Venus, planet of love and art, is in Aries-Ashwini from May 23rd, the first nakshatra in the first zodiacal sign.
Ashwini is associated with speed and courage, and its Shakti or special power is for Quick Action, so this transit sees you getting started with a relationship, or reacting to somebody’s bold romantic move. Venus prefers balance, harmony, and taking your pleasures slowly, but Ashwini is associated with beauty and flamboyance, which works well at this time.
This nakshatra’s symbol of the Horse shows speed and power, which is also in your favour if you take a chance on a relationship you wouldn’t otherwise dare. Trust your instincts: you can size a new face up quickly and a heroic streak gives you the courage to attempt a romantic conquest.
You go with the flow and know what to do if an ex’ returns into your life and a second chance appears by surprise. Ashwini has manners and personal charm, and is Sattvic and Earthy in nature, so rushing in is not likely to push anybody away.
You also show grace under pressure of an artistic deadline and get ahead while your competitors are still thinking their ideas over. This asterism is lorded by the Ashvini Kumaras, the divine healers, so an opening comes from offering wellness and hospitality – Venus gives you a flair for the healing arts, and an attractive gift for simply making people feel better.
This is a good time to entertain, especially a spur-of-the-moment party. Venus is squeezed between the sweet influences of Mercury and Jupiter through this transit, which raises its tone and gives the promise of good conversation and a lively romantic rapport.