Saturn Conjunct Venus
© 2004 Curtis Manwaring
Transiting Saturn conjunct your natal Venus. Your relationships, especially a relationship with your romantic partner may go through a cooling off period. Sometimes this is marked by your partner saying that he/she needs more space. This is a time when your relationships go through a test of practicality and usefulness. If a relationship is not practical or not working well at this time, it is likely to end. Frequently this is a time of breakups or saying goodbye to loved ones. You may go through an "unpopular" phase and begin to feel isolated and lonely. You also may be called upon more frequenty to take care of obligatory social functions. Often you find yourself with people that you would rather not have anything to do with. Financially you are more disciplined than usual. Circumstances may be somewhat austere.
If Venus is lord of your 1st house, you may become more conservative in your appearance during this period. Some may feel ugly or shameful inside or lack confidence in their appearance. You may have more relationships with older people now than usual.
If lord of the 2nd, it is a good time to hold a garage sale and clear out old or unwanted items that have accumulated over the years. You probably do not have the attachment to things that you used to. Financial conservatism prevails over self indulgence.
If lord of your 3rd house, a wall may be going up in your relationships to siblings, relatives or neighbors. An air of formality and detachment seems to be present. Can indicate a period of isolation from relatives.
If lord of the 4th, you may have some obligations to attend to with regard to the women in your family. The value of your house may be reappriased downward. It may give you tax relief, but make your house harder to sell.
If lord of the 5th, more than most other transits, this is difficult for your love live. It may be hard for you to express love or affection as it just feels awkward now. You may tend to sit or stand in closed body positions.
If lord of the 6th, this is a time when work comes before pleasure in the office environment. Your employer may ask you to use less paper or keep a closer eye on office supplies. Co-workers may be keeping their distance from you.
If lord of the 7th, this potentially indicates a cooling of romance in a marriage or serious romantic relationship. Practical issues become more important than feelings in any sort of partnership now.
If lord of the 8th, this is not the best time to ask for financial assistance. Banks and others you have financial dealings with are not feeling very generous. Be careful in tax related matters.
If lord of the 9th, you may have to travel for business purposes, but don't expect to derive much pleasure from traveling. Travel may prove inconvenient or you may not wish to leave. Legal or contractual obligations may prove to be a burden now.
If lord of the 10th, career advancement is possible, but much depends upon your attitude towards responsibility. Some experience a cooling off period in their career or decide to change careers.
If lord of the 11th, you social environment is likely to feel stale right now. Your circle of friends may be narrowing to just a few important ones. Practical matters seem more important in friendship now than feelings.
If lord of the 12th, you may be in a reclusive mood or find it hard to reach out to others socially. You may find it difficult to derive satisfaction from the pleasures of life or have bouts of apathy.