Throughout each month transiting points create dynamic relationships with your natal chart points. Often times two transiting points will relate to one another in a way that affects us all, depending on the points involved.
This article will look at one of these dynamics happening between two points this month, Venus in Capricorn trine Retrograde Uranus in Taurus. When two points trine one another, they seek support from one another. The point of relating will seek support from and offer support to the point of revolution.
The Trine, and Venus and Retrograde Uranus
This month, when the faster moving Venus reaches 3 degrees 24 minutes (3d24m) of Capricorn, it will trine Retrograde Uranus at the same degree, but in Taurus, at 1:17 pm EST on November 28th. The impact of this relationship begins to be felt up to 3 degrees before and 3 degrees after the exact aspect and is known as the orb of influence. When the faster moving body approaches, the aspect is said to be approaching and is building energy. Once the exact aspect has passed, the aspect is said to be separating and is losing energy. The duration of this particular aspect will run from November 24th to December 1st.
Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, represents how we relate to others and want them to relate to us. She rules our sense of beauty and what we enjoy for entertainment. She has dual rulership of Taurus and Libra, and the 2nd and 7th Houses. In Taurus, she rules over our body and our resources, what we need to feel physically connected and satisfied and what we need in terms of resources to feel safe. In Libra, she rules the contracts we make with others to have binding and healthy relationships out in the world.
With Venus moving through Capricorn at this time, there is a focus on the quality, merit, and measurable results of your relationships. Is your marriage increasing your wealth or dragging you further into debt because of the positive or negative behavior of your partner with regard to money matters? Are your employees succeeding or failing? Are your friendships adding value or sapping your resources? Time to pressure test each and every one.
The Sabian Symbol is 4 Capricorn, “a party entering a canoe”. From the book, The Sabian Symbols, author Marc Edmund Jones says, “this is a symbol of man’s necessary adjustment of the practical details in his immediate environment as a preliminary to any personal participation in experience, and of his greater concern with these at times than with the real ends in view”.
He assigns the keyword as ORDERING. Further, he says, “when positive, the degree is exceptional capacity for bringing all proper relationships to a point of effectiveness in any given exigency of everyday affairs, and when negative, inability to get along with anybody” (245).
Uranus represents revolution, breakthroughs, sudden changes in fortune, and emerging ideas. Uranus rules technology and science and the benefits and problems they bring and solve for the 11th House of Community. It is an air point that is generational, spending around 8 years in a sign. Currently, Uranus is moving through the sign of Taurus, which it entered this year in March.
With Uranus moving through Taurus at this time, the entire planet is going to be dealing with some radical changes related to the earth (Taurus), and resources that impact daily life (Taurus rulership of the 2nd House of Resources and Security). We can expect new innovations (Uranus) from its time in Aries, that make it into Taurus, to become part of the “everyday life” (Taurus). And also, aspects of everyday life (Taurus) will experience some radical changes (Uranus).
Since Uranus is retrograde at this time, the impact of the revolutionary action Uranus always brings will not be readily apparent until Uranus goes direct again (January 11, 2020). Think of it like a lightning strike to your home causing your electricity to surge. Come to find out days or weeks later that it fried quite a few devices that you do not regularly use and only discover when you find an “unexpected” need to use them.
The Sabian Symbol for Uranus at the time of the opposition is 4 Taurus, “the rainbow’s pot of gold”. Jones says, “this is a symbol of the true incentives of an outer and physical world, and of the rewards which are guaranteed by an eternal covenant between the least of individuality and the universal matrix of life itself”. The keyword is: FAITH.
Further, he says, “When positive, the degree is an assurance which enables man to hold steady in every course of his choosing, and when negative, a loss of all opportunity through futile expectations and an unintelligent wandering off in the quests of pure fancy” (182).
Venus Trine Retrograde Uranus: Unexpected Relationships
The trine aspect seeks to bring support to and from energies that are in different signs, but the same element (in this case, earth); the points and signs “get each other” and create a positive feedback loop, energetically speaking. During the period of this trine, the point involving relating to others and our physical bodies and the point involving revolution and radical action work to mutually reinforce one another, creating collaborative energy between Capricorn ambition and Taurus stability through long-held traditions. This trine will certainly bring some unexpected results with Uranus in the mix.
What you may find happening during this time is some very odd and unusual people entering into all areas of your life. Even more surprising will be the unexpected ease with which they slot into your life. Only later, when the energy is direct, will you and the people around you “suddenly realize” you have quite a few “new” connections that do not fit the normal mold of your previous relationships.
What will help them “stick” is the earth energy of Capricorn and Taurus, which both look to results and persistent value as measures of success and benefit. If new people come into your life and prove to be helpful and reliable, they will rather easily become part of your tribe.