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Today, we're focusing on Venus and its journey through the final month of the year, examining the numerous transits it will make. As Venus traverses Scorpio, a sign where it's considered to be in its detriment or exile, we will explore the complexities and opportunities this positioning offers. Join us as we break down each aspect of Venus's path, understanding why this is a particularly potent time for Venus and what this means for the closing chapter of the year.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday, everybody. Today, we're going to take a look at Venus's entrance into the sign of Scorpio as well as the major aspects that Venus will be making while in the sign of Scorpio in this final month of the calendar year.
Venus is just coming off from a square to Pluto over this past weekend. So there's been no shortage of Venusian symbolism in the sky right now to be looking at. We spent a lot of time last week looking at Venus-Pluto and what might come from that aspect. Venus comes into the new week entering Scorpio, and immediately, there are several aspects that are coming along the way now that we can start thinking about, so that's our goal for today.
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If you haven't yet pitched in and you'll head over to the Kickstarter again, the link is at the top of the comment section or in the description of this video. Thank you guys so much, and I hope you will enjoy today's look at Venus in Scorpio and all of Venus's upcoming aspects in this last month of the year. So, let's go ahead and take a look at what Venus is up to this month.
There are a number of transits that Venus is making, and we're going to look at each one of them in succession and kind of track out the journey of Venus over the course of the last month of the year.
The reason to do this is that Venus in Scorpio is the potent Venus. This is one of the more interesting placements for Venus; we're going to talk about why Venus is considered to be in her detriment or exile. We're going to talk a little bit about what that means and what the opportunity of the transit is despite the challenge of that label and the challenge that the presence of Venus in a Mars-ruled sign presents us with, and then we're gonna look at all the aspects as I said, and I think you'll find that we're in for a real interesting ride with Venus this last month of the year.
Okay, well, let's start by tracking Venus in Scorpio through the month of December, starting with her ingress, which is happening today. So, the ingress of Venus into Scorpio happens this afternoon, Monday, December 4, and I'm going to put the real-time clock up so that you can see it. So you'll notice Venus entering Scorpio here. This is about 130 In the afternoon, central time, on December 4. That's Monday today, and then let's watch what Venus is going to do.
The very first thing that Venus does. Remember, recently, Venus just came off the square with Pluto. So it's interesting to see Venus enters Scorpio right after hitting the square with Pluto; we're going into some deeper and more subterranean territory for for the goddess. So anyway, December 5 is coming up tomorrow. This is the first aspect of the month; Venus is going to trine Saturn.
So this is our first contact between Venus in Scorpio and any other planet, and I think this one is really interesting. trines are of the nature of Jupiter, which usually means that they are supportive. So, what does a supportive, watery trine between Venus and Saturn look like? Well, you think to me, I think about opportunities for emotional intelligence and emotional maturity to use our emotional intelligence or to demonstrate emotional maturity because we're capable of doing so is implied by this transit, but the need to develop emotional intelligence, emotional security, emotional maturity, in any situation, whether it's in a relationship or at work or just within ourselves, is also offered by this transit.
So when you get a nice connection between these two planets, you think of the better significations of Venus and Saturn, a kind of refined, mature, elegant, serious, but sensual Venus combined with Saturn, you get the feeling of a flowy emotional deep, and maybe a little spicy Venus in the sign of Scorpio. But you think about the compassionate, well, boundaried Saturn in Pisces.
So you put those together, and you have the potential for a kind of a signature of wisdom, healing sensitivity flow, sensual, erotic, but well boundaried, and that's a nice combination. So that's the first contact that comes out this month.
Now, I want to take a minute to talk a little bit about why Venus, in the sign of Scorpio, was said to be in her detriment or exile. The reason for that is really simple. Anytime that you take Venus and put it in a Mars-ruled sign, it's opposite to its own home sign. So Venus in Scorpio is opposite to its home sign in Taurus, and Venus in the sign of Aries is opposite its home sign of Libra.
