Thursday, January 18, 2018

Venus into Aquarius | stepping back to get a clearer look, attracted to the strange and unusual, seeing the forest, the future is calling, when crooked teeth are more than crooked teeth

anteojos by siesta

Last night Venus (love, money, beauty, women, our values and self-esteem) moved into Aquarius (through February 10th).

Aquarius Suns and Aquarius rising (Aquarius ruler of first house of your natal chart) get more attractive. Both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want (Venus).

All of our natal Aquarius houses become more attractive, too.

Our Aquarius house is a space we experience and evolve through Aquarian energies. Maybe by experiencing unexpected situations and unusual experiences. Maybe by being able to detach and get enough distance from something to be able to see it clearly. Maybe through flashes of genius or rebelliousness. Maybe through chaos. Our natal Uranus placement (ruler of Aquarius) and its contacts will tell us a more complete story.

Now, we have Venus moving into/through this space.

As she moves through Aquarius she will make contact with not only any planets/points we have in Aquarius, but also the planets/points we have in Leo (by opposition), in Scorpio and Taurus (by square) and other planets, too (by sextile, etc).

This is where knowing our natal chart can come in handy.

As a collective influence, for all of us, Venus moves out of Capricorn (the rules) and into Aquarius (the space we let go of the rules).

Beautiful Venus drops her briefcase full of "shoulds". She takes her hair out of its tightly constructed bun and shakes her head. She kicks off her too-tight, office-ready pumps. She wears whatever she wants to wear now. She can do whatever she wants to do now. There is no one to impress in this new space. There is no one to answer to.

Now subconsciously we all feel this (even though there is a hell of alot of planets left in Capricorn and Saturn is home in Capricorn now, so we don't get to drop all responsibilities, plus Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius!) - a kind of relief as Venus disentangles us a bit from what is required of us to be 'acceptable'.

Maybe we start to notice (attract) things we would have otherwise missed. The strange and unusual will catch our eye now. 

We will be attracted to things/situations/solutions/people that are different.

Ruled by unpredictable Uranus, Aquarius is the space that is hard to forecast. When we step outside the rules (Uranus is outside Saturn's boundaries) our outcomes become less predictable, too.

Venus (beauty) in Aquarius (unique) allows us to see the beauty in things we wouldn't normally regard as beautiful. What would it take to see our crooked teeth as beautiful? our messy house? a real loss?

Wouldn't it take detachment? Wouldn't it take an ability to step back a little farther from whatever we are looking at?

To see the big picture -

(maybe those slightly crooked teeth have allowed us to evolve, as we grow to appreciate them, from mumbling our words through a mostly, un-moving mouth to speaking our well thought out opinions clearly and emphatically - maybe without those slightly crooked teeth, we would have learned this lesson in an even bigger, more painful way).

To see what other people, who are not closely connected to the things we are connected to, are seeing  -

(that messy home looks like a busy, happy family lives there).

To see the future -

(that loss now is creating a space something bigger and better will be filling in five years).

Detachment is one of the gifts of Aquarius (and also one of the curses if taken too far - think about technology that detaches us from reality).

Venus's transit here allows us to step back from what we are usually most attracted to. When we step away we can see things we couldn't see before. And keep in mind people (and situations) could step away from us a little bit now to get a clearly look, too. This isn't a permanent disconnection (unless it is) - this is a transit remember. It's a part of the process. A kind of 'sowing our wild oats' part, where we all need a bit more space. A part we skip at our own peril.

Aquarius is the genius, rebel, criminal, humanitarian - the outsider.

This is a good time to step outside of ourselves and view our situation more dispassionately. To be more objective. The energies at play now will assist us. If this was someone else's situation/life we were looking at what would we see?

Venus is about what we want.

Can we step away from what we want just long enough and just far enough to give everything some fresh air? to gain some different insights? to try something else?

xo all

Note - during Venus's travels through Aquarius she will conjunct the South Node (at 14 degrees on January 29th) - this could be a time when something/someone from the past or a situation we thought we were finished with (a love, an attraction, a financial situation) comes back to create a little chaos or shake something up that has grown stagnant.

4 comments:

DancingMooney said...

Hi Cat.

These last several weeks have flown by. Got new flooring installed mid December, but it needs to be repaired so that will happen later next week. (hoping it's good timing for things to get set right)

Sick for the first two weeks of the year, but feeling more awake and inspired now.

Definitely looking at things from a fresh perspective and being grateful for what I have, and have done... and how it's lead me to where I am now.

Trying to keep my eyes open and see new ideas, fresh perspectives on things.

Love to you, and hope you and yours are warm, and well.

Thank you always, for your posts.

xoxo

Catherine Ivins said...

Hi Janell- So glad you are doing well and feeling better. I'm not sure how I didn't end up sick because everyone around here was sick, too. Open to fresh perspectives is a good way to think of it. And feeling the gratitude here, too! Wishing you guys a wonderful 2018.

xox

lynn bowes said...

As I go through this house and make peace with things, pitch things, sell things, donate things, I am highly aware of how much we are burdened with yet blessed with. I'm trying to practice being grateful for the good and the bad since there are people who don't have what I complain about having to deal with right now. So I get it when you talk about being grateful for uneven teeth! C'mon, some folks would be grateful for just teeth! I listened to a sermon last week where the speaker was talking about this very thing and he suggested that when you take off your slippers at night, push them far under your bed. When you get up in the morning you'll have to get on your knees to dig out those slippers, but while you're down there . . . practice grace, be grateful.

Catherine Ivins said...

Yes, I like that preaching - and starting the day on our knees leaves us no place to go but up. Grateful for teeth - yes! I think after Saturn finishes up in Capricorn we will all be glad for whatever teeth we have left - ack! Love what you say about grateful for the good and the bad - there are great lessons to be learned through messes/pile ups/accumulations. Learning to let go. So eloquent Lynn - thank you! Hope your hubs and you are doing well. xo