So now we are getting into the spooky bit of the Venus Retrograde. In between bouts of Mars-merde temper tantrums and Neptunian fantasizing, there is romantic fate at play and the strangest insights & pattern recognition re your entire love life to date.
It’s too easy to succumb to love paranoia or lower-Scorp style stalkery compulsive crap. Harder – but obviously more rewarding – to rise above and gaze fearlessly at whatever you’re uncovering.
Some d.i.y. astro: Look at your natal Venus and see which planet she is in closest aspect to. That is your love philosophy. It’s a good thing to ponder when Venus is retro like this. And in Scorpio, the sign of self-knowing.
Do it by the numbers.
Say your Venus is at 10 Libra and your Saturn is 11 Gemini. Then those two are in aspect, just a few degrees apart. Never mind WHAT sort of aspect. Just do the numbers. SO this is Venus-Saturn in aspect so your love philosophy is Saturnine: you value commitment, stability and endurance over time. There needs to be a structure for you to feel comfortable loving.
Venus-Jupiter: you’re not exactly a barfly but y0u love the fine surge of regard and hi-qi when you swoosh into a party, there is a fully laden buffet table, champagne corks popping, you looking amazing, fresh and fun prospects. This is the party Venus. You’d flirt with the mortician on your deathbed.
Venus-Uranus: You follow a set of dating and relationship rules invented off-planet and in another dimension to this one. You can morph from cheerful chastity to hell-bent polygamy within a week. So far as love is concerned, you live for electrifying sexual chemistry that jolts your mind into fabulous neuro-plasticity.
You get the idea…yes?
And for instance, it’s worth thinking about in terms of your relationships, regardless of compatibility as such.
For example: Say you are a Venus-Saturn person who shows love via being there, showing up, being as present for the bad bits as for the good, remembering birthdays, putting up with in-laws and respecting phobias. But you’re with a Venus-Pluto person who measures love by how deep it goes, the heat of the sex, how much satisfyingly gunky psychological pay-dirt can be mined in a single encounter, the emo-intensity of a love triangle, non-stop transformation etc. Neither is bad but they’re different philosophies.
Of course, you could have Venus aspecting Saturn and Pluto – that’s where the fun begins. But for the purpose of this exercise, define your love philosophy as the CLOSEST aspect made to your Venus.