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Venus Is Moving Forward, and So Is Your Love Life

One of our six (!!) current retrogrades has now moved direct, lifting a weight of introspection and anxiety about our relationships off of our shoulders. Can you feel the difference?

Venus Moved Direct at 3:00 AM

Overnight, Venus—the ruler of love and beauty—stationed direct after six weeks in retrograde. This may have been an intense time in regards to your relationships, with many of us feeling like we were stuck in the past or our progress in the love department was stalled out.

It’s been a time of looking backward and inward, and possibly of revisiting past relationships in order to right previous wrongs. Hopefully this retrograde afforded you the opportunity to dig in and learn some truths about your own soul, so that you can better understand the kind of love that you and those around you need.

Now that Venus has gone direct, you can expect some excitement and forward momentum in your love life.

The Moon Moves into Virgo at 1:02 PM

When the moon is in the sign of analytical Virgo, we tend to be more productive, health conscious, and critical. It’s a great time to focus on the more mundane and menial tasks that need attention, as our focus and memory are razor sharp, and we don’t mind getting into the nit-picky stuff. We may be craving things like puzzles, mental exercises, games, and reading.

Take this time to do some organizing, deep cleaning, or Marie Kondo-ing of your home. We can buckle down in a zen-like state and do some serious detailed work if it means that we’ll see tangible results. Gardening could also be a great productive pastime, as could catching up on chores.

Our conversations and thoughts can turn toward the critical. We might focus on finding fault with ourselves and others. Self improvement is likely to be at the forefront of our minds, and it would be a good time to evaluate your daily habits and routines, making adjustments to your diet and exercise.

The Sun is Sextile the Moon at 9:31 PM

Tonight, the sun in Cancer forms a sextile angle with the moon in Virgo, and things start feeling a bit more peaceful. We get a positive boost of emotional energy that brings harmony to our relationships with friends and family. Our conscious and subconscious parts of our brains fall into balance, and the energy is chill and worry-free.

This is a good time to have a calm, collected conversation about a possibly contentious issue with a significant other. This self confidence also makes it an opportune time to promote yourself or take initiative in a work situation.

The Moon is Square Venus at 10:16 PM

This evening, the moon in grounded Virgo forms a square with Venus in chatty Gemini. This transit turns our minds to our needs for love and affection. If we don’t feel seen or appreciated by a partner or friend, it could lead to some moodiness or impulsivity. And that’s something that could be disastrous to act upon.

Serious work matters will feel like an uphill trudge right now. If you can push things off until tomorrow, seeking out people or activities that bring you pleasure and joy would be much more beneficial for your psyche.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, please adjust for your time zone.