Venus, planet of relating, is in Leo-Purva Phalguni ‘the previous red one’, from October 9th until 20th 2020.
Purva is a more relaxed version of the previous Magha nakshatra and puts the emphasis on restfulness and pleasure. Its ruling deity is Aryaman, one of the Adityas, who has qualities of leadership and integrity, plus power over marital happiness.
You love to play and flirt, though you’re also content to let a relationship take its own course and are unlikely to have a strict agenda or criteria to follow. If somebody proposes a date or trip away you are happy to go along and don’t waste time wondering what is going to happen next.
All that matters is the bond of affection between you and your partner and this nakshatra celebrates the spontaneous and fun-loving. Keeping one eye on the future is sometimes advised, however, otherwise you fall into a reckless or chaotic routine and have no control. Channelling your energy is necessary as the constant pursuit of pleasure for its own sake becomes enervating and fruitless.
Purva’s symbol is a hammock, which says a lot about its relaxed nature, and sees Venus in an easygoing and romantic setting. Venus is also the planet of the arts so you may literally be co-creating in an artistic collaboration where bouncing your ideas off somebody else adds depth and inspiration.
Purva’s Shakti, or unique gift, is for ‘procreation’, so whether or not your mind is actually on having a family, you love being around people and all Venusian things. Venus receives the expansive influence of Jupiter through this transit, peaking on October 19th, which gives you an openness and romantic sincerity that people find endearing.