Observations: Not so romantic Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day when the Sun is in the eminently rational air sign of Aquarius is not all that wonderful for love and romance. That’s more of a water sign thing . . . they understand the yearning to merge and form deep emotional connections. In case you’re interested here’s a little history of Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine sounds more like a humanitarian than anything else and that does fit with Aquarius’ ideals.

This year the Aquarius Sun is sextile a dynamic Aries Moon on the big day, Jupiter in Gemini is sextile Uranus in Aries and the planet of lovers, Venus, is in Aquarius. Looks a whole lot better for getting together with friends for some laughs and good conversation than a romantic dinner for two, doesn’t it? If you need to attend a business meeting to discuss stock options, the sky looks great for that also with Saturn sextile Pluto and both planets harmoniously aspecting Mars in Pisces.

The biggest drawback to getting the whole romance thing to work is the semi-sextile between Venus in detached Aquarius and Mars in sweet, subtle Pisces. Venus probably won’t even notice any of Mars’ romantic gestures or hear his sighs of love. Mercury is still widely conjunct Mars in Pisces and it doesn’t go for using a direct approach either. And I hesitate to even mention Venus still being widely squared by Saturn in Scorpio who knows exactly how to take ALL the fun out of life.

Couples who have been together for quite awhile, old married folks and school kids will enjoy this Valentine’s Day much, much more than new lovers or those still hoping to meet their soul mate. Speaking of soul mates, John Townley writes about the Venus-Mars midpoint in The Point of Passion. Another interesting article about the astrology of Valentine’s Day is from Jeff Jawer, Valentine’s Day: Another kind of Love.

If you’re looking for something romantic to read, I can recommend a couple of free ebooks you might enjoy. Of course, these both appeal to my Venus in Sagittarius who likes a large dose of adventure and humor mixed in with the romance. One is a paranormal romance called The Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter and has a contemporary setting, the second is a fantasy, The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker. If you don’t have an Amazon Kindle, both books are also available on Smashwords for free too.

Have a delightful Valentine’s Day everyone!

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10 responses to “Observations: Not so romantic Valentine’s Day

  1. It’s kind of Aquarian, isn’t , to THINK YOURSELF into being romantic, when the rest of us know when that old old feeling strikes is the true “Valentine’s” day and has nothing to do with chocolate or dimond rings or what ever the merchant tells us we have to spend our money on.
    But alas, this is what happens when Aquarius rules the sky.
    Whom am I to protest.
    I say let’s rather buy some dog and cat food and donate it to next pet shelter or give food to next homeless shelter and give attention to the thought that we are all the same and cannot live without friendly gesture and brotherly love.

    • Hi Alden!

      It’s kind of Aquarian, isn’t , to THINK YOURSELF into being romantic, when the rest of us know when that old old feeling strikes is the true “Valentine’s” day and has nothing to do with chocolate or dimond rings or what ever the merchant tells us we have to spend our money on.

      Yes, it is. Aquarius is a typical air sign in that respect. The commercialization of all our favorite holidays has long been a source of astonishment and dismay to me.

      I say let’s rather buy some dog and cat food and donate it to next pet shelter or give food to next homeless shelter and give attention to the thought that we are all the same and cannot live without friendly gesture and brotherly love.

      Now that’s the perfect gesture for an Aquarius Valentine’s Day! 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

  2. Never feels that romantic on a cold winter’s day lol. I shall romance myself a bit since I’m single…now if only I could meet someone as wonderful as me ha ha!
    This 7th house cancer venus certainly has high hopes 🙂 xxx

    • Hey Kaz! 😀
      Never feels that romantic on a cold winter’s day lol.
      Doesn’t to me either. One reason I like getting flowering plants that keep blooming for a long time ’cause they are a reminder of Spring time.

      This 7th house cancer venus certainly has high hopes 🙂

      Eventually all the planets in Pisces will be trine your Venus between now and early April. Trines aren’t much for instigating but do stay open to opportunities! 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

      • Gotta laugh I got a card and a single red rose from my Dog, he signed the card and everything lol
        …or rather my sweet Mother gave me it!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Emperor’s Edge, neith. Read all of them last summer, so much fun. I’m on Lindsay’s e-mail list and she sent out word yesterday that the next installment will be in May/June. yay!

    • Hi Casey! 😀

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Emperor’s Edge, neith. Read all of them last summer, so much fun. I’m on Lindsay’s e-mail list and she sent out word yesterday that the next installment will be in May/June. yay!

      Me too! She tells a great story w/loads of action and I love her characters. I read her other works but like the EE ones the best. Do try Elizabeth Hunter’s book . . . it is set in Houston. *grin*

      xoxoxo diane~

  4. Well, it can’t be all bad. Venus hits my Descendant as of tomorrow (we’re not celebrating until this weekend anyway) and Neptune is still directly opposite my natal Venus/Pluto. I guess we have kind of an Aquarian relationship anyway, still living in two different places after almost 4 years and no plans to change that! (I have the ingredients to bake him a flourless chocolate cake for tomorrow night 🙂 ) Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your Aries, Diane!

    • Hi Les!

      Well, it can’t be all bad. Venus hits my Descendant as of tomorrow (we’re not celebrating until this weekend anyway) and Neptune is still directly opposite my natal Venus/Pluto. I guess we have kind of an Aquarian relationship anyway, still living in two different places after almost 4 years and no plans to change that!

      If this works for you two, that’s what’s important! 😀 I made my Aries a cherry pie w/heart shaped cutouts in the top crust. Very pretty.

      Neptune sitting square my Venus is less comfortable. Will be VERY glad when Neptune finally moves ahead on 25 Feb. 😦

      xoxoxo diane~

      • Well, the Aquarian thing probably balances out my Venus/Pluto and his Descendant/Pluto! We do also have some fire between his Aries and my Leo. 🙂

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