The Sun’s about to leave Cancer and Venus also starts its retrograde, what are the cosmos telling us?
Leo is about to welcome the Sun—its ruling planet, all warmth and fiery energy. To be Leo is to make yourself known. To assert your space. To not only belong but to stand out. To be Leo is to understand that people will talk about you anyway, so might as well give them something to talk about.
To be Leo is to shine brightly. To be radiant. To be Leo is to be here and to make it count.
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, will also start its backward spin that will last until the 3rd of September. Venus in retrograde is to second guess love, to find hidden agendas. Venus in reverse is an unraveling. To know deeper. And if the result is an ending, then so be it.
Endings are beginnings too, you know?
And with all of that said, let’s check today’s love forecast:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Is it a good day for love, Aries? It’s a good day to discover what love could truly mean.
Look, Venus retrograding in the same sign the Sun is entering seems like a very well-timed jab at your romance and pleasure sector. You might be feeling hot and cold at your love attempts, but follow your gut just the same. If a former red flag appears, see if they’re really less crimson than you last remembered or if you just forgot to remove your rose-tinted glasses. Don’t settle for love that already hurt you once, maybe love could mean something different this time.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Is it a good day for love, Taurus? It’s a good day to rediscover what family really means.
The closest to us often have the most power to hurt us, this isn’t a new concept. Today, as Venus starts its retrograde in the same sign and domestic sector that the Sun is entering, the ties that bind might be tugged and strained to its limit. And you can’t just be sweeping things under the rug, Taurus, eventually the rug will run out of space and you’ll be left with dust that won’t settle. You deserve a safe and comfortable space, bestie, be honest about who depletes your energy. Love can only guarantee so much.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Is it a good day for love, Gemini? It’s a good time to be reacquainted with the value of silence.
It’s no secret that Geminis have a way with words, but with Venus retrograding in the same sign and communication sector that the Sun is entering, silence looks really good right now. Conflicts can be found at every turn, miscommunications are persistent, and minor arguments can escalate. Regardless, communication is more than just talking, so learn what you can even without speaking. Additionally, old connections just might resurface. Be discerning if these are commas that need extending or if it’s best to close them with a period for good.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Is it a good day for love, Cancer? It’s a good day to accept nothing less than what you deserve.
But first, you need to be clear about what you deserve, especially if you’ve been making yourself seem smaller to accommodate others, letting people disrespect your boundaries, or not asserting your needs. You determine what you endure. There’s only so much that love can explain. Also, be on the lookout for new money-making opportunities. Rooting for you, bestie.
Leo (July 22 – August 22)
Is it a good day for love, Leo? It’s a good day to fall in love with yourself again.
This might be cheesy to say but there’s still so much of you to fall in love with. An identity crisis might be evident during Venus’ retrograde in your sign, but just remember that you’re worthy of love just the same. Past relationships might also surface and they might bring former insecurities with them, best to see those for what they truly are, bestie: The Past. The future, like your ruling planet, is bright and brilliant. And so are you, Leo, and so are you.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Is it a good day for love, Virgo? It’s a good day to be vulnerable.
And find power within it. As Virgo retrogrades in the same sign and healing sector as where the Sun is entering, you’re in for a lot of deep feelings. Even those you thought you’d moved past from. Old pains might surface and people from your past might just return, will you move with the currents or be swept away by the overwhelm? Will love revisit or will it bring closure? If you need time away from everyone, do so. Process your emotions at your pace.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Is it a good day for love, Libra? It’s a good day to realign.
Especially if you’ve been keeping unhealthy connections. The price to pay for keeping these toxic ties is your peace of mind, so is it worth it? As your ruling planet Venus retrogrades in your social sector, you might find yourself in the middle of all the stress of your friend group. Step back if you have to, if only to clear your head. Love-wise, don’t let wishful thinking get the best of you.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Is it a good day for love, Scorpio? It’s a good day to trust the work you’ve put in.
It’s a career-driven Venus retrograde, bestie, but this could bleed through the other facets of your life. Long-term goals might not align with your partner and friendships could be neglected from the busyness. Be intentional about making time, Scorpio, or at least tell them you need to focus. Either way, work-related stress could pile up but trust the work you’ve put in anyway. Remember that while you are not infallible, you are capable.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Is it a good day for love, Sagittarius? It’s a good day to experience something different.
Notice how I didn’t say “new”, just “different”. You don’t have to chase every new thing, Sagittarius, you can find something different even from where you’re standing. As Venus retrogrades in your adventurous and thrill-seeking ninth house, this backspin is urging you to take a step back and assess the road you’ve already traveled. You might be chasing ground without purpose after all this time, what have you learned thus far? Who have you met? How has it changed you? Love-wise, what risks have you taken that actually worked in your favor? How about when you settled? Discuss.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Is it a good day for love, Capricorn? It’s a good day to remember that the past is just practice.
You’re more than your failed relationships. More than the relationships that never were. You aren’t your failures, Capricorn, you are what you have learned from them. This isn’t to say that you rationalize all that has gone, especially with Venus retrograding in the same sign and intimacy sector that the Sun is entering, it’s to say that you can see it for what it is. A chapter of your life, a necessary growing pain, a step on your journey of discovering love. This is a good time to move forward with love, Capricorn, even tiny steps would do.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Is it a good day for love, Aquarius? It’s a good day to be honest with your relationship.
Is your relationship truly what you think it is? I’m not saying to be distrustful, but it pays to be objective. Are there red flags you’ve been ignoring? Have you been neglecting your own opinions for the sake of keeping the peace? Buried an issue that wasn’t really resolved? All of these could surface during Venus’ retrograde, so pay attention. Criticism in a relationship shouldn’t mean an automatic ending, it could be a starting point of growth, too.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Is it a good day for love, Pisces? It’s a good day to stay in your lane.
Worry less, bestie. Everyone’s focused on their own races to even look at you so you don’t need to change course just to impress people. Do what you want at your own pace and you do know that your worst critic will always be yourself, right? Take it easy. In the same breath, don’t nitpick on others’ path especially if it’s unwarranted—no matter what your relationship is with them.