Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and money.
Its influence can be felt in all those areas of our lives, and depending on the sign Venus is in, we may be feeling the energy of the planet a little differently.
With Venus in Aries this month however, things might be a little screwy, because technically, the two don't always mesh well.
Venus is the planet of harmony, cooperation, and partnerships -- either personal or professional. Aries, however, is the planet of independence, individual endeavors, and aggressive entrepreneurship.
Astrologers have therefore said that Venus is in its detriment when positioned in Aries, meaning it's difficult for the planet to govern the energy of the sign.
What does that mean for your life? First, that you may have noticed your interests have been geared more toward... well, yourself, lately.
You may have felt a burst of energy, of confidence, a desire to put your efforts to love yourself first, at the cost of interdependence. It's like they always say, you have to love yourself before you can love someone else, right?
The courage to pursue what you want.
Venus in Aries means we go after what we want boldly, and are more easily frustrated by anything that stands in our way. Because of the conflicting energy of the planet and the sign, we may even feel upset about the fact that we aren't being pursued the same way we are willing to pursue others.
Venus is a planet that's more receptive, influencing our desire to be hunted, to feel like sexual prey. Aries, on the other hand, needs to be the hunter.
For Aries, the chase is more exciting than the actual catch, whereas for Venus, the chase is misery, and settling down is the goal.
All of this on-again-off-again, loves me, loves me not energy does do something for us all that we can look forward to, whether single or in a long-term relationship; it creates an unparalleled sexual tension.
If you're single and in the middle of some heavy flirtation, with Venus in Aries, there's no way that energy will just die out without reaching it's fullest potential.
By that, I mean there's either going to be sexual intercourse or a huge temper tantrum by one or both parties. Whatever happens, the attitude behind the exchange will be "why tune up the instruments if you're not gonna play?"
If you're in a relationship, you may be feeling bored by a lack of passion, and as a result, have been allowing that frustration to build without doing anything about it.
Wanting to feel pursued by your partner is fine, but if they don't pursue you in the ways you might like, Venus in Aries gives you the boost of confidence you'll need to turn the tables. You might find that being the hunter is what you wanted all along.
Most of all, we're given a chance through Venus in Aries to explore sides of our sexuality that we don't usually explore, sides that we may not even have been open to exploring, allowing us to free up our inner badass.
The image of a badass warrior is actually an aesthetic that best describes what Aries considers beautiful, and beauty, of course, is what Venus is all about.