July Horoscope: Summer of Love

July’s horoscopes for all of the astrological signs: Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus

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Alice Munro; Photo by Polaris

Cancer of the Month: Alice Munro uses her sign’s legendary intuition to mine the depths of human emotion. Unsurprisingly, Cancers are a writerly lot; Ernest Hemingway and George Sand were also born under this sign.

CANCER, June 21–July 22

Jupiter (one of the most desirable planets) enters into your sign on June 25, ushering in a year of growth and new opportunities—especially in terms of romance. But don’t settle for the first agreeable fellow who comes along: for the next 12 months, as your self-confidence skyrockets, so should your standards.

LEO, July 23–Aug. 22

Office dramatics are at an all-time high, but in your off-hours, romance takes centre stage. Don’t let an unexpected exit throw you; someone new and exciting is about to walk through the door.

VIRGO, Aug. 23–Sept. 22

Buy a new bathing suit and cash in all those unused vacation days; you need to go off-duty to fall head over heels. You’re about to find someone who has your deepest interests at heart.

LIBRA, Sept. 23–Oct. 22

Your love life has been hot and cold this year, but things are about to get steamy—especially if you go against type. One caveat: Keep things professional at work.

SCORPIO, Oct. 23–Nov. 21

Find romance on foreign shores this month. (Language barriers won’t be an issue.) The full moon on the 22nd helps you better know your own heart.

SAGITTARIUS, Nov. 22–Dec. 21

With assertive Mars in your partnership house, it’s time to take initiative. Already in a relationship? Tell him what you want. There may be moving boxes in your future.

CAPRICORN, Dec. 22–Jan. 19

Lucky contacts take your life in new directions—including a romance so intense you finally let down your guard. Enjoy being swept away, but wait until fall to commit.

AQUARIUS, Jan. 20–Feb. 18

A desire for deeper intimacy helps attract (or keep) someone who can handle your contradictory nature. It also helps you spot a player a mile away. Your sex appeal is off the charts right now, so put it to good use.

PISCES, Feb. 19–March 20

Your raging charisma means you cast a wide net, but you need help sorting the princes from the pretenders. Ask friends for advice and don’t let lust cloud your judgment.

ARIES, March 21–April 19

All of that reaching out is about to pay off: Your recently extended network teems with prospects. Let yourself get caught up in a whirlwind summer romance. You’ll like where it takes you.

TAURUS, April 20–May 20

Find love—or strengthen an existing bond—close to home. Living with your significant other? A clean house is important, but so is a creative sex life. Devote equal time to both.

GEMINI, May 21–June 20

The slow road (your least favourite route) will lead to true love, be it with an old friend or a new acquaintance. Plan a mini-break together after the 22nd.