Venus enters Aquarius on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:51 UT (9:51 am EST). Aquarius is the natural ruler of astrology’s 11 house — the area associated with friendships, group involvements and humanity in general.
If you were born with Venus in Aquarius, you probably consider yourself a bit of a rebel when it comes to love. You enjoy your independence and like to maintain a large circle of friends from all walks of life. You’re drawn to intelligent, independent and open-minded partners who test the boundaries of conventional mores.
You may be a bit eccentric, especially regarding matters of the heart. You see yourself as impervious to social expectations and may like to shock others with your relationship choices.
Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler). As such, there are some Venus in Aquarius individuals who are more “Saturnine” — conservative and traditional. A lot depends on the aspects Venus makes and the relative strengths of both Saturn and Uranus in the natal chart.
For the most part though, Venus in Aquarius people are more Uranian in nature. They tend to live in their heads rather than in their bodies (or their hearts) and can seem emotionally disconnected.
ARIES: The Magician
With Mars (your ruler) and Uranus in mutual reception now, it’s going to be a high energy month for you, with just as much potential for things to go haywire as there is for magic to transpire.
The Magician card — this version from Nora Huszka’s Gypsy Palace Tarot — encourages us to make the best use of all of the resources at our disposal. Especially during stressful times. The Magician — like the Fool — already has everything he needs. But unlike the Fool, he’s consciously aware of it.
Sometimes it’s about learning to harness those energies and sometimes it’s about keeping them afloat. And sometimes it boils down to a precarious balancing act.
Notice the black cat exiting the stage on the right. He’s left his paw prints all the way down the wall and across the backdrop. He’s traipsed all over the stage yet doesn’t seem to have distracted the Magician at all. That’s the kind of composure you wan to cultivate during this time.
While Mars and Uranus bring in unexpected opportunities, there’s also a Jupiter / Uranus opposition to contend with. This can be a volatile aspect that can wreak havoc on your relationships.
There are two ways to handle oppositions. The first one has to do with “owning” one side of the opposition and projecting the other one outwardly, onto another person or an event. The other is to see it as an opportunity to balance and integrate those opposing forces.
The first option often results in crisis (when it comes to Jupiter and Uranus, it doesn’t matter which one you’re owning and which one you’re projecting — it’s not going to be a picnic). And the other has the potential to create “magic” (especially when it comes to Jupiter and Uranus).
Your goal therefore should be head off conflict by working on balancing the “oppositions” in your own life. You may not be able to avoid confrontational people, but how you respond to them is entirely in your hands.That ability to harness your inner conflicts will ultimately provide you with the tools that can help you to handle the outer ones.
Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Here are highlights for the month ahead.
Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:
New Moon: The New Moon occurs on Dec 29 at 7° Capricorn 59″.
Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon occurs on Dec 14 at 22° Gemini 25″.
Retrogrades: Chiron turns direct on Dec 1, Mercury turns retrograde Dec 19, Uranus turns direct on Dec 29.
Ingresses: Mercury enters Capricorn Dec 2, Venus enters Aquarius Dec 7, Mars enters Pisces Dec 19, the Sun enters Capricorn Dec 21.
Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 4, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016:
We start this week on Sunday with a Moon in Aquarius which semi-sextiles Mercury in the early morning hours and then later in the day squares Neptune. The Aquarius Moon is about being innovative and thinking outside the box. You may encounter some very opinionated people during this time, or you may find yourself getting a little more rigid about your own progressive ideas.
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 20, 2016 – Nov 26, 2016:
We start this week on Sunday with Neptune turning direct (after five long months in retrograde motion). Neptune is at home in Pisces (the sign it rules), and this forward motion inspires us to realign ourselves with our higher ideals.
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 13, 2016 – Nov 19, 2016:
This week may be a game changer for many of us. With the Full (Super) Moon shining a light on our value systems and a slew of uncomfortable aspects involving the personal planets, it may be time to start re-evaluating our priorities and aligning ourselves with the changes we see (and want to see) in the outer world.
Venus enters Capricorn on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. If you were born with this Venus, you probably understand the value of hard work, dedication, perseverance and discipline.
You’re responsible and reliable — with money, in your career, in your relationships with loved ones, and especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
There’s usually a soulful quality about Venus in Capricorn people and a classic, timeless beauty: think Greta Scacchi, Scarlett Johansson or Faye Dunaway; or an ageless, sophisticated air, such as with Rock Hudson, Richard Burton and Paul Newman.
Venus in Capricorn people tend to be wise beyond their years and yet they’re also known to be late bloomers. Why? Because they know that good things come to those who wait, aw well as to those who take their time nurturing and developing their characters, rather than racing to the finish line.