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Venus in Aquarius ~ Jan. 18 to Feb. 11, 2010

We are still adjusting to the previous day's big celestial shift with Jupiter changing signs into Pisces, a sign he has not occupied in about 12 years. Today, Venus frees herself from Capricorn's need for permanence as she enters freedom-loving Aquarius. Aquarius loses Jupiter to Pisces and gains Venus (today) and the Sun (tomorrow) instead.

Venus transits Aquarius from January 18 at 9:35 a.m. EST until February 11.

Coupled with commitment-seeking Saturn in the relationship sign of Libra, who has been in Pluto's crushing grip since mid-November, Venus has been even more discriminating in Capricorn. Her move to the less structured, more radical sign of Aquarius might just be the refreshing breath of fresh air she's been waiting for.

Venus represents love, relationships, money, our values and our aesthetics. In Capricorn, Venus is conservative and desires permanence. By contrast, in Aquarius, Venus is unconventional and somewhat spontaneous. In general, Venus in Aquarius is friendly, social, a communicator, experimental, open-minded, and may prefer a group setting rather than a closer one-to-one situation. Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac, aware of social situations and cares to improve upon them. In love and relationship, the Aquarian energy cannot be denied its independence and prefers a counterpart who is also independent, forward-thinking and a little quirky. Intellectual stimulation is a must if you're to snag and hold on to a Venus in Aquarius. In money matters, saving is not exactly a priority with Aquarius-Venus so, watch your wallets, especially if budget is tight.

While Venus is in Aquarius, we are reminded that love doesn't have to be the tie that binds. It doesn't have to restrain. Instead it can be freeing by valuing independence within the relationship. This period may also calls our attention to our community/society and how we can help make a difference. So, if you've been putting off joining a volunteer program or are interested in contributing to charitable causes, this is time to make that happen.

While Venus is in Aquarius, she will make alignments with the following celestial bodies(all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • January 22 ~ Venus trine Saturn-rx. Saturn's influence seeking more security and/or commitment within our significant relationships -- marriage, intimate relationship, business partnership, etc.
  • January 27 ~ Venus oppose Mars-rx. Tug of war between what we want and what we're doing. Our actions may not be reflecting our desires or perhaps it's time to express emotions -- perhaps there's been a change of heart. Balance is sought between the feminine (receptive) and masculine (aggressive) energies.
  • February 7 and 8 ~ Venus conjunct Chiron and Neptune. Time for renewal. Healing. Release. Ideal for helping others. Random acts of kindness. Compassion. Understanding.
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Aquarius. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Aquarius 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 ~ 11th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 10th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 12th 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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