Venus, planet of love and art, moves from Pisces-Revati to Aries-Ashwini between May 20th and 26th.
This is the Gandanta ‘knot-end’ between water and fire signs and also nakshatras, a double junction or ‘sandhi’ that makes this area volatile and unstable.
Venus goes from its most powerful point of all in Pisces on May 21st into fierier and more self-centred mode by May 23rd, and your relationships go from an idealistic peak into an impulsive and demanding style. The pressure to support and be there for somebody gives ways to a more independent romantic vision, though it’s still best to take things slowly during this shift.
You might see the return of an ex, or else fall back into a pattern within your partnership you promised to leave behind. Revati is known for selflessness, hospitality and protection, where you have a sentimental view of your loved ones, and believing in them has a positive transforming effect.
Ashwini by contrast, is pure fire, where you get your needs met by the quickest route, and your high romantic aims appear to be a dream. Your good intentions may also be misunderstood or have to change suddenly, or else a partner acts out of character and you need to adjust.
Take it easy – pulling on the Gandanta knot may only entangle you further and more tightly. In any case, expect your creative plans to take on a different quality, and you are in a sudden hurry to get work finished to deadline.
By May 23rd, Venus sits between the sweet influences of Mercury and Jupiter, which gives you a cushion against an over-impulsive attitude. Your direct style comes over well and you relate to someone with a good mental rapport.