Venus in Aries and Mercury stations direct.

On the early hours of Thursday the 21st of April, Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty, finally left Pisces to move into Aries, first sign of the Zodiac. It joins Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, also in Aries.
Aries, ruled by Mars (Ares in Greek Mythology, Aphrodite’s (Venus) lover) is a very male energy and resonates with the archetypes of the Warrior, the Soldier, the Athlete, defender of his land and people. A very strange realm for Venus to dwell into. Yet, this two archetypes of Venus and Ares are united for ever as lovers in Mythology. And although Aphrodite never marries Ares, since she is forced to marry Hephaestus, the ugly dwarf, son of Hera, they continue to be lovers for ever. In some stories, Ares and Hephaestus are brothers, both sons of Hera. In others even Venus is Zeus’ daughter. All very incestuous as it normally is in Greek Myth.
This dimension of Venus as “wife” and “lover”, separately, is one of the themes of Venus in Aries. For those who think that Venus can bring LOVE which will last for ever, you must read carefully most of Venus’s stories. She’s definitely not faithful and since she is always with Eros (Desire), she can’t help, but seduce. Is in her nature. She lay with many and had children with more than one, as well. Yet, her love affair with Ares is the most famous one.
She was born from the foam in the sea, caused by the skin of the severed testicles of Uranus by his son, the Titan Saturn. She was born beautiful and naked and from the water itself, in some stories. She had to be clothed before being taken to the Gods. As soon as they saw her, they all rush to offer her marriage, she rejected everyone.
Those of you with Venus in Aries in your birth-chart, can relate to this archetype, the love of adventure in love, the chase, the spontaneity and the conquest of the desired object. Yet, often is done in a very egotistical fashion, more in tune with the inner script than with the other person’s wishes. It is truly beautiful, when the other, accepts the allotted roll and plays it accordingly, creating a kind of magic, which is destined to end or to run into trouble, when the true personality of either party, begins to emerge.
Yet consciously or unconsciously, and insistent and constant longing for independence, seems to invade the emotions of the Venus in Aries person, as if they had something greater to accomplish in life, which does not include anybody else.
There is a strong unconscious bond with Father, as if they were called to complete his work or the Father’s unconscious longings.
They are very attracted to energetic, optimistic people with a strong purpose in life. They can be extremely attentive with their partners as long as the other plays the roll assigned to them.
this is a particularly strong transit of Venus through Aries not only because it is accompanied by another 4 planets, but because it will link with many more in its short journey through this sign.
Yesterday and today, 22nd and 23rd of April, it has contacted Uranus, which means you probably encountered unwelcome events and welcomed surprises. Meetings with interesting, eccentric people, or simply doing yourself something different. Since it has been the Easter Weekend, it is quite normal that you would. I, for example have participated in a Dance (Uranus is rhythm) Weekend with Teachers from USA.
Since Mars is also around, the extra activity will be welcomed, yet, one (especially Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) must control one’s temper.
On the 26th and 27th will contact Pluto, combination that will inevitably confront us with our most inner motivations, especially in our relationships. Power struggles will ensue.
On the 30th will oppose Saturn, and the reality of our relationships and finances will be obvious. More obvious than usual.
Once in May, it will travel next to Mercury in the last degrees of Aries, first and then in Taurus. This could bring the opportunity to solve some situations in a more diplomatic way. We should see what happens in Lybia, during those days. Hopefully, some kind of agreement could be reached.
Good opportunity to say all those things that we have been keeping to ourselves, not to stir an argument. Now is the time when it will come out alright.
On the 23rd, 24th of May, Mars will come into the equation, pushing the our limits and adding a more aggressive tone to the discussion. Especially for those of you with planets in the fix signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Yet, Virgo and Capricorn, will enjoy a very creative, romantic and pleasant time. Well deserved!
Venus will be in Aries until May 10th.
Today, Mercury finally stations retrograde, and although its shadow period continues until May 11th, things will move faster and communications, paper work, phones, computers, internet, will all go back to normal. For those of us who have had problems with them in this past retrograde, it will feel like a great relieve-. Many robberies have taken place, and although they always do, Mercury continues to be the the Thief.
So if you had anything stolen in the past 3 weeks, share it with us here, just for the sake of Astrology. As for Venus in Aries, let our inner warrior run free and let’s enjoy the ride ad the power that comes with it!!

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