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July 27 – Aug 21, 2019
Venus: goddess of art and romance, pleasure and beauty. Her transits shape the heart. With Venus in Leo, the heart radiates exuberance. Over the last few weeks with Venus in Cancer, we cultivated emotional stability; now we can spend freely and lounge in leisure. When the Goddess of Love braids Leo’s mane, we learn the art of appreciation for self and others. The lion needs — as we all do — to feel acknowledged. Leo enjoys being pampered, but he (usually) returns the favor. Indeed, the emotionally balanced lion gives fivefold what he receives. The highest manifestation of Venus in Leo is mutual respect and childlike joy. Whether you’re single, lovesick, alone in the woods or melting in a city, you’ll feel Leo’s blaze gushing from your savage soul. Don’t hesitate to channel your most expressive, extroverted self!
Leo is a fire sign, like his brothers Aries and Sagittarius. Fire signs are active and forthright. The lion is a zesty beast with plenty of opinions. Confident and decisive, yet argumentative, stubborn, possessive. He lives by rigid rules which change according to his fickle mood. In the heat of the moment, Leo often says things he doesn’t really mean. The lion’s heart is open and courageous, yet also easily bruised. One Leo manifestation is the angry child who inflicts pain outwardly to try and make his own pain go away. The inner child then darkens in shades of violent emotion. Capture your angst in creative work instead!
Let’s look at Leo from a greater context, as Virgo’s predecessor. Leo prepares us for the virgin’s harvest. Virgo is a serious woman. Succumbing to leonine desire is actually a necessary step before entering Virgo’s domain. It is no secret that Leo likes to indulge. His greatest lesson involves curbing his desires – desire for material possessions, food and drink, vacations, luxuries of all kinds. If he has money, he will spend it. Having said this, I still think it is wise to follow in Leo’s extravagant footsteps so that we may learn to budget our expenses and our hearts. Push until you find the boundary, then retreat humbly.
Heads up: Mercury Retrograde will still be raging at the outset of this transit (but only for a few more days until July 31!) Venus squares Uranus in Taurus on Aug 2. Prepare for the unexpected, especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships. Spend the day alone if possible; postpone important conversations if you can and don’t schedule job interviews or anything of the like. Bright, shiny gold star day on Aug 8 when Venus trines Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius. This is a joyful, sunny influence and very conducive for travel – put some music on, hop on your bike. Aug 13 is also going to be kickass, with Venus catching up to the Sun in Leo. An excellent day to socialize and party. Make a rainbow fruit salad! Venus enters Virgo two days before the Virgo solar cycle begins.
While Venus is in Leo, this planet will be obscured by the light of the sun. In meditation, focus on the heart and solar plexus chakra – connect the two. Express yourself with art and Leo Yoga. If you were born with Venus in Leo, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.