Venus conjunct, trine, square, sextile or in opposition to SaturnIf you want to know more about aspects, you can read my blogpost about them. It will tell you which aspects you have and whether they are positive or negative :)
Minimalism, Fashion, Elegance & AgingVenus is the planet of beauty and shows both our physical, exterior beauty as well as our sense of internal aesthetic, our taste.
In aspect with saturn, this creates the beauty of simplicity - a very restricted aesthetic, which can best be described as minimalistic.
I really love this quote in relation to the essence of minimalism;
"Perfection is not when there's nothing to be added, but rather when there's nothing to be substracted."
In somebody's sense of style and fashion, this can show as a tendency to wear a lot of basics and elegant pieces, to have high standards, only want the best and to value quality over quantity.
The downside, the negative manifestation of this aspect, can show as boring and conforming fashion, to be overly picky or to not care about aesthetic at all, to write it off as stupid and irrelevant or have a bad sense of taste. Pretty much to not be able to tell what goes together, to have no sense of aesthetics.
With this aspect comes a natural air of elegance and grace and effortless, natural beauty.
My personal favourite examples are Rachel McAdams (sextile aspect) and Natalie Portman (square aspect), they're so gorgeous!
Saturn/Venus aspects truly create the timelords of the zodiac. These people simply do not age.
Below are two prime examples. Jared Leto has the trine aspect of saturn and venus and Johnny Depp has the square aspect in his chart. And both did not age at all within ten years!!
Women with this aspect age gracefully as well but they're often so afraid (Saturn) of losing their beauty (Venus) that they use botox and other things that ruin their natural graceful aging process.
Some examples are Nicole Kidman (who used botox even though she still looked like an angel!), Tina Turner (who is super fit and muscular and has great legs for her age), Courteney Cox (who is super sporty and plays the lead role in the tv show Cougar Town which is so fitting) and Jessica Lange!
Restricted LoveThe negative aspects of venus and saturn mostly show as restricted love and affection.
This relates to both the past and the present as well as the love given and the love received.
This theme usually starts with a parental figure (often the father) being rather cold and aloof and the person then growing up to have problem expressing affection themselves.
They can even suppress love to the point of being bitter and heartless in extreme cases.
They have a hard time opening up to showing affection and vulnerability, they are scared of intimacy which is followed by the inability to connect with other people.
This leaves them feeling lonely and unloved.
These individuals are scared of rejection and being hurt and therefore build an amor that keeps them from getting hurt (which does not work).
Their problem trusting others keeps them second-guessing whether others really actually like them.
By rejecting these feminine and soft venusian traits of vulnerability and affection within themselves, they also keep these things away from them in their external reality.
Mature LoveIt's hard to imagine but Saturn and Venus in aspect can bring some positive traits into relationships as well. Somebody with this aspect will be very caring and take responsibility in friendships, they're very reliable and loyal.
In love, they're sober and serious, meaning that they will be strictly monogomous to the point of being prudes, but other aspects, especially those of mars, can influence this as well.
These people are not illusioned when it comes to love. Even if they're hopeless romantics, they can somehow combine it with a sense of realism. They are the kinds of people who will be able to deal with hard and humble conditions in relationships and marriages, they can "face reality", they know that relationships come with struggles and they are able to work through them.
normcore (noun). (normal + hardcore). Excessive desire to wear whatever comes to hand when you wake up because you are a normal person and you only want to have a normal life.Just another perfect example of the simplicity of this aesthetic....
|Steve Jobs has Venus sextile Saturn|
DesignDesign is a big topic when it comes to the idea of venusian beauty combined with saturnian pragmatics. It's all about combining aesthetics with simplicity and practiclity.
One of my favourite Venus/Saturn examples is Steve Jobs, who has the sextile aspect.
Not only is he a huge normcore icon, he also has some great quotes on design that really reflect this aspect:
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains."
Form Follows Function
Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. (Wikipedia)This is something we discussed in art class when I was in highschool and I remembered it while brain-storming about venus and saturn in aspects.
I love this idea that even though design and architecture are a form of art, it should be kept simple and oriented towards its pragmatic function.
"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." - Frank Lloyd Wright (venus saturn opposition)
Age GapWith this aspect, there is a tendency to either be attracted to someone older and/or more mature or to be that kind of person for soemone else.
Venus/Saturn aspects in the horoscope of a female can create either a cougar or a lolita.
The latter tend to have friends older than themselves or be attracted to people who are older than themselves and/or really mature.
In men's horoscopes, there is also often an age gap in relationships, however, they usually are more infatuated with young and beautiful women, but some of them might also be attracted to mature women. In this case, the men can become the classic "toy boy".
The relationships of a person with this aspect in their horoscope will usually include a slight parent-child dynamic, with a gap of experience and/or power, where one partner teaches the other (not to get all incest-y and Oedipus-y...)
|Leo loves young beautiful women and his girlfriends are way younger than him.|
He has a venus/saturn trine.
Self CareVenus is not only the affection we show others but also that we show to ourselves.
This is why self care, or the lack of it, is also a theme of the aspect with saturn.
These individuals can be really hard on themselves and think they don't deserve pleasure, leisure and free-time and neglect pamper sessions and quality time alone or with loved ones. They can be no-fun workaholics.
A more positive manifestation of the aspect would be a healthy and mature "work hard, play hard" mentality, in which someone is very pragmatic about scheduling in self-care time and takes it seriously, because they know how important it is.
Celebrities with Venus/Saturn AspectsConjunction: Kurt Cobain, Bill Gates, Heidi Klum, Nicolas Cage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chuck Norris, Rachel Bilson
Opposition: Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Jimi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Phelps
Trine: Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto, Michael Jackson, Halle Berry, Tina Turner, Sean Penn, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Lenny Kravitz, Jessica Lange
Square: Johnny Depp, Adolf Hitler, Mother Teresa, Natalie Portman, Bruce Willis, Russel Crowe, Oprah Winfrey, Giselle Bündchen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
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