Venus through 29° Pisces-7° Aries
In researching the celestial transcriptions from a specifically Venusian perspective—rather than a lunarly perspective—I immediately thought to myself: why haven’t I been doing this the entire time?!—to which the pesky answer to that question was obvious: it’s a ton of work…!!!
So I’ll offer you five complimentary weeks—Venus would insist.
If you’re wondering how Venus Moods will be different from Moon Moods—primarily through perspective. As I write in more of, please allow me, a lunarly tone when I write for the moon—the weekly Venus posts will be written from a Venusian perspective, in a Venusian tone, toward a Venusian desire, and will be written by the week rather than daily because Venus moves more slowly than does the moon.
I have a feeling that many of you will resonate to this new perspective, to this additional layer within your astrological kaleidoscope of awareness…
I will do the same for the sun, for Mercury, and for Mars—all bundled by the week and all complimentary for five weeks, react separately for now, and I will find a creative way to bundle the outer planets together for quarterly posts—as they all move so much more slowly…
For now, please welcome a Venusian perspective!—
As Venus has moved through all the emotionally and psychically charged oceanography of Pisces, with the celestially blessed conjunctions to both Neptune and Jupiter in a tandem sequence—chances are—you now more intuitively and etherically know, as in an inner soul knowing, an inner knowing within your soul… what it is you really want—and what you actually need.
—By May 1st, it is very likely, something—or several things, or matters, or feelings, or conditioning, or issues, or ideas—had to go to make way for your ultimate ideal.
Out beyond all the chatter and the noise and the opinions and the ‘facts’, you now know more about who you are than you have in awhile. And much more—and perhaps much more essentially—you know so much more about who you are and who you are working and growing and evolving to become… and perhaps neither can occur without the other.
As biblical texts will inform, the Word was the beginning, and the Word, then, holds much more power and authority than the mere thought, or intention… for it was the Word that the universe was born through, through the words ‘let there be light’.
Astrologer Dane Rudhyar transcribed this as the “power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer…” and, again, perhaps even more titillating, it “brings to us a realization of the power of archetypes as factors conditioning life processes.”
Still, each single drop that creates the whole of the ocean is but a single drop without the whole of the ocean… each is magically separate and imperative, and yet neither can exist to the fullest potential without the other. Similarly, whatever your goals or ideals, archetypal conditionings or visions of more are—these are but drops, ultimately, and thereby, simultaneously, both require and resist the whole of the ocean.
In Aries, Venus as Aphrodite, is born, birthed, emerged, quickened straight from the Piscean sea, just as Botticelli painted… what we desire is either revived or reborn or redirected toward a more appropriate pursuit worthy of our precious time.
Unsurprisingly, in Aries, Venus is a smidge impatient—only because Venus is much more excitable in Aries; everything, symbolically and metaphorically, is experienced as brand new!
I wrote, through the moon’s perspective for May 1st, about balance and alignment, asking you, within “the greater good, within the Whole, in rhythm with the clockworks, and in tandem with All That Is…” if you are in balance and in alignment with these foundations. Through the perspective of Venus, for the same day, renewed and born again in Aries, and thereby somewhat, by default, obliged toward alignment—should this not be forsaken or misused… the perspective of Venus, then, is much more concerned with claiming even a single drop of that ocean as her own, and using this drop to explore an individuated selfhood, either as oneself or one’s new or renewed passion or venture as its own life force.
Relation to yourself, or toward your new or renewed passion or venture, then, should be taken on exploratorily, somewhat naively, and genuinely playfully… visions, too, should be open-eyed and severely curious, determined—however unreasonably or impulsively, and, of course, you are likely excited and impatient to get going…
A ‘decisive action’ is required, as well as ‘confidence in the soundness of [your] will and [your] impulses; rejecting the present course of events and acting to secure a new and better future; following an inner vision toward a distant goal; and assessing forces and choosing battles accordingly…’
The love and devotion you exercise now, most tenderly, will be reflected throughout everything… and so to set out upon this new adventure or opportunity or otherwise with authentic visions and proclamations of eventual conquering would very much be in the spirit of Venus in Aries. Of course your desired pursuits will move beyond the zodiacal interests of Aries by May 28th, this is simply where the Venusian energies are compelled for now.
—May 2nd is, perhaps, the actual emergence… symbolically speaking.
An “emergence of new forms and of the potentiality of consciousness” is what Rudhyar promised within transcription… the zero point degree of Aries marks an original origin point, a first beginning, an emerging actualization.
