Venus, planet of art, luxury and relationship, is in Pushya in the sign of Cancer from June 3rd to 17th 2023.
Pushya lends Venus a romantic generosity, where you support your partner and provide security, and its symbol of an Udder suggests maternal-type affection. Your sense of protection is strong now, as you either give, receive or ideally share some special attention and make your partner feel safe.
The Shakti, or unique gift, of this nakshatra is ‘the power to create spiritual energy’, so together you achieve a soul bond, over and above the feeling you can find on your own. Pushya’s presiding deity, Brihaspati, emphasizes its spiritual and questing side, so you bond with a kindred soul over a shared love of thought and higher learning.
Raise the tone in your relationship and you get the same attitudes in return. Spiritual generosity singles out your affections, and this is an auspicious and life-sustaining asterism for most life purposes, which may see you being drawn into high and influential circles.
You can find the love and support you seek. Expect somebody close to you to need emotional help, or else to be separated for a time through a work or travel commitment. Still, you remain giving and caring, and your sympathetic quality plays up your personal magnetism, especially when a friend needs to talk.
This situation has a seductive quality, though you can also genuinely play a helping and counselling role. Venus moves gradually closer to dynamic Mars in Cancer over the course of this transit, which energizes your sense of a chase, and sees a romantic conquest on the horizon.
Mars enhances your protective instincts, and your own defences may also rise when you receive attention from an unexpected source.