The Venus in Aquarius Transit: Love Takes An Experimental Turn

Lead with your intellect! The mind is the fastest way to the heart during the Venus in Aquarius transit, February 16 to March 11, 2024. Learn all about it, plus your horoscope.

Calling all sapiosexuals! When Venus visits unconventional Aquarius every year, love takes a turn for the experimental. Pop open the trunk of your imagination and let yourself explore.

Pro tip: Choose a safeword to go with all those S.A.T. words that you’re wooing with during the brainy Venus in Aquarius transit. Why? In 2024, randy Mars is co-piloting through anything-goes Aquarius from February 13 to March 22. 

That’s double the motivation to think and love outside the box while also keeping a FEW emotional guardrails in place.


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But first, lighten up…

When passionate Venus swings into Aquarius, the sign of friendship, it’s time to lighten up! You don’t have to turn your LTR into an FWB, but what if you pretended you were meeting each other anew? Just when you thought you knew everything about each other, surprise! Titillating new dimensions emerge.

Single? Don’t be surprised if you find yourself attracted to a platonic pal you never thought of like that. Being BFFs is a great foundation for long-lasting love, provided there’s enough physical chemistry to match.

Tap those keys

When the sign of casual connections and unconventional relationships tours Venus, life feels much sweeter— and hotter!—especially when you’re pushing the envelope. But you might not have to emerge from behind your screen to do so! With vixen Venus in tech-savvy Aquarius, sexting and video-chatting could get seriously steamy.  

Since Aquarius rules technology, a high “clickthrough rate” could be on tap for you on the apps. In this community-loving sign, hanging out with your social group is also a savvy strategy for meeting new prospects. Just make sure your BFF doesn’t have dibs on the “friend” she brought to the party.

Get open! (We’ll let you decide how much)

For couples, this period can spark honest dialogue about the way you envision a happy union. Drift as far from the standard playbook as you want. From living in separate spaces to opening up a relationship to exploring a gestational carrier, no topic is off-limits.

Create a safe environment where you can discuss your desires freely. Talking about them doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll actually pursue these things. The point is to dial down fear and possessiveness, which creates breathing room for your individuality. 

Space is sexy

Liberated Aquarius is the zodiac’s space cadet—and during this Venus in Aquarius transit, you may find yourself literally craving more space from your partner. (No need to board the Virgin Galactic to get that, though.) Give each other room to disagree on an important topic—or to explore an interest that the other doesn’t necessarily dig, or even understand.

This classic quote from Esther Perel’s Mating In Captivity sums up the right attitude to adopt during the Venus in Aquarius transit. “Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness…Love enjoys knowing everything about you; desire needs mystery. Love likes to shrink the distance that exists between me and you, while desire is energized by it.”

Bottom line…

Single? Get back on the apps and let friends and coworkers set you up.

Attached? Socialize as a couple and strengthen the foundation of friendship in your relationship. Don’t feel compelled to play by the rules if you’re yearning for something a bit (or a lot) outside the lines.

From bringing in a “guest star” to your boudoir to planning for a family, the stage is set for exploration and negotiation. Again, you don’t have to actually do any of the things you discuss. Talking about them might be spicy enough during this mindblowing Venus in Aquarius transit!

Venus In Aquarius Horoscopes By Zodiac Sign

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Venus in Aquarius transit, February 16 to March 11, 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Your Venus in Aquarius horoscope for the four week transit

Aries (March 21-April 19) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Emerge, Aries, and greet your adoring public! After a few dutiful weeks in Capricorn, gracious Venus catwalks into Aquarius and sets off a flash mob in your eleventh house of group activities, February 16 to March 11. The new year’s extracurricular opportunities will start coming in with a bang (in 3, 2, 1…), so be ready to cover your social calendar! Career-wise, concentrate on collaborations. This will help you work smarter instead of harder AND could spawn a few profitable alliances. Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

