Venus conjunct Mars gets a lot of attention wherever it pops up, whether it’s in transit, in the natal chart, in synastry, or in the composite chart. Why? It generates a lot of passion, intensity, friction, heat. It can be highly creative and full of energy, but it can be a little frustrating too. When Venus conjuncts Mars in the natal chart, this tends to stimulate a very healthy sex drive in the native (maybe a little too healthy sometimes!), though the degree to which depends on the sign and house involved. It can also stimulate a creative soul, and can be a source of creative energy that can be tapped into. Mars has a bad habit of overtaking Venus at times though, and so you’ll find many with this placement identify more with Mars than Venus, or come across in a more Mars-y way (more “masculine” or dominant). The trick with this position in the natal chart is to balance the energy of the two and not let Mars overtake Venus. She needs some say too!
When transit Venus conjuncts natal Mars or transit Mars conjuncts natal Venus, this usually stimulates a few days where you have a higher sex drive, more passionate energy, or a more creative approach. Again, this will largely depend on the location of the conjunction by sign and house. In the 3rd house, this may mean more mental energy and connection, while in Capricorn, this may mean more passion for goals and success. It’s important to use the energy with this transit though, otherwise you can get very grumpy and frustrated.
In synastry, this means one of your Venuses conjuncts the other person’s Mars, and this is a standout maker for major attraction between two people (and the closer they are to being exactly conjunct, the stronger it can be). The attraction can be instant and the chemistry strong, so much that it can almost be difficult to stop (if say, you’re already with someone else). When it’s an attraction you can act on (and has other healthy aspects to support it), it can keep the spark going much longer than usual. When you don’t want anything to happen, you may need to just stay apart though. Even if you don’t like each other, you may find that there’s still that chemistry there that can’t be denied, so go your separate ways.
With composite Venus conjunct composite Mars, this can be similar to the conjunction in synastry, but it’s generally felt more evenly between you, and can be something that bonds you together in a more harmonious way. You can find that together, you channel the passion between you easily through the sign and house location of Venus and Mars, and in a way that you don’t alone.
(originally published in the March 2017 newsletter)
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