Today we're talking about Venus's entrance into the sign of Aries and why it's considered a detrimental placement.
Hey everyone this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology and today we are going to talk about Venus's entrance into the sign of Aries. Venus is just coming out of being in her exultation in Pisces, where things were pretty rosy. Now Venus has entered a sign in which she was classically said to be in her exile or detriment. And today we're going to take a look at a class on ancient astrological texts that sort of explains why Venus in a Mars-ruled sign can be difficult. Both Venus and Aries or venus in Scorpio were said to be a detrimental place for Venus. What does that really mean though? And is it really such a negative thing? We're going to take a look at that today. So that is our agenda. And we've five reasons that you can be excited for Venus in Aries and five things you should watch out for.
All right, so Venus in Aries, May 2 to May 28. That's long that's nice, almost the entire month of May we get Venus in fiery Aries. Now, this is traditionally said to be a difficult place for Venus. Venus is quote-unquote debilitated in this place. But what does that mean? And should we be freaked out by that is there nothing positive about it? People don't like that kind of astrology. Generally speaking at the same time, it's really ignorant to toss out the entire philosophical language of ancient astrology. So let's take a moment to just understand what an essential dignity is in this case and what it's rooted in. Before I do that, let's pop up the real-time clock and take a look. So here's Venus, having entered the sign of Aries you can see right there going to hang out in the sign of the ram, the temple of Mars, and the exultation of the son of fiery masculine sign this cardinal sign of spring it's a really potent temple and you know, it's not Venus as a temple that's the main thing Venus's opposite sign is that of Libra. Just like Scorpio, the opposite side is Venus is signed as that of Taurus. So when Venus is ingressing into Taurus, at the end of May, will then be in a much bigger, better sort of condition, one that's more conducive to its nature. But anyway, again, what does all of this mean?
Well, let's, let's come back to an ancient astrologer. His name was Rick Taurus, and he in turn was calling on an ancient text from an author named anti ruckus. He wrote this again for what reason or the domiciles of Mars opposed to the domiciles of Venus, that would mean the home places of Mars that would be Aries as well as Scorpio. Why are those home signs opposed to the home signs of Venus if you notice, Scorpio is opposite Taurus. That's Venus is home and Aries is opposite Libra, that's also Venus's home. So why is it that these places are opposed to one another? He then explains we say that Venus is the ruler of all desire and enjoyment and pleasure, but Mars of all fear and war and anger, always than our enjoyment and longing and pleasure opposed to dread and irascibility and hostility.
So first of all, this is not to say that there's nothing good about Mars. And it's not to overly pigeonhole the meanings of Venus and Mars. He's simply offering something like a philosophical explanation and these texts are very brief. So in this explanation, what Pretorius is telling us is that there is something that's archetypal, the opposite about Venus and Mars and if you take two seconds to think about it, you don't even you don't have to reach for a stereotypically you know, a cheesy book like men are from Mars and Women are from Venus or something like that. You don't have to go down that path with it. But what he's saying is that there's something about division, strife, competition, bravery, courage, hostility, fighting, winning, all Mars types of stuff. And we're Taurus has in his own book, there are many delineations of Mars that are positive, so it's not like he's just saying, oh, Mars is bad, and Venus is good. He's just giving you the general feel for this Mars kind of rules, stuff that's a little bit intense, competition-driven, it's very assertive, and aggressive, and tends to be about conflict and strife. Venus, on the other hand, tends to be about what is enjoyable, beautiful, pleasing, pleasant, desirable. Alright, Venus is a bit more like, you know, a bit less like an arm wrestling match, and a bit more like, you know, dancing to a beautiful song, you know, it's just in there. So they're opposites. And that's all you really need to know.
