Today we're going to take a look at Venus's entrance into the sign of Leo by way of a rewind episode from my Planets in Profile series. A couple of years ago, I did a series where I took some of the planets through all 12 signs, and so I hope you enjoy this episode on Venus in Leo.
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Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology, and today we're going to take a look at Venus's entrance into the sign of Leo. Now a lot of you have joined my channel in the last year and a half. We've had a huge amount of new subscribers in the past year and a half or so. That's been really great to see the channel grow and meet a lot of new people online and on social media and stuff like that. A lot of people don't know that several years ago, I completed a series taking Mercury, Venus, and Mars through all 12 signs. So today, we're going to do a rewind episode in honor of Venus's entrance into Leo.
A couple of years ago, I made a video on Venus into Leo; I think you guys will like it. And also, more broadly, I hope that it points people to this resource that I have in my archives. You can find a playlist with the planets through the signs, at least Mercury, Venus, and Mars. And I guess the Sun is in there to the Sun's meaning and all 12 signs. You know, a lot again, a lot of people just don't know that it's there. There's a ton of stuff in my archives to look through. So I figured it might be good because I get emails all the time from people, especially when a planet is about to ingress into a new sign people email him like, Hey, can you talk about Venus entering Leo or Mercury entering Cancer or whatever the case might be? And so over the summer, as I have gotten those emails, I just decided, you know, I'm just going to point people to the series now and then and just kind of rewind and refresh on those videos because they're, I think they're evergreen content. I mean, there's some really good deep dives into those planets through the 12 signs. Hopefully, we're doing the moon next. That's the plan.
I have a couple of other series I want to kind of address first, but I think probably within the next six months to a year, I'll try to take the rest of the start taking some of the rest of the planets through the signs and continue the same style of episodes. So if you like those episodes, let me know in the comment section and make sure I do more of them. In the meantime, don't forget to like and subscribe, share your comments, and click the notification bell for updates. You can always find a transcript of the daily talk that you listen to on my website nightlightastrology.com where next week we'll be promoting two new classes. A planet and plant Moon circle that will be meeting on the new and full moons next year. We're going to be walking through the astrology of the year in New Moon gatherings, and full moon gatherings, also dieting, certain plant teachers, and my wife and I will be leading that together. Really excited for that, I may have Ashley on to promote that and talk about some of the upcoming astrological energies, and she can give us some more herbal advice. If you guys have seen any of those episodes we do together, they're pretty fun, but also a masterclass series that we're promoting next week. So stay tuned for those things. And yeah, I hope you guys will enjoy this rewind episode and look at Venus's entrance into the sign of Leo. Alright, take it easy, everyone.
Hi everybody. This is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and this is another episode of Planets in Profile is actually the last final episode of Planets in Profile since when I first started it with Venus anyway, it began in Virgo. So last episode of Planets in Profile for Venus because we're all the way around to Leo, which is taking us full circle. So in this episode, we're going to look at Venus in the sign of Leo. And the idea here is to give you some tools so that you can interpret the meaning of Venus and Leo in a birth chart if it's yours or someone that you know, or so that you may interpret Venus in Leo as it's transiting through the sky, which of course it does every year. Okay, let's go ahead and take a look at Venus in Leo. I'm actually going to put this into full-screen mode here. Alright, so Venus in the sign of Leo.
Now, what we have to understand, as I've mentioned in every episode thus far, is how ancient astrologers actually looked at a planet when it was in any sign, its own sign versus another sign, sign of another planet. What it basically boils down to is that we have to understand what Venus wants, who Venus is, and what she's up to, so to speak. And then we have to understand what happens when Venus is the houseguest outside of her own signs, for example, of Taurus and Libra, or even maybe outside of exultation in Pisces. How does Venus behave when in the home of another planet or put in a different way? If Venus has a set of natural desires, habits, preferences, and fears that are natural to Venus, then how does every other planet act as a host for Venus when Venus is in that planet's home? So when we're talking about Venus and Leo today, what we're really trying to figure out is how does Venus behave and how are Venus's needs addressed when Venus is hanging out in the Temple of the Sun? Because Leo is the Temple of the Sun.
