A good word about Saturn in Libra--rightsizing

Serious Saturn has turned around, to show his easier side. Although there’s restraint in your feelings, it’s chosen by you, not imposed on you. Saturn in Libra guarantees a balanced approach to meeting your needs, while still living up to the commitments you made to another.

We wake up to Venus’ first day in enthusiastic Aries, where she’ll sparkle for the next 26 days. Our social and aesthetic values are in Venus’ graceful hands. In Aries she is aggressive about getting her way. The Moon lands in hard-working Virgo at 9:43 AM, PST, helping us clean up the debris of yesterday’s Full Moon.
The Force of being real is with you.
Wednesday, February 9, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
If you want someone’s attention, they’ll be a moth to your flame! Venus in your sign is aggressive. She goes after what (or should I say who) she wants. She will co-create with your Sun to add solar power to your attractiveness. Plus, Serious Saturn has just shifted direction, and softened his hard line discipline. Saturn in Libra now bless relationships with an enduring cooperation. Meaningful conversation matters to you today, nothing frivolous. Unless someone is ready to discuss serious topics with you, you’d rather just have silence.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Outgoing Venus in Aries will pay no attention to your need to take things slow. She’s put a gleam in your eye already, just in time to pick your Valentine (she does not wait to be asked!). Saturn has just turned a new leaf, showing his softer underbelly. He now adds the just treatment of others that makes enduring cooperation in relationships possible. This is a solid, both feet on the ground approach to human relationships. You’ll need to be alone with your thoughts and feelings--for a sorting out.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The enthusiastic pursuit of--let’s call it love--is what Aries Venus will bring to you. You’ll suddenly feel quite assertive about asking someone, striking up a conversation, or welcoming someone new into your life. Love gets softer with a shift in direction from Saturn. You’ll notice that the firm focus on concrete structure and life on life’s terms reality will ease, with less direct insistence on getting it right by the rule. Chit chat won’t do it for you today, you want to talk about meaningful matters. You’re not feeling bad or depressed, you just want some alone time.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Sparkling is the only word to describe how Venus in Aries will affect you. You might as well put shyness in the closet and turn the key, this goddess of love is up to getting what she wants--never waiting for it. If you think you’re sitting out Valentine’s day, forget it. Relationships get another boost as Saturn backs off some of his rigid rules, but keeping the limelight on integrity. Great wealth and social honors are often bestowed on people who enter and stay in relationships and partnerships with the high level of commitment and responsibility Saturn brings.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Your regal lion or lioness will have no reticence about stalking her prey now that Venus is in Aries. In all matters, but especially partnerships, she’s aggressive about love and affection. Meanwhile, Serious Saturn has rolled over a softer side in Libra, the realm of relationships. A keen awareness of social responsibility contributes to the just and enduring nature of a relationship formed under this Saturn influence. You have a higher vantage point, and your objectivity is good. You’re not humorless, you’d just rather get down to business and focus on the matter at hand.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Your romantic apple cart is turned, not over, but in a new direction with Venus now in upbeat Aries. While she has an enormously positive attitude about love and partnership, she prefers acting on whim and impulse--not your style. Take the upbeat energy, and leave the rest. Stern Saturn has shifted to a lower gear, softening his demands on relationships. Marriage under this influence is characterized by soberness and sincerity. You can balance your own inner needs with the duties and responsibilities you feel you have in the partnership. With the Moon in your sign, it’s as if you can “budget” your feelings, keeping them in check but not repressed.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Venus in Aries is in her most ardent relationship with Libra, being in the opposites-attract sign. This is a time of passion for you. Although Venus’ passion is also art, since it’s the Aries (Venus’ mythic mate) to Libra (Venus’ home) polarity, this will enliven your romantic relationships. Meanwhile Stern Saturn turns over a softer leaf. He’s been serious in Libra since November, 2009. The downside is he adds what feels like hardship, but really he’s pulling expectations down to reality. The good news is, when Saturn applies his discipline and responsibility to relationships, we get mutual commitment.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The effect of Venus in Aries on your modus operandi in the romance department is to make you competitive in love. You already had your share of jealousy and possessiveness, but now the velvet gloves are off. You’re aggressive about claiming the affection of your partner--you don’t want to share! It’s the kind of day that inspires you to take a journey to see the wise yogi who sits in a cave. You’d like the counsel of an older wiser person, or you may play that role for someone else. Either way, your mind and mood are on weighty issues.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Your natural fire and enthusiasm adds solar power to Venus in Aries, putting you in the mood to aggressively go after what you want. Fire plus more fire can make you impulsive in bestowing your affections, so try to stop and think (or at least remind her of her manners!). You will just want peace and quiet today. You may feel like putting a sign on your door saying, “Don’t waste my time!” You’re looking for breathing room. You’re not humorless, you’d just rather get down to business and focus on the matter at hand.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
I know you can imagine the goddess of love with a languid, graceful demeanor, but now that she’s in Aries she has a downright cheerful outlook too. Let this happy energy about your relationships rub off. Now a word about the softer side of your ruler, Saturn, who has taken a turn away from rigid rule making. Time for you and your partner to stop adhering too tightly to the rules of decorum (what should be), which puts a chill over the relationship. Instead, you can balance your own inner needs with the duties and responsibilities you feel you have in the partnership. Not neglecting one for the other. It’s as if you can “budget” your feelings, keeping them in check but not repressed.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
With the fiery push of Venus in Aries you will actively pursue your artistic endeavors. This Venus goes after what she wants, adding action to creative intention. Very productive combination for you. The old seesaw of I-need-my-space verses I need to be in an intimate relationship is not bothersome right now. You see how you can balance both. You say what you mean, and expect others to do the same. You are impeccable with your word, and you only want to be with someone who has the same committed integrity about your relationship. If not, you’d rather be alone.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
It’s a bigger adjustment for you than it is for any other sign. Venus in fiery Aries may initially seem coarse, or lacking in compassion (It’s true). On the other hand, she’ll get you into action. Serious Saturn has taken a softer turn in Libra. You will not allow his seriousness to get too much of an upper hand, or make decisions by the letter of the law, rather than the intent. Contracts and documents are the realm of Saturn here, and a marriage or partnership formed now will have a strong karmic tie.
Posted on February 8, 2012 .