Updated for coming Venus in Aquarius cycle – December 20 2019 to January 14 2020.

Venus slides away from the heaviness of Capricorn into the lightness and detachment of cool calm Aquarius. She will offer the detachment needed over the coming eclipse period, where emotions are recognised and valued but don’t take over. A square to Uranus on 22 December could bring in some excitement, or restlessness as freedom is yearned for. This is a time to be your own person, bang your own drum, and not worry too much what other people might think or say.

Being an air sign, Venus in Aquarius loves mental connections, those long conversations where you discover the truth of each other and explore each other’s value systems to see if they match. It’s about aligning the mind and the heart, connections that form in the whole of yourself. here she is about love that values the space and independence of both parties. She knows that what initially attracts is the uniqueness of each, and that will be lost if there is a merging of two into one.

As people from very different viewpoints or backgrounds come together under this energy, you’ll find agreement isn’t the point. You may reconcile differences or agree to disagree, but Aquarius asks us to always come from a place of respect, integrity and value for the unique individual. That is when we stretch our minds to see the beauty in difference.

The clarity of this sign brings our perspective into sharp relief, where we see the difference between black and white clearly, and still appreciate the beauty of both.

Aquarius is a Saturn ruled sign, so Venus’ love of pleasure can be smothered under his strict rule. Perhaps try examining boundaries and the role they play in your relationships. What do your edges look like? Where do they meet the other persons? How can you stay apart and yet connected?

Venus here also brings us to our higher principles, and what it is we will not do. Interactions with others may offer insights into the choices you make and how they reflect the morals and standards you live by. Are these unconscious or chosen? Perhaps this month you can reflect on small ways you live your life that can make the world a better place.

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