The Venus and  Mars Dance 2015

 By Agent 36 Michele Finey

In terms of our personal methods of evaluating, Mars measures success in terms of quantity; he thinks the biggest and fastest is the best. He is competitive he thinks that winning is everything. Venus however measures the value and worth of her experiences according to quality, and her innate personal standards. Mars is mostly focused on manifesting his own desires and short term gain, but Venus is patient and appreciates that beauty and worth is in the eye of the beholder.

Venus–Mars aspects are played out in our personal relationships and in many circumstances where we have differences in terms of our value judgements and desires. These powerful archetypes fuel our creativity and self-expression.

Because of their natural oppositeness and rhythm in the heavens, Venus and Mars seem to almost enjoy being at odds with one another. Their tense aspects can be highly creative and equally they can be destructive, and the tough angles in particular generate a vast amount of heat, energy and passion.

On average, Venus and Mars unite in the heavens once a year, but their cycle is not regular. It was this irregularity that intrigued me and led me to investigate the Venus-Mars Sacred Dance. Eventually I mapped over 1500 years of their cycle and it was only then that its true magic was revealed. Such is the complexity of their celestial dance that there is no apparent pattern until you take a closer look. Each and every conjunction of Venus and Mars is part of a 32 year cycle. There are about 25 of these cycles active at any given time.

Venus and Mars have not renewed their cosmic vows since their last conjunction on 7 April 2013. This 23 month hiatus is the longest possible separation that the lovers ever experience. But in 2015 we’ll witness three conjunctions.

The last time there were three Venus-Mars conjunctions in just one calendar year was in 1985 when two cycles concluded. We also had three conjunctions in 1983 when two new cycles began.

I personally recall the intensity of these years, both in my life and also in a global sense. There was a euphoric feeling in the ether. A great deal of creative energy was unleashed. It was a time of endings and of new beginnings. There was drama, there was excitement. Relationships ended and new connections were forged.

It’s now 32 years since the two new 1983 Venus-Mars cycles were born. The September and November 2015 conjunctions are the second instalments in these cycles.

2015 is likely to be a powerhouse year of changing allegiances, creative highs and passionate exchanges. It also seems set to be a year when many people will forge new love relationships, especially in the latter part of the year when these new cycles come into play as Venus and Mars will be in the morning skies once more.

If you have natal planets at 14 Leo or 24 Virgo these conjunctions in September and November will have a powerful effect in many areas of your life.

The February 22 2015 conjunction is part of a much older cycle that has been in play since the year 1118. While all Venus-Mars conjunctions bring opportunities for love, this one is part of a mature cycle and it’s therefore more likely to affect existing relationships in a positive way. It is however happening at the start of Aries, so it does have the potential to spark new love and encourage us to reach out to one another with honesty and openness.

Venus will be retrograde in the middle of this year, and it is this time of re-evaluation that drives the whole Venus-Mars Sacred Dance. The conjunction with Mars that falls on September 1, she is still engaged in that process.

After she turns direct on September 6, she’ll be truly ready to embrace Mars once more

A few days after the September equinox in 2013, Venus and Mars will square up, in the first of four square aspects that the cosmic lovers make during the 2013-2014 period.

Venus-Mars hard aspects are powerful and highly charged so these squares are likely to be tense and expose differences in how we make judgements and measure success.

In terms of our personal methods of evaluating, and those used by others, Mars measures success in terms of quantity; he thinks the biggest and fastest is the best. Because he is competitive he thinks that winning is everything. Venus however measures the value and worth of her experiences according to quality, and her innate personal standards. Mars is mostly focused on manifesting his own desires and short term gain, but Venus is patient and appreciates that beauty and worth is in the eye of the beholder.

These Venus–Mars squares will probably see any underlying tension rise to the surface. These tests are not necessarily going to be played out just in personal relationships or with the opposite sex, but with any individuals, or in any circumstances where we have major differences in terms of our value judgements and desires.

Because of their natural oppositeness and their actual cycles in the heavens, Venus and Mars seem to almost enjoy being at odds with one another. Their tense aspects can be highly creative and equally they can be destructive, and the tough angles in particular generate a vast amount of heat and tension.

At present Venus and Mars are travelling from their last conjunction on 7 April 2013 towards opposition on 11 May 2014. Along the way they will make three exact squares, 28 September 2013, 17 January 2014 and 3 March 2014. Venus stations retrograde on the December solstice 2013 and begins retracing her steps. Then less than a month after Venus stations direct, Mars too stations retrograde, ensuring that this celestial square dance carries on. Later in 2014, after the May opposition, on August 28, 2014 they will form yet another square aspect.

The culmination of this cycle is the 11 May 2014 opposition, and when this happens, Mars will be deep in his retrograde cycle. Mars is almost always retrograde when he opposes Venus, and if not then he is virtually stationary. This particular opposition sees Mars in Libra and Venus in Aries, thus placing each in the other’s natural sign.

This presents an opportunity to see matters from another’s perspective. Venus and Mars being natural opposites and ruling opposing signs and houses, this opposition aspect is likely to provide a way to resolve conflicts and tensions that have accumulated over previous months. However, this may not be an easy process.

