The cosmic energy shifts today as pleasure-seeking Venus turns direct to initiate a new cycle of emotional, spiritual and material abundance. The future seems closer now that the adventurous Sagittarius Moon reflects our excitement rather than our fears. Although it will take a few days for things to fall into place, we can gain perspective by looking back over the last six weeks of Venus retrograde to see where our desires may have been blocked. 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You don’t need to shout your love from the mountaintops. You’re happy sharing your heartfelt feelings quietly today as romantic Venus starts a fresh cycle in your 12th House of Privacy. But even if you speak softly, choose your words carefully because they carry more emotional weight than you realize. Opera singer Robert Breault said, “Love is not about grand intentions. It is about small attentions.”

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You might wake up with a smile today for no particular reason. You just sense that something good is coming your way, even if you can’t put your finger on the source. Thankfully, your key planet Venus ends her retrograde phase in your 11th House of Friends, signaling an improvement in the social arena. It’s not just your imagination; your happy face is a harbinger of magic that’s brewing just around the corner. Vincent Van Gogh said, “I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

A close friend or partner could save the day with her unwavering optimism, or a stroke of luck might pull you out of a tight spot. You can tell that one phase is ending and another is about to begin as enriching Venus turns direct in your 10th House of Fame and Fortune. But you must be patient, since it will take several days for the new momentum to build to a crescendo. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to dance if you feel the energy in your toes. Science fiction author Frank Herbert wrote, “The real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Your great expectations could get the best of you today, especially if they are so unrealistic that you don’t have a clue how to reach them. Indulgent Venus resumes her forward movement in your 9th House of Big Ideas, making it nearly impossible to focus on the relevant details du jour. But you might inadvertently set your goals so high that there’s little chance you will ever need to deal with the trappings that accompany success. Remember, limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Naturally, you’re enjoying the current cosmic buzz, since the fiery Sagittarius Moon is happily camped out in your 5th House of Creativity. Although you often like to distract yourself with everyone else’s antics, there’s no escape for you now. Luckily, you’re willing to stretch further to find deeper meaning once resourceful Venus turns direct in your 8th House of Regeneration. The surface may be quite beautiful, but the real action is lurking in the shadows.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Sometimes it’s tricky to know when a relationship is actually over. However, it’s not wise to write off an old acquaintance too soon because someone is likely to recycle back into your life now. Loving Venus turns direct in your 7th House of Significant Others, reminding you of the magic you encounter when you reconnect with an old friend. But don’t make any long-term decisions yet or expect anyone else to, either. Although you might know what you want to do, everyone else needs more time to sort out their hearts.

Libra (September 23rd – October 21st)

There’s a lot on your plate today, but you don’t mind hard work once you get started. However, you might struggle with the specific instructions you receive while your ruling planet Venus stands still in your 6th House of Details. Everything is about to take off, but you can’t get any traction just yet. Instead of trying harder, withdraw and gather your strength for the battle ahead. Good things come to those who wait.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

Your big ideas about making money don’t sound as good once you sit down to think them over today. You want your schemes to hold up under scrutiny, but they don’t. Rather than lingering in buyer’s remorse, you can simply walk away from a project that’s never been started. Thankfully, there are many other potential ventures vying for your attention now that enriching Venus is proactive in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Maya Angelou wrote, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You’re more sensitive to the needs of others now that the emotional Moon is back in your sign. However, being aware of someone else’s perspective doesn’t mean much unless you’re willing to act on your convictions. Meanwhile, delicious Venus is preparing to resume her forward campaign, but she’s still hanging out in your 4th House of Family Roots. If you don’t know how to help, just ask. The best of intentions can still land you in trouble if your assumptions are false.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You might feel alienated from your world today, even if there are a variety of activities to keep you socially involved. You want to come out of your protective shell while sweet Venus turns direct in your 3rd House of Communication. You like the idea of interacting with others, but there’s a barrier to overcome. The Moon’s presence in your 12th House of Invisibility reflects your need to fly under the radar. Don’t try to check back into the real world until you’re ready. The timing is for you to decide, not anyone else.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Your friends are your connection to the future today, so set aside some quality time to hang out with those who know you best. Sharing your dreams brings them closer to manifestation, whether or not you receive validation. Instead, use your visions and ideas as the grist for the mill of friendship. Your goal is to deepen long-term relationships based upon shared experiences now that magnetic Venus holds your 2nd House of Values captive. Dr. Mark Hyman claims, “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.”

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Take advantage of every opportunity to contemplate your current situation versus your objectives in life. There’s much to be gained from cultivating a healthy relationship with your own body and mind. Affectionate Venus starts her forward dance in your 1st House of Self, placing your desires up front where everyone can see. Although you might feel more vulnerable now, you are also cast in a charming light. Beauty might attract the eye, but your good-natured personality captures the heart.


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