This Is Who I Am…Venus in Aquarius


Apologies, I don’t have info to credit this photo…

Miss T surfaced out of her room late last Sunday morning- closer to lunchtime than breakfast.

As usual she looked a picture…a rather abstract picture. Her outfit consisted of a pair of sunflower print boxer style pyjama shorts, long mismatched striped socks that I bought in New York last year, and the piece de resistance, a Bintang beer singlet top I bought back from Bali. The only thing missing was ugg boots- it’s too hot.

Strangely, whilst none of it worked together, on her it was perfect.

She has Venus in Aquarius. And, with Uranus conjunct Venus, her style is doubly Aquarian…something which will, no doubt, cause my husband some amount of angst over the years- “you’re letting her go out in that?”

My husband and my daughter already find themselves at odds- hardly surprising with Scorpio Sun and Mars vs Aries Sun and Mars.

Very often the argument is around fashion. It’ll usually go something like this:

Him: Does your mother know what you’re wearing.

Her: No.

Him: Do you think you should show her?

Her: If I must.

Her: Mum, I’m wearing this.

Me: Ok.

Him: Does that even match?

Me: It looks good.

Him: One day she’s going to come to me and say “Dad, can I have money to buy a new dress?” (At this point he’ll shake his head for dramatic effect)

The real issue is- he has Venus in Libra so he likes a girl to look like a girl, as if she’s made some effort. Boy did he luck out with me!

Her style is mixed up, unconventional and very individual. Her look is rock chick with an edge of something else. She’s never been a princess.

This afternoon she’s walking around the house in multi-coloured shorts made from rugby jumpers that she’s paired with a black singlet top with a sequinned peace emblem. She’s accessorised it with a pile of strings and beads that she’s wearing around her ankle (also bought in bulk in Bali).

It’s very her.

My Mum, an Aquarius Venus, had a way of making clay splattered paint shirts with gumboots look right, and still rocks a t-shirt decorated in bling with the slogan “London, Paris, New York, Tumbarumba”…best not to ask.

I’ve written before about an Aquarian girl I knew at school. She could team a tartan mini skirt with a sequinned singlet top and Doctor Who scarf and look like she’d stepped out of a Vivienne Westwood fashion show. (As an aside Vivienne Westwood is an Aries with Mars in Aquarius…)

I’d like to think that now, nearly 30 years later, she’d still be individual, but maybe these days with artisan accessories or perhaps a Japanese inspired asymmetrical hemline, or hand printed fabric.

Venus in Aquarius will do markets over duty free brands, will keep her eye out for cutting edge fabrics, technologies or items that are ethnically and ethically sound, and often prefer a lively exchange of ideas over a facial. Venus in Aquarius is generally at the lower end of the maintenance scale.

Venus/Uranus contacts in the chart tell a similar style story. Whilst Venus has her own style, if there is a close Uranus contact, an Aquarian flavour will overlay it. This is especially true of the Venus/Uranus conjunction. Venus/Uranus trines will incorporate elements of the energy with little effort. When Uranus is incorporated seamlessly we find little touches of brilliance- the Capricorn Venus at work in a skirt cut by a fabulous new designer, the Pisces Venus with crystals turned into amazing accessories, the Scorpio Venus with shots of leather through a wool jacket.

The challenging aspects- the squares, oppositions & inconjuncts- represent more of a struggle. It’s in these aspects that Uranus may duke it out with Venus for supremacy, often resulting in a style which is either inconsistent, janky or rebellious for the sake of being rebellious. I have Venus inconjunct Uranus, and struggle with a style that is authentically mine. I rarely feel “at home” in my clothes, and often like I’m in someone else’s idea of fashion.

Naturally Venus in Aquarius will be tempered somewhat by the Sun, and the Ascendant. Regardless, her style will be original and entirely hers- even a work uniform or corporate business suit can look slightly different on Venus in Aquarius- it might be the cut, the design, the accessories, or the attitude.

Aquarius is an innovator, not a follower. This applies to trends as well as fashion. When all her friends were firmly in Camp Edward, Miss T was Team Jacob- in her words the “dogboys” had fewer eating disorders and much better abs than the vampires. Fair enough. As I said, she has Mars in Aries.