Venus' entrance into Leo today has upped the stakes regarding relationships, money, self-esteem and creativity. These areas are bigger and brighter. More to offer, more to lose. And you may be feeling Venus' approaching trine to Uranus (the liberator) at 7 degrees Aries (exact on September 13th). What a superb influence for anyone looking to perform, or show off what they've got. Uranus in courageous Aries adds a shot of "Who cares what anyone thinks" to Venus in Leo's love me/look at me vibe.
That's why, when Venus forms an awkward, touchy Yod the day before, I want you to keep this Venus/Uranus trine in mind. Because the Yod is going to test you.
Venus will form an inconjunct with Chiron in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn (at 6 degrees) on September 12th. This means the desire to be recognized/applauded/appreciated in any of the Venus ruled areas (love, money, self-esteem, art) will have to adjust to insecurities (Chiron) and power struggles/reasons why someone else has more clout than you (Pluto). It'll be tough. You'll be buzzing along, feeling the fabulous pull of Uranus. You'll be compelled to step up your game and throw caution to the winds. But you'll have to get past that Yod speed bump first. And really, that's all it is. Just a sticky moment where you'll have to relinquish a bit of what you want.
But the Yod is still there. A speed bump is meant to slow you down, so do not try to rush past it. Because you'll lose, big time. Remember, the higher you climb, the harder you fall. And Leo likes to aim high. So prepare yourself for some obstacles. Be generous and accommodating when dealing with other people's agendas, jealousies and insecurities. Apply the same generosity to your insecurities. If a project or relationship falters, move on. Embrace the electric inspiration and excitement of Uranus. Insecurities? They won't matter. Restrictions? Who cares, you'll have new ideas. Better ones. Power plays? Bah. You'll be above all that.
If you have planets between 0-7 degrees Leo, or 6-7 degrees Pisces, Aries or Capricorn, you'll feel these influences most strongly.