In astrology, Venus energy is about love and kindness, and when this is expressed through the air sign Libra, we get beautiful ideas, imaginative acts of kindness and plenty of good old-fashioned diplomatic courtesy.
During a Venus in Libra transit, romance is highlighted, but often this is the idealized version of romance rather than the reality. Libra people tend to view most things through a rosy glow, with love being no different – so when Venus is in Libra, it can be hard to stay grounded in love.
Romantic fantasies may run away with us, or serious faults in a relationship may be glossed over because doing the real work which could resolve them is deemed too hard.
Venus energy always likes to surround itself with beauty and comfort, and during a Venus in Libra transit, this is especially so. The arts get a real boost during this transit, and many people will find their spirits lifted even more than normal by music, art, poetry, dance or film.
Kindness is always a trait of Venusian energy in astrology, and when Venus transits Libra, this kindness comes with a call-to action.
Libra is a cardinal sign, after all, and wants to act rather than just think about something. Being a very sociable kind of energy, Venus in Libra lends itself well to social media campaigns, viral kindness ideas and a sentimental appreciation of those who are so often overlooked in society.
As well as affairs of the heart, Venus also speaks to how we manage our money and what we value in life. When Venus transits Libra, money management can become an issue. This is not Libra’s strong point. At all.
Libra energy likes to spend and loves luxury and refinement. Keeping to an in-depth budget is difficult when Venus transits Libra, especially since Libra is an idealistic zodiac sign and always aspires to something.
When Venus transits Libra, the focus in terms of what we value shifts to harmony, peace and agreement. This is a time when conflicts, both major and minor, can be soothed, and when people tend to strive for compromise rather than simply to win.
This can be good news on the world stage, as well as in our personal lives, but it does come with a danger – too much people-pleasing can lead to a certain amount of insincerity when Venus transits Libra. All of us need to be careful not to end up feeling resentful if we agree to things when our hearts really aren’t in it.
Horoscopes: How Does the Venus in Libra Transit Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
In astrology, each Sun sign will find that Venus in Libra plays out slightly differently, according to where exactly Venus falls in each individual natal chart. However, during this transit, all signs will find themselves seeking both harmony and peace.
Venus in Libra for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
For you, Aries, this Venus transit activates your love zone. It’s the perfect time for finding a new romance, or for re-finding the magic in the one you already have.
However, it comes with a certain neediness, and if you’re single or lonely, you may feel this particularly acutely during this transit. It’s important to develop your own sense of independence and to understand that you are more than just one half of a relationship.
Venus in Libra for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Venus is now transiting your health zone, Taurus, which may sound like good news, but can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, your mental health is likely to be boosted and it’s easier to feel happy and content during this period.
On the other hand, a certain amount of laziness and inertia is likely, so you may struggle with exercise, healthy eating or anything which requires physical effort.
Venus in Libra for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
This Venus transit activates your creativity zone, Gemini – expect a huge upsurge in creative ideas and imagination now. Fantastic news if you’re involved in the arts in any way or if you love an artistic or creative hobby!
If you take up a new hobby or sport, however, avoid the temptation to get all the equipment before you’re sure that your interest will be long-term. You don’t need all the bells and whistles to get started.
Venus in Libra for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
With Venus now transiting your family zone, Cancer, relationships within the family should become more peaceful and tolerant. Even difficult family members are likely to be easier to deal with now, and you’ll find their normal quirks less irritating.
This is a good time for entertaining at home or for beautifying your living spaces, but keep a careful eye on the budget – these things can quickly spiral out of control!
Venus in Libra for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
With a lot to do and not much motivation to do it, Venus’ transit through Libra can create some problems for you, Leo. It’s typically a busy time in your life, with plenty of errands and work to do, but you may feel disorganized or lethargic, unwilling to do more than the bare minimum.
There’s nothing wrong with taking it easy, but don’t then beat yourself up about it. Make a choice to either power through or sit it out – and then stick to it.
Venus in Libra for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
Venus’ transit through your money zone is tricky news if you are on a budget, Virgo. On the one hand, it should be easier for you to sell your skills and to gain an advantage at work or in business, but on the other hand, the urge to spend is almost irresistible.
Be very careful that you don’t bring money into one hand only to immediately let it go again with the other.
Venus in Libra for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
Venus’ arrival in your own sign is like a breath of fresh air to you. It’s your ruling planet, and you’ll now feel as though you can truly be yourself. Expect your friendship to be in high demand, because everyone wants to be by your side now.
It’s a lovely time for romance and friendship, but it’s a little bit too hedonistic a vibe for much progress at work. Consider it your duty to enjoy yourself!
Venus in Libra for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
Venus’ transit through your spiritual zone may bring you very vivid or crazy dreams, Scorpio, but on the plus side it also brings you better dream recall. Make a point of noting down your dreams so that you can access any messages they may hold.
You’ll be inspired by natural beauty at this time, and the more hours you can spend out of doors, surrounded by nature, the stronger your mental health will be.
Venus in Libra for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Venus transits through your social zone, Sagittarius, leading to a hopefully sparkling and exciting social life, with many new friendships.
If you’re single, watch out for a close friendship that has the potential to become so much more – but watch out also for plenty of gossips around you. It will be difficult to keep your private life private at this time, so you may want to watch what you say on social media.
Venus in Libra for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
This Venus transit activates your career zone, Capricorn, increasing your charm and your likeability, which is great news if you work in a people-focused business or in sales.
However, be careful with insincerity – if you get found out, you’ll face an embarrassing come down. Venus generally is not a fan of hard work, so you may find it difficult to concentrate during this transit. However, what work you do get done is likely to be inspired and imaginative.
Venus in Libra for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Venus in Libra activates your travel instinct, and if you are able to travel, there could be some romance involved too.
Elsewhere, your views and opinions may be challenged, but you’ll find it easier to persuade others. Avoid conflict, Aquarius. Lead by explaining yourself instead of through force.
Venus in Libra for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
This Venus transit takes place in your intimacy zone, Pisces, so it helps to bring passion and love back to a fading relationship, if that’s what you want.
Be careful, however, because this transit can also lead to jealousy and intrigue in love. If you’re involved with someone you shouldn’t be involved with, you can’t necessarily expect that to remain secret for much longer.