Venus in Leo

When you are willing to share your natural gift for drama with others, you can pay attention to their needs for acceptance and respond by supporting them with your warmth. You may find that in taking the initiative to include others you are automatically included as part of the group. You can use your charismatic dramatic flair to share the centre of the stage. By recognizing others' individuality, you can provide emotional upliftment, enabling them to overcome disabling emotions and the monotony of daily life.

You are sensitive to the inner reactions of others; and by using this knowledge objectively you life the audience to new heights of inspired experience. You can bring about ease of communication through your inclusive 'open arms' policy in which each person is able to relate comfortably with others.

When you use your generosity and sensitivity to help others reach positive emotional states, you can experience, without fear, your own social worth. You have a dramatic talent for inspiring others, and an inbred confidence, warmth, and enthusiasm that bring about self-worth. Security with others comes from knowing that you have acted according to your humanitarian ideals.

Warm-hearted, romantic and affectionate, Venus in Leo likes to pamper and spoil those it loves. Proud and touchy, Leo has strong principles about loyalty and is naturally faithful. These people, therefore, feel particularly wounded when they are deceived, as this damages their self-esteem and makes them feel belittled and humiliated. Leo can be very magnanimous and forgiving; but disloyalty and deception will cut too deep to be easily forgiven and will certainly never be forgotten.

It is most important for the Leo Venus person to feel appreciated in order to feel loved, so he / she needs to be made much of and treated as very special. Thriving on romantic gestures, and dramatic displays of affection, passion and drama, are an integral part of love for Venus in Leo.

Their pride is easily hurt and they need a lot of reassurance and attention in order to believe that they are loved. Treating them casually or slighting them is the quickest way to drive them into the arms of someone more appreciative.

However, those with Venus in Leo are capable of great loyalty and affection, and lavish care and attention on those they love. They are attracted to people they admire and respect and in whose company they can feel proud to be seen. You will feel greatly prized if you are loved by someone with Venus in Leo.

They have a great love of life, together with strong and enduring passions; and being in love enhances their self-esteem. To them, each love affair is a grand passion, the most important thing in their life; and they will give their love wholeheartedly - anything less would be unworthy of Leo.

Venus in Leo: If you obsessively seek the approval of others in social situations, the fear of disapproval may result in holding back your ability to spread sunshine and light. You might feel trapped in self-absorption when you withhold your ability to inspire others with your warm and gregarious nature.

You may censor yourself by expressing a type of spontaneity you feel will be 'approved of'. If you indulge in the Leo fear that others may hold back their love, ignore you, or judge you harshly, you experience a lack of social ease.

Inadvertently, you might manipulate others by moderating your expressiveness in order to gain recognition. Social isolation and powerlessness ensue when you interpret others' reactions as a personal rejection.

Venus in Leo: You are highly creative, and it is very important to you to express yourself in some artistic manner. You love beauty in all its myriad forms, and want to make your own, special contribution to the world of art.

You have a strong sense of drama, and your creations often are vibrant, bold and ornate as well as imaginative. Certainly there is nothing timid or subtle about the way you express yourself; and your art may even be somewhat garish and gaudy.

Venus also is associated with physical beauty and adornment, so this placement could signify an interest in fashion design, hair styling, modeling, or fashion photography. Whatever form your creative expression takes, you want recognition for it. You have no intention of being a 'starving artist' living in obscurity. You are proud of your talent, believe that fame and fortune are your just due, and want your name to be known and respected.

Love is also extremely important to you. In fact, you can even elevate love to an art form. Love may be an artistic stimulant for you; perhaps you compose love songs or write beautiful sonnets to your lover, or paint his / her portrait.

You love being in love, being the center of your lover's attention, and being involved in the dramatic spectacle of romance. An incurable romantic, you might shower your partner with gifts, songs, flowers and attention (and expect the same sort of demonstrations of devotion in return). Ardent and passionate in affairs of the heart, you throw yourself into your romances with such enthusiasm and fanfare that at times you seem to be playing a part in an opera (or soap opera). If the truth be known, Romeo is one of your favorite literary characters, and the image of the 'Latin lover' appeals to you. For all your theatrics, however, your affection is real and you are capable of deep devotion and loyalty in relationships. You want a stable, committed and loving partnership, complete with children and a beautiful home that is your castle. And no matter how long you and your partner are together, the romance never goes out of your relationship.

Venus in Leo: Venus in the sign Leo indicates those who have ardent, fixed affections. They are lovers of life, and somewhat theatrical in behavior. They can have a great deal of social and personal pride, especially when in the spotlight. These are the people who throw lavish, expensive parties. Women with this position wish to be noticed by others; to be admired and appreciated. Sometimes they are prima donnas; often they compete for the centre of attention at social gatherings.

Because of their ability to dramatize emotion, people with this position of Venus make good actors and actresses. They have a keen love of art, with a vivid color sense and ability in painting, sculpture, and other artistic forms.

These natives are warmhearted, outgoing, sunny, and affectionate. They are fond of children. They are born romantics, and like courtships full of drama and excitement. They will be strongly loyal to those they deem worthy of their affections. The person with Venus in this position likes to show off his partner, but he can be possessive and jealous if the partner does not pay him the proper homage.

If Venus is afflicted in Leo, there can be excessive social pride, snobbishness, selfishness, and over concern with sex.

