As Venus prepares to move into Capricorn on Boxing Day this year, my thoughts turn to my acquaintances that have this placement natally. I think of the man with both his Moon and Venus in the sign of the Goat, who likes to be associated with socially prominent women; the young lady with her Sun, Venus and Mercury in Capricorn who has made a very advantageous marriage which has opened many social doors for her. The old saying “It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as a poor person,” comes to mind while thinking about Venus in Capricorn. If you think I’m categorizing this as the placement of the mere gold-digger who’s there just to take, you’re mistaken. Both these people are also hard-working, maintain a dignified front and their loyalty to their family cannot be doubted. There is no doubt that they will make a useful asset for their partners. If you are involved with a Capricorn Venus you never have to worry that they will embarrass you or let you down by acting inappropriately. If anything, you might have to convince them to let their hair down once in a while.
This is a somber placement and people who have it are serious-minded about issues of love and marriage. They offer commitment, loyalty and hard work and will settle for nothing less than the same from their partners. If you’ve had your interest snagged by one of them, spruce up your wardrobe, take a look at your five-year plan and buy some books on etiquette. If you’re lucky, and they return your interest, then you can rest assured that you’ve aligned yourself with someone who will help you on your way up the social ladder and be supportive of your plans to better your material status. If you want a romantic dreamer who woos you with poetic words, you need to look elsewhere. But if you want someone whose word you can depend on in a world where words are notoriously cheap, then you’ve hitched your wagon to the right star.
My favorite celebrity with this placement is the versatile and breathtakingly beautiful Tyra Banks. This is how Wikipedia describes her: “An American media personality, actress, occasional singer, former model and businesswoman.” She’s the creator of two popular TV shows, “The Tyra Banks Show” and “America’s Next Top Model” If you are looking for an example of beauty aligned with hard work and business acumen, then you don’t need to look any further. Ms. Banks awes with her beauty, but instead of just coasting along on her looks, she has leveraged them to form a successful media career thereby winning our respect. Very Venus in Capricorn.
Now let’s take a look at the sky to see what the Venus ingress into Capricorn translates into for the rest of us. The goddess of love and beauty enters Capricorn on 26 December, 2009 and runs headlong into the arms of the Lord of the Underworld, Pluto. This Venus-Pluto contact is marked by intensification of needs and desires. It makes for obsessiveness that does not like to take no for an answer. Passion and possessiveness mark the first few days of the ingress. Handle this energy wisely if you meet it in yourself or in others. The mood is further complicated by the Venus-Saturn square. Although the square becomes exact on 29 December, 2009, you will start feeling its effect a few days before that. Irrepressible needs encounter harsh reality and limitations making for a rather frustrating time. Take deep breaths and do the right thing and you will sail through this with your dignity intact.
Mercury, which has been travelling in Capricorn since the first week of December, goes retrograde on 26 December and meets Venus during the first week of January, 2010. The Venus-Mercury conjunction is a time for sweet and poetic words. But since the planet of communication is retrograde it might mean a delay in getting your message to the recipient. There is a lot of activity in Capricorn during this time. The north node is also in the sign of the Goat. The second week of January witnesses Venus’ conjunction to the NN. Mark 9th and 10th of January, 2010 in your diary for fated romantic encounters. As you can see, this will not be a light-hearted time. It will be important, though, and there is some fun in store towards the 12th and 13th of January when Venus sextiles Uranus in Pisces. Do the unexpected where love and money are concerned and enjoy the vibe!