Venus in Aquarius — Feb 17, 2016 – Mar 13, 2016

Rashida Jones

Venus enters Aquarius on Feb 17, 2016 at 4:16 UT (Feb 16, 2016 at 11:16pm 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 even 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.

Mercury Retrograde January 2015

Mercury Retrograde

Just after the sun goes into Aquarius right on a New Moon on January 20, 2015 we are visited again (on the 21st) by that pesky little thing known as Mercury turning retrograde.

This time it is in Aquarius which is the sign of geniuses as that lightening quick energy of Uranus (Aquarius’ ruling planet) mingles with Mercury (planet of communication).

You can imagine many things can go wrong with the combination of Mercury retrograde in Aquarius and you are not far off the mark there.

Be prepared for thoughts just hitting you out of nowhere and then be prepared for feeling frustrated in not being able to follow them up.

You might also want to give some thought to electrical gadgets going haywire and making sure that everything is in tip top shape so no further damage can be done.

Personally, I like the sound of Mercury retrograde in Aquarius.It should bring out some plans that are about your future, allow you to see things from different angles that you may not usually take into consideration and also not keep you as heavily bound down as some of the other signs Mercury could’ve turned retrograde in.

Aquarius is an air sign and Mercury usually does pretty well when travelling through air signs as they rule communication, thinking and ideas.

Mars in Capricorn — Oct 26, 2014 – December 4, 2014

Mars moves into Capricorn on October 26, 2014 at 10:42 UT (or  6:42 ET), where it will remain until December 4, 2014 when it moves into Aquarius.

Mars transits bring action and energy to the area of a natal chart where the transit occurs. It also affects planets in a natal chart that it forms aspects to, which are in turn influenced by the sign placement (in this case Capricorn) as well as the house Mars is placed in and rules in the natal chart.

For those born with Mars in Capricorn, this transit marks what’s called a “Mars return.” This will occur at some point during the current transit through Capricorn, between Oct 26, 2014 – December 4, 2014.

As Mars — natally and by transit — refers to what we’re passionate about as well as what we’re instinctually compelled to do, this transit emphasizes the Capricorn inclinations toward tradition, ambition and success, which is generally earned through hard work and over time.

Mars in Capricorn people often have a more serious, soulful, old-school quality about them which can manifest in a variety of ways — all within the parameters of the Capricorn archetype.

Venus in Scorpio — Oct 23, 2014 — Nov 16, 2014

Ian Somerhalder - Venus in Scorpio

Venus enters Scorpio on October 23rd, 2014 at 20:52 UT (8:52pm ET). Venus is said to be debilitated in Scorpio, as it is the sign opposite its natural ruler (Taurus). Venus in Scorpio is said to be in its fall.

There are some disadvantages to having a planet in “fall” or “detriment,” due more to societal norms and expectations than anything else. As such, Venus is not particularly comfortable in Scorpio, where the naturally romantic, self-indulgent, partnership-oriented archetype struggles to express itself through the intense, passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpionic filter.

Even so, there are a lot of wonderfully unique attributes associated with this placement, as evidenced by some of the examples listed herein.

Venus is the “love” planet, representing how you give and receive love and affection, as well as what you find aesthetically appealing. What’s attractive to you? And how do you express love and affection?

Venus also rules “money” as in earning potential and income, as in how you handle money, what you spend it on, and whether you’re attracting it to you or seeing it run through your fingers like water.

Venus in Libra — Sept 29, 2014 — Oct 23, 2014

Beyonce

Venus enters Libra on September 29, 2014 at irgo on September 5, 2014 at 20:52 UT (8:52pm ET). Venus is Libra’s natural ruler, and is thus happiest and most comfortable there (along with Taurus, the sign it co-rules, and Pisces, the sign of its exaltation).

Venus in Libra is all about peace, love and understanding. It’s about compromising and accommodating the needs of others in order to preserve harmony and balance in our lives.

This extends to relationships of course, as Venus is the “love” planet and Libra is the relationship and partnership sign.

When Venus enters Libra, relationship issues come to the forefront, no matter what sign it’s in in our own natal charts.

We find ourselves dealing with relationship issues, which come to the forefront at this time and provide us with the opportunity to work out the kinks in them.

While this most often refers to romantic relationships, it can extend to business partnerships as well. 

Mars in Sagittarius — Sept 13, 2014 – Oct 26, 2014

Rachel McAdams

Mars moves into Sagittarius on September 13, 2014 at 21:57 (or 5:57pm ET), where it will remain until October 26, 2014, when it moves into Capricorn.

Mars transits bring action and energy to the area of a natal chart where the transit occurs. It also affects planets in a natal chart that it forms aspects to, which are in turn influenced by the sign placement (in this case Sagittarius) as well as the house Mars is placed in and rules in the natal chart.

For those born with Mars in Sagittarius, this transit marks what’s called a “Mars return.” This will occur at some point during the current transit through Sagittarius, between Sept 13, 2014 and Oct 26, 2014.

As Mars — natally and by transit — refers to what we’re passionate about as well as what we’re instinctually compelled to do, this transit emphasizes the Sagittarian inclinations toward freedom, travel, adventure, personal expansion and philosophical pursuits.

Mars in Sagittarius people are generally upbeat and optimistic, personable, engaging, honest and candid. They like their space, hate to be confined and are resistant to any kind of personal restriction. 

Venus in Virgo — Sept 5, 2014 — Sept 29, 2014

Venus enters Virgo on September 5, 2014 at 07:23 UT (3:23 am EDT). Venus is said to be debilitated in Virgo, as it is the sign opposite Venus’ natural Exaltation, Pisces.

There are some disadvantages to having a planet in “fall” or “detriment,” due more to societal norms and expectations than anything else. As such, Venus is not particularly comfortable in Virgo, where the naturally romantic, self-indulgent, partnership-oriented archetype struggles to express itself through the analytical, perfectionistic, service-oriented Virgo filter.

Even so, there are a lot of wonderfully unique attributes associated with this placement, as evidenced by some of the examples listed herein.

Venus is the “love” planet, representing how you give and receive love and affection, as well as what you find aesthetically appealing. What’s attractive to you? And how do you express love and affection?

Venus also rules “money” as in earning potential and income, as in how you handle money, what you spend it on, and whether you’re attracting it to you or seeing it run through your fingers like water.