Venus in Leo: No-one with Venus in Leo is ever talked into anything unless he/ she wants to be. These people can shut desire on and off at will, through the will. Venus in Leo dramatizes emotional experience to the hilt. Emotional responses are honest, frank, and many times calculated. Loyal and affectionate where their affections are concerned. Very attractive. Loves pleasure and is particularly fond of the theater. Colorful personality. Venus in Leo is not as impatient as Venus in Aries, or as possessive as Venus in Taurus, but is kindly and extremely compassionate towards others. Even when afflicted there is a dignity and warm-heartedness that makes them very pleasing to others.

Venus in Leo: This being a Fire sign, we can expect Venus in Leo to need sexual attraction and passion. A very dramatic relationship is usually preferred; excitement is needed to keep the relationship out of a rut. A need to have children is often felt; if your mate can't stand kids, this might become a serious sort of dissatisfaction. Venus in Leo needs tangible expressions of love very much - from 'I love yous' to little gifts. Sometimes there's a tendency to feel, 'If you love me, you'll prove it by waiting on me. Certainly your mate shouldn't be opposed to fussing over you a bit at regular intervals. One drawback to Venus in Leo is that you tend to have awfully high standards, to want it all. You need to feel your mate is special, because you need to feel you are special. Up to a point, this is fine, but if you set your standards impossibly high, you decrease the likelihood of fulfilling your needs.

Venus in Leo: The fiery, passionate emotion of Leo is expressed to the loved one, and the subject will want to be proud of the partner. Great encouragement will be given to the development of his or her potential, but a tendency to be bossy must be watched. Here is big-heartedness, generosity of spirit and an enjoyment of all aspects of life. The sex life is usually exuberant, and must be fulfilling. Loyalty and faithfulness are also usual. An enjoyment of quality and luxury will be shared with loved ones; appreciation of the arts, and even creative potential, will also be present. A tendency towards showiness and a sense of drama may need controlling. This placing encourages a desire to earn a lot of money, principally to add to the richness and enjoyment of life. However, the sense of owning a part of large companies through shares gives considerable satisfaction. Here is a faithful friend whose enthusiasm and optimism are infectious.

Venus in Leo: You dramatize emotional experience to the hilt. Your emotional responses are both honest and calculated. (This position understands that.) They aren't spontaneous, but they aren't hypocritical. They are geared to serve your total personality and to ensure that they will make the right effect. You know how you look when you're kissing or being kissed; and you're clever enough to avoid the appearance of posing. You are something of an introvert; love is yours to give or withhold, according to your wishes. If your desires are strong, it is due to some other position in the Vitasphere, because Venus in Leo, considered as a unit, enables you to shut desire on or off at will. When on, it can be a wow; when off, cold as ice and unapproachable. No-one with Venus in Leo ever was talked into anything. In emotions, you do all the talking, and the only pleas you hear is your own. This position is wonderful if you're on the stage, and tends to make a stage of your life even if the theater isn't your profession.

Venus in Leo: In Leo, Venus provides us with the natural showman - the individual who can turn the commonplace into the magnificent, who can make us see the beauty, the emotion, the sex appeal in what generally might be regarded as the everyday. Emotional experiences are dramatized; the native seldom feels anything halfway; he is intense, and his responses are spontaneous and impulsive. But he is aware, sensitive, knowing, and capable of appreciating fully the physical aspects of life: eating, loving, drinking, sleeping, waking, walking, basking in the sun.

His chief danger is letting his emotions become mechanical, jaded and insensitive because of abuse or overindulgence. He is extravagant, on the negative side, and fond of social display; he can become so actively interested in appearances that he finds himself too tired to enjoy the object of his attention.

Venus in Leo: You are a generous, though potentially selfish, lover. Love for you is something that must be playful, passionate and courtly. Nothing or no-one should be as important as the lover and the beloved - a king and his queen in a garden of blissful romance. However, such an absolute and all-consuming sense of love may well be impossible to maintain when not tempered with a measure of reality. Failing to do this would set you up for a fall when such 'love' is shown to be mere fancy. You attract with ardent expressions of romantic interest which Other finds irresistible; by radiantly bestowing upon Other all manner of gifts and favors; and with a style, beauty of sense of fun that makes Other feel very privileged and proud to be with you, especially in company.

You repel with the feeling you give Other when he or she is made to realize that he / she cannot live up to the unattainable romantic ideal you have projected on to him / her; with vain, selfish interest and overbearing possessiveness posing as loyalty; and with game-playing or by flaunting yourself.

You are attracted to an Other you can feel proud of; to an Other who sees past your impressive outer display and appreciates the vulnerability he / she finds inside you; to classic, romantic courtship; and to playing imaginative love and sex games.

You are repelled by being made to feel embarrassed; by an Other who does not notice or respect your deeper feelings, merely because you do not make them public or obvious; by crude, impersonal, second-rate expressions of interest; and by insulting behavior.

When you are alone, it is because you have become so preoccupied with 'love's shine' rather than its inner glow that Other sooner or later appears lack-luster and wanting ¬and so you dismiss him / her. Then, for the same reason, you simply no longer attract an Other or the right kind of Other.

Metaphorically, the gilt that you put on the gingerbread has worn off, and you do not have enough faith in real and ordinary love to show the real and ordinary you that lies beneath the gilt. So it is vitally important that you look at the reasons for your doubting the worth of that real, ordinary - and possibly wounded - you. The lion's pride tends to prevent it from being seen when it is wounded, but this is a mistake for the wound can fester when not tended - which can make you unapproachable, if not unattractive. Show this true you, and the true Other will appear.

