Venus enters Scorpio on December 4th. I touched on this in this post.
Issues around love, attraction, money and self-esteem will get real. But it's that Scorpionic brand of reality that many people would rather not embrace. There's the threat (implicit or explicit) of an ultimate ending. This could mean the death of a relationship, or a set of values. It could mean opening yourself up so completely that you are able to merge with another (the death of your self-containment). Scorpio's smokey whisper always carries the possibility of going all the way. Exploring the taboos. Scorpio is about power; hanging onto it while brushing up against the abyss.
Venus in Scorpio can become obsessive, and not just about relationships. If there's a driving need to be/attract something or someone, it's Venus in Scorpio magnetizing a situation so you can learn about what has value, and what you cannot have. Oh yes, Scorpio has limits. That's part of the power in this sign. It wants to know the absolute limits, therefore, it pushes the boundaries. Because the only way to be reborn (another Scorpio talent) is to die, which means crossing that final threshold.
The Scorpio area of your chart is where you hold dark issues (that you've explored or repressed). It's your well of power and fear. It's where your ultimate limits lie (the bedrock ones). Transiting Venus will touch on these, although not with the strength of an outer planet. One thing to be mindful of is the risk of assigning supreme value to someone else. AKA obsession, when someone becomes your everything (when you start asking how you can make them want you) it's a sign that you're approaching a limit. This is the place where people get stuck. They think the limit must be smashed because it stands between them and what they crave. They don't realize that the rebirth Scorpio promises happens when they cross that limit and then release. The country on the other side will not hold what/whom they were chasing. Hence, the rebirth.
As noted in the previous post, Venus in Scorpio will square Ceres in Aquarius on December 17th. Talk about confronting limits. The desire to merge with/control what you love will collide with loss (Ceres always deals with nurturing and loss). Ceres in Aquarius is about nurturing independence and freedom (if you love something, let it go). Venus in Scorpio will want to hang onto ___, and we get the crisis between control and detachment. "Detachment" doesn't mean you're guaranteed to lose what you love. Only that you have to be willing to let go. Venus will also sextile Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) in Capricorn, which can intensify the need to hang on, or strengthen the acceptance of limits (Capricorn). This is not a warm and fuzzy aspect; there is sense of denial and restraint. But denial and restraint may be just what the doctor ordered at this time.
FYI, Juno (relationship power dynamics) will enter Scorpio on December 10th. More about that later.
Here are the aspects Venus in Scorpio will make:
- December 11th: trine Neptune at 7 deg Pisces (New Moon at 19 deg Sagittarius)
- December 17th: sextile Pluto in Capricorn and square Ceres in Aquarius (at 14 deg)
- December 18th: inconjunct Uranus Rx at 16 deg Aries
- December 19th: trine Chiron at 17 deg Pisces
- December 24th: sextile Jupiter at 22 deg Virgo
- December 26th: sextile the North Node in Virgo, trine South Node in Pisces
- December 30th: Sagittarius ingress