Venus is all about beauty and how we give and receive love to others. The desire for valuables, success, indulgence and creative expression.
Venus has dual rulership over Libra and Taurus, which rules over relationships as well as the material world.
Venus shows how love is exchanged and what brings us pleasure.
Venus is the energy of harmony, abundance, and beautiful things.
When Venus turns retrograde, there is a reassessment on what and who we value in our lives.
Venus retrograde cycles are a wonderful time to examine romantic relationships and financial matters.
When Venus is in Leo, there is focus on our need for attention and the spotlight.
Venus's retrograde cycle is every 18 months for 40 days at a time. Retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backwards, but it is more about the energy being blocked at an external level.
Each Venus retrograde will return to the same sign every 8 years. Take a look back to July 2015 when Venus was retrograde in early Virgo and Leo. Similar themes may come back around this current retrograde, so pay close attention.
On July 23rd, 2023 Venus is turning retrograde in Leo. This retrograde will start at 26 degrees Leo and end at 12 degrees Leo on September 3rd, 2023.
Leo's keywords are “I Will” and is ruled by the Sun. There is a sense of self found in bringing light to the world.
Leos believe in the power of taking action and following through. Leos thrive when building an empire while also enjoying a life of luxury.
There are also themes surrounding intimacy, transformation, and shared resources. Let what doesn’t serve fall away so a new start can take place after Venus turns direct.
With Venus retrograde in Leo, we may question the passion in current relationships. There is also a chance that past friendships and lovers may appear once again. This retrograde is asking us to clear out what no longer serves and grow from past lessons in love.
This is a wonderful time to go inward and recognize your own desires. Venus in retrograde is asking what truly fulfills you?
It is up to you to entertain a dead end, or move forward with pride and grace. Tap into your inner Leo, and let go with strength and courage. Clear out any old karma that is holding you back.
During this Venus retrograde, it is important to hold off on any big purchase or starting a new relationship. Since Venus is the planet of beauty, it is advised to save any renovations or makeovers until Venus is direct. Be careful of impulsive haircuts and cosmetic surgery during this period.
Venus retrograde in Leo allows us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. It creates space for the discovery of self love and worthiness. It illuminates the true beauty within it.
Venus retrograde in Leo shows us how to become the artist of our own life with confidence and pride.
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Horoscope: Venus Retrograde in Leo
Venus retrograde in Leo will affect each sign in a different way. We all have a birth chart unique to us according to exact location and birth time.
The Sun sign deals with the self and place in the world. This transit will give a chance to review our values, passions, and desires.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
The way you express yourself and communicate in relationships is under the microscope this retrograde. Take care to not make any promises you can’t keep. Be sure your intentions are clear to avoid leading someone on. It may be best to focus on self-love during Venus retrograde.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: 20 April to 20 May) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Expect any buried feelings surrounding friends and family to surface this Venus retrograde. You are being asked to work through past hurts and let forgiveness take center stage. Remember, this is not a weakness. Try not to be stubborn. Your emotional growth will increase as well as a sense of stability in your mended relationships.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: 21 May to 20 June) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Be sure to have a firm grasp on common sense during this Venus retrograde. There is a playfulness to your energy and people are noticing. A past fling is due to make an appearance, but remain cautious. Just because you’re craving mental stimulation does not mean you have to entertain old flames! Trust in your judgment.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: 21 June to 21 July) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
This Venus retrograde is exposing your health and wellness routine. You are being guided to slow down and let yourself breathe. Remain neutral instead of reacting to every shift in mood. You’re burnt out, and it’s showing! You are being asked to ground and nourish yourself during this time.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: 22 July to 22 August) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Your romantic past is overdue for a much needed cleanup. Expect Venus retrograde to bring up any unsolved issues in your connections. While harmony is the goal, be sure to keep your wits about you. Just because you forgive, does not mean you forget. Second chances should be thought out and taken seriously.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: 23 August to 22 September) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Vulnerability is the name of the game this Venus retrograde. You are craving a deeper connection in your relationship but have no idea where to start. Exposing your shadow self will not only create a sense of intimacy, but will show your partner how you want to be loved. There is beauty in your authentic truth.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: 23 September to 22 October) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Long term goals and desires are on your mind during this period. Be sure that you and your partner's values are still aligned for the future. If they are not in sync, then it may be time to reconsider how to maintain a balanced relationship. If you’re single, there is a chance to reconnect with the one that got away.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: 23 October to 21 November) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Get clear on the future you envision for yourself in the next year or so. Who and what is of value to you and your goals? It will be helpful to write down exactly how you want your next steps to play out. Your head and heart could be on two different planes, so take some time to come into alignment during this Venus retrograde.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: 22 November to 20 December) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
While you are used to being a social butterfly, Venus retrograde is asking you to go into deep introspection. There is a tendency to do things in the wrong order when it comes to love, which ends in heartbreak. Take a step back and recognize why your connections didn’t work out. Become less available until you are ready to create healthy and strong bonds. Let yourself heal!
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: 21 December to 19 January) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
Are you living in a fantasy world when it comes to your relationships? This could be holding you back from experiencing unconditional love. Venus retrograde is exposing what is being swept under the rug. If you are holding on to any past resentment or grief, it is time to heal once and for all. Take care of yourself and don’t forget that you are the magician of your life experience.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: 18 February to 19 March) During Venus Retrograde in Leo
This Venus retrograde, ask yourself if you are getting your needs met in love. Remember that you treat others the way you want to be treated. Perhaps it is time for a serious conversation surrounding expectations. If you are not attached, give yourself some space to strengthen your confidence and indulge in alone time.