Venus enters Scorpio on September 23rd. Relationships, values, self-esteem and financial issues get real, as truths are exposed with unblinking passion. But this transit is not just about the intense desire to possess. Venus in Scorpio's intensity comes from in-depth exploration - going beneath the surface to understand the truth of the attraction. Why is this relationship satisfying/not satisfying? Why do you want this person or item? How far can you push this attraction? She is the beauty in what many consider ugly, frightening or forbidden.
Virgo is the sign of intellectual analysis, but Scorpio is instinctive analysis.
True intimacy happens when limits are crossed, in a healthy, empowering way. Venus in Scorpio achieves value with this intimacy, and when she is involved with people that contribute to her security and transformation. Venus wants to be secure in this sign, but she is confronted with the Scorpio push to evolve. Slow, powerful change versus the focus on absolute control creates a point of tension. Do you remain stuck in the obsession, which is the illusion of control (habitual monitoring of another person)? Or do you take a deep breath and dive, pushing past the pain of rejection, abandonment and vulnerability? Venus in Scorpio's power (her true power) comes from her fearless exposure of the desire that waits patiently in the shadows.
You may simply experience a steamy attraction with this transit. It doesn't have to be a life-changing influence. Or, you may be more inclined to expose the real you, because it feels sexy and powerful. But the base dynamics will be same: intensity through access to the truth that lies coiled at the heart of the issue.
Venus' Scorpio ingress will happen one day after the Sun enters Venus-ruled Libra, and Mercury stations direct in Virgo. The strategic energy around the Fall Equinox will be intensified with Venus in Scorpio. She'll be resonating on two levels, simultaneously: surface relationships/balance/harvest (Sun in Libra) and what's beneath the surface. With Mercury direct for an added shot of analysis.
So many layers to be revealed. You can learn some rich, fascinating details about yourself and/or another. This may go back to August 29th, when Venus conjoined Mercury in Virgo, and Venus entered Libra. Check this post for a review of that day.
Here are the aspects Venus in Scorpio will make:
- Sept 26th: opposite Ceres Rx, 3 deg Taurus
- Oct 1st: trine Neptune Rx, 9 deg Pisces
- Oct 3rd: trine the South Node, 12 deg Pisces
- Oct 5th: sextile Pluto, 14 deg Capricorn
- Oct 6th: conjunct Black Moon Lilith, 15 deg
- Oct 9th: square Pallas Rx, 19 deg Aquarius
- Oct 10th: conjunct Juno, 21 deg
- Oct 11th: trine Chiron Rx, 21 deg Pisces
- Oct 12th: inconjunct Uranus Rx, 22 deg Aries
- Oct 17th: inconjunct Ceres Rx, 29 deg Aries
- Oct 17th: trine Vesta, 29 deg Cancer
- Oct 18th: Sagittarius ingress