Venus will enter Scorpio with some fanfare on October 23rd, as she is ushered in by the New Moon eclipse.
This is quite an introduction for a planet that is technically "in its detriment" in this sign. Venus can't play it light (like she does in Libra) or focus on her immediate survival (as she does in Taurus). In Scorpio, she must venture beneath the surface. She is uncomfortable with Scorpio's agenda of complete union, because even though she represents partnerships, it's the give and take that she adores. In Scorpio, there is no gracious exchange. It's messy, scary merging.
As Venus moves through Scorpio in your chart, you may attract people/situations that confront you with the stuff you'd rather not deal with. Could be an obsessive attraction (or obsession with money/appearance). Could be a deeply healing time with your lover that is triggered by a painful admission. Scorpio always demands that you look at the dark underbelly. The outcome may be amazing, painful, healing, or all three. But there's always a price of admission when you travel down Scorpio's dark river, and that price is honesty. When Venus brings her sensitive issues of self-esteem, values, love and attraction to the mix, it's going to feel uncomfortable.
To put it another way, Scorpio likes dirt. Whatever is unacceptable. People thrill to the idea of Scorpio (the sexy vampire!) but the reality is an intensity that most don't want to touch. Venus likes beautiful things. Venus' beauty will get covered with Scorpio's dirt, but the alchemical result will be...fearless Venus. If you can stand the discomfort, a truly fearless Venus in Scorpio is indestructible because she's gone there and emerged. There's nothing more beautiful than an embrace of what scares you the most.
Venus in Scorpio also wants to know why this is happening. This attraction, this obsession. Is there more to it? Is the object of your desire worthwhile? What makes them tick? Scorpio is the investigator, never content with the surface answer. The intensity serves to trigger the learning process. So don't be surprised if you find yourself questioning what attracts you. If you're drawn to someone (or they to you) it's because Scorpio's energy wants the truth. It's not intellectual so much as instinctive exploration. The legendary Scorpio suspicion and/or obsession is simply the need to understand something completely.
This can become twisted when the learning process gets stuck. Scorpio fixation has a release valve, and that is asking yourself what the object of your fixation has that you need. What is so essential, that you can't provide it for yourself? The answer is "nothing," because no one can provide you with what you need. But the obsession is a sign that "the other" represents something you think you're missing.
Here are the aspects Venus in Scorpio will be making:
- October 25th: conjunct the Sun at 1 degree
- October 27th: trine Neptune Rx in Pisces (4 degrees)
- November 1st: sextile Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) in Capricorn (11 degrees)
- November 3rd: trine Chiron Rx in Pisces (13 degrees) and inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries
- November 9th: square Jupiter in Leo (21 degrees)
- November 12th: conjunct Saturn (25 degrees)
Venus enters Sagittarius on November 16th.