Venus Enters Scorpio 2023: Date, Time, Effects, and More

Written by August Croft
Published: November 28, 2023
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When Venus enters Scorpio in 2023, each and every sign of the zodiac will take notice. What happens when this planet transits the sign of Scorpio? Just how significant will this transit be for your zodiac sign? Regardless of how much you currently know about astrology, understanding what the stars and planets have in store for you is always a good idea!

Today, we’ll take a look at what Venus entering Scorpio has in store for your zodiac sign. Not only will we provide you with the necessary context for this Venus transit, but we will also give you some insight through horoscopes! Let’s begin by discussing when Venus enters Scorpio this year as well as how this zodiac sign influences the planet of beauty and heart now.

Venus Enters Scorpio on December 4th, 2023

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Venus enters Scorpio and brings with it an obsessive, devoted energy, passionate and thorough.

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On December 4th, 2023 at roughly 2 pm EST, Venus enters the thorough and intense sign of Scorpio. It will remain in Scorpio until December 29th, 2023. Venus will be exiting its sign of rulership, Libra, and entering the devoted, obsessive waters of Scorpio. This transit means depth and passion enter into our relationships, and likely to an all-consuming degree!

Venus rules our love lives, our creativity, and the ways in which we seek pleasure. Finances and material joys also factor into your Venus placement, particularly when we consider Venus in Scorpio. Scorpios are connected to the 8th astrological house representing taboos, shared resources (including money), and transformative themes.

Regardless of where Venus is in your birth chart, this transit will affect every zodiac sign in particular ways. But, before we discuss horoscopes to help you navigate this transition, let’s dive into the significance of Venus entering Scorpio this December.

The Significance of Venus Entering Scorpio

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Intensity is often a part of Venus when it enters Scorpio, something that could feel overwhelming.

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While Venus is technically in its detriment when found in Scorpio, that doesn’t stop the planet of love from getting intense this month. In fact, when Venus enters Scorpio in 2023, we may all feel a passionate and intense need for depth in our relationships. Depth and profound connections are what Scorpios seek in all things, but especially in romance!

Scorpios are also fearless in the face of dark, taboo, or otherwise extreme themes. This Venus transit may have every zodiac sign indulging in their hidden sides, particularly sides that feel controversial to address. However, Scorpios have a tendency to conceal their vulnerabilities in order to protect themselves, something that may also factor into this transit.

By remaining open, honest, and genuine during this transit, every zodiac sign has the potential to deepen connections, particularly connections of the heart. Things may feel intense and overwhelming during this month, but that’s precisely how a Scorpio likes it!

Venus Enters Scorpio 2023: Horoscopes for Your Zodiac Sign

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Depth and passion in love are key components of Venus entering Scorpio.


With such an intense transit heading our way, what does it mean for your sun sign when Venus enters Scorpio? Read on for your specific horoscope now!

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

As a fellow Mars-ruled sign, you’re no stranger to intensity, Aries. You and Scorpio share this bond and Venus’s transit will make this fact ever clearer. But with intensity comes impatience. Practice taking measured, steady steps during this transit. Depth can’t be rushed, especially when it comes to love. Tell others about your passions but make sure you listen too!

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Venus rules you, Taurus. As the planet of love and indulgence enters into fellow fixed sign, Scorpio, you may be feeling a need for stability in your relationships. However, true stability often comes through vulnerable moments. Don’t retreat during this transit, even though passions will be running high. Show your most honest heart and self– it will be appreciated!

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Someone will surprise you when Venus enters Scorpio, Gemini. Your instincts to dabble or otherwise remain casual in love won’t be as strong during this time. Instead, deepen your bonds with those who choose to listen to you closely. Who notices your specificities, your intricacies? These are the people you should get to know wholly, completely, and totally this month!

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

You understand Scorpio’s emotional intuition, Cancer. As a water sign, this Venus transit will have you feeling even more connected and tuned into the needs of those you love. However, with such a heightened bond comes possessiveness. Ease up on your need for control during this time. Explore your existing relationships with an open mind and adaptable viewpoint!

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Your heart may feel as if it is too much to bear during this transit, Leo. Venus entering Scorpio will make all of your connections feel full of potential and passion. However, you may also misuse this energy and cause drama where there isn’t any. Tend to your relationships with your trademark devotion. Use Scorpio’s intensity to achieve empathy in love, not just excitement!

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Specifics are often where you thrive, Virgo. And, when Venus enters Scorpio, this planet demands specificity from you. Scorpios also thrive in details, one reason why Virgos and Scorpios are quite compatible. How can you use your careful specificity to bring about more depth in your relationships? Don’t downplay how unique and detailed your love is!

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

As Venus leaves your sign, Libra, passionate instincts may leave you feeling unbalanced. However, embrace this time of powerful feelings and desires. Venus is still your planetary ruler, after all. Indulge in time spent with some of your favorite people. Let your eyes wander, let mysteries guide you into new possibilities. Don’t let this transit paralyze your passion!

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Power is what you’ll have when Venus enters your sign, Scorpio. But this power is best utilized internally. It may feel easy, to connect deeply and more completely with others during this transit. But how can you harness that same depth in yourself? Work toward understanding your own mysteries before slowly revealing them. Your passion will be noticed regardless!

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

When Venus enters Scorpio, Sagittarius, you may feel a need to root deeper into your existing relationships. This isn’t your typical impulse, as newness tends to prevail in your connections. But seeking shared experiences with those you already know will bring you the inspiration and novelty you crave. Be sure to offer others the same depth and thoroughness in return!

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

You know how to build strong foundations, Capricorn. When Venus enters Scorpio, your relationship foundations will feel vital and all-consuming. Don’t ignore your instincts to prioritize these foundations, even if it feels overwhelming. Now is the time to express your most hidden desires, especially to those you’d like to experience those desires with!

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Obsession often comes easy to you, Aquarius, especially as Venus enters Scorpio. Tempering your possessiveness may be wise now. Your passion can take people by surprise, as your cerebral stoicism often masks it. There will be no mask during this transit, which may shake up some of your relationships. Avoid obsessing over certain people or things during this time!

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Your emotions will feel so full during this transit, Pisces. But with such fullness often comes overwhelm and dismay. Let your love and passions out during this time, even if they aren’t fully appreciated or understood. You are the oldest sign of the zodiac and understand the importance of devotion. Don’t feel discouraged if others can’t match your wisdom and intensity right now!

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About the Author

August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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