There has been a lot to unpack in the last few weeks, thanks in large part to Venus retrograde.
Breakups, personal rebranding, and friendship fallouts have been the summer vibes since the planet of love began reversing through the cosmos in July. Although Venus retrograde does not always indicate relationship problems, it does tend to be a time when your interactions with others are put to the test. Not only that, but mending fences with a loved one appears nearly impossible when Venus is unable to apply her usual ability to handle situations with grace and diplomacy. In fact, many people’s summers have been anything but graceful, especially when it comes to public celebrity scandals. Fortunately, things will start to improve in the love department for everyone this month, as Venus *finally* stations direct in the fiery and expressive sign of Leo. While recent weeks have been anything but intimate, the most romantic day in September 2023 for every zodiac sign will be when Venus begins to move forward again, allowing you to put the summer drama behind you.
While this Venus retrograde was undoubtedly louder (and more chaotic) than previous ones, this cosmic event occurs only once every 18 months. When this occurs, Venus retraces her steps through the sign she is retrograding through (this time, Leo), ushering in a period of revisions to how you connect, relate, and seek pleasure in your life. This year’s 40-day period prompted changes in how each individual expresses their desires in relationships. If you were feeling underappreciated or exploited, this retrograde may have prompted you to distance yourself from those who may have been taking you for granted.
Fortunately, when Venus stations direct in Leo on September 3, you’ll be able to move forward with a clearer sense of what you want and be confident that you’re getting exactly what you deserve (or more, in Leo fashion).
Here’s how each sign will be affected during September 2023’s most romantic day:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Venus will go direct in your fifth house of creativity, passions, and enjoyment on September 3. Expect some clarity in this area now if you’ve been unsure about how to express your artistic abilities in a way that honors your authenticity. After a brief period of inactivity, you may notice more activity in your love life now. It’s a favorable time for flirting and socializing, Aries, so take advantage of this energy.
Taurus (April 19 – May 21)
This month, Venus, your chart ruler, will finally station direct in your fourth house of home and family. This means that the changes you’ve been making behind closed doors will gradually come to an end, making it easier to feel pleasure and satisfaction in your surroundings. Expect clarity now when it comes to creating a comfortable living space, particularly if this has been difficult for you in recent weeks.
Gemini (May 21 – June 22)
Venus will station direct in your third house of communication and ideas on September 3, making it easier to relate to and form bonds with others who share your current perspectives and mindsets. You prioritize building relationships with others as the chatty sign of the zodiac, and as Venus begins to pick up speed, this will become easier to achieve once more. If you’ve been experiencing a lull in your current studies, you might rediscover a passion for your interests now.
Cancer (June 22 – July 20)
After a period of re-evaluation in this area, you’ll be seeking pleasure and satisfaction through your money, possessions, and resources this month. You may have been re-evaluating how you spend your money and enjoy the fruits of your labor since Venus went retrograde. However, as Venus stations direct, you will find it easier to enjoy the pleasures that your current assets, values, or resources have to offer. Feel free to spoil yourself, Cancer, but don’t go overboard — Leo energy can be a bit excessive.
Leo (July 20 – August 21)
September is going to be a very romantic month for you, Leo. You’ll be feeling more yourself than you have in months now that Venus has finally stationed direct in your first house of self-expression. Your self-esteem has most likely fluctuated since July, but as Venus moves forward, you’ll experience an increase in personal pleasure, love, and creativity. After feeling isolated and unsure of how to connect with others, expect this to be a very social period for you. You may also be re-emerging as a new and improved version of yourself, making now an excellent time to flaunt the new “you” to the rest of the world.
Virgo (August 21 – September 22)
Venus will go direct in your 12th house of seclusion, introspection, and isolation on September 3. You’ve been re-evaluating how you care for yourself in private, and today you’ll feel more clear about how you can ensure your needs are met. Although expressing them isn’t always easy, Venus’s return will make it easier to identify what you need to feel seen and valued.
Libra (September 22 – October 21)
Connecting and socializing with your friends and community will become easier once Venus (your chart ruler) stations direct on September 3. Although the retrograde may have caused you to reconsider many of your relationships, the direct station allows you to re-enforce your desire for companionship in a way that makes you feel seen and validated. Making amends with others will be less difficult from now on, and you may even find yourself reconciling with an estranged friend.
Scorpio (October 21 – November 22)
Venus will station direct in your 10th house of career and public reputation this month, allowing ease and comfort to emerge in your profession. If you’ve been reimagining your brand, business, or role at work, clarity will undoubtedly emerge now. This could also be a good time to start a new creative project or collaborate with a colleague or business partner. If your career has been scandalous or chaotic in recent months, Venus stationing direct will help to alleviate some of the difficulties.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 19)
Venus will finally accelerate in the expressive, vibrant sign of Leo on September 3. After experiencing some shifts in recent months, your ability to connect with others through shared belief systems and perspectives will amplify on this day. If you’ve been unsure about your spiritual or political beliefs, things should be getting clearer now. It’s a good time to try new things or do things that broaden your horizons — something you naturally enjoy.
Capricorn (December 19 – January 20)
As Venus stations direct in your eighth house, this month begins with some clarity regarding your current boundaries with others. If you’ve been unsure about where to draw the line between yourself and another person, this should help. This could also be a watershed moment in your financial life, bringing clarity or simplicity to shared resources, debt, or material gain.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)
Venus will finally station direct in your seventh house of romantic relationships and partnerships on September 3, bringing some clarity to your interactions with others. You’ve been invited to e-evaluate many of your connections in recent months, but today will be easier to enjoy bonds with others and openly express your needs. While you’re not a big fan of dramatic displays of affection, now that Venus is direct again, you’ll find it easier to lean into that kind of intimacy.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
As Venus stations direct in Leo, it will be easier to develop healthy habits that center on your pleasure and fulfillment. After a 40-day revision period, your daily routines and rituals will be something you can easily enjoy. Now is a good time to treat yourself to something nice, such as a lymphatic massage or a splurge on your favorite caffeinated beverage. Anything that improves your day-to-day life is worth the investment.
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