I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted! Whether this is wholly due to Saturn square Neptune, exact on 26 November, is another question, although with the Sun conjunct Saturn and square Neptune right now it’s quite likely. Suffice to say that this week’s astro insight, featuring Venus in Scorpio, will probably be short and sweet!
Venus enters Scorpio on 4 December ushering in a period of approximately one month when we are unlikely to be satisfied with superficiality in relationships. We want the deep stuff, even if that means it’s also dark, gritty and dirty. Venus in Scorpio isn’t afraid of the dark. She likes things intense, passionate and emotional.
When we touch one another at this level, when we reveal ourselves at our most raw, we may feel extremely vulnerable. Therefore fears may emerge from deep within us during Venus in Scorpio. Jealousy, insecurity and resentment may surface and require attention. We may even find ourselves facing issues of possessiveness, power and control. Observe yourself closely and ask yourself whether you are giving your power away to others; conversely be aware of where you may be rudely stealing power from someone else.
Venus in Scorpio likes to play on the dark side and an interest in the sexual taboo may arise at this time, particularly if your chart is personally triggered. Exploring these aspects of ourselves is healthy, within a loving consensual relationship. On the other hand trying to repress desires that make you feel uncomfortable or afraid can cause problems: it’s always better to get things out in the open where they can be seen clearly and judged for what they are.
How will Venus in Scorpio affect you?
Venus in Scorpio will resonate most strongly for those who have Venus placed in Scorpio or the 8th House natally. You may also feel it if you have strong natal aspects between Venus and Pluto. The area of your life that will be most affected depends on which house Venus is transiting through in your chart.
For example in my chart I have Venus placed in the 8th House in square aspect to Pluto so I expect to feel this transit quite strongly. The sign of Scorpio begins half way through my 5th House so Venus in Scorpio will affect both my 5th House of Fun and Romance and my 6th House of Work and Service.
Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…
Dare I say it? Due to retrograde motion, on 27 November Uranus moved back into square aspect with Pluto! With Venus in Pluto’s rulership of Scorpio this is likely to bring some interesting dynamics into relationships. Though three degrees away from an exact aspect these two will be in a tense dance until 10 April. To understand this aspect check out my article Uranus square Pluto: How it affects you.
To exacerbate this energy and fire up Venus in Scorpio, on 6 December Mars will square Pluto from Libra (sign of partnerships), opposing Uranus a few days later and creating a tense t-square. This is likely to bring things to a head where there’s been power struggles or underlying resentments brewing. Thankfully Mercury is forming a trine aspect to Uranus which will facilitate communication and get things out in the open, though with both Mercury and Uranus in fire signs it’s likely the tone of that communication may be a little heated!
Those with planets or points between 14 and 20 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will be especially affected by these transits.
How do you experience Venus in Scorpio?
Do you have a strong connection between Venus and Pluto in your chart, either due to sign or house placement or via aspect? How do you experience the intense relationship dynamics of Venus in Scorpio? How do you work with this energy in a positive way?
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.