Summer is winding down, and many of us are looking forward to sweater weather, pumpkin spice flavored everything, and most importantly, “cuffing season” – meaning people are ready to be tied down (or “handcuffed”) to a new romantic partner. Yes, cuffing season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to dump those poorly matched summer flings and start looking for love that’s going to last (at least through the colder months).
This fall, Venus, the planet of love, will come home to romance-loving Libra (the sign it governs) just in time for the official start of autumn. During this time, you can expect the hot and heavy relationships of summer to fade and make way for light, loving partnerships that have the potential to last a lifetime. Libra is a sign that loves balance, harmony, and cooperation. When Venus enters Libra, it allows the new relationships in your life to be fair and equal, saving you from any one-sided relationships or alerting you to their presence.
Whether you’re a devout believer in astrology, or simply curious as to what could possibly be in store for your love life next season, we have the signs most likely to fall in love this fall.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
There’s no doubt that Libras will feel this specific transit more than others. Since Venus is their ruling planet, the effects from this transit will be amplified for Libras everywhere. This means that you may feel a pressing urge to couple up and dive into all things romance this fall. Apple picking in the countryside? Yup. Candlelit dinner overlooking the full moon? Yup. Getting lost in a haunted corn maze and being forced to cuddle up to your new love interest? Heck yup.
During these few weeks of Venus in Libra, Libras will be looking at love in an idealistic way, much like water sign Pisces. They’ll be down for all of the hearts, flowers, and cheesy romantic gestures the universe has to offer, ignoring or glossing over any possible red flags they may see. Relationships begun during this period have the potential to be deepened when Venus moves into Scorpio, which will bring an intense all-or-nothing energy to the table.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Taurus is the other sign ruled by Venus, so it goes without saying that this earth sign will be feeling the love as well. Taureans are sensual, caring individuals who enjoy stability, so they’re already used to falling in love. This sign loves to have a partner, and come fall, they’ll definitely be looking to settle down. The lighthearted and loving vibes of Venus in Libra will help them ease up on their stubborn tendencies, and possibly cause them to open up their hearts to someone who doesn’t necessarily check all the boxes on their long list of partner must-haves.
This transit will also allow Taurus to compromise and cooperate with their new partner, something this sign struggles with due to their unwavering beliefs. Once Venus moves into Scorpio, the sign opposite Taurus, this earth sign may feel the need to double down on their relationship status, making sure their partner is completely and utterly theirs.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
Because Aries is in direct opposition to Libra (or six signs away from Libra), this transit will strongly affect the fire sign as well. An impulsive and bold sign, Aries will flit from one partner to the next unless they can find one that keeps their attention. But with Venus in Libra, Aries may be feeling the need to develop a strong partnership based on mutual respect and adoration.
This may be the time that Aries is able to find someone who is able to keep up with all of their adventurous pastimes (and maybe even give them a run for their money). This romance won’t be the quick-burning, intense flame that Aries is used to–and that’s a good thing. Venus in Libra brings Aries the opportunity to create a romance that isn’t so extreme, and both partners will have a chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company–until Venus enters Scorpio. Then Aries’ relationship will resume in fierceness and flammability.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
This water sign is less known for their romantic gestures, and more known for what goes down in the bedroom after said romantic gesture. But Scorpio will finally have a chance to put aside all of that sexual intensity in favor of carefree, fun romance at the start of this fall. As the sign that is directly opposite Taurus, Scorpio will also be affected by the planet of love’s transit into Libra.
Scorpio can expect to soften up their hard exterior a bit, allowing their romantic and vulnerable side to come out and play. This could mean showing your partner you’re in for the long haul by taking them out on expensive dates. After all, Venus is also the planet of luxury, and with it at home in Libra, you’ll be feeling the need to flash your dough and show off your status to impress your date. Things will be all fun and games in this relationship until Venus enters your sign, where things will become incredibly emotional and intense for you. You’ll know exactly what you want from this relationship, and you’ll either dump your partner or dive deeper into your passion until it practically consumes you.
Though these signs in particular will feel the effects, everyone will benefit from the loving Venus in Libra vibes. So grab your favorite sweater, start googling pumpkin patches near you, and get ready to fall in love this fall!