Make misfit friends and embrace your weirdo
Venus, planet of love, beauty, aesthetics, and attraction transforms into the professionally odd space helmet as Aquarius mode and function from January 2 to January 26, 2023.
A fixed air sign, Aquarius is ruled by the mob that elicits Uranus and the stern Saturn that imbues it with strength and a kind of defiant individuality. In short and in general, Aquarius can’t help but be something other than themselves.
This sign lives, thinks and loves against the current and during this transit, the influence of this energy invites us not only to accept, but to proudly own our particularities. Since Venus is the planet of love and Aquarius is the sign of independence, this transit offers the chance, and for some, the great challenge, to love people freely and outside the constraints of convention. Aquarius teaches us that independence is not a threat to intimacy but rather its scaffolding.
Venus in Aquarius
Aquarius rules the eleventh house of community, and in a fundamental sense this transit increases the chances of bonding, romantic or otherwise, through mutual friends and acquaintances. Keep in mind that this is not a hot and heavy time for sultry Venus. As an air sign, Aquarius is more concerned with the cerebral and the bodily, so the focus is on firing synapses rather than burning kidneys, not to say one can’t lead to ‘other.
For those in committed relationships, this can be a great time to rationally discuss goals and take logical stock of the state of your union. Like Capricorn, Aquarius counts Saturn as a planetary ruler and when given the safe space to be their complete and pure self, the Aquarius archetype can be just as engaging as a sea goat. permission to be weird and they won’t wander.
Let’s get together but keep our emotional distance
Aquarius is considered the humanitarian of the zodiac. Yet that accolade doesn’t equate to some sort of spongy, indulgent, MDMA-tinged affection for their fellow man. It’s more of a Pisces vibe. On the contrary, water carriers have a deep love for the collective and a deep need to keep individuals at a distance. Venus in Aquarius wants to buy the world a Coke but doesn’t like to sit next to anyone while they drink it.
On that note, water carriers are known for their emotional detachment and while that might make them look like cool, unavailable, ivory tower aliens, it also serves to teach us a great lesson about love, objectivity and independence. Indeed, love is a little looser, friendship a little freer when a water carrier carries.
The social circle of someone with Venus in Aquarius is a bit like the island of misfit toys. This Venus welcomes the unusual, unleashes the unknown and gasps at the feet of the eccentric. We can honor this spirit of inclusive curiosity by opening ourselves to unconventional connections and the strangest strangers. Recommended listening: “Friends, Lovers, Ex-lovers, Whatever” by Susto.
Go and love yourself
An Aquarius approach to self-love is the greatest gift we can give ourselves during this transit. In the words of wise water carrier Audre Lorde, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation, and it’s an act of political warfare.” May you love yourself first and fiercely and may this care become the loving model of how you treat others. Let love flow and freedom reign.
Astrology 101: Your Guide to the Stars
Astrologer Reda Wigle irreverently studies and reports planetary configurations and their effect on each sign of the zodiac. His horoscopes incorporate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as chronicling many of her experiences on her travels. Among the many intriguing topics she’s covered are graveyard etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs, and the “weirdest” foods. available abroad.