Today we have the entrance of Venus in Capricorn.
Embodied in astrology as instinctual attraction, feeling, love, sympathy, harmony and sweetness, Venus was called the little benefic in the Middle Ages. Since ancient temps, Venus has always been the star of sweet confidences, the first celestial beauty that inspired romantic couples to contemplate her as she dawned in the sky.
In Greek mythology, Venus is represented by Aphrodite, goddess of the most seductive beauty, celebrated in several shrines in Greece. Aphrodite is love in its physical form, desire and sense pleasure.
In Modern Astrology, Venus is interpreted in the chart as the way we love and want to be loved, our self-esteem and our way of relating to others. She also talks about our gifts and talents and the money we make with them. The phrase that most fits the Venus energy is “I value” and where it touches the map, it harmonizes what happens there.
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, known as the door of God as it marks the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. This energy symbolizes the end of one cycle and the beginning of another as we see the astrological mandala as four parts of a year, representing the four seasons.
Capricorn expresses patience, perseverance, prudence and a sense of duty. Ruled by Saturn, it is associated with all that is hard and our need to “spend the time” in pursuit of our ambitions.
Venus in Capricorn
When Venus enters Capricorn, it sets our hearts to work. That’s when we understand that the more we do what we love and the more we put our potential to serve a better world, the higher we climb. Venus in Capricorn asks us what our mission in the world is and he puts us in connection with our heart remembering that it is from there, from the “core”, that the courage to act comes.
Venus stays in Capricorn until March 6, 2022, as it undergoes retrogradation during this period. If you’re not happy with what you’re building or don’t feel connected with what you love, this moment can challenge you to question your gifts and talents and how you place them in the world.
Featured image: Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli (Firenze 1445 – 1510)
References: The American Ephemeris (Neil F. MIchelsen and Rique Pottenger) e Dicctionnaire des Symboles (Jean Chevailer et Allain Gheerbrant)