Today I'll be looking at the upcoming Venus, Saturn and Uranus t-square and some of the themes of these transits.
Hi everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology and today we are going to take a look at the upcoming t square between Venus, Saturn and Uranus. I'm going to do a two part series on this. Starting today we're going to take a look at Venus's opposition with Saturn. So before I dive in, I'm going to put the real time clock up. And let's take a look at what's going on. So you can see here that Venus is coming into a conjunction with Mars in the sign of Leo, which is a really, really nice transit. I happen to love Venus Mars conjunctions, I think that they often bring really nice moments in relationships. They can be very creative, they tend to bring tensions together and somehow harmonise things that have been maybe stressful. We're going to be talking about that later. But in the meantime, Venus just like Mars last week has to now run the gauntlet here go through the opposition to Saturn and the square to Uranus. So you can see that Venus is going to move through this in the next few days, let's just walk it forward and show you how this is going to work. Venus will oppose Saturn between today and tomorrow, July 7, sixth into the seventh, and then by the eighth, and into the ninth, that's Friday, Venus will have moved through the square to Uranus. So between now and Friday, you're looking at about three, four days, you can even take it into Saturday of this powerful t square once again. Now after that's all said and done. Next week, we're going to see by Monday, we're going to see Venus coming together with Mars, right after the new moon. So the other big thing that's happening this week is on Friday, we also have a new moon in Cancer. So the the T square here is in some ways happening as the last result of the end result of the whole lunar cycle that we've just been through. And then the Venus Mars conjunction that comes through next week sort of tones the cycle ahead, which to me is really great because that that's kind of just gives you a picture of something that's completing itself. And starting off with a really nice conjunction between Venus and Mars and a new moon cycle to me, just looks pretty auspicious compared to the heaviness of the Saturn Mars Uranus t square that we went through the past week or so. Anyway, so let's talk today about Venus and Saturn since that comes first in the order of things. And you know, there's a number of different things that we can look at with this transit. As always the archetypal combinations are multi valent for one planet, and then when you put one planets multi valence together with another, you get a, an intersecting field becomes like a mandala with two different patterns, coalescing together at the same time. So Venus and Saturn in an opposition with one another are going to bring up more of the inherent tensions between the two archetypes and they're going to compete as if it's one or the other. It's this or it's that, you can't do this, and you can't be that, that those kinds of either, you know, and the quality of rejection can be a huge part of any kind of opposition, opposition's are of the nature of Saturn. And Saturn is a planet that says no to things negates things. And what that means is that it's putting it outside or it's putting in as an other.
For example, when you see people who are born with Saturn in the first house, it could you know, it could mean that they have a Saturnine personality. But what is the Saturn nine personality mean? It means that they have strong ways of defining themselves in contrast to what they are not. And similarly, people with Saturn in the first house could be defined by society in some ways. You know, they could be an outcast or kind of a black sheep or someone who doesn't necessarily fit in. I'm trying to remember some of my examples from my classes or lectures that I've given. I believe it was Nina Simone, or was it Nina Simone? I think it was Nina Simone who was born with Saturn in the first house. And it was like her family had sort of rejected her because they thought that jazz was like the devil's music. She experienced prejudice in the music industry. And so sometimes you'll you know, Saturn will be something that marks you as other or it could be a sign of a personality who defines themselves not so much by what they are, but particularly in terms of what they aren't. So, you know, if you think about for example, alternative music in the 90s the last time Saturn moved into Aquarius Or you think about the grunge you know kind of grunge movement, last time Saturn went through Capricorn and Aquarius back to back in the early 90s. A lot of what it was, was defined in terms of what it resisted what it rejected or what it was not. And that's you know, that's that's a Saturnine type of thing. If you see Saturn in the 10th house, sometimes you'll see people who of course, are going to be, you know, just kind of like really straight laced, disciplined, hard working traditional, you always have that side of Saturn. But a lot of what would define straight laced or traditional would be the ability to stick to one thing and reject anything else that comes in, I don't do that I only stick to this one thing. So similarly, Saturn in the 10th house could be present in the charts of people who are reformers, for example, Timothy Leary. Who was, was it Timothy Leary, I'm pretty sure it was Timothy Leary, who, you know, was a proponent of, you know, tune in and drop out Saturn in the 10th house. So you have sometimes people who will be renegades, mavericks, Hunter S, Thompson had Saturn in his first house. So the reason that I'm setting all this up is because there's such a strong component of what you reject or what you find unattractive or ugly, or what you say no to from an aesthetic or relational point of view, when Saturn is opposite Venus because you have the Saturn aspect. And the reason that the opposition is of the nature of Saturn is that we look in this ancient teaching chart that was called the thema mundi. And you can see that the signs opposite to the sun and the moon signs cancer, and Leo, the the signs opposite the moon in the sun, are going to be the signs of Saturn, Capricorn and Aquarius. And so the opposition was said to be of the nature of Saturn the sign that ruled the signs opposite to the lights. So that's like the the kind of schematic way of understanding what opposition's are like or what they mean. So opposition's are like Saturn. So when you're taking the quintessential Saturnine aspect, and you're putting Saturn in one end of an opposition, it tends to be really extreme, really strong in terms of the I am this but not that, or you're either over here or you're not or that the kind of theme of polarisation so then you're putting Venus on the other side.
