Summer is in full swing, and trust me: Your love life is about to heat up this July, too. With some major planetary shifts ahead, the general vibe is, to quote Kourtney Kardashian, "just living life."
Venus, the planet that rules over love, is going retrograde on the 22nd, which happens about every 18 months. And this time, she’s going retrograde in fiery Leo. ICYDK, Leo season also officially starts on the 21st, so there is some major celebratory energy in the air, says Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology based in Atlanta.
“The huge theme this summer is to embrace having fun and joy,” says Page. “Leo is about following our hearts and is also the sign of the king and the queen. The energy is very... ‘Where's the champagne?’”
Some other astrological happenings to note: There will be a powerful full moon on July 3, emphasizing the need to find a balance between work and play. On the 17th, the new moon in Cancer encourages everyone to indulge in a little self-care, and of course, Leo season ends the month with a regal roar.
Basically, you can expect an action and romance-packed July! Ahead, Page shares her monthly sex horoscope predictions for each zodiac sign:
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
In a relationship: Venus, the planet of love, is bringing some fun, sexy energy this month. Any staleness in your relationship will be flying out the window as you embrace the inside jokes, fun date nights, and intimate convos that brought you together in the first place. This is a great time to splurge a little on a memorable experience for you and bae, whether that's a weekend away in a sentimental spot or just a fun night out at the arcade embracing your inner child!
Single: Love and romance are in the air for you, single Aries! Venus is bringing joyful energy to your month, pulling you toward the best parties, club openings, and other swanky events around town. While you’re out and about, don’t be surprised if someone catches your attention. The planets are aligned for romantic risks, so get out there, and don’t be afraid to give out your number. Then, when Venus goes retrograde on the 22nd, spend some time analyzing what you want. This is a perfect time to make a pros/cons list of your love interests and decide who fits into your future.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
In a Relationship: Things are about to get deep, Taurus, but in a good way. It's always fun to dissect the Succession finale with your S.O., but this month is all about really getting to know your partner better and having super-meaningful conversations. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is encouraging you to step outside your comfort zone and open up even more to your partner. Be brave and vulnerable!
Single: Pack your bags, single Taurus. It’s time to go on an adventure, as the full moon in Capricorn on the 3rd enhances your desire for knowledge and exploration. Literal adventures are great, but you could also embark on a more metaphorical trip that will expand your worldview. Maybe you sign up for a new class, or visit a thought-provoking exhibit at the museum. Whatever it is, this new knowledge is key when it comes to your sense of self and your relationship dreams. While you're expanding your horizons, put yourself out there and meet some interesting people. As Venus goes retrograde on the 22nd, it’s important to be honest with any potential partners about your truest wants and desires in relationships. Keep your heart and mind open!
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
In a relationship: This month is all about communication for you, Gemini, which isn’t unusual for the chatterbox of the zodiac. But the full moon on the 3rd brings an emphasis on talking things through with your partner. It’s possible things have been moving in hyper-speed for the two of you lately, but try to hash out any disagreements you might have swept under the rug recently. Be sure to approach these talks with love, though, because Mars, the planet that rules over action, is in fiery Leo, potentially leading to harsher-than-desired delivery. As the month progresses, you’ll find common ground and equilibrium in your partnership. Plus, all of these deep chats will bring you closer than ever!
Single: Single Gemini, the full moon is sparking a journey of self-discovery! Use this month to think big about all areas of your life, but especially your love life. Venus, the planet that rules over love, goes retrograde in fiery Leo on the 22nd, opening up channels for clear communication between you and any potential love interests. The stars are pointing to a fun and flirty summer with lots of opportunities to meet people, even where you least expect it, like on your Dunkin’ run. Keep your eyes, mind, and heart open.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
In a relationship: Cancer, are you being honest about your needs? If not, the full moon on the 3rd is the perfect time to set some healthy boundaries (like, can your partner *please* stop leaving trash in your car?). Figuring out these guidelines with your S.O. is crucial because this month, you’re focused on building your future. As your relationship deepens and important matters, like sharing finances, come into play, it’s necessary to be crystal clear about what you expect from your partner. Don’t worry, though: The general energy of the month supports love and self-assuredness for you and bae, so it’s likely these conversations will go better than you expect.
Single: The full moon in Capricorn on the 3rd brings emphasis to the part of your chart dealing with partnerships. What does this mean, exactly? Well, you're meeting a lot of people that might interest you this month. Share your desires and relationship goals with any potential partners to make sure you’re not wasting your time with someone who's simply not a good fit. Your level of self-awareness will be irresistible to the right person.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
In a relationship: Happy birthday, Leo lovebird. Venus, the planet that rules over love, enters your sign on the 7th, making this month even sweeter for you. You may find yourself feeling more romantic than usual, and with all this romantic energy in the air, you definitely have your partner’s attention. Feel free to splurge on a fun new restaurant or couples getaway this month. Mars, the planet of action, is also in Leo for the first 10 days of July, adding extra fuel to your fire. You are radiating confidence, and your partner loves how it looks on you. Get out and celebrate your love this month, Leo!
Single: Attention, single Leos: It’s time to shine bright like a diamond! It’s your birthday month, and you’re ready to step out in that brand-new Barbiecore bikini and show the world how confident, happy, and healthy you are. Plus, Venus moves into your sign on the 7th, making you feel more magnetic than ever. Don’t be surprised if you start attracting major attention and some jaws drop in the process, especially with the strong full moon energy on the first weekend of the month. The options for dates, should you seek them, are plentiful.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
In a relationship: It's a good month to be in love, Virgo. The new moon in Cancer brings a sweet energy of renewal and affirmation within your partnership. Allow yourself to be taken care of during this time, but also all month long. You don’t always have to be the caretaker! When Venus, the planet that rules over love, goes retrograde in Leo toward the end of the month, take this as an invitation to get deeper into your relationship. Combined with Mars, the planet of action, in your sign, this points to an important moment to bond with and appreciate your boo. Consider taking some romantic time away to foster this energy even further.
