Today, we're exploring the cosmic dance of Venus as it returns to direct motion, forming a square with Jupiter in Taurus. We'll delve into the positive and redemptive themes these Venus-Jupiter squares can usher in, marking a triumphant conclusion to their cosmic collaboration that began in the summer. Join us as we celebrate the most potent and joyful qualities that may emerge during this alignment, offering a timeline and insights on what to look for as love takes the lead.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today, we are going to talk about Venus coming back in direct motion through a square with Jupiter in Taurus. So, in order to look at this today, I've decided to look at some of the most positive, redemptive themes that Venus Jupiter squares can bring about, especially considering that there's this kind of triumphant conclusion to the work that Venus has been doing with Jupiter since the beginning of the summer.
So, I just kind of lovingly titled this what it looks like when love wins, but what I really mean is, what are the most potent positive qualities, the sort of celebratory themes that we might notice or experience given the mostly positive connotations of the two benefic's getting together in one less square as Venus is now in direct motion. So we're going to look at that and give you a timeline for that and some of the best things to look for, and that is our task for the day.
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We are going to now take a look at Venus's square to Jupiter and the most exciting parts of Venus's square to Jupiter. Which, you know, we can talk about it in terms of like, you know, the very concrete manifestations like, you know, things that might happen that are very positive. But I'm going to talk about a thematically and archetype lead today. As you guys know, I love to do that.
The square is coming through over the weekend. So we are essentially preparing ourselves by looking at it in advance it comes, you know, between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, and you can see it right there playing out. I'm sure I'll highlight it so that you can see it a little bit more clearly, but there's the square just completing here by Sunday morning.
So it's like Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening into Sunday morning when it perfects. So you'll notice it around that time. But generally speaking, the square is also something that's been in effect for a long time. Well, check this out. When a planet is within three degrees in ancient astrology, it's called any engagement, and that engagement range of the planet being within three degrees. Applying or separating is the degree range within which ancient astrologers believe that the manifestations of those two Gods coming together were likely to occur.
Well, it's been quite a long period of manifestation for these two planets. If we go back, let's see when they come to within that three-degree range. So the three-degree range through Venus's retrograde really got going here, right around the middle of August, this is like August 15, that they're coming to within about three degrees of when of one another right about the middle of August, and then they perfect in their square right around August 22 and then Venus stations within that three-degree range just about at the beginning of September.
Since then, it has been moving within that three-degree range. Now that the three-degree range when it comes together over the weekend, we still have to track it over the course of its separation within three degrees. So when we see that, that takes us all the way to September 22. Right, so there is still a lot of life left in this Venus Jupiter square. Of course, as soon as Venus gets done with this, Venus goes right into the square with Uranus again, which will take some time to look at in another video. But all of this is to say that we still have a very powerful wave of Venus-Jupiter archetypal energy to be experienced; it's in front of us.
So I just kind of, again, sort of lovingly titled what it looks like when love wins. I came up with a list of five of the most positive archetypal expressions of Venus and Jupiter, the two benefics and what they represent when their combination is at its best, and for ancient astrologers, squares between benefics were not necessarily a bad thing.
Even opposition's between benefics may not be such a bad thing. It is as though the overwriting quality of the benefics is what stands out. Their benefic qualities override the challenging nature of a difficult aspect. So that's something that we can see in a square, for example, where Jupiter is overcoming Venus in a superior square, but they're, they're positively configured because Jupiter is also in Venus's sign. So there's reception between the two planets.
Anyway, these are the things that I think of as the most subjectively positive pieces of Venus and Jupiter getting together, and it starts with the feeling of return. So, one of the actions of Jupiter and Venus that they both share is in bringing things together. Now, Jupiter tends to bring things together on the level of like; it brings moral or spiritual cohesion, and order sometimes sounds like a Saturnian word.
Some people hear the word order and think, like, you know, the, like the imperial order in Star Wars or something. Jupiter's order is more like the sense that you live in a unified, cohesive, meaningful, well-arranged whole, a cosmos. What the word cosmos sharing with the word cosmetic is also related to Venus, who also had the relationship to things that were well arranged in terms of beauty, symmetry, and proportionality. But Venus was also related to things like justice and fairness, which you see, for example, in Venus is rulership of the sign of Libra.
Venus was associated with social harmony, which had a kind of relation to justice and fairness and equality and things like that. So, both Jupiter and Venus tend to put things together meaningfully arranged wholes; Venus harmonizes, and Jupiter creates coherence morally, religiously, spiritually, and academically.
Jupiter is associated with all of those, in a perfect world, all of those institutions of our society, whether they're it's a society from one part of the world or another part of the world archetypally it doesn't matter what type of society it is, but it brings it creates moral and spiritual cohesion and meaning that everyone shares and that keeps the social fabric like healthy and together and vibrant doesn't tear apart.