Why is it that these places are opposed to one another? And why is it then that we say that Venus, classically throughout the history of astrology, has been understood as experiencing some kinds of challenges when in Mars is signs and the same thing when Mars is in Venus signs? It's not because nothing good can come out of those places or combinations. It's that you're now what you're dealing with is an archetypal tension that exists that is going to be amplified. So the tension between Venus and Mars when you put them in each other signs is amplified. And that's complicated, you know? Now there are many instances of people, many expressions of that combination that are that represent a beautiful synthesis of the core As people always like, what about a balance of you know, when Venus is in Mars and sign What about like Venus and Mars, things being sort of balanced? Fair enough.
Most of the time, though, according to people like Carl Jung and the ancient mystics themselves, it's not so much about balancing opposites like there's some perfect, like life is not naturally perfectly balanced. Go walk on the actual Earth, the soil is it ever, you know, what's flat and perfectly balanced is like concrete that we've artificially poured somewhere. You know you walk in nature, everything's imbalanced, everything's up and down, and there's texture and different terrains, and it's uneven. And, and that's beautiful. So similarly, ancient astrologers are looking at the landscape of life and being like, it's not about balancing opposites as much as it is about learning to hold the tension of opposites. Learning how to hold both ends, rather than feeling like oh my god, there's opposite, so I have to perfectly balance them. It's about saying no, how do I carry the tension between Mars and Venus? It's basically like saying the same thing. The same thing is true in romance. How do you carry sexual tension? If you don't learn to carry sexual tension, and you're, say, a 19-year-old guy and your freshman year in college, and you're trying to ask a girl out and you don't know how to carry sexual tension, the girl won't want to go out with you. You know, she'll be like, Oh, he's just eager to get in bed with me. Or he's just eager to call me his girlfriend or he's just eager to have a girlfriend. How you carry tension is important. Can you hold the tension? Can you walk with it? Can you bear it? You know, and then it's creative. Tension held between opposites. It's something that in for Greeks that if you held the tension between opposites and learn how to flow with the tensing and relaxing of opposites, then you know, things would be born, the creative, creative third, between the two would be would come forth. So but there is tension and you can't get rid of that you can't whitewash it. That's what dignity is about. It's not saying Oh, Venus in Aries is bad. It's saying Venus in Aries holds a tension that becomes more acute. It's more relaxed. Venus doesn't have to carry that tension when Venus is in Taurus or Libra. Because those environments are Venusian. So it's like I just get to do and be Venusian. And that's why a planet in its dignity is said to be rather happy, because it's just in an environment that's conducive to its nature, when you put it in the environment of another planet, especially one that is considered a planetary contrary, planetary contrary, then all of a sudden, that planet has to carry the tension. And that carrying of tension for many people will result in some kind of polarization, right in the polarization, the potential for that polarization is there in an exile or a detriment, that's what we're getting at.
So here are five things though, that you can get excited about with Venus in Aries if you're holding the tension so five things to get kind of, you know, pumped up about let's get those let's talk about those first.
Passion. What is passion? Passion, what are the meanings of passion means to suffer with something, to suffer alongside of something, to love something as you suffer with it you know, when you're a passionate artist, you know, I remember writing my book it took me a long time like I think the total amount of time between the starting to write it and actually publishing it was like six years that was not an easy process just like birthing a child for my wife did not look easy. It's different, you know, but like a creative process is often passionate as in you love it, and you are but it's like you're getting cooked in it. So Venus in Aries. The beautiful thing is if you hold the tension between Venus and Mars if you can hold it, then you'll find passionate intensity. And that is a flavor. That is something that the soul likes. Okay, so if you hold the tension, that's your award as you get to feel passionate, passionately, to his feminine strength. Although Venus can carry the tension with Mars and Venus in Aries can cause lots of conflicts and relationships. You can also see feminine qualities empowered like the woman warrior, the Joan of Arc, the sense of the empowered woman, the strength of the feminist movement, or something like that. So when the feminine is paired with the really assertive, bold, strong, fiery Mars-like qualities that that's a strong woman, right? My wife has Venus in Aries. Do you know what I mean? Like, I don't mess with her when Venus is in Aries you gotta look in her eye and I'm like, yep, that is. She's the RAM is in charge right now, you know, so I don't my Capricorn