So, first of all, let's start with the basic rundown of Venus. Venus is the goddess of love, love, harmony, friendship, beauty, the arts, sensuality, desire, and sometimes lust. These are all Venusian topics. Venus is related to women and the goddess sisters and daughters even. So Venus has this very multivalent symbolism. But some of the things that Venus wants to do all the time are to harmonize things. For example, you take unlike things, and you look for similarities between them, like you know, that friend when you're at a party, and the friend says, oh, you know what you two have this in common, brings you two together to talk, and you find out that you have something in common. That person that we call a matchmaker, whether it's romantic or otherwise, has the ability to take people that, you know, on the surface, we might connect in at a party and be like, You know what, I'm not sure we have anything in common. But somehow, that Venusian person knows, sees, the way you have something in common brings you together. Venus is always doing that. So what we want to understand now is if that's what Venus wants, if that's what Venus is seeking, in addition to all these other topics we mentioned, like love and romance and beauty and art and color and sensuality, that Venus is trying to harmonize and bring beauty and enjoyment to sensual experience. If Venus wants to adorn things, it is also related to hygiene and cleanliness. He just wants things that are clean and beautiful. Well ordered even. So if that's what Venus is trying to do, and bring this kind of beauty to our lives, then how does Venus accomplish that while hanging out in Leo, which is the hot, dry, masculine Fire Temple of the Sun?
Okay, so we put all of that together now; Venus is thus reliant upon the Sun. In any chart that you ever try to interpret the meaning of Venus in, you want to look at the position of the Sun, and you want to see what I would recommend, for example, is a little advanced, but looking at what phase Venus is in as Venus an evening star or morning stars Venus combust under the beams of the Sun, or cazimi, or anything else, Venus is not usually going to have an aspectual relationship with the Sun because Venus travels one to two signs away from the Sun all year round. So it's not like you're gonna get a Venus opposition to the Sun, or even squares. So knowing a bit about Venus as particulars, you also want to see if the Sun is in a good house or not when it's in Leo, because when Venus is in Leo, as the Sun goes, so goes Venus, they're connected. So you have to look at both.
In ancient astrology, it's not so much that you look at a sign. And you say, what's the meaning of the sign as much as it is that the sign qualifies for you the character of the planet, for example, Gemini is really telling you about Mercury. This is Mercury's double-bodied or mutable, airy, Temple masculine Virgo. This is Mercury's double-bodied, feminine earthy temple. Very different, but still qualifications about Mercury. So what we're really doing in ancient astrology is learning to blend planets blend planetary meanings. In modern astrology, sometimes we place a lot of emphasis on signs as if they somehow stand apart from planets. But signs are really the homes of the gods, the homes of the planets. So that's what we're looking at.
Okay, so how to understand Venus when it's in the hot, dry, masculine Fire Temple of the Sun? Venus is reliant upon the Sun; got to see how the Sun's doing; we also have to remember Leo's seasonal solar qualities. This is the middle of summer; it's the yang half of the year very masculine time of year, a light, dominant time of year. However, every day, the Sun is dying; it's heading down towards the autumn equinox and its arc in the sky here in the northern hemisphere. Anyway, this is all symbolic. You don't have to take it literally. So the Sun, which is the source of light and life, why place it in the middle of summer? Well, because one of the things that we know about the Sun is that it rises and the Sun sets, right? And so one of the things that's obvious about the Sun is light and life. But we also have to take care of that element of the solar archetype where the Sun does set. Death does come.