Rudhyar writes, “to be individually conscious means to emerge out of the sea of generic and collective consciousness—which to the emerged mind appears to be unconsciousness; such an emergence is the primary event—it is the result of some basic action: a leaving behind, an emerging from a womb or matrix, here symbolized by the sea…”
Continued, “such an action is not to be considered a powerful, positive statement of individual being—in the beginning is the Act; but it is often an imperceptible, insecure act; the small tender germ out of the seed does not loudly proclaim its existence, it has to pierce through the crust of the soil still covered with the remains of the past… it is all potentiality and a minimum of actual presence.”
Getting back around to Venus, specifically, in Aries—the concept and emergence of self-assertion is the most desired conquest.
However. With this zero point of Aries, and all the naturally emerging potential abound—failure, indeed, is nearly inherently reserved.
Particularly for truly new beginnings, toward new desires… but also for revivals within ongoing cycles—the overlapping patterning being offered is, yet again, up to be challenged once more through what Rudhyar states are “the ghosts of past failures during previous cycles… the impulse upward is held back by regressive fear or insecurity; the issue of the conflict depends on the relative strength of the future-ward and the past-ward force.”
Where have your desires led you in the past?
What doors have your desires opened or closed for you?
Rudhyar states that “the possibility of success and that of failure is implied throughout the entire process of actualization—every release of potentiality contains this two-fold possibility.”
A ‘clever improvisation’ is necessary now.
—May 3rd is when Venus begins to apply a sextile connection to Mercury, now in Gemini, where Mercury is exalted… and so there is a natural inclination to begin questioning yourself, and most pertinently your desires, learning from the answers provided, hopefully, or somewhat forcefully learning the lessons, and then objectively considering all the various routes toward your goal from this point, the alternatives, and all the yet-to-be discovered or acknowledged possibilities…
As Rudhyar would state it, “an attempt to evolve an objective awareness of existence…” which is to say—an ability to honestly look at yourself in the mirror, as well as seeing in yourself what others see… so, how badly do you actually want what you feel you want—or need what you think you need?
This is the point when you begin to ‘grasp the broad outlines of [your] destiny…’ as you feel the need to ‘put [your] stamp on society.’
Venus, in Aries, would need to see the best version, the highest, the most-est, and the most elevated of potentials in all ways, for all things… and perhaps this might become the first flaw or failure.
—The next day, May 4th, as Venus applies even more closely to Mercury, you and your desires may begin to recognize a new identity—with both yourself and your desires, and the livelihood of these to this point… there is great security to be enjoyed here.
—On the fifth, much later in the evening on the west coast, Venus will exact its sextile connection to Mercury toward a degree that associates itself to ‘irrepressibility’… and as Rudhyar put it, “the capacity for self-transcending”… and toward Mercury, a transcending attempt through actual communication with an/Other, and possessing the genuine courage necessary now to go out on that limb and reach for the juiciest fruit.
And with this, obviously, your desires will need to go against the grain and overturning old beliefs, conditions, desires, or egoic securities… a resonance between yourself and your desires, now, is necessary to proceed, which may require you to withdraw for a bit of time to thoroughly feel through all of these new changes, and all of these emerging demands… all of the overall newness.
How are your desires becoming conscious?
This consciousness your desires are experiencing, however—there is so much more to explore… your ideal, then, is requiring actualization.
And this, my friends, is now your personal responsibility.
—By May 6th, this obligation will become more obvious to you… the details of your desires become stirred and perseverance toward your potentialities is essential now.
—And finally, by May 7th, it may begin to truly come to you what it actually is your desires could potentially actualize through you… and all of this realization and broadened awareness tends to try to harden an otherwise innocently unbothered mindset of perspective.
Then again, please realize that Venusian transits and natural Venusian placements are essential details… for example, your natal Venus is in Scorpio, and so transiting Venus in Aries presents its own unique misunderstandings, because Aries and Scorpio—despite sharing the commonality that is a Mars rulership—cannot see one another zodiacally, as they are inconjunct to one another. And so, these types of basic considerations, always, need to be acknowledged and assessed…
In this instance, then, should you have Venus in Scorpio natally while Venus moves through Aries currently—your emerging desires could come with immediate misunderstandings, sparks misfiring, or misunderstood motivations, particularly toward your essential goal or ideal, desire or need. However, of these more foundational things are finding a synchronization, you might find that the process of assertion may be complicated, challenged, or otherwise conflicted… but, then again, emergence depends upon confliction.
Though, if your natal Venus is in Aries… well then, you’re experiencing a Venusian return, and with that—a very dramatically (re)emerging desire indeed.
Stay tuned for next week—week two of Venus Moods.
❝There is, however, hope for any person who wants to remain an individual. He can assert himself and refuse to conform. He’ll be on his own, that’s true, but while he will not have the security enjoyed by those who do conform, there will be no limits to what he may achieve.❞
——J. Paul Getty
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