In ancient times, the planet Venus was seen as the physical embodiment of the goddess Inanna, and it was said that when she was high in the sky that there would be lovemaking in the fields. Inanna wasn't married, and was known for the many affairs she had back in the days when female sexuality embodied in deities was unbounded and unashamed of womanhood.
Venus is feisty, passionate and deeply alluring, the planet of relationships, love, money and self-worth. We can look to her to see how we utilize our capacity to attract what we deeply desire.
Venus is now sauntering through the intense, extreme and penetrating waters of Scorpio. Water signs often teach us about memory, psychology and our emotional lives, Venus in this sign brings up issues of the wounds we've endured in our love lives.
Mars, on the other hand, is an aggressive planet and often ignites battles or intense emotions. If its energy is not skillfully channeled, it can wreak a lot of havoc. Mars isn't a planet you turn to find comfort but it will give you need a swift kick in the pants when you most need it. Mars infuses a powerful charge to Venus’ magnetic attraction. Mars is now strutting its way through the warm, enthusiastic, dramatic terrain of Leo. In this sign, Mars needs to show itself, reveal its splendor and have a willing audience to receive it.
With both planets now squaring in strong and willful signs, we're left with a situation that leaves everyone hot and bothered. This kind of strength is sexy, projecting confidence, valor and bucket loads of passion. Needless to say, it's not the best week to pick a fight with a loved one, but it's a wonderful time to unabashedly flirt and strut your stuff.