In the natal astrological chart, Venus and Mars are the “go to” planets of love and relationship. More than almost any other signature in the chart, these planets (and their aspects and house placements), give clues as to how you like to “do love” (Venus) and “do sex” (Mars). They represent the internal feminine and masculine, giving valuable information about how you like to love and be loved (Venus) and what makes you passionate, lusty and turned on (Mars). In a woman’s chart, Venus can give indications as to how she relates to her own femininity and sense of herself as a woman. Mars in a woman’s chart tells how she expresses her masculine energy, and also indicates what she may project onto the men in her life. Mars in a woman’s chart also can describe what she is attracted to in a man. In a man’s chart, Mars describes what makes him feel “manly,” and gives clues as to how he personally expresses his own inner masculine energy. Venus in a man’s chart indicates the feminine qualities a man may project onto a woman, what he’s looking for in the women he relates to, and also describes his relationship with his own inner feminine side. (by Fern Feto Spring)
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Venus-Mars Combinations. Venus and Mars Combinations – All. Romantic & Sexual Styles. Choose your Venus sign and your Mars sign from the table (click on the corresponding circle), or your Venus-Mars combination of signs in the text below in order to get the interpretation of that particular combination.
About the use of gender in these posts: Although “she” is used for Venus and “he” is used for Mars, these pronouns are only used for convenience. You can look at a man’s Venus and a woman’s Mars, or the Venus and Mars placements for the partners in a same-sex couple.
There’s a baseline, underlying tension this week with Saturn in square to Uranus, Aquarius to Taurus. While it’s exact midday Wednesday, that friction between conservation and change is in effect at least through Friday and generally beyond.
This can be a great help in innovating methodically, missing nothing as you radically improve. This grants stability to the outcome, but it can be irritating in the process. STILL, remember: It upgrades the product or outcome, which is then more likely to last.
It’s possible to resist change, but that’s not a great idea.
With retro Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus in Aquarius and Mars in Taurus, All that added tension has an outlet in rethinking and experimentation that focuses on heightened benefits… for one and for all.
Venus moves in square to Mars, exact on Friday, as Mars moves closer into trine with Pluto. Desire drives action with titillation and direct inspiration, and does it DRIVE. It plows. Action is braced in conventional power and drive, tuned to mine resources for profit.
With that backdrop of Saturn-Uranus, we’ve got the GO and the stamina to haul our butts into the future without sacrificing vision OR stability. Reputation is also on the line here. Power is there to grab, but reputation vibrates with instant karma. That’s not to say one person won’t “get away with it”. The majority of those who attempt will not.
Sometimes it’s important to be selfish, to act to benefit oneself first. Generally that’s the case when doing so will eventually benefit others. You can’t eat the elephant in one sitting. But then, sometimes sacrifice is required for the good of the group or for more than oneself.
The Sun in Aquarius registers the good of all in one way, Pisces has another. Early Thursday morning, the Sun moves to Pisces, a sign where the distinction between ONE and ALL is less clear. This change is part and parcel with all that goes into this week. What do we even mean when we work for the good of ALL? When we take action or power for “selfish” reasons? This transition may seem murky while the greater well of energy remains in Aquarius and the Sun joins Neptune in Pisces.
Sometimes challenges come along to innovate our thinking and attitudes, so that we can naturally spark a moment of understanding that means something to us personally. That’s something we can use to connect ourself to others, to even understand what is us, what is them, what is WE?
We act to BENEFIT now without even being exactly clear on who or how. We take power or are impacted by power. During this particular Mercury retro we can heighten our understanding of… everything – through rethinking, reprocessing. Through making mistakes. Through bungling our efforts badly, or not so badly. The thing is TO TRY. That’s where the juice is.
Monday and Tuesday, the Aries Moon moves through sextiles to all the players in Aquarius as well as a square to Pluto. The mood is fiery with airy fuel – electric and humming. It’s a mood to act on it all too! Motion feels good.
Tuesday night through Wednesday, the Taurus Moon squares Saturn then conjoins Uranus. Immediately after, Saturn squares Uranus. So very closely linked. The Moon goes on to square Mercury and Jupiter. So we really FEEL that fixed tension jangle. That’s good. A pleasure seeking mood will lead us to the right road and the best feeling action.
Thursday morning the Sun hits Pisces and the Taurus Moon sextiles Pisces-ruler Neptune. This helps a lot; that transition connects us to what feels good and inclines us to take a chance in being close. It’s a feel good drug to connect us, to relax that tension we’re living under enough to re-tune.
The Taurus Moon goes on to square Venus and conjoin Mars, as well as trine Pluto. There is strong challenge to getting what we want, but there’s also an ability to manipulate for a better outcome.
Friday the Moon finishes in Taurus and heads to Mercury-ruled Gemini. With retrograde, this might feel a bit jittery. The Gemini Moon starts out with a square to the newly Piscean Sun, a diffuse and internal mode of the day with a curious and agile mood. However, with both the Moon and Mercury in air signs, those mood palpitations make for a frisky romp, covering old ground and finding something new!
The Gemini Moon goes on to sextile Chiron and trine Saturn as Venus squares Mars exactly. It’s possible to both lighten up and buckle down, like swinging from an anchor… or a star! Maybe this is a brand new way to get romantic and make use of that sexy Mars-Pluto energy. Keep moving… body, mind, and soul.