2017: Venus Conjunct Mars – Strength and Beauty[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Venus conjunct Mars conjunction is yin and yang. Under this aspect we have Venus, the planet of love, art, beauty and harmony in conjunction with Mars, the planet of war, passion, aggression and drive. The qualities of these celestial bodies are normally in diametric opposition, however with this aspect, they are holding hands, working together in partnership. Instead of clashing in discord, their planetary energies are singing in harmony. It is a symbiotic relationship where each side compensates for what the other lacks. Mars’ rudeness and brazen energy is tamed by Venus’ civility and manners. Venus is emboldened by Mars’ forcefulness and able to deal with conflict with more directness.
The passionate nature of Mars is accentuated in the area of romance. Venus’ normally understated and genteel approach is ramped up by Mars’ bold bravado. Sensuality and obsession are a natural by-product of the equation that Mars and Venus creates. Individuals with Mars conjunct Venus in their chart like to flirt and are likely to be intense and zealous paramours. They are direct, open and honest with an almost child-like naivete about them. They like to impress others with their amusing antics and by demonstrating their independence and strength. They cannot resist flaunting their colors like a peacock. These people enjoy the thrill of the chase, and the challenge of winning the objects of their desire. Playing hard-to-get just motivates them more. They exude an animal magnetism that captivates and intrigues others. Their unrelenting charm and charisma is hard to resist for many.
There is an eye for quality and a special appreciation for beauty and art. Venus conjunct Mars may bestow the temperament of an artist with powerful emotions and instincts. When inspired, he/she will spare no expense to achieve and accomplish what their heart moves them to do. The term ‘passion project’ takes on whole new meaning with this aspect in play and individuals with it will undertake their creative projects and interests with inexorable verve and energy. The Mars Venus conjunction imbues a spirited, fun loving personality that defines their approach to most things, not just romance and art. They may be extremely flirtatious and will need to curb this while in relationships so as not to arouse jealousy in their partners. They themselves will likely be prone to jealous feelings at the slightest suggestion of affection their partner may show to another person.
Characteristics of Mars conjunct Venus