When Venus sashays into Leo on June 5th until September 9th, 2023, she wears the ultimate little black dress and some very, very expensive jewelry.
This is Venus in full-on glamor mode, but with added heart. When Venus transits Leo, we can expect big romance, big gestures and big drama to match.
This is an extra long Venus cycle as Venus will turn retrograde at 28 degrees Leo on July 22nd, 2023. It will turn direct at 12 degree Leo on September 3rd, 2023.
Everyone knows that Venus in astrology is about love energy, but Venus is also about the things we value, and, by extension, about money. Leo energy is flamboyant, royal, generous and luxury-loving, so this Venus transit brings an urge to spend like there’s no tomorrow.
Fortunately though, there is a tomorrow, so unless you have very deep pockets indeed, this can be a financially difficult transit – watch out for stretching your credit to the limit, and don’t try to use money to buy love or affection. The world simply doesn’t work like that.
Leo is a fire sign, so in love this Venus energy is hot, exciting and full of dramatic flair. Leo energy doesn’t hide or pretend, so wear your heart on your sleeve if you’re dating or show your affection in public if you’re already happily involved.
Venus in Leo is an astrological transit which feels good – it’s a creative, warm-hearted, joyful vibe, so don’t take life too seriously. As a zodiac sign, Leo is happy and vibrant, and so it follows that this transit too brings a lot of vibrancy and life.
However, the flip side of Leo in astrology is a certain arrogance, pride and over-the-top attention-seeking. If you’re single, you might want to dial down the in-your-face nature of this transit; let others seek you out instead of your pursuing them.
Within an established relationship, this astrological energy wants to be in charge, but you can’t both compete for the upper hand. Work hard on give and take and try to ensure that yours is a partnership of equals.
Creatively, this astrological transit favors the arts, so artistic or creative hobbies are likely to bring a lot of joy.
There’s a youthful vibe around Leo too, so don’t be shy about letting your inner child out to play. On the other hand, do keep a tight rein on your inner diva.
A bit of showbiz glitter will lift all our spirits during these few weeks, but we can do without the showbiz tantrums to match.
Horoscopes: How Does the Venus in Leo Transit Affect Each Sun Sign?
In astrology, the transit of Venus through Leo affects each Sun sign slightly differently, often based on which astrological house Venus will be transiting for each zodiac sign.
Venus in Leo for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
It’s time to party, Aries! If you’re single, this is probably the best time of year for you, with Venus transiting your dating zone – you can really turn on the charm now, and Venus in your fellow fire sign helps you to be your passionate and most spontaneous best. This planetary transit also highlights your impulsive and risk-taking nature, though, and warns you not to get carried away. Don’t take risks with money, and don’t gamble anything you can’t afford to lose – including your heart.
Venus in Leo for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Domestic bliss should rule supreme during these few weeks, Taurus, as Venus lends her kindness and harmony to your family life. It’s a great time for dealing with difficult relatives, as you can use the charm of Leo’s energy to get away with almost anything. In love, it’s a good time to make a serious, long-term commitment, but don’t be materialistic when it comes to buying gifts for your sweetheart. Your time is more valuable than any showy trinket.
Venus in Leo for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
You’ve got a vision, and you’re selling it for all you’re worth – but don’t be too dogmatic or opinionated if you’re trying to date someone new, Gemini. Leo’s arrogance is masking your more natural tolerant vibe, and you may struggle to get your point across in love without coming across as dogmatic or bossy. If you’re single and looking for love, look quite close to home; there could be someone right under your nose who would be perfect for you.
Venus in Leo for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Venus transits your money zone, Cancer, so you more than any other zodiac sign will need to keep a careful eye on your bank balance during this extravagant energy. If you can avoid the urge to spend ridiculous amounts of money on things you definitely don’t need, however, then this astrological transit can be very empowering for you. Leo’s warmth firms up your values and reaffirms the things you hold dear. You’ll get a sense during these few weeks that you’re on the right track.
Venus in Leo for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
With Venus now in your own sign – you’re the walking, talking embodiment of all that’s best about Leo as a zodiac sign. Venus here helps to boost your charm and your charisma, so you should find it very easy to deal with people, whether you’re dating, making friends or meeting business contacts. Larger than life and twice as delightful, everyone wants to be by your side right now. Make the most of this – ensure that every contact you have is positive and meaningful.
Venus in Leo for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
Love takes on a spiritual dimension during this Venus transit, Virgo, as the planet of kindness transits your zone of sacrifice. For you, these few weeks are not so much about romance, but more about using love as a force for good. You’ll have strong healing abilities right now, and the more compassion you can share with others, the greater your impact will be. Remember, no act of kindness is too small to change someone’s world.
Venus in Leo for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
Love and friendship mix in a very interesting astrological transit for you, Libra. If you’re single, this energy suggests that a friendship could turn into something much more, or that you’ll meet someone new through a joint venture or shared purpose of some kind. If you’re already in a relationship, think about doing some voluntary work together, for whatever cause you both share. There’s a definite sense of teamwork in the astrology of this transit, so together you can do something important, something neither of you could do alone.
Venus in Leo for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
During these few weeks, it’s important to you that you’re seen to be succeeding, Scorpio. That may be in love, but it’s more likely to be connected to your career. Social graces and charm will get you where you want to go but check your motives. Be gracious to those who aren’t doing quite so well as you right now and don’t let the arrogance of Venus in Leo make you feel entitled or superior. A bit of humility is a good thing.
Venus in Leo for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Venus in your fellow fire sign supercharges your desire for adventure, Sagittarius, especially in love. This is a wonderful opportunity to put the spark back into an existing relationship, especially if you’re able to travel together, or maybe try out some adrenaline sports. The compassion of Venus also sparks your sense of justice during this astrological transit, so expect to feel more easily moved than normal by something you find unfair or intolerable.
Venus in Leo for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
Capricorn is not known for displays of emotion, but during this Venus transit you’re much more likely to listen to your intuition and your inner self than normal. Use this more sensitive vibe to your advantage by choosing to forgive someone who has wronged you. It’s a very passionate and sensual few weeks to be in love, but it’s also important to keep a close eye on your finances. Venus here rules debt, and someone wants to be repaid.
Venus in Leo for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Feeling the love, Aquarius? Venus is transiting your love zone, so the current astrology puts a clear emphasis on your love life. If you’re already in a relationship, be more demonstrative than normal. Your emotional level is cool and little bit distant normally, but the Leo vibe will help you to warm up and to show your affection more freely. If you’re dating, look for someone who works in the media, or who wants to.
Venus in Leo for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
Venus brings her love and compassion to your co-workers during this transit, Pisces, smoothing over difficult relationships at work and maybe improving your working conditions a little bit too. However, Venus is the planet of indulgence, and Leo likes the finest of things, so watch out for overindulgence in food and drink during these few weeks. You’ll have a sensitive stomach, so it might be a good idea to detox.