Venus in Leo squares Saturn Rx in Scorpio (at 28 deg) from July 7th to 14th. This is not a fun aspect, because Saturn square Venus (in any sign) is limits on what you want. And for Venus in Leo, what you want is recognition/attention/adoration. This aspect can mean that you're being ignored, or you have to struggle to prove that you've got what it takes. How important is that validation? Then again, maybe someone is need of a humbling reality check. This is Saturn Rx, so there's an issue that's being revisited. Maybe it's an appropriate reminder, or maybe it's a major diss. One thing's for certain; when Saturn steps up, you need to step back. Doesn't matter if you feel this is blatantly unfair. Saturn square Venus will put a temporary clamp on what's desired. You don't have to give up, but you do have to lower your head and attend to the work. Anytime there's Saturn, there's work. Something to focus on, polish up, refine, fortify. Saturn in Scorpio doesn't care how amazing Venus in Leo looks. All Saturn cares about is the substance. What's going on underneath?
If you have anything from 26 to 28 degrees of the Fixed signs, you'll feel this. And take special note, because it's going to happen again on August 5th (at 28 degrees) but this time Saturn will be direct and Venus will be Rx (Mercury and Jupiter in Leo will also be part of the package). I've written a future post on this, but for now, know that 28 degrees of the Fixed signs is in the Saturn squeeze box. Why? Well, that all depends on your chart. But it has something to do with challenges to what you want, or what you feel entitled to. Maybe you need to work for it. Or maybe you're not really entitled to it. Or maybe you need to step up in the face of negativity and shine, no matter how much shade is thrown your way. Saturn squares aren't tossed out randomly. They are there to drive a point home, and encourage maturity.
Venus in Leo reveals her darker edge, and her commitment, when she faces down Saturn. Her gold becomes fortified with veins of steel, as Saturn in Scorpio shows her exactly what she needs to do to prove her worth.
What will you do in the shadow of Saturn in Scorpio?
Note that this aspect is exact one day before the Cancer New Moon. What's limited could be part of what drives the New Moon's explosive energy.