Moon is very tempted because it's like a goat to like block horns and tangles with other horn creatures. Like, the Taurus, the Taurus, and the, the RAM, and so forth. But yeah, I mean, you know, the strength of women, whether that's entrepreneurial, the entrepreneurial instinct, woman as CEO, woman as leader, women's circles, the concern about women's rights, women's choice, women's independence, these things are acute, they come into acute focus as Venus enters Aries and the Supreme Court is thinking about what they're going to do with Roe v. Wade. Right? That's Venus in Aries. There's the tension Do you feel it in the air right now? Regardless of where you may stand, I'm sure there are people who watch this who have all sorts of opinions about you know, that issue politically, but do you feel the tension regardless of where you may stand, fit the sense of what is it what is a woman's right, what is a woman's duty? What, constitutes choice and agency, these are Venus in Aries kinds of things. And they can be extremely positive, empowering, the clarifying desires. Now I know what I want, because Mars, Venus is very content, let's say in Taurus, to organically let desires and be shaped and formed. And it's like, there's more of a process orientation and letting things naturally come to me. Like a sin centripetal force that pulls things inward, like, like things are drawn to Venus in, in Taurus or something like that. When you put Venus in Aries, it's, I know what I want, and I'm going to go get it. And so the sense of what I desire, what is beautiful, pleasing, what will satiate me what I want, that is beautiful and attractive to me, there becomes this laser-like focus and impulse to go do it or get it or whatever the case might be. Now, that could be complicated. But generally, genuinely, it can also be very positive in the sense of just getting action, getting momentum and action towards something that has suddenly become clear. I know now what I desire, and it doesn't have to be some like, you know, rushed to the buffet or so it doesn't have to be like gross.
Number four, the right blend of assertive and receptive that it's like Venus in Aries is like the Tango is real sexy interaction between push forward, pull back. And you might see the kind of erotics in terms of how you act and behave, how you are charming and receptive and relationally. Intelligent while also getting what you want that that that blend somehow that you just become a little sharper, and a little bit more. The tension is a little bit more felt, but it's it can be fun. And then, you know, strength is sexy. Sometimes Venus in Aries is just suddenly I'm attracted to things that are strong and bold and direct and you know, you can be attracted to things that have a little bit more of that Aries-like quality that suddenly becomes the object of desire or what you're attracted to.
All right, but here are five things to watch out for. These have more to do with the classical-like if you don't hold the tension of Mars Venus if you don't hold the amplified tension of these two, well, then watch out because these are likely coming childishness. This would be just immaturity in what I want, what I desire, and how I'm seeking to fulfill my desire just being childish, really immature, selfishness, a close cousin doesn't necessarily have to be as childish and immature, though the selfishness can be more dominant, you know, more cutthroat so be careful though, of what I want like Veruca Salt, Venus in Aries. Do you guys remember Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka? You know she ends up going down the chute as a bad egg. My daughter, I showed her that movie for the first time and she was like, That girl was naughty. You know, it's so funny. My daughter has venus in Scorpio and my oldest and she is just like, so. You can just feel she just works. That tension, you know, and it's just like she's, you know, a daughter of my wife who's got Venus in Aries, too. So It's like you know in that tension it's like you either learn how to hold it and you become very masterful and it's very it's a very creatively potent combination, Venus, in a Mars-ruled sign. It's funny how different to Mars is in a Venus-ruled sign. We'll do a video on that eventually maybe as Mars enters Taurus down the road down the line and not too long, later this summer, but anyway, they are very different. So selfishness, number three would be ruthlessness. Venus in Aries can be like I said, sort of cutthroat it's just like I don't care who's in my way it gets very Machiavellian you know just I will get what I want when I want it like the worst soap opera character you can imagine. You know, just or you know who comes to my mind is we watched the series called Ozark. I think it was called Ozark. Anyway, it's kind of like, it's hard to explain. It's a Netflix series. And Helen Hunt. Is that her name? No, not Helen. What's her name? The main character, I can't think of it. It's Jason Bateman's wife in the show if someone remembers her name that would be nice. (Laura Linney) But anyway, she as the show goes on gets at certain times, not all the time but at certain times she gets real Venus in Aries like just like the What am I thinking of like what's the archetype? Is it like an Electra or it's just it's like Kali it's like destroyer Goddess energy and just don't stand in my way kind of stuff. And that can be you know, obviously there's probably positive expressions of that too Right?
