Venus enters Libra on November 8th, meeting up with the transiting North Node. As discussed here, this is the last aspect to the Nodes before they shift into Virgo/Pisces. It's a fine introduction for Venus' Libra transit, enhancing her power (in the sign she rules) by aligning her with future possibilities. One on one interactions and all social exchanges are ripe with potential to develop into more. Or, they'll point you in the direction of something more. This is a peak moment for finding the balance point between your desires and their desires.
0 to 1 degree of the Cardinal signs is in the zone for this influence.
Mars in Virgo will meet up with the North Node on November 12th, making November 8th to 12th a continuation of the November 2nd Venus/Mars conjunction (in Virgo). The events of that new beginning can be developed, via Venus and Mars' respective North Node connections. Venus/North Node in Libra is about attracting through balanced social awareness and cooperation. Mars/North Node in Virgo is about taking precise action to adjust and correct what's not working. The North Node is always focused on what's ready for further development.
Venus in Libra knows all the steps to the social dance. She attracts by mirroring what others want, and makes it look effortless. She's careful, polished, gracious, and appropriately flirtatious. At her best, she engages in an exchange that energizes both parties. She makes the other person feel special, and they return the favour. But when this becomes distorted, she loses sight of her desires. She becomes the superficial reflection of what others want.
More than anything, this transit is about rebalancing the exchange between yourself and others. The Venus/North Node conjunction will be a prompt to do it right, but in order to get the most out of this, you have to find the balance. That's the Libra challenge: giving to match what's given. It sound simple enough, but it's not. Who wants to sit there, tallying up the ledgers of who's done what for whom? But during this transit, that's exactly what you have to be aware of. Mars will enter Libra on November 12th, upping the ante: it will be about what you do (Mars) to get what you want (Venus) balanced by what they're doing and wanting.
It's exhausting and convoluted and it sounds like work. But remember the Venus/Mars conjunction was in Virgo, the sign of details and facts and adjustments. And work. This whole influence (until Jan 3rd, 2016...when Mars exits Libra) will be about keeping track. This is necessary when you habitually give more than you receive, or chase after people who have little or no energy to give back. Keeping track may feel artificial, but think of it as a way to identify energy leaks. If you find that you're always drained by your interactions with others (platonic and romantic) or you give and give and give and get far less (or nothing) in return, you need to rebalance your energetic ledgers. Maybe cross a few folks off. Only keep the ones who give something in return. And train yourself to give when and where it's appropriate.
Balance those books.
Here are the aspects Venus in Libra will make:
- Nov 8th: conjunct the North Node at 0 deg
- Nov 13th: sextile Saturn in Sagittarius at 5 deg
- Nov 14th: inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces at 7 deg
- Nov 16th: conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 9 deg
- Nov 20th: square Pluto in Capricorn at 13 deg
- Nov 23rd: opposite Uranus Rx in Aries, inconjunct Chiron Rx in Pisces at 16 deg
- Dec 3rd: conjunct Juno at 27 deg
- Dec 4th: Scorpio ingress