Get ready for a serious month when it comes to love. If you're dating someone, on July 15, you might feel as if your sweetheart is trying harder to control you than to love you. What you might notice is that you want to make the most of social opportunities while your sweetheart is trying hard to keep you all to him or herself. Perhaps your lover doesn't gel with your group of friends and if that's the case, it's up to you to figure out a healthy way to separate the two. There is no reason why you should be in a position to choose one over the other. If your partner is making you feel that you absolutely must choose then it might be a glaring indicator that this is not exactly the love of a lifetime. Instead, it might be a very unhealthy romance.
The love lessons continue on July 18 when Venus enters your sign. She will not have much strength because on July 25, she'll turn retrograde. As a result, you might notice that you're worrying more about how you look, how lovable you are and whether or not what you have to offer someone is good enough. Fortunately, the Universe wants you to succeed and as a result she'll give you an amazing opportunity to dig deep and figure out where all of these insecurities came from. Between July 31 and September 6, Venus will retrograde in your hidden 12th house. It'll be an ideal time to talk to a therapist about any difficulties you have with self-worth and relationships. You'll be glad you did.