Venus in Leo: This position indicates that you have a generous helping of desire and a healthy sexual appetite. You take love by the mouthful, rather than sipping it slowly; and an affair once started tends to go all the way.

Your taste runs to all-over-the-body sensuality rather than to localized, more fetishistic tastes, although you may indulge in them on special occasions. Sensual body massaging and tickling are your favorite pastimes, as is foot massage, which can stimulate the whole body.

Your pleasure in lovemaking is greatest in well-appointed surroundings, not necessarily lavish but with everything to satisfy your whim - a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and so on. You aren't concerned with impressive trappings; you just want pleasure to be readily available. A lush meadow suffices as well as a king's palace as long as there is potential for rich enjoyment.

If there is any drawback to this position, it is that you demand high standards and will not stand for niggardliness or boredom. If a love affair becomes stale, you decide it's time to move on, even if other loyalties have build up between you in the relationship. Your active, creative desire may occasionally cross swords with necessity.

Venus in Leo: You like people; and people like you as well. You are very loyal to your friends; and once someone has won your friendship, you will stand behind that person, no matter what. However, if your friend does something that you consider dishonest or unworthy, especially to you, you might turn away from him or her. You have a strong sense of fairness and justice, which you insist on in all your relationships, for your love is very strongly mixed with pride.

Another side of this placement is that you may pick friends who make you look good in some way, people who are well-known or popular. You like to know the people who are at the center of what's happening. But be careful not to overlook those who are equally worthy but not so well known. And don't ignore the bad qualities of your popular friends. However, you are not the sort of person who gets others to act against their will. Your basic sense of fairness comes through even here.

In relationships, you will have to learn to compromise with other people's desires. You cannot have your own way all the time; and as you get older, you will understand the positive aspect of the give and take. Your basic warmth and friendliness will always make you well-liked.

Venus in Leo: Keywords: flamboyant, generous, self-serving, amorous, domineering. In its most individualistic placement, Venus in the fixed Fire sign of Leo is, when positively aspected, flamboyant, magnanimous, generous, and extremely loyal to friends, colleagues and loved ones. Once Venus in Leo is committed to a relationship or project, it is undertaken with such intensity that Venus in Leo people are, in fact, a constant source of amazement to partners and colleagues alike for the seriousness and zeal with which they approach their endeavors.

Obsessed with being noticed, these ostentatious and often outrageous individuals are capable of using friends and lovers as stepping stones to advance their careers. They are attracted to people whose unconditional love, tireless support and endless flattery help to maintain their egos, thus reaffirming their belief in themselves (not to mention conceit).

Like the fertility Goddess whose sexual pleasure ignited her ability to awaken the dormant earth, this placement - more than any other position of Venus - fosters individuals who approach life with unabashed passion, spontaneity and joy. While they are known for their affability, leadership qualities and facility for entertaining others, they are, first and foremost, motivated by a desire to be acknowledged for their talent, sexuality and / or compassion. Although their humanitarian and philanthropic gestures often yield altruistic results, these individuals almost never extend themselves unless they get praise in return. Because they enjoy being the centre of attention as well as being admired for their beauty, Venus in Leo people frequently don bright colors and outlandish outfits or display shocking, unique behavior.

While self-centered and domineering Venus in Leo people form relationships in which their own needs come first, this placement is, at the same time, indicative of attentive, loving and passionate individuals who will do anything to preserve that romantic feeling. Motivated by a need to impress others, their choice of partners consists of people about whom they can boast.

It is difficult for these people who crave centre-stage and a sense of excitement to make the transition from romantic love to a long-term, committed relationship where everyday realities must be confronted. It is recommended that those with Venus in Leo search for heightened experience through the performing arts, competitive sports, strenuous exercise or an active social calendar to escape boredom. If they release their creative and competitive juices through these types of activities, they will not have to seek drama in their personal relationships. If Venus in Leo is poorly aspected, the need for excitement can result in passionate liaisons inundated with emotional conflict and an inability to distinguish love from sex.

Due to the fact that Leo is a fixed sign, it is vital that those with Venus placed there strike a balance between popularity and the need to dominate and control both personally and professionally. By the same token, they make wonderful teachers and enjoy displaying their talents to appreciative audiences as well as encouraging students to develop their own skills. Although they feel a sense of accomplishment when one of their protégés succeeds, Venus in Leo people can find themselves resentful that a former pupil might become a rival; to enhance the compassion of Venus, they must swallow their pride and be happy for others' success.

Venus in Leo: Here, the individual learns the lessons of creative love. He displays his affections through a warm and generous nature which is the very essence of his regal straightforward approach to love. Yet, he can have such powerful expectations of the sweet things in life that he can put himself on an ego-pedestal, changing his optimistic and magnanimous outlook into a throne of 'Divine Right', from which he judges the standards of others.

His strength, his affinity for drama and his exaggerated sense of pride, can sometimes make him too overbearing. By expecting too much from those around him, he can inadvertently find himself looking down on them when they fail to meet his ideals. As a result, he can easily exclude himself from the love he could experience, eventually to realize that 'lonely is the head that wears the crown'. If he is to overcome these ego difficulties, he must learn to objectively appreciate the worth of others.

The Venus Yod here is formed by the inconjuncts from Capricorn and Pisces; and it is from the lessons of these two signs that the fulfillment of the Venus in Leo placement will manifest.

