There's definitely headline news this month in the love department, but you might not exactly enjoy hearing about it. On July 25, Venus, your ruling planet, will turn retrograde in your hidden 12th house. Until July 31, you may grapple with whether or not you should continue a secret love affair. If the person you are pining away for continues to make you feel rejected, or insists on hiding your relationship, it might be a red flag that you're in a toxic situation. The problem is that you may have convinced yourself that this is all you deserve. Now, it'll be your task to rewrite that negative script in your head and realize that you are worth so much more.
Alternatively, your social life might be an area you work on heavily this month. Initially, you might feel as if you've got plenty of enjoyable opportunity with friends and in group situations. Once Venus slows down to a crawl however, it's possible that you will begin to realize that there is a wrinkle in your social life you can no longer avoid. After July 31, Venus will retrograde into your 11th House of Friends and Groups. You might need to re-evaluate a situation between you and a pal where you're considering going from friends to lovers. Take things slow!
Finally, if you're dating someone special, you might realize at the Full Moon on July 31 that your feelings run deeper than you anticipated. You might take a romance to a new, more intimate level. Again, with the planet of love traveling retrograde until September 6 you'll want to take things slow.