With your natal Venus in Leo, this summer fire sign will blend with the planet of affection, giving to it a lot of dynamic characteristics and making it overly temperamental. Venus is generally governing pleasure and what attracts us, attachment to material things and subconscious urges to claim and make something our possession. It rules what we appreciate, what brings us comfort, and of course feelings that can be described under the category “love”. Leo energy will make the native an open-hearted and fun-loving person, who adores flirting and flattering. This placement will create a hunter considering affection, as for such people the matter of love is an always active quest.

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, and has the Sun as its ruling celestial body. Leo is also the natural ruler of the fifth house, which rules recreation, fun, children and gambling. This will make Leo Venus individuals rather active in their social life, always seeking to be the center of attention and looking for smiles, laughter and optimism in other people. They cannot stand melancholic and pessimist individuals, and will always feel awkward in too calm surroundings. For them, humor, passion and impulsion is a huge turn-on for their love life.

In the sign of Leo, Venus is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function neither very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Venus has no real problems when in Leo, except from the overall flamboyancy it will give as a trait. Such people will tend to show off and reach extremes, especially in their generosity towards their beloved ones. They adore flattery both from them and towards them, so will constantly create situations that involve gifts, surprises, and whatever can be a reason for a compliment or a smile. On the other hand, as Leo rules theater and acting, this placement gifts them a very rich inner artistic world. Their love life may feel like a movie, and if it does not, they will force it to become one! They do not care about vanilla relationships, for them it is fire or nothing. Leonine energy can be quite beneficial if assisted by other planetary positions, and the functions of planet Venus mostly depends on aspects from other celestial bodies. Additional information about Venus’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Venus’ Essential Dignities.

We should note that Venus needs around a month to move to a next sign, and is the second quickest moving planet, as it is located very near the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than two signs away from the sign where the natal Sun resides in. Once per year and a half, Venus has a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards for apparently 40 days in the natal chart. Venus is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty. Also, she is strongly connected to procreation, and naturally represents the divine feminine as an archetype (together of course with the Moon as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis).

Venus in Leo individuals will adore flirting and playing, and will frequently have fun and be social butterflies. Yet, when love hits them on their head like a hammer, they eventually become a dedicated partner that has no eyes for others. A Leo Venus person must always feel like the king, the “first priority” when possible. This is naturally happening in his love-life also, where he desires to be worshipped and given more time than any friend or relative of his significant other. They can become jealous when they feel that they do not get the desired attention, and sometimes can make even jealousy scenes. We should not forget that Leo is the sign mostly connected with acting, so there can always be a little bit of drama. Still, a good thing is that usually any possible acting is associated with its finest and most positive sides, as Leos prefer to concentrate on the bright side of life. Another typical characteristic that the sign passes to Venus, is traits connected with pride. A Venus in Leo native is always proud of their significant other, yet expects from them to continue to give them reasons to be proud. They like when other people are slightly jealous of them and their relationships, or at least admire their choices or conquests. Thus, they adore when their partner looks good and takes care of image and style. Of course, a Venus in Leo will make his best to offer reasons for being proud to their significant other too, even if they don’t need or request such things.

As we already mentioned, natal Venus in Leo makes someone a hunter. Such individuals adore the art of seduction; it is the necessary foreplay that gifts them the magic of conquering, and the trophy in the end. In fact, many times they feel more aroused in conquering difficult targets, even unrealistic ones! They eventually can lose interest when someone surrenders too easily, or does not dance their erotic dance – preferring straightforward dealings. Also, they can lose their passion if after conquering someone things start whirling towards some sort of calm stability. If you want to keep a Venus in Leo for long, it is necessary to keep that flame alive, and make him feel that he daily fights for you – even if it is a simulation that both of you know. It will still keep the libido high and make you create your own story; a story that could easily become a book or a movie – the only type of love life that such individuals dream of having.

Venus in Leo people can be egocentric, a natural outcome wherever Leo is involved. This can particularly deal with their appearance, and make them rather narcissistic. The touch of Venus will make them spend money on clothes and body treatments – actually anything that will make them more appealing to others. Yet, this obsession about their looks can have a rather good impact. If they physically exercise they will stay healthy (even if this is not their primary goal). If they pay attention to look beautiful, this will have an indirect effect to many other life matters – from how they are perceived in their job to how random stranger treat them and a lot more.

A typical archetype that can be reproduced under this placement is showing off wealth. Venus, as the planet of money and beauty, will make the native like jewels that can show their status. Naturally, they are also drawn towards people who also like to wear expensive jewelry, and will frequently gift such costly objects when they are in love. As Leo is ruled by the Sun, Venus in Leo individuals will definitely prefer gold as a metal, which is ruled by the golden star of our solar system. Gold will make them feel powerful in the eyes of others; yet there is a lot more than that hidden under this characteristic. Such people can be uncontrollably in love with gold, at a level that it becomes their personal fetish. They can make collections of golden jewelry or just pure gold, gazing at it and feeling strength. This can also be used as a remedy if you have this natal placement, in order to make yourself feel more powerful. Yet, of course, be always careful not to overly concentrate on obtaining such objects, instead of spending your time on more important and realistic life matters and goals.

When a Leo Venus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Leo rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter. It will bring unexpected pleasant events concerning the house where it resides, and generally help things flow easily. On the contrary, bad aspects to Venus can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with overindulging in pleasures. Also, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Leo Venus person may develop problematic spending traits. Venus is a planet connected with wealth, and Leo can become overly generous – especially for their partner. In case you have this natal placement, be sure to hold a little bit back from unreasonable expenses, because most of the times your significant other neither expect nor need such extravagant gestures. This can only hurt back through unnecessary financial losses. Overindulgence for long is not tolerated by the karmic laws, so it is always wiser to exercise modesty.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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