On Sept. 14 at exactly 9:43 a.m. ET, seductive Venus — the alluring goddess of the cosmos and planet of love — pirouetted her way into luscious Libra which also happens to be her sign of rulership. This, of course, will feel like a breath of fresh air and for a number of reasons. For starters, Venus is in detriment when in the sign of Virgo and when a planet is in “detriment,” it simply isn’t working at its full potential. Imagine, Venus is the planet of comfort, pleasure and all things delightful; Virgo, on the other hand, is the sign of health and routine, and while many of us can’t help but see the beauty in Virgo’s sensible and serviceable ways, the essence of irresistible Venus is very much stifled when traveling through this mutable earth sign. Nevertheless, this doesn’t take away from all that we learned, both personally and collectively. In meticulous Virgo, Venus taught us the value of hard work and mindfulness. We learned that there is beauty in productivity, and in small acts of kindness. However, that’s all about to change.
Now, before we discuss the perks of this Venusian transit, I want to take a closer look at the spirit of Venus and how she comes to life when in the sign of the scales vs. when in the sign of Taurus. For those of you who don’t know, Venus rules both Taurus and Libra; however, the goddess of love expresses herself differently via each zodiac archetype. Hint: Taurus is a fixed earth sign; hence the goddess of love expresses her divine sensuality in a more tangible and physical way. In Taurus, love is a matter of consistency, financial security and practical support. Libra, on the other hand, is a cardinal air sign; therefore, in the eyes of harmony-seeking Libra, love and beauty are expressed conceptually. Remember, the element air is associated with the air we inhale and exhale, along with the oxygen flowing into our lungs and bloodstream. Air is a symbol of our sociability, thought process, and general curiosities. Where am I going with this, exactly? Well, aside from being a charming intellectual, Libra’s peacemaking personality has the ability to harmonize social interactions.
I mean, have you ever seen Libra in action? Eloquent and adorably light-hearted, it’s no wonder those born under the sign of the scales love hosting quaint little soirées surrounded by friends and acquaintances. Not only will they dress to impress, they will likely also charm your socks off with their contagious cackles and dapper aesthetics, but I digress. Although, now that you’ve become more familiar with lovable Libra, I’m sure you can already imagine the delicious perks of Venus in Libra, along with everything that makes this transit so sweet. When Venus is in Libra, balance, harmony and tranquility become top of mind. Libra is a representation of our one-on-one partnerships, and Venus decorates everything it touches. This is precisely why the beginning of “cuffing season” tends to kick off right around Libra season. Love is in the air when Venus is in Libra, and it’s because the essence of this cardinal air sign teaches us the beauty in meeting others half way, whether it be personally or professionally. People benefit from being cooperative with each other, so let’s learn how to keep the peace.
P.S. There’s nothing Venus loves more than beauty — considering she also governs our sense of fashion and general aesthetic — ergo the majority of us will likely entertain the idea of a chic new wardrobe during this time. Either way, something a simple as a fresh bouquet of flowers will do the trick. Surrounding yourself with beauty is a given, but make sure to fall in love as much as you can.
Read your Venus in Libra horoscope and transit tip below:
It takes one to know one, Aries. The planet of love is negotiating and making amends via your seventh house of committed partnerships and interpersonal connections; hence this is an excellent time for one-on-one bonding and perhaps even a little romance. Single? This area of your chart belongs to none other than amorous Venus, so don’t think twice about sealing the deal, Aries babe. This lovely transit will be all about compromise and reconciliation, so go ahead and put your ego away; it won’t be necessary. Although, in reality, being you is all you’ll need to do during this time. Why? Well, because you’re more than enough. Transit tip: Entertain the idea of commitment.
Enjoy your life, Taurus. Yes, this sounds ambiguous but with the goddess of ooh la la dazzling your orderly sixth house of health and routine, you’ll be given the opportunity to add a little harmony to your day-to-day life. Looking for love? Romance isn’t necessarily a priority when Venus is traveling through this area of your chart — as it belongs to responsible Virgo — but you could very well find it, and when you least expect it. So feel free to stop by your favorite coffee shop on your way to work, and if you need to deposit a check, head to the teller and do it the old-fashioned way. Darling Venus will be right by your side. Transit tip: Decorate your environment.
Can I get an Amen, Gemini? Seriously, it’s not everyday the goddess of romance unlocks your expressive fifth house of love, you know. Imagine, this area of your chart has everything to do with your sparkling authenticity, creative talents and unique passions. So, falling in love is pretty much inevitable during this time. For the record, you won’t be the only one falling, if you know what I mean. Slay, Gemini babe. Your powers of seduction will be at their peak all throughout this delicious transit. Feeling artsy? This is an excellent time to invoke your repressed artist, and creative muse. Either way, there’s nothing more fun than being yourself. Transit tip: Fall in love with your reflection.
Spruce up your cozy shell palace, Cancer. With the goddess of love and beauty getting her interior-decorating on via your domestic fourth house of home and family, you’ll be in the mood to adorn your sweet humble abode. Some of you might even decide to invest in a luxury item, or perhaps an artwork of sorts. Single? You could be feeling like a hopeless romantic during this time, so try not to get overly emotional and/or attached to any of your future prospects. Venus prefers to keep things light, despite the emotional depth of your gentle fourth house. Transit tip: Spend time with your loved ones.
