From Apr 2002*
Venus in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius.
Venus in Taurus has moved into a square aspect to Neptune in Aquarius. Venus deals with love, money, possessions and relationships; Neptune deals with mysteries, secrets, and psychological complexes. A square is a 90° aspect of frustration, hindrance, discomfort, and discord.
This combination can stimulate your imagination in ways that are quite compelling and creative. Deeply meaningful artistic work or therapeutic efforts can have their roots in this energy, especially on issues that involve the conduct of your relationships or the examination of past injuries involving love affairs or romantic associations that failed.
But, while this energy is great for stirring up past memories and helping you discover areas that need attention, this combination doesn't usually result in much constructive progress. (The trine that will form in about three and a half weeks is much more conducive to that.) Instead, you may find yourself easily lost in fantasies -- especially ones involving love and money that usually amount to pointless daydreaming rather than positive visualization.
This energy can produce relationship problems, misunderstandings, and unwise, dubious alliances, relationships where important information is not disclosed -- or erroneous, advantageous assumptions are encouraged. There is an unusual amount of dishonesty involving both relationships and money, a lack of directness, a tendency to "make excuses," or to get lost in wild impossible schemes that may never see the light of day -- but which romp through the landscape of your imagination with a vengeance.
The lack of candor and truthful information can be especially troublesome. The potential for matters involving relationships and money that you want to hide, keep secret, not confront directly, or not admit can be considerable. Again, because this energy is more passive than active, you may resort to dreaming rather than doing -- but there's still a fair amount of time and effort invested, even so. Dreaming about an impossible, inappropriate, unavailable, or unrealistic relationship is just an exercise in spinning your wheels.
Another part of this energy is a lack of self-discipline ... the unwillingness to squelch the ill-advised impulse -- because you convince yourself of certain "facts" or possibilities that are truly bogus. This combination is notoriously impractical ... and can also open you up to exploitation by others who are "out to get whatever they can" by playing on your sympathies. Keep in mind, however, you could be playing the same game. Deception is not just something that gets pulled on or by "other people." "Fooling yourself" is also part of this mix.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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