So the same thing is true when you take Mars and put it in Libra or Mars and put it in Taurus. The signs tell us what kinds of archetypal qualities the planet in the sign is going to conform to, or it's like a lens through which it sees or expresses itself. So when you put Venus in a Mars-ruled sign, Venus, the goddess of grace, harmony, love, beauty, and sensuality flow, is in a sign that is associated with conflict, war, aggression, competition, hostility, winning, dominating, you know, and cutting and separating, severing, rather than blending or harmonizing things together, Mars tends to cut things apart.
So that's interesting, and that does not mean that there's something inherently bad about this placement. It's a designation that ancient astrologers had to mark, a kind of archetypal tension that we, as humans find challenging, we find it challenging because these are qualities that can easily polarize.
For example, what are the stereotypes that you associate with Venus in Scorpio? Oh, that person's too intense in love. They're confrontational and aggressive in their relationships. They tend to go for the jugular. When it comes to, you know, having heart to heart discussions, there's something edgy or not entirely stable, or, you know, something that feels a little aggressive about Venus in Scorpio, maybe possessive or clingy or even, you know, someone who might hold a grudge if you don't act or behave exactly like they want to. So you're just getting that little stinger of the scorpion mixed up with Venus. But that does not make Venus and Scorpio bad, right?
There's a big difference between saying that some of these qualities are challenging for the kind of natural expressions of Venus to deal with. But that doesn't mean that they aren't beautiful and necessary. Right?
So Venus, in the sign of the Scorpion, is a fierce lover. Venus in the sign of the Scorpio is a deep and profound emotionally catalyzing friend; Venus in Scorpio hold space for the deeper, more complex dynamics of power will desire within relationships within art within friendships. So these are beautiful things that also take place when Venus travels through the sign of the Scorpion. Venus in the Scorpion is not just about, you know, people who create drama in relationships all the time, they just can't help themselves, and you don't ever quite feel stable when you're with someone who has Venus in Scorpio like you could do something that pisses them off and then you know, it's drama all over again.
That's a shadow of Venus in the sign of the Scorpion. But so too is that person who loves deep, who loves truly and authentically, who demands a kind of honesty and authenticity and to show ourselves in what we really are. So sort of like a naked quality that Venus in Scorpio not only requires but does well with, you know, and so Venus and Scorpio are, you know, you can get the possessive and the needy and the clingy and the drama, loving and so forth. But you can also have one of the most loyal, deep, respectful, and stable kinds of love that exist in, whether again, whether friendships or someone you work with or a friend or a family member or lover.
So, Venus in the sign of the Scorpion overall is we're going to look at several more transits that are coming this month is something that wants us to go deeper and wants us to get into the places where love is red and burns. It's a little bit of a fire. It's like I said earlier, it's spicy. So, as that happens, I like that right off the bat as Venus enters the sign of the Scorpion.
There's an instant connection with Saturn, who's just turned direct in Pisces, which is the exultation of Venus; there's a kind of romantic, compassionate, wise, mature, well boundaried trine to Saturn that Venus has right away, and so I think we're, we're going deep, but we're looking at things that are, you know, provocative, but we can hold space for we can be grounded enough to work through what's coming up, especially on an emotional level, early in the month here and early this week. So okay, that's the first one. I want to walk you through the others because there really are a number of other very interesting aspects this month.
The next one is Venus opposing Jupiter, and we're going to take this forward a little bit to December 9. You'll see here that Venus in Scorpio this Saturday, December 9, is opposing Jupiter in Taurus.
Now, I'll never forget you guys may remember this video from some years back. I was at Disney World. I think it was when we went there for a wedding one time. A friend of Ashley's was getting married, and they had their wedding at Disney World because I guess that's where they originally met her dated or something. Anyway, it was really cute. It was a fun wedding, and Virginia was really little. Ashley was pregnant with Summer if I remember correctly.
Anyway, we went to Disney World, and Venus was opposing Jupiter, and I was like, Oh, this is perfect. This, like every single shop, every line, every single thing you do, is meant to rob you of all of your money.
