As we are currently floating in Water World, today through tomorrow, I'm being pinged to write about Venus in Capricorn as she inches closer and closer to a square with Uranus in Aries and conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. She will also sextile all our mess in Scorpio (has already past her sextile with Mercury).
The square with Uranus in Aries occurs at 8:13 PM on November the 14th. Then, she conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn on November the 15th at 4:29 PM. She sextiles Saturn on November 23rd at 1:46 PM and that's when things really start to get real in matters of Venus (via Rx venus sextiles Saturn again on Jan. 11, 2014 and direct on Feb. 25th). A sextile is supportive and it would be smart to use that energy because she will square Saturn from Aquarius which is a considerably “less nice” aspect. However, this story started unfolding LOOOONG before we ever got here.
Lets think back to Saturn in Libra time (which was another Venus/Saturn contact). This transit had many purposes. So, it would be nearly impossible to delineate them all in one article. But, primarily, I believe it was meant to teach us how to structure (Saturn) our relationships (Venus) and values (Venus). This means ALL our relationships and values. Lots of people like to boil Venus down to love or money. And, on the surface, that makes sense because many people value love and money. However, Venus is much more than that and any beginner level Astrology Student has this inkling. For the purpose of this writing, I'm going to focus on the relationship aspect of Venus which includes our relationships with others (friend or foe), with money, with our own values, with the terms justice and fairness, etc. That, in and of itself, is a fairly wide brush stroke which is why I want you to personally think back to what occurred during Saturn in Libra (2009-2012) for you in regard to relationships. Then, I want you to consider what went forward and what you changed as Saturn entered Scorpio (2012 to now).
In day to day life, we have a tendency to take transits as they occur. For example, today Moon is in Pisces trining Mercury and conjunct Neptune. So, we may look at that and say, “Ok, this, this and this is possible.” However, even though life does happen on a day to day basis, all that is before us and all that is behind us is still connected. In order to get a perspective how this stuff plays out in the theater of our lives, it's necessary to see that.
Saturn in Libra occurred to bring restriction and/or structure in our primary relationships with EVERYTHING. Then, Saturn in Scorpio comes along to place restriction and/or structure on an even deeper level in terms of intimacy, sex, our shadow and shared resources. If we worked with Saturn in Libra and “got” what Saturn was saying during his stay there then moving up one zodiac sign to Scorpio will bring even more lessons...like the next chapter. At the same time, we have the outer planets Neptune, Uranus and Pluto working away on a collective level and it all ties together in some way with Jupiter (higher learning, philosophy, religion, perspective) who did provide support to Saturn in Libra while he (Jupiter) was in Gemini and now Saturn in Scorpio from Cancer.
If you look at the effects on our generational planets from the transit of Saturn through Virgo all the way up until he marches into Capricorn you can see a huge coming of age for a very large group of people. In that, I'm including Pluto in Virgo through Capricorn, Uranus in Virgo through Uranus in Capricorn and Neptune in Libra through Neptune in Capricorn.
I know Pluto has only been in Capricorn since 2008. However, I'm including children born with this placement in the above because they most certainly will be affected with the changes felt in previous generations during this time. This will shape their childhood, basically. When Saturn enters Scorpio in 2017 the earliest Pluto in Capricorn children will be turning 9 and experiencing Saturn conjunct their Pluto for the first time. They'll remember this. Plus, it gives a wider perspective as to exactly what we may be looking at here on a global level. Some of these kids were also born with Saturn in Libra and more with Saturn in Scorpio so they are literally part of the product of these transits. That's our future right there, folks.
But, how does any of this relate to Venus' extended stay in Capricorn? It's not like Venus has never been in Capricorn before and it's not like Venus has never been retrograde before, right? Right. Venus is a benefic. Uh huh. Sure she is. Lets not forget she also rules Libra which is known for balancing acts meaning if something is not “just” she can lop off something blindly to make it “even.” And, being placed in Capricorn, she's all business. It's a Venus/Saturn contact just like Saturn in Libra was which can be boiled right down to relationship Karma. So, the purpose of her extended stay in Capricorn working together with Saturn in Scorpio is to work (Saturn) to level out (Venus) the playing field in order to build (Saturn) the deeper lessons (Pluto/Saturn). And, sometimes, this has to come with a lightning bolt (Uranus).
Venus in Capricorn's square with Uranus in Aries could very well bring this lightning bolt. It doesn't have to be a bad thing, necessarily. People do have a tendency to shy away from Uranus' whiplash set of changes but it could very well bring an AHA moment in a good way. However, if you didn't work with Saturn in Libra to start with and you didn't begin to build responsibility around your relationships at that time and just kept on doing what you were doing to benefit yourself while deceiving others she could also bring big dose of WAPOW!
Venus in Capricorn's conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn could bring a deeper intimacy to your current relationship or it could bring skeletons falling out of your closet. It could bring back past loves or shady money dealings back to you (debt, theft, etc). BUT, if you've done work in these areas you could very well be blessed.
And, yes, it could be a very big deal either way in that it could mean you are step closer to fostering those rock solid relationships that are so beneficial to everyone or it could completely blow things up and you find yourself standing at ground zero on the relationship and money front.
Good thing about it is Venus/Pluto/Saturn/Uranus is a great time rebuild if the walls come tumbling down. Just when you thought Saturn in Libra was over, you know? But, it's never over. It's a constant building and reforming. This is just one step in the process AND it occurs before our relationships get set on fire with Mars' extended stay in Libra. So, pay attention!
Venus turns RX on Dec. 22nd right after Mars enters Libra on December 8th. She travels all the way back almost touching Pluto before she turns direct at 13 degrees. And, Jupiter in Cancer is right there with her (RX at 12 degrees Cancer and opposing Pluto). She travels in square to Mars the week of January 17. Then, they meet again with Mars Rx in Libra and Venus direct in Aquarius (via trine) on March 30, 2014 to compare notes.
Pluto and Uranus are considered generational planets. But, Venus' and Mars' extended stays in Capricorn and Libra are going to make Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries VERY personal. Take Venus' passage with Uranus and Pluto as a check point to see where you are. Then, move forward from there.