TMAstrology for Jan 7-Jan 14: The astrological news of the moment is Venus's superior conjunction with the Sun. Venus is exactly opposite Earth, on the far side of the Sun (thus, the "superior" body--the Sun--between us and Venus, so, "superior" conjunction). At Superior conjunction, Venus is thought to have ascended to the heavens and thus her more spiritual qualities are emphasized. Higher love, beauty, art, grace under pressure. Venus's Earthly emphasis on carnal attraction and filthy lucre are de-emphasized. At least, that's how this conjunction is supposed to work. I say, with all the Capricorn energy going on right now--Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto all in Capricorn, and Mars aligned with Jupiter in obsessive Scorpio--don't bet on it. Venus may have joined with the Sun god but we still have to keep body and soul together the old fashioned way. Plus hope we're not driven mad either by our significant other or by obsessing on the lack of one.
Perhaps the trick at this time is to balance Venus's higher aims and her lower. Look for ways to love and create while also keeping the cats' litter box cleaned, getting the utility bill check out on time, and appreciating our partner or independence from one. If that sounds exhausting, well, Venus rules indulgence too, after all. Keeping our favorite evening treat on hand for the unwinding hour should prove especially soothing at this time. (Fantastic photo by Gratisography--check them out!)