Read your horoscope for Venus in Aries
Venus likes it hot
The astringent tonic of Venus in Aries excites, enlivens, and awakens the senses.
Opposite its airy home of Libra, Aries is a sign where Venus is considered to be in detriment. Notes of discord are part of its charm, however.
Here, Venus’ alarm disturbs any creative inspirations that may have fallen under a slumbering spell, and helps us to barrel head first towards the rose patches of pleasure. Are there thorns awaiting? Sure. Does Venus in Aries care? Only as much as it loves the textures that others might consider taboo.
Venus has spunk to spare in the sign of the ram. It disarms naysayers through its infectious enthusiasm. However, since Venus will be here from May 2nd – May 28th, use these days to count to ten (or 1000), before rushing in where fools fear to tread.
Key dates to keep in mind
On May 5th, as Venus and Mercury trade love notes via a sextile. It’s time to announce your bravest desires. Whether you’re telling your person what you want, what you really really want, or identifying these yearnings for yourself, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Venus’ counsel with Saturn on May 24th, also via a supportive sextile, will help you create the structure, boundaries, and systems that sustain your heart’s sparks. A lit match is a beautiful thing, but it will curl into nothingness without a sturdy temple of kindling. It might be worth considering the social dimension of your passion project too.
Finally, Venus squares off with Pluto on May 26th: a horn-lock, friction forming square. In the event of power plays, or shadow boxing remember that you always have the choice to pause. The only baggage you are meant to carry is your own, and maybe it’s time to put that down too.
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The following horoscopes were written by Stephanie Warner.
Aries & Aries Rising
When Venus enters Aries on May 2nd, you’re eager to hit the grounding running with a passion project or personal debut. Though there’s a fine line between charm and bravado, the sheer force of your enthusiasm will lasso many to your cause. Trust the desires that seem to spring, fully formed, from the crown of your head. These brain-children have momentum.
On May 5th, as Mercury and Venus compare notes, words are wands. Trust the thoughts, lines of poetry, or transmissions that leap off the cosmic presses, still hot to touch. The practice of automatic writing could help capture the molten-flow of your body’s wisdom as you map this inner landscape.
By May 24th, as Venus tangos with Saturn, it’s no longer enough to burn brightly for yourself. You will want to test your heart’s song against the grain of a wider social context. Tough crowd as you wheel out your one-person show? No matter: explore these tensions as a dance. You are not for everyone and everyone is not for you. The ones whose ears are tuned to your vibe will be in your corner forever, though.
Finally, remember to take a deep breath (or whole guided meditation) on May 26th, as Venus locks horns with Pluto. Try to reframe this power-struggle as a sign that you’re evolving. If other people’s actions chafe with your values, know that there’s power in integrity. Stay true to you.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
As Venus blazes in Aries, you will be piercing the veil of your inner world — even the collective unconscious. Blackout curtains and airplane mode will unleash private passions that require no justification. Beyond the ceaseless virtual gaze, you will be exploring the parts of you that light up when nobody’s watching.
On May 24th, as Venus sidebars with Saturn, you may be sculpting your professional world to accommodate the naps that feed your creative fire. Whether it’s advocating for a four-day week, or booking off time for a spiritual retreat, you may be surprised at the willingness of higher-ups to cooperate.
If the boundaries between your work and private life are leaky, it’s time to seal your sacred rest in a jar. There will be absolutely no Slacking in the bedroom.
By May 26th, a research project could see you obsessively burning the midnight LED. As you spelunk this endless rabbit hole, make sure your sleep hygiene doesn’t fall to the wayside. The internet’s feedback loops are boundless, and you could theoretically tunnel through the zeros and ones for a lifetime.
Sometimes the quickest route to revelation is to sleep on it. Venus is all about delegation after all: allow your REM cycle to connect the dots you missed.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
As Venus flames into Aries and your 11th House of friends, you will be eager to hitch your wagon to a band of merry dreamers.
Truth is, you’ve always gravitated to the movers and shakers — those on the bleeding edge of their field, with passion to spare. Something about the frankness of your fans, and the warmth of your glee section, helps to extract you from your mind spirals. A bit of playful competition never hurts in the wrangling of your dreams either.
As Venus fields constructive criticism from Saturn on May 24th, your wisdom pursuits ignite the minds of fellow seekers. Two days later, if a wound is triggered around social belonging, feel through this shrapnel with compassion. Your integrity and lived experiences require no tribal consensus. Let your vulnerability be a torch.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
As Venus dons a golden ram’s fleece, you may be basking in some well earned accolades. This moment of high viz isn’t from sheer luck. Your willingness to surrender to uncertainty, and plunge the fathoms of life’s deeper questions, brought you to this place. Let your wisdom be a lighthouse beacon now for other lost souls. You understand their plight all too well.
On May 5th, allow your intuition to guide the way when it comes to your next professional move. If an offer looks good on paper, but kicks up the hummingbirds in your gut, it might not be for you.
This could also be a good time to journal or audio memo your way through the subtle ways you hold yourself back. Remember that scores of people less qualified than you are doing “the thing” on fumes of sheer audacity. Faking it until you make it causes any Cancer placement to prickle, but there is power in transforming your inner monologue from a stray heckler into a cheer section.
May 26th will demand all your cool, as drama, or prickling egos, flare in your closest relationships. Try to reframe these encounters as scrying bowls — opportunities to pierce through the veil of what you don’t usually perceive.
Leo & Leo Rising
As Venus finds dry land again, you may still be shaking off the seasickness of a stormy healing journey. Rejoice in these wide skies and newfound spaciousness to explore life’s burning questions. The call to adventure and thrill of the unknown are the keys to your pleasure in the coming weeks.