And so Leo, like the legacy of kings in ancient astrology, Leo, the lion, associated with kings and queens and the monarchy and things like that. How does that relate to this idea of the middle of summer, but the lightest dying, because in order to keep civilization alive, generation after generation, you know, decade after century and so forth, you have to have a center around which everything rotates and is organized. For example, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the presidency, the Senate, the organization of government, a king, or a queen, an emperor or an empress. But you have to have a godhead that becomes the center that symbolizes the Eternal life of the civilization despite the fact that everything is dying, everything tends toward chaos, and entropy will fall apart. So, where does this symbol of eternity come in? It comes in during the middle of summer, the time of light in the midst of death, as the Sun is setting during the middle of the summer already. So setting on the solar year, so to speak, the days are growing shorter during Leo.
So this duality has to do with trying to keep the light forever, even though you know that the light will eventually die. That's the legacy and succession of kings and governments and rule and also fame. Right? Fame has to do with living on; we remember those bright stars; what is the Sun? A star, we remember the stars because of the legacy they set the image the eternal images they portray on the screen, right? The sense of something being great, so many stars, of course, die young. Right? Do you see what I'm saying? So this idea is that with Leo's seasonal solar qualities also that there is a sense of legacy of living on despite eventually dying, and that goes along with fame, and rulers and people with great promise. And also this childlike sense with Leo of having an important legacy. I'm the son of the King. I'm the son of the Queen; we all feel that way inside. These are Leo's seasonal solar qualities we always need to take into consideration when reading any planet in the sign of Leo.
So, first of all, Venus in Leo can struggle with solar issues, meaning pride, arrogance, vanity, the desire for fame, fortune, or riches or glory, all of the things that any king or Queen might struggle with Venus and Leo might struggle with, especially around relationships and love. I'm all important. I'm so special. I'm so great. I'm I rise above the rest. I'm a king; I'm a queen, you know, Venus and Leo can be just sort of aggrandizing like that, just like the Sun can be sort of like that, right?
And Sun and Leo can also struggle with darkness, right? The dark side of fame, the dark side of youth, the dark side of anything that's solar is really light and bright, just like Venus in Cancer. In the side of the Moon, Venus and Cancer has this kind of nostalgic, sweet quality and sometimes has a harder time exploring the darker side, Venus's darker side of courses, lust, betrayal, jealousy, desire, you know, vanity, these are all Venus's dark sides. Similarly, Venus in the sign of the Sun, I'm bright, I'm promising, I'm great, I make you happy, I look good. I was, you know, I'm a child superstar, or I epitomize something enduring an eternal, right. But you can't see my dark side. Right. And so there's some sense of the dark side that's there. So these are things that Venus and Leo can benefit from and struggle with. Remember, Venus also generally represents benefits, good fortune, and blessings, good friends, people that give things to you, the Association of Women or you know, women or girls or sisters, things like that, daughters. So anything you could, you can benefit from those people in your life; benefits wherever Venus is in the chart potential to receive benefits from those things. That's why Venus was called a benefic.
Now, however, one thing that you have to remember is that again, Venus, Venus has to bless according to whatever sign it's in. So when Venus is in Leo, it's going to bless through solar things. It's going to give good fortune through solar things. Sometimes that's father's, sometimes that's through fame or greatness or leaders or what have you. Sometimes there's a sense of being honored or awarded something, an enduring legacy. Okay, so let's talk about some people with Venus and Leo.
