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Observations: The Venus in Scorpio Dance Begins

Today Venus moves into Scorpio out of her home sign of Libra, and she is putting away her tasteful selection of accessories and subtle makeup palate for now, knowing she will still want them handy because Venus will return to Libra briefly the second half of November.

Scorpio is not a sign Venus is comfortable in because she does love to play the lighthearted flirt and Scorpio is anything but lighthearted. Intense, loyal almost to a fault and tenacious . . . those are its virtues. The commitment Libra often delicately sidesteps in relationships is something Scorpio is willing to make and keep.

At this time Venus will make her transition from evening star to morning star, going from rising far behind the Sun to rising ahead of the Sun while she is in Scorpio. This event occurs roughly every 18 months, with a brief period when Venus is not visible in the sky . . . a journey into the Dark so to speak, very appropriate this time.

For those of us with strong Libra signatures in our charts, this next couple of months can be challenging but we will get help from a rather unusual source during this Venus retrograde. Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, will form supportive, informative sextiles to Venus on September 12, November 1 and December 8 at 3-4 degrees. What we have is a great opportunity to get a good look at those areas where our romantic expectations are out of line with reality and make the necessary adjustments. The key, of course, is to be as honest as possible in our relationship with ourselves and with our significant others. Keep in mind Pluto ALWAYS makes sure we have plenty of opportunities to get the message . . . burying one’s head in the sand where Pluto is concerned just means your backside is exposed and vulnerable to a good, swift kick!

Don’t forget Mars will be joining Venus in Scorpio on September 14, continuing their pas de deux. Those who are uncomfortable with passion and willingness to deeply commit will likely head for the hills, at least until Mars hits freewheeling Sagittarius October 28.

Just for the record, the last time Venus was retrograde in Scorpio was October 10, 2002 to November 21, 2002. If you can recall what was going in your life at that time, you may get some idea about what to expect this time around. I had just started a new job working in the back room in my employer’s home; dealing with a huge backlog of un-filed papers including bits and pieces of house plans all sitting around in piles on every available surface including the floor. Talk about performing a necessary service.

How Venus’s extended passage through Scorpio will affect you depends on where Scorpio lies in your chart and whether or not you have planets in that sign. For me this event will take place completely within my twelfth house, so I may not fully display the results until Venus crosses my Ascendant just after the first of the year . . . then it will be watch out, World!! :D

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15 comments to Observations: The Venus in Scorpio Dance Begins

  • leslee

    Oh, you wimp! ;-) My Venus being conjoined Pluto (currently trined by transiting Pluto) is pretty used to this. Plus my pVenus is in Scorpio exactly conjunct my IC now (7 Scorpio). Venus will transit into my 4th house and then back over my natal Jupiter and Neptune in early Scorpio. I figure it’s all good (although I do wish I had some money to redecorate…)

    • Diane L

      LOL! :D

      My Venus went retrograde by progression and by the time I was in my twenties it was in Scorpio for the duration.

      Venus will transit into my 4th house and then back over my natal Jupiter and Neptune in early Scorpio. I figure it’s all good (although I do wish I had some money to redecorate…)

      Venus transits to the 4th are usually pleasant and good for creative home improvements. Jupiter transits to the 4th is the one that encourages us to spend $$$ upgrading our homes. :P

      diane~

      • Ah well, with tVenus conjunct my natal Jupiter today I splurged on a facial after work, which I haven’t done in years. Work has been stressful, and it’s my astrological birthday tomorrow evening. Treated myself. :-)

        • Hm, might also explain the double fudge brownie I had this afternoon.

        • Diane L

          Ah well, with tVenus conjunct my natal Jupiter today I splurged on a facial after work, which I haven’t done in years. Work has been stressful, and it’s my astrological birthday tomorrow evening.

          Lovely idea! Very relaxing I’m sure. And Happy Birthday!!! :-D

          double fudge brownie . . . now that sounds like Venus in Scorpio alright.

          diane~

  • Deb

    Venus in Scorpio is serious, cut-through-the-fluff business.

    I love that.

    Great post, Lady D,
    Deb

  • Diane L

    Hi Deb!

    Venus in Scorpio is serious, cut-through-the-fluff business.

    I love that.

    Sure the heck is! With my pVenus in Scorp i was faaar too serious when it came to boyfriends growing up. My Sun progressing into Sagittarius lightened me up big time. :D

    xo diane~

  • Nice post! I like the way you explained this transit.

    You have me a bit worried with your suggestion that we flashback to Oct-Nov 2002 for a preview of Venus in Scorpio retrograde. That was one of the toughest periods of my life: major car accident that totaled my car, robbed, ended first serious relationship, quit job…

    Like you, Venus will be traveling through my 12th house – where 2 planets permanently reside.

  • Diane L

    Welcome Jara!

