Venus spent a long time, a very long time, in my twelfth house – a little over four months in fact. Even though she emerged and crossed my Ascendant about a week ago, I am just now starting to “wake up”.
I have been paying more attention to Venus the past few years, partly because she does rule Libra where both my Sun and Moon fall and partly because I feel she has far more clout than I had previously given this lovely planet credit for.
Venus is traditionally a beneficent but she is far more than a pretty face. Having a well aspected natal Venus makes a big difference in our ability to interact with others with a positive outcome. People almost always respond favorably to a warm genuine smile, setting them at ease. For instance, a hostess with a prominent Venus in Leo usually has a knack for welcoming each guest and making them feel like the life of the party.
As someone with a twelfth house Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter, my first house Venus in Sagittarius works hard to get me interested in socializing. My mom had to track me down and force me to attend social gatherings with the rest of the family. Thing is, when I got there I usually had a great time, thanks to my hardworking Venus.
With Venus in Scorpio parked in my twelfth house, having family here for Thanksgiving and Christmas required a conscious shift of focus. It worked because everyone enjoyed themselves including me. Mercury’s extended stay in Sagittarius and my first house turned out to be very helpful in making small talk. All Venus in Scorpio wanted me to do was turn inward and contemplate the Mysteries.
Another side-effect of Venus meandering through Scorpio was increased indolence. In other words, move in slow motion with plenty of breaks to sit, sip and relax with escapist literature or watch something purely entertaining. Since it was Scorpio, a touch of eroticism was part of the fun . . . a little Laurell K Hamilton anyone?
It is worth remembering Venus represents the receptive rather the assertive, and this particular Venus transit was a good reminder of that. If I didn’t live with Mr. Aries who rarely stops moving except to sleep, I probably would have succumbed to the Venus induced lethargy to a far greater extent.
I would love to hear about others experiences during the past few months of Venus in Scorpio. What sector of your chart was Venus in during her stay in Scorpio and did it seem like all you had to do was sit back and have the “world” come to you? For instance, if Venus spent the past four months transiting back and forth over your Midheaven, did you receive recognition for past accomplishments? Or if she was in your fourth house, did you prefer to entertain at home rather than going out?
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