Venus, planet of relationship, enters the nakshatra of Magha in the sign of Leo on July 17th until 28th.
Magha is a showy and flamboyant energy within Leo, which makes you love to be noticed and make a grand gesture. This nakshatra translates to ‘The Mighty’ and is symbolized by a royal throne-room, showing grand ambition, and where Venus has the desire to make a king or queen of your romantic partner.
It also shows your high-maintenance side where only the best will do, and an unbalanced Magha may give an air of patronage or favouritism. Cultivate important contacts and enjoy the attention of an influential person, but good fortune really finds you when you lavish your affection on someone else.
Spoiling your love interest is a way to their heart – an organ ruled by Leo – and you have a romantic generosity that keeps giving, ideally without thought of reward or return. The ruling deity here is The Pitris, the ancestral spirits, so you have an awareness of history and tradition, as long as this doesn’t limit your choices or make you overly fussy.
Your artistic work also receives an injection of energy and a project that stalled for lack of inspiration gets back on track. Venus receives the influence of both dynamic Mars and expansive Jupiter through this transit, giving you an optimistic and impulsive romantic style.
You are naturally playful and enjoy a romantic chase, and may be looking for a new relationship or conquest or to put new life into your current partnership. Show a touch of real heroism, and you may strike a rapport with a foreign or exotic partner based on travel, freedom or a shared philosophical interest.