“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born’.
Quote by Anais Nin (1903-1977), from her life journal, The Diary of Anais Nin, 1937.
Searching the www for archetypal pictures of the Feminine resonating with Venus in Aquarius, I came across this quirky illustration. It immediately seemed to fit my bill. This picture emanates a feeling of great independence, originality, even eccentricity, and also of thirst for knowledge. She couldn’t even bother to get dressed before she started reading! There are a casualness and distractedness implied here that I equate with Venus in Aquarius.
One thing that Venus in Aquarius does not suffer from is insularity. Only the placement of Venus in Pisces, following Aquarius, is perhaps better at including the whole human community in one loving embrace, Aquarius takes second place. This is not however an emotional placement for Venus, as Pisces is, because detachment and dispassion are more important here than feelings. We are less likely to be carried away by powerful emotions under this transit, observing them instead from a more impersonal perspective. This ability is a great asset when we need to make sense of something, in particular when we are trying to gain clarity on relationships issues. But it can have its negative side too, because not all feelings can be neatly rationalized, understood or psychologized, belonging as they do to areas of experience beyond all logic and reason. Because of this tendency Venus in Aquarius people may be considered cold and unfeeling by more emotionally intense types.
In March the Air Signs are more likely to receive the benefits of this airy Venus. The other Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo and Scorpio) may instead encounter some difficulties in their relationships, centering on issues of independence and dependency, freedom of ideas versus pre-conceived notions of gender role or any such thing. This could be a great transit though for stimulating creativity, especially in writing, and to open our minds to new ideas and concepts that we may have thought too outlandish before.
Aquarius introduces a certain quirkiness to our love life, a way of looking at relationship from a different angle. Independence and room to move are a must for this Venus’ placement. Aquarius Venus can be very loyal to a cause or ideal, but she wouldn’t stand to be caged in by too close or co-dependent relationships.
Aquarius Venus can be in fact somewhat scared of intimacy and even try to avoid it, preferring the more impersonal, non judgmental and less binding atmosphere of friendship. A spouse, lover, child or parent of someone with a Venus in Aquarius will have to be first and foremost a friend, because love, respect and freedom go hand in hand with this Venus’ placement.
The ideal love partner should be open minded enough to accept the Venus in Aquarius person’s need for time on their own and for interacting with other people. And, of foremost importance for this Venus, is to feel that their unconventional ideas about life and love are not just tolerated, but accepted with a open heart.
Intellectual stimulation, comradeship and the sharing of similar cultural interests would be a more potent aphrodisiac than any romantic candle light dinner for this Venus.