From Dec 2001
Venus (the planetary metaphor that describes relationship concerns and financial interests) moved into Capricorn just before midnight on the West coast ... around 2:30 in the morning on the East Coast. When Venus is in Capricorn, people tend to be cautious, conservative, prudent, and practical in their relationships.
They emphasize qualities such as dignity, organization, persistence, stability, self-control, and meeting responsibilities in the methods they use to attract love. They express their romantic natures through gestures that are discreet, economical, circumspect, reserved, and "tried and true" reliable. They are more interested in things like "durability," status, prestige, attending to duty, tenacity, and "being realistic" - than in "hearts and flowers."
When Venus is in Capricorn, the conduct of relationships is marked by determination, discipline, thrift, correctness, and hard work.
The up-side of this is that people are willing to invest themselves "for the long term" in accordance with the qualities of this energy ... but the down-side is they expect a "payoff" from this in terms of community standing, social position, financial reward ... or some other important and perhaps tangible gain.
"Love" seems to have a "price tag" ... and may be heavily influenced by things like status, professional considerations, and money.
Under stress, people are pessimistic, unfriendly, unapproachable, controlling, and humorless in the conduct of their personal relationships. There is a definite coldness that stifles love and intimacy. People feel burdened, lonely, critical, unsympathetic, and cynical. Under extreme conditions, they can be rejecting, embittered, calculating, intolerant, and even vengeful.
* 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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