"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."
-- Audrey Hepburn
"Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions."
-- Deepak Chopra
On November 21, the goddess of beauty and love takes up residence in the deep and sultry waters of Scorpio. “Intense” is an understatement during this sexy and passionate phase. It’s all-or-nothing-at-all when Queen Scorpio sets the romantic tone. Secret love affairs abound: there may be plenty of kissing but very little telling.
This Venus placement may make us feel more extreme about our relationships than usual. Ultimatums are quite common, as Scorpio has no problem putting everything on the line to see what has staying power and what doesn’t in a relationship -- or, more importantly, who has staying power and who doesn’t. Scorpio is a fixed Water sign determined to find a true and enduring connection that can withstand all the bumps along the relationship path. Venus in Scorpio will hang in there with matchless loyalty and bottomless devotion when in love.
The downside to this transit is that many of our fears and disappointments may get triggered in our intimate relationships. There’s a tendency to expect too much from others, which inevitably leads to the experience of being let down. But the upside is the passion, creativity and intensity that we may experience if we stay present and out of harm’s way. We must banish our emotional fears and trust that the depth we seek “out there” in connection to another can truly on be found within and then shared. We must be and live the all-consuming passion we seek.