Romance is in the air this summer! On June 19, Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and affection), along with Neptune (the planet of romance, creativity, and illusion), are set to share a kiss in the sky. During this time, Venus will be in Taurus, which will help us naturally tap into our sensual energy and focus on our needs. Meanwhile, Neptune will be in ethereal Pisces, aiding in our ability to be more receptive to affection. When these two planets meet, sparks are sure to fly!
In astrology, Venus represents our love language, as well as how we seek harmony within our closest connections. When our love-language planet meets with idealistic and warm-hearted Neptune, our inner romantic comes out to play. Our desire for attention and affection becomes amplified when these planets kiss in the sky. During this time, it will be easier to speak from the heart, making way for unforgettable romantic and loving memories.
What's Happening During the Venus-Neptune Sextile?
Whether you're coupled up or single, there's so much of this contagious energy to go around. When Venus and Neptune form a sextile - a harmonious 60-degree angle between the two planets - we feel an extra sense of ease in all of our relationships. Additional stressors in our lives seem to melt away. Our minds choose to go the creative route when it comes to problem-solving, and there's an extra sense of supportive energy.
Astrologer Marissa Malik adds that this planetary combination is "the perfect springboard into sexy summer vibes." Neptune is the planet of romance and unconditional love, while Venus represents the love and harmony shared within partnerships. Neptune's idealism allows us to see the highest potential in our partnerships, while Venus inspires us to coexist with more ease and work toward the possibility of deepening our bonds with others.
The energy during this day is a powerful reminder that love doesn't just exist on the physical plane - love is also a karmic and spiritual experience. When these two compassionate planets form a gentle and supportive sextile, we want to nurture our soul-aligned connections. "I'd recommend people explore their softer sides and embrace erotic desires," Malik says. "This is a feelsy time, both emotionally and physically, so just let your body do the talking if you're tongue-tied."
For people who are single and ready to mingle, this planetary party delivers an opportunity for deeper reflection and alignment on your hopes and desires for future partnership. "This transit can manifest a sense of security and safety within our relationships, as we could be stepping into new milestones with our significant other," astrologer Loli Moon says. "This can look like having certain conversations about the future, preparing a plan for your future, or even stepping into it by taking further steps of commitment."
Reflecting on where you've been and who you've been in past relationships will shed light on more fulfilling partnerships in the future. This rare alignment delivers a chance to invite more abundance and heart-centered connections into our lives. Read on for more clarity on how this special Venus-Neptune meetup will affect your zodiac sign and birth chart.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
A sensual massage goes a long way. You are straight to the point in general, and today's elusive energy affects you no differently. Touch is what melts your heart and helps you bring your guard down. As someone who always takes action, try being on the receiving end today.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You're the star of the show as Venus moves through your sign. You're reminded of your charm and magnetism. You can enchant others with a simple glance, and the stars are aligning to help you attract potential partners with shared values. Today's energy also reminds you, quite frankly, that you are that b*tch.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Passionate and unbreakable eye contact is what you're craving. As someone who typically likes to maintain a superficial level of relating, you can't avoid plunging into the depths today. Sharing a spiritual practice or involving more eye contact in the bedroom will strengthen your connection and open your heart to new, unexplored heights.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You're traditional, but under this inspiring and romantic planetary reset, you may find yourself more open to finding love in unsuspecting places. Don't rule out online dating or trying out a blind date. When you allow your mindset to expand, the universe will surprise you.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You're ready to share your love from the rooftops. Never one to be afraid of a little PDA, today you're overwhelmed with gratitude for your sweetest connections. Whether they're BFFs or a beloved, you recognize that you'd be nowhere without their trusted love and support, so let it be known.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You're ready to embrace a course correction when it comes to love. You may feel like you have been hit with Cupid's arrow and have an entirely new perspective on what a healthy, loving relationship looks like. Release others' expectations about what your relationships "should" look like, and embrace a deeper knowing of what feels aligned for you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You're craving depth and a soul-shaking connection. Your ability to wear your heart on your sleeve and share from within is what will activate the potency of this transit. Vulnerability can be frightening, but it's time for you to trust. Release fear, and trust that others will treat your heart with the care and respect it deserves.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Commitment is on your mind. If you're in a long-term partnership, you may feel called to add some spice back into your life. It's time to revitalize your relationship with an extra dash of adventure and fun! Plan a date night doing something that's new to you and yours. Single Scorpios may also finally feel ready to make a promise to someone special.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You want a lover who listens and can show up as your partner in crime - whether you're doing house chores together or committing to a healthier lifestyle. You see the magic in the mundane, and making a conscious choice to find more alignment in your daily habits will allow your love and relationships to flourish.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You're craving a deeper physical connection. Your sexual prowess is off the charts, and you'll be damned if your sweetie sleeps on your increased libido. Coupled Capricorns should get lost between the sheets, as this cosmic moment can really pave the way for a transcendent experience. Single Capricorns should tap into their sensual side - a little self-pleasure goes a long way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You're feeling a little raw and craving an extra sense of comfort. Venus and Neptune remind you that your safety - physically, emotionally, and spiritually - matters. You're searching for a soul-baring conversation that leads your closest relationships into uncharted territory. You're safe to share what's on your heart and mind.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Words feel more magical than normal today. It will be hard to keep your thoughts to yourself, so now's a great time to share how you truly feel about someone. Dropping the dreaded "I love you" first can feel destabilizing, but under today's sweet skies, it will be well received.