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April 18, 2005

Uranus transit over Venus

Venus and CupidThe orbit of Venus is such that it is never more than 48 degrees away from the Sun in the birth chart. This means that all Aquarians (those with their Sun sign in Aquarius) must have Venus placed either in Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces or Aries. And the majority of Aquarians will have their Venus in Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces.

This helps to explain for example why few Aquarians are very showy, dramatic or lovers of luxury objects. This would be more typical of people with Venus in Leo, which is not a possible placement for Aquarians.

Are you an Aquarian with Venus in Pisces? Pisces is the best of all possible zodiac signs for the placement of Venus. Venus is 'exhalted' in Pisces. Pisces is in turn ruled by Neptune. Here is a partial excerpt from Isabel Hickey'sbook on the meaning of Venus in Pisces;

"Venus rules personal affection and Neptune rules diving compassion. Venus in Neptune's home, Pisces, symbolizes the love that is willing to sacrifice and is not afraid of suffering. It is wounded often by its understanding of love. It is exalted in the sign Pisces because it has come to understand that only through love can we know the freedom of the spirit. ...Poetic and musical. Extremely psychic. Attracted to the underdog and those less fortunate."

Now that Uranus is transiting through Pisces, those Aquarians who have Venus in Pisces are about to experience the transit of Uranus conjunct Venus. This transit can last (off and on) for about two years. There's a very good chance you will be transformed by the arrow of Cupid during this time. Here is Hickey's explanation for what this transit is likely to mean in your life;

"If Uranus comes to an aspect of Venus it can have a tremendous impact on the love consciousness. If the person is looking for a romantic sizzle this can be it. If it is a trine aspect it can bring a sudden marriage or union; if it is square or opposes Venus the romance can come but when Uranus passes the romance can go with it. However Uranus never leaves an individual where it finds him and there is a recognition and a deeper insight into the meaning of love. If the person is in a marriage when Uranus transits Venus they may want to break the ties but it would be a poor time to do so. After the transit is over they may regret their decisions. Often a new relationship looks far more attractive than the old one but there is an erraticness and an instability in Uranus aspects to Venus that need to be taken into consideration."

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The above print is "Venus & Cupid" by Guillaume Seignac