Venus’ energy represents whom and what we like, as well as our relationship to money. Venus in Capricorn (the sign of conservatism and authority) is not stingy, but discerning. Those with this placement are often described as cold and selfish, nothing could be farther from the truth. These natives have an air of responsibility about them to make others feel comfortable in one sense, but are sometimes referred to as “intimidating” or “unapproachable” when it comes to dating, but once they feel comfortable with someone they will open up generously.
Venus in Capricorn is all about “investments”; if giving will not help anyone or end up in any kind of value then it’s just a drain. If there is a cause or purpose that will be productive, then it will interest these natives. Women with this placement often have issues in our society-the urge to get ahead- to the mountaintop- can be frustrating and resented, but the natural attractiveness of these natives makes them noticed and they usually have an air of authority or power. This placement likes privacy and control when it comes to love and money and also deeply needs security from relationships- this is the “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” energy for women and “it’s all in the bank” energy for men.
This transit will affect everyone in that we all are a little more conservative with our money and a lot more serious about whom we allow close to us. Coming on the heels of the presidential election and the changes that come with it, we may want to feel secure by having more money in the bank and earth beneath our feet (this transit bodes well for real estate transactions).
Pluto, the planet of transformation, is currently at 15 degrees Capricorn, so Venus will be making her way through and when these two planets meet, there is the potential for jealousy and possessiveness, and this being in the sign of Capricorn, boundaries will be a big deal, “this is mine, and you can’t have it-that is yours, but I really desire (deserve) it”. There could be power struggles in relationships of all kinds over control and resources. Many people may demand a commitment and something to back it up, a put your money where your mouth is sort of deal.
Wherever this falls in our personal natal charts this transit will give us the chance to invest in what we want and to create boundaries to protect ourselves from the things we don’t want, and hopefully the wisdom to know the difference.