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Venus in Sagittarius ~ January 7 to February 3, 2011

Kristin Braun

Venus transits Sagittarius from January 7 to February 3. Another fantastic energy to start off the year with. A few days ago were the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn and the conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus. Their celestial energies linger still as Venus changes signs.

I love Sagittarian energy! I think my Aries-Moon and Leo-Venus, who are loosely trined, revel in it and excitedly await when transiting Venus trines them both to form a momentary grand trine :) Venus in Sagittarius is fun, bright, spontaneous, and gleeful! So, what if Sagittarius-Venus can be foolhardy, wasteful, and overly optimistic. It was fun, while it was fun. Know what I'm sayin'? It is truly the journey and not just the destination for Venus in Sagittarius. In love, Sagittarius-Venus conjures up glamorized illusions of romantic connections, where the chase is just as exciting (perhaps more) than the actual relationship.

Venus represents more than love and relationships, 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 happening on the day Venus enters Sagittarius, the Capricorn-Sun squares Libra-Saturn. We also remain under the umbrella of Jupiter conjunct Uranus energy that promises bigger, better, faster, more, happier ... well, you get the picture. Uranus' energy can be abrupt with that "at any and all cost" kind of feel behind it, which can sometimes be decided/acted upon without much foresight or, even still, occur outside of one's own volition and one is left to react to the situation. So, the square between the Sun and Saturn on this day could have a grounding affect, even if the sense of pragmatism or conservatism is a forced one. The Sun-Saturn link remains influential for a few more days after, while the Jupiter-Uranus energy lingers on longer ... though diminishing as weeks past.

While Venus is in Sagittarius, she will make connections with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • January 23 ~ 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.
  • February 1 to 3 ~ Venus sextile Chiron & Neptune; and square Uranus. A few days promising unexpected changes and hopefulness within our relationships, our financial outlook, and in redefining our personal values. Elsewhere in the sky, the New Moon in Aquarius (also this year's Chinese New Year) occurs on February 2nd, which is also when Mercury sextiles Uranus. Communication, interaction, compassion, breaking out of the norm, coming to terms, humanitarian efforts, plus understanding our place within our community and beyond are some of what's highlighted by the combination of these celestial alignments.
How might Venus' transit in Sagittarius 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
    Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal consultations. Schedule a session, request a quote for a more customized reading. Or visit 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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    Kristin Braun, Archer. Photograph credit and copyright to US Archery.

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