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Venus square Saturn: reach out to someone you love

Venus square Saturn Image by Alexander Milov.

Don’t you love the pic for this weeks update? I think it represents Venus square Saturn so well: that feeling of wanting to reach out to someone but being stuck inside yourself, unable to express your affection or ask for support. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could let go of our self-doubt and inhibitions and reach out freely to others as we did when we were children?

Venus square Saturn is exact today 11 October but will last for the next four days. During this time I challenge you all, and especially those who’s natal charts are triggered by this transit, to reach out to that person you are having trouble connecting with. Remind yourself that they’re probably also feeling lonely and afraid. And be mindful of your motivations: are you needy or do you truly wish to express affection and love for the other person.

On the other hand Venus square Saturn can bring us face-to-face with our nastiest personal demons, so it’s also important to spend some time alone during this time in order to face them head on. Listen closely to those little whispers that say you’re unworthy, unlovable or just plain ugly, and then firmly remind yourself that it isn’t true. Positively affirming your own strength and worth can be very powerful right now. Here’s some examples:

  • Every day I grow stronger and more determined
  • My beauty stems from the love and compassion within me
  • I am a divine being filled with creative power

Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…

Affirming your own strength and conscious awareness will also help you navigate the Libra New Moon, which rises on Tuesday 13 October opposite to Uranus and quincunx Chiron, with a wide square to Pluto. This is likely to create a lot of restless energy and the strong possibility that your buttons will be pushed, especially if someone tries to get you into something you’re not so keen on. Emotional volatility and rebellious reactions are highly likely so stay strong!

These affirmations or any of your own devising will be given a real boost today and over the next couple of weeks as the powerful Jupiter trine Pluto transit is also exact and will last until the end of the month. In fact Mars is creeping up to join with Jupiter on 17 October, followed by Venus around the 24 October, creating a loose triple conjunction all trine to powerful Pluto.

This is a wonderful energy for manifestation, especially when it comes to getting things done on the material level. You’ll have physical energy, good fortune and personal power, as well as a goodly dose of charm and charisma, making this is a great energy for building a business, getting a new job or generating income. To find out if these transits affect you personally check out my article Jupiter trine Pluto: the magic of ambition and synchronicity.

How will Venus square Saturn affect you?

Those with natal planets or points between 0 and 5 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will feel Venus square Saturn most strongly. If you are personally affected, look also to see which houses Venus and Saturn are passing through in your chart as this will tell you which areas of your life will be most affected.

Are you feeling Venus square Saturn?

Venus square Saturn can feel very heavy and undermine your self-confidence and ability to connect with others. Are you personally affected by this transit? What steps are you taking to work with this energy in a positive way?

8 Comments on Venus square Saturn: reach out to someone you love

  1. Being close to my Venus return, this transit is replicated in my chart. And I have noticed that, indeed, you can’t be selfish and self-absorbed under a transit like this, and you need to remember that the other person is likely going through a rough patch as well, because if you take your frustration out on people or overwhelm them, it’s very easy that they react reinforcing their boundaries (Saturn), which can really put a strain on relationships. :/

    • Very wise Aeterna… It’s so easy to get caught up in our own experience of a relationship and completely forget that there’s another person involved! Thanks for sharing X

  2. Having Pluto squaring my natal moon since 2013 I know how that feels for sure! And I can’t wait for it to be over within the start of 2016 where Pluto moves out of orb. Phew… rollercoaster riding can once again be fun ;-)

    The Venus/Saturn square with all the other planets in Libra has been kind of a struggle too these days, with different needs (my needs vs. the partners’ needs vs. “our” needs as a couple). Diplomacy and harmony has not been too easy and culminated around Thursday… probably around the time where the square started I guess? At least this article explains a lot of the tension that has been present for the past week ;-)

  3. You’re right Anette, the square did begin around Thursday. I find it so much easier to deal with difficulties when I know it’s just a transit. Nothing is permanent, everything is constantly changing… X

  4. I used my knowledge for this today. Thank you Faith!

  5. I have just discovered that I have Venus square Saturn and Venus trine Uranus. It would explain why I have been struggling with love. I have read somewhere that this aspect it’s a karma, which needs to be worked off. When I was reading this article, I felt as if I had been watching at myself in the mirror. I wonder what Venus trine Uranus role is in my natal chart.

    • Hi Magdalena… Challenging Venus aspects can be very hard because they undermine our ability to connect with others in healthy ways. I feel for you as I have Venus square Pluto and for a long time I really struggled with relationships. But believe me when I say that it is totally possible to wok with and overcome the difficult aspects in our charts – the energy is never static or set in stone. Becoming self-aware through the study of astrology can pay off in dramatic ways for those who are willing to put in the hard work to change their habit patterns. Good luck!

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