Don’t Hold Back…


Venus in Sagittarius

If I was to close my eyes and imagine what Venus in Sagittarius would look like, it would be this: a group of backpackers from a heap of different countries travelling together in a combi van with surfboards on the roof up the coast to Byron Bay, swapping cultures and languages over a beer in the beachside pub. As they travel, the group expands- collecting people along the way.

Venus in Sagittarius is setting off on the road less travelled, broadening horizons through travel and philosophy and ideas and cultures. Venus in Sagittarius is following a Guru to an ashram in India; on a yoga retreat in Bali; gazing longingly at Indiana Jones in teacher mode at University; or finding love across the seas.

Where Venus in Scorpio is love in deep water, in Sagittarius she is a firework. Where Venus in Scorpio is intense, in Sagittarius she is light and fun. Where Venus in Scorpio wants to possess and control, in Sagittarius she wants to run free and experience everything the world has to offer (and more)… preferably with other free spirits. Where Venus in Scorpio wants all of you in a complete emotional merging, Venus in Sagittarius may not be around for garbage night- not unless she wants to be. Venus in Scorpio is slow to trust, Venus in Sagittarius has boundless optimism.

It is here that the similarities between Pisces and Sagittarius (the 2 signs ruled by Jupiter) are at their most obvious. Both signs are escape artists; both signs have their eyes very firmly fastened on the future; both signs are just a tad allergic to the here and now and will break out in hives at the mention of the word “reality”; and both signs will roll their eyes back in their heads and self destruct rather than be chained or fenced in. Both signs have faith.

Venus in Sagittarius doesn’t like love to be too heavy. Sure she likes to philosophise, but not about her relationships. And it will be in the plural- Venus in Sagittarius doesn’t like to settle down too young*, at least not before she has had a chance to test her wings out, sow her wild oats, so to speak.

And she likes honesty…to the point of bluntness. If she tells you that “I’m just not that into you” that’s exactly what she means.

“Is my bum fat in these jeans?” Yep…but a man with Venus in Sagittarius probably likes a woman with a bit of cushioning in that area, so to speak. In fact, a man with Venus in Sag may be more of a bums and legs man than a tits man.

He will also want someone he can share life’s adventure with, someone with ideals and faith, a friend, a fellow traveller. Men with Venus in Sagittarius may be drawn to choose a partner from a different culture, different circle, perhaps someone a little exotic. She might be someone who is in touch with her own spirituality, a Teacher (with a capital T), a writer, someone who likes to broadcast or publicise a message. Diversity is paramount.

If you want someone to discuss culture, religion & politics with, choose Venus in Sagittarius. Want to party all night and rise at dawn to catch the sunset from the top of a mountain? Choose Venus in Sagittarius.

But if you are into analysing the state of your relationship or emotional dramas? Move on. Quickly. Venus in Sagittarius already has. He doesn’t play games & doesn’t want someone who will do this. He doesn’t have time for manipulation, tact or flattery. So if you like those things, stay clear of Mr Sagittarius. While you are crying into your drink, he will have moved on- not having any idea what he said to upset you…nor will he care greatly. He’s not cruel, but he is often oblivious to the hearts he leaves behind.

Having said that, Venus in Sagittarius has the optimism and generosity of Jupiter. He would give you his last $20, because seriously, Dude, there will always be more around the corner.

Venus in Sagittarius likes to play the field, check out what the fillies are like in the other paddock and, shall we say, experiment a bit. For all those people who have come onto this site asking “how do I get a Sagittarius to commit?” the answer is clear. You don’t.  Sadge is a fun date, a great mate, but getting her to commit is often a matter of being in the right place at the right time. He won’t do anything he doesn’t want to do before he wants to do it- and why should he? Try and break her in and you will only break her spirit…plus, she will probably do the bolt at the first possible opportunity. Besides, it was that love of freedom and spirit that you fell in love with in the first place.

Unlike Venus in Scorpio, Venus in Sagittarius will not try to own you, and will be over that fence if you try and own her. As for trying to make him jealous? Forget it- he doesn’t do manipulative games. But treat the relationship as two equal partners out on the adventure of a lifetime and it could just last a lifetime. One thing is for certain, with Venus in Sagittarius, there will never be a dull moment.

This sound like you? If you have Venus in Sagittarius, Venus in close aspect to Jupiter (especially the conjunction) or Venus in the 9th house, you will identify with this post. If you are a Sagittarius woman, this is also you- in fact your theme song could very well be Fleetwood Macs Gypsy.

*Where Venus is conjunct or in difficult aspect to Saturn, she will take all of this much more seriously…

Doing it for yourself…

Venus transits may be fleeting, but for the (usually) few weeks that they are in a particular part of your chart, is where you don’t need to work too hard to find pleasure, indulgence and balance. It’s in these areas of life too that interactions with others may be more rewarding.

Pull your chart out to see where this is happening for you- if you’re not sure how to do this- or what the houses mean- refer back to the earlier episodes of Tuesday Toolbox.

As an example, for me, Sagittarius falls in my 9th and 10th. Books, travel, philosophy, people from other cultures, ideas from different viewpoints…these will all bring me pleasure and help me attain balance for the first half of this transit. Once Venus moves into my 10th house, these things will help me maintain my perspective at work.

Try it for yourself.

If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Venus is in your 1st house

If your rising sign is Capricorn, Venus is in your 12th house

If your rising sign is Aquarius, Venus is in your 11th house

If your rising sign is Pisces, Venus is in your 10th house

If your rising sign is Aries, Venus is in your 9th house

If your rising sign is Taurus, Venus is in your 8th house

If your rising sign is Gemini, Venus is in your 7th house

If your rising sign is Cancer, Venus is in your 6th house

If your rising sign is Leo, Venus is in your 5th house

If your rising sign is Virgo, Venus is in your 4th house

If your rising sign is Libra, Venus is in your 3rd house

If your rising sign is Scorpio, Venus is in your 2nd house