From 6 April Venus in Aries will bring a shift in how we do relationships and connect with others. Venus is in its detriment in Aries which means I could spend this post harping on about all the reasons why your relationships will be more difficult during the coming month and a half. But that’s not what I feel like today… I’m more in the mood for pointing out some of the ways that Venus in Aries excels.
Venus in Aries is considered to be in its detriment because Aries is the sign opposite Libra, which Venus rules. While Libra is all about cooperation, fairness and awareness of the other, all qualities that contribute mightily to a healthy relationship, Aries is more focused on the self and asserting one’s own individual needs and desires.
However while Venus in Aries has an obvious tendency to create conflict between the needs of the relationship and the needs of the self, it also brings to relationships a certain openness and assertiveness that can be very helpful in firing things up when they’ve become a little stale or where two people have become a little cool or distant.
Venus in Aries can be a somewhat pushy energy and sometimes this isn’t such a bad thing. Two people who have drifted apart can be reconnected by a slightly more assertive show of affection, an impulsive hug, a reckless kiss on the cheek. While Libran consideration would honour a person’s ‘need for space’, the fearless initiative of Venus in Aries can tumble lovingly through a person’s defensive barricades.
So use the energy of Venus in Aries to bravely show affection to those you care about instead of withholding love due to fear of rejection or because you’re nurturing some silly grudge. But do so with care: observe yourself and don’t overdo it in the pushiness department, respect the other person’s boundaries and match your actions to their responses. You don’t want to push them away in the process!
How will Venus in Aries affect you?
Venus in Aries will resonate most strongly for those who have Venus placed in Aries or the 1st House natally. You may also feel it if you have strong natal aspects between Venus and Mars. Those with planets or points in Aries will feel this energy most strongly as Venus transits these natal placements. The area of your life that will be most affected depends on which house Venus is transiting through in your chart.
Meanwhile, in another part of the cosmos…
Mercury shifts into Taurus on the same day that Venus moves into Aries, which will likely slow down our thinking and communication processes. Those whose minds have been going at a hundred miles an hour during Mercury in Aries will find this very grounding, but it can be a little frustrating as well because words and ideas may not flow so easily when you need them.
Mars is approaching a square aspect to Neptune so physical energy and motivation may be in short supply. Due to Mars turning retrograde on 18th this aspect will be active for the entire month of April so watch out for feelings of discouragement. During this time it may be difficult to make decisions and when you do your actions may not hit their mark. It will be easier if you let go of your expectations and allow things to be as they are.
Jupiter squares Saturn until well into June and with both planets now retrograde it’s likely this aspect will do much of its work on an inner level. This is a time when some of us will need to look at where we may be over-doing things or giving too much of ourselves, shouldering responsibilities that are not really ours. Others may need to overcome their fears of moving beyond their comfort zone. Two supportive trines, one long-lasting from Pluto to Jupiter and one short-lived from the Sun to Saturn, will help reconcile this tension.
The Sun is also moving into an exciting conjunction with Uranus, exact on 10 April. More on this in next week’s post…
Working with Venus in Aries
While Venus in Aries can be fiery, combative and a little pushy, it can also provide us with the bravado to show our feelings more openly and honestly. Those with Venus in Aries natally may be able to give us some tips on how this energy can be used to build healthier, more affectionate relationships. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences below.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.