Venus moves into Scorpio, the sign of her detriment, on October 9th at 1:49 AM EDT. Yes, we all know she oozes sex here but it's quite a change from light and sociable Libra (where she ruled) to deep, dark Scorpio. Venus is about beauty and self-preservation. Scorpio is about death, destruction and decay.
Venus in Scorpio does not flirt. She lurks in the corner, giving off waves of dark energy that magnetize anyone in the vicinity. Her exploration of the depths is all part of her quest for transformation and she experiences this through relationships. Self preservation goes out the window as she pushes herself to the brink with obsessions, jealousy, power struggles and, finally, self-immolation. She can then be re-born as she rises from her own ashes, having tasted the most dangerous aspects of human interaction.
Not for the faint of heart. Relationships will definitely get more intense and not everyone will be comfortable with this. People who want to keep it superficial will have a tough time because Scorpio is about honesty. There are secrets but with Scorpio they always get revealed.
Find Scorpio in your chart and this is where Venus's transit will magnetize people/situations to you. Who or what you draw in depends on the area of your chart Scorpio sits in and what natal planets Venus will touch. The thing with this kind of energy is that what you draw to you will be a direct reflection (Venus) of what you have not acknowledged in yourself. So get ready to deal with your own power/control/victim/ issues because you will be confronted with them. I'm talking emotionally and financially because Venus rules love and money.
As she enters Scorpio she will form a trine with Chiron in Pisces. This is fantastic news because it means healing (Pisces) for your wounds (Chiron) is right there. You can expect vulnerabilities to be stirred up but you'll have access to people or situations that will allow you to deal with the pain once and for all. And then you'll be able to move on. This is the most effective use of Scorpio's potent energy; confront the shadow, stare it down, walk through it.
Venus will be in Scorpio until November 2nd. Keywords for this time period are power/powerlessness, pain/healing, obsessions/letting go, intimacy/fear, secrets/discoveries.