Planetary news this week: Venus in Leo calls in a fun summer
Astrological update for the week of June 5-12, 2023
Venus in Leo and the Venus retrograde cycle. Venus leaves emotional cancer for Leo on June 5th, and will remain in Leo until October. This is a nice long time to enjoy the beneficial light of Venus, planet of love, in the sign of the Sun! This week we may find ourselves feeling a greater need for validation from those around us since a stressful aspect from Venus to intense Pluto, and then later in the week to Jupiter, may distort some of our perceptions of our interactions. Once we are through these stressors, though, the beauty of Venus in Leo will shine through.
The next few months are a wonderful time for celebrating our friendships, our romances, our partners, and there is plenty of creative energy too. Have fun with your appearance – change your hairstyle, get some new outfits that are colorful and playful. Leo is all about finding the joy in life, and this is the time to do it.
Venus will turn retrograde on July 22nd and will remain in retrograde motion until September, not leaving Leo until October. Venus in extroverted Leo this whole time will offset some of the usual retrograde Venus effects: limited social activity and reassessment of current relationship involvements. It’s often said that relationships which begin when Venus is retrograde will never work out, but in my experience that’s not always true. In any retrograde period we tend to review our lives, reassessing what we need and what we hope for. Sometimes this involves meeting someone new who perhaps would not have caught your gaze in normal times, but because you are looking now through a different lens you […]