But you know, like feminine strength for example, but this can be in men or women, by the way, does not matter. This is just a ruthless I will get what I want. And I will, you know, I will, I will cut a bitch, you know? I'm sorry. I blame it on COVID.
All right, number four is domineering. So, yeah, and the other one can be just unintentionally domineering like I just tend to have to be on top, be number one. And, and yet, I want everyone to think that I'm playing equally and that I care equally about everyone. So it's really complicated. Sometimes, if you've ever been on a team, with someone that has Venus in Aries, it's like they want the ball all the time. But they've never they can never admit that they want the ball all the time. It can be like Venus in Aries. So watch for the like unintentionally domineering but trying to play the like I'm loved and liked and playing, playing nice with everyone. That can be something that like gets, you know, dominant, but like cloaking it behind like a Venusian demeanor.
And then number five is provocative. I know this one is kind of fun, you know, being provocative isn't always bad. But when you're intentionally just trying to provoke or do or say or dress in a way that's like, I'm just trying to get a reaction here, you know what I mean? Like, you know, whatever, but, but whatever example you can think of, to someone would do in your world, that would be provocative, that would be just a way of ruffling someone's feathers. And, or like your teenage kids trying to ruffle your feathers just by like, I'm going to dress a way that I know will piss my mom off or something, I don't know, Venus in Aries is I will do my own damn thing, you know. And sometimes that provocative nature is going to burn bridges, ruin relationships, and so forth. Probably the worst of Venus and Aries is the strain that it can put on relationships, overall, any kind of area of your life or some kind of social cohesion and harmony is hoped for or expected Venus in Aries will often you know, just get its horns locked into some kind of in some kind of power struggle. That's probably the worst of it. I remember, the difference with Venus and Aries being positive and productive or tending toward destructive qualities really has to do not so much with balancing something as much as it is with learning to hold the tension of something, the more you learn how to hold the tension. I am, I am you know, I'm a bad mama. But I'm also someone who is not going to walk on people because I have ethics. I'm you know, it's kind of like the warrior has a code of honor. So if like honor is part of what Mars holds, you know, alongside of being like, I'm tough and I'm action-oriented, not going to take crap. But there's also like, and I'm not but I'm not here to be dominant. I'm not here to be a bully. And you can just hold that tension. It's not about eliminating the anger that might be boiling under the surface. It's about learning to, you know, let the need for peace also speak with an equal voice. You know, most of the time Time, it's like, let's collapse into one side of the other, I shouldn't be aggressive, you know, I should just be really peaceful, or it's like, be peaceful. You're just getting walked on, why don't you just be, you know, why don't you just be bad? You know, it's like, it's like, in our head, we're always trying to figure things out by saying, like, what's this side of the thing that I shouldn't be. And it's not the other side. Most of the time, as Carl Jung said, it's like, you know, the cross we carry is a cross of opposites. And it's about it's the crucible, the creative crucible, the way we actually evolve is by learning how to carry both sides and honoring the presence of both there, they both exist, they're both real. And if you have a planet in its detriment, it's not that anything's wrong with you, or your bad karma or anything like that. But it is that you will feel the amplified presence of those opposites in a way that you might not if Venus was just in its home sign, but let me tell you, that, you know, wherever there are such tensions in our charts, and there are many ways that they present themselves not just in, you know, dignities there are many ways that planetary tensions present themselves in our church, we all have them and those are the places that, you know, we grow because of those places so that you can't whitewash them and make them positive without having to work it you know, so that's why the dignities are there to also teach us about where those spots are that we're working.
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