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Venus in Sagittarius ~ December 1 to 25, 2009

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Image Copyright and Credit to PrelandraThe planet of love in the idealistic, optimistic sign of Sagittarius conjures up glamorized illusions of romantic connections, where the chase is just as exciting (perhaps more) than the actual relationship. *sigh* Or is that just me? :-) On December 1st, Venus enters Sagittarius at 5:06 p.m. (EST), where she will remain until December 25.

Venus represents more than love, however; she also governs our material, personal, and aesthetic values. In the sign of the archer, Venus is grand. Her gestures are generous and optimism boundless. Our spirituality and capacity for personal growth are highlighted. Meeting and learning from others of a different culture from our own is also a theme of Venus in Sagittarius.

Also on the day Venus enters Sagittarius, Uranus changes directions and begins moving forward again, lifting whatever obstacles have been delaying us from making the changes we sorely need. Together with Uranus and the Triple Conjunction all moving forward now, allow this Venus in Sagittarius period to open our eyes to what they may have been closed to before. Embrace personal growth even at the knowledge or understanding that our beliefs have been misguided or are lacking wholeness. Let us be "bigger" than we are so, we can envision beyond what we have been seeing or able to comprehend.

For me, Venus in Sagittarius will transit my natal 4th house of home and family which I find appropriate since I will be visiting my family for an extended stay in December. This will be the first holiday season without my father, who passed in January this year. Since his passing, roles within the family unit have shifted, and I also see my mother and siblings in a different light. It's neither good nor bad, just different, perhaps an alternate view to the same image.

While Venus is in Sagittarius, she will make connections with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • December 4 ~ Venus sextile Saturn. In Libra, Saturn highlights our committed partnerships. Venus gets a dose of reality. We see our relationships for the entanglements that they represent, but we don't seem to care. As much as the idealize definition of love or what being in love means, this true and real understanding of what love entails is refreshing and welcome.
  • December 17 ~ Venus trine Mars. The planet of love harmonizing with the planet of sex. Acting upon what our heart's desires are easier now.
  • December 19 to 21 ~ Venus square Uranus and sextile the Triple Conjunction. A few days promising unexpected changes but hopefulness within our relationships, our financial outlook, and our personal values. Elsewhere in the sky, Jupiter also blends energies with Neptune for a third time this year, bestowing hope and favor even in the darkest of times.
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Sagittarius. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Sagittarius zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Venus transiting those houses.
    • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 9th House
    • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 8th House
    • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 7th House
    • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 6th House
    • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 5th House
    • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 4th House
    • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 3rd House
    • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 2nd House
    • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 1st House
    • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 12th House
    • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 11th House
    • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 10th House
    Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets at these degrees? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Request a quote for a paid personalized reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join a discussion.

    What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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