Venus is conjunct Mars at 19° Virgo and a new relationship cycle begins.
Venus and Mars meet up in the sky on October 5th, exactly at the time of the Full Moon in Aries. Last time we had a Venus Mars conjunction was in November 2015 and the next one will take place in August 2019.
A Venus Mars conjunction happens once every 2 years and marks a new beginning in relationships and partnerships of any kind. Like a New Moon, new planetary cycles offer a fresh beginning.
Venus Mars cycles repeat themselves every 32 years – we had nearly the same conjunction on the same day 32 years back, on October 5th 1985. Try to remember what happened back then, as this conjunction will have a similar energy.
Venus and Mars are the cosmic lovers and in astrology they describe attraction, love and relationships. Mars rules Aries and Venus rules Libra – Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, ruling the Ascendant and the 1st house, Mars is “I”. Venus is the 7th sign of the zodiac and rules the 7th house, or the descendant, and stands for the “The Other”
Even people who are not very familiar with astrology know that Venus stands for the feminine, and Mars, for the masculine. The astrological symbols for Venus and Mars are identical to those used in biology to identify sexes.
One of the most famous books of all time, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” shows the polarity of the two energies – Mars, the assertive, masculine energy, and Venus, the feminine, receptive energy.
If you look in the sky, it makes sense that Venus and Mars are all about relating. Venus is the next planet inward from Earth, and Mars is the next planet outward. As in astrology we take the Earth as the centre, Venus and Mars are two planets on the right and on the left.
While Mars relates to the world by taking the lead, acting, doing, Venus relates to the world by sending subtle messages and choosing what she likes, and rejecting what she doesn’t. Mars rules war, Venus rules the law of attraction.
It is not that Venus does not take the lead. In fact, Venus is the one that chooses, and invites Mars to get closer. In courtship, it is Venus who sends the courtship signals, makes eye contact and smiles to Mars. And only then Mars is “allowed” to approach Venus.
When Mars comes to Venus without being invited, he might get some success, but all research and studies show that this “success” is short lived. It takes two to tango.
To have long lasting attraction, Venus and Mars need to express their role in a natural way. Venus sends the signal, Mars approaches, Venus chooses and the courtship goes on.
Venus and Mars are planets of polarity, irrespective of one’s gender or sexual orientation. In homosexual couples usually one of the partners takes the Venus role, and the other the Mars role.
It is so important that polarity exists in relationships, that life cannot be created without it. We won’t be here without Mars and Venus. Is it the passion between Venus and Mars, the “secret mix” between the two, that allows creation to take place.
Without a “chemical reaction” between Venus and Mars, we cannot create anything. The world around us is made out of polarities, we have yin and yang, 0 and 1, the North Pole and the South Pole.
The opposite poles of two magnets attract each other, but their similar poles repel each other. That’s why we need both Venus and Mars to create a “magnetic field”.
And as no magnet has only one pole, we both have a Venus and a Mars inside us.
Most creative people in the world tend to have Venus Mars aspects in their natal chart, especially the conjunction.
Van Gogh, Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Bette Davis, Al Pacino, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Bruce Lee, Joaquin Phoenix, Bruno Mars – they all have the Venus conjunct Mars signature.
In Astrology, Venus-Mars conjunctions are a great time to start new relationships, especially when Venus and Mars rise in the morning sky as they do now.
When Venus and Mars rise before the Sun, they have not been “burned by the Sun”, they have not got into the “Ego zone” yet, and can express their qualities freely.
This does not mean evening conjunctions are not benefic, but they express different planetary qualities. For new beginnings, morning rise planets are the best.
The Venus Mars conjunction on Thursday, October 5th has the Sabian symbol “A Caravan of Cars headed to the West Coast”, symbolizing a group of people journeying together in order to reach a common purpose.
Venus is the Divine Feminine and Mars is the Divine Masculine, so when these two planets meet, they express a special energy that we can all benefit from.
When we master the Divine Feminine, when we master the Divine Masculine, when we allow them to blend into one another, this is when we become “one” with the divine consciousness.
The conjunction of Mars and Venus will ask us to balance our masculine and feminine energy. When the masculine and the feminine energies are in balance, we experience a state of easiness, flow and great vitality.
If you feel tired or unmotivated it could well be because there is an imbalance in the expression of the Mars energy, of the Venus energy, or both.
You can balance your Mars energy by surrounding yourself with good masculine role models, by watching hero movies or reading hero books, by asserting yourself when you are taken for granted.
You can balance your Venus energy by spending time with good Venusian role models, by discussing about relationships with people you trust, by developing compassion and appreciation.
Look at where Venus and Mars are in your chart. Is Venus in a feminine sign or in a masculine sign? What about Mars?
Venus and Mars are also crucial in synastry when you want to assess the potential of a romantic relationship.
There are many indicators which describe compatibility, such as Sun and Moon, but if you want to understand the potential for intimacy, passion and sexual chemistry in a relationship, look at your Mars and Venus placement and at your partner’s Mars and Venus placements.
If you are a woman or take the feminine role in a relationship, and your Venus or your Mars are in feminine signs (Yin), a good match for you is a partner who has Venus and Mars in masculine signs (Yang).
If your Venus and Mars are in masculine signs (Yang), again, you are still better off with a partner who also has Venus and Mars in masculine signs, especially Mars.
When a woman is Yin, she needs a stronger men, with more masculine energy. When a woman is Yang, she needs an even stronger men.
If you are a man or take the masculine role in a relationship, and your Venus or your Mars are in feminine signs (Yin), look for a partner who has their Venus and Mars in feminine signs (Yin). If your Venus or Mars are in masculine signs (Yang), both partners with feminine or masculine Venus and Mars are a good match.
When a man is Yang, he needs a softer partner, with more feminine energy. When a man is Yin, he needs an even softer partner.
A Yang Woman with a Yin man is the most difficult combination, but it can be overcome with awareness and acceptance. Physical chemistry is not a “make or break” element anymore in an enlightened, mature relationship.
You will feel the energy of the Venus Mars conjunction stronger if you have Aries, Taurus, Libra, Scorpio ascendant or if you have personal planets or angles around 19° Virgo.