And Venus is of course, the goddess of love, beauty, harmony, friendship agreement, pleasant things. So when you put them together, what do you get? Well, you get the possibility for really strong feelings about what is beautiful and what is not. So what do I find beautiful or aesthetically pleasing? And what do I find ugly? Or what do I wish to reject? If you think about that, that is the precursor for many people in terms of I'm going to get fit, because I can't stand my body anymore. And I'm going to take up some kind of discipline, I'm going to get out of a relationship because I can't stand the behaviour or lifestyle of the person I'm seeing. I am going to, you know, change my wardrobe because everything in my wardrobe I have to reject now it's totally ugly. So that just really potential strong feelings about what is valuable, what is beautiful, what is attractive, what is and what is not, or what is what you feel you must reject in order to somehow redefine or reorient your sense of taste or, or value. ugliness. A lot of people don't think about Venus in terms of ugliness. Of course, Liz green, famously talked about this, as did James Hillman, both of whom were students of Carl Jung. And not a lot of people when I think of Aphrodite, do they think of a goddess who spends a lot of time around ugly things. But in fact, so much of what good taste requires is a strong ability to reject or to select something and to reject other things. For example, if you've ever watched one of these fashion runway shows, and I've only seen some of these in passing, like, you know, just curiosity, what is this and you but you'll see they're there. Maybe there's a designer or something and they've they're showing their clothes and there's a competition or something or even like, What am I thinking of the American Idol? The judges have a really refined taste, whether it's fashion or, you know, someone's singing voice or whatever the case might be. But they also have to have this very heightened sense of Oh, that's awful. You know, and oh, just like the disgust if you've ever noticed that those things tend to accompany one another. I know like my wife and I, you know, when we were thinking about whether it was colours and you know, some of the new walls in the house or whether it was, you know, some decor in some kids room or something like that. It's so funny because you're shopping with each other. You know, you it's all fun and games until it comes time to make decisions about new house stuff. Oh my god, I can't believe you like that. And then you're like, oh, but then finally come together? Yes, okay, we both like this. But the process of of refining something, you know, making something beautiful, it almost always includes the feeling of needing to reject something.
Now, a lot of the times, of course, Venus, Saturn will show up when it comes to things like vanity. Because if we're, perhaps we're were saying I want to be more beautiful. But I reject the way that I am. Obviously, over the years, I've had a lot of clients who have done like cosmetic surgeries or whatever. And they'll come back and they'll say, Oh, I don't really like, you know, it's nice, but I feel like I like don't really look like myself, I'm not happy with the results. And of course, one of the great risks of such procedures is that, you know, in trying to look better, you may lose something of what makes you look like yourself. Remember, Saturn was called the God of feigned appearances. And so the potential for us to reject something about our bodies, or ourselves or of other people, you know, if you can imagine, it can be very strong with being a subset. And if you can imagine, you know, for example, a family that and I'm already seeing this as a parent and some of the, you know, kids events and programmes and stuff like that, some parents are so set on moulding their kids to be perfect at something or really good at something. And they may be rejecting certain elements of what their child naturally is, or looks like or is drawn to, because they're trying to mould or shape their child so strongly. And a lot of that comes down, maybe unconsciously, for the kid, as you're not good enough, the way that you are, your natural interests aren't, you know, good enough or something like that. So Venus, Saturn. If you think about justice and beauty, they actually have a lot in common. Remember that Venus rules, Libra, Saturn is exalted in Libra. For us to have a strong experience of, of harmony, whether it's in our homes, or families or work or, you know, greater community or something like that, we have to have a very strong sense of what we will tolerate and what we will not. And so, what do we reject in terms of appropriate or inappropriate behaviour? You know, for me, like, I've always been someone who's very open to hearing people's ideas. All across the spectrum. Because I've had people in my families, extended families who have a pretty wide variety of beliefs and ideas and political inclinations, and stuff like that. And thankfully, I grew up in an environment, mostly where those differences were tolerated, and you had to learn to kind of listen. But the thing that would always, you know, I guess the way that I was brought up anyway, was that, you know, there was an open minded tolerance of ideas, but the way that you communicate your ideas, the way that you communicate what you think is important, the way that you communicate your convictions, was like a line drawn in the sand. Like, if you started being condescending, rude, angry, belligerent, too aggressive, zealous, evangelical, like, just like that, then it was like, Nope, that's inappropriate behaviour. So everyone was raised with some sense of what is appropriate or respectful. And because it could, you know, in terms of the way that we communicate or express ourselves, and that there's a sense of fairness, like, okay, you can you can express your ideas, they're different than mine, or whatever. But then suddenly, you know, your tone or the way you communicate it, it suddenly crosses some an invisible line that, and that invisible line probably looks different for all of us. But the point is that, that line is as hard aligned to define as it is to define a style or taste