On May 5th, bust out of your hermit’s mountain cave and descend into the town square (or virtual meeting places). Immersing yourself in the work of others will remind you that wisdom is often an intricate song, in many rounds and parts.
Venus’ clash with Pluto on May 26th will help you to break through resistance in establishing the daily tasks, weekly goals, and structures that empower your research. Though the cosmos sometimes speaks straight through us, the real magic is in your daily commitment to your great work.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
As Venus is handed a torch in Aries, you will be able to burn away a cobweb (or two) when it comes to a healing process. Perhaps you’re accustomed to soldiering through the pain, but the next few weeks will remind you of the importance of custodial grief work. You will be invited to tend to your softest places as diligently as you care for others.
Remember that we can’t vanquish the fragments of an ancient hurt altogether, but we can learn to hold the shards very tenderly.
On May 5th, as Mercury and Venus exchange words, you are gifted the right thing at the right time. Stay reciprocal. There is nothing we do in a silo, even if so much of our success rests on our decision to get things done.
By May 26th, something momentous is brewing in terms of your healing pursuits. Remember not to judge yourself for experiencing the full technicolor spectrum of the human condition. It is the artwork of the soul.
Libra & Libra Rising
As Venus enters Aries, your chase for love and connection is, indeed, thrilling. Even your clients and collaborators are spark plugs, inspiring creativity and aggravation at turns. Your love language is simply the word “now” (or post-haste if you’re feeling fancy).
The erotic friction in your encounters could help you see the parts of yourself that need a little loving. Or it could have you tying yourself into pretzels of indignation. The choice is yours.
On May 26th, you might be called to establish (or reinforce) your boundaries. Your story when it comes to love, partnership, and mergers of all kinds can be radically different from those in your upbringing. Though our caregivers provide a powerful template when it comes to patterns of attachment, we are also free to sculpt new myths.
Nevertheless, the shadows they project provide a portal into their own pain, and an opportunity for compassion. Celebrate your willingness to diverge from trauma’s undertow of least resistance.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
As Venus finds new swagger in Aries, the erotic tension between you and your to-do list reaches a fever pitch. You tend to whirlwind through your daily tasks and work to the point of burnout — and beyond. Venus presents something of a paradox in the coming weeks. How to marry momentum with pleasure, or ease with efficiency?
On May 5th, put out feelers for financial boons and material support. Abundance is in reach, but it requires you to serenade it. Be a brave suitor.
As Venus and Pluto clang swords on May 26th, any mental resistance to your daily toil is worth examination. Has the 9 to 5 been gradually grinding you down? Does your “Zoom voice” need to go on silence mode? Consider these blocks as calls to action. Make the next meeting an email.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
As Venus bursts into Aries it provides you with ample fuel (and Tinder) for your game nights, creative pursuits, and romantic antics. Whether you’re swiping right so fast that your screen has whiplash, or plunging headlong into a creative project, you will fight for your right to these worldly delights.
As Venus and Saturn sidebar, on May 24th, you might want to pace yourself (every opera has its intermission, after all). Focus on one or two diversions, and savor them.
This might also be a good time to consider the benefits of an artistic constraint when it comes to your magnum opus. What happens when you limit yourself to working only with what you have access to here and now? Do you find that you in fact have everything you need?
By May 26th, as Venus and Pluto chafe, your days of hedonism might have you obsessing over the dent in your pocketbook. Remember that there’s no shame in investing in your bliss — but the bills do await.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Venus in Aries will have you stoking the home fires. Whether it’s a rowdy midsummer barbeque, or your favorite screwball comedy projected on a sheet, you will make coziness your mission in the coming days. If home right now is a candle placed with intention in a rented room, allow yourself this re-rooting.
As Venus is confronted by Pluto’s scrying mirror on May 26th, you need a home that supports the long-game of your personal evolution. What does anchorage look like for you at this phase of your life? If your soul was a room, what would you furnish it with? What brings warmth into your abode and who is there to cuddle within its glow?
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
As Venus goes bold and brash in Aries, your thoughts are rapid-fire and your hot takes are steaming up your feeds. Just because you could sell a bicycle to a fish right now doesn’t mean you necessarily should. Nevertheless, Venus will ensure that your bravado is full of heart too. If there was ever time to nuzzle the bodega cats, beam at strangers, and compliment your barista’s exquisite latte art — this is it.
As Mercury and Venus whisper sweet nothings on May 5th, gathering sparks of pleasure could be as simple as scattering red chiles on your altar, or pausing to feel the Sun on your bare cheeks. Your mind could be longing for more free-play as well. Succumb to the Wordle bandwagon and indulge your worst puns.
Finally, May 26th could have you confronting some of your murkier inner scripts, as Venus and Pluto clash. The mental grooves formed by fear often run deep, and their familiarity can be compelling. Path of least resistance, right?
The mind is also remarkably plastic, however. You can actively dig new garden rows for the marigolds of a kinder inner monologue. This will require work and persistence, but you’ve got both in spades.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
As Venus struts into Aries, the heat rises. As the next season flaunts its riches, your finances may experience a growth spurt too. However, these fires will flitter away if you’re not proactive. Don’t let this quickening of abundance pass you by. Don’t let all the excitement burn a hole in your pocket.
As Venus seeks Saturn’s counsel on May 24th, the key to your abundance may be to create structures and systems that support work life renewal. Your entrepreneurial wheeling and dealing needs to be able to play the long game (instead of blazing gloriously out).
Finally, Venus will lock horns with Pluto on May 26th. If someone is on a headtrip about money or resources, return to the brass tacks of shared values. Remember that friends’ inner shadow-boxing needn’t rope you in too. Seek out the folks in your community that make your heart feel amply resourced — with no strings attached.