The Venus in Aries Transit Turns Up Heat On Attractions

Is it “un-cuffing season?” As vivacious Venus sprints into impulsive, fiery Aries, eyes wander and attractions ignite. Here’s what to expect for the Venus in Aries transit, April 5-29, plus your horoscope.

Get ready for a blast of blazing heat as vixen Venus vaults into Aries, igniting a passionate pre-spring awakening! Impulse control may be scarce, but as a rule, zip and unzip judiciously (we’ll get to that in a minute!

The Venus in Aries Transit Means Confidence Comes Easy

As magnetic Venus zips into fiery and self-determined Aries, the next month could yield unprecedented romantic highs.

This is the time to:

  • Speak your desires without apology
  • Increase your swagger
  • Savor your independence
  • Play with new styles (but cautiously, since Mercury is retrograde April 1-25)
  • Get turned on by following your own genuine bliss

Single stargazers in particular could cycle through contenders quickly. Why waste time or settle? Move it along!


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The Venus in Aries Transit In Love: So Hot It’s Almost Not?

Venus is in “detriment” in Aries, a tricky placement for the cosmic seductress. Feelings can run hot and cold, attractions sizzle and then fizzle. Devoted partners may question their loyalty when they experience a burst of scorching chemistry with someone else.

On the plus side, a Venus in Aries can break up stagnancy, because Aries is an adventurous sign. (Bye-bye love drought!) Since Aries is also the zodiac’s warrior, it might take an explosive lovers’ quarrel to reignite the sparks that lead to exothermic makeup sex.

Single? Romance can come and go faster than a TikTok trend under this fast-moving sign. One day you’ll be glued together and the next, ghosted. Or you may never get past the breadcrumbing phase.

Coupled? Scorching chemistry with someone outside your relationship can take you by surprise. No need to act on it; just bring that surge of feisty energy back home to your partner. If you’ve hit a dating plateau, the April 2024 Venus in Aries transit can inspire you to get back out there and circulate.

Just remember, Aries is a fire sign. Patience is not a virtue during a Venus in Aries transit. You want to know now:  Are you into me or not? But careful not to apply too much pressure or come across as desperate and thirsty. You could blow up a perfectly promising situationship with Aries-style aggression.

Caveat: Venus in Aries shares a date card with Mercury Retrograde in Aries

The first full Mercury retrograde of 2024 is in Aries from April 1 to 25, so for the majority of the Venus in Aries transit. Sigh…

As with all Mercury retrogrades, remember to give every important decision some extra “let me think about it” time. The planet of communication can further muddy your interactions now, so double down on your awareness—especially when it comes to what you say, text or vent about. Read about the April 2024 Mercury Retrograde in Aries.

Your Venus in Aries Transit Horoscope

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Venus in Aries transit, April 5-29, 2024. You may 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.

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

Cupid’s glowing spotlight beams on YOU starting April 5 as amorous Venus cruises through your sign until April 29. Amour comes in many forms during this charmed annual phase, from uplifting friendships to romantic sparks that you might even feel with more than one person.

Some Rams will cherish holding onto single status, reveling in uninterrupted “me time.” Attached? Fall back in love with one of your personal interests and watch your relationships bloom. With beauty queen Venus helming the operation, you could debut a new look over the coming three weeks.

Just wait until Mercury turns direct on April 25 to pull the trigger on a tattoo or new ‘do.

Aries horoscopes, read more!

Taurus (April 19-May 20) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Seductive Venus shimmies into Aries on April 5, bringing a fast-moving fairy-tale quality to all your romantic interactions until April 29. DO take off the rose-colored glasses occasionally or you could get swept up in something that’s ultimately not right for you. Attached? See if you can slip off for a beach vacation or weekend in an Airbnb before the month is through.

The twelfth house also rules closure. If you’ve been waiting for a signal to let go of unhealthy relationships, here it is. Diplomatic Venus helps you make a graceful exit, but don’t stall!

Taurus horoscopes, read more!

Gemini (May 20-June 20) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Attractions take a refreshingly unexpected turn April 5 as love planet Venus zings into Aries until April 29. Could that person you’ve always thought of as “just a friend” hold greater romantic potential? Feelings may emerge, leaving you to wonder why you never explored this before.

Since the eleventh house also rules technology, single Gems could have a higher than usual click-through rate on the dating apps. Couples can push the envelope with some high-minded exploration. Take it one step at a time and be prepared to communicate a lot, especially since Mercury’s retrograde until April 25.

Gemini horoscopes, read more!

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Career goals get an infusion of creativity and excitement starting today as magnetic Venus shifts into Aries and your professional zone from April 5-29. Take the initiative to set up calls with clients or a lunch date with your boss. Picking someone else’s brain can give you inspiration for hitting your benchmarks by applying time-tested wisdom along with your own unique methodology. Romantically, this Venus cycle elevates your standards. If you’re settling for less than you deserve, change your approach ASAP.

Cancer horoscopes, read more!

Leo (July 22-August 22) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Venus enters Aries from April 5-29, pointing your “picker” in unexpected directions. Single Leos could fall hard for someone from a different background—in your time zone or one that’s nearly a day away!

