Venus is the natural ruler of women, beauty and love. So a range of areas come under its domain. Cosmetic surgery, interior design, fashion and style. Not to mention relationships and attraction. You can also put the welfare of women in this planet’s realm. From a symbolic point of view, these areas will prosper when Venus is strongly place. However when Venus is weak, there could be problems. And at the moment things are bad and getting worse.
Let’s track the decline in Venus’ condition.
From August 6 through to September 9 Venus was in Libra, the sign of its rulership. Overall Venus was strong, though relative to the Earth its speed was reducing – from over 1 degree a day to only 43 arc minutes a day.
On September 9 Venus moved from Libra to Scorpio. This was catastrophic. Venus moved from being in its own sign to being in the sign of its detriment.
On October 5 Venus started going backwards, from the Earth’s perspective. This brings further weakness.
On October 11 Venus makes a stressful aspect to Mars.
On October 23 the Sun moves into Scorpio, the same sign as Venus. This means that Venus is combust, being burnt up by the Sun, in a symbolic sense.
On October 26 the Sun makes a conjunction to Venus. The combusion is at a maximum.
From the beginning of November onwards, the condition of Venus slowly improves, but it won’t be until early January 2019 that it has full recovered.
Overall, October is a terrible month for anything connected with Venus. Plastic surgery should be avoided, as should large purchases on fashion and beauty. Matters are made worse by the fact that people’s taste is going to be terrible. What looks great today will look terrible tomorrow, and even worse the day after.
As for women, it is interesting that the Brett Kavanaugh crisis has broken out just as Venus’ condition is collapsing. Indeed we had Donald Trump mocking his main accuser during a rally in Mississippi. That’s really strange, a US President making light of a credible woman’s trauma just before the midterm election. It’s as if he thinks he can get away with it. Indeed actually benefit from the situation, in terms of mobilizing his base. And with Venus so poorly placed, maybe he’s right.