for many people. And that's something that, you know, I remember being in New York City, right, and I was a social worker in New York City. And I was in an office with three other social workers and that line in terms of like, what people were comfortable with talking about and how they were comfortable talking about it was very different. Like one of the nurses was previously had been, like a cop in I want to say like Brooklyn for like 30 years, and she was Irish and she was just so tough and hilarious too - really funny, but like, she just rubbed people the wrong way sometimes. And, you know, and and sometimes me too, or whatever, but her line was way different just because of the way she was raised in her background and things like that. So the point is, there was this really interesting book that I read one time called Aphrodite's Justice. And it was it was written by James Hillman. And the whole book was about the way that your aesthetic, what you find beautiful or attractive or funny, or enjoyable or pleasing goes so critical, so closely hand in hand with what you think of as just or fair. And I think that's particularly true for Saturn and Venus dynamics. So when they come into opposition with one another, it's as though our sense of what is beautiful or acceptable or pleasing or pleasant, and what is wrong or bad or crosses a line. So that kind of the concept of attractiveness and justice or fairness or where is the boundary with things that are pleasing or pleasant, that can hold true in in sexual relationships as well? You know, well, I, you know, every relationship, I mean, I talked to so many people, you know, every day about their relationships is probably the most common thing that people talk to astrologers about, I would guess, our relationships, and one of the most common things that I hear people talking about is, you know, the way that I need or appreciate love or affection or sex is different from the way my partner does, I find it so unattractive, or I find that I don't feel safe or whatever the case might be people that that sense of what is beautiful, what is attractive, what is pleasing, and also where the boundaries are set in order to keep and maintain that kind of that experience, so that what that aesthetically pleasing vibration, and that, you know, again, that's like, part of Venus, Saturn is recognising Oh, this person, does that vary differently than I do? And can I find some compromise here? Or are we at some kind of standstill, so values, boundaries, and the way that they show up in terms of what pleases or what doesn't romantically sexually, in terms of your workplace, things like that.
There's also, I think, a fair amount of, like, in New Age sort of culture, there's this idea that seriousness, ageing, death, disease, that these are only only the products of like negative thinking. If you bring these up, it means you're negative if you if you are someone who prefers that these kinds of topics be sort of available and open parts of a conversation or an experience socially, that Oh, that's negative, or keep that low or bad vibration away from me. I saw this a lot being a yoga studio owner for for a decade of my life. Different strokes for different folks. But Saturn and Venus are either I like light and that's dark, so keep it away, you know, or it's, I don't like fake, I need something that is both beautiful, but also has an edginess or darkness to it. Get away from me if you're fake. And those extremes can come up really dramatically when Venus opposes Saturn. You have things like ageing products, if you think about that, like whether it's pills or supplements or, you know, whatever, just anything that might prolong life. You also have this idea of pride and exclusivity. This is beautiful. This is what I find attractive and that is on the outside it can be very like clicky, cliques socially, feeling like you're a part of something versus feeling rejected. The pride that you take in belonging to something versus feeling excluded from somewhere, or someone or something. Jealousy and comparisons being made, I'm beautiful because everything else is ugly, or I'm ugly, and I wish I was beautiful like that person or just those kinds of hard lines between what is beautiful and what is rejected on the other side again, the potential for ego and ego woundedness you know, of course if someone tells you you're not pleasant to be around, there's something about you that I don't like or you should be more like this can be very Saturn Venus.
Loneliness. That's a big Saturn, Venus dynamic. Venus Saturn can be essentially a sign of I want something in love or I longed for something beautiful, but I can't have it I'm being separated from it or cut off from it. Unrequited love things that aren't mutual I really like someone but they don't like me as much. Cliques in high school, fraternity and sorority things that go bad like when these kids go to school and they try to join a fraternity and then they have some kind of hazing and then the kid gets killed or like it's gonna be very Venus Saturn I want to belong I want to be a part of the club or the group. But I'm rejected or I'm somehow there's like, a harming experience that happens. So the those can be it to be very careful. It's usually it's not physical as much as like, I feel like you know, Mars, Saturn, Mars, Uranus is a bit more like that in terms of there being potential. You don't belong here, get out, you're not worthy. And then maybe physical altercations or harm that's done between insiders and outsiders, it tends to be a little bit more marzi. But Venus can play along with this too. On the other hand, you know, Venus, Saturn is like a picture of something that ages well, over time, the fine wine metaphor, deepening commitments, things that age, well, things that get better with time, things that appear more beautiful over time. We've talked about this many times before, and Venus Saturn video videos where something is broken or rejected, but then you take the pieces and they meld it back together with gold, I always forget the name of what that is, I think it's from Japan. So form versus function, it's beautiful, but it doesn't do anything helpful. Or it's beautiful, but it's sort of empty or hollow.
