Enjoy these tips for making the most of Venus in Aries, either by birth or transit

Give her a mission
Cool, pleasure-seeking Venus isn’t so comfortable in the heat and energy of Mars’ sign. Here she is like a Queen on a battlefield, used to the elegance and refinement of her palace, not the smoke, mud and cursing she’s now surrounded with. Yet, if it’s for her people she’ll take up her battle gear to fight the worthy fight, stepping into her role as Warrior Queen, inspiring her troops as she joins them in battle. And that’s the thing about Venus in Aries, give her a worthy purpose, and she’ll draw on boldness and courage to struggle towards it. Her sword can be used to offer protection or to cause harm, depending on which side you fall. Tap into your inner bad-ass to show others you care.

Tap into your courage to be vulnerable
I watched Brene Brown’s new Netflix special yesterday, and what struck me was how Venus in Aries her message on courage and vulnerability is. In one part, Brene tells the story of talking to a group of special forces troops. She asks them if they know of a single instance of courage that didn’t require uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure – the definition of vulnerability. And after a time of silence, one man stood up and said “Three tours ma’am. There is no courage without vulnerability.” This is Venus in Aries all over. Being willing to put yourself out there, to boldly put yourself forward despite the fear of criticism and failure, to take that one brave risk that offers a chance for change, for connection. Courage isn’t just for battle – it is saying “I love you” for the first time, having a tough conversation with colleagues, and being willing to stand your own ground on an important issue. These can happen anywhere, at any time, and can be life-changing moments.

Bring the ME back into the WE
Aries is about independence and the ‘me’ part of relationships, so Venus in this sign invites us to focus on valuing ourselves first, before giving out to others. The classic scenario of “put your oxygen mask on first before attempting to help others” is true here, and if we don’t value and respect ourselves then other won’t either. If you’re feeling volatile, restless or frustrated in your connections right now, try checking in with your relationships needs. Are they being met? Do you actually know what you want? Can you ask for it? Use Aries’ forthright and open nature to start an honest dialogue around bringing each individual’s needs into the relationship equation to create the balance that Venus desires.

Remember your principles
Venus also rules values, our moral codes and standards. In Aries, she values courage and action, her standards are honesty and truth. In Tolstoy’s famous “War and Peace” he wrote “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” You only have to look to Eckhart Tolle, Abraham Lincoln and Bob Marley to see a group who stood strongly for a particular value system and fought in their own brave yet Venusian way for what they believed in. Female celebrities with Venus in Aries include Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga. They each use their beauty in unusual ways and often fight for what they believed in. Audrey Hepburn and her work as a UNICEF Ambassador. Marilyn Monroe fighting against female stereotypes. Lady Gaga standing against cultural stereotypes. (You may also like this article about Lady Gaga and Venus in Aries).

Venus in Aries ask each of us what convictions we have and if we willing to fight for them? How can you assert yourself in relationships to bring honest connection? What line will you draw in the sand, for yourself and those you love? Where is vulnerability needed, and what courage can you draw on to offer it?

*This is an edit to an article first published on April 23, 2019.

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