The Goddess of Love begins four weeks in the sign of the twins on April 24th, suggesting a lighter, and sometimes lite approach to romance and relationships. It's perfect for gatherings of friends, springtime events, flower shows, and rooftop parties.
When it comes to romance, Venus in Gemini emphasizes the flirtatious aspects of courtship. It's about sending signals and interpreting signs, being playful and maybe just a bit fickle. We can be of two minds about someone when the goddess is in a dual sign - Venus in Gemini isn't commitment-phobic, but neither is she determined to find The One (especially when other options present themselves).
For those who are already in a relationship, this placement of Venus suggests it's time to get out and socialize. Take advantage of the playfulness of the sign to ease yourselves out of routines (especially if you've been spending a lot of time indoors due to the winter).
Just as she enters the sign, Venus makes an easy sextile to Chiron, who's recently moved into Aries. While some self-doubts could arise, this aspect suggests that we can help to become our authentic selves by sharing and communicating with others. We're all a little broken, and in recognizing that we form the basis a less judgmental ability to connect with each other.
On May 7th, Venus squares Neptune. When these two planets connect with each other, it's time for romantic fantasies - but also delusions and confusions. We can be swept away by a person or a relationship, although we could also be pulled down in the undertow of doubt and hopelessness. Enjoy the vibe around this time, but don't take it too seriously.
Before she leaves the twines, Venus meets with another goddess, Pallas Athene, on May 17th. Around this time we could feel the need to speak our truths about relationships. While we might have to make a statement about a particular relationship, this aspect seems to be saying something more about what we need from relationships in general - what form we need it to take, what limitations we will and won't abide.
Two days later, Venus says goodbye to the twins, and moves into Cancer for a more conservative, family-oriented few weeks.