Today, we're covering Venus's concluding square to Uranus. After oscillating between direct and retrograde motions, we'll reflect on the combined intentions of Venus and Uranus to gauge our progress. Join us as we revisit past phases to appreciate this recurring planetary interplay fully.
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Hi, everyone. This is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today we are going to look at maybe the transit of the week, which is Venus's upcoming square to Uranus. This is Venus's final square to Uranus after going back and forth over the square several times, first in direct motion, then retrograde motion, and now back through direct motion.
So we're going to look at the things that Venus and Uranus together have been trying to help us accomplish, and we can kind of see where we're at by reflecting on these things today and see how far we've come or maybe remind ourselves of where we've been so that we can experience this aspect and planetary combination one more time. So that is our agenda for today.
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Okay, so let's take a look at the real-time clock and refresh ourselves, and we're going to look at Venus square to Uranus once more. We are kind of refreshing on a transit that has been in effect for quite some time now. So here you can see Friday, September 29, into Saturday, September 30, Venus passes through the square to Uranus one last time.
Now, here we are at the outset of the week, and you can see earlier in the week that that Uranus Venus is within three degrees. So it is in that application range all week long, and then as soon as they separate, Venus will be within the separation of three degrees all the way through Tuesday, October 3 thereabouts. So that's the kind of shelf life of the transit.
Now, if we go back in time, we can see where the transit has been previously. So we'll just say it's right about here. Venus gets to within that three-degree range at the end of June. So we saw that the square between Venus and Uranus was July 1 second, third right around there. It was late July that Venus turned retrograde. Venus is retrograde, then brought it back into the square with Uranus, and that was about August 8th, 9th, and 10th right about there. So we had late June, early July, about the middle of August, and now, through its direct motion, Venus has come forward and will be making one last square to Uranus before finally disengaging and then leaving Leo in a short time. We'll talk about Venus entering Virgo in a later video, but that's why we have this stretching out through this week and into next.
It is one of the most important transits of this week and late September or early October in general. So what I want to talk about are the top five things that Venus To square to Uranus has been helping us accomplish throughout the course of, you know, from late June all the way through early October; what has this been about, and if we can refresh ourselves on these archetypal lessons or healing or transformational processes, then we can not only take stock of where we've been but recognize that we're passing through the final sort of the grand finale of the, the process itself, which for many of us may be something of a, you know, maybe it's a, like an accent on big things that already really happened over the summer.
For some of us, it may be the grand finale, where the biggest events are happening this weekend to next with the Venus Uranus Square. Either way, there are five things that I think I could boil it down to that Venus-Uranus helps us accomplish, and we can kind of look and see where we are at with these things.
Number one is taking risks in our relationships. So whether that means sexual experimentation, or getting on a dating app, or like asking someone out, whereas maybe we usually wait to be asked out, there's all different kinds of ways in which that, you know, taking a risk in relationships, or love and sexuality or even friendships will look different for different people.
For someone, it might mean, you know, exploring or experimenting with a different sexual or gender orientation. For one person, it might mean, you know, being on top for the first time or something. Or it could mean that there's some way in which you are just choosing to make yourself more vulnerable in a relationship, and that's hard for you.
What constitutes a breakthrough in a relationship is different for everyone. But one of the main characteristics of Venus-Uranus is I'm not going to be afraid to take some risks around love, intimacy, sexuality, and pleasure in my relationships.
Have we taken some new risks? Have we made ourselves more vulnerable? Have we accepted the challenge of evolving and opening and getting out of old stuck habits or ways of doing things in our relationships? That is a question that may be put to us this final pass of Venus square to Uranus.
Number two, being free to love what we love. I talked about this a lot over the course of the summer. But isn't it funny how sometimes we feel like it's not okay to love what we love? Or to love how we love? The way in which I love something shouldn't be like that; it shouldn't be this, which is, you know, that's too much the way I love things that should be, you know, more control there's something or, or what I love, oh, it's probably not appropriate for me to you know, it could be something as simple as I love chocolate and I just shouldn't love chocolate.
Sometimes Venus Uranus comes around, and it's just like, No, I'm gonna go further into my love of chocolate, and then actually I find that I'm, I have an easier time being moderate with the amount I consume because I honored and acknowledged the love rather than repressed. The repression was what was creating a kind of rebellious backlash that would cause me to go from withholding to binging. Whereas going into something and just acknowledging I love chocolate might level things out somehow and create a more temperate approach.
So, being free to love what we love is an important Venus-Uranus lesson, and being free to love how we love. Have we done that? Have we explored what we love and gone into it more? Or how we have we explored more of the style or the unique way in which you or I or anyone is going to show affection or devotion or tenderness or care, or how do we express ourselves sexually?
Being free to love in the way that we do and what we do is a huge part of the Venus-Uranus dynamic. Have you allowed Venus-Uranus to touch your life in this way? It's a good question for this final passage.
Number three is just awakening the Goddess, that could be through something as simple as, you know, redecorating your home, which is something Ashley and I were doing over the summer. We redid our bedroom, which was really fun. We chose all of this, like different paint, no different paint, color decor. You know? So sometimes, it's so simple, it's about I never wear red and oh, I'm going to be risky, and I'm going to wear lots of red, or I'm going to wear bright red lipstick or something like that.
Awakening the Goddess might mean paying more attention to how you feel in your body. It could have something to do with sensuality and pleasure. It could have something to do with women friends, sexuality art, have we lit the Promethean flame and, you know, gotten in contact with the Goddess through it.
