On November 5, Venus (love, sexual attraction, wealth) will enter for Capricorn (business, practicality, hard reality) for four months. The goddess of love will remain in Capricorn for such a long time because of its retrograde cycle, happening from December 21 to January 31. This will have us reviewing and renewing many of our relationship commitments and obligations in very tangible and concrete ways.
To illustrate the potential of this energy, we can look to two powerful celebrities who have Venus in Capricorn: Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus. These are two women who mean business and know how to make money in a system that sets out to use their sexuality against them. This placement could allude to Miley Cyrus being much stronger than some may give her credit for, even if her initial attempts at adulthood are misguided, reckless and reek of yet another child-star who's been taken advantage of. However, Venus in Capricorn is no one's fool, and Cyrus will most likely come out on top using the rules of the game to her advantage.
Venus in Capricorn knows the laws of sexuality in any given culture, and is skilled at bending those laws to their benefit. Capricorn wants to be the boss of itself (and possibly you) and generally goes it alone, which is an interesting modus operandi for the planet that tells us about how we do partnership.
This four-month trip through the sign of the Goat can teach us about boundaries within our unions. There's nothing sexier than someone who isn't desperate for our affections while still remaining open, transparent and available for intimacy and spontaneity. Venus in Capricorn can become a bit of a cautious ice queen if it starts to take itself, its work and its ambitions too seriously. Career can become the ultimate turn on, and social status the greatest romance when Capricorn gets out of balance.
Another way this energy works is that the presentation of the sexual self can seem awkward and contrived without the maturity Capricorn craves (and eventually blooms within). To be an authentic and vulnerable partner can be the biggest challenge with this combination. But when it finds its grounding, Venus in Capricorn can teach us how to be one of the most loyal and dedicated partners around.