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Your 2024 Venus in Leo Horoscope: What’s in Store for You From July 11 to August 4

Discover what this planetary shift means for your sign

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How you earn money, what you perceive as beautiful and pleasurable as well as the dynamics of your relationships are about to take a dynamic, passionate turn as a result of Venus moving into Leo, the fixed fire sign. Since June 16-17, the planet of romance has been moving through Cancer, the nurturing cardinal water sign, setting a more sentimental, family-oriented and security-seeking tone around relationships, money, beauty and values. But as of 12:19 p.m. ET/9:19 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 11, the planet named for the Goddess of Love will move into more assertive, driven, confident, self-expressive territory, which could see you feeling like sharing exactly what’s in your heart, going bolder with your personal style or going to bat for leadership opportunities on the job. 

Here, all you need to know in order to make the most of Venus in Leo 2024.

What’s the meaning of Venus in Leo?

In astrology, Venus oversees relationships, beauty, pleasure, values and money, and annually, in July and/or August, the planet makes its way through Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Lion. To understand Leo energy, it can help to look to its ruler, the sun, which colors core identity, self-image, confidence, expression of pride, self-esteem and purpose. In turn, Leo’s nature tends to be outgoing, action-oriented, optimistic, ambitious and, sure, at times, self-focused. The Lion also adores lighthearted, playful fun, romance and drama galore, as well as soaking up the spotlight. It does bear noting that as one of the fixed signs (the others being Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius), Leo tends to dig their heels in and struggle to divert from any game plan they’ve already committed to. Still, if switching things up translates to positive attention (something Leo lives for!), they might be more amenable. Ultimately, Leo can’t help but be endlessly loyal, generous and luxury-loving. 

That said, when Venus is in Leo, you may be more likely to offer your loved ones grand gestures of affection, whether that’s extravagant gifts or over-the-top declarations of love. And no matter what your own personal love language is, Leo is head-over-heels for words of affirmation, so you might both crave and offer flowery, adoring compliments. The fixed fire sign loves to flaunt its pride, so you could find you’re more compelled to celebrate your nearest and dearest in a more public, showy way. And you could find quite a bit of pleasure in the lighthearted, flirtatious, side of relating to others. 

Given the sun’s influence, Leo is also deeply invested in identity and fostering self-love, so this can be a wonderful moment for nurturing your relationship with yourself, prioritizing self-care and self-compassion and standing even more confidently in your sense of self.

What can you expect during Venus in Leo 2024

Although Venus moves through Leo annually, all of the planets move at different rates through the zodiac, so the relationship-oriented planet’s meet-ups with other celestial bodies changes from year to year. A few highlights: In 2024, just after Venus moves into Leo, it’ll oppose powerful Pluto in fixed air sign Aquarius on Friday, July 12, which can bring a palatable intensity to relationships and even stoke jealousy or possessiveness.  

Sunday, July 21 brings a more effervescent tone, thanks to Venus forming a positive sextile to lucky Jupiter in breezy Gemini. This could present opportunities to enjoy more pleasurable, laidback moments with loved ones and even amplify your fortune and personal growth. 

Then, ahead of its move into Virgo, the planet of love will square off against game-changer Uranus in fixed earth sign Taurus on Friday, August 2. Anticipate out-of-the-blue shake-ups in relationships and a bolstered appetite for striking out on your own.

Here, how Venus in Leo 2024 will affect you based on your sign. (Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it in your birth chart or by using this CafeAstrology calculator.)

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Aries

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Aries
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Venus moved through your home zone previously, which set a sweet, homebody tone for the last few weeks, but now, as it moves into your romance sector, you’ll get a surge of fun-loving, self-expressive energy. This is the ideal time of year to dive into artistic endeavors, tell your loved ones exactly how you feel in your heart of hearts and feel free to hit pause on putting your nose to the grindstone in order to prioritize playfulness, spontaneity and creativity. In fact, you’ll probably feel even more in tune with your inner kid than ever. 

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Taurus

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Taurus
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After spending time in your communication sector, which likely spurred a surge of social, bubbly energy and had you feeling more connected to friends and colleagues, you’re moving into a much more low-key, relaxed, family-oriented season. Venus in your home zone supports your desire to snuggle up on the couch, to tend to your garden or cook up sumptuous family recipes and to generally decompress and bond with your nearest and dearest. You may also want to express yourself creatively through projects around your home. Enlisting loved ones to help out makes for a win-win.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Gemini

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Gemini
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Venus just spent time illuminating your moneymaking game plans, but now, it’ll move into your communication sector, which is associated with your sign and therefore a very cozy spot for you. Venus’ time here spotlights your social life, making it easier to get together with friends, connect with colleagues. You’ll also get a burst of curiosity and potentially have your pick of learning opportunities, which you’ll enjoy the most if you dive into them alongside people in your social network. And if you’ve been wanting to go on a quick road trip or weekend getaway, the experience is sure to be even more pleasurable than usual now.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Cancer

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Cancer
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After spending time in your sign, which amplified your ability to charm others and magnetize pleasurable, playful, heartfelt moments, Venus now moves into your money zone, and you’ll be thinking more about how you can bring your skills to the table to boost your income. Thinking about ways to express yourself creatively to enhance your earnings could be a particularly productive way to utilize this energy. Just be sure to focus on opportunities that most align with your values. Collaborating with friends and loved ones to boost your bottom line could also be especially fulfilling! 

