Venus Square Sun Aspect – “Self Sacrificing”
Venus Square Sun Natal – With the planet Venus in square aspect with the Sun, there may exist a tendency to subordinate one’s self interests to those of others. People with a sun square venus aspect in their natal charts may be somewhat sycophantic and tentative about offending others or disappointing them. Their desire to be liked and accepted compels them to sometimes bend over backwards to appease and please because rejection and alienation would be devastating to their self esteem. Whether they are introverted or extraverted, a person with their Venus square their sun is liable to have difficulty saying ‘no’ to people even when it is to their own detriment.
One of the personal challenges of a