Venus in Aries conjunct Vesta (12 deg)
Venus in Aries opposite Pallas Rx in Libra (13 deg)
Mars in Gemini inconjunct Saturn Rx/South Node in Capricorn (20 deg)
Venus/Vesta focuses on a key issue of aesthetics, relationships, money or values. The courage to try something new or stand up for what you want/love becomes a sacred matter. Vesta’s exclusive focus and Aries’ subjective energy means this issue should be primarily about you (even if someone else is involved). Are you attracting what reflects your courage? How does it feel to put yourself first?
This is about the independence to be or express what you want. Vesta’s purity is based on virginity (vestal virgins tended the sacred flame in Vesta’s temple) but the meaning of “virginity” was sexuality that did not belong to others. It was feminine energy that was self-contained and belonged to that woman alone.
As Venus opposes Pallas (in Venus-ruled Libra) this “me first” energy will challenge a relationship strategy. That’s ok, because there’s an imbalance that needs to be corrected. Something new is being introduced into the dynamics - something more assertive and selfish (selfish does not have to be a bad thing).
Mars’ flexible choices and fast-moving impulses are at odds with the Saturn/South Node ending. You may experience a block (from the past?) as you attempt to make something happen. You may feel pressured to choose a way to say goodbye.
With the inconjunct, you need to adjust both sides. Focus is needed, as is attention to the ending or responsibility. But don’t let this shut you down - keep moving and maintain your sense of curiosity and motivation. Some choices will be restricted, but you still have work to do.