No matter your tackle Valentine’s Day and its lovey-dovey status, there’s no denying the romantic vibes within the universe this week. Cosmically, love-centric Venus and passionate Mars are primarily flirting as they transfer towards a conjunction (aka a meet-up) in Capricorn after which in Aquarius, making the power intimate, attractive, and ripe for connection. “That is eros manifested in actual life—in concrete kind,” says astrologer Stefanie Iris Weiss, referencing the Greek god of erotic love. And as a number of Venus and Mars conjunctions unfold over the following few weeks, that vibe will shift from relationship planning and plotting to a lighter-hearted exploration of delight.
In astrology, a conjunction merely refers to 2 planets aligning inside the identical signal and on the identical diploma of that signal. Consequently, throughout that point, the areas over which each planets rule are magnified and play off one another inside the lens of the signal they’re occupying. On this case, it’s the love (Venus) and intercourse (Mars) planets getting it on, with the primary Venus and Mars conjunction occurring in 16 levels of Capricorn on February 16, and the second in 0 levels of Aquarius on March 6. Even so, you may nonetheless count on some further spice in your Valentine’s Day vibe. “This candy conjunction, fortunately, is already heating up as these cosmic consorts have been slow-dancing close to one another for just a few days now,” Weiss says.
“The assembly of those two planets, particularly after a cosmically radical time in Capricorn and Aquarius, can deliver stability and initiation in how we need to really feel in relationships and in love.” —Corina Crysler, astrologer
In mythology, a Venus and Mars conjunction displays a sacred union of equal and reverse energies, says astrologer Corina Crysler. “The assembly of those two planets, particularly after a cosmically radical time in Capricorn and Aquarius [thanks to multiple retrogrades], can deliver stability and initiation in how we need to really feel in relationships and in love,” she says.
And that extends to the way you bodily really feel, too. “Mars and Venus perceive pleasure,” Chrysler provides. As they be part of forces, you would really feel pushed to reconnect to your physique and embody want, and to uncover new methods to take your relationships—with others, and likewise with your self—to the following degree of ecstasy, she says.
However precisely how that pans out will rely, partly, on the signal of every upcoming Venus-Mars conjunction in query. Under, astrologers share how the conjunctions in Capricorn and Aquarius might spark completely different, if equally impactful, results in your love life.
How the upcoming Venus and Mars conjunctions will spotlight romance and pleasure
Conjunction in Capricorn
If Capricorn is thought for one factor, it might be work-hard, play-hard vibes. Apply that power to the worlds of affection and romance, and it’s simple to see how this part of Venus and Mars’ present meet-up is all about getting strong and critical in partnerships. “This could possibly be a time when individuals resolve to maneuver in collectively or get engaged,” says astrologer Mecca Woods, “significantly given the truth that this planetary pairing additionally takes place throughout a passionate full moon in Leo.”
Since you might really feel extra attuned to the worth and integrity of relationships in your life throughout this time, it’s additionally very potential that you just discover motivation to go away a relationship that’s now not in alignment, says Woods: “The Venus retrograde that we simply went by way of might have opened your eyes about your relationships, for higher or for worse.” And as Venus now joins Mars in Capricorn, it’s providing assist for taking the following step ahead based mostly on that new knowledge.
For folk who’re single, searching for a relationship might be a standard theme. “Don’t be shocked if you end up able to get again on the courting apps prefer it’s your job,” says Weiss. That stated, you’re certain to be looking out for one thing deep and intimate relatively than a light-weight fling. “Mars and Venus going by way of Capricorn might help us heal outdated paradigms and uncover new sorts of relationships constructed on equality, assist, security, and loyalty,” says Crysler.
Conjunction in Aquarius
When Venus and Mars come collectively once more in air-sign Aquarius in early March, relationship power takes a flip for the experimental and inventive. Whereas love and intercourse will nonetheless be entrance and heart, Weiss says this time can provide an uncommon perspective on each: “It’s virtually like we are able to observe our personal conduct or grow to be barely emotionally indifferent from it, which is a wholesome solution to take a break from any obsessiveness.”
This reflective, intellect-driven interval might encourage you, whether or not you’re single or in a relationship, to rethink outdated relational patterns. “Aquarius needs us to interrupt free from time bonds that maintain us in outdated ideologies,” says Crysler. “It will lead us to ask ourselves, ‘What do I really want in relationships?’” And the reply may show completely different than you may assume.
Maybe your focus shifts to like outdoors of conventional romantic contexts, says Woods. For instance, platonic relationships in your life may really feel highlighted, she says, “as Venus in Aquarius, specifically, tends to worth friendship greater than emotionally sapping one-on-one connections.” Or perhaps you get extra creative within the bed room, guiding a accomplice towards what you want or reconnecting to your individual sexuality, says Crysler. And maybe that exploration entails new toys, too—Aquarius is the signal of know-how, in spite of everything, says Weiss.
In any case, it’ll be a time for leaning into new depths of relational and sexual power. And it gained’t finish abruptly in March, both. “Though Venus and Mars gained’t be on the identical diploma once more for some time after these two actual conjunctions, they’ll be touring shut collectively by way of the indicators during Might,” says Weiss. “And all through this era, we’ll keep open and prepared for courting, mating, and relating of every kind.”
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