Venus rules Libra, the sign of partnership and marriage. In this sign, Venus learns to express itself by the give and take that is necessary for a relationship to survive. In Aries, the sign opposite Libra, Venus is said to be in her detriment. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, constantly cries, “Me! Me! Me!” That kind of attitude is great if you’re into exploring your individuality, but it isn’t the best way to cultivate a relationship with another person.
When I think of this placement, I’m reminded a high school friend who is über Aries. Many girls are coy when it comes to flirtations and love, but not this daughter of Mars! Direct, honest and passionate she’d go after the man she wanted and she’d get him, too. So was it all happily-ever-after for her? Well, not exactly. The road to romance is rocky no matter where you Venus is, but the Venus Aries faces some special challenges. They’ll drown you in their passion if you’ve caught their heart, because they love you. You’re an object of their affection. Their most prized possession. It can feel great. Initially. And then you start noticing that it’s mostly about them. They’re upset that you can’t take them to the party because you have to work overtime. They’re accusing you of abandoning them because you want to spend an evening with your friends. You get the picture.
Are you still reading this? Good, that means you’re confident about dealing with this high-powered placement. Since you have demonstrated your good faith, let me tell you about the pros of Venus in Aries people. If you want a loyal and courageous partner who will stand by your side and help you fight your battles, then you have a winner here. You will find out what it means to have someone who’s always on your side, whether you are right or wrong. That kind of loyalty is a gift when you receive it. And not everyone does. So if you have it, then cherish it, because you can build a lifetime on such a sturdy foundation.
Venus in Aries seeks fun and adventure and brings with it a sense of freshness in its approach to life and love. This spirit is reflected in a quote from Cate Blanchett, who has both her Venus and Moon in Aries, “If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.”
Venus moved into Aries on 7 March, 2010 and will stay in the sign of the Ram till 31 March, 2010. The ingress brought Venus in contact with the retrograde Mars in Leo. Frustrated desire, anyone? It doesn’t get any better over the next two days because of the opposition with retrograde Saturn in Libra. The heart may desire, but circumstances may thwart your wishes. All of this is exacerbated by Venus’s tense square to Pluto in Capricorn that stays in effect till 13 March. Expect to battle against jealousy and possessiveness and watch out for strains of obsession in yourself and others. So is there no good news this month? I wouldn’t say that. The last weekend of March see Venus sextiling Neptune and Chiron in Aries. A time to dream a little and to heal. Perhaps also a time of forgiveness. How can we heal unless we shake off the dead past and move on? So shake it off because things get sensual when Venus moves into Taurus on 1 April, 2010. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?