Single: Buckle up, single Virgo, because the full moon in Capricorn is highlighting dating and romance in your life. The stars are pointing to an adventurous summer of love! While you might be focused on everything you need to get done at work, this energy urges you to enjoy life to the fullest. Take that four-day weekend around July 4th to work on a fun home improvement project, or plan a day trip to the beach. You might just find an interesting person hidden somewhere you wouldn’t ordinarily look.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
In a relationship: As important as it is to be romantically and sexually connected to your partner, a solid friendship makes all the difference. As the full moon in Capricorn spotlights your home and family life, this is a beautiful month to spend some QT with your boo and focus on the friendship aspect of your relationship. What commonalities brought you together in the first place? Whether it’s your love of breweries or pop punk, reconnect to those activities and each other. This month is all about rekindling the flame between you so that you can have a fiery second half of the year!
Single: This is a great time to pump the breaks, single Libra, and appreciate all the good in your life. The full moon is lighting up your house of all things home and family, reminding you to enjoy where you are in life at this moment. Slow down, practice yoga, and find joy in the present. As the old expression goes, you bloom where you’re planted. Taking this time off from the dating scene to align with your true desires is essential for all the love that’s about to come your way later this year!
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
In a relationship: This month, it's time for you and bae to step out in style like the dynamic duo you are. With Venus, the planet that rules over love, going retrograde in fiery Leo, you're feeling the desire for a little attention. But before you let the spotlight linger on just you, make sure you bring your partner in, too. This can be a great time to build your dynamic as a pair and show up like real bosses, Jay-Z and Beyoncé-style. The expansive energy of Jupiter is allowing the two of you to grow emotionally and in your social circle this month. Enjoy the limelight while it lasts!
Single: Prepare for an adventurous summer, single Scorpio! The full moon in Capricorn is highlighting communication for you, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself scrolling through your contact list of old situationships and exes. Instead of repeating the past, though, look to greener pastures this month. Can’t get enough of the flirty banter with that guy you always seem to run into near your office? Ask him for his digits. Love all of the interesting info that a random college friend has been posting on IG? Send them a DM! Connections and unexpected sparks surround you; you just have to take a little initiative.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
In a relationship: An important part of a relationship is showing up enthusiastically for your person. With Venus, the planet that rules over love, spending time in fiery Leo this month, now is a great time to be a real cheerleader for bae. If they’ve got something going on, make it a celebration. Even finishing a small work deadline can be celebrated with champagne. Shaking things up with a light-hearted date night or even a quick trip away will do wonders for your bond this month.
Single: With Venus going retrograde in fellow fire sign Leo, it's time to expand your horizons this month, Sagittarius. Venus is pushing you to go after what truly makes you happy. Have confidence, even if you haven't found the love of your life just yet... they’re out there, promise! Given your adventurous spirit, though, it’s possible the love of your life is not waiting next door. The best thing you can do right now is follow your intuition and see where you end up, whether that’s a new coffee shop or a new country. You might be surprised by who you meet.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
In a relationship: As the full moon in Capricorn lights up the sky on the 3rd, your relationship will take center stage this month. All of those little things you notice about your partner? Yeah, those are on the forefront of your mind. While this can also drudge up those annoying habits (does your partner even remember you have a dishwasher?), this is also a great time for reflection. What's working, and what isn't? With the new moon on the 17th in your house of partnerships, this energy is only intensified as you’re asked to take an honest look at whether you and boo share the same goals and vision for the future. Hmmm...
Single: It’s a contemplative month for you, single Capricorn. With the full moon in your sign and the spotlight on all things you, it can be natural to ponder the future. When the new moon in Cancer arrives on the 17th, it puts even more emphasis on your partnerships. You may find yourself making a list of what you’re looking for in a romantic partner or really analyzing your current roster. The good news, though, is that Venus, the planet of love, is in your house of intimacy, making way for plenty of steamy encounters, should you seek them.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
In a relationship: This month is all about give and take for you, Aquarius. Venus is in fiery Leo, the planet that rules over love, meaning your relationship is taking center stage. If you’ve found yourself acting rigid and nitpicky within your relationship, see where you might be able to soften up a bit. Flexibility and understanding are key to any healthy relationship!
Single: The Universe is sending you some pretty interesting options this month, Aquarius. It seems like possibilities for connection are falling right into your lap. When Venus, the planet of love, goes retrograde at the end of the month in your house of partnerships, there is potential for an old flame to return. But before you grab your fire extinguisher, see if the circumstances are any different this time around. It could be worth giving things another shot? Basically, stay open-minded and receptive to all the love that comes your way—anything could happen.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
In a relationship: Pisces, get ready for a month filled with romance and adventures. The new moon in Cancer ignites your house of dating, romance, and fun, creating a beautiful flow of energy between you and your partner. Embrace the joys of summer and allow yourselves to truly enjoy each other's company with sunset picnics, ice cream dates, and romantic strolls galore. When the sun moves into Leo, the shift will serve as a gentle reminder to balance your personal responsibilities and self-care within your relationship. Take a moment to tackle your to-do lists and make sure each of you is taking care of yourselves, as well as each other!
Single: Keep your eyes open at the Fourth of July BBQ, Pisces, because your friend group is full of opportunities for connection this summer. The Universe isn’t necessarily telling you to get it on with your bestie, but maybe, a friend of a friend you've met once or twice will catch your eye. With the new moon in your house of romance and dating, the stars are asking you to put yourself out there and take a risk, whether it’s with someone you’ve been crushing on forever or a new connection!
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.
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