    You have me a bit worried with your suggestion that we flashback to Oct-Nov 2002 for a preview of Venus in Scorpio retrograde. That was one of the toughest periods of my life: major car accident that totaled my car, robbed, ended first serious relationship, quit job…

    Yikes! I had a bad Venus Rx years ago and got myself involved with some very bad people. Credit 12th house Jupiter in Scorp guardian angel with keeping the damage to a minimum. The ones since then have not been so bad.

    [geeky astro data: Venus is Rx in same sign every 8 years]

    4 planets permanently reside in my 12th. :P

    diane~

  • Eme Kah

    Hi Diane,

    Transiting Venus in Scorpio will land in my 5th house. Hah! I’m looking forward to that. About a month ago I met a nice guy and we’ve been having a really sweet and easy time getting to know each other. He’s a Scorpio (of course!) with an unaspected Sun, though. He is very very mellow for a Scorpio. I’ve been going through a dry spell since Feb. 2009 when my relationship with that other Scorpio ended.

    I’m at a point in my life in which I can accept that everything ends. So far I’m enjoying my time with this new Scorp tremendously but if it’s not meant to be, then it is not meant to be. I am much less attached to having what I want. On the other hand, I must admit I am also really scared that it MIGHT be meant to be. After we spend time together and we share so naturally and easily, the next day I am terrified about it. Then I have to spend some time alone just facing that fear. Also, he does certain things naturally and on his own that I always wanted a guy to do but other men never did (or if they did it because I asked they were resentful). For instance, something as simple as walking me to the bus stop and waiting with me; chivalry comes naturally to him. His Venus conjuncts my Mars in Sag and trines my Aries MC, Chiron in Aries and my Leo Sun. He is also Scorp Sun/Virgo rising like the previous guy but his Moon is in Capricorn.

    God, that’s the most I’ve shared about him with anyone!

    Smooches!

    • Diane L

      Hey Eme Kah!!
      His Venus conjuncts my Mars in Sag and trines my Aries MC, Chiron in Aries and my Leo Sun.

      Wonderful! Venus-Sun trines in synastry are great for simply liking one another. Do your best to continue taking it slow and easy. It is so darn easy to start projecting “what if’s” on our relationships and blowing them all to hell.

      This Scorp sounds pretty darn good to me! Good manners are a joy, aren’t they? Nice to know someone still has some . . . :D

      xo diane~

  • Jennifer

    Venus will retrograde right on my Neptune at 13 Scorpio in the 12th house. Plus the Mars-Venus conjunction takes place right on it also, at 12 degrees. The first M-V conj. took place on my natal Mars in Libra. I’ve been getting all kind of messages about relationship coming into my life, but not sure about that with Venus going retro in the 12th. I am also finishing the application process to become a hospice volunteer, which should conincide with this retrograde. (I also have Scorp. ascendant, Pluto on MH and and 8th house north node). I’m in observation mode, curious to see what this all brings.

  • Diane L

    Welcome, Jennifer!

    I am also finishing the application process to become a hospice volunteer, which should coincide with this retrograde. (I also have Scorp. ascendant, Pluto on MH and and 8th house north node). I’m in observation mode, curious to see what this all brings.

    Volunteering in a hospice is a very good fit with the aspects you list. Who knows? This experience may open up more opportunities for you related to your hospice work.

    Your comment about being in observation mode really resonates with me. :) Natural place for those of us with Scorpio rising. We have a deep need to do that before moving forward.

    diane~

  • I was just out and Venus looked huge in the night sky.

    It’s been pleasant having Venus in Scorpio so far, done some pretty (yet economic) shopping and during the New Moon I got a payment from a job I’d done a few months ago and I almost didn’t expect to get anymore – except they paid me significantly more than I had asked. It’s like a Saturn bonus for my patience. I’ve also been able to deal with the incompetents with much diplomacy – but the truth is they are still around me and I almost expect everyone to mess up whenever I’m concerned now. :S

    I’ll be away for a short holiday this week. I hope Venus in your 12th brings you pleasant dreams.

    I’ll have to check to see if I’ve made any diary entries during that period in 2002, I don’t remember much, early years at University. But now any clues would come in handy, thanks for bringing that up!

  • Diane L

    Hey DM!!

    It’s been pleasant having Venus in Scorpio so far, done some pretty (yet economic) shopping and during the New Moon I got a payment from a job I’d done a few months ago and I almost didn’t expect to get anymore – except they paid me significantly more than I had asked. It’s like a Saturn bonus for my patience.

    Wow!! That is GREAT!! You have to love it when someone likes your work so much, they give you a bonus payment.

    So far so good with Venus in Scorpio here too. Also enjoyed Mars in Libra conjoining my Sun . . . maybe that’s what it means to be an Aries. Ha! Mars moving into Scorpio is usually good for me too, especially as it closes in on my natal Mars, Mercury & ASC. :D

    Have a lovely time on holiday and may you be blessed with lovely autumn weather.

    xo diane~