by Robert Wilkinson
Venus enters Scorpio at 11:16 pm PDT today, which is September 11, 7:16 am Greenwich (BST). Expect some parts of life to get more intense, along with capturing the value of the Saturn in Scorpio lessons we’ve been learning since last October.
Venus is said to be the planet of love, of relatedness, and of our personal aesthetic. It is what we like, what is agreeable to us, and ultimately, what we value, even if we must be diplomatic in holding to and putting forth those values from time to time.
This will intensify the life areas with Taurus and Libra on the cusp. It may help to soften where we have Scorpio in some pleasing way, or some way that balances things and brings them into a different proportion or sense of perspective.
When Venus meets Saturn, which it’s now doing via the coming conjunction on September 18, it is the meeting of the Lover with the Ruler, or that which makes things pleasing with that which makes things clear. Venus softens Saturn, or at least exerts a moderating influence, though in Scorpio it will also be an intense meeting. It should mature Venus while making what's going on via Saturn more pleasing or valuable.
It fuses our Taurus, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarian energies in the beginning of a new year cycle of activity wherever we have 9 Scorpio in our charts. We’ll learn a lot more about what this means on October 5-6, 30-31, November 2-3, and 18-19. What we see, understand, learn, or communicate (to or from) will have implications in early August 2014.
As noted in the first paragraph, Venus conjunct Saturn can help us find things of value in the lessons we’ve learned since last October. Venus in Scorpio can also help us eliminate Venusian patterns we no longer want nor need, though radical detachment must be exercised during this transit. That’s because Venus attaches to things, while Scorpio forces us to see what we cannot hold on to.
So try to let go as best as you can during this time. Since Venus in Scorpio also conjuncts the North Node (as does Saturn) it would imply that combining Venusian and Saturnine energies expressed in healthy Scorpio function is all of humanity’s “line of greatest development” at present. We’re certainly all going deeper, feeling more intensely, and searching for experiences beyond the form of things we’re perceiving. And if chances to reverse magnetism present themselves, by all means do so.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson