Venus enters Aquarius on December 7th, asking us to look at relationships, money and values from a new angle.
Venus in Aquarius values what's different. Odd, unheard-of and quirky is beautiful. She liberates herself by stepping back, so she can understand how everything works and where the edge of the group is. The group is important - Venus can either be the ideal friend (cool, interesting, accepting of everyone because she's not part of a clique) or the ultimate outsider (alienated). While Venus transits are usually positive, if you find the alienation vibe is enhanced, Venus could be tracing some bitter threads in your chart. Happy Aquarius outsider is content with being on the edge, because the air's cleaner and there's room to move. Bitter Aquarius outsider is angry and disappointed with the collective. Bitterness pushes others away, which reinforces the certainty that nobody likes or understands you.
Nonetheless, this can be a social time when you're exposed to new people. But even the most compelling relationship (that begins under this transit) will emphasize individuation. Venus in Aquarius teaches us to relate without judgement, and love without grasping. This means honouring personal space, alone time and distance.
Finances and self-esteem can be revitalized - what used to matter may be replaced with something brand new. And there is potential for permanence, if the initial interest sticks. Aquarius' Fixed quality means new approaches to Venus themes can become long-term. Even if it doesn't stick, this is still the time to try something new and give your life a shot of fresh. Both Venus and Mars are in Aquarius now. They won't meet up, but the house(s) Aquarius occupies in your chart is energized. Actions can generate sweet results, once Venus passes over the same degrees Mars hit a few weeks before.
Venus shines brightest on Christmas Day, when she lights up the Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus configuration.
Here are the aspects Venus will make:
- Dec 11th: opposite Vesta Rx in Leo (5 deg)
- Dec 13th: inconjunct North Node in Virgo (6 deg)
- Dec 20th: sextile Juno in Sagittarius (15 deg)
- Dec 25th: trine Jupiter in Libra (20 deg)
- Dec 25th: sextile Uranus Rx in Aries (20 deg)
- Dec 25th: sextile Saturn in Sagittarius (20 deg)
- Dec 26th: sextile Ceres in Aries (22 deg)
- Jan 3rd: Pisces ingress