Capricorn teaches the lessons of control and containment, which gives the individual the ability to ground his overenthusiastic spirit in real perspective. His outer-directed nature can too easily be attracted to the luxurious sparkle of life while overlooking the substance of enduring value. Elegance and extravagance, social masquerades, carnivals, gambling and resorts can easily become the individual's focal point. Yet, from this inconjunct he learns on a much deeper level to seek the true lasting purpose and meaning of feelings which withstand the test of time. Capricorn is the sign of ultimate value. It teaches the lessons of resolution; helping the individual to learn how to put his feelings in the direction in which they will ripen and mature to the real fullness which brings lasting structure to his life.

From the sign Pisces, he learns how to surrender his ego, dissolving his self-importance so that he can realize divine inspiration. It is the Piscean sense of consideration, compassion and understanding that gives him the softening influence which teaches him how to 'yield and overcome, bend and be straight'. Learning this is the beginning of understanding the natural source of the creative principle.

Venus in Leo gives a great love of children, a natural affinity for the performing arts and a strong sense of living life to its fullest. Yet, only when the lessons of humility are learned through Pisces does the individual begin to realize the infinite stream of cosmic beauty that is his for the asking.

The Venus in Leo Yod pattern presents to man some of his most difficult challenges. He must learn to connect dreams (Pisces) and reality (Capricorn) into a continuous flow of creative love. From this, he learns how man's infinite imagination blends with the finite possibilities of life, so that his strong creative instinct and natural affinity for beauty stand at the centered meeting place between all that is as yet unformed and all that has already become reality.

Once the lessons of the Venus Yod are learned, the individual begins to see life as all that man can make it when he combines effort with imagination. His very special Gift of Love comes from his ability to shine like the opening of a blossom actively reaching for the Sun, as the true radiant meaning of creation manifests through him.

Venus in Leo: Keynote: Affections are generous, heartfelt, and nobly expressed. Symbol: Luxurious presents are elegantly wrapped.

Venus in Leo imparts a desire for self-expression in graceful, artistic ways. The Venusian instinct for beauty finds a congenial outlet in Leo, sign of personal creativity. People endowed with this combination are often tastemakers who set standards of fashion and beauty. Somehow they manage to be unique without becoming eccentric or losing the magic touch which makes their innovations acceptable to others. They entertain in the grand manner; and their parties are generally given in honor of some important person. When successful in their endeavors, they gain the lion's share of attention and bask happily in the admiration of their subjects.

Venusian Leos are often in love with love. These naturally warm-hearted and fun-loving people crave the excitement of pleasure, gaiety and romance, and want their lives to be significant and dramatic. Yet they can be sincere and fixed in their loyalties, generous to an extreme, and insistent on sharing their good fortune with others.

When these individuals start to feel that their largesse is unappreciated, difficulties arise. They may be aggrieved to find the objects of their charity less grateful than they should be, and can sulk childishly if a birthday or anniversary is forgotten. Their innate optimism causes them to expect too much; and then, when their faith is betrayed, they succumb to disillusionment and despair. Their romantic expectations are especially idealistic; and they are woefully disheartened when their beloved fails to live up to their hopes and proves to possess ordinary human foibles.

The Leo is a natural showman who can vividly dramatize his emotions. The stage or the lecture platform affords him an opportunity to demonstrate his talents; but, since he must do everything in a large way, he considers the whole world to be his stage. Venus gathers inward, while Leo is basically outgoing. This extroversion of the desire to attract can engender a self-conscious concern for what people think. Leo wants everyone to believe that he has a first-rate personality; and often this is true, even when he resorts to bombast. He knows how to speak and act in an attention-provoking manner, and is keenly aware of the impression his performance is producing on others.

The danger in such tactics lies in being affected rather than effective. The Venus-Leo person needs to beware becoming so preoccupied with appearances that he forgets what is inside the package he is selling. He may be the best-dressed, most vivacious member of his social circle, but these accomplishments bring little satisfaction if his deeper sense of identity is sacrificed for the sake of putting on a good front. However, when the estheticism of Venus refines the creative zeal of Leo, this individual may radiate a beauty of soul which attracts all that is needed or desired through the irresistible power of love.

Venus in Leo: You can be "stuck" in the first stage of romance, when passions run high and you can't seem to get each other out of your minds. You never want this stage to end! When you are in love, the relationship consumes you. You radiate the love that you receive from your partner, and reverberate with the energy of love. You are ardent and affectionate with your partner. The adoration you give may not be (and probably won't be) matched, and this is when you falter. Truth is, your lover may have a different style of expressing his/her love. It may be just as ardent as your love, but you tend to equate adoring expressions of love with love itself.

You tend to hold on to love, sometimes longer than you perhaps should, and you may work hard on forcing your lover into the script you have unconsciously written for him or her! When you are happy with your lover (which often coincides with your perception that your lover is right there with you in an emotional sense), you are generous to a fault, with little thought of the future. You take the ups and downs of your romantic relationships to heart, more so than most people, simply because you invest so much of your ego and identity into love! Your warmth is extremely dependent upon the amount of attention and affection you receive. Although you may begin relationships with considerable ardency, if you are not showered with attention and made to feel special over the course of time, you will surely lose passion for the relationship. Your need for appreciation from your lover is paramount, yet all too often you come on strong in love and your partner misinterprets your ardor as brazen confidence. This can be a vicious circle, because what your lover may not know is that, in fact, you are not as sure of yourself as you seem, and his or her reassurances are vital! It is easy for you to jump into relationships without too much thought. However, your expectations are high, and your partner needs to understand that for a relationship with you to survive over the long haul, it needs to be stoked constantly. You will hang on to a relationship longer than most, but your expectations are so high that disappointment is almost inevitable. More than most signs, you would benefit from waiting to marry when you are older and more sure of yourself. When you're happy in your relationship, your warmth and eagerness are admirable!

