Venus is the planet of love, romance, and pleasure, and generally speaking Venus transits brings us harmony and good-natured personal interactions, with a focus on the energies of the zodiac sign Venus is moving through.
While Venus has been retrograde, as it has been since December 19th, 2021, the focus has been on Venus’ influence over our inner selves rather than its influence on our relationships with others. With Venus turning direct in Capricorn on January 29th, the emphasis on our external interactions returns.
Venus in Capricorn is all about good, old-fashioned romance - courtly love, if you like, with all of its associated courtesy and traditions. This is stable, enduring romantic energy, for love which withstands the trials of life, and love which lasts a lifetime.
When Venus is in Capricorn, we don’t rush into a love affair - we take our time to get to know someone well before falling in love. We want to know that our potential partner is serious, responsible, trustworthy and willing to put in the work that relationships need over the longer term.
In a troubled relationship, or a tempestuous one, the Venus in Capricorn transit can be very grounding and healing. It lowers the emotional temperature and allows both partners to see what they truly value in the other. Where a relationship is already very stable, however, care must be taken during the Venus in Capricorn transit not to allow boredom to stifle the love. There is such a thing as too much stability in your love life!
The planet Venus is also associated with finances and abundance. When Venus transits materialistic and ambitious Capricorn, the drive is certainly there to enjoy a certain standard of living. We want to not only have the best, but to be seen to have the best. Image and status are key themes whenever Capricorn is involved, and Venus moving through Capricorn insists on keeping up appearances even if we are not as affluent as we might want to be.
With Venus direct in Capricorn, this transit is generally a positive time for strategic investments, long-term financial planning and (if you can afford it!) the acquisition of art investments or statement pieces.
At its best, the Venus in Capricorn transit can be both sensual and sensible in love - a rare combination of traits - as well as grounding and responsible in money matters. In established love relationships, however, never forget the magic which drew you together in the first place.
How Does Venus Direct in Capricorn Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
For each zodiac sign, Venus turning direct means a return to an outward expression of Venus’ qualities. Typically, all zodiac signs will be more focused on love and money now, as opposed to the internal soul-searching which went on when Venus was retrograde.
Venus transiting the career zone of your natal chart encourages you to look and act the part. Dress to impress at work and do whatever you need to do in order to increase your natural confidence and leadership abilities. Your charm gets a real boost from this transit, so use your people skills to their best advantage.
Taurus Sun Sign (Taurus Dates: 20 April to 20 May) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This would be a very good time to take a romantic trip with your lover, or to arrange an exotic and unusual first date if you are single. Venus now encourages you to seek new adventures and to look beyond your comfort zone for both love and fulfilment. If your relationship has been stagnating recently, Venus warns that something must change.
Gemini Sun Sign (Gemini Dates: 21 May to 20 June) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
During this transit, Venus is turning direct in your passion zone, which is obviously good news for lovers everywhere. You should find it easier to express deep, heartfelt emotions now, and there’s a strong possibility of discovering your soul mate if you are single. However, financially, this transit can prove expensive, especially if you are hoping to invest in beautiful goods.
Cancer Sun Sign (Cancer Dates: 21 June to 21 July) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
Venus turning direct in your opposite sign means that the planet of love now lights up the romance sector of your natal birth chart. This is wonderful, loving, kind, affectionate energy, which will warm up even the stalest or coolest of relationships. It’s the ideal time for dating, if you are single, but take care not to come across as too needy. Everyone loves to love, but you are a strong individual alone too.
Leo Sun Sign (Leo Dates: 22 July to 21 August) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This Venus transit puts a focus on your wellbeing. This is a good time to attend to your mental health - remember, it’s hard to love someone else if you don’t love yourself. Because Venus likes to live the good life, it can be tough to stick to a diet or exercise regime during this transit but cut yourself some slack and be kind to yourself for trying to do your best. You’ve got this.
Virgo Sun Sign (Virgo Dates: 22 August to 21 September) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This Venus transit brings out your creative streak like no other. You’ll gain a lot of joy from expressing your feelings through art or creativity of some kind - get those love letters written, compose a song for your sweetheart, or draw a portrait of them. Play is emphasized here too, so lighten up and enjoy your partnership. Don’t take life too seriously; instead, listen to Venus’ seductive music.
Libra Sun Sign (Libra Dates: 22 September to 22 October) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This Venus transit focuses on your home and family life, and with Venus’ harmonizing, peaceable energies in play, it’s a very good period for healing a family rift or for improving your relationship with difficult relatives. At home, you’ll want to beautify your surroundings. Make your home somewhere you truly love to be - a sanctuary which will nourish and protect you.
Scorpio Sun Sign (Scorpio Dates: 23 October to 21 November) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
When Venus turns direct, you will find that your communication becomes softer and less barbed or prickly than it sometimes can be. You see the value now of dealing with people in a softly-softly manner, and you will be more tactful and less confrontational or passive aggressive. Venus helps you to channel your emotions positively, so this is a good time for talking therapies too.
Sagittarius Sun Sign (Sagittarius Dates: 22 November to 20 December) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This time round, Venus is turning direct in the money zone of your natal birth chart, so you may breathe a financial sigh of relief. Although this transit does ease money worries, it can also prove to be very materialistic. Cut down on your spending if you don’t want to regret it later. Not everything you see and want has to be bought right now.
Capricorn Sun Sign (Capricorn Dates: 21 December to 18 January) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
Capricorn turning direct in your sign is a real boost to your self-confidence, especially since this will have wavered a lot during the retrograde period. This is an ideal time to spruce up your wardrobe, hairstyle or personal image - present the vision of you that you want to be seen. If you’re single, this is also a natural time for you to attract a new partner.
Aquarius Sun Sign (Aquarius Dates: 19 January to 17 February) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
This Venus transit activates the most spiritual sector of your natal birth chart, so don’t be surprised if you start to sense karmic relationship links with people in your orbit. Even someone you actively dislike could well be linked to you from lives past, so don’t dismiss strange sensations just because you think they’re associated with the ‘wrong’ person.
Pisces Sun Sign (Pisces Dates: 18 February to 19 March) During Venus Direct in Capricorn
It’s all about friendship and companionship for you when Venus turns direct. This kind of love is not so much romantic love as love for humanity, love for friends and love for the world. Spend as much time socializing as you can now that Venus has turned direct; you enjoy some alone time during the retrograde period, but it’s time to look outwards again now.