Venus in Fiery Aries

Venus in Aries

Venus in Aries

Venus leaves the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of Pisces today and blasts into independent Aries. She’ll be feeling extra combative during her stay in the first fire sign this year because she’ll be clashing with all the Grand Cross planets, one after another. No pushing this lovely lady around, thank you very much!

There is always a marked change when Venus shifts from Pisces to Aries but this year it will be dramatic. Venus in Pisces had a fabulous relationship with those outer planets in earth and water while Venus in Aries will not, to put it mildly. Aries reminds us to see to our own needs and not give too much away, unlike self-sacrificing Pisces. When Venus conjoins Uranus in Aries on May 15, it is going to be “me, me, ME”!

Before Venus reaches Uranus it will be starting arguments with Mars in Libra on May 11 and frantically seeking to avoid controlling Pluto in Capricorn on May 14. Neither of these two aspects will promote peace, love and harmony in our relationships. May be time to consider taking separate vacations? A little time apart could give tempers a chance to cool and increase the likelihood of making up.

The weekend of May 18-19 finds Venus square Jupiter in Cancer. Venus-Jupiter aspects are usually considered beneficial though the square tends to encourage over-indulgence. Parties and outings on that weekend could get out of hand, so plan accordingly. Since Saturn in Scorpio is inconjunct Venus on the following Monday, the consequences may be quite severe. Authority figures of all kinds won’t be in a mood to lessen the punishment no matter how sweetly one pleads. May 19 is also the day Mars in Libra is stationing direct . . . maybe it would be better to spend a quiet weekend at home alone?

As Venus in Aries aspects the cardinal planets involved in the Grand Cross, we could revisit issues and circumstances that pattern brought into our lives. Since this is Venus and the Grand Cross is pulling further apart every day, the effects will be muted and related more to interpersonal relations or financial issues. The week from May 11 to May 19 is when these hot spots will likely occur.

By the time Venus ambles into sensual Taurus on May 28, Libra and Taurus folk will be more than ready to wave goodbye to Venus in Aries. Enough pot stirring for awhile! Time for a nice massage accompanied by the good chocolates!

Image: © Pat Brennan