romantic would dream of ignoring the emotional overtures of the love planets,
Venus and Mars, in Cupid’s month? When this star-struck duo teams up each
February, unique love symphonies unfold. Have you ever read the romantic
postings in your newspaper on Valentine’s Day? That’s Mars and Venus expressing
devotion in graphic harmony, aided by Mercury’s way with words. Even love
seekers without partners rekindle the longing for romance under the attraction-generating
influence of these planetary lovebirds.
take their cues from the inspiring fabled legends of Sleeping Beauty and
Cinderella or the touching story of real-life lovers Elizabeth Barrett,
a Pisces, and Robert Browning, a Taurus. You have only to read the letters
of Aquarian former president, Ronald
Reagan to his cherished Cancer wife, Nancy, in the book I
Love You, Ronnie, to know that modern day soul mates do exist.
Who among you has not dreamt of being swept off your feet (by dashing
Mars), falling in love at first sight (with the goddess Venus) or finding
your soul mate across a crowded room (Venus and Mars in an eye lock)?
Cherished “oneness” is possible when this exhilarating twosome makes provocative
moves toward a love connection.
Love Team: Venus and Mars
your social life. She desires a harmonious partner and shared commitment.
Her place in your chart describes the power of your love, the way you
express it, and how you wish to be adored by loved ones. A fire sign Venus
wants passion and excitement (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius). Water signs
crave understanding and security (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces). Earth Venuses
feel balanced with affection and creature comforts (Taurus, Virgo and
Capricorn), while the air Venus enjoys your tender words and steamy love
notes (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius). Venus in a man’s chart describes women
that attract him. A compatible relationship with Mars in a woman’s chart
often leads to romance.
initiative, drive and passion and represents the masculine influence in
your chart. A woman’s Mars describes the men that attract her. How much
she wants those men to pursue her is indicated by the connections between
their planets. A fire Mars is impulsive and moves quickly in the love
game, while a water Mars paces the relationship until the emotions are
convinced there is something going on. An earth Mars wants expressions
of reassurance, a gentle touch and a little jealousy. The communication-oriented
air Mars uses intellectual determination and the gift of gab to win a
our article focuses on the Venus and Mars pairing, it is important to
point out that the Sun and Moon, and all the other planets, play a part
in the relationship game as well. On Valentine’s Day 2001, the planets’
aspects (the angles between them) show a passionate mating dance forming
between our love planets, Venus and Mars, in fire signs. In addition,
the Moon (emotions) in the focused and intense water sign, Scorpio, and
a stellium of planets in airy Aquarius will highlight the planetary lineup
for the day.
is a group of three or more planets in the same sign. In this case, we
have Neptune (romantic bliss), Uranus (the love-at-first-sight factor),
Mercury (conversations of the heart) and the Sun (power of expression)
in friendly and unconventional Aquarius. This unpredictable combination often sets up love-in-the-fast-lane
scenarios and whirlwind courtships, especially with Venus and Mars on
the dance floor.
effects will the Valentine’s Day planets have on your astrology chart?
In previous articles I mentioned that if nothing is going on in your chart
(no natal planets stimulated by transiting planets), there is little you
can do to attract lasting romance. You owe it to yourself to plot your
own romantic course by examining your chart. What type of lovers do you
attract? Are your relationships fulfilling? What can you expect in the
love game with the current lineup of planets?
If you have
personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and/or Mars) in the fire signs,
your love life could take exciting turns over the next several months.
Impulsive Venus is in Aries right now, and she is ready to flirt with
Mars, who makes a mad dash into adventure-seeking Sagittarius just as
your Valentine Day activities get underway.
you with Venus or Mars in the fire signs (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) could
have the time of your life. Why? Venus will occupy the sign Aries until
early June while Mars stays in Sagittarius through early September, favorably
affecting those with fire sign love placements in their birth charts.
Normally, Venus travels through a sign in approximately one month and Mars
in about six weeks, but both of these planets will experience
retrograde periods soon (a condition that slows down the planets’ motion so that
they appear to travel backward for a time before turning around and moving
forward again), making for a longer than usual stay in their respective
is sensual and open to a good chase, while Venus needs a little persuasion
to demonstrate her everlasting love. For some couples, this extended stay
in the fire element would be long enough to meet, court, get engaged and
marry. A few may elope after the first date while established couples
grow closer and strengthen their love. At any rate, it offers a passionate
and romantic period. Sound inviting? What are you waiting for? Buy those
bubbles and bake those cakes. Don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your
sleeve—just spoil your sweetheart with TLC. Cupid is watching over you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!