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Venus Goes Into Virgo Next Week, Here's What That Means For Your Love Life

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Next week, Venus moves from the dramatic sign of Leo into practical earth sign Virgo, and the difference will be felt pretty starkly. You may have been feeling fun, playful, flirtatious, and outgoing in your relationships this month, and you may have found that whether you're single or attached, your relationships with others have been filled with laughter. There's been a creative quality to Venus the past couple weeks, coloring all of our interactions with the potential for fun and creative collaboration. Venus in Virgo will change all that. Leo is associated with children as well, so you might have felt as if there was a strong potential for you to either have children, or you may have felt an unrecognizable desire or affinity for them, as Leo brings out the child in all of us.

But next week, Venus, the planet of love and partnership, moves into Virgo. This means her tune will change. Virgo is an Earth sign whose energy is grounded and practical. This doesn't mean you'll have to say goodbye to romance (Venus is romantic no matter what sign she occupies), but you will find romance in the oddest of places, and experience it in ways you might not previously have thought of.

Here are the ways you'll feel Venus' shifting influence in your life.

Friendships

Venus in Virgo won't only affect your romantic relationships, but your social life as well. In friendships, you'll feel more finely attuned to others' needs and wants because Virgos mutable element makes them more aware of a person's likes and dislikes. This makes you a naturally helpful person, and with Venus in Virgo, you could find yourself going out of your way to be of service to others, taking time to consider their tastes.

Virgo is also the sign associated with the sixth house of work, health, and daily responsibilities like health. So you could make more friends by joining a health challenge or a yoga class, or a running group. The friends you make during this period are likely to be a grounding influence in your life, so long as you don't pick up some stray energy vampire who is constantly draining you of your energy (something to look out for during this planetary transition).

Romantic Relationships

Whether you are single or attached, you'll find that romantically, you might feel less inclined to dramatic displays of your affection this month. Virgo is symbolized by the virgin, which doesn't make them prude, but it does symbolize their restraint. Virgo treats romance like work, and they treat their work with love and dedication.

Virgo isn't so outgoing about emotions, but anyone who is paying attention can see how they feel. They'll go out of their way for the ones they love. After all, actions speak louder than words, and Virgo values efficiency above all. You might find yourself showing love the way a Virgo does this month, in simple and direct ways by being of service: running errands for them, or picking up coffee for them without them having to ask.

If you are single and looking, you might find someone in one of the ways I spoke to above, through an exercise class, or at a juice shop, possibly even in the lobby of your doctor's office. Somewhere the focus is on health and fitness is where Venus will have its strongest influence.

What To Look Out For

When Venus is in Virgo, we value those who value themselves as much as they value others. This influence inspires us to appreciate hygiene, details like dirty fingernails are a huge turnoff, someone who doesn't floss every day suddenly becomes a huge red flag.

We expect to be appreciated for our helpful suggestions like these, but we run the risk of coming across like an asshole; after all, when you criticize others their first thought isn't often that you're probably holding yourself to the same standard... but with Venus in Virgo, we are.  You will want to feel appreciated for your advice, your suggestions, your helpful hints. But the key is to try not to push others too hard. Wait until someone asks for your help before offering it, as unsolicited advice is the worst form of help.