Venus, planet of relationship, enters the nakshatra of Magha in the sign of Leo from July 6th to August 7th 2023.
This transit includes Venus’s retrograde period from July 23rd, so there is an extended focus on all matters relating to this nakshatra, plus a potentially fated encounter arrives after this date. Magha is a showy and flamboyant energy within Leo, which sees you loving to be noticed and making a grand gesture.
Its name translates to ‘The Mighty’ and is symbolized by a Royal Throne-Room, which shows your grand ambition, as Venus gives you the desire to make a king or queen of your partner.
It also plays up your own high-maintenance side where only the best will do, so you can cultivate important contacts and enjoy the attention of an influential person. Be mindful of giving an air of patronage or favouritism, however, and good fortune really finds you when you lavish your affection without thought of reward or return.
The ruling deity here, The Pitris, the ancestral spirits, gives you an awareness of history and tradition, and this is a great time to enjoy a family occasion or birthday celebration. Your artistic work also receives an injection of energy, where a creative project that stalled for lack of inspiration gets back on track.
Venus receives the influence of expansive, adventurous Jupiter through this whole transit, which gives you added romantic generosity and a willingness to give your partner freedom.
You are open and forgiving, and somebody from a foreign country or culture holds a fascination and the power to make you feel like part of a wider world.