Planet of Love, relationships, values and talent Venus will enter Aquarius on January the 3rd, 2015, and will stay in the sign for most of the month (until January the 27th).
Airy Aquarius, the sign of intellectual fervor, rebellion, genius and friendship, is ruled by Uranus, planet of freedom and revolution, in co-rulership with Saturn (structure, responsibility), the traditional ruler of Capricorn, the sign that proceeds and the kind of energy that has flavoured Venus from December 10th, 2014. Regardless of how you choose to harness your Venusian qualities, either through social involvement or self-reliant detachment, you can still be in control.
Aquarius simultaneously exalts group consciousness and individual uniqueness. It’s a sign that not only lays at odds with the norm, but overthrows the rules: if Venus in Capricorn disclosed the structured framework of our relationships, Venus in Aquarius will allow the crystal-clear perception we need to implement these structures, break free from constraints, or re-negotiate conditions and mental aptitudes around matters of Love and affection.
Aquarius is an intellectually vivacious sign, profoundly attuned with group consciousness: Venus in Aquarius is infused with sharp networking skills and a nonconformist streak. This is a transit that relates to the involvement of the individual in groups and cliques, but equally favours personal freedom and impersonal, humanitarian inclinations. If you’re single, this will be a fantastic time to widen the scope of your personal connections, finding common grounds with new people. A solid grounding (Saturn) in friendship (Aquarius) will largely benefit new relationships, as well as ending ones, for those who wish to preserve an amicable relationship with a former partner. Those of you who are happily coupled off will also experience the positive sides of Venus in Aquarius, and discover the beauty in engaging with the partner as a friend, reinforcing (again, Saturn) the intellectual bond of the couple.
This aspect of strengthening existing relationships from an intellectual standpoint, or also the theme of establishing one’s personal sense of freedom will be immediately evident: Venus will start her journey through Aquarius forming a sextile with co-ruler Saturn in Sagittarius, a sign that shares the forward-thinking mindset and free spirit that animates Aquarius itself. A second sextile, this time around with Aquarius’ modern-day ruler Uranus, will peak on January 13th, while on January 19th, Venus will move into opposition with Jupiter still transiting Leo; this opposition between the two beneficial planets (Venus is also thought to symbolize money and well-being, Jupiter is the planet of luck, wealth and abundance) has the potential to magnetize significant opportunities and stimulate the desire for light-hearted enjoyment and unattached romance, if we manage to strike a balance between mental clarity and self-gratification.
What people aren’t keen of in this climate, is being weighted down by drama and high-maintenance attitudes; if caution isn’t exerted in this regard, then the day of the Venus-Jupiter opposition could coincide with friends or partners dropping out of pressuring situations without warning. With Venus in Aquarius, it’s important we learn how to be less wrapped-up in Ego and possessiveness, and realize about the meaning of unselfish, impartial affection and Love.