The Need To Love And To Be Loved
Venus is moving into a conjunction with the Sun, and this conjunction will be exact on August 12 and will last for a few days (a conjunction is when two planets are in the same exact spot in the sky, and so the energies are thought to be fused together).
This aspect will really highlight love relationships as well as our relationship with our self. In the sign of Leo, there is an element of boldness, an extra emphasis on heart energy, but also the ego. The dark side of Leo is egoic behavior, while the light of Leo is connection with source energy (Leo is ruled by the sun, the source), authenticity and pure heart energy.
It's likely that relationships and love have been on your mind, even if you're in a happy, healthy union. Perhaps things got really crazy last month with the eclipses, and Mercury retrograde, and now there is a certain clarity that you're receiving, and you're wanting to do something about it. The Sun and Venus are also moving closer to a trine with Jupiter, which only makes this energy bigger, more opportunistic, and more exciting. It's a window of time where we're going to want to take a risk for more love in our lives.
Today, the Moon is moving through the sign of Libra, which is a sign ruled by Venus (the other Venus ruled sign being Taurus), and she's making a sextile to the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter - so there is a great deal of harmonious love energy happening in the sky right now! If you're feeling upset or agitated by something related to love in your life, sit with it and let the clarity come. This process is different for everyone and it won't feel the same for everyone depending on where these transits land in your birth chart.
True love is nothing short of transformational. The need to love and be loved is innate, healing, powerful beyond anything we can measure regardless of it's a romantic relationship or love for a child, pet, garden, or even a hobby. When we are able to give a voice to our heart, express ourselves genuinely in a space that feels safe, we get closer to our truth. This is how we come home to who we are.
Big Leo - Libra Love to you today and always,