Venus has the same meaning, although sometimes it's romantic, it's a general feeling of cohesion, and so Venus square Jupiter is about if there has been things that have been torn apart or if there are things that have been disjointed or you've been waiting for things to come together again, after a period of separation, Venus, Jupiter, you could say, since June has been working on a project of restoring something or taking things that have been severed and bringing them back together.
Venus-Jupiter is therefore associated with the feeling of return. Now, the word return, the etymology of the word is really fascinating. It could mean to come back or to go back to a former position. But it also has the meaning of something that has been revolving and comes back to a starting point. That's really fascinating because it's an actual, almost like a physical illusion to planetary cycles, and we say Venus return, or we say lunar return. That's a word that's long been used to remind us of the cyclical nature of things. Sometimes, in other words, we forget that it's very natural in our universe for the cup to be emptied and the cup to be full for the darkness to come and the daylight to return the darkness to return the daylight to fade.
So in moments of return, where you feel like things are all coming back together, and where you've been wandering or lost or longing, suddenly that feeling of really being reunited or coming back to someplace that you left will be the major experience, and this is one of the most positive and exciting parts of a Venus-Jupiter contact.
Number two is the feeling of hope. You know the etymology of the word hope comes from Old English hopian, to have trust, to have confidence, and to assume confidently or to trust. Now, sometimes people mistake the word hope for like wishes, like I'm hoping for something, I'm wishing for something. The way that I'm thinking right now about the word hope in relation to this transit is the kind of hope that Venus and Jupiter provide us with, especially when there is a return.
When you return to a place of cohesion or meaning, or unity, or harmony or love, or connection, you suddenly, what comes with it is often a sense of trust. Okay, that sucked. That was hard, that was difficult. But things came back around, you know, it's kind of like, the more that you reiterate the old adage, this too shall pass, the more that you start to trust, you have this kind of confident knowing even in dark times, which doesn't take away the experience of the pain or suffering of dark times. But there's a hope, there's a trust, this, too, will pass.
There's a hope and a trust, that even when things are going well, and you know, eventually they won't be that the process itself is good, somehow you trust in the entirety of the circle of the cycle. So it's funny how, you know, we can get hooked on the moments of return and be like, Oh, well, thank God that's over. But how do we really want to ride the roller coaster, over and over, and forget every single time we're going around that this too shall pass, that the darkness will pass, that the meaning or cohesion or unity harmony will return to we want to just forget that. It's one thing to have to go through it. It's another thing to go through it and forget that it's okay.
So Venus-Jupiter contacts can just help us deepen our sense of hope, which is a confident knowing and trusting. That doesn't mean that you know what's going to happen, or that you know what an outcome will be, or that you're wishing for something you know, vainly or blindly, or selfishly or something. The feeling of hope, from this standpoint, has to do with a confidence in the way things unfold and trust in the way things unfold, and that can be described as hope, a confident knowing to have trust in the unfolding of things, so, Venus Jupiter thing.
Now, the feeling of hope is something we can learn to carry with us in dark times. Sometimes, that voice of hope, or that the light of hope, is just a little delicate, fragile, flickering. But every time we experience returns, and something good in a process we've gone through, and something being restored or mended or reunited, we trust a little bit deeper. Can we accept the gift of hope? It's not easy to hold hope. Hope is a way of life, not like a wish or some kind of certainty.
The feeling of enthusiasm. So the word enthusiasm, I did the etymologies for all of them today. Entheos, the God within, you guys have heard me use this one before, divine inspiration to be inspired or possessed by a God to be wrapped in ecstasy by a divine force, power, or God.
Sometimes, it can have a derogatory sense of excessive religious emotion; I thought that was kind of funny, and we all know what that's like. I'm not talking about, you know, that kind of obnoxious enthusiasm. We're talking about the way in which these two planets which are the producers of good fortune, and we're going to talk about that word fortune in a moment, too.
If you have experienced a return, if things have been healed or mended, or you've come back to something, mean, you've come back and discovered something meaningful in the process of wandering and coming back, you carry with you a feeling of hope. Sometimes, what comes with that, although it's not always something you can control that, comes and goes as it wishes. It may even be a spirit of its own, but the feeling of the gods living within you.
You know, I mean, I'll never forget when I was a kid, and I've I think I've told you guys this story before, but I was I'm really involved in youth ministry in like youth groups at church, I actually became a youth pastor for a while. There were, you know, there were pretty regularly at summer camps and youth retreats and stuff, altar calls, and if you're in the Christian world, you know what this is, right? It's like, maybe you've been wandering from Jesus, you know, maybe you've lost your faith, or you've been going down a dark path, well, why don't you come up here onto the altar, you know, and in front of everyone just get, you know, commit your life back to God or something like that.
This was emotionally cathartic. I don't regret those experiences a bit. Because of those experiences, they taught me how to come back to something of spiritual value even if I don't, I'm not in the same, like, evangelical Christian world that I was in, you know, when I was being raised as a kid or whatever, but the experience of coming back and of knowing I need to come back.
