Venus in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus (27 November, 2020)
Any major transit before an eclipse hints at what’s to come or what is already in the process of unfolding. The most significant transit this week occurs on the 27th when Venus in Scorpio at 7 degrees opposes Uranus in Taurus.
Let's start by talking about Venus in Scorpio because that’s where she is now. In Libra, Venus was trying to get along with others. If you were at odds with someone during her transit through harmony-loving Libra you probably found yourself extending the olive branch or trying hard to keep the peace.
However Venus in Scorpio is no longer interested in getting along with others “because it’s the right thing to do”. In the sign of the Scorpion (and the Phoenix) she wants the buffet and not "just" the salad.
She's interested in getting what she wants which in this case is an all-consuming union. Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars and as we know from myth, Mars and Venus are lovers, so in Scorpio Venus seeks to dissolve and become one with the special “other”. This is someone who wants to merge body, soul and mind.
Any planet in or visiting Scorpio develops greater intensity. Darby Castello compares it to “living in a country with dark weather”. For example, Mercury also currently in Scorpio is not only a thinker but a deep thinker and perception and understanding in turn is deepend so with Venus now in Scorpio there’s this strong desire to penetrate beneath the surface of the people and things we care about. You may find yourself this week either very focused on someone special or determined to really get “to the bottom of things” on an issue related to relationships/values.
This Venus doesn’t do half-measures.
There is another possible interpretation since Venus is associated with love and that is spiritual union; a feeling of "oneness" with the Supreme Mystery. So whether you're in relationship with another human or not, you may be "diving deep" into more mystical realms.
The problem is Uranus (who also happens to be Venus’ father) is not interested in unity and harmony as much as he is in departure, disruption, individuality and freedom. The opposition on the 27th hints then at misunderstandings and break-ups. What is also interesting is the Sabian symbol for Scorpio 7 degrees is Deep Sea Divers and deep sea divers are dependent on others for their survival. We need other people to thrive, Venus knows this, Uranus doesn't particularly care.
We are reminded that the "one" is as important as the "many" and that by self-actualizing (fulfilling your talents and living your potential) you are made "whole".
Issues around the following themes may arise this week:
Codependency vs Independence
Responsibility vs Irresponsibility
Sameness vs Change
Shallowness vs Depth
Self vs Other
This weather leading up to the eclipse is going to be emotionally choppy and unpredictable. I am reminded of this passage from the beautiful prayer of Saint Francis:
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love,