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Venus Is Entering Libra & Your Love Life Is About To Get Real Interesting

Calling in our active listening skills! In Signs Of The Times, Her Campus gets all of the dirty details about the signs directly from astrologers. Today, astrologers Sonya Schwartz and Judith Nursalim share how Venus entering Libra will affect your love life

I will admit, I’m a bit behind on the times when it comes to astrology. But, if you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that Venus is entering Libra, and it’s going to have an effect on your love life — at least, that’s what the astrologers say.

But, hold up. For my fellow wanna-be astro girlies, you might be wondering, “What does Venus entering Libra even mean?” Well, I spoke with two astrology experts — Sonya Schwartz and Judith Nursalim — about what Venus entering Libra means for your love life, and here’s what I learned. 

Venus entering Libra is actually a pretty significant event.

Venus officially enters Libra from Nov. 8 until Dec. 4, and this time period marks “enhanced harmony, improved aesthetics, and heightened desire for peaceful relationships,” says Sonya Schwartz, the founder of Authority Astrology.

The reason behind this is that Libra is the sign of partnership and balance and is naturally ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and harmony; when Venus enters Libra, it’s coming home and amplifying its influence, Schwartz explains. 

“The general meaning of this period is one of enhanced harmony, improved aesthetics, and heightened desire for peaceful relationships,” Schwartz says. 

Along with the general meaning behind the two signs and their combined influence, there will also be some specific themes circulating throughout Nov. 8 to Dec. 4. 

The 10 themes — according to Judith Nursalim, the founder of Lani AI Astro Guide — include enhanced relationships, balance and fairness, social grace, aesthetic sensitivity, love of the arts, desire for harmony, partnership focus, indecision, appreciation and romance, and seeking common ground. 

While these themes will be present, it’s important to remember that “Venus in Libra generally brings positive energy to relationships and aesthetic appreciation, [but] individual experiences may vary,” Nursalim says. 

Basically, it’s not a 100% guarantee that your experience will be just like everyone else just because of the present themes. 

Here’s how you should take advantage of the transit:

I think we’re all trying to seek balanced relationships, so how can you make the most of Venus entering Libra? It’s time to prioritize open communication with partners and place an emphasis on mutual respect and understanding, Schwartz says. 

What goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect and understanding? Strategies like practicing active listening, revisiting relationship goals, and expressing appreciation.

When Venus enters Libra, it’s time to prioritize a combination of self-care and your relationship. 

“Venus in Libra provides a favorable atmosphere for working on these aspects of your relationship, but it’s important to continue these practices beyond this specific astrological transit,” Nursalim says. “Cultivating a balanced and harmonious relationship is an ongoing process that requires effort and commitment from both partners.”

However, to actually take advantage of Venus entering Libra, it doesn’t mean you should walk around with rose-tinted glasses, it’s still necessary to avoid any non-intentional consequences. Yes, this is a time to cultivate relationships and become an active listener if you’re not already, but you’re not going to become a doormat. 

Unfortunately, in the midst of the peacefulness, there’s a tendency to avoid conflict, Schwartz says. “One might skirt around difficult topics or hold back from expressing their true feelings, which can lead to misunderstandings,” Schwartz added. 

While you certainly might not want to be as combative while Venus is in Libra, you don’t want to become a people-pleaser at the expense of your own needs. Essentially, Venus entering Libra means that peacefulness can help you strengthen your existing relationships, especially your romantic ones. However, it’s still important to maintain your personal values and defend yourself when needed; a relationship’s peace shouldn’t be at your expense.

Julia is a national writer at Her Campus, where she mainly covers mental health, wellness, and all things relating to Gen Z. Prior to becoming a national writer, Julia was the wellness intern for Her Campus. Outside of Her Campus, Julia is a managing editor at The Temple News, Temple University's independent student-run paper. She's also the Co-Campus Correspondent of Her Campus Temple University, where she oversees content for all sections of the website. Julia is also a student intern at the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting, where she works on the data desk and is assisting her editor in building a database. She has previously interned at The American Prospect. In her free time, Julia enjoys going to the beach as much as possible, watching reality TV (specifically Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules), and editing stories.