On January 17th, Venus moves into Aquarius for a three week stay, until February 10th. It’s a busy time, with a lunar eclipse and Mars changing signs while Venus is in the sign of the water bearer.
In Capricorn, Venus favored the traditional - family gatherings and formal occasions took precedence over parties and more informal meetings. With the move into Aquarius, Venus takes on a more open, less structured approach that is particularly good for group meetings and time with friends. In fact, it may be that friends are our main social focus over the next three weeks.
Aquarius is an open, sociable sign, but it is also very principled. Far from being ‘anything goes’, Aquarius wants to make sure that others are on the same page, ideologically and otherwise. Political and social causes could make for rallying points for groups of like-minded individuals, while we’re less likely to be attracted to folks who are simply in the orbit of our daily activities but who don’t share our ideals.
It’s towards the end of her time in the sign, from February 4th to the 6th, that Venus is most active. She’ll square Jupiter and sextile Uranus within those two days. We’re likely to feel something of a push-pull between intimacy and freedom, the desire to connect with others and the need to do our own thing.
Relationships that are on solid ground probably won’t have much to worry about, but there could be some tension in more volatile relationships. Still, Aquarius helps us to take a step back and get some perspective on matters, and that should help.
Remember, too, that we’re in eclipse season, so things are seen slightly out of proportion. A couple of deep breaths and counting ten is an excellent idea if you’re feeling hot under the Venusian collar. AD