See also: Venus in Leo;

Venus in Leo, Sun in Gemini: If the Sun sign is Gemini, emotion is heightened, with the subject aiming for a fulfilling and rewarding relationship. He or she may be boastful towards, and about, the partner. Generous, with a sense of occasion and a need for sexual and emotional variety, this is a fun-loving, if not always faithful, partner. Leo loyalty, however, will help counter Geminian duality. Here is a rewarding and lively friend. Extravagance and impulse-buying can cause financial problems.

Venus in Leo and Sun in Gemini: John Dillinger, Nicole Kidman, Komala, PaulS

Venus in Leo, Sun in Cancer: If the Sun sign is Cancer, an extrovert exuberance is added to the Cancerian expression and emotional needs. Constancy and loyalty are important, but Cancerian moodiness and snappiness may combine with Leo bossiness and must be controlled if the individual is to relax and enjoy this sphere of life. Nevertheless, this is a caring and warm-hearted friend. Special collections, maybe of silver, are good investments.

Venus in Leo and Sun in Cancer: G.W. Bush, Tom Cruise, George Orwell, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, AndyF

Venus in Leo, Sun in Leo: If the Sun sign is Leo, then if an over-extravagant expression of emotion can be controlled so that dramatic scenes do not cause problems, here is someone who will look up to and admire a partner, giving much encouragement and support. If bossiness can be exchanged for diplomacy and tact, partnerships should be rewarding. There is usually no lack of sexual enthusiasm; and the general interpretation for Venus in Leo above is especially applicable. Money will be spent to enhance the quality of the subject's life.

Venus in Leo and Sun in Leo: Madonna Ciccone, Alfred Hitchcock, Sky, Victoria

Venus in Leo, Sun in Virgo: If the Sun sign is Virgo, this placing of Venus bolsters the self-confidence of the rather shy Virgoan. The tendency to be over-talkative when nervous should be controlled. Natural Virgoan modesty can easily clash with Venus in Leo showiness, both sexually and image-wise. This is a lively friend who will want to organize occasions for everyone's benefit. Occasional extravagances should be enjoyed rather than viewed as reasons for guilt.

Venus in Leo and Sun in Virgo: Michael Jackson, Arnold Palmer, Mother Teresa, ChrisTr, Fisher, Maitreyi, Seligma, VinCar

Venus in Leo, Sun in Libra: If the Sun sign is Libra, Venus rules Libra, so there will be some Leonine traits, and the influence of Venus will be strong. Generosity is usual; and if love and affection are lacking the subject may try to buy them with elaborate presents. At his or her best, the individual is romantic with a love of good living, and will give much to a partner through both warm-hearted affection and sex. This is a considerate and sympathetic friend. Although he / she is extravagant, money is usually managed quite well.

Venus in Leo and Sun in Libra:

Venus in Leo and Mars in Aries:

Venus in Leo and Mars in Taurus: Madonna Ciccone, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Sky

Venus in Leo and Mars in Gemini: AndyF, Komala

Venus in Leo and Mars in Cancer: Fisher

Venus in Leo and Mars in Leo: Maitreyi, PaulS

Venus in Leo and Mars in Virgo: G.W. Bush, Mother Teresa, Seligma

Venus in Leo and Mars in Libra: John Dillinger, Alfred Hitchcock, Nicole Kidman, George Orwell, Arnold Palmer, ChrisTr

Venus in Leo and Mars in Scorpio: VinCar

Venus in Leo and Mars in Sagittarius:

Venus in Leo and Mars in Capricorn: Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Venus in Leo and Mars in Aquarius: Victoria

Venus in Leo and Mars in Pisces:

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Aries: Both of you are spirited lovers. You and your partner approach love in a fiery, direct manner. Sparks fly between you! Both of you fall in love quickly, although you tend to take love a little more seriously than your partner does. Both of you are rather me-centered in love, which of course can be somewhat problematic! You and your Venus in Aries lover are competitive folk—just be sure you don't compete with each other too much. Friendly competition can be invigorating, however, and can help maintain the vigor and excitement you both crave in love. You admire each other a great deal, although your pride may not allow you to show that admiration all the time. Because your temperaments in love are similar in many ways, when the relationship is good, it's very good; when the relationship is bad, it's very bad! The ego-stroking and flattery that you crave may not always be forthcoming with your Venus in Aries partner, who inclines to be somewhat blunt and unpolished in style. You may appreciate the simple charm of your partner, or find it infuriating. Probably it's a bit of both! Your style of expression in love is certainly more flowery. Chances are just as good that your partner will find you exciting and infuriating at the same time!

