by Robert Wilkinson
Just as Mars moving from Aquarius to Pisces will affect every one of us, Venus moving from Capricorn to Aquarius has major implications for every sign.
To recap what I offered you in part 1, when a planet shifts signs, it means that the energy expressed by that planets has a new “filter” through which it expresses its vibratory quality. Venus, the planet of values, vanity, and capturing what is pleasing to us, has been following the Sun, Mercury, and Mars through the signs ever since it was retrograde last June.
That means we experienced the Light/Life in things, the signs, signals, and ideas of things we could weave into our Light/Life, and the ability to act on these before we finally experienced the Venusian appreciation of, or saw the value in, whatever had been opened initially by the Sun, Mercury, and Mars. It also implies that our final experience of a given sign energy involves people, what we find likeable or unlikeable, and shows us how we’re mirroring our values.
Venus has been in Capricorn since January 8-9. Before that it was in Sagittarius December 15-16 through January 8-9. That means Venus expressed its dynamic through the Mutable Fire of Sagittarius in late December through early January, and expressed through the Cardinal Earth of Capricorn from early January up to now.
From here Venus moves into Aquarius, a Fixed Air sign, at 6:47 pm PST February 1, 2:47 am Greenwich February 2. As I explained in part one, a very important consideration in how a planet expresses itself can be seen when the element quality changes. A study of which signs follow which can be most revealing to see how “whole cycles” unfold, moving from Cardinal (active) to Fixed (stable) to Mutable (distributing), while simultaneously moving from Fire (inspired) to Earth (practical) to Air (ideas) to Water (feeling) and then back to Fire, repeating the element process as the planet moves around the zodiac.
When Venus was in Sagittarius, inspiration, higher ideas and ideals, and seeing more valuable futures were the favored mode of expression. When in Capricorn, efficiency and organization were the favored modes of expression. Now that it’s entering Aquarius, ideas and larger goals will be the mode of expression.
As noted in part one, Mars has been in Aquarius since late December. That set many things into motion in the Aquarius sector of our charts. We then began to receive ideas and signals about those initiatives in our lives since January 19 while Mercury has been in Aquarius. Simultaneously, these initiatives, ideas, and understandings began to be illuminated, vitalized, and integrated once the Sun entered Aquarius January 19-20.
Now we get the Venusian experience of these recent Aquarian developments that presented themselves since late December. Once Venus enters Pisces in late February, we’ll begin the valuing and appreciation process related to what Mars is about to begin right now, as well as the ideas we’ll receive about this Pisces phase of our experience while Mercury is in Pisces beginning February 5, and powered up by the Sun beginning February 18.
As I pointed out in part one, when a planet moves through Pisces, intuition, compassion, procrastination, and/or achieving closure in universal ways will be the mode of expression, since Pisces is a sign where we learn and express universal feelings. And since there is a major focus on Aquarius and Pisces for the next six weeks, it’ll be a good time to receive the harvest of what we’ve been doing since March 2012, and close out the karma so we can more easily move into the multilevel initiatives promised by the inner planets beginning their transits of Aries commencing mid-March.
Venus entering Aquarius keeps it in a sign ruled by Saturn. So Saturn’s “backdrop” energies continue to predominate in any and all Venusian experiences we’re having right now. However, it’s moving from the practical Capricorn to the idealistic Aquarius, so our Venusian experiences are moving out of the personal into the universal.
Aquarius and Pisces are the “universal” signs closing the zodiac. The former is ruled by Saturn, the latter by Jupiter. Because Venus rules Taurus and Libra, it does well in most of the Earth and Air signs. But it does best in Pisces, since it is said to be in “exaltation,” or the sign of its greatest development.
Venus, ruling relationships and values, does best in the sign of compassion, forgiveness, and universal feelings common to all life on Earth. So prepare for a Venusian harvest of ideas and ideals in February, followed by a harvest of vast feelings in March.
Wherever Venus transits in our charts helps us see the value in, or capture the resources we need, in that life sector. Expect more Venusian activity of an Aquarius nature wherever you have that sign in your chart. It will also shift the qualities in how we express any planets we have in Taurus and Libra away from the practical qualities of Capricorn to a more Aquarian idealistic, universal expression.
Because Venus often brings pleasant experiences in the signs it aspects, those born in late January, late March, late May, late July, late September, and late November should have a very productive and enjoyable time for the next 10 days or so. This also applies to those with planets in the first 10 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Those born in early February, early April, early June, early August, early October, and early December, as well as those with planets between 10-20 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius, can expect this productivity and/or harmony in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of February.
On a final note, Mercury will leave Aquarius, the sign of its exaltation, on February 5, and enter Pisces, the sign of its “exile.” Mercury likes Aquarius since it can put ideas together into integrated overviews. It does not usually do well with the ambivalence, mixed signals, and vast feeling qualities of Pisces. But it will be good for cultivating intuition, a compassionate mind and ideas, and a foresight into how past, present, and future merge together.
When Mercury enters Pisces, those planets we have in Gemini and Virgo will move from having Saturn in the background to Jupiter. Thus any planets we have in those signs will move from a backdrop of Scorpio to a backdrop of Gemini. And to note, Mercury in Pisces is in mutual reception to Jupiter in Gemini. Please refer to the link I gave you in part one explaining what mutual reception is and why it’s so powerful.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson