When Venus is in Sagittarius - Venus Transit

Playing the Field

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When the love hostess is in Sagittarius, Venus is on the move, and restless in any socially claustrophobic situations. 

Before this transit, Venus is in sultry Scorpio, for brooding and keeping things secret.  Now, it's time for blurting it out, and acting on instincts.   

Love's Bright Side

In soulful Scorpio, Venus is a lover of the clandestine and mysterious. Then, the love planet's mood turns gregarious.

  It's like a switch from erotic lounge music, to something dance-able and uptempo, with some world beats mixed in.

Sagittarius is a fire sign, and so is spirit in motion. So Venus' allure to good times comes by way of making strides and being aimed toward aspirations.

Venus in Sagittarius shakes off what's serious and heavy -- it's time to travel light. If your love life has been claustrophobic, or stagnant in some way, now is the time to create momentum -- with fresh experiences.

Jovial Venus

When Venus is in Sagittarius, this sign's ruler Jupiter presides over affairs of the heart. Jupiter brings with it generosity of spirit, and the sense of destiny -- that each has his or her own path to follow.  It's possible, then, to be more philosophical about the seasons of love. 

Under this sign's evening star, there is something higher than the passionate desires of each lover. And that's the need to stay on a forward-moving path, and feel "right" on the path.

If a break-up is in progress or seemingly inevitable, this Venus helps to find perspective. And encourages a loyalty to that sense of destiny that tugs and is a calling. Along with wisdom, this Venus fosters a love of freedom -- it's the ideal of each moving with a cheerful optimism, toward the future.

Venus in Sagittarius Themes

  • Meeting at the dog park or stables, or through a shared passion for creatures great and small.
  • Candid (blunt) conversations that release emotional intensity.
  • Cordial parting of the ways, possibly even staying friends.
  • Wanderlust -- spontaneous travel or planting the seeds of a new adventure.
  • Getting outdoors and moving -- great time for vigorous togetherness.
  • Sampling new cuisine, or getting playful in the boudoir.
  • Self-expression that's physical in some way, like acting out a story for a friend.
  • Sharing your observations on life and people, with lashings of humor.
  • Warm colors -- reds, oranges, yellows -- in your home and clothing palette.
  • Looking on the bright side, and cultivating joie de vivre.
  • Less talk and more action -- enjoy simple times, creating memorable days and nights.
  • Revel in your ability to change -- Sagittarius is a mutable sign, able to adapt to the new.

Hypatia of Alexandria

For a Venus figure here, we could look to the philosopher Hypatia (b.350-370 AD, d.415 AD), who gained respect as much for her intelligence, as for her dignity and beauty.  Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher, and of studies that cross many disciplines.

Hypatia now has legendary status, and has been portrayed in the arts as an archetype of the wise woman.

She was a revered teacher and orator, as well as being an astronomer and mathematician.

A historian close to her own time, Socrates Scholasticus, wrote of her in his Church History:

"There was a woman at Alexandria (Egypt) named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner which she had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she not infrequently appeared in public in the presence of the magistrates. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men.

For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue admired her the more.”

Hypatia would have been perceived in her time as wisdom incarnate, writes author John Lash in the book Not in His Image. Her father Theon was headmaster at the Museum of Alexandria, what Lash calls "the setting for a wide range of living traditions, truly a center of higher education." There were independent academies, or diverse fields, from sculpture to herbology, engineering to botany.

Lash writes, "Ancient learning was multidisciplinary and eclectic, contrasting strongly to the narrow specialization of higher education and the sciences in our time. The word philosophy means “love (philo) of wisdom (sophia).” To Gnostics, Sophia was a revered divinity, the goddess whose story they recounted in their sacred cosmology."

One way to look at Venus Sagittarius is exactly that -- a love of wisdom.  It's a mutable mood, meaning it's one for being open to change, like a change of heart!  It's a real joy to learn new things, especially if they're experiential. 

It could happen in a class situation, or through independent study. The 'net makes it possible to explore out in many directions, like the multi-directional Archer.

After Sagittarius, Venus moves into Capricorn  Time to settle into creative productivity, and gestate the new.