Venus enters Leo on July 12th. Relationships, money, self-esteem and values will be pumped up with expectation and the desire for uninhibited expression. This transit can be fun, indulgent, demanding and dramatic.
Venus in Leo wants the perpetual love affair. The spotlight is always on, and the heady feeling of "most amazing ____ EVER" is strong. This transit will hi-light potentials for you to feel adored or ignored. Creativity will be heightened, along with childlike enthusiasm. And temper tantrums. Confidence can increase, but so can the sense that others have what you want, or are somehow blocking your light. Venus can be quite competitive in this sign.
But Venus in Leo is about more than diva dramatics. Leo is the sign of pride. Venus is the Queen here- only the best are allowed to get close. Only top-notch goodies (the ones that make you look like a thoroughbred) are purchased. There is no settling, no second best, no compromise.
To get the most from this transit, consider what you have that makes you special. Hint: it will be in the Leo area of your chart. Everyone has something that sparkles. A talent, or flare for doing something. This is a brief transit, but Venus can help you develop that thing. Venus can also draw your attention to where you're being under-appreciated, or where you've been shut down, restricted, denied. Where you've been offering yourself at bargain basement prices (or giving yourself away) when you should be charging what you're worth. Venus in Leo dusts you with sparkles, and sometimes that's all that's needed to distract you from the punishing issue that's been draining your life force. Could you use a break? Venus in Leo wants you to celebrate, because you can.
You deserve it.
Her first aspect (on June 12th) will be a square to Juno in Scorpio, at 0 degrees. Juno's deadly serious commitment will conflict with Venus' "look at me" smile. This square suggests a relationship-disrupting flirtation Or, a struggle to claim your light in the depths of merging with a partner. What's the value of your fidelity? Does commitment drown your fire?
Here are the other aspects Venus in Leo will make:
- July 16th: conjunct Mercury, 5 deg
- July 16th: inconjunct Pallas Rx in Pisces, 5 deg
- July 17th: square Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, 6 deg
- July 20th: trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, 10 deg
- July 21st: inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces, 11 deg
- July 22nd: inconjunct Pisces South Node, 13 deg
- July 24th: inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn, 15 deg
- August 1st: trine Uranus Rx in Aries, 24 deg
- August 1st: inconjunct Chiron Rx in Pisces, 24 deg
- August 5th: Virgo ingress