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Taurus: You value your partner's steadfastness and staying power. You admire his or her strength and conviction. Both of you value loyalty, and both of you are very capable of giving it to one another. Your partner can be quite possessive, and might misinterpret your flirtatiousness as disloyalty, however. Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, which means both of you tend to hold on to your relationships. This can mean that your relationship will last longer than many, although longevity does not always mean the going is easy! This can be a sexually magnetic combination, with the only potential problem in the bedroom stemming from your stubborn natures. Both of you look for security in your relationships, and you sense that your partner will give you just that. In partnerships in which money is shared, how you spend money will frequently be an issue. You might be an impulsive spender, riding on emotional drama ("I absolutely need to buy this"). The melodrama is not limited only to romance, but with money as well! Although your partner appreciates the finer things in life, just like you do, he/she puts more thought into purchases. You have much to offer each other, and mutual respect is likely, with the only serious potential problem is a clash of wills, as both of you are strong individuals! Sensuality, commitment, and pleasure are accentuated in your relationship.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Gemini: The first thing you will notice about each other is that you share a common sense of fun in love. Both of you are playful lovers—some might even say childlike! You want to be the center of attention, and your partner's love of variety may leave you feeling a bit threatened. Your partner loves to talk, and you appreciate the easy flow of communication between you and your partner. However, you might find your partner somewhat lacking in the loyalty and steadfastness department! You need to feel secure in your partnership. When you are feeling insecure about your relationship, you are given to melodrama—something that your Venus in Gemini lover doesn't fully understand (he/she might even find your displays somewhat amusing and entertaining!). You may interpret your partner's need for variety as superficial or flighty. Despite these differences, however, this pairing is an intriguing and (mostly) positive one. Particularly if your Venus forms a sextile to your partner's Venus, you will find much to like about each other, and this mutual appreciation can warm both of your hearts.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Cancer: You want to be consumed with the desire and passion of love, and you feel threatened when a relationship feels like it is settling down. Your Venus in Cancer partner, on the other hand, loves the security of a "settled" relationship. Your Venus in Cancer partner shows his or her love in a more subtle manner than you do, as he or she tends to your basic emotional needs, often behind the scenes. You will appreciate this attention and his or her sentimentality, but might feel threatened by the lack of "showiness". You might find your partner's mood swings in love rather disconcerting, especially when your lover retreats, and your partner may question your commitment, finding your flirtatiousness hard to deal with. Although you are generally fiercely loyal, your need for flattery and your infatuation with flirting may be distressing for your Venus in Cancer lover. Note that Leo is ruled by the Sun and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. These are two very different signs! Because they are "next door neighbors", they don't share the same element nor do they share the same modality. The result is a distinct difference in approaches to love. Do not despair, however! With a healthy dose of tolerance, this relationship can work very well. A conscious relationship is what Astrology can help with. Being aware of the different personality traits and needs of each partner is the first step to greater understanding. In fact, there is likely to be an enormous attraction between the two of you. More than most people, you both need plenty of reassurance and expressions of warmth in order to feel satisfied in a relationship...for you, to build your confidence, and for your partner, to build a sense of safety and comfort. Your partner will appreciate your sincere warmth, enthusiasm, and admiration; and, while few people can sate your appetite for attention and affection, your partner is sure to make you feel special.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner who also has Venus in Leo: Oh, the drama! Both of you have similar styles in love, and your pairing highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of your mutual Venus placement. On one hand, you will thoroughly enjoy your partner's intensity and passion. Both of you seem to be forever stuck in the dreamy first stages of romance, yet you also look for security in your partnerships. Your mutual desire for long-lasting romance and passion, as well as security, can be satisfied by one another. On the other hand, you both demand to be center stage in your partnership, and this can cause some problems. If you are in one of your melodramatic moods, who will come to your rescue? Your Venus in Leo partner might, but only if he/she is in that mood. Chances are rather high, however, that your partner will be needing some fawning and special attention too. This can be a love-hate relationship—a David Bowie lyric comes to mind: "when it's good, it's really good; and when it's bad I go to pieces." Both of you want to feel extra special—you want to be the best in your partner's eyes. This is a very passionate combination with much potential, but it may at times feel like too much of a good thing.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Virgo: In love, you live for the moment, fully enjoying the delightful passion and desire that is often characteristic of the first stage of romance. Your partner, on the other hand, is a little more focused on the future. He/she worries about the practical side of the partnership. You express your love for your partner in a lavish, showy manner. You are consumed with the romance of your relationship, and often expect your partner to feel the same way. Whether or not your Venus in Virgo feels the same way, the manner in which he/she expresses love feelings is distinctly different than your expression. Your partner easily feels threatened by your experience and your occasional bragging sessions. In your desire to be viewed as irresistible, you may inadvertently make your Venus in Virgo partner feel insecure. Remember that he/she expresses love by laying solid groundwork for your partnership. Sure, it doesn't sound exceptionally romantic, but the practical side to your relationship is important, and not something you naturally tend to. Virgo and Leo are side-by-side signs—they don't share the same element nor do they come from the same modality. The result is a lack of understanding between the signs. Do not despair, however! With a healthy dose of tolerance, this relationship can be handled. A conscious relationship is what Astrology can help with. Being aware of the different personality traits and needs of each partner is the first step to greater understanding.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Libra: Both of you are in love with love! You get off on romance, and enjoy all the trappings of romantic encounters—and so does your partner! The main difference in this respect is that your partner is entirely wrapped up in the "we" of your partnership, while you are more concerned about "me". You will be thrilled that your partner is so very willing to compromise and accommodate you. However, over time, your Venus in Libra partner might refer to his or her mental log and start tallying things up. You see, your partner is very concerned with equality and fairness. Even though your partner is quite willing to acquiesce and concede, resentment can burn inside and can eventually get the best of your partnership if you're not careful. Your partner might find you a tad too intense at times, while you might consider your partner somewhat flighty and a bit too intellectual for your liking. The key to happiness in this relationship will be to enjoy the excitement of your partnership, and to avoid getting into a pattern where your partner is always running after you, trying to make you happy. It can be all too easy to take advantage of your partner's desire to keep the peace in your relationship, but remember that he or she is likely to resent a partnership in which the "give and take" is not balanced.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Scorpio: You and your partner can be possessive of each other, which may be a big issue between you. Your partner quickly feels you out and learns your boundaries. When Leo and Scorpio mix, we are faced with the mixing of Fire and Water. Water (Scorpio) has the power to put out Fire (Leo). What happens is your natural spiritedness and enthusiasm in love might be threatening or disconcerting to your Venus in Scorpio partner, and he or she might find it easy to pull you down, or "rain on your parade". Leo and Scorpio are both fixed signs, which means each of you is quite loyal and possibly very stubborn! Both of you hold on to partnerships, so it is quite likely that your relationship will last long. However, neither of you is particularly flexible, and both of you are quite proud. Jealousies and clashes of will are very possible with this combination. In partnerships where money is shared, how each of you spends money will likely be a big issue. There can be a lot of passion between you, as both of you have strong appetites, but the bedroom can be yet another battleground for you and your partner. When your Venus in Scorpio partner withholds sex, generally because he or she is feeling unloved or unappreciated, you take it very personally. Despite the fact that you both have strong sexual appetites, there can be periods of abstinence between you. However, each of you will find much to appreciate in each other. Neither of you shies away from a relationship when it gets intense. You will appreciate your partner's emotional commitment to the relationship, and your lover will respect your strength, as he/she is attracted to intensity—even crisis. This is an intense, often rocky, and passionate pairing.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Sagittarius: You and your partner share a fiery approach to love. Both of you fall in love intuitively, without much ado. You share a common love of action and joie de vivre. Any relationship between you is sure to start quickly and passionately. Off to a good start, for certain, but there can be a few snags along the way. You are naturally more loyal than your restless partner, and loyalty from your partner is very important to you. This doesn't mean that your partner is promiscuous—it simply means that his or her restlessness can intimidate you or leave you feeling insecure. Your partner's far-sightedness means that he or she isn't always focused on what is right under his or her nose—namely, you! And, focus on you and your relationship is essential to your basic happiness in love. You most certainly will share some fantastic times together as you fuel each other's spirits, inspiring each other to reach new heights in love. What you need to understand is that your partner dislikes the feeling of being fenced in. If your partner feels free, he or she is more likely to stay true. Stifle your partner, and your relationship will quickly become volatile. However, this relationship is an especially passionate one that neither of you could forget easily.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Capricorn: You are insatiably expressive in your love relationships, often impulsive, and very demonstrative. Your Venus in Capricorn partner possesses a more steady, practical view of relationships. You have a tendency to dramatize your feelings (you don't just like something, you adore it; you aren't simply hurt by what your partner says, you are devastated, etc.). Your partner, on the other hand, is more reserved about his or her feelings and desires. In fact, your Venus in Capricorn partner may find gushy emotions uncomfortable and downright impractical. Some may question the sincerity behind your demonstrations. Both of you value loyalty and security in partnerships, but your styles of expressing love are radically different. Remind yourself that the constancy of your partner's feelings for you are very valuable. Your partner is very much concerned about where your relationship is headed. You, on the other hand, are living for the moment where love is concerned. If you share finances, similar conflicts can arise between you! Both in love and with money, your lover believes in moderation, and you are inclined to go overboard in both areas. Your ego is tied up in how your partner treats you, and there is the risk that your apparent over-confidence will prompt your lover to want to curb it by limiting compliments! If this is the case, you are likely to lose interest fast. Your partner needs to understand that you are far more insecure in love than you let on. Your partner values solitude from time to time, and his or her withdrawal is sure to fire you up. Your head is often in the clouds, and your vision of the future is generally positive, while your partner is largely realistic. Sounds like an unlikely couple? It does, but if both of you are willing, you can certainly learn a lot from each other. Your partner might enjoy your ability to brighten up his or her day, and you will love his or her wonderful sense of humor and commitment to making things work between you.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Aquarius: This is the case of "opposites attract". Because Leo and Aquarius are opposite each other, you can be intrigued with one another, and really quite frustrated as well! Opposite signs can actually be easier to deal with than side-by-side signs because they work under a similar overall vibration. You, with your Venus in Leo, place great emphasis on personal and creative expression of the self, while Aquarius is more concerned with the greater group process. Your partner expresses his or her feelings of love in a detached manner, and this can certainly frustrate you. You have a fight or flight reaction--either you see this as a challenge or you run in the opposite direction! You are largely subjective, while your partner is objective. Both of you like to be special and "different", but you want to be special, in the sense that you want to be the best, in your partner's eyes. Your partner wants to be valued for his/her uniqueness in terms of the group. You are personal, involved, and intense in your romantic dealings; your partner is impersonal and rather detached. So why, pray tell, do people say opposites attract? Because opposite signs fascinate each other. Each of you expresses a different loving style that holds some answers to what you may be overdoing in your own life. The promise of balance is there, somewhere, and both you and your partner may sense this "shadow" personality in the other.

