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Venus in Capricorn has done wonders for you emotionally (especially in the realm of ditching people who suck), but TBH, all this personal growth can be a TOTAL snoozefest. Lucky for you, Venus, planet of love and pleasure, enters eccentric and friendship-focused Aquarius, right at 11:45 AM on March 1! So for the next few weeks, you’re the one starting conversations when everyone’s huddled in a corner on their phones in a party. You’re the one shooting trip ideas in the group chat and bravely liking MULTIPLE grams on your crush’s page. And it totally pays off, especially if you’re an already-social air sign (Aquarius, Gemini or Libra).
The types of relationships that thrive the most with Venus in Aquarius are primarily platonic, since it’s the most emotionally-detached sign in the zodiac. It goes without saying that Aquarius is an intricate and complex sign with many unique traits and features, but if there’s any one thing that Aquarius isn’t, it’s touchy-feely. That’s not to say your love life is going to flop for the next few weeks, just that you’re more focused on finding your tribe. You’re not really emotionally involved with your new connections until you get to know them better on an individual level, but catching feels for a friend of yours is certainly more possible now!
Aquarius has the gift of being able to understand the complexities of others on a deeply personal level.
Part of why it’s just so much easier to *click* with people lately is that while Aquarius is a more intellectual and less emotional sign, Venus’ pushes for stronger relationships. Aquarius has the gift of being able to understand the complexities of others on a deeply personal level while also having an accurate perception of the big picture, making it easier to stay fair and objective right now. So you simultaneously wanting to get closer to people while going in less biased helps everyone immediately feel comfortable around you. They get the sense you won’t judge them for something silly like a frantic double text or awkward handshake. However, you’ll totally side-eye them if they say something really mean or problematic (Aquarius is the most humanitarian, social-justice-focused sign, after all).
With a majority of the planets currently in earth or water signs, the astro-weather has been pretty muggy and slow-paced (especially for fire and air signs), so Venus entering Aquarius is the breath of fresh air everyone needs! The skies are clearing up, bb. By the end of Venus’ stay in Aquarius, you have tons of new friends, a wider professional network (or new job, thanks to a useful connection), plus some extra Insta DMs, possibly some flirty ones. Enjoy being literally everyone’s favorite person, and read below for your personal horoscope!
You stand out from the crowd without even trying, thanks to your explosive and fiery personality. Your curious nature is stronger than ever now and you’re making new connections left and right, introducing yourself to everyone you meet. The new people you befriend now can be important down the line, so make sure you’re catching their attention for good reasons! In the professional realm, you can get more buddy-buddy with coworkers and have a ton of fun out for drinks with the work squad.
You stay in your own lane and superficial socializing isn’t really your thing. At work, you’re a constant presence and get the job done every time, but people might not really know you. So for the next few weeks, you find yourself opening up to coworkers, getting to know your boss on a more personal level than you’re used to, and starting important conversations re: work life. Don’t sign any contracts or rush any important professional decisions now—Mercury retrograde could seriously screw it up, so just take it easy.
Venus in Aquarius is pretty much your life now—gabbing up a storm, connecting with others instantly. Your interest in more eccentric characters is heightened now, and you naturally seek out the most outgoing (or outrageous) people you can find. All of the new members of your circle promise to be entertaining, if nothing else. You can also run into more people from completely different upbringings, communities, or even people traveling from foreign countries. You love to make new pals, and you love learning even more, so these new faces are especially exciting to you!
Fixed air sign Aquarius is completely different from your cardinal water vibes! You’re an emotional rollercoaster, and Aquarius can be almost robotic with how little they express their feelings. The result of this mix-matched energy is the chance to get to know others on a more intimate level. You already have pretty deep bonds with your loved ones, but Aquarius is encouraging you to start conversations less centered around feelings and more focused on getting to know the complex details hiding in your friends’ personalities. Have a girls’ night or arrange a brunch! It’s a fun way to get to know your close-knit squad in a different way and grow closer together.
