Your Venus in Virgo Horoscope Brings Big Changes for Love

Relationship rules get stricter starting October 8! After four long months in flamboyant, hedonistic Leo, Venus moves into Virgo until November 8. Your Venus in Virgo horoscope for the four-week transit.

Simmer down, lovers! Venus, the planet of amour, changes costumes on Sunday, October 8, 2023. After an extended, four-month strut down flamboyant Leo’s red carpet—which included the Summer Venus in Leo retrograde—Venus hunkers down in earthy, sensible Virgo until Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

Warning: This shift will feel like a temporary downer. We’ve been treated to the passion-fueling, heart-opening vibes of Venus in Leo since before Summer, on June 5. Normally, Venus hangs out in a single sign for about 4-5 weeks. But when the love planet turns retrograde for 6 weeks, every 18 months, this timespan extends to 12 weeks or more!

Peak romantic moments are fun, but we have to come down from those highs sooner or later—if only to step back and figure out what TH they mean for the rest of our lives. If you’re honest, couldn’t you use a moment to pause, organize and integrate your feelings?

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Can Venus in Virgo find love?

If you’re still smoothing over a conflict from the July 22 to September 3 Venus retrograde, this sensible shift can help you arrive at a new understanding with your romantic interest. Since acts of service is Venus in Virgo’s love language, the “fix” might be to stop apologizing and start showing legit support.

Have you and bae been like two private jets passing in the night? Venus in Virgo teaches us the bonding power of simple, repetitve routines. Anchor relationships with scheduled activities: Workout Wednesdays, Fancy Dinner Fridays. Put it on your shared calendar so it actually happens.

What does your Venus in Virgo horoscope say about money?

Venus also rules our money—the things we find valuable. If you’ve drained your entertainment budget on a summer of travel, rooftop dinners and outfits to wear to the Eras and Rennaisance Tours, we understand. Venus in Virgo can help you tighten your belt and maybe organize a fall clothing swap in lieu of another shopping spree.


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Venus in Virgo horoscopes for every zodiac sign

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Venus in Virgo transit, from October 8 to November 8, 2023. 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 Virgo meaning and horoscope for the four week transit:

Aries (March 21-April 19) Venus in Virgo horoscope

An epic health mission begins October 8 as radiant Venus zips into earthy Virgo and your sixth house of self-care until November 8. If pizza and Pinot have been at the top of your food pyramid, a nutrition overhaul may be in order. Start pinning recipes for butternut squash soups and stone fruit crumbles. You might even take your wellness kick “into the wild” with hikes around a city or state park. Need a little push? Since Venus is the planet of love, turn those fitness adventures into an activity date for two. Your workout buddy could do double time as your bedroom buddy before you know it. Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Venus in Virgo horoscope

On October 8, your ruler, stylish Venus, struts into your head-turning fifth house. No apologies for admiring your reflection—just don’t spend ALL day in front of the mirror. Your love life gets a major boost under this sensual transit, which lasts until November 8. Just be your bold Bullish self. If you’ve been crushing on someone from afar, find a clever way to get closer up and personal. Already attached? Dive into those serious “where are we headed” conversations. If you’re looking to add bae’s apartment key to your ring—or even put a ring on THAT finger—this could be the beginning of an incredible new chapter! Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Design maven Venus hunkers down in your domestic fourth house October 8 to November 8, unleashing your inner Nate Berkus. Flick off the screen and make some actual upgrades to Casa Twin. Cohabitating? Rope bae into a redecorating mission. Afterward, you can co-host a dinner party in your spruced-up nest. If you’re not living with your S.O. consider this your cue to swap front-door keys or hunt for an adorable loft-style apartment to share. An important woman may drift into your orbit over the coming three weeks. Open your heart to a new BFF or an estrogen-fueled business partnership. Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Vivacious Venus sets up camp in your outgoing third house on October 8, packing your social calendar to max capacity. With this locally grown zone activated through November 8, chances are these stimulating soirees will be closer to home. You’ll be your best and brightest self, so don’t be surprised if your fan club gains a slew of new members. Single? This Venus cycle turns you into a fearless flirt. Your evenings out on the town could lead to surprising new connections—even if that memorable kiss just leads to a sweet friendship. Attached Crabs: Rally your friend groups into one venue and see who clicks! Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Chaos and confusion surrounding your love life may start to sort itself out. The reason? After four long months in your sign, romantic Venus moves on to Virgo and your grounded second house October 8 to November 8. Hosting Venus for this extended cycle hasn’t been a cakewalk—especially during the July 22 to September 3 retrograde. But you’re probably emerging with a braver heart from all you’ve been through. Practical matters demand your attention now. Don’t freak out if love moves at a slower pace for the coming few weeks. Frankly, it will be a relief. Read more Leo horoscopes.

