When what you want conflicts with how you pursue it, some interesting tension is stirred up.
January 13th to 16th features a square from Venus retrograde in Capricorn, to Mars in Libra (at 18 degrees). Squares can be good, especially when Venus (love, beauty, money, self-esteem) and Mars (sex, assertion, action) are involved. It's tense, but it's the kind of tension that makes you want to go for it.
Mars pursues. Even in balanced Libra, he initiates. Venus Rx in Cap is sitting back and playing by the rules, digging up the past or evaluating what X is worth. Mars (in the Libra area of your chart) is where you'll take action, and Venus (in the Capricorn area of your chart) is what you'll be aiming for. There will be a mismatch between action and target, or action and response. Maybe you misinterpret a social cue, or push a bit too much. Or you see what you want...but it's over there, and not here.
What I like about any Mars/Venus square is that it prods Venus out of her complacency (she's not an action oriented planet). But Venus can be very creative when activated, and Mars is an activator. The frisson of discomfort/jealousy/pent up desire will urge you to make changes. Or, the changes will be directed at you. Venus Rx will involve something that's in the works (being evaluated) or from the past. This won't be brand new.
Possible ways this could manifest:
- A social misstep pushes you to make a necessary adjustment that works in your favour
- An argument with your lover heats things up nicely and pushes the two of you out of a rut
- Wanting what someone else has pushes you to bring your A game/get your act together/do what you've been putting off
If you have planets/angles from 16 to 19 degrees Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer, you'll feel this square most strongly.
P.S: this square won't directly tie in with the Full Moon in Cancer, but it will peak one day after. The theme of want it/need it/gotta have it will be emphasized. What do you do when you want something/someone, but you need to work (Capricorn) for it, or accept that you may not get exactly what you want?