Venus (the charming and disarming Goddess of Love) rules romance, beauty and lyrical poetry. She is sweetness and light incarnate. But when this lovely girl is in reality-bound Capricorn (as she has been since late December) her soft edges are slightly toughened. She grows discriminating and serious, knowing that her decisions have consequences.
Mars is the God of War, possessing strong masculine energy. He’s all about aggression -- going for what he wants, being in possession of his desires with little trifling and absolutely no regrets. Yet when he's in diplomatic Libra (as he will be all the way through July, in a rare, long visit) Mars must learn the art of tact. Instead of rushing in on all cylinders, this fiery planet must take a deep breath and think about what he wants before seizing it with all his might.
When these two planets are harmoniously aspected, all is full of love and lust. Note that Venus is the consort of Mars, so their yin-yang energy will ebb and flow in a most delicious, delightful way when they're clicking. However, that's not the case right now! On January 16, this celestial couple squares off, pushing each other's buttons and potentially causing major headaches in your own relationships.
Do you feel like you're at a breaking point? Is intimacy harder and harder to connect to? Are you feeling jealous and unable to say so? Don't despair, because there's an important lesson in the amorous madness.
The good news is that the current tension between Venus and Mars also offers a long-lasting cure for your romantic woes. If you make sure to put integrity at the center of every interaction, speak from your heart and avoid emotional triggers, you can actually deepen your bond now.
So work with your lover instead of against them -- don't put up defenses when you should be listening. Take a deep breath before making an accusation that you might later regret. When anger rises from deep in the pit of your belly, don't deny it but don't immediately throw a plate at your partner either! There is a middle ground. And by all means … feel free to work out the tension in bed!