Today's episode zeroes in on the trine between Venus in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, exploring this harmonious aspect through five distinct themes. This method offers a nuanced understanding of how these planetary energies combine and manifest at an archetypal level. Given the trine's association with Jupiter, which suggests a smoother and more beneficial interaction, we can expect the significations of this Venus-Uranus aspect to differ from those in squares, oppositions, or conjunctions. Join us as we delve into some unique themes surrounding this aspect, including several I've never covered before, adding an exciting dimension to our astrological exploration.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today we're going to take a look at Venus and Capricorn trining Uranus in the sign of Taurus. We're going to take a look at this from the standpoint of five different themes to watch for. One of my favorite ways of breaking down any archetypal combination, if you guys are new to the channel, is to look at a list of the different ways in which the planets combine and express themselves on an archetypal level.
So we're going to do that today. Considering that they are also in a trine and not a square, an opposition, or even a conjunction. The trine is unique. It's of the nature of Jupiter; it's a little smoother and easier. So, some slightly different significations than those we might look at in other situations that Venus and Mars Uranus find themselves in.
But anyway, we'll do that today, and there are some really, I think, some different themes that I've never touched on before, and so I'm excited about this one.
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This is one of a three-part series I'm going to be doing. One is in February, one is in March, and one is in April. We will do Pluto, Neptune, and then Uranus in April, and we'll be looking at the significations of Pluto in the natal chart when it affects love and relationships and also by transit, if it's transiting, say to your natal Venus or through your seventh house or to planets in the seventh, the ruler of the seventh.
So Pluto is one of the more you know feared planets, but this series is really going to talk about what Pluto is doing in our lives. What is Pluto trying to get us to learn or understand? What is the meaning or benefits of a Pluto transit, especially when it comes to love and relationships or, more broadly speaking, sexuality? So check out that talk. It's February 15, from seven to 9pm Eastern time. You can register on the website, and when you do, if you cannot make the live webinar, which you'll get a link for afterward, we will also send you a link to download the recording so that if you can't make it live, you can always watch it on your own later and download it to your device or whatever.
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Okay, now, on that note, let us go and take a look at the transits. Here we are. So, here we have it. You can see that on Wednesday, you have Venus at about 18 and change as of the morning Wednesday, February 7. Now, you would have been feeling this from, say, February 5 all the way through, let's call it, the ninth. So, this entire week, you can really feel the connection between Venus and Uranus. Their symbolism is apparent.
Maybe you feel it energetically. Maybe you notice it in your experiences in some area of your life. Or maybe you're just feeling it psychologically and emotionally. But those two planets are connecting. If we drag this along, go forward a day, and you'll see that by tomorrow. Venus is already in a degree of separation and getting into about three degrees of separation which is the engagement range by Saturday.
So, actually, you can stretch this on to about February 10 when it's in effect. There are a lot of other things going on with the new moon coming up in Aquarius. We'll be exploring that in a separate video. That new moon, as well as the sun, are squaring Uranus at the time of the new moon. So spending a lot of time later this week on that.
Today, I want to spend some time talking about Venus and Uranus. Venus, she makes the trine to Uranus. She is in her own bound and Uranus is of course in the domicile of Venus, so a lot of Venusian power in the sky. We've been mentioning that a lot lately just to really emphasize how strong the needs are, desires of Venus are at this time.
Anyway, all of that being said, Venus is also in what we call the superior position. I don't really think about the superior-inferior distinction that ancient astrologers made when an outer planet is involved. But if we were to consider it, Venus would sort of be leading her agenda and would be a little bit more dominant right now than, say Uranus. But we don't well just leave it as a question mark as to how much the outer planets participate in the inferior and superior distinction of aspects that ancient astrologers made, and if you're not aware of what that is, you can go back in some of my videos, if you search aspects, you'll find me talking about aspect theory.
But anyway, so five themes to watch for one I'm going to call the runner's high. Now, this might sound weird, but although we may want to think about specific Venusian things like relationships, love, art, or women, or something very specific, like a piece of jewelry, all Venusian things that come to mind, we have to remember that Venus also broadly represented happiness. Just that sense that everyday sense that you're living in a fortunate moment.
