“I wish I’d never met you more than I could dare to let you go”
This line from Pet Shop Boys’ Jealousy sum up Venus in Scorpio perfectly. Venus in Libra was all about partnership, appearances, beauty and charm. Venus in Scorpio is truth and honesty and loyalty and intense compulsion.
The Venus we saw in Libra was a milk chocolate girl- sweet and pretty with a lovely texture and melt in the mouth soft centre. The Venus we saw in Libra was a little detached, charming and just a tad on the conservative side. She was looking for a partner, her “other half”, the one who would balance out her weaknesses and maximise her strengths. That Venus was a social butterfly, equally at home somewhere fabulous for cappuccino and cakes with her girlfriends as dressed to the nines somewhere else fabulous having cocktails.
This Venus, Venus in Scorpio, is very different. This Venus is a bittersweet dark dark truffle, perhaps with a touch of chilli. This Venus is private, obsessive and dark around the edges. This Venus can be kinky, a dominatrix and all consuming. This Venus does want a partner, she wants a soul-mate- she wants all of you for herself. And she is irresistable. Sound delicious, scary or straight out weird?
Venus is Scorpio doesn’t know how to love just a little. She doesn’t flirt, she doesn’t play games- and she is all the more magnetic for that. She is as she is and when she wants something or someone, she wants all of it with all of her being- and doesn’t care how long it takes. Sort of like when you have a craving for, say, Pinot Gris, but all that is in the fridge is Chardonnay.
If, like me, you have Venus in Aries, you will drink the Chardonnay anyway, even though you know it will give you a headache after 2 glasses and then still crave that Pinot Gris. If you have Venus in Scorpio, you will wait until you can drink the Pinot Gris, and not settle for anything else. Why eat the dairy milk when you can hold out for the 70% cocoa Lindt.
When she does fall in love, it is with every fibre of her being, and she will assume that you will be the same. This can be tricky if you are not a watery type. Scorpio doesn’t like to talk about it- you are supposed to just “know”. It is about feeling your way- words mean nothing.
Where have you been, who were you with? You didn’t call when you said you would…I could not hear or see for jealousy…I never knew, till I met you. (Jealousy, Pet Shop Boys)
When you have been loved by a Scorpio, you will know you have been loved. He will be jealous, she will be possessive and if you cheat on him, he will never forgive you…and she will take her revenge, eventually. But then again, what if he cheats on you? Venus in Scorpio is so contained and so private, you will probably never know- he is a master at compartmentalising- will demand absolute honesty and loyalty from you, but is not above falling for another if he feels that you have become distant or are not as fully into him as you should be.
If he suspects you are not entirely honest, he becomes the most brilliant forensic detective- until he has either proven your guilt, or accepted your innocence. With Scorpio, innocent until proven guilty does not apply.
Having said that, Venus in Scorpio attaches deeply and emotionally, and has difficulty in separating sex from love. Sex for Scorpio is an 8th house transformative, life changing experience, not 5th house fun. Don’t mess with Scorpio in love unless you are prepared to pay the price if it all falls apart. But, if you are prepared to take the risk, Scorpio is absolutely unforgettable.
From a fashion viewpoint, Venus in Scorpio favours the darkside. She is the classic femme fatale, Mata Hari or the male equivalent. She is the leather clad, stiletto shod domanitrix, she is the Emo hanging around Flinders St station with piercings and ink. She is all of these and none of them.
Think black, dark purple, blood red, leather, silk and sumptuous gothic underworld glamour. I am in Melbourne at the moment and the interior of one of my favourite places, Spellbox- the Witches House, is Venus in Scorpio personified. With gothic styled book-shelves containing apothecary bottles of all conceivable herbs and powders, scrying bowls, owls, mortar and pestles and twigs of birch as accessories. Drapes of purple and jewelled blue fabrics from the ceiling and turquoise walls, with the only light coming from candelabra and crystal chandeliers, this is Venus in Scorpio interior decorating bliss.
Venus in Scorpio is like the forbidden apple- you know it’s not right, but by god does it feel good!
Check out this version of Jealousy, sung by the man with the best Scorpio Moon in the business- Robbie Williams