Venus in Sagittarius is quite the vibe, right?
It’s Emily ‘I dwell in possibility‘ Dickinson, Tina Turner in turquoise and infinity cravings. Whether you’re born with it or you’re simply experiencing Venus currently in Sagg, it’s as if every romantic, artistic or aesthetic desire gravitates toward a grand, unified theory of something.
And without cognitive stimulus, even the hottest hormonal interplay splutters to a halt. Out-there info and wild opinions are an amazing aphrodisiac, albeit not necessarily a good fit with the American Thanksgiving.
Did you know, for example, that a ‘serenade’ refers to love songs sung in the evening or at dusk? The morning version is an ‘aubade’ – pronounced oh-bard – which is also the title of this sensational, poignant Louise Gluck poem. Click only if you want to get your yearn on or you’re not concerned about a Love Zombie relapse.
Then again, when Venus is in Sagittarius expansiveness is everything. What’s better – cramped but sensible or spacious and ever-evolving?
Venus in Sagg people can forgive – or, more accurately, forget – anything but confinement or assaults on their sense of possibility.
…Venus in Sagittarius people are rare compared to the other Venus signs. Venus hasn’t been retrograde in Saggo since 1954, so she spends less time in the sign. The longest Venus in Sagittarius stint in recent history ran for 17 weeks from late 1898.
That era’s most popular fragrance was Eau de Quinine – yes, like the anti-malaria drug – and while it smelled like rosemary, the scent was also a popular ‘anti-parasitical hair growth tonic.’ To me this speaks to the practical, out-doorsy nature of this Venus sign.
The iconic Lotte Lenya was born during this Venus trip: Her free-loving, multi-marrying, bisexual style and swagger drew attention but her sublime voice embodied the ‘bigness’ of Venus in Saggo. It was ““sweet, high, light, dangerous, cool, with the radiance of the crescent moon,” said the composer Ernest Bloch.
And (another Love Zombie trigger alert) her husband Kurt Weill – she married him twice – wrote this in a letter to L.L. : I think most of all of the sound of your voice, which I love like a force of nature, like an element.
For me all of you is contained within this sound; everything else is only part of you; and when I envelop myself in your voice, when you are completely with me. I know every nuance, every vibration of your voice.
As you read, Venus is still near Mercury in Sagittarius, accentuating the voice theme and radically expanding the scope of relationships in play. They’re both in ‘evening star’ mode, gleaming at dusk and inspiring a broader romantic or creative transmission.
And, it has to be said, walk-outs from situations and paradigms that suddenly seem too small. Venus is in Sagittarius until December 9/10 and next week, she opposes Mars in Gemini. More in the upcoming Daily Mystic Updates and Horoscopes but whatever your song, you’ll want to project it.