Venus moves into Capricorn today and will stay there until December 20th.
From a Tarot perspective, this transit would be like the Empress is dressed in the Devil’s clothing. Hairy and winged, she’s trying out a darker look.
The Empress is the universal mother of the Tarot. She gives birth to everything we see, feel, hear, taste, and touch. She is beauty and sensuality, but also unremitting strength.
Her power is in her ability to love fully and without restraint. Whether things are good or bad, she’s there to help celebrate, and/or to mourn.
The Empress sees the world clearly, but loves it anyway. It’s all part of her, and she does what she can to make it beautiful and full of joy.
The Devil is also sensual, but there’s little love attached to his experiences. He’s physicality without grace.
Coarse and occasionally brutal, he obsesses on what’s ‘real’ and gives little attention to airy-fairy ideas like love. But he gets a lot of work done, and plays wilder than most.
His biggest challenge is to let things go, and not to chain himself or others to material desires. They obscure the spirit and can never fully satisfy.
The Empress is a little uncomfortable in this position. She very much appreciates the physical, but without love attached, it can feel sort of vulgar.
Venus in Capricorn, or the Empress in the Devil’s clothing is a time of creative intensity and physical manifestation.
Focus on getting things done and making them real, but do so with compassion for yourself and others.
Pushing through a task without connecting to it on an emotional level, or with an eye to the beautiful, will only lessen the value of what you create.
Celebrate and love with passion, but try not to chain yourself to anything for too long.