You know, if you've ever been to that a curse in place, I'm just kidding. I have I have a lot of fond memories. But I mean, it is like set up to like strip you of your money, give you like sugar comas and probably you know, like put you put on like a couple of pounds. So it is just decadent and indulgent and expensive and very magical at the exact same time. It's imaginative, it's sensual, it's otherworldly, it's it makes you laugh and delight in things.
Well, with Venus in the sign of the Scorpio opposing Jupiter, who is in the Venus sign, there is reception between the two of these planets. So the likelihood is that they're able to work together a little bit better than your average opposition.
But one thing to keep in mind is that this is a signature of extravagance, or indulgence, or expensive taste. It's sort of where luxury meets lust, and so you do have to be careful that kind of over the top Venus-Jupiter. Venus getting blown up and exaggerated by Jupiter, and really having to look potentially at, you know, desires and pleasure and where they meet our principles.
The principles that we have in our life that are meant to mediate our desires so that our desires do not become problematic, that they don't become the source of our downfall, destruction, disease, or, you know, suffering, and they can't we know that they can we know that the shadow of tourists as we've talked about in videos earlier this year is the Minotaur you know, that kind of hungry, ravenous beast that lives beneath the castle, that luxurious castle.
So, you know, Venus opposite Jupiter is an opportunity for us to look very carefully at the shadows of desire, at the shadows of what we crave, and where there is an overflow of something, although it may, and I'm going to get to the positive on this, but it may be a very positive thing still look at the shadows with Venus opposite Jupiter.
Now, on the other hand, what I like about this is Jupiter in Taurus is very sunny and stable, and in a way, Scorpio is just a state. But it's stable in a different way. So when I think about this combination, and I think about the taboo, the kind of provocative taboo material that Venus in Scorpio will often bring up, and I think about pairing it with reception to Jupiter and Taurus.
I think, wouldn't it be interesting if something that happens if we see the things that we are afraid of sharing with others? Well, I really like this, or I love that, or I'm attracted to this or that, but we're gonna bring it out, show it, and normalize it. We're taking something that we maybe have placed into the basement below the castle because we think it's inappropriate or there's something taboo about it, and we're bringing it out into the light of day, and we're normalizing it, and bringing it into the family of things that we love that we are open about.
That would actually be very fitting for the kind of taboo debilitated Venus coming into an opposition with sort of sunnyside, Jupiter, and Venus's home sign. So I almost get the feeling of like redeeming something that we have thought didn't belong or was too complicated or dark or whatever, and that's often the problem with Venus and Scorpio is not what she loves or what she desires are the Complex, deep, intense stuff that Venus does in Scorpio, it's the way we judge it. You know, Venus is Venus is not always judged fairly.
It's like, for example, Venus in Scorpio is like saying, well, a woman, a woman shouldn't have a temper. Well, that's not fair, you know. So, the kinds of things that we find to be not appropriate for Venus may be brought up or out in a way that is more accepting, or we can learn, or we can find some kind of cooperation or incorporation of the deeper and more turbulent energies of Venus in Scorpio and why not.
Venus opposite Jupiter turns up the volume on pleasure, desire, appetites, and instincts, and so it can really be quite a charming transit when it comes to sex, love, and marriage relationships, kind of amplifies the romantic energy. This is a spicy romantic energy, of course, with Venus in the sign of the scorpion. So let's kind of look for those things overall.
Now, if we pull this out, draw this out a little bit more on the 21st. So, throughout the month, Venus has several very important moments. The next one is on the 21st, where Venus will now move through the opposition to Uranus, and if you thought the Jupiter opposition was spicy and interesting, you know, it'll be even more spicy and interesting with Uranus.
Now we have all the provocative qualities of Venus in the sign of the Scorpio that we've already discussed, hitting an opposition to Uranus, the god of revolution, awakening, inventiveness, originality, and breakthrough sudden unexpected twists and turns, and we have the opposition between the two.
Well, I mean, if you thought Venus opposite Jupiter was sort of sexy and spicy, this can be very provocative but also very freeing and liberating. Think about a desire that you have that you've judged to be not so okay, and, you know, you put that desire and an opposition with Uranus. Uranus is sort of like, I don't know.
