On September 10th 2021, Venus will leave its rulership in Libra and enter the passionate and dark, watery depths of Scorpio. This transit will last until October 7th 2021, when Venus leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Venus is the planet of love, friendship and finances; she symbolises our attachments and how we bring energies together. Scorpion energy, on the other hand, rules intimacy, emotional depths and regeneration. The merging of Venusian and Scorpion energy is very contradictory. Venus here is in detriment positioning; she is uncomfortable and carries little strength, as Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars (her opposite). Venus gives whilst Scorpio possess. Our emotions under this transit will suddenly feel passionate and all-consuming.
Venus transiting Scorpio will impact our sense of security. The nature of Scorpio is incisive, intuitive and often self-focused. The karmic lessons headed our way will be centred on trust, control and patience. Transiting Scorpio gives Venus a dominant edge; we may be more concerned with feeling secure in ourselves and our personal experiences rather than in our relationships and material surroundings. There will be a strong emphasis on intimacy and unifying with others on physical, emotional, intuitive and psychological levels. The alluring nature of Venus in Scorpio could cause relationships and general conversations to feel deep and more meaningful. You’ll find that scratching the surface is no longer enough to satisfy you, leading to explorative and personal discussions where you’ll really get to know people.
Love & Loyalty
When transiting Scorpio, Venus trades love for lust, admiration for desire and romance for eroticism. This energy is associated with power, dominance and mystery, which could influence us to become possessive or even distrustful in our relationships. If you’re single, you could be pulled in by a strangers energy and find yourself rushing into partnerships. It’s easier to confuse immediate attraction for love at first sight under this transit. Things could feel realer, raw and urgent, causing you to come on too strong too fast. Surface level connections won’t be enough to keep our interests. Venus in Scorpio seeks to uncover shadows and secrets, though we aren’t likely to be as transparent with others to maintain our privacy.
If you’re in a relationship, you may feel an unexplainable desire to strengthen your commitment to your partner. However, with this is inherently private energy, you’ll see this manifest behind the scenes rather than in the form of PDA and grand gestures. Venus in Scorpio intensifies and dramatises the highs and lows of our experiences. Scorpio’s aggressive passion triggers our survival instincts that makes everything feel serious and extreme. Intense emotional reactions, obsession, jealousy and a lack of trust could be possible shadow manifestations of this energy.
Venus in Scorpio allows us to connect to the deepest parts of ourselves. Our gut feelings and intuition may be harder to ignore as Scorpio operates best at a subconscious level. There may be a tendency to be overly forceful (with ourselves and others), too self-focused or hyper-analytical, causing us to seek out truths that don’t exist. If you are navigating relationships, you may need to make an extra effort to unify and harmonise with others rather than encourage separation and detachment through your word and actions (or even the things you don’t say).
Venus in Scorpio doesn’t just affect our relationships with others, but the relationships that we have with ourselves. The pressure may be on to achieve (financially and materially) and to strive for power and attention in the areas where your passion lies. This energy could ignite your hard-working and dedicated nature. However, it may be a struggle to recognise when it’s time to stop and rest. When you apply yourself the right way under Venus in Scorpio’s transit, you’ll be an unstoppable force. Libra, Gemini, Aries and Aquarius risings specifically will feel a surge of ambition to reach new heights in their professional life.
We may be at risk of impulsively committing ourselves to business or financial matters before we’ve had a chance to weigh up potential outcomes. An overreliance on our impulses and gut instincts could result in an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra. Some shadow work around the following will be most effective under this transit: how far have you pushed yourself to succeed? Are you aiming to achieve for yourself, or are you seeking to confirm or refute someone else’s opinions of you? How materially driven are you? Is your drive healthy? What motivates and inspires you? Are these things rooted in your ego or highest self? Are you investing your time and energy into your overall happiness, or are you seeking power and recognition? Do you lack self-disciple? Are you fair to yourself?