It’s a new year with plenty of reasons to be motivated, Taurus. You’ll keep the ambition and hard-working momentum on the upswing as your ruling planet, Venus, parades into your tenth house career corner, February 16 to March 11. Warmhearted Venus’ style is the opposite of competitive: For the next few weeks, you’ll inch upward through cooperation, teamwork and networking. Be direct (but never pushy) when communicating with leadership and show that you’re eager to take on more responsibility. And don’t skip the networking happy hours! Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Had your fill of “cozy season” yet? As Venus lifts off in Aquarius and your worldly ninth house, friends in warmer climes are worth reaching out to. Moreover, could you squeeze in a visit to see them between January 2-26? Because Venus rules romance, you might book a companion ticket for your trek—or jet off to a destination that’s as famous for its attractive residents as its breathtaking sites. No matter your GPS coordinates, cross-cultural relationships could get a dose of Venus’ love potion! Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Privacy please! Temperatures are rising in the Cancer boudoir as Venus heads into Aquarius and sprinkles sexy pixie dust in your erotic eighth house. A soul-merging union could arrive long before St. Valentine wings in. Between February 16 to March 11, Crabs may announce an epic romantic milestone. If romance is status quo, joint creative ventures could take flight. Either way, you’ll be roaming deep into “we” territory. Shared assets—financial, emotional and physical—may become more entwined under Venus’ spell. Make sure you’re comfortable with the balance of power before you share any PIN numbers. Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

V-Day celebrations extend, thanks to Venus’ arrival in Aquarius and your relationship house (seventh) on February 16. The planet of romance hangs out here until March 11, blessing you with three powerful weeks of connecting and co-creating. Solo cats may feel the urge to start hunting for a long-lasting mate. Already found your “tiger in the sheets?” Fill up your winter activities calendar with memorable moments: To concert tickets to see the band you both or maybe a warm-weather resort vacation. Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Radiant Venus sweeps into Aquarius and kicks your sixth house wellness goals into high gear. You won’t struggle to get motivated between February 16 to March 11—and in collaborative Aquarius, Venus will bring activity buddies galore. Drop into group classes or register for a boot camp program that offers an online motivational group. And since Venus IS the love planet, focusing on your well-being could have unexpected fringe benefits for your love life. (Who’s THAT doing lunges at the leg station?) Coupled Virgos: Bring on the buddy workouts. Those sexy endorphins could spur some marathon romps in the sheets! Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Zip a colorful puffer coat over your party clothes and step out, Libra! Snow, nor sleet nor rain can keep you locked indoors for the next few weeks. Nope, not with amorous Venus pulsing through Aquarius and your flamboyant fifth house February 16 to March 11. It’s time to reclaim your title as King or Queen of the Scene. Tired of shivering in front of your full-spectrum light? Head somewhere warm where you paddle up to a hottie at the swim-up bar or find a secret cove for some spicy fun with your S.O. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Time to revive the art of Netflix and chill, Scorpio. Creature comforts might be your prime aphrodisiacs as sensual Venus sweeps through Aquarius and your domestic fourth house, February 16 to March 11. Leave the late-night bar-hopping to the fire signs for a few weeks. You’ve got the love planet on your home turf, and a passionate-in-private Scorpio knows better than to let that smoldering energy go to waste. Prep your boudoir for a fresh guest star or feather it for you and your S.O. And of course, enjoy some well-deserved nesting, like perfecting your slow-cooker recipes while you knock out a two-season streaming series! Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Everyone and their miniature dachshund will be barking up your tree for the next few weeks,  as charming Venus marches through Aquarius and your garrulous third house. And if one person in particular is giving your attention, don’t assume it’s a “just friends” thing. Hosting the love planet in this flirtatious placement could definitely blur some lines. Burning attractions aside, if you don’t see a real future together, keep ’em in the platonic zone and fire up the dating apps instead! Already swiped for? Get out and socialize as a pair while Venus buzzes here from February 16 to March 11. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Decadent Venus shimmies through Aquarius and your cash-positive second house, February 16 to March 11, turning you back into the high-earner you were born to be. With this social planet at the helm, networking can bring instant rewards, like a client you land at a breakfast mixer. If you’re ready to talk raise and promotion, set up a performance review over these next three weeks. Need to get on an influencer’s radar (and then, their calendar)? Socialize strategically, befriending people who can put in a good word on your behalf. If there isn’t a genuine click with these folks, don’t be fake. Just keep doing great work (and promoting skillfully), knowing that you will inevitably find your way to the insider’s circle. Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Radiant Venus sweeps into Aquarius from February 16 to March 11, into your first house, and suddenly all you can think about is freshening up your look. Take a haul of “so 2017” pieces to Buffalo Exchange and then go drop a little coin at Sephora. You won’t be able to dodge the spotlight for the coming three weeks, so you might as well enjoy all the attention that’s heading your way. Assemble a few date-night outfits and enjoy this romantic renaissance. Pure animal magnetism could overtake you long before St. Valentine comes to town! Coupled? Don’t spend every nanosecond together. Exploring independent interests helps keep the spark alive. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Venus in Aquarius transit horoscope