I'm in love. I'm in love, and I don't care who knows about it. It's from a kid's movie that my little daughter runs around quoting sometimes I'm trying to remember what movie that was in. Anyway, I was wondering if maybe it's like a Disney movie or something. So Venus just says, I don't you know; when it hits the opposition to Uranus, it says, I don't care. I want what I want, and I don't give a damn what anyone thinks. I don't give a damn what you're telling me I can or can't do. I'm going to do it.
Venus opposite Uranus is also about breakthroughs in art, in creative self-expression, in fashion, in style, in terms of its experimental when it comes to sex and love. It's also you know, it can be about the flame that that gets really hot and really intense because you've poured some rocket fuel on the fire, but that burns quickly, it burns bright, and then it burns out.
So you know, Venus opposite Uranus will give us some fireworks that are pretty loud, but they don't always last very long. That's important to remember. It's kind of like a dazzling display. But you know, you have to be careful that you don't think that that high or that that sort of peak moment for Venus is going to last forever, and it kind of just remember that what it awakens if you tap into what it awakens a creative vision or a direction that you want to go in and explore. That's perfect.
But if you try to ride the feeling and think that this feeling, this moment, this excitement is going to last forever, it won't. All revolutions have their moment of sparkle and glory, and then the revolution leads to maintaining or sustaining the new things that were introduced through the revolutionary impulse. You just have to remember that it's also very disruptive when it comes to relationships and relational norms. It's like, it likes to provoke change in relationships, which for some people will be very destabilizing. Well, for others, it might be just the spark you need to make some really healthy and, exciting, and interesting changes.
So that is Venus opposing Uranus on the 21st, and we're going to visit these when we get closer to the time, But I just wanted to mention it now. Last but not least, on Christmas, if you are someone who celebrates it, even if you don't, it's happening on December 25, when Venus trines Neptune. Last but not least, Venus will go through the trine to Neptune.
Now, I very much like the trine to Saturn at the beginning. There's a signature of tremendous emotional intelligence, emotional healing, smoothness, grace, and flow. It's romantic and imaginative but still pretty deep and spicy.
Remember that because it's also heading into a little sextile with Pluto at the very end of the sign, which I'm not going to cover formally. But the idea here with this trine is that you have a very watery, very romantic, otherworldly, imaginative, smooth-flowing connection between Venus and Neptune.
For a lot of people, that will be experienced as profound depth healing and openness in relationships that can also be expressed in terms of an interest in things that are subtler, more mysterious, more sensual, more erotic, or exotic. But also, you know, the word that I would keep coming back to would be subtler or more emotional. It's about nuances in being able to read what's coming through the cracks of the tone of voice or, you know, images and dreams that come through a little synchronicities that you notice, and these will be heart-opening and joyful and surprising and creatively fulfilling that.
Venus trine Neptune is also one of my favorite date night transits. I've said it a million times, but if you're in a relationship, do something maybe a little edgy or a little spicy, a little sexy, kinda, but also kind of romantic; it'd be a good time to go to like a spa or something like that. So I couldn't recommend more highly the creative, healing, emotional, imaginative, and romantic connection of this transit and taking advantage of it to do something creative to do something with a friend that you love or your lover or whatever, and if you don't have anything else, if you don't have anyone else to connect with at the time, and find something in art or somebody you can watch or read that lights up this connection.
This is also great for looking at legacies of trauma and how we heal and move forward from those kinds of things. That's a nice way of looking at Venus in Scorpio trine to Neptune in Pisces.
So anyway, I'll just highlight that we can just go forward a little bit more. So when we get to December 29, right around there, Venus will sextile Pluto, which also, you know, a little sextile with Pluto is very brief, because it moves into Sagittarius quickly.
So, I didn't include it in the formal list that I went through wanted to go through. But it is a nice little transit that will bring up it kind of; I think it sort of ties the bow, a little bow around the top of the Venus in Scorpio gift that we've been given. It adds depth and a bit of intensity, little moment of emotional breakthroughs that can happen right around that time.
So I thought this would be a good exercise for today given that Venus is changing signs; we can take a look and say, Hey, we know where Venus is going, and what can we expect?
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