Venus is climbing through Saturn's sign of Capricorn; Saturn is still looking for his partner in Venus' sign of Libra. Today, today they meet up again in a square aspect...ouch! This is going to hurt, yes it is; but you only pay attention, learn and grow when the energies of the universe bring about these confrontations. These encounters pose the questions and challenges that serve to quicken your journey, so you can find and follow the pathway of spirit, the Middle Way...For, after all, you are here on Earth to unfold, learn and grow, and so become so much more... so let's see what this message of the stars is asking of you today...
Yes, it is time again, time for another encounter between "Beauty and the Beast", between Value and Reality, between Love and Responsibility. Whenever Venus encounters Saturn in a "hard" aspect, you are usually at a low point in self-worth or self-love. It brings about a re-assessment of yourself, of your values and possessions, of your love and relationships...and not all will pass the test.
Of course, it is just a "phase" you are going through, but it is true for that time...You have reached an inflection point or decision time as to how to reconcile or balance the two planets and the energies they are working with.
Venus is in Capricorn now, so the expression of value, beauty and love is centered upon classical ideals and forms, traditional lasting qualities that have proven themselves by their ancient lineage. Yet oftentimes a hierarchy of values will become crystallized, ossified, devoid of spirit, and so end up serving to maintain rigid and privileged structures at the expense of spiritual growth and truth.
So you should be thankful that Saturn in Libra is here to challenge, reaffirm and remind Venus that Order (Saturn) must be Just (Libra); that any claim of privilege and position within a hierarchy must be matched through the fulfillment of your responsibilities to one another. There are many types of social orders and hierarchies in your world, but the fountain-source, the root cause and determining factor in all is the one true Hierarchy of Spirit.
You turn your gaze forward, upwards and see the Great Souls who have gone ahead, who offer you hope by extending their good thoughts, unconditional love and willing support as you strive to become more like them. You turn your gaze backward, downwards and see all the other souls who trail behind you, and you extend your hand and thoughts, your love and will to them...because, because you know and you feel that it is right...because one and all are ones of the One.
Saturn lays down the challenge to Venus, to your values, to your love and asks, "Are you worthy?" For if you wish to enjoy your values, to claim your rights and your privileges, you must be able to affirm that you have equally met your responsibilities...for that is what the word Responsibility simply means, it means "your ability to respond"...and what are you responding to? Why, to the needs of any and all in your circle of life.
Because each and every, one and all are part of this spiral journey; each and every unfold, grow and develop their capacity to respond to one another through this wondrous, hierarchy, this spiral of being, of giving and receiving that is Life-Consciousness-Spirit.
Let us give thanks, thanks be to Saturn...the Teacher, who keeps your feet upon the pathway of Light!