How Venus in Leo Relates to a Partner with Venus in Pisces: We are mixing Fire with Water with this combination. You are direct and generous with your affections. Your Venus in Pisces lover is probably just as generous, but his or her manner of expressing love is markedly different than yours. The challenge here is to accept these different styles of love, something that Venus in Leo has difficulty doing (Leo is a fixed sign, and flexibility in the love department doesn't come easily to you). Both of you are incurable romantics. Your style, however, is personal, while your partner's loving nature is less specific. You cannot quite call it impersonal, but "universal" may be the best term for your partner's love nature. You appreciate your lover's warmth, but his/her indirect and evasive approach is threatening to you. Venus in Pisces lovers seem to be so warm and affectionate, but you can't help but sense that he/she loves everyone that way, not just you. You need to feel special and unique in love, and it can be difficult to pin your Venus in Pisces lover down and get that specific attention that you crave (or demand!). You two probably share a love of drama, music, and the arts. You may be flattered by your lover's sentimentality and dependency. However, when you are unhappy with him or her, you can easily become theatrical. Your lover may interpret your dramas as abusive, which can shock you because you consider your displays honest and passionate. This apparent incompatibility is basically a difference in your styles of loving, as both of you are good-hearted. Your lover is very sensitive in love, and can pick up all the subtleties of your emotions in a flash. He or she may expect the same in return, but you prefer your lover to be direct and to the point with his or her wants. This relationship can be simultaneously fascinating and frustrating! As Leo and Pisces are two markedly different signs, conscious efforts to understand each other and to make adjustments are necessary in order for this relationship to be harmonious.

