• Venus in ScorpioVENUS ENTERS SCORPIO

    Seductively passionate….

    After a stay in flirtatious Libra, one of its home signs, Venus, the planet of values (what WE value and desire), love and finances, enters the “still waters run deep” sign of Scorpio on the 23rd of October.

    In Scorpio, ruled by Mars, Venus is in her mythical lover’s night-time den (Aries is Mars’ daytime abode).

    Venus in Scorpio can lend itself to uncanny ways of seduction with psychological abuse and mental cruelty not being unknown here. On the other hand, it’s powerfully attractive and very passionate. Venus in Scorpio, as in Aries, is in her detriment where the planet is least at ease in its surroundings.

    So, since Venus deals with values of some kind we might want to acknowledge that these include our self-esteem too. In fact, there is a lovely observation in the book “Planets” edited by Joan McEvers which quotes astrologer Robert Glasscock as stating:

    “The glyph we use for Venus in astrology resembles a hand-mirror”

    continuing “what you value is a reflection of who you are so what we love is a reflection of ourselves”. Isn’t that a lovely way of conveying one of Venus’s meanings?

    Some interesting aspects that Venus will make during its stay in Scorpio:

    05th November: opposite Uranus retrograde in Taurus (17°03’) – a great day to improvise a party.

    6-7th November: square Saturn in Aquarius (18°47’) – time to evaluate what you’re giving and what you’re getting from relationships!

    10th November: trine Neptune retrograde in Pisces (22°47’) – don’t be fooled by appearances.

    15th November: trine Jupiter retrograde in Pisces (28°55’) – good for investments, self-indulgence and why not? Love!

    “Tu ne me séduis plus, car je suis lucide.” Anon


    McEvers J., (1989), Planets, ‘Venus’, p. 129, Llewellyn Publications, St Paul, MN, USA

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