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Feb 7 – Mar 4, 2020
A gong of cosmic proportions reverberates throughout the Universe. This is Venus in Aries, where the Goddess of Love crackles in the primeval fires of the ram. Aries is ravenous, fervent, fearless; a hot-blooded beast of dawn, adrenaline shattering the stillness. This is the great awakening; the beginning, the rebirth. Venus in Aries heralds physical and sexual energy, rushing back after a long winter. Lovingly licked clean by the flames of springtime renaissance, we are ALIVE.
Under the influence of the impatient spring lamb, we tend to act first, think later. What we get to work on: taming the ego. Aries is #1 in the zodiac and #1 in his own mind. As such, the ram is not always the most considerate creature. Normally Venus upholds her role as peace keeper and diplomat. In Aries, this role is difficult to maintain. Tact and calm will not be forthcoming. Lose your cool for even a moment and conflict will close in like a lean wolf at midnight. Let’s work on breathing and letting go of minor frustrations, disagreements, etc – they are totally not worth the battle!
Aries is quick to anger, yes, but this archetype is a powerhouse in so many wonderful ways. We can harness this fire energy for potent self-love and self-care. Build heat in your body, release restlessness and rediscover your thirst for life without giving in to unhealthy impulses. It is time to revel in our strength. Remember how delicious it feels to be active. When planets spin through Aries, a light illumines at the base of the skull. Deep, restful sleep returns (during Pisces transits, insomnia is common), and suddenly it is easier to get out of bed. May your body carry you joyfully through the day. May movement be pleasurable and effortless.
This transit is a preview of spring equinox energy, mostly in our sexual/interpersonal life but also in the way that we feel about our home, our bodies, and a whole lot of other stuff too. As the months progress, mind, body and spirit shall be renewed. Have patience, earthlings!
Ok, deep breath: this transit looks pretty challenging, especially with Mercury Retrograde beginning Feb 16. This lasts until Mar 9. Pisces season begins on Feb 18! On the new moon of Feb 23, Venus squares Jupiter in Capricorn, bringing feelings of uneasiness and confusion. Some change in a relationship will surface, but it’s not permanent. A time of transition, parting ways, but only for awhile. You’ll probably feel like staying in and thinking about shit. If you need to have a discussion with friends/lovers/roommates about what’s going on between everyone, this is actually a really good day to do it. Jupiter’s influence encourages us to be honest and get everything off our chest.
On Feb 28, Venus squares big bad Pluto, dragging humanity into a whirlpool of passionate emotional responses. Pluto’s influence is always so intense. With Venus involved, close relationships will be tested. No doubt a day of great learning, but we won’t necessarily like what we uncover. Pluto examines control and manipulation dynamics; here we meet our shadow through other people. Whether or not we recognize this reflection as our own will determine the outcome of the situation. In any case, the message is clear: it is time to let go and stop forcing (painful) patterns to continue. Beware extreme mood swings. I think it’s wise to spend the day alone. Everything about this is fatiguing and draining; we may be so worried about something that we can’t get any work done, for example. To prevent nightmares, listen to relaxing music and/or meditate before bed. This would be the perfect day to power up and practice Aries Yoga.
Lastly on Mar 3, Venus squares Saturn in Capricorn. Under this influence, we feel cosmic pressure to hurry and perform. You may have to run to catch the bus, metaphorically speaking (or maybe for real). Bodily rhythms will be thrown off, so prepare ahead of time by getting lots of sleep and nutritious food in your belly. Pessimistic expectations easily become self-fulfilling prophecies under these skies. If you feel fear rising, relax your body and remember to breathe.
Affirmation: visualize peace