What is also striking about the May 2014 opposition, is that it comes hard on the heels of the 5th exact square of Uranus and Pluto (April 22) when a cardinal grand cross will be activated by Jupiter in Cancer and Mars in Libra. In the 11 May opposition chart, this is further accentuated by the inclusion of the Moon in Libra within a degree of Mars, and by Saturn’s opposition to the Sun. This is an intense stellar configuration, and it could trigger powerful seismic forces deep within the Earth, potentially releasing pressure in volcanic eruptions and powerful earthquakes.

Venus

Aspect

Mars

Date

Venus

Mars

Ven

Cnj

Mar

7 Apr 2013

19°Ar58′ D

19°Ar58′ D

Ven

SSx

Mar

7 Jun 2013

04°Cn31′ D

04°Ge31′ D

Ven

SSq

Mar

6 Jul 2013

09°Le36′ D

24°Ge36′ D

Ven

Sxt

Mar

3 Aug 2013

13°Vi35′ D

13°Cn35′ D

Ven

Qnt

Mar

25 Aug 2013

10°Li13′ D

28°Cn13′ D

Ven

Sqr

Mar

28 Sep 2013

19°Sc46′ D

19°Le46′ D

Ven

Sqr

Mar

17 Jan 2014

18°Cp06′ R

18°Li06′ D

Ven

Sqr

Mar

3 Mar 2014

27°Cp31′ D

27°Li31′ R

Ven

Tri

Mar

30 Mar 2014

22°Aq37′ D

22°Li37′ R

Ven

Sqq

Mar

9 Apr 2014

03°Pi45′ D

18°Li45′ R

Ven

Qnx

Mar

20 Apr 2014

14°Pi55′ D

14°Li55′ R

Ven

Opp

Mar

11 May 2014

09°Ar31′ D

09°Li31′ R

Ven

Qnx

Mar

7 Jun 2014

11°Ta04′ D

11°Li04′ D

Ven

Sqq

Mar

24 Jun 2014

00°Ge49′ D

15°Li49′ D

Ven

Tri

Mar

13 Jul 2014

23°Ge42′ D

23°Li42′ D

Ven

Sqr

Mar

28 Aug 2014

18°Le50′ D

18°Sc50′ D

Ven

Qnt

Mar

28 Sep 2014

27°Vi30′ D

09°Sg30′ D

Ven

Sxt

Mar

20 Oct 2014

25°Li26′ D

25°Sg26′ D

Ven

SSq

Mar

19 Nov 2014

02°Sg35′ D

17°Cp35′ D

Ven

SSx

Mar

20 Dec 2014

11°Cp39′ D

11°Aq39′ D

Ven

Cnj

Mar

22 Feb 2015

01°Ar42′ D

01°Ar42′ D

Ven

SSx

Mar

1 May 2015

21°Ge50′ D

21°Ta50′ D

Ven

SSq

Mar

14 Jun 2015

07°Le56′ D

22°Ge56′ D

Ven

SSq

Mar

15 Jul 2015

29°Le02′ D

14°Cn02′ D

Ven

SSx

Mar

6 Aug 2015

28°Le06′ R

28°Cn06′ D

Ven

Cnj

Mar

1 Sep 2015

14°Le55′ D

14°Le55′ D

Ven

Cnj

Mar

3 Nov 2015

24°Vi02′ D

24°Vi02′ D

After the May 2014 opposition, the waning half of the Venus-Mars synodic cycle will commence and they will move directly and quickly towards one another, until next they rendezvous. This conjunction happens on 22 February 2015 early in Aries. But from here, the two will only separate as far as making two semi-square aspects before the distance between them closes up again.

In 2015 there will be a total of three Venus-Mars conjunctions, in February, September and November. The last time there were three Venus-Mars conjunctions in just one calendar year was in 1985 and also two years before this in 1983.

I personally recall the intensity of these years, both in my life and also in a global sense. There was a euphoric feeling in the ether. A great deal of creative energy was unleashed and there were a lot of intense endings and beginnings.

In 1983 two new Venus-Mars cycles were born, and 32 years on, the September and November 2015 conjunctions are the second conjunctions in these cycles. (For a full explanation of the 32-year Venus-Mars cycle, refer to my book The Sacred Dance of Venus and Mars).

This suggests that 2015 is likely to be a powerhouse year of changing allegiances, creative highs and passionate exchanges. It also seems set to be a year when many people will forge new love relationships.

Before we get to that point however, the four squares and the May 2014 opposition will test us. The April-May period in particular seems set to be a rollercoaster ride, so hold on tight.

For more info on Venus and Mars see Michele’s previous article on Mars and Venus here : http://www.cosmicintelligenceagency.com/mars-and-venus/

Agent – 36 Michele Finey –
Michele can be contacted at http://celestialinsight.com.au/

Read -Michele’s book  The Sacred Dance of Venus and Mars– A beautiful book which for the first time explores the relationship between the cycles of Venus and Mars and their impact on our lives – especially where relationships are concerned. Michele Finey has thoroughly researched her subject, and using many case histories she shows how, although synastry is important, possibly of greater importance is the aspect between the two planets within their cycles because that can dictate the timing of key moments in a relationship. She shows how the degree of the original conjunction between the two planets (‘the degree of passion’), based on the time of birth can indicate the kind of the people we are attracted to and the course a romance can follow. A really absorbing book which will prompt hours of research!

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