Friends become lovers, lovers become friends. As romantic Venus eases into variety-loving Gemini from April 11 to May 7, you may need a new labeling system for the people in your life.
So what’s a Venus in Gemini transit, you ask? And what does it mean for my love life? Venus is the planet of love, beauty, relationships, and pleasure, while Gemini is the sign of communication, information, and curiosity. Google the word “sapiosexual,” if you want a quick and dirty definitely of Venus in Gemini. This translates into falling in love with someone’s intellect—or in a more loosely defined way, a hella spicy mindf**k.
Romantic Venus in communicative Gemini spices up the next few weeks with dynamic dialogues. Get your flirt on. Confess a crush. Dare to discuss a taboo topic or two. Question conventions that don’t work for you. With Venus in this curious sign, the urge to experiment is strong. Just keep things honest and watch for mixed messages!
The Venus in Gemini transit can make us fickle in matters of the heart, as Gemini is known for its dual nature and love of variety. Just because you can get away with duplicitous acts, doesn’t mean that there won’t be consequences. Blurry lines will inevitably complicate things, especially if one person is thinking FWB while the other is internally screaming, “At last!” But if you can get on the same page about status, welcome to your spring awakening, in whatever format is best for you and your amour du jour.
What does the 2023 Venus in Gemini transit mean for my relationships?
Coupled? If you are with a “happily ever after” plus-one, bring more playfulness to your time together. Take the classic advice of putting a weekly (or more often) date night on the calendar, switching off as planners and surprising each other with the agenda.
Pro tip: Plan outings that spark dialogue! Intellectual banter is an aphrodisiac while Venus hovers in this sapiosexual sign. Venus in Gemini makes people endlessly curious, and eager to ask and answer questions. Another way to light the fire in this loquacious planetary pairing: A good old-fashioned game of Truth or Dare.
Single? Set your system to pairing mode! The search for kindred spirits is on—but not necessarily the marrying kind. Gemini governs our peers and platonic pals, but when Venus travels through this sign once every year, love may be found in the friend zone.
If you feel attraction bubbling up, exploring can be fun…with a caveat. Will a night of fooling around bring drama to your social circle or break up the band? Think carefully before letting the love goggles blind you to potential collateral damage.
Gemini rules all things mobile, including that smartphone in your pocket. Swipe away on the apps and invite in the spirit of playful curiosity. Even if you walk away from a coffee date with a brand new friend, you never know who THEY might know.
Venus in Gemini horoscopes for every zodiac sign
Aries (March 21-April 19) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Social, romantic Venus heads into Gemini, April 11 to May 7, turning you into a veritable maestro of flattery and conversation. Charming people? That’s the easy part. But it might take some playful experimentation to get clear on your current preferences. (Fortunately, your adventurous sign is always game for that!) Whether you’re checking different boxes on a dating app search or reserving tickets for never-tried-that-before cultural events, make variety the hero spice of your love life for the coming few weeks!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Slow loving is right up your alley starting April 11 as amorous Venus drifts out of your sign and settles into your tender and tactile second house until May 7. But make no mistakes—there’s nothing boring about that! With the love planet in savvy Gemini, you have planetary permission to obsess over the details, from the thread count of your sheets to the base notes of the scented candle burning by your bedside. Coupled Bulls will be reminded of the power of an enduring bond. Single Taureans, give the “nice” type a second chance to make a first impression.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Get ready for a galactic glow-up—one that’s been a year in the making. Radiant, romantic Venus checks in to Hotel Gemini, turning you into the zodiac’s hottest commodity from April 11 until May 7. During this celestial “spring awakening,” your powers of attraction are off the charts. And since you’re also tapped in to YOUR preferences, use this time to clarify your own vision of love. Settling down won’t be a priority for every Twin out there, so if you’re single and loving it, try not to break too many hearts!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
You COULD spend your time trying to discern a fantasy from a reality. But that may be a fool’s errand for the next few weeks as love planet Venus drifts into Gemini and your quixotic twelfth house from April 11 until May 7. Fairytale romances rarely turn into a “happily ever after.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t revel in the temporary thrill. (The trick is to REMEMBER that it’s temporary.) Coupled Crabs, look at where your boundaries have become too porous. If you want to reignite some sparks, curb the caretaking and check those people-pleasing impulses.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Love is not about possession, Leo, which your affectionate sign forgets from time to time. For the coming few weeks, however, you may be the one who is itching for a longer leash. Thank (or blame) love planet Venus, who’s cruising through Gemini and your libertine eleventh house from April 11 until May 7. Single and prowling? You might try dating multiple people for a spell. Already spoken for? It takes a village to keep your relationship in its happy place, so bring on the triple dates—and take breaks from each other regularly to keep a little mystery alive!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
You move through life deliberately, Virgo, so what would happen if you brought some of that purpose-driven energy to your relationships? Make it your business to find out starting April 11, as ardent Venus rises into Gemini and your goal-getting tenth house until May 7. Single? Aim higher in your choices. Someone a little older or established could capture your heart. Coupled? While you don’t need to follow your S.O. around with a clipboard and whistle, agree on a mission you want to achieve together over the coming four weeks—and don’t skip the celebration once you do!
