When Venus, the planet of love, money, and desire, joins up with Leo's expressive and courageous energy on August 26, 2017, it's a direct invitation to live and love out loud! Leo is the zodiac sign that rules the heart, so Venus' romantic side is extra infectious here. But Venus likes sweet and calm cooperation, so she could be taken for a wild ride with Leo the Lion who prefers things to be a bit more dramatic!
Because Venus is a positive planet and Leo is a positive sign, together they create an immense amount of joy. Their combined energy has the power to heal wounds from the past and push us forward into more exciting and hopeful times.
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When Venus is in Leo
When lovely Venus enters Leo, the most expressive of all the zodiac signs, we're ready to shout our love from the rooftops. Leo is a Fire sign that's all about creativity, showing off, and speaking from the heart, so this energy lights up love like a torch. Expect playful dates, loud declarations of love, and maybe even a few jealous tantrums. Big feelings will be expressed now, one way or another!
No one wants to simply be liked or appreciated when Venus is in Leo ... we want to be adored. This is a time to take risks and make grand gestures, so those who play it safe could be left on the sidelines during this transit.
Clearly, love isn't calm or easygoing while Venus is in Leo. While the Lion just wants to play and enjoy life, Leo is also a sign that's full of drama, and if we feel like we're not getting the attention or recognition we deserve, we may lash out at lovers who are only doing their best. During this transit we may even start a passionate argument just to stir things up and feel like the center of attention again. Remember, there is no "i" in the word "we," and the more we focus on only ourselves and our own needs, the more likely we are to end up with just that: only ourselves.
Money is a means to an end while Venus is in Leo. It's all about making yourself -- and the ones you care about -- feel like a million bucks. Leo is an extravagant sign who appreciates glitz, glitter, and glamour, so it's natural to splurge a bit during this transit. But pampering ourselves will only bring us a certain amount of satisfaction. Leo is a supremely generous sign, and spending money on thoughtful or over-the-top gifts for others will make us even happier than treating ourselves now.
Venus is Leo is an especially colorful time that can re-energize your relationships with others, and remind you that a life without a little bit of fun and excitement is no life at all.
If you were born with Venus in Leo
If you were born with Venus in the brave and proud sign of Leo, your heart is big and bright! You have a natural ability to love as well as an incredible zest for life that acts like a magnet, drawing other exciting people into your orbit.
People with Venus in Leo are naturally creative. You are a child at heart and don't do well with routine. The buttoned-up, 9-5 life sounds soul-sucking to you -- you'd rather have your days filled with variety, teamwork, and fun experiences.
You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve, and you're not shy about showing your feelings to the world. Everything you do is big, including the way you express yourself! Using the Lion's great roar, you find it easy to verbalize your emotions to those around you. Yet with a closet full of bright clothes and shiny jewelry, can also get across your impassioned nature using no words at all.
Watch where you spend your money, though. With Venus in Leo, you tend to spend on material items that can make you look successful and glamorous, even if you don't have the cash to cover them. You often use money to show love to yourself and to others, buying extravagant gifts and splurging on items that you want to show off. However, your generous heart could lead you to foot the bill one too many times, leaving you with happy friends but an empty wallet.
In the end, you know that ups and downs are natural, but that life in itself is a grand adventure -- and you intend to live it that way.
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