Allow yourself to get lost in your imagination: moonlit skies, crashing ocean waves and a fabulous lover spooning you in your cabana. Then, do what you can to make the vision a reality whether single or spoken for. Can’t slip away? Mingling online could bring the fringe benefits of a dynamic duet.

Leo horoscopes, read more!

Virgo (August 22-September 22) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Love planet Venus enters Aries and your seductive eighth house, amplifying your magnetism a thousandfold between April 5 to 29. Beam those charms selectively! The people you attract now won’t be quick to leave your side. With the right partner, that’s a very good thing.

Let sweet-talking Venus assist you with discussions about exclusivity, even the “happily ever after” kind. A key relationship could hit a make-it-or-break-it moment. Will you commit or quit? Diplomatic Venus can help you sort out the right solution. If you’ve already found true love, the magic happens behind closed doors now. Privacy, please!

Virgo horoscopes, read more!

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

There’s no “off” switch for your love jones starting April 5 as ardent Venus enters fiery Aries until April 29. With your romantic ruler calling for a serious approach to relationships, wave goodbye to wheel-spinning connections that show little promise of evolving into a secure bond. And that goes double since Mercury retrograde (also in Aries) is riding shotgun until April 25.

Attached? What’s next for the two of you? Put your individual passions on the table and figure out new ways to support each other. Just remember the difference between compromise and sacrifice!

Libra horoscopes, read more!

Scorpio (October 22-November 21) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Roll up your sleeves, Scorpio and get to work on any trouble spots in your closest relationships. Harmonizer Venus enters courageous Aries from April 5-29, helping you confront the pink elephant in the room (or your bed). Instead of wishing a conflict would magically resolve itself, find a time to sit down together for a heart-to-heart. This no-nonsense cycle helps you get to the root of the matter, and you’ll both feel relieved.

But with Mercury retrograde until April 25, timing IS everything. Coupled Scorpios can bond through buddy workouts during this health-enhancing cycle. Single and looking? Self-care is an amazing aphrodisiac.

Scorpio horoscopes, read more!

Sagittarius (November 21-December 21) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Strut into the spotlight with confidence as seductive Venus enters Aries and your head-turning fifth house from April 5-29. You don’t need to apologize for monopolizing attention—or juggling more contenders than the Bachelorette. All is fair in love, right? By the same token, use this gracious cosmic force to boost others up, especially since Mercury is retrograde in Aries until April 25.

Marriage, babies or other long-term-relationship goals could be top of mind now. For other Archers, a creative project may monopolize your attention. Tease the works in progress to build excitement about your future debut.

Sagittarius horoscopes, read more!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Aesthetic Venus adds a bold splash of color to your world starting today as it makes its annual move into Aries and your domestic quarters. Between April 5-29, your idea of an exciting weekend could look like painting an accent wall or house hunting with a realtor. (Though plan and research carefully since Mercury’s retrograde until April 25.)

Since Venus is the love planet, there’s nothing more romantic than staying in to cook dinner and open up a bottle of vino. Set a timer so that your meal doesn’t burn while you’re getting frisky in the kitchen. Coupled Caps could move toward cohabitation over the coming few weeks or start looking at properties to purchase as a pair. 

Capricorn horoscopes, read more!

Aquarius (January 19-February 18) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Your famously witty flirtation style flips on today as provocative Venus enters Aries from April 5-29. Feeling the vibes? You can say it with emojis, memes and video-chats to test the chemistry, and if you’re seeing green lights, keep going from there. For you, a great conversation is the ultimate aphrodisiac—possibly a nostalgic one while Mercury’s retrograde until April 25. You might even experiment with turning a friend-crush into a situationship. Attached? With sweet-talking Venus in the mix, you’ll be able to broach touchy topics as an amicable debate and exploration—NOT a dramatic fight.

Aquarius horoscopes, read more!

Pisces (February 18-March 20) Venus in Aries transit horoscope

Open wallet, insert Bitcoins. You may soon be swimming in some serious cash flow as value-driven Venus soars into Aries from April 5 to 29. With your appetite whet for extravagant things, it’s tempting to make a splurge (or five). But do you REALLY need it? Before you go on a spending spree, do a closet inventory and get a good sense of your budgetary in-and-out flow.

This slow and sensual cycle can feel like a revival of romance in an old-fashioned kind of way that totally works for poetic Pisces—and that goes double since Mercury’s in a nostalgia-boosting retrograde until April 25.

Pisces horoscopes, read more!

Your soundtrack for Venus in Aries

Here’s a soundtrack for the Venus in Aries transit, compiled by Astrostyle’s resident mixologist, Jennifer Newman, AKA Astralselector.

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 Aries transit dates?

The dates of the Venus in Aries transit are April 5 to 29, 2024. Next up? Venus transits through trailblazing Taurus, April 29 to May 23, 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
PISCES: March 11-April 5
ARIES: April 5-29 (you are here!)
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

A Venus in Aries playlist

Here’s a soundtrack for the Venus in Aries transit, compiled by Astrostyle’s resident mixologist, Jennifer Newman, AKA Astralselector.

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).

Find your Venus sign

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What does your Venus sign mean?

Now you can read your Venus in Aries transit horoscope in this article for your Sun sign and your Venus sign! This can give you a more tailored prediction for how you’ll experience the transit.

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