Venus in Leo Woman: You're a bit like the guy who said, “Your tastes are simple. You want only the best.” Not only the best, but the grandest. Nothing skimpy, please! Shabbiness gets you downright depressed. You like beauty and the best. When you go anywhere, you go first class. Scrimping gives you the willies. Your generosity is well-known, and you exercise it with taste and style, as you do all things. Commonness and vulgarity in people or in the environment turn you off.

For you, love is a many splendored thing, and you give your all to it. Fantasy takes you to the first kiss, the loving embrace, and on to the ideal culmination. Like grand opera, your love life has to be a passionate and dramatic affair of the heart. You must be wined and dined, fawned over and appreciated. But - be warned - you can pick up a false signal a mile off. It must be sincere. You must feel truly loved and adored and know the attention is honest, or you wilt or snarl, depending on your mood. Whatever, you will react - and react powerfully. You're romantic and strong. Your feelings are never neutral, they are always larger-than-life. You confess that your pride can step in when you're hurt. Then you’d die before you’d let anyone know your true feelings.

You can only be happy when your man and you are involved in a deep mutuality. You must see the love light shining in his eyes. You need reassurance. You have to be praised often, and you’ll gladly return the favor. The man for you is affectionate and playful. He’s strong and noble, with a loyal heart. Whatever he does he’s important in some way. He’s the best. You want to be the best he’s ever had or could imagine having and you want to be told that you are. Because of this, you sometimes fall for a romantic line or your image of you as a couple, staying in an unhappy situation because it looks good to outsiders.

Your life's a movie. You're the writer, director and star and your love's your leading man. Together, you can create romance on a grand scale. If your love is true, yours will be the most fabled story ever told.

Venus in Leo Woman: Women with this planetary position see themselves as heroines in gothic romance novels. You want to be courted in high style, and treated like a queen by your lovers. Flattery will get your partner everywhere with you, and you need to be told you are beautiful at least a dozen times a day. Terribly vain, you spend plenty of time and money on your appearance and ask your mirror on a regular basis 'who's the fairest in the land'. You enjoy wearing the latest (and showiest) clothes, jewelry and hairstyles, and see no reason for keeping a low profile. You love to see heads turn when you make your entrance; and whether or not you are a great beauty, you have a sense of style and grandeur that sets you apart from 'ordinary mortals'. You're nobody's docile pet or slave, however. Strong-willed and individualistic, you are usually the dominant partner in any relationship.

Venus in Leo Man: Whatever you do, you do on a grand scale. You like monumental architecture like the Taj Mahal and the idea of dedicating such a structure to love and romance. People who are small-minded in their affections or their outlook on life get on your nerves. So does stinginess, whether of pocket or of purpose. You can always see the big picture, the bigger the better. You're one who deals in large scale undertakings, and you put your whole heart into whatever you're doing. You don’t skimp, neither on the expense nor on the emotional content. You're proud of all you accomplish, and though some may accuse you of being too proud, you can also, you confess, be silly and playful like a kid. In fact, that’s why you like kids so much. Just because they are so spontaneous. They express themselves directly and with open hearts. You identify with that a lot.

You’ll give a woman anything you’ve got, including the shirt off your back, which incidentally will be of the very highest quality, so long as she treats you with respect. You can put up with a lot, but not that. You have to have respect. Loyalty is your watchword, and you're not suspicious by nature, but because you are susceptible to flattery and appearances, you can he misled or taken advantage of. That’s because you need attention, and a lot of it. A woman can get to you that way and it really hurts if anyone is insincere.

Your ideal woman knows how to make an entrance and take center stage. You love to show her off. She has presence and acts like a noblewoman regardless of what class she was born in. She’s got spirit and breeding. If she’s somewhat imperious that’s okay by you. She is queen to your king. You treat her right and you expect the same treatment in return. But so long as you make a beautiful looking, powerful seeming couple, you can overlook incompatibility for the sake of the image you present. But when love is true, it is grand in style, like opera. You'll always be an incurable romantic.

Venus in Leo Man: Men with Venus in Leo are most attracted to women who are glamorous, exceptionally beautiful, even a bit gaudy. Your ideal woman is the movie star, the Las Vegas showgirl, the California golden girl. Looks count for everything, and you want a lover who's a perfect 10. Who cares if she can't spell her own name? You want to show her off as a gorgeous accessory, the way you would a new sports car or a custom-made suit. Though you may not end up with this sort of woman as your life partner, you never stop looking and dreaming.

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