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Venus in Capricorn ~ Dec. 25, 2009 to Jan. 18, 2010

Capricorn. Credit and copyright to Mad Snail.The time for fun and light-heartedness is over, as Venus leaves adventure-loving Sagittarius for the tried and true sign of Capricorn. Venus represents our relationships (with others, the self and material possessions), our finances, and our sense of personal worth. In Sagittarius, Venus is adventurous, flirtatious, lively, optimistic, spiritual and believes love/relationships are about the journey of learning and enjoyment. In Capricorn, Venus is more concerned about the destination and less about the journey. She needs guarantees for longevity. Building solid foundations in love take priority. Fleeting love affairs are little to none. Venus in Capricorn understands that any relationship worth keeping and cultivating requires work and commitment.

While Venus is in Capricorn, we are reminded that there is an element to relationships that is beyond the romanticized ideals of love. Love hurts. Love can be a burden. There is duty and obligation to those we love. Despite the heaviness and ties that bind us, love and relationships drive us to better our selves and give meaning to our lives by having others share this life with. Venus in Capricorn represents the side to love and relationships that shows the resilience of our connections. Despite the challenges and obstacles, true love prevails.

Venus enters Capricorn on December 25 at 1:17 p.m. (EST) and will stay through January 18, 2010. While in Capricorn, Venus will make alignments with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • December 28 ~ Venus conjunct Pluto and square Saturn. Following the Capricorn-Sun's lead from a week ago, Venus now make the same alignments to Pluto and Saturn picking up where the Sun left off. The Sun put a spotlight on how each of us are flawed, and by extension, how our relationships are flawed.
  • January 5 ~ Mercury-rx conjunct Venus. Love and/or money on the mind. Is it worry? or is it well a choreographed plan to surprise your special someone? or perhaps logical ideas on how to increase material value?
  • January 8 ~ Venus quincunx Mars-rx. Love aggravates. Relationships frustrate. Romance is overrated. Make use of this energy by making up before the night ends. After all, making up is the best part of disagreements and arguments.
  • January 11 ~ Venus conjunct the Sun. In Capricorn, love and relationships take on a serious tone. Issues with commitments and the work that comes with being in relationships may come up now. Money matters might also be highlighted now.
  • January 13 ~ Venus sextile Uranus. Even in Capricorn, there's room for surprising Venus. Expect the unexpected in love and money. New dalliances or (business) alliances?
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Capricorn. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Capricorn 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 ~ 10th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 9th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 11th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule a session or request a quote for a personal reading. Or maybe head over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join in on 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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Capricorn. Credit and copyright to Mad Snail.

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