Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. — Blaise Pascal
Venus and Mars today formed their second conjunction of this calendar year. The first was on Feb. 22, right by the Aries Point. There will be a third (in Virgo), after Venus has turned direct, on Nov. 2 (early Nov. 3 in some time zones).
It’s quite common in astrology for these connections to occur three times, direct then retrograde then direct. When it happens, the exact dates of contact often align with significant events; but equally, the whole story plays out during the entire period.
Venus and Mars getting together is basically a cosmic romance. At their simplest, Venus is love and Mars is desire. This time, they’ve come together in Leo, which means fun is on the agenda. No matter where in your life this love story is unfolding — whether it’s in significant relationships, friendships, creative endeavors or elsewhere — today is an opportunity for enjoyment. It’s also a chance to experience love as a spiritual force.
In May, Eric wrote about the Venus-Mars conjunctions that, “This is the story of a relationship. It describes a series of phases that an encounter with someone is going through, on the way to arriving in a place of mutual understanding.”
For a take on Venus and Mars with a little more attitude, try Madame Zolonga’s Astrological Guide to Drinking Your Way Through 2015, originally posted as part of Cosmophilia’s featured articles. She writes, in part:
Thoughts on technique: Typically Venus and Mars pairings in one sign lack subtlety, a couple of one-note Johnny-and-Janies who love to bicker, and then bump like bunnies in heat. In fire signs Aries and Leo, Venus and Mars will be pimply, horny, happy, handsy teens. And OMG, the drama. By November I expect they’ll apply actual thought to the relationship, but the couple’s square to Pholus situ warns a lesson might be too little, too late. Pholus always guarantees a long fuse detonation somewhere down the line. This looks a lot like our lovers forgot the condoms over the summer, and now the pee stick’s come back positive.
Or, as Kim Wilde put it, “Love is sexy; love is sacred.” Longtime readers of Planet Waves will know these terms are not mutually exclusive. The most deep-seated physical impulses are also the most ethereal, profound and beautiful. We all have the chance to embrace that in ourselves today.
With Amanda Painter