just remember to take things in stride even when your love life doesn’t immediately manifest what you’ve been wanting.


July 23rd - August 22nd

Your love life may be picking up, and you are likely to be sharing long, fiery nights with your love interest this month. But your confidence may be tested later in the month. Remember that it’s just a brief downswing in self-confidence, not a reflection of your actual awesomeness, and you don’t need to compensate to make sure love interests perceive your magnificence. They perceive it.


August 23rd - September 22nd

This month, your love life may be intertwined with your social life in a way that’s new for you. When you’re among friends, you may suddenly become aware that some of them are hidden admirers. There may be someone there that you’ve had your eye on, too. But if there isn’t, don’t freak out. Life is teaching you flexibility. Remember that you can’t control every little thing—especially who’s attracted to you—though you can, and should, set boundaries if anything makes you uncomfortable.


September 23rd - October 22nd

Some intense new truths will come to the surface for you this month. The good news is, if anything in your love life has been out of line (like your opinion about a certain someone, perhaps), then this month will likely bring events that will help you correct it. Though this may put your usually chill, harmonious vibes to the test, keep in mind that you are not obligated to please other people. If purging a toxic love interest from your life is what you need, then that’s okay.


October 23rd - November 21st

As an intensely loyal and committed creature, you don’t get super excited about sudden change. But this could be a time of unexpected ups and downs (as well as rights and lefts) in your love life. Though that’s potentially nerve-wracking to anticipate, what’s important to remember during this time is that you don’t have control over anybody but yourself. This is a time to take in new information based on what you’re experiencing, and to work on new solutions that are aligned with your freshly emerging needs.


November 22nd - December 21st

Passions may be running high in your love life this month. You’ll be feeling a physical fire burning inside of you, and you’ll be looking for a lover who can match that blaze. But are materialistic concerns in the back of your mind during long passionate nights with your fling? It could be that on a deeper level, you need a lover who’s working on their hustle as much as you are right now, and who is just as interested in getting ahead. By the end of the month, you should have more clarity on how this needs to look for you.


December 22nd - January 19th

We know we’ve been saying it for a while, but dang, your love life really is going through a process of transformation. Whether it means homing in on your relationship needs, your sexual needs, or exactly who you’re attracted to, you’re being honest with yourself about every bit of it. For that reason, your love life is anything but shallow right now. But prepare yourself for the fact that this level of honesty might bring up some unforeseen conflicts with love interests, especially late in the month. The good news is, you’re figuring out what you need and taking ownership of the work to be done to get it, and that will manifest the partnership you’re truly looking for.


January 20th - February 18th

Though you are feeling the romance this month, you may also be feeling extra self-aware (and perhaps misunderstood) in a way that you haven’t felt in a while. This could put a damper on your confidence. Though you don’t often trust others without having a long history of friendship first, think about opening up a little bit and revealing some of your heart this month. It could be that you will find that you’re not as alien as you think you are, and you may even find a love interest who can really get you.


February 19th - March 20th

This month may feel emotionally intense for you, and you may feel like you’d rather be alone than engage with love interests. But you have been working hard towards achieving your long-term goals, and if a relationship is one of them, think about how you can bring yourself into alignment in that area this month. Your drive to work hard at creating the reality you want may be just what you need to overcome your funk and get out on the dating scene. Just remember that most good things take work—especially a fulfilling love life.


March 21st - April 19th

Your love life is taking a curious turn right now. A new love interest may be bringing a very different perspective on things to the table, challenging your more fiery attitudes about things. Though being challenged is probably a good thing, the difference in your general opinions could be creating a dynamic that, though stimulating, is also a bit cooling when it comes to getting a potential relationship off the ground. Though that may be frustrating, it could actually help you clarify what you’re looking for in love.


April 20th - May 20th

You may be feeling brand new needs (particularly sexual needs) awakening this month, and that’s causing you to branch out in your love life like never before. Even though you’ve always thought of yourself as fairly simple, your needs may actually be more complex than you’d realized. Can you find someone who can fulfill your desire for cautious practicality, passionate sexual expression, and novel experiences? This month should show you if your current love interest will be able to deliver or not.


May 21st - June 20th

This month, you may get to enjoy flirtation in your love life after a recent bout of confusion and heaviness. It’s good to feel simple, lighthearted attraction again. You may find that a super sweet, sentimental type is drawn to you this month. But later in the month, you may notice your ambitious side taking center stage. Alongside your pursuit of simple romance, you also want to get ahead in life, and you may be keeping an eye out for a lover who’s as driven as you. Just make sure that you’re as honest and forthright as you can be about your true needs while you pursue your desires.


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