On August 26, Venus enters Leo! Venus will stay in Leo’s strong, sunny energy until September 19, when it moves into Virgo. Occurring at approximately 1:30 am ADT, this placement will play out harmoniously, finding structure in the ways that you nurturing your inner strength and come together with others to share and create. The tarot cards for Venus and Leo are III – The Empress and VIII – Strength, indicating finding creative, heart-centred solutions towards overcoming your baser instincts, learning to stand your ground long enough to get the “full picture,” softening where you once were hard, thus letting in the energy required for the big push you’re about to make. What you are doing now is truly a Labour of Love, and is an honest, authentic projection of You.
The following one-card reading is drawn from the Isis Oracle, the Goddess Guidance Oracle, and Tarot of Mystical Cats. This is an example of what’s included with the $45 Planetary Transit tier, one of the monthly subscription packages available on my Patreon page. The Planetary Transit tier includes personalized one-card readings like the one below whenever a planet changes signs (~4/month), as well as 3-card readings for the New and Full Moons, a 5-card reading when the Sun Sign changes once a month, and a one-card Monthly Kick-Off Reading at the beginning of each month! This reading focuses on how to make the best use of the energy of Venus in Leo. For this reading, I lay out a crystal grid centred around a fossil jasper for clear, grounded thinking and protection of your creative ideas, with clear quartz for higher self connection, tiger’s eye for creativity and inner strength, aventurine for heart-centredness, magnesite for innovative thinking, and leopardskin jasper for a level head as you wait for the moment to “strike” like lightning, bringing what you’ve been working on forward at last!
Yes, Venus’s time in Leo will involve much time spent alone, finding your personal balance, disconnecting from people in favour of connecting with your Craft, so that you can develop it to personal perfection. You will be listening to your soul and in turn bringing forth the final product, the Fruit of the Labour mentioned above, honing your vision and “purifying” it, in such a way that your love for what you’re doing only grows deeper. This is a time to pull back to take care of yourself, because things are going to pick up again very quickly: take advantage of this brief reprieve before the work you’ve wanted and have wished for comes rushing in!
Ancient Power Mysteries | Hear the Rattle of Isis Playing + Nemetona | Sacred Space + IX – The Hermit
You’re getting ready to put yourself “out there” in a big way, but that time is not just yet — take advantage of this quiet time! I feel like I’ve been writing this for all the recent readings, but now it’s getting a bit louder and more urgent: soak, soak, soak up this last chance to really relax, to pamper yourself, to do whatever you want! Whatever you touch now is blessed, in a way, and so doing what you love in your downtime may even find you coming up with new ideas to add to your plan for the “big reveal” of the light that’s been shining in your heart, that you’ve kept secret to keep it “undiluted,” that it’s almost time to bring out and share. You’ve learned so much about yourself through this process, and you can honour that by getting your personal “sacred space” in order, so that you can recreate this feeling of “getting away from it all” to recharge in the seasons to come, as people are drawn top your light and come to you for the work you do. Don’t let the immanence of “summer’s end” get you down — get up! And once more, enjoy it!
Venus in Leo is a time charged with powerful healing energy, especially where it comes to the way we think about ourselves and the ways we practice self-love. Take advantage of that and spend time alone when you can over the next month or so, being still with yourself and “listening” for whatever comes forward. Your Inner Voice has a lot to say to help you on your way, and you’re open to all the help you can get at this point — not that you need it, but it can only be a bonus! Your “fence” is nearly complete and you feel prepared for the future, having learned from your mistakes long the way and made some necessary changes. You’re thinking in the right direction and taking action accordingly, gathering your energy for that “final push!”
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue. Various artists. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2004.
Isis Oracle. Alana Fairchild. Illustrated by Jimmy Manton. Victoria, Australia: Blue Angel Publishing, 2013.
Tarot of Mystical Cats. Lunaea Weatherstone. Illustrated by Mickie Mueller. Llewellyn Publications, 2014.