Like the Sun that rules you, you’re a star that everyone else revolves around and is naturally drawn to, but it’s also the main reason your sign has a reputation for being an self-centered egomaniac! Venus in Aqua wants you to focus on your one-on-one relationships most now, and encourages you to pick out the individuals on your friends list that you know have your back for real. Hit up your bestie and go on a friend date, or make a point of getting to know a coworker or acquaintance on a closer level. If you’re in a relationship, you can actually benefit most from Venus in Aqua’s vibes by getting to know your partner and their friends on a better level now.
Aquarius has grandiose ideas and opinions about how the world should work on a societal level in order to make sure everyone’s happy, but you take a more practical approach and prioritize helping out others before taking care of yourself. People already recognize how hardworking you are–you just get so caught up in doing the work that you might not actually know your coworkers as people! Loosen up and flex your social muscles over the next few weeks. Toss a meme in the work Slack, or actually go to drinks for once. It’s important to get to know your colleagues on a personal level, and now’s your chance!
As a Venus-ruled planet, you already love to socialize and make new friends wherever you go. Are some of these friendships entirely superficial? Maybe. But it does allow you to have a good understanding of the multitude of ideas, opinions, and characteristics different people have, and nothing excites you more than variety! The tons of new connections Aquarius season brings you come in the form of super exciting and truly unique individuals that you want to really, really want to know better. All of these far-out characters you meet are sure to inspire you to let your own eccentricities shine bright and you can stand out as an individual better now, something that your somewhat codependent sign has a hard time doing.
You have a very private life that only your closest friends get to peek into, and even still you rarely open up 100%. Life is full of superficial conversations and potential networking opportunities for you now, but most of your action re: relationships happens at home right now. Your house is your comfort zone and one of the few places you feel completely at ease and able to let down your walls, and you’re spending more and more time there every day for the next few weeks. Invite your besties over for dinner or drinks You naturally form very intimate bonds and entangle yourself with your friends and loved ones, so these group activities strengthen not only your personal relationships, but the group’s connections with each other as well!
One of your best qualities is your natural wanderlust. The new people brought your way during Venus’ stay in Aquarius are certain to teach you tons and broaden your horizons farther than ever now! Over the next few weeks, you’re liable to bump into a stranger and strike up a conversation, potentially even making plans to hang out on the spot. You have tons of stories to tell about your life (because every day is an experience to you!) and this is especially attractive to others now, so expect to expand on your social life a ton over the next few weeks!
At work, you’re an industrious powerhouse of an employee, and everyone knows it. You’re a perfectionist with the skill and know-how to back up your critical attitude, which earns you respect on the professional level but makes you come off as cold. Lighten up a lil’! Instead of walking into work and right to your desk, chat someone up when you’re getting coffee. Look at it this way: Your coworkers are confident in your ability to get the job done, but if they can’t get to know you as a person, their willingness to get along and work well with you can suffer. A few minutes out of your work day really isn’t that big of a deal, and just imagine all the time you’ll save on future projects when your team is friendly and excited to help you out.
It’s your time to shine! Venus is the zodiac’s queen of love, beauty, pleasure, and money, and when it’s in your sign, it magnetically attracts all the things your way! With Venus channeling your vibes in perfect harmony with you, all of your relationships thrive now. You feel and look better than ever, and now’s a great time to get a makeover, haircut, or upgrade your wardrobe! You’re always ahead of the trend thanks to your eccentric taste, so your new look could be the next biggest style everyone’s after!
The nature of your sign just doesn’t vibe well with Aquarian values. You’re the most emotional; Aquarius is the least emotional. You’re subjective and live life based on your mood; Aquarius has an objective POV and can push personal feelings to the side. The emotional boundaries of all of your relationships remain in a state of flux, blurring and shifting with your mood, and this is a turn-off that is now reaching a critical point with your friends. You might feel isolated because people are acting like they’re completely over your drama, but don’t freak! Take the next few weeks to channel the fixed vibes of Aquarius and set firm boundaries that clearly define your relationships, and be more consistent with others. They’ll appreciate it for sure, and before the end of the month when Venus enters your sign, your relationships will be stronger than ever before!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US