Venus entered Capricorn December 3, where it will remain until March 1. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, so during this time love energy will become more about obligations, and practical responsibilities. It is no accident the first part of a typical marriage vow goes as follows," I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part." There is a time for lightness and frivolity and a time to view things with a solid presence of mind and responsible behavior. This is Venus in Capricorn.
Venus is conjunct Saturn and this transit becomes exact at 16 degrees of Capricorn in the early morning hours of February 18. We will feel this energy as we approach this date, and on the Full Moon February 19.
This can be a few days that gives us some restrictions especially in love, finance and our social lives. Some may feel a lack of enthusiasm and it is best not to take it too seriously. Other relationships will encounter problems and some will end altogether.
It may not be easy to interact with others, express yourself or participate fully in social affairs.
Saturn takes a realistic approach to things and there are times we should examine our closest connections to understand if they are serving a purpose in our lives. It is important not to jump the gun if you seem to come up lacking because this transit will pass shortly and you may change your mind. It can be a moment of reflection or testing.
This can bring a feeling of isolation or sadness. A relationship can be tested by distance, separation, financial hardship or an ability to connect on an emotional level.
A new romance that begins at this time may be based on practical considerations such as money, status or other factors, or one partner may be older than the other and like a teacher or parent figure.
Some relationships will end at this time, but there would have to be other indicators and transits, not this transit alone. A healthy relationship can become stronger as a result.
This transit can be a test of the relationship. Life happens and things occur we would rather avoid. An example of how this could work is your love one could have a job issue, surgery or some other type of situation that must be dealt with to move forward. In this case, this transit will reflect a situation that must be overcome and merely show a sense of duty or responsibility. If your connection is strong enough and real enough you will pass through this time with little difficulty.