So many times in life, we talk ourselves out of what we want. We talk ourselves out of taking chances, out of taking risks, or even just simply validating our feelings. We doubt them, we second-guess them, we debate with them, and often resort to ignoring them. To chalking it up to superficiality, to boredom, to being unattainable. Yet the real culprit to our frame of mind is fear, unworthiness or the inability to trust.
Venus is the planet of love, but she also rules beauty, finances and physical pleasures. Named after the goddess, this is the planet that wants us to enjoy the best life has to offer. To enjoy the beauty, the love, the pleasure that is possible.
Ruled by Taurus, an earth sign that delights in all that feels good, depending upon which sign this planet is transiting through, we see it affect our thoughts, desires and actions.
Many astrologers would say that Venus in Aries is a harsh or even challenging placement. Besides the fact that it’s a feminine planet in a masculine sign, Aries is more forceful than the gentle and receiving Venus is accustomed to.
But astrology, like life, is about balance, and while sometimes we must sit back and allow love and life to just be, other times we must harness our determination, our passion and our courage.
Venus in Aries is determined, and while here we will likely find it impossible to deny or talk ourselves out of what we really want or feel. Because Venus rules more than just our hearts, what we feel arising won’t just be connected to love, but to the life that we want to live. What we often neglect to realize is that who we chose to be with is the biggest determination for what kind of life that we live.
In this #Aries fire sign, Venus wants to experience it all. But in order to harness all that is possible from #Aries, we must trust. This is an ongoing theme of the astrology that began back in January.
In many ways it’s the universe seeing if we’re ready for the future that we say we want. Are we flexible when it comes to paths and methods, trusting that we only know so much and that sometimes we can be our own worst enemy?
With decision-making in life, it’s directly connected to how we feel about ourselves. If we lack self-love, confidence or worthiness, we will only mirror the choices that reflect how we feel about ourselves. We will only be able to accept love to the degree in which we love ourselves; we will only be able to trust others to the level that we do others; we’ll only be able to have hope for the future that we can believe is possible.
Venus in Aries helps us with this because it’s more self-orientated. It’s also going to help us feel that love deeper for ourselves, and feel more adventurous, courageous and daring. Not so we run off in a direction opposite our dreams, but so we feel deserving of what we want, what we’re dreaming of and what we’re craving.
In love and life, we have these deep-seeded cravings. A craving is what happens when desire gives birth to a new dream, when we feel a connection to this path that is created within the most primal part of who we are.
We crave experiences, life paths, accomplishments, feelings and even people, yet we talk ourselves out of these cravings. We call them yearnings or trivialize them to the point that we reduce them to annoyances instead of signs we should be following.
We stop ourselves from trusting, from listening and from allowing ourselves to follow the path that will only ever lead to greater fulfillment in love, life and how we feel about ourselves. But this next month is different.
Venus in Aries helps us trust that the reason we’re craving something — whether it’s a choice, experience or person — is because it’s craving us, meaning it’s meant for us.
It’s meant to be experienced, reveled in, surrendered to. So, while Venus in Aries is all about charging in and taking chances, it’s also about surrendering to our hearts, our desires, and those dreams we often cast aside as impossible or challenging.
This will be magnified by the approaching full moon in Leo, which will have us rushing into whatever calls to our hearts. we’ll also be feeling confident enough to make our own choices, knowing that sometimes, only once we’ve actually tried to make everyone else happy, do we finally learn just how impossible it is.
#Venus in Aries will help us get really clear about what we want. We might feel ourselves drawn down multiple paths or very strongly down one. We might find ourselves leaving behind any sort of stability or known aspects of life.
But we owe it to ourselves to try. To listen and to believe that if there is something or someone calling to you, it’s a call that deserves to be answered and explored.