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Venus in Leo ~ Aug. 26 to Sep. 20, 2009

This week, Cancer loses Venus and gains Mars. Mars enters Cancer one day before Venus leaves Cancer to transit Leo. Venus represents all of our relationships, our value system, our self-worth, and all financial matters. In Cancer, Venus is sensitive, caring, and moody. In Leo, Venus is bold, expressive, ardent, and love to be adored.

No matter what your Sun sign is, Venus in Leo is a time for fun and socializing so, go ahead and accept those party invitations. Make time for some friends, for play, for a little indulging here and there. Life is more fulfilling when we take the time to enjoy it. Go on a holiday with that special someone. Spend some quality time with the kids. Pick up the phone and make a spa appointment. A little pampering ... a little R&R goes a long way.

At best, Venus in Leo is confident, creative, spontaneous, outgoing, warm-hearted, and generous. At worst, Leo-Venus is self-absorbed, stubborn, hasty, and blunt.

Venus enters Leo on August 26 at 12:11 p.m. Eastern until September 20, 2009. While Venus is in Leo, she will make connections with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • August 27 ~ Venus quincunx Pluto. Total absorption. Power play. Need for control. Be mindful where decisions or reactions are rooted from. Is it love or fear?
  • August 28 ~ Mercury sextile Venus. Love fills the mind. Money matters also get some attention. There is cause for hopefulness in both love and finances. Go ahead, take a chance, and make a gesture toward the object of your affection. Analyze all details in money matters and make plans.
  • September 11 ~ Venus oppose Jupiter. Caution -- Predisposition to overindulgence, too much fun, impulsive behavior, and/or overspending.
  • September 14 ~ Venus oppose Chiron. There may be a thin line between caring for another/others and being taken advantaged of. Are you relationship-challenged? Chiron gives Venus the opportunity to give commitment-phobes, commitment-addicts, those slaves to the ideals of 'love', and all others who feel a less than successful in the relationship arena a chance to deconstruct the 'whys'?
  • September 15 ~ Venus oppose Neptune. Romanticizing love? This might be a day of rose-colored glasses. It's easy to overlook offenses. Be careful that you're not being pushover. On the other hand, it's a great day for pampering and giving in to fun -- whatever each of our version of 'fun' may be.
  • September 16 ~ Venus quincunx Uranus. Expect the unexpected. Break-ups. Hook-ups. Relationship hiccups. Financial surprises, too.
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Leo. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Leo zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Venus transiting those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 4th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 11th houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 6th house
Unsure of what house/s Venus in Leo is visiting? Cast your own birth chart -- birth date, time, and place required. Or request a quote for a paid personalized reading. (both links open a new window)

What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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