I feel like squares must be our mutant powers. My superpower is Neptune square Venus. I can spin anything into a love affair out of nothing. So far this has only caused me endless heartbreak in every arena of my life – from misinterpreted casual encounters to outsized loyalty to employers to of course romantic relationships of all shapes and sizes. I can turn on the faucet of gooey XXL-love and live all day in a dreamlike state of this fantasized reality.
Problem is harnessing it for “good”. I search the internet all the time but people only ever talk about the dire consequences of this aspect. I’d love a whole site dedicated to its awesomeness. Nay, a whole site dedicated to squares and their role in the arcs of our lives! In the meantime I will settle for a post in response to this letter. I love you so much. Your squares must be the peak of Mount Amazing.
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Lady, please. See The Upside Of Being A Love Zombie already. This HAS been covered. And Venus Square Neptune is the classic Love Zombie indicator. You may also be happy to know that i am doing a book – like Bitchcraft – about Love Zombies. I mean a genuinely ground-breaking Read of Awe. And Uranus is not even exact on my Mercury yet!
But yes – a thousand times – squares in your chart really ARE your mutant super-powers. Once conquered, they behave better than trines (the “easy” aspects in a chart) because (I guess) you are not taking them for granted? Or maybe it’s like some disgusting Game Of Thrones style syndrome, conquered squares are more loyal because you’ve shown them who is the boss bitch? I don’t know but it’s true that a difficult aspect can be transmuted, like lead to gold.
Ages ago we did a thing on here – in a D.I.Y. Astro post – where people found their top three closest aspects and acted like they were The Everything. It’s insightful. BTW the D.I.Y. Astro-Hacks Mp3 lessons will be back – i have to change the name though as there were people getting them and then complaining i did not provide any actual “hacking information.” I was thinking more in the vibe of Lifehacker lol. As in swift ways to understand or work with something.
Anyway, grab your top three square aspects – if you know your chart or you can get one off Astrodienst – and rather than looking at them as potential crap that could go down, see them as mutant super-powers. Venus-Neptune, once harnessed is a lover, friend, parent, carer – anything – of the most exquisite nuance and finesse.
And Ms 12th House Venus, thank you for the compliments! My main square is a funky Mars-Pluto-Uranus square the Nodes – i need to think on this. If it were a super-power, it would probably be a really distinct sense when eras were over or a swift smack-down if off-life-track.
So Astro-Fiends & Astro-Newbies alike, what is your main square and if it were to be turned into a mutant super-power, what would it look like? You can also find your strongest square and then look for examples of people who have that same energy (eg: Venus and Neptune) in a really harmonious aspect, see what that looks like.