How about Madonna? Just that sense of the teenage-like angsty young woman right, who becomes a sensation overnight, many stories about the childhood star that becomes a sensation that becomes huge that their youth is somehow captured and celebrated. And yet sometimes, there's a dark side that goes along with it. That's Madonna. That's also Michael Jackson. So think about that. Tom Cruise, right. Here's the glowing like, you know, I'm charming. I'm kind of kingly; I'm regal. I'm so talented. Again. He was a teenager when he got discovered; of course, he has a dark side which we all know he can go a little crazy, and apparently, he's like the high priest of the church of Scientology, which is a little crazy too. So but you get the idea. How about Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize? I believe it was and is this honored, celebrated feminine figure, but she's given royalty and honors by so many leaders in the world. So Venus in Leo signature and interesting considering that she's this humble monk, but definitely ended up in the limelight. Of course, I know the controversy in the background with the Catholic Church and with Mother Teresa. She's a complicated figure. So, but anyway, just think about that. And there's, of course; there's the dark side, there's that dark side of Venus and Leo that can be there, too. How about the 14th Dalai Lama? Again, highly awarded, celebrated hosted by world leaders everywhere came up as a little child who came into the role of Dalai Lama as a little child. Pamela Anderson discovered overnight as a young girl, and she represents what; Baywatch, the sunny sort of? I think it's California, not Florida. I think it's a sunny California show, right? Interestingly, David Hasselhoff, Venus, and Leo as well. So it's just that kind of like, proud, you know, everything's just sort of big and pronounced. And so or think about this. Coco Chanel, who becomes an incredibly famous fashion designer, but what does she make for women? She makes women's clothing out of sort of like men's fashion. She takes men's fashion items or objects or apparel and sort of makes them hip for women. There's Venus in the masculine sign of the Sun. Tori Amos, have you ever seen Tori Amos and bright red hair? And she has this just kind of queenly look to her right. Just in style. You can just see it. Monica Lewinsky. This is going to be funny. She received benefits from the King from the President. Right. And, of course, that was complicated. John Stamos, he's the kind of bad boy of the full house show. Jesse, I think his name was. I don't remember. But anyway, he is a bad boy. But he's in here. He's the lovable bad boy. Right? So you have any he has that big kind of like King, he's a rocker, right, like and that just kind of that big, like a kingly rocker, presents motorcycle guy. He plays that in a family show, very Venus in Leo. George RR Martin, right. Here's a guy who's written a book called Game of Thrones, and it's just a wildly successful fantasy novel. And it's all about kings, right? And then a famous woman Khaleesi who's at the center of the King's all this game of kings. So very fascinating there. Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Venus and Leo now I believe Uranus is in there with both of these guys in interesting ways. But my point of bringing this one in Venus and Leo for Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, both have this childlike thing going on like Roald Dahl writes like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And Tim Burton, of course, has a lot of childlike things like The Nightmare Before Christmas, but they play on darkness. They play on the darkness or shadow side of the light. Right? How about Olivia Newton-John, same thing. Olivia Newton-John, as you know in Grease, right? She's got both; she got both sides of her. She's like, so sweet. And then you know, comes the bad girl. And she has got the mane going on and, and all of this. So Venus and Leo the light and dark side of the Sun. Think about how the light and dark side of fame legacy of power. Right? Just like sometimes children, the image of youth internal sunlight image of youth. I actually have Venus in Leo; sometimes benefits from the father, right? So I grew up in the Christian church and learned a lot about study habits and public speaking and what it was like to be in the spotlight and became comfortable with leadership roles and stuff like that because I was raised by a father who was in those positions. So in some ways, I've benefited from you could say I've benefited very much from the kind of, my dad, my father was you know, artists, he's really a drawer, he's a drawer, I think it's a thing. And he's a poet, and you know, so at any rate, there's been a lot of artistic and other benefits that have come from my father, Venus, and Leo in my chart.
In fact, I ended up writing a book about my youth and my relationship with my father, which became somewhat artistically successful and was part of what launched my career as an astrologer. If you ever want to read it, you can check my name out on Amazon; you'll find my book called Fishers of Men, The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest. So, that book was a lot about the men in my life, and it was artistically the subject that mattered to me. So Venus in Leo, that's interesting as well. Anyway, that's what I've got for you guys. I hope this will help you to interpret Venus in your birth chart or the birth chart of people you know, or when Venus is traveling through the sky, you'll have a little bit better idea of what Venus is up to. But remember, you always have to check on the status of the Sun at the same time that as the Sun goes, so goes Venus, and Venus is in Leo. Okay, that's what I've got for you guys. Take care, and we'll see you next time.