Venus rules over our sex lives and all things related to beauty, nature, and art. This week’s horoscopes explore her transition into the intense sign of Scorpio, which happens on Tuesday the 10th. This influence will last until October 5, when Venus enters Sagittarius, a sign to which she is better suited.
Scorpio represents the deep, dark waters of our emotions and hidden desires. When Venus is in Scorpio she is considered in detriment and is unable to express herself in a gentle, loving way. She wants to love, but instead lustfulness ensues, and our love relationships and sexual conquests can take on a dark and mysterious tone. At this time it is especially important to beware of sexual excess and to take proper health precautions when having sex. There is a tendency to be jealous or possessive when Venus is in Scorpio — the sign of the stinging scorpion, so beware of these traits as well.
However, the higher vibration of Scorpio is expressed as transformative and, therefore, constructive, clearing away what needs to be released in order to sew new seeds. Scorpio is the sign where sex and death meet. In this sense, we may finally see the ending of old relationships that no longer serve us to make way for those that do.
On Monday, September 9, Mercury entered Libra, the sign of the scales, and for the next few weeks you may have trouble making up your mind as you weigh out options and try to find proper balance in your life.
On Saturday, September 14, a trine forms between feisty Mars and Uranus, the planet of insurgency, which could facilitate some abrupt and vigorous changes that are beyond your control. But not to worry — these changes will be for the better. Additionally, Venus’s benevolent link with Neptune on this day should inspire artistic creativity in an unusual way.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
You will not want to discuss serious matters and would rather recognize the pleasures of life. This is a good time to let someone know that you fancy him or her.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
You will be tempted to spend more than you should on some frippery. You may be especially attracted to purchasing expensive clothing that will seem out of character later on.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
You are extremely desirable right now; people are automatically attracted to the air of mystery you exude. You may act more lustfully at this time and have the ability to attract people sexually.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
This is a time to reflect upon what love means to you. This is not a time to actively pursue a love relationship, but rather take the time to reflect upon what you can do to prepare yourself to love openly and honestly very soon.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
At this time your social interactions increase, and you are able to use your charm and sexuality to manipulate groups of people. But be careful, as this is a fleeting influence and may not always work out in your favor.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
You are able to attract people and circumstances that facilitate your work. People in authority are favorably inclined toward you. Be cautious about fooling around with a boss or co-worker.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
You are due for a long and enjoyable trip. You will be attracted to new partners who are strange and different in terms of your past experiences, including exploring new sexual tastes.
Aries (March 21–April 9)
A love relationship that begins at this time will be intense throughout its duration and will have a great impact on your life, for better or worse. This transit may also indicate the end of an ill-fated love relationship that has lingered way past its expiration date.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
You are able to express your deepest sexual desires and make your feelings clear. A wholly new sexual partner may enter your life under this transit. Even people who are openly hostile toward you will be receptive to your advances.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
You approach your sex life with practicality now, which its why it’s important to use protection with your sexual partner. This influence can affect sexual health.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Your sexual encounters will be especially intense and frequent if you so choose. Your sex appeal is high and your desire to match. Beware of sexual excess, as this influence causes extreme arousal.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
There may be issues regarding interactions with family or those you live with at this time. Be sensitive to one another’s needs, and try not to lash out if conflicts ensue. Also, be careful not to overindulge in food or drink with no regard to your weight.
David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in NYC.
GIF reporting by Sally Holmes.