Illustrated constellation of Libra constellation over the planet Venus with symbol in background

Venus, the planet of beauty, can make you look better than you imagined one day, and take away anything that makes you stand out the next day. As Venus moves about the zodiac, this planet’s location can turn a wallflower into a diva, but just as easily make a divine beauty appear to be a dull dame. Appearances are not everything, though, as Venus also rules art and love, and so the way we mark and express our deepest feelings beneath the surface are also influenced by the location of this intense and influential planet.

Venus is strongest and most influential in the two signs it rules, Taurus and Libra. When it is in pragmatic Taurus, it impacts our relationship with the material world. When this planet is in Libra, it carries a persuasive factor in dealing with partnerships. Venus will be in Libra from August 6 through September 8. For some signs of the zodiac, this means you will look great and have partnership magnetism that will propel a romance your way. For other signs of the zodiac, you are better off avoiding a month of the dating game. You can get some work done now rather than let Venus ruin your hope for true love.

Four Hot Dates for Love:

Regardless of your zodiac sign, Venus makes four planetary interactions while it is in Libra that accelerate and accentuate all partnerships, especially romantic ones. If you are planning to make a move, mark your calendars now to pin him down for a date on any of these four magical moments (all times listed here are for US time periods):

  1. Thursday/Friday, August 12-13: Moon conjuncts Venus (late evening to early morning)
    Schedule some distraction-free couples time for as much of Thursday and late into Friday morning as possible. A big make-out session is due.

  2. Friday, August 20: Venus conjuncts Mars (afternoon)
    If you want to find out if he is a cheapskate, this is the most liquid date of the year. If a guy is not going to pay your way when the planet of love gets together with the planet of action, you better make this the last date. If you are the one with the money, you might want to play poor with your boy toy to see if he is just a gold digger or wants you for who you are.

  3. Saturday, August 28: Moon opposes Venus (afternoon)
    Just like the Moon conjunction, the opposition makes your passion engine roar.

  4. Saturday, September 4: Venus in harmony with Neptune (morning and afternoon)
    Beware of being talked into bed by a handsome new acquaintance. The reverse is okay though; you can make the move on a boss or hot professor for a private weekend exam.

Read your sign below to see what the planet of love, art and beauty will do as it moves through the zodiac’s sign of partnerships.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Partnership energy bubbles over. The challenge of Venus in Libra is in making sure your partner is not melding his or her identity with yours beyond recognition.
Fashion Tip: Grays and serious clothing allow you to complement a partner as he or she does the heavy lifting.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Your chance has arrived to be fluid and move between different worlds. You can be all business one minute and all pleasure the next.
Fashion Tip: An exaggerated collar will emphasize your neck and inspire a would-be kisser to come close.

Gemini May 21 – June 21

If you wanted a little more attention than usual, this is your time to shine. Someone who is more popular than you will be giving you all the time in the world.
Fashion Tip: Shiny satins and trendy polyester fabrics will add a spark to your appearance.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

You could spend some time pining for a long lost lover while Venus is in Libra. But a better way to make use of these four weeks is to make a career move that will up your “girlfriend stock” to new heights.
Fashion Tip: Dress to kill in designer name office attire.

Leo July 23 – August 22

A stranger will make himself known in a flirtatious manner. You could be sidetracked from the rat race as you meet the one passionate man whose match with you makes him the furthest thing from a rat.
Fashion Tip: Red and orange are colors to mix and match with denim.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

The chance for passionate embraces will pulsate as soon as Venus enters Libra. You will be turning down men whose attention you would have begged for only last month.
Fashion Tip: Go as retro as you can to find a man with a sense of humor.

Libra September 23 – October 22

You will be looking your best for the duration of the Venus visit to your sign, but you could end up attracting the attention of a guy who is so far from what you desire that you get repulsed by the idea of dating any man.
Fashion Tip: Just about anything works, so feel free to dress comfortably in your favorite get-ups.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

None of us really has enough time, but we make time for the things that we desire. Recent tension will be made easier by being there for a lover who is going through what you have already been experiencing.
Fashion Tip: Accenting dark colored shirts and blouses with artisan jewelry will make you appear to be his gem.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

The chance to get comfortable with a good looking neighbor will make this Venus visit to Libra a time of turning a stranger into a close friend. How close? It depends on your desire.
Fashion Tip: The more innocent the outfit you prepare, the guiltier you’ll be of having been pleased!

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Would your favorite hobby benefit from you becoming a dating hermit? Take until the 8th of September and find out.
Fashion Tip: Granny dresses and other thrift store specialties will complement your domestic priorities.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

If a romance is not heating up, it is because your summer pursuit of passion has prematurely cooled your wallet.
Fashion Tip: Clothing with sequins and fake fur will pull in the stares of men who want to buy you dinner.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

This is a great time to hire a personal trainer or life coach. Getting organized and sticking to a structure brings an amazing new level of rewards.
Fashion Tip: Green in a few different shades will bring out the best tone in your appearance.

2010 Venus Attraction Reports