You know, I think a lot of us, we forget those moments or Venus's, in a way, well, I enjoyed my breakfast, I've had a relatively good day, I've enjoyed the music I'm listening to it wasn't so bad at work today, I had a fun night with some friends. It's not like you've been taken to bliss mountain or something. You know, but you feel happy, you feel like it is a flowy, easy, nice day with some more good features than not; this was a good day, and I think that one of the best ways to offer something on the altar to Venus is to simply express acknowledge gratitude for the moments of harmony and good fortune that we have. That's a very simple Venusian thing, Venus's signification for 1000s of years. Just everyday good fortune, not good fortune, like winning the lottery, good fortune, like it's sunny. I got outside; I had a good one.
Alright, so if you take that and extend it a little bit. When you have Venus and an earth sign like Capricorn that likes to work incrementally, work your way up the mountain. When you connect it with Uranus in Taurus, a God of breakthroughs, you could really say that by virtue of having done some difficult things. By having attended to some duties in our life or some obligations or anything that we've been putting a little bit of sacrifice sacrificial energy into the sacred fires of the universe, you know, that there's a moment with that hard work where you, you hit a break through it, it's less about work and more about joy. So, the way that I decided to try to describe this is through runner's high.
Now, I am someone in my 40s. Now, I have to use the elliptical because it hurts my knees too much to use the treadmill. It's so sad. But anyway, so I used the elliptical, but when I'm going on the elliptical, you know, and I'm getting my heart rate up and whatever, for a little while. It's like, uh, but then it always happens, and I don't know, maybe 10-15 minutes in or something where I start hitting my stride, and my breath is going, and there's a breakthrough, and you guys know, this isn't any exercise. It could even be in gardening, okay, like, it's any kind of work.
I'm just using the runner's high as an example, where it shifts from a duty and an obligation and something you have to kind of get yourself up for, and then all of a sudden, you're like, Oh, this is actually fun. I'm actually enjoying this. I think of this as the runner's high.
There's also a very strange thing that happens in life, which is something I've been meditating on a lot lately because this morning, as I am making this video in just a couple of hours, and I make these videos a little bit in advance, okay, so I'm making this video around the Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio, and I make them a little bit in advance because we have an editing process and stuff like that.
So this last quarter moon in Scorpio. We found out just a couple of days ago that our 11-year-old dog has really advanced cancer and is ready to leave her body. So after I'm done recording this, we have a service that comes to the home and helps put the animal down in a comfortable environment, put them to sleep, and help our dog Raya leave her body, and it's funny because I've been going through just waves of like grief and I got a cold at the same time and what I will say is that there's a something that's and I remember this from ayahuasca experiences as well, which is just my own.
That's my main experience I can draw on. I'm not saying you have to go drink anytime I mention ayahuasca; people seem to think that I think that everyone ought to do it. It's not how I feel.
But anyway, in Ayahuasca ceremonies, very similar feelings were somewhere in the processing of pain. It says, though, I can see some metaphorical wings, some, some lightning presents within my psyche that's growing and when faced with mortality, and loss and grief of a beloved family member, and I, you know, for us, of course, that's, that's our dog just as much as it is, any person, you know. There's this weird way in which you can feel that things are lightening.
There's a release, there's a relief, in the midst of the processing of heavy things, that the heaviness and the lightness are like; they come from each other. There's this famous essay that I've been thinking about a lot lately by James Hillman, and of course, he's, you know, you guys know, he's sort of one of my intellectual guides in this life and in spiritual, I think, psychological. He has this essay called Silver in the White Earth, and in that essay, he talks a lot about how silver, which he equates with the soul, and the souls metal, the moon's metal, and the soul as really a part of us that derives its meaning and its sense of self in and through experience.
It's not interested in leaving the body, leaving this world, transcending this world, transcending the body, transcending experience, or transcending personal history. It is what it is, in so many ways because of its experiences and it's the imminent feature rather than the transcendent function, you could say, the soul, the soul, the metal of the soul is silver and it has to be mined from lead from the rock, from the hardness from the hard stuff, but it's this incredibly beautiful light lunar other worldly material that glistens in mirrors and it says, though, this week, as these waves of grief have been coming by that I've been finding some silver that had been finding some lightness and, believe it or not, you know, again, as much as we want to think about Venus and Uranus in terms of just all of the there's going to be breakthroughs in your relationships or love or art or, and yes, like all of those things, all those specific but Venus is also just about lightness and happiness and flow and harmony as qualities of experience like the flow of a good song you're listening to on your headphones, when you're going for a walk, it's just like, that's Venus and when Venus in Capricorn, the sign of Saturn, the sign of lead, you know, Saturn the planet of lead, I should say.
