Lovely Venus leaves Cancer’s quiet, sensitive waters to make her grand entrance into fiery Leo on Thursday, June 27. In Leo, Venus thrives on attention and admiration. She loves looking her best and is willing to do what is necessary to achieve it. It is amazing how many people with this Venus have great hair!
Almost before Venus has time to get comfortable in Leo, she will face off with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces on 1 July 2013. The most problematical is the square to Saturn. Instead of appreciating her beauty and enjoying the show, Saturn will make her feel uncomfortable with herself and her choices. Scorpio can come off sounding like a disapproving parent with Leo and this will NOT set well. Whether we are being overly critical of our own appearance or someone else’s, please be gentle rather than harsh.
Neptune in Pisces is inconjunct to Venus in Leo. Leo and Pisces may not always understand one another but they do share an appreciation for putting on a good show. Neptune’s love of glamour is something Venus in Leo also gets into. What can be an issue is together they can get carried away by feeding the drama and romance way past the point of sanity. However there is nothing wrong with enjoying the fantasy as long as all parties set boundaries ahead of time.
On 5 July, Venus will be inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn shortly before making a fabulous trine to Uranus in Aries on 7 July. It is unhealthy controlling behaviors on the part of lovers that Pluto can inspire. Capricorn and Leo disagree about what is acceptable when out in the public eye. Leo finds Capricorn a bit stuffy and uptight whilst Capricorn is uncomfortable with Leo’s natural flamboyance. Naturally Uranus in Aries is going to right there egging Leo on to further extravagances! The time for all parties to examine their expectations is before heading out the door . . . not at the party.
Once Venus makes it past the outer planet patrol, she will have plenty of time to shine and bring joy to many people before she leaves Leo for Virgo on 22 July. Oddly enough that is day the Sun makes its annual ingress into Leo.
I love this painting by Rossetti called Lady Lilith. She seems the personification of Venus in Leo, combing her magnificent mane of fiery red hair.