Venus enters Libra on September 14th at 9:42 AM EDT. This is one of her home signs, so she is powerful here.
Libra is the sign of harmony, relationships and beauty, so some people mistakenly underestimate this combination. Social grace and relating are emphasized but many do not view these as strengths. And Venus in Libra can be co-dependent as she is primarily concerned with what the other wants. So there will be a lot of projection, flirting and “Whatever you want is fine with me.”
But this is not weak energy. Never forget that Libra is a Cardinal sign and Venus in Libra uses her charm and grace to skillfully and assertively appeal to others (without appearing to be assertive). Her talent is appealing to you and making you feel like you’re the only one in the room for that moment. She can become what she senses you want, all the while maintaining her detached view of the situation. Libra is an Air sign, so connections involve analysis. Venus in Libra is the beautiful strategist.
When this energy is distorted, connections can be superficial. At her worst, Venus in Libra wants to be someone’s partner for the sake of partnership (she really doesn’t like being alone). The idea of romance is exalted but the messy realities of relationships are avoided. She can be a social climber, focusing on appearance.
But at her best, Venus in Libra is the ultimate partner, sensing exactly what her lover wants and giving it to him/her without sacrificing her values or integrity. She understands that strategic compromise is an essential part of any partnership and being someone’s devoted partner does not make her weak. Her strength lies in her ability to be assertive (Cardinal) in a graceful way. Venus in Libra is just as competitive as Aries, but she competes in a way that others can’t detect (until she’s won). Some may call this sneaky (or passive- aggressive) but really she just knows how to get what she wants.
It’s easy to smack someone across the chops with your assertiveness but it takes skill to position yourself ahead of the pack in a way that’s undetectable and appealing.
During this transit, pay attention to what you want in the guise of what others have (they will reflect your desires). It’s all about the other, and jealousy/comparison/competition will be emphasized. Also, look at the balance between you and your partner - do you give each other what you want or is it one-sided? Do you know how to compromise or do you compromise to the point where others use you?
Here are the aspects Venus in Libra will make:
Sep 17th: opposite Chiron Rx in Aries (4 deg)
Sept 19th: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus (6 deg)
Sept 24th: sextile Ceres in Sagittarius (11 deg)
Sept 25th: square Saturn in Capricorn (13 deg)
Sept 25th: square the Nodes in Capricorn/Cancer (14 deg)
Sept 27th: inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces (16 deg)
Sept 28th: sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius (17 deg)
Oct 1st: square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (20 deg)
Oct 6th: inconjunct Vesta Rx in Taurus (27 deg)
Oct 8th: Scorpio ingress