Or perhaps they’re farther than they appear.
Today, as Venus conjuncts the South Node in Capricorn, we’re likely to be looking backward in our relationships. What have we lost, what have we left behind, and what have we learned?
The South Node of the Moon always has an emotional tinge to it. It’s a place of attachment to the past, so we’re probably seeing things in the distant past as though they were here today. Whatever hasn’t been released is brought up for re-examination, and maybe re-experiencing.
As this is happening in Earthy Capricorn, we may be more focused on things that didn’t work out on a practical level. The more formal aspects of relationship come to the fore - broken engagements, divorce, moving out, things that have a distinct marker as an event.
With Chiron now out of Pisces, we may be thinking that we’ve had enough of the past, and want to focus on the present and future. This one-day meeting of Venus and South Node makes that more difficult, but there’s a pathway implied.
Last week, Venus met with Saturn and Pluto, and we contemplated decisions and deadlines - relationships were under pressure. Today, Venus meets the South Node, and we go back and assess the past (the Scorpio Moon helps us to analyze). Then, on Thursday, Venus squares Uranus and we seek (and probably find) release from the pressure as we throw off the constraints and restraints that have held us back.