Libra (September 23-October 22) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Special delivery? Love may arrive in an unexpected package starting April 11, as Venus sweeps through Gemini and your broad-minded ninth house. Between now and May 7, you may be surprised to find yourself considering things that were formerly “off the menu,” including a long-distance relationship. For coupled Libras, a change of scenery can bring a refresher course in falling for each other all over again. Two first-class tickets to paradise, please!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
It’s not that sexy ever went away for you, Scorpio, but starting April 11, you’re bringing it back with a vengeance. Thank (or blame) vixen Venus who sweeps through Gemini and your seductive eighth house until May 7. Magnetic though YOU may be, most people won’t make the cut, and that’s fine. Unless the connection goes WAY beyond skin deep, you’re wasting everyone’s time. Tap in: Your intuition can lead you to a quiet, mysterious lover who can meet you on all levels—mind, body soul…and then some!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
A raging case of spring fever strikes April 11, but you’re looking for more than another string of hookups. With love goddess Venus winging into Gemini and your seventh house of relationships, your urge to merge will be equally strong between now and May 7. A creative collaboration could deliver a fresh wave of prosperity for some Archers…and who knows what else? Whoever said business and pleasure can’t mix never met someone with YOUR range.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
Quick, Capricorn! Grab the front-row seat in the spin studio; the one right by the mirror. (And maybe by the OTHER hottest person in class.) You won’t be the only one mesmerized by your reflection starting April 11, as radiant Venus pedals into Gemini and your wellness zone. Between now and May 7, your best accessory will be the lit-from-within glow that comes from eating clean, sleeping long and moving your body in as many ways as you can possibly imagine. Meow!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
If your love tanks could use a refill, you’re in luck, Aquarius. Celestial siren Venus struts into Gemini April 11, pouring red hot lava into your passionate fifth house until May 7. Let any heavy, moody, vibes evaporate into the ether. If you want to stay together, see what happens if you play together. Or stop chasing that elusive target and trot alongside someone who is ready to share your joy, like, NOW. A wave of baby fever may strike during this fecund cycle, which is an optimal time for pregnancies or for spending time with the kids in your life.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Venus in Gemini transit horoscope
They say that a good house is never done, which is certainly true for the eternally fluid Fish. And with aesthetically driven Venus relocating to your domestic zone starting April 11, you may be struck by an urge to pick up paint chips and start calling contractors. No apologies if feathering your nest becomes an outright obsession until May 7. Are you ready to make room in said nest for another person? Cohabitation could be the hot topic for coupled Pisces starting now! Single? In the coming weeks, you could melt for the sweet, family-oriented type.
Even more about Venus
All about Venus transits 2023 affecting your love life
What are the Venus in Gemini transit dates?
The dates of the Venus in Gemini transit are April 11 to May 7, 2023. Next up? Venus transits through homebody Cancer from May 7 to June 5, 2023.
Where will Venus be in 2023?
AQUARIUS: December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023
PISCES: January 26-February 20
ARIES: February 20-March 16
TAURUS: March 16-April 11
GEMINI: April 11-May 7
CANCER: May 7-June 5
LEO: June 5-October 8 (RETROGRADE: July 22-September 3)
VIRGO: October 8-November 8
LIBRA: November 8-December 4
SCORPIO: December 4-December 29
A Venus in Gemini playlist
Here’s a soundtrack for the Venus in Gemini transit, compiled by Astrostyle’s resident mixologist, Jennifer Newman, AKA Astralselector.
What’s 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. Then, read all about your Venus sign here.
Find my Venus sign
What does my Venus sign mean?
Venus directs your personal style, from your taste in clothes and decor to what you find visually appealing. Here’s where you’re creative, indulgent and romantic. You may have greater ease receiving gifts and support in the realms your Venus sign rules.
As the zodiac’s peacekeeping diplomat, Venus helps you negotiate compromises. Just beware the “nice disease” in the area of life your Venus placement rules. This conflict-averse planet can also make you a bit too quick to settle or accept peace at any price. You may need to strengthen your backbone a bit, so that you don’t wind up saying “maybe,” when you mean “no.”
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