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Venus Square Neptune Transit

Venus square Neptune can manifest as unrealistic expectations in relationships, especially romantic relationships. We are more prone to daydreaming in general and about romantic notions in particular with this aspect. If and when our partner fails to live up to these standards (and who can compete with Neptune fuelled day-dreams?) we may feel disillusioned. This can, however, be a very effective transit for creative inspiration.

Venus is related to our affections and our value system. It is how we attract others and what or who we are attracted to. Venus is about our desire nature, what we look for in our relationships, and how we bond with others. It is associated with an appreciation of beauty, art, harmony, and luxury as well as money.

Neptune can be very idealistic and altruistic, sometimes to the point of self-sacrifice. However, Neptune is also associated with deception or not seeing things clearly. Just as the planet Neptune is often obscured with clouds, when Neptune is involved, it can be hard to see things. This means we need to be wary when Neptune is in the picture. What are we not seeing? Are we wearing rose-colored glasses? Are we deceiving ourselves in some way or is someone else trying to do so?

Planets are square when they are 90° apart (usually 3 signs away from each other). When looking at transits (as opposed to natal astrology) we usually allow an orb (allowance) of 1° so planets that are 89° to 91° degrees apart are considered square.

Squares are a challenging aspect that usually causes some sort of friction between the two planets involved. When planets are square, they are usually 3 signs away and therefore share the same modality (cardinal, fixed, or mutable) so while there are differences, there are some similarities when it comes to how they approach life and problems.



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Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.