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Things to Know About Venus Trine Jupiter Square Saturn

by Rebecca Brents


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From Feb 2002*

We've had an interesting one-two punch occur with the transit of Venus through Pisces this year. On Saturday, it was trine to Jupiter. Today, it's square to Saturn.

At first glance, this combination sounds like it should be a real contradiction in terms. Jupiter ... arguably the most beneficial metaphor in the entire astrological family is in great aspect to Venus, everybody's favorite symbol of love and money -- but Venus, the keeper of passion and treasure, is also square to Saturn ... a Gloomy Gus, if ever there was one, raining on everyone's parade.

A trine, first of all, is an angle between two planets of approximately 120 degrees. The planets situated in this way are considered to be in a benevolent, advantageous relationship to one another, each offering the other outlets for mutually favorable expression - avenues through which to generate and use genuine natural talents and new ideas.

A square, on the other hand, is an angle of approximately 90° -- and planets which aspect each other in this way indicate a time of uncomfortable adjustments between two competing areas of life or signify irritations between two conflicting inner impulses or needs.

Sooo, you ask, how is this apt to work itself out in real life?

Ok ... both Venus and Jupiter represent wonderfully creative, generous, caring, bountiful energies -- and both right now are in emotional, sensitive, compassionate, highly embraceable Water Signs: Venus in Pisces, and Jupiter in Cancer.

Venus in Pisces indicates:

  • Seeking a "spiritual" quality in love and close relationships
  • Enjoying solitude in which to experience and expand one's creative imagination
  • Exploring one's mystical nature through selfless, sacrificial acts of charity and generosity -- done as a gesture of love
  • Opening one's heart to deep artistic and healing impulses
  • Needing seclusion and privacy to fully enjoy the intimacy relationships can provide

Jupiter in Cancer indicates:

  • A philosophy that is bighearted, expansive, compassionate, protective, gentle, and nurturing
  • A deep emotional concern with the safety and security of self and loved ones -- and a willingness to draw others into the family circle (expanding the components of one's private life)
  • A desire for greater comfort, room, and luxury in one's home
  • A "maternal" attitude in your rules for living, your personal ethics and values about life

The incorporation of traditional, "old-fashioned," and especially sentimental values into your way of thinking

Combining the two, you can expect an energy that prompts strong feelings of intimacy, connection, spiritual rapport, and closeness between you and family members, friends, loved ones -- especially in relationships where you feel a certain protectiveness and alliance. You want to express all the sentiments you hold toward those you love -- and you want these individuals to know the depth of your devotion!!

This combination can also give rise to some exceptional artistic, creative, mystical, and therapeutic inspirations -- because of the effect it has on your abstract values. Your "vision of life" is both expanded and rendered more gentle, supportive, familial, and loving.

Saturn in Gemini, on the other hand, indicates:

  • The systematic organization of ideas
  • Disciplined intellectual development
  • Focused communications
  • The practical application of learning and knowledge
  • The desire to have your opinions and wisdom respected as authoritative

Traditionally, squares between Venus and Saturn bring an energy that is aloof, structured, judgmental, self-restrained, and marked by noticeable feelings of "loneliness" and neglect. Saturn's need for dignity, self-control, and order throws cold water all over Venus and her impulses to establish closeness, intimacy, and companionship. (You can almost hear his stern voice scolding: "Will you behave yourself!! Show a little decorum. There's a time and place for things like this. And for crying out loud, not with the lights on!!")

In its present angle to Venus, Saturn may bring some much needed realism to all this misty, free-floating emotion and generosity. You may have to remind yourself you really can't adopt the whole world after all. You need to show a little care and discretion regarding those you choose to love -- and to whom you offer your understanding, help, and selfless service. By itself, this fluid, expressive Venus / Jupiter combination can literally "give away the store" in trying to do good for and share assets with others.

Saturn here, offers the sober reminder that the mortgage still needs to be paid, your ideas of "spiritual connection" need to show a good scoop of common sense to be worthwhile, and "love" needs to have some sensible "rules" if it is to really thrive and survive here in the material world. Sure, you can still see the outlines of this "wet blanket influence." But as usual, Saturn's respect for "what is pragmatic and possible" ... is hard to argue with in the end.

* 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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What Does Venus Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Pink is a Venus color. -- Named for the goddess of love -- Venus, modestly shrouded in clouds when photographed, is named for the mythological goddess of love. It is often seen as the evening star -- so bright and shimmering some say it gets mistaken for a UFO. Maybe. Maybe not.

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What Does Jupiter Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the last sign of autumn -- November 22 to December 21. -- Opening up your world -- Jupiter, colorful and immense, dwarfs the Earth by comparison. It is named for the mythological King of the ancient Roman Gods. (The Greeks called him Zeus.) In Astrology, it symbolizes your philosophical foundations, your urge to expand beyond existing intellectual, educational and cultural limits ... and your sense of abundance, generosity and charity. Jupiter gives and receives everything in abundance ... and is always willing to share.

What Does Saturn Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Saturn ... finding stature, taking responsibility -- Saturn depicts an Inner Self that is careful, precise, methodical and concerned with creating lasting structures in the world. It contains your self-discipline, your sense of responsibility and your ways of relating to authority. It describes your need for status, and is apparent in how you build a career or public reputation to gain public admiration and respect.

Saturn Retrograde -- Rebuilding Your Personal Foundations ---> Delays ... get worse -- Saturn is notorious for signifying delays, and because under stress it also symbolizes limitation, restriction, and loss, many followers of astrology consider it their least favorite planet. But I think it gets a bad rap and lots of blame it really doesn't deserve.


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