Image: Snow Queen by Edmund Dulac
Between March 6 and March 29, Venus, one of the two heavenly benefics, and significator of all things pleasurable and that create beauty and connection and growth in the world, is currently in a celestial sandwich between Mars and Saturn. These two planets are the two planets of extremes, that are associated with inner and outer experiences that can be challenging, agitating, or put pressure on us.
As Venus makes her journey through Aquarius she is running from Mars to Saturn. In our lives, this can show up as feeling under pressure to act, noticing more disconnection, or making a choice between acting in the interest of the long term or short term.
It might also be that Venus is taking more concerted action that is Venusian in nature – making an effort to connect, or getting active while creating art or re-decorating.
Relationships could unexpectedly hit the rocks as Venus approaches Saturn, or during this entire time period that Venus is enclosed between the malefics. Just knowing this can provide clarity. This astrological transit will soon be over, and while there may be some challenging experiences to go through between now and then, this is an opportunity to take a different approach to creating harmony — either by honoring ourselves and what is right for us, or creating an opportunity for peace in a challenging relationship scenario or other difficult situation.
Since this Mars-Venus-Saturn action is all happening in the Saturn-ruled sign of Aquarius, a solution may lie in the following:
Shifting our perspective to see the situation from a new, expanded, higher point of view or a longer term perspective
Talking or speaking with a trusted confidante about our experience, and getting their input before taking action
Being slow and deliberate about the action that we choose to take
Exercising restraint, making sure we’re not making rash decisions or judgements, or making rash comments
Reflecting on our boundaries and if we’re honoring them
Just taking a time out to be in our own energy field to really get in touch with the best next step for us as individuals, before coming together and sharing
To find out where this is happening in your chart, take a look at the Aquarius house. That’s where the main planetary event is happening. But some people will notice it more than others, while some won’t notice it at all.
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