“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing. No one to blame.” -Erica Jong, Venus in Aquarius
“The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off.” -Gloria Steinem, Venus in Aquarius
“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” – Ellen DeGeneres, Venus in Aquarius
If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer…
Venus in Aquarius’ perceptions about love, art, beauty, body, and relationship are far from mainstream. This is the Venus sign who wants to build a separate wing on the house for her partner. Outrageous! What’s outrageous to you is not the same, to me; we are shaped by the cultural constructs of the time and place in which we live, and for Venus in Aquarius no matter whether taking off your Burka in France or leaving a stifling marriage in Utah, outrage is sacred. For you, standing up for your right to be happy, free and loved in the way you want to be loved, is a radical act of self-love. When this Venus sign dares to truthfully turn the tables on social expectations, she will likely shock people. This certainly makes for interesting relationships. It also makes this Venus sign one of the most invigorating, unusual people to hang with!
A Venus in Aquarius in love…
Every astrology textbook says Aquarius needs freedom. Why is this? In the karmic past we may’ve signed on to play a role, to become someone we’re not, to be a pretty face in the crowd, or we may have become overly defined by our gender role. In short, in matters of relating and self-worth, we’ve deviated too far from our truth. Optimally, this Venus sign was born to challenge the status quo– in values, relationship, art, self-worth and body image. This may include re-drawing the lines of the sexual and body politic, the social and gender roles within a community, or breaking the relationship mold she’s been given. All confrontations against her authentic self are alchemical acts that bring her closer to happiness. Truthfulness is a perilous position for the Goddess who strives for peace, love and happiness but she has no choice but to live by her own rules.
What this Venus sign needs to keep the love going..
This Venus sign can sometimes be heard saying things like: “I want to be loved for my brains, not my body or sexual orientation.” This is a worthy request to make of our admirers and friends, but over time our reactionary insistence on being perceived in a certain way can bring out an intolerant streak in the sign known for it’s tolerance! When other people become too unacceptable to tolerate, our own self-acceptance remedies this. Often the liberation in love that we crave isn’t freedom from the expectations of others, or changing their point of view, but the liberation we crave we must learn to give our self, first. The deeper request of Venus always, is: Love me, for being me. In Aquarius, Venus says, I am unlike anyone you’ve ever known before. I will be real with you and all I ask is for you to be authentic and real with me.
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