Venus is the planet of love, beauty and harmony. It governs our relationships (particularly our love life) and embodies harmony and cooperation in all its forms. Every year, Venus spends some time in each sign of the zodiac only once, spreading its message of beauty and love to all. As it moves into each new sign, that sign affects how Venus does its work in the world, which in turn affects us here on earth. By understanding what it means when Venus is in a particular sign, we can figure out how to harness its power and strengthen our friendships, romantic relationships and professional connections. Here’s what Venus in Leo means for all of us.
Leo, a Quick 101 to the Sign: Prideful Leo lives for a good compliment so be sure you notice that new artisan rug they just bought, or that fancy, non-toxic pan they just added to their cookware collection. At their best, these fire signs are lighting up a room with their natural charisma, deep conversations and friendly personas. Because they seek validation, at their worst, Leos can be clingy, dramatic and a tad bit jealous. Overall though, Leos are down for a good time and always want to make sure the vibes are nice and light—as long as they remain the center of attention, of course.
Venus in Leo in 2021: June 27 to July 22
Signs that benefit when Venus is in Leo: Leos, Aries and Sagittarius
Signs that may face challenges when Venus is in Leo: Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius
The overview: Fun and fierce Leo follows Venus in Cancer by turning things way, way up. Venus in Leo is the epitome of summer vibes, so expect all the energy, glitz, glam and, yes, drama, of the warmer months. Leo is all about taking to the spotlight and dazzling your audience. Sorry, did we say audience? We meant “friends and family.” But when Venus is in Leo, it can be hard to tell the difference.
Love: Leo injects some much-needed fun and flirtatious energy into your love life after some of the heaviness and sentimentality of Cancer. This is a time for high-energy flings, lots of dates and whirlwind romance born out of chance meetings. Basically, you’re going to feel like you’re in a rom-com. On the flip side, watch out for selfish behavior in your relationships or expecting your partner’s life to revolve around yours. Living life like you’re the star of your own rom-com is fun and all, but make sure you’re not reenacting How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Career and finances: Venus in Leo has you following the fun, which can lead to some flakiness in the workplace. Make sure to stay on top of your assignments and set reminders on your phone so you don’t get so wrapped up in your DMs that you forget you have to give a presentation at the quarterly meeting next Monday.
Mood: Venus in Leo makes extroverts out of all of us, emphasis on the extra. You’re connecting with your inner theater kid and grabbing the spotlight wherever you can get it. This is a time for radical self-love and confidence, which will carry over into all aspects of your life. No wonder Leo is the king of the jungle.