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

Begin showering yourself with affection on October 8 as vivacious Venus zips into Virgo until November 8. Though many interested parties will be drawn to you during this alluring transit, you’ll also need time to enjoy your own company. In the resonating words of RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Style-conscious Virgos might be up for a dramatic makeover—or make-under! Whether you’re chopping your long locks into a layered bob or going #iwokeuplikethis for three weeks, fall in love with your reflection! Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Your cosmic custodian, alluring Venus, dances into Virgo on October 8, activating your dreamy twelfth house until November 8. Is it love…or just an illusion? Over these weeks, you may have difficulty distinguishing. If you’re newly dating, dive under the surface (and past the thirst trap snap) to REALLY get to know who that right-swiper is. Libras in long-term relationships have a golden opportunity to clear the air, thanks to Venus’ charming diplomacy. No more conflict avoidance! Bravely confronting the issue now will stop things from snowballing into a major avalanche (and possible deal breaker) later on. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Beginning October 8, you can think WAY outside the romantic box, Scorpio. Love planet Venus soars into Virgo and your innovative eleventh house until November 8, and it’s time to experiment. Single? Since the eleventh house rules technology, don’t delete those apps just yet! Open your mind to a match that falls outside your normal “type.” And when it comes to your own profile, showcase your edginess. Coupled? Venturing out of your comfort zone could bring some eye-opening exploration to your relationship. Just be sure to choose a safe word! Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Sensual Venus settles into Virgo and your ambitious tenth house on October 8, turning your thoughts toward matters (and goals) of the heart. What’s your romantic endgame, Sagittarius? Between now and November 8, make it your mission to spell that out for yourself. If you’re in a relationship, be sure to align your vision with your S.O.’s. With Venus charging through your career zone, your job could become a lot more social. Network liberally. You never know who might show up to that after-work drinks thing. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Begin exploring fresh romantic frontiers on October 8, as Venus charges into Virgo and your broad-minded ninth house until November 8. Single? Toss out any preconceived notions about the “right” partner and open your mind to unexpected connections. Sure, you might have to humor a few duds over coffee, but don’t let that stop you from casting your line back into the Sea of Love. If you’re already attached, spice up your cuffing season with a spontaneous baecation. Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

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

Seductive Venus dances into Virgo on October 8, activating your erotic and alluring eighth house until November 8. Nothing’s superficial under this intimate transit! You’re in the mood to forge deep connections and might just encounter a soulmate. Already in a relationship? Taking a big step with your S.O. is on the agenda, whether you’re meeting the parents or booking a couple’s getaway. But beware the green-eyed monster, who could appear unceremoniously over the coming few weeks. When you feel possessive or paranoid, don’t act rashly upon those fears. Call up a friend who can talk you down from that tree. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Venus in Virgo horoscope

Your urge to merge heats up starting October 8, as love planet Venus camps out in Virgo and your seventh house of relationships until November 8. No more hemming and hawing in matters of the heart. If you’ve found a good one, seal the deal with a legit commitment. Diving in all the way is the only true test of the relationship’s longevity. Single? While you tend to guard your solo time, create a little more space for a potential plus-one to slide in. The cosmic creatrix will also boost any artistic collaborations, so get in the cypher with one of your favorite co-dreamers. Read more Pisces horoscopes.

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All about Venus, the planet of romance, and the 2023 Venus transits affecting your love life.

What are the Venus in Virgo transit dates?

The dates of the Venus in Virgo transit are October 8 to November 8, 2023. Next up? Venus transits through its stylish home base, Libra, from November 8 to December 4, 2023.

What signs will Venus be in 2023?

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 10 zodiac signs in 2023 and has one retrograde.

Venus transits 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 (Venus retrograde from July 22-September 3)
VIRGO: October 8-November 8
LIBRA: November 8-December 4
SCORPIO: December 4-December 29

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