Venus In Aries

by Diane Ronngren

This evening (May 2) transiting Venus will enter the Zodiac Sign of Aries. She will remain in this sign for almost the entire month of May, bringing each of us opportunities to explore her passion and her determination and her courage (words we associate with the energy of the sign).

So, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I care? I’m dealing with the challenges and surprises resulting from a Solar and Lunar Eclipse! And I’ve read about a Grand Cross between Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars. It all sounds pretty grim, and anyway, Venus is all about sweetness and light, so her trip through Aries is not anything I need to focus on right now.”

Let’s think this through. In the process of dealing with the major changes that affect our lives over the long term, we still live our everyday lives, eat our meals, take jobs, start businesses, fall in love, buy homes, have sex, seek pleasure and benefit from our activities and our relationships. Our lives, our personal reality, our money, our relationships – these are the realm of VENUS. And, since Venus rules all of these things, it is a good idea to keep an eye on her movements, and be aware of her presence, and listen to her messages.

I like to think of Venus as “the iron fist in a velvet glove”. Astrologically Venus is considered the ruler of two signs in the zodiac: Taurus and Libra. Interestingly at this time, Venus in her position as ruler of Taurus (the zodiac sign of the Sun in the recent Solar Eclipse), and Libra (the zodiac sign of the Moon in the recent Total Lunar Eclipse) is the BOSS of all things connected to these eclipses!

So, in a way, Venus in Aries will provide you with your main tool to deal with the challenges and opportunities coming your way this month. And she will give you ample samplings of her passionate and determined Aries energy along the way. Need I say, you will need this energy?

So, how can you identify the tools Venus is bringing you to use in your journey through the month of May, 2014? As I explain in my booklet, VENUS, as with all other astrological significators, we often become aware of their expression in our lives through negative aspects of experience. These are a few of the ways Venus tries to get our attention. Make a note whether these show up in your life, or if similar ones get your attention over the next few days:

  • Poor self-esteem
  • Lack of determination
  • No one to love or care about us
  • No one to love
  • Poor income, or no work
  • Loss of an important person
  • Anger (at something/someone specific)
  • Frustration
  • Discomfort

If you identify one or more of these (or other similar feelings), note them down and recognize these are the tools used by Venus to get your attention. Venus wants to be needed. She can bring things we wish for, hope for, ask for, want, and would be happy with! All we need to do is focus our attention (this month using the Aries tools she is offering) on these actions in order to benefit from her presence in our lives.

When Venus enters a new sign or a new house in your chart, she usually announces her arrival by bringing some kind of discomfort, something that causes you to recognize some specific lack. Whether you identify the lack in your life in the Taurus arena or in the Libra parts of your life at this time, you will now be plugged in to the determination, the passion, the direct focus, the strength, the zest for living and the courage to finish what you set out to do! All you have to do is ask for ________ (fill in the blank), as you launch into battle, meet the challenges, and determine your path into the future!

My booklet, VENUS, is available in print or digital format at