When that planet trines Uranus in Taurus, it is as though lightness can come through from something heavy, so I use runner's high as an example. But I also think about the lightness that happens when we have to face things limitations and the hard things about life, like, you know, death and loss. I took my dog Raya for a walk last night. It was the last walk I'll ever ever take her on, and I know this is really really such a simple thing. Maybe you can relate.
I realized I was like, man, whenever she wants to sniff around, and you know dogs, you take them on a walk. They really like to do their sniffing. I just thought, man, over the years, I've been so impatient with her sniffing the earth. I felt this tremendous lightness was very healing, and I thought it was really interesting because as we were walking, she's stopped eating, you know, she's ready to leave her body; she stopped eating, and you're just going for a short little gentle walk, and it's funny because I was like you want to go for a walk. She's still just as excited as you know; she was like a puppy.
As we were walking, she pulled back to, like, I want to sniff. I was like, yes, sniff, you know, in her collar, because she's been losing weight, and everything in her collar just slipped right off her neck, and I just thought, oh, yeah, yeah, it's time to leave the body, you know, it's time to leave some of the things that have been limiting, not that the body is a prison, you know, but at a certain point, it becomes a limitation that drops off it becomes a boundary or a threshold that you're ready to cross over and I just kept, there was, as this is happening, there were other Uranus transits in the sky and I just thought, wow, yeah, there's this. It's hard to say goodbye. It's hard to let go. But there's just lightness that comes.
So anyway, I've been thinking a lot about this transit, all the transits from Capricorn to Taurus, and just how there's this way in which things get so light and in the midst of hard difficult or, you know, things that we might consider work, but in the process, somewhere, something suddenly gets light. It's very Venus trine Uranus from Capricorn to Taurus. I know that later today after she leaves her body, although it'll be hard, I know that there'll be a lightness.
Well, one of the things that I also really love about Venus Uranus, sorry, is it's amazing how whenever Venus contacts Uranus, and it really is like, it doesn't matter what aspect I think it's much easier with the trine than it is with the square opposition, which tends to generate the signification through more tension, you know, and like, more boiling inside, but the trine not as much, but it's artistic originality.
It could be in the way that you organize your space, in an artistic project, the way you're doing your job or the way you're raising your kids. But it's like, suddenly, there's a new way of doing something, and it's better not because it's smarter, but because it's more beautiful because it's more enjoyable, because it's more harmonious. We rarely stop to think, is there a more beautiful way to do something? We tend to think, is there a more efficient and effective way? Is there a smarter way? Is there a way that saves more time, but we rarely think?
Is there a way I could do this that would be more beautiful and more enjoyable? Watch for that influence, watch for that insight or originality. Number three would be progressive, developmental, and smooth; there is a way in which anything we are working on goes from being difficult to suddenly becoming smoother, easier, more harmonious, where we're progressing along a path that requires some work or some staying power or some discipline or some maturity, some faith in a sense faith where faith meets work or something like that.
This is Venus in Capricorn, trying Uranus in Taurus, but suddenly, it's like momentum swings in our favor, and everything becomes progressive, smooth, and developmental. You might just notice right now that things in your life have needed some tending and some work or are just moving along smoothly.
Number four, this is interesting because, again, if you think about Venus, not so much as just beauty or art or women or love or relationships, but if you think about it as chemistry, for example, sometimes in sports, something that is a big hobby of mine, teams will have a number of all-stars like incredibly individually, like high performing individuals on their team. But they won't be good as a team because there are too many individuals and the chemistry isn't there, and this is in basketball, for example.
There are super teams that are constructed with a bunch of stars. There's a long history of those results, not the results from such teams not being like the championship, caliber, you know, so sometimes what provides us with the most progress, the most potential for benefit or breakthrough or advancement or accomplishment or achievement of our desires. It comes when we work well with others.
