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When Venus enters the regal territory of Leo from September 6 through October 3, you'd better roll out the red carpet, darling. This Venus transit quickly conjures the Diva within. Adoration and spoiling are key during this time. Break out the flowers, chocolates, and champagne. If you're in love, you'd better act like it in the most obvious and dramatic fashion lest you suffer the wrath of the royalty of the jungle spurned. There can't be enough spoiling, compliments and worship where Leo is concerned.
Underneath this desire to be adored can either be a childish narcissism or a healthy instinct to be respected. During this phase we are being asked to cultivate the latter instinct. However, in the process we may easily find ourselves in the midst of perpetuating dramatic situations in order to get the attention we seek.
If self-love is lacking underneath, the negative side of Venus in Leo will surface such as fishing for compliments, arrogance and pride. If self esteem is intact and self love flowing, then the higher expression of this Venus placement will command respect in a dignified manner. Either way, this Venus brings out the side in everyone that will not be ignored, taken for granted or unappreciated -- meow, hiss!
The beauty of Venus in Leo is that it also brings out everyone's generous side with all of their loves. The tendency to let the excess flow is strong. Indulging in luxury and pampering is to be expected during this time. We all need to feel and live like Hollywood Royalty at least a few weeks out of the year: La dolce vita, baby!
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more