When we want to look at Love through the eyes of astrology, we look at the planet Venus. This Valentine’s Day, Venus (the planet of love) is in the sign of Aries. The planet will remain in Aries until April, as she is slowing down to make a retrograde early in the month of March. Venus performs this appearance of backward motion only once every 18 months– so, her path in February is intense, slow, and very intentional. When she touches our horoscopes this February, we will feel it more profoundly than usual. This will result in more creative ideas, more desire for companionship and romance, and acknowledging feelings for others we may have not recognized in ourselves. As a result of her impending retrograde, the planet is closer to the Earth than normal, and she is visible in the night sky– an extremely bright star– until March 22. When you see this, think of the goddess and make a wish for love.
Though Aries is not Venus’s favorite place in the zodiac, there is no shortage of sexuality when Venus is present in this fiery sign. Did you know two of the sexiest female film stars of the 20th century, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, each had Venus in Aries? Venus’s lover, Mars, rules Aries and will be traveling close to her through the entire month. The journey of these classic lovers should bring an all-around extra boost of excitement and passion to everyone this Valentine’s Day.
Where does Venus do her dance and spend the most time in your chart? Below, we take a look around the zodiac to find out.
Aries (Mar 20 – April 19): Venus and Mars in your sign gives you a sexy vitamin shot and the desire to take charge. Venus will pass through your first house, which gives you an extra boost of sparkle and verve. This is a good time to put your best self forward– consider investing in some new fashions. You can be rather magnetic and may charm others with your warmth.
Taurus (April 20 – May 19): Take some time for R&R with your loved one, as Venus moves through your 12th house of dreams, sleep, and rejuvenation. Visit a spa or take a romantic getaway somewhere sunny to recharge your battery. It’s more exciting if it’s a secret trip for the two of you, without interruption.
Gemini (May 20 – June 20): Your friendships and group associations may connect you with a love interest as Venus passes through your 11th house. Or perhaps you and your current love share similar friends and can return to a fun social group you used to frequent together. Either way, it’s time for you to be social with a partner, not a time to stay indoors.
Cancer (June 21-July 21): Venus is shining brightly in your 10th house of reputation and career. You are poised to impress others on a grand scale with Venus at this pinnacle of your chart. Lovers will notice you more with this placement. Don’t be shy, be the peacock, and show everyone what you’re made of!
Leo (July 22 – August 21): Now is the time to see the world and fall in love with someone or somewhere exotic. Venus, the planet of love, visits your 9th house of travel and education. You could fall in love with a fellow student in your French class or perhaps while on vacation in Hawaii.
Virgo (August 22 – September 21): Revamping your intimate life could benefit you in a variety of ways. You and your partner could explore new horizons if you put your ideas together for some creative means of fun and frolic. Share your innermost secrets with your mate and you may be surprised at how you put the zest back in your life.
Libra (September 22 – October 22): Happiness is here for you now that your ruler, Venus, and her lover, Mars, are spending the entire month in your opposite sign. This acts as an infusion of passion, excitement, and fun to your partnership house. Meanwhile, on Valentine’s Day, the Moon will be in your sign, adding the bonus of emotional satisfaction.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 20): With glamorous Venus in your house of work, you may suddenly find that colleagues are more interesting than you had previously considered. This is not a time to run off to vacationland, because so much activity will be going on with your livelihood. But after work cocktails with teammates is definitely a festive plan for this Valentine’s Day!
Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20): This Valentine’s Day could feel like you are living in a glass of champagne. Bubbly, sweet, intoxicating, and lots of fun. Venus and Mars will spend time in the 5th house of love affairs and entertainment. Now is the best time to have your fling or turn up the heat on your current lover.
Capricorn (December 21 – January 19): You will want to spend Valentine’s Day cozy in your humble abode with your loved one. As Venus visits your 4th house of Home, you may find the desire to skip the restaurant crowds and have a lovely, intimate meal made in your own kitchen.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Despite your freedom-loving personality, this Valentine’s Day you may consider becoming more open and available to relationships. Quick decisions and spontaneous action could lead to some surprising benefits. You may also conveniently find that a new love interest could be right in your own neighborhood.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Venus is in a good place for you as she visits the Venusian house of Self Love and Self Esteem. This Valentine’s Day you will become well aware of how others value you in their lives, and may be pleasantly surprised when someone shares their feelings for you. Welcome this affection with your traditional Piscean openness and warmth.