So a breakthrough or an achievement or a swing of momentum favorably that comes from enhanced chemistry. that comes from focusing on working well with within a group or within with other people in relationships, if our relationships can become more cohesive and harmonious, look at what we can achieve and I think that's an energy that's in the air with this right now too.
Number five would be, you know, this is such a smooth, harmonious connection between Venus and Uranus. But one of the things that they can come up they can come to represent would be something like artistic or Venusian elitism; we have the Uranian qualities, which are so Promethean in nature, which means they love progress, they love advancement, they love, they love innovation, they love kind of like Prometheus, like stealing the fire from the gods, get us as close to the realm of the gods as possible, take that knowledge, bring it down to earth, give it to the humans, let us advance let us become godlike and so, Uranus has this ability to take us beyond our limits, you know, we can go to new places that we didn't think we could go.
But when it comes to that, in Venus's involved, then the shadows are the kind of elitism around like a power couple that thinks that they're better than everyone or a, you know, wealth status, privilege, luxury class, all Venusian things that become so promethium that they that they're inflated, that they have the hubris of like, we're so close to the gods look at how wealthy and creative and, you know, it's I think I told the story somewhat recently that I've, throughout my career, you know, I've been around at times the Hollywood scene.
I did some readings at the American Music Awards one year backstage in a gifting suite, and there were so many wonderful people who absolutely were not, like, stereotypical, you know, in the Hollywood scene, like, they were not rude, they were not snotty or anything. But I also did see that culture, you know, it's there, I think it's everywhere. But the point is, you know, when it comes to, like, intelligence, wealth class, high-minded or high cultured art, there's a snobbery that can come with it. So I think that one thing to be on alert about would be the kind of Promethean shadows of Venus, the pride, the arrogance that I'm my tastes, makes me better, you know, that kind of thing.
So anyway, these are just some things that come to my mind, and I hope that they're useful. So I'm gonna go do a hard thing now, and I know that there's going to be some lightness around it, too. That's funny, like, my daughters, they're pretty little, you know, five and eight, and they've been asking a million questions about death this week, as you can imagine, and it's been really hard. You know, they're, how do you describe death in a way that does not increase anxiety and fear in a little, a little psyche?
You know, an infinite, eternal soul-wise psyche, but also like little in this lifetime and but you also maintain the mystery, you don't just, they're there, they're going to a special dog park and heaven or something, you know, you know what I mean? So the challenge has been not that that's a wrong answer, either. I'm not. I don't know what's right or wrong, guys. I just do whatever. But it's been a challenge this week to talk about, well, you know, her souls journey will continue. Maybe it'll go and spend time in Vrindavan, which is something we talked about from the Krishna bhakti tradition, or heaven.
Or maybe it'll go, you know, choose another body to be in and continue the adventure, you know, kind of holding open these different possibilities of what might happen in the afterlife, as light and beautiful and interesting and mysterious and then also acknowledging that, like, death is hard. It's hard to let go; it's hard to say goodbye. It's been almost equally. The challenge for me has been almost equally trying to show up as a parent, you know, as it has been, like, grieving and dealing with it myself. But I wouldn't change it for the world because, you know, it's like, I think I heard a quote one time that said, grief is the price we pay for love.
Something like that, and I don't mean grief as a bad thing. You know, it's so funny how the hurt that I've felt in my heart has been hard. But it's been more than one thing at once. It's also been this evidence that I've learned to love something, and I have loved, and I do love and, and I guess I didn't know that.
Not in the way I do right now, you know, and there's a lightness in that. It's like this. I keep thinking of the image of finding silver in the lead. Oh, yeah. I'm, you know, you go through everyday life and in a dog can become kind of a mundane part of your everyday life at times, although, obviously, they're your beloved companion, but there's a very chop wood carry water, like the walk, the water, the food that you know, the likes and pets and it becomes just like a normalized part of your life and you don't necessarily think oh, this is this wellspring of joy that's in my life. You know, that's in its everyday mundane appearance, which is actually so deep and rich. It's like striking a streak of silver in a dark place, the everyday mundane world.
Anyway, well, I didn't mean to make it too heavy today, but I hope that you guys will find some of the significations useful as you explore Venus's connection with Uranus, and I hope you guys have a great day and we'll be back to explore more with the new moon and add more content as the week goes on. Alright, take it easy, everyone. Bye