When Venus moves into Scorpio, we lose the gentle, courtly romance of Libra and instead plunge headlong into the intense, passionate, alluringly dark and dangerous territory of Scorpio, that most misunderstood of all zodiac signs in astrology.
If there’s one thing everyone knows about Scorpio, it’s this sign’s capacity for being a bunny boiler, when passion turns to vengeance.
In truth, Venus in Scorpio can be an intensely uplifting experience, but there’s no denying that this transit can also unleash a lot of jealousy and emotional manipulation.
During a Venus in Scorpio transit, love is intense, full-on, passionate, all or nothing. This is magnetic attraction and searing drama.
However, not all Venus in Scorpio love affairs manifest with illicit deeds, betrayal and danger; Scorpio energy is also about inner strength, resourcefulness and determination.
The love which holds together two people struggling through poverty, ill health or disaster is every bit as Scorpio-inspired as the most volatile of passionate movie star partnerships.
It must be said, however, that Scorpio energy does not like to be wronged, and when Venus transits Scorpio, we sometimes react to hurtful events with spite and poison.
It’s important not to over-react at these times, otherwise the risk of saying something you later cannot unsay is very real.
As well as love, Venus energy in astrology is about how we manage our money and resources.
Scorpio loves power, so Venus in Scorpio tends to drive us to acquire money or influence for the power it brings rather than for the enjoyment of the wealth itself.
Scorpio is a surprisingly shrewd sign in business, so this influence can be helpful for freelancers, the self employed and small business who need to punch above their weight.
Venus in Scorpio certainly knows how to get noticed, whether it’s for financial gain or for love.
How Does the Venus in Scorpio Transit Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
In astrology, each zodiac sign will find that Venus in Scorpio plays out slightly differently, according to where exactly Venus falls in each individual birth chart.
However, during this transit, all signs will find themselves dealing with emotional power and control.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Venus in Scorpio
Although you’re not normally emotionally possessive, Aries, the Venus in Scorpio transit lights up jealousy you never knew you had, so this can be a tricky time in a love relationship.
On the plus side, passion is soaring, so if your relationship is happy then you can make plenty of fantastic memories now. If on the other hand things are not quite right, this transit can lead to manipulation, anger and betrayal.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Venus in Scorpio
With Venus now transiting your love zone, Taurus, romance could be on the way if you’re single. This is a good time for dating, although you should perhaps take extra care with your personal safety, just in case.
Avoid being too intense in a new relationship, as you could scare off a potential partner. In an existing relationship, there’s plenty of passion and zing but it’s important that you allow your sweetheart some freedom too. Don’t be overbearing.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Venus in Scorpio
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself becoming jealous of your work colleagues, even though this hasn’t been an issue before. Your Gemini competitive streak is activated by this Venus transit, and rather than teamwork, you’ll be more interested in winning.
There could also be some petty spite or bullying in the workplace, which needs to be nipped in the bud. Don’t stand for being treated unpleasantly, and don’t watch it happen to others either.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Venus in Scorpio
Intense feelings stir up your creativity during this Venus transit, Cancer, and your imagination gets a boost too, so this is excellent news if you’re a writer or a musician or an artist.
If you’re hoping to date someone new, this transit gives you that little bit of extra self-confidence, although you’ll get better results by maintaining an air of mystery when you meet someone new. It’s not so much what you say as what you don’t say – your inherent sense of privacy will come in handy here.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Venus in Scorpio
Venus in Scorpio urges you to turn your home into a sanctuary and to emotionally connect with your loved ones. If you’ve lost touch with a relative, Leo, get back in touch now.
Look into your family history and discover new relatives – or re-visit your childhood home and enjoy the memories. There’s a beautifully sentimental air to this transit, and you’ll love to look back fondly on your most treasured moments.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Venus in Scorpio
This Venus in Scorpio transit highlights your intellect and your way with words, Virgo. You can easily persuade others now, so it’s a great time to work in marketing, PR or sales.
Intensely purposeful in what you say, you won’t take kindly to being told no. Try to avoid getting into pointless arguments, however – just do your own thing anyway, without making a fuss. Nobody can force you to do what you don’t want to do.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Venus in Scorpio
Venus transiting Scorpio highlights your financial security – or your lack of it, Libra. If you are struggling with money, this can be a very stressful transit, but it’s underlying message is reassurance.
Seek the help that you need now, without embarrassment or fear. Remember too that you have much more to offer than your bank balance – look at your under-used skills for a new potential income stream.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Venus in Scorpio
With Venus now in your own sign, your legendary magnetism becomes even stronger. If you’re hoping to attract love, it seems that few people could resist you now.
However, be very sure that your motives are good. Just because you could get away with almost anything now does not mean that you should. Try to set an example of how a powerful personality can work for good.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Venus in Scorpio
With Venus not transiting your most spiritual zone, you’re being asked to share compassion and love with those who need it the most, Sagittarius.
This is a very good time to get involved with charity work or community work – and if you’re single, this may be where you find love. This month’s energies are about being selfless. Focus on what other people need, rather than what you need.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Venus in Scorpio
Venus energy is very sociable, Capricorn, and this emphasis on friendship and companionship which characterizes the Venus in Scorpio transit for you, Capricorn. This is the ideal time to make new friendships and to build trust with existing friends.
Even though Venus in Scorpio can be quite suspicious and keen to maintain privacy, adopting a more open stance will help you to grow emotionally at this point, and will bring someone important into your life.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During Venus in Scorpio
Venus now transits your career zone, boosting your networking skills, charm and ability to get others on your side. If you want to push ahead with your ambitions, do so now, Aquarius.
You can lead by consent now rather than trying to force your hand, so don’t hesitate to garner the support you deserve. Beware a certain ruthlessness which is creeping into your character, however. It’s not OK to play games.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Venus in Scorpio
This Venus transit is about finding happiness through travel, foreign cultures or new experiences. You must do all that you can to avoid feeling trapped or confined, Pisces.
If you cannot travel or stretch your wings, stretch your mind instead by taking a course or going back to school. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate doing nothing. Action is needed now if you’re to avoid sinking into a rut.
*Note: The exact date and time Venus enters Scorpio will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Venus entered Scorpio in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is November 21, 2020 @ 13:22.