Your fantasy life is as active as your so-called real life, and it’s easy for you to get lost in an imaginary world. But starting February 16, as magnetic Venus zips into your esoteric twelfth house, it’ll only take a little energy (and a lot of intention) to evolve a vision into something solid by March 11. Throw yourself into an artistic project or pursue a budding romance. Couples should harness this sizzling sensual synergy and do something just a bit wild and crazy—and unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. The only pitfall? Boundaries and truth could be fuzzy at best. Ask the obvious questions like, “Are you married?” before announcing that you’ve met The One. Read more Pisces horoscopes.

A Venus in Aquarius transit playlist

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Even more about Venus: FAQs & more

All about Venus, the planet of romance, and the 2024 Venus transits affecting your love life.

What are the Venus in Aquarius transit dates?

The dates of the Venus in Aquarius transit are February 16 to March 11, 2024. Next up? Venus transits through creative Pisces, March 11 to April 5, 2024.

What other signs will Venus visit in 2024?

Venus is the planet of love, beauty and luxury, lending its decadent energy to every zodiac sign for three to five weeks each year.

Venus visits all the signs in 2024, twice in Capricorn and Aquarius.

There are no Venus retrogrades in 2024.

2024 Venus transit signs and dates

CAPRICORN: January 23-February 16
AQUARIUS: February 16-March 11 (you are here!)
PISCES: March 11-April 5
ARIES: April 5-29
TAURUS: April 29-May 23
GEMINI: May 23-June 17
CANCER: June 17-July 11
LEO: July 11-August 4
VIRGO: August 4-29
LIBRA: August 29-September 22
SCORPIO: September 22-October 17
SAGITTARIUS: October 17-November 11
CAPRICORN: November 11-December 7
AQUARIUS: December 7-January 2, 2025

2023 Venus transits

SAGITTARIUS: December 29, 2023 to January 23, 2024
SCORPIO: December 4-December 29, 2023
LIBRA: November 8-December 4, 2023
VIRGO: October 8-November 8, 2023
LEO: June 5-October 8 (Venus retrograde from July 22-September 3, 2023)
CANCER: May 7-June 5, 2023
GEMINI: April 11-May 7, 2023
TAURUS: March 16-April 11, 2023
ARIES: February 20-March 16, 2023
PISCES: January 26-February 20, 2023

Get personal: Do you know your Venus sign?

When you were born, Venus was orbiting through a specific part of the sky—and zodiac sign. Wherever that placement was is called your Venus sign. It may be the same as your Sun sign, but not necessarily.

Use our cosmic calculator below to discover what zodiac sign and house Venus was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time (if you don’t know it, use your best estimation, or 12 noon).

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