July opens with romantic Venus in bold Leo and your 7th House of Partners. This is favorable for attracting an expressive person as well as appearing more dramatic and outgoing to others. Of course, if you're in a complicated relationship, this can provoke some emotional theatrics that aren't necessarily comfortable. You generally like people to be reasonable and to let intelligence tone down runaway feelings.
Still, it's healthy to let go of your restraints at times and to allow your heart to overcome your head. While this might prove embarrassing in some situations, it can do more to enliven a current alliance or lead to a new one than by keeping your cool.
This pattern continues when the Sun enters Leo on July 22. In fact, this can raise the heat of passion even higher. You might feel like others are behaving arrogantly or acting like children, and it's clear that you won't tolerate anyone trying dominate you. But if you're with a person who is playful, then you are likely to be amused, rather than turned off, by their antics. Engaging in creative activities together is a great way to tap into this powerful Leo force for having fun and being more romantic.
Yet on July 22, Venus is also leaving this sign and entering discreet Virgo and your 8th House of Intimacy. The negative side is that you can become more critical and criticized, yet the positive is to take a more pragmatic approach to partnerships that can help to heal relationship problems.
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