The flame is the flame of discovery, of revolution, and of originality and a breaking from convention. Sometimes, it's a little defiant; it's even iconoclastic. But it's being done in service of what the Goddess wants in our lives or what the sensual desire body is doing, and it's about acknowledging that and making that sacred and holy. Holy, maybe it's too strong a word, but sacred is a good one, at least.
Awakening the Goddess bringing the revolution of The Goddess into her life in any way. Maybe I've redecorated my office, maybe I've redone my wardrobe, maybe I've gotten some kind of cosmetic work done, and I don't care what people think, you know, it's like that. There are healthy and unhealthy versions of awakening the Goddess; sometimes, the rebellion goes too far, and it becomes intentional. You know, it's more about ruffling feathers than really paying attention to what makes you feel good. So there's all sorts of shadows.
But just generally speaking, Venus square Uranus several times for several months has been saying, saying to us, what sort of whispering in our ear? Is the Goddess within you happy? Is she awake? Is she? Does she have a say? Does she have a vote on the council within, so to speak, is her orientation being valued? So I think that's really important.
Number four is revising our aesthetic. Now, this just means the way in which we could be the way in which we present ourselves or dress, the style, mood or manner in which we create something have we allowed for, you know, sometimes the only way to step into psychological spiritual, like important life changes, the only way to actually step into them is to re almost like re cloth ourselves, you have to do something to artistic to accommodate psychic change.
For example, when we moved into this house, there was I was a different astrologer, and I needed a different color. I used to have this bright blue, which I loved. This room was carrying a different me as an astrologer, and so purple represented that maybe it'll change again someday, right? How do aesthetic changes or changes of style or decoration or ornamentation? How do they play a role in change and transformation? You cannot overlook their role when Venus is square to Uranus.
Number five, so I got that tattoo, which is Sun and Moon, and Ashley and I both got the tattoo, as we had some just really big breakthroughs in our relationship, which I've shared with you guys earlier, around reestablishing some of our healthiest habits and patterns since the kids were born. So, you know, so to mark that we got matching tattoos, which is something we talked about for a long time, but it signified the change, right? And it's artistic. This is the kind of thing that happens to be careful that you don't end up getting, like, I don't know, like a butt tattoo of David Letterman's face or why? I don't know why anybody would do that. But you know what I'm saying? You want to make sure that the aesthetic signification carries artistic and sort of symbolic relevance, or maybe it doesn't at all.
Number five is being Freer within relationships, one of the core characteristics of Venus square Uranus; people will always say, Oh, the need for freedom will be so strong, it's not a good time to date. Or, oh, the need for freedom around love and relationships will be so strong you'll go through a breakup.
You know, sometimes those things are true, but honestly, I think one of the best qualities that Venus square Uranus brings is how do I feel more free within my relationship, which usually for people boils down to how do I become more authentic? How do I bring more of who I really am in my own journey of self-development? How do I bring that more, you know, into my meaningful relationships?
Sometimes relationships suffer because we assume a role within them, and the role becomes dissonance between the role we're playing in a relationship and the person we're becoming, and so Venus Uranus is about bringing the person that we're becoming into the relationship and ship and that creates greater freedom, flexibility.
It creates breakthroughs in relationships when we honor the person that we're becoming and bring it into the relationship, as opposed to just staying stuck in a role that's expected of us or that we think, you know, well, I have to be this way because that's how I've always been with some such and such person.
Being freer bringing authentic personal growth and evolution into your relationships. That's a challenge that Venus square Uranus brings forward and sometimes relationships, and because the relationship can't accommodate the change that is there, and that's, you know, unfortunately, I had that happen with a friendship, well, Venus square Uranus.
Where it was like, okay, you know, the person that I was becoming through, for example, leaving the religious tradition that I was a part of, and going through other various changes that were just, you know, there were some people in places in my life that was like, Well, you're not the same can't play the same role. You don't have the same beliefs. You're becoming a different person. I don't like it. I don't like that you're not playing the same role; it sucks. But that can happen.
The question ultimately is how do you bring who you're becoming, your authentic, you know, the evolution of character, into your relationship so that they can be freer or you can be free of relationships that cannot accommodate that personal growth either way.
So these five things: taking risks, being free to love what we love, awakening the Goddess, reviving our aesthetic, revising or reviving being freer within relationships. Those, to me, are the top five things to consider as Venus makes its final square to Uranus and brings a long learning process to its conclusion.
This has been especially powerful for me because Venus in Leo is my natal Venus happens to be my ascendant ruler, and Uranus has been traveling through my first house, squaring my natal Venus. So this has been Venus return and Uranus Square natal Venus coinciding with Venus and Uranus as squares in the sky, which has been quite powerful for me, and I, I've loved it, it has been so helpful, so healing, so wonderful on so many levels.
So I hope that for you, it has been too. I know for some people, it's going to have been a really challenging one; you're probably really glad to have it over with, but either way, share your stories using the hashtag #grabbed; in fact, if you have a really good story to share, tell us the name of the transit. In this case, if it's Venus square Uranus or Venus retrograde square Uranus or whatever it was.
Then tell us the story about what happened. We aggregate those stories, and I shared some Venus retrograde stories already, but we could always use more for future episodes. If you prefer not to share in the comment section with the hashtag #grabbed, use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. That is it for today. Hope you're having a good one. We'll see you again soon. Bye, everyone.