Use your words, Leo. With the planet of love whispering sweet nothings via your chatty third house of communication, you’ll have no trouble getting your words across. In fact, you might even dazzle your immediate network in the process. Looking for love? This area of your chart governs technology and social media, so don’t hesitate to double tap your little heart out. If not, go ahead and post that snazzy selfie; your followers will be pleased. Either way, don’t forget to put your diplomat hat on, Leo love. Transit tip: Give someone a compliment.
Indulge in the things that make you happy, sweet Virgo. The goddess of love feels right at home in this area of your chart, so make sure to make the most of this luscious transit. And while your personal finances and self-worth will likely be top of mind, this is also an excellent time to enjoy the pleasures of life. Looking for the one? Your sensuality will be at its peak during this time, so don’t think twice about spending time with the one you love. Oh, and not that you’re a big spender or anything like that, but this wouldn’t be a bad time to splurge on something fabulous… just don’t over do it. Transit tip: Balance your finances.
This is your cue, Libra doll. Are you ready? Lights. Camera. Action! Your darling ruling planet is officially back home in your harmony-seeking sign, and you’re back to your old ways. Mind you, as if you weren’t already hypnotically charming, Venus in Libra is here to caramelize your entire world. Meaning, good luck to those who even try to deny your irresistible powers of persuasion, Libra babe. Single and ready to mingle? SHOCKER! I’m kidding… but if you are.. not to worry because that won’t last very long. Seriously, though. How could anyone resist you? Nevertheless, this is also an excellent time to splurge on your favorite cosmetic brands, along with anything and everything that makes you feel totally gorgeous. Transit tip: Dazzle your peers.
Dance in the dark, Scorpio. The planet of love and beauty is indulging in all things behind the scenes via your mystical 12th house of dreams, closure and spirituality, and you’ll likely be craving some much-needed alone time. Let’s face it, you’ve always been a fan of your privacy but you’ll be especially introverted during this time. Single? I’m not saying your love life will be stagnant but it certainly won’t be out and in the open, that’s for sure. In fact, some of you might even run into a secret love affair as this area of your chart prefers to keep things under wraps. Sounds familiar, eh? Otherwise, this is an excellent time to catch up on some shut-eye, and perhaps even some light reading. Rest up before your birthday season, Scorpio babe. Transit tip: Have sweet dreams.
What would you do without your crew, Sag? With lovable Venus frolicking through your friendly 11th house of society, teams, tribes and extended network, you’ll be more than ready to do what you do best: Socialize. Although, aside from spending time with your besties, this area of your chart is also incredibly rebellious and out-of-the-box. Meaning, if you’re looking for romance, don’t hesitate to go for someone who isn’t necessarily “your type.” In fact, the more unusual the better. However, in the end, Venus in Libra will be mainly about the beauty in camaraderie for you, Sagittarius. Go have fun! Transit tip: Make a new friend.
When you do what you love, it shows, Capricorn. The planet of love and beauty is charming your ambitious tenth house of career, authority figures and rulership this season, and you will likely feel as if you’re finally thriving in your professional life. Granted, you are the CEO of the zodiac and all, but something tells me you never really give yourself the credit you deserve, Capricorn. However, not for long, because aside from impressing — not to mention dazzling your superiors — you’ll be making an impression in the public sphere. Single? Your work has always been your first love but there are opportunities for romance waiting for you in the C-suite, Capricorn darling. Besides, how amazing would it be to find someone to rule the world with? Transit tip: Share the spotlight.
Take a walk on the wild side, Aquarius. With the goddess of first class flirting at the TSA pre line via your expansive ninth house of travel, education and opportunity, you’ll likely be craving adventure and all things that allow you to step out of your usual routine. Looking for someone to makeout with, Aquarius? I’m not going to lie, there’s definitely an opportunity for love here… an exotic love to be completely frank. Why? Well, this area of your chart governs all things related to long-distance journeys and foreigners. This is also an excellent time to study abroad, publish your work and perhaps even learn how to speak a different language. Then again, Libra revels in all things related to beauty, so subscribing to Vogue magazine will likely do the trick. Transit tip: Read a fashion magazine.
You’re a hopeless romantic, Pisces. Although, despite the backlash of being called one, there’s nothing more sincere and beautiful than wanting to connect with someone at a soul level. This is especially true with the goddess of love regenerating herself via your sultry eighth house of sex, power, debt and intimate unions. If you’re single, then you’ll probably attract a more smoldering or brooding type of suitor, considering this area of your chart belongs to hypnotic Scorpio. Otherwise, this is the perfect time to pick up an astrology book, or perhaps even dabble in the occult. However, if I were you, I would do exactly that except I would dedicate this venusian transit to the goddess Aphrodite. How so? Well, I would create an altar for Venus and invoke her blissful charms via offerings and rituals. Ask her to guide you in the process. Transit tip: Make a lot of love.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.