When you do, you know, sometimes I remember the verbiage, you know, that youth minister might say, it's time to come back; feel on fire for God again, you know, I know some probably it's like cringy, to some people out there, and I get it, but I grew up in it and was like, that was my introduction to spirituality, these kinds of experiences very meaningful to me.
Being on fire, it still happens in my life. You know, I think as a content creator, it's the most frustrating part for me since my content is fueled by my relationship to God and spirit. It's like, you know, sometimes, it feels like, you know, I was mentioning in another video, it's like, you're walking in a desert, and there's no water, you know, start looking at the new moon with Neptune. Spirit is somehow gone. But when it's back, you feel enthused, and what that really means to me is you feel the gods, or the archetypes or divinity, or whatever you want to call it. You feel it just sort of flaming in your heart, you feel excited, you feel like you're growing. You feel like you're back in a magical universe that is a Venus-Jupiter dynamic.
Venus-Jupiter connects us with the spirit of hope of return. We're going to talk about good fortune or good luck in a minute, too, and with that comes this feeling of being on fire again. It doesn't last forever. But what we do with that fire is really important because it's very Promethium. It's like you can change, you can evolve, you can discover, you can invent, you can move forward, you can change habits, that that is a creative power that comes with it. Venus-Jupiter is amazing in that way. So enthusiasm, ecstasy, divine rapture, the gods possessing you suddenly.
Number four is the feeling of fertility. Now I'm using the word feeling because sometimes it's an experience of these qualities, but sometimes it's also just the feeling of it rushing through you, becoming aware of those feelings or the felt sense of these qualities, archetypally the feeling of fertility? Well, the word fertile etymologically, I think this is fascinating. Bearing or producing abundantly, and directly from Latin fertilis, bearing in abundance fruitful, productive from ferre "to bear" "to carry" "to bear children."
Well, one of the most literal archetypes, one of the most literal, concrete manifestations of the archetypal combination of Venus and Jupiter is, you know, pregnancy, childbirth, love, sexual union, and intercourse that can be, you know, productive of offspring.
So, but it's broader than that archetypically, these two planets were the planets; the benefits were associated with the life-giving qualities that allowed gardens and crops to flourish. So creatively fertile, the feeling of things growing or the soil being conducive to growth, metaphorically speaking.
This is the fertile transit, and with that comes a feeling of potential. Right when there's a fertile feeling, there's a feeling that there's potential here for something to grow. We have to use that people have long said that these kinds of transits, they come through, and it's also like, well, what are you going to plant right now? You do have free will.
Then number five is the feeling of good luck, and I prefer the word fortune, I think. Anyway, the word luck, the equivalent of it, was tukhe in Greek. I believe that's how you pronounce it. But anyway, it's like fortune, and the interesting thing about fortune is that the word fortune, interestingly, has an association with to bear children, and this is interesting, the semantic shift from load or the carrying to chance. Luck is not obvious. The sense might be that which is brought or bestowed.
People often talk about children as things that come through us, not from us in a way. Well, I guess it's both, but you get what I'm saying. There's something about Venus and Jupiter that has always been associated like Jupiter was associated with a house that was called, at one point, it's called pennies from heaven, the 11th house; Venus was the ruler archetypally rejoiced in the fifth house opposite the 11th place that Jupiter rejoiced in; the fifth house, which is called the house of good fortune and it was associated with, of course, children and pregnancy, among other things.
But this has a meaning that extends beyond again, the literalness of like bearing children, which is that there is something carried, bestowed brought, birthed, that is to be celebrated, that brings joy or glad tidings like a kind of like the birth of Christ, you know, it's like, there's, the stars are twinkling in the heavens, you know, of course, it's an illusion, in many ways to these bright, beautiful stars, Venus and Jupiter, there's a sense of something being bestowed that the sky that the fates that the gods are pregnant, and they're going to bestow something upon you, that will be good, there'll be experienced subjectively as good fortune.
Bad fortune would be when something is brought upon you that presents a difficulty, a challenge, an obstacle, a frustration, or something that has to be overcome. When Venus and Jupiter get together, often it's the opposite that the sky is pregnant and will bear some event or outcome or circumstance that is favorable. That is that gives you a reason to celebrate or feel gratitude, thank you, thanks to the gods for what they have provided, that kind of thing.
So these are some of the reasons to be stoked about this transit. Now, I'm not saying that you can't look at Venus and Jupiter and see people maxing out their credit cards or doing other stupid things or that there aren't shadows. But these, to me, are the themes that we have to celebrate and look forward to. This is what it looks like when you know when love wins, which is the kind of most fun part about Venus Jupiter when they get together with reception after a long process. So, hopefully, we're experiencing some of these things after the work that we've done with this transit over the summer.
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