Separation and relationships. This is maybe one of my favourite concepts to talk about in Krishna Bhakti we are philosophically, we're very aware of, and I'm okay with the fact that there is separation or difference between the soul and God. For example, in the in the Bhakti metaphysics, that we use metaphor different kinds of like analogies and metaphors, like, there's the Sun, and then there's Sun beams, like there's light beams coming into my room right now, my office, those light beams are not the actual ball of the sun, but they're connected to the sun. So they're both one with the sun and different from the sun simultaneously. So in bhakti, we say that the relationships of variegated, infinite variegated, unlimited relationships between different aspects of God, where, you know, a soul like me or a soul, like you is real and it has its own unique form and being an agency and freedom, but it's also a part of this greater oneness and they're so I'm different And apart from that oneness, but I'm also connected to it at the exact same time. And that, that, that you need separation, for there to be love and exchange, in the same way sexually that, you know, two people can become one but they're always remaining individual at the same time through sexual union. So, Venus Saturn is like the dimension or aspect of love that can be painful, because it implies the separateness of things. But if we always just want to get rid of separateness, in favour of oneness, you know, we're missing out on something. It would be, like, you know, to use a sort of sexual analogy would be as though you know, a couple had no ability to make a sexual experience lasts a long time with foreplay, or if you only privilege the oneness, which we'll call the most undifferentiated state. It's just so powerful, it overwhelms, overcomes and just sort of dissolves the boundaries that you go the body. So, yes, that state is ecstatic. But, you know, if you studied even just kind of, from a distance, if you've heard anything about Tantra, the idea that peak experiences of intimacy and ecstasy can be sustained and prolonged and can be done as two people feel that they are apart as they are also together, that these kinds of dichotomies, sometimes we're just too impatient for them. We're too and we think oh, duality duality is bad. It's oneness that I like, well, what is sacred duality look like? What does the duality look like where we understand that there's a dance between duality and oneness, duality and oneness? And that's one of the things that drew me Bhakti philosophically was that that bears out in my experience that, for example, in the times that I'm away from my kids or my wife, I really deeply relish what they have, what they bring to my life and who they are and how amazing it is to be so closely joined to them psychically and emotionally every day. And I can't have that until sometimes I have this experience of separation, that experience of separation is always in other words, a part of what sanctifies our union or unity with other things. So we were we need both the Tao teaching, of course, speaks about this very eloquently, the eaching, things like that. So at any rate, the point is that Venus opposite Saturn on a kind of spiritual level reminds us that you know, the feelings of separation that we have of loneliness, or of rejection, these things are just an intimate part, they can't be separated from the experience of unity or of joy, or of beauty, or bliss or of ecstasy, you know, in a weird way, reality itself is so beautiful, that it's sort of terrifying and horrible. And at the same time, you look at it enough and experience, and keep experiencing things, everything keeps moving, and before you know it, it's not terrifying or painful, it's blissful. So I've always had a really deep appreciation, maybe this is because I was born with Saturn in Libra. But I've always had some kind of weird ability to really appreciate the how terrifying and overwhelming and vulnerable It is to be alive and at the same time how really beautiful and amazing it is. So these two things are not like, we sometimes experience them as polar opposites. But the other way of experiencing opposition's in general, is in terms of what appears hard dichotomies that, uh, you you know, you shall not pass like, I'm on this side, and you're on that side, or I'm swimming together and they're secret lovers with one another, you know, always.
So those are my musings for the day I hope that you guys are doing well as always, now we got this new series rolling. So if you've got stories to share, hashtag grabbed tell me how Venus Saturn is showing up in your life. Tomorrow we'll do Venus Uranus, or possibly on Thursday, we'll do Venus Uranus as a part two for this for this week. But if you want to share a story we're getting we're still in the process of getting an email address set up where people can send us their stories if they want to do it that way. But otherwise, just put hashtag grabbed and tell us you know, tell us how the planets are showing up in your life and, and what kinds of things you're learning learning from them, especially with this video for Venus, Saturn, like things that you're experiencing. Alright, that's all I've got for today. I hope you guys are doing well. And we'll talk again soon. Take it easy, everyone. Bye.