Earlier today, our lady of beauty and pleasure turned the key to Scorpio’s door and entered those hidden realms. Tastes take a darker turn, and pleasures move into a more intimate space – yes, this sign is ruled by Mars! Scroll through a list of Venus in Scorpio celebrities to see the magnetic attraction and smouldering spirit this placement can give – Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix and Gerard Butler to name just a few. Venus in Scorpio has x-ray vision when it comes to relating to others, so it’s best to have an open heart, honest dealings and true empathy at this time, fake connections need not apply. Being a fixed water sign, this is the realm of the deep ocean, of dark waters and high pressure. Diamonds are produced from such places, when allowed their time and space.
“You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.” – Serena Williams
This quote from another Venus in Scorpio native brings me to the crux of the matter – here Venus looks below the surface for beauty, peeling back the layers. She may mourn the loss of the apple blossom but sees hope in the fruit the tree will soon bear, for within the death of one thing lies hope for what rises in its place. With sextiles to Saturn and Pluto in later weeks, we all may see beautiful possibilities arise in the place of all we have released.
Last time Venus was in Scorpio we were still in the heated times of the #metoo movement, and the world saw powerful female leaders rise up and give a voice to their generation and those to come. Venus here has a power – think of an iron fist gloved in velvet – that won’t back down from what she believes in. As Serena Williams has also said “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” Oh, how Scorpio is that? This is raw creative feminine power, using one’s abilities to raise up the collective. There is a reason microeconomics in developing countries are built on projects for women. They recognise that women will strengthen their family, and their community, and this then ripples beyond to the whole country.
So I invite you at this time to turn to the feminine bonds you have, whatever gender you are, and strengthen them, recognise them, honour them, pour energy into them. Here lies a bed of creativity – where tenacity crosses with perception, empowerment meets sensitivity and resourcefulness links with understanding. Powerful indeed!