From Jan 2002*
When Venus is in Aquarius, people tend to be daring, inventive, and unorthodox in their relationships. They emphasize qualities such as altruism, compassion, creativity, friendliness, and imagination in the methods they use to attract love - and express the romantic side of their natures in gestures that are ingenious, intellectual, fun-loving, and original.
They are concerned with things like idealism, social vision, humanitarian concerns, and - ironically - their own ability to maintain personal independence within the context of the relationship that attracts them.
When Venus is in Aquarius, the conduct of relationships is marked by inspirational notions, eclectic interests, appreciate of what is unique in each of the partners involved, imaginative expressions, and unconventional moments - that may only remotely qualify as "romantic" in most normal people's minds.
Venus in Aquarius is an eccentric energy unto itself . . . with an underpinning of personal magnetism that can be surprising and very "off the wall" - to put it kindly. Relationships and the use of money tend to have elements of "the unexpected" involved in the transactions, along with unusual emphasis on future oriented hopes and dreams and on improving the overall quality of life for all concerned.
Under stress, the behavior found in relationships becomes extreme, fanatic, radical, unstable, willful, exasperating, and rebellious. There are often abrupt breaks, and while relationships are conducted with tremendous intensity while they last, they are also notoriously short-lived. A willful insistence on personal independence makes intimacy very unlikely, and the refusal to compromise or curtail personal directions and desires undermines even the semblance of cooperation and partnership.
* 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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