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Leo

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Leo
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As Venus moved through your spirituality sector for the last few weeks, you’ve felt a bit more private than usual about your love life, the activities that bring you pleasure and your creative impulses. But now that it’s shifting into your sign, you’re prepared to soak up the limelight and stand strong in your sense of self, even more confident than usual that you deserve to magnetize your desires! You’ll be truly charismatic and inclined to turn up the volume on your personal style and typically entertaining form of self-expression. As a result, you could feel it’s easier than usual to earn a round of applause and fill your days with more lighthearted fun. 

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Virgo

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Virgo
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Venus, in your networking zone since mid-June, has positively lit up your social life and collaborative efforts with friends and colleagues, but now it moves into a quieter part of your chart: your spirituality sector. You’ll be more inclined to play your cards close to the vest when it comes to your love and social life and to schedule time for self-care and self-reflection over getting together with a lively group. This is also a lovely moment for putting your mental and emotional well-being front and center through pleasurable, grounding activities (think hikes, restorative yoga or meditation sessions).

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Libra

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Libra
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Venus, your ruling planet, has been in your career zone since mid-June, but now, it shifts into your networking sector, amplifying your desire — and ability — to connect and collaborate with friends and colleagues. Although you generally adore working one-on-one with others, you’ll be pumped to feel like part of a team during this transit. You could also find that nurturing your existing platonic relationships comes more organically as will making new friends and connections. And don’t be surprised if these bonds serve to help you further your personal, long-term aspirations, as well.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Scorpio

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Scorpio
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For the last few weeks, Venus has been lighting up your adventure and higher learning zone, which has led to a bit of restlessness, as you’ve sought more opportunities to broaden your horizons. Now, the artistic planet moves into your career zone, setting a very different tone in which you’ll be more focused on your professional path — and capable of making quite an impression on higher-ups and colleagues. If you’ve been wanting to pitch an ambitious proposal or step into a position with more responsibility, now’s your chance to make your desires known, because chances are, they’ll be well-received! At the same time, this transit enhances your inner sense of authority.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Sagittarius

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Sagittarius
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Venus in your intimacy sector has been encouraging you to be more vulnerable and to connect with your most deep-seated emotions, but it slips into your adventure zone now, which is a much comfier experience for you, given that this zone is associated with your sign. Your typical wanderlust could be supercharged, and you’ll want to involve your nearest and dearest in any efforts to spread your wings, see new sights and soak up knowledge. Even if you have a regularly scheduled get-together or chill weekend planned with a significant other, prioritizing learning experiences and opportunities to consider philosophies and perspectives outside of your own will prove satisfying.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Capricorn

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Capricorn
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Because Venus has been in your partnership sector for the last few weeks, you’ve zeroed in on spending more quality time with a dear friend, loved one, business partner or significant other on a one-on-one basis, and now, you’re going to want to make a point to have even more meaningful conversations and to wear your heart on your sleeve, thanks to Venus spending time in your intimacy zone. Not only can you acknowledge and talk through your most intense emotions, but you might also find this period lends itself to expressing your sexual desires to see that they’re better fulfilled. And because this zone involves joint resources as well, you can put your head together with a loved one to reach a shared money-related aspiration. 

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Aquarius

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Aquarius
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Venus’ trip through your wellness and routine sector from mid-June until now made your day-to-day schedule more social and fun filled. But now, you’ll notice that with Venus in your partnership zone, you’ll feel less scattered and more focused on pouring energy into one-on-one bonding time. If there are emotional issues with a friend or loved one that you’ve been meaning to address, you can more readily mediate or negotiate now. And if you share an ambitious goal, this is a golden opportunity to brainstorm and strategize how you’ll apply your individual strengths as well as a healthy dose of teamwork to the effort to see it across the finish line.

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What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Pisces

What Venus in Leo 2024 means for Pisces
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Venus has moved through your romance and self-expression zone for the last few weeks, which has made for a creative, even magical season, and now, the planet of relationships will travel through your wellness and daily routine sector, turning your focus to your everyday hustle. You’ll want to be more social while tackling your to-dos, so involve friends or loved ones in your errands or that workout class you’ve been wanting to try. You may also find that this transit lends itself to more lively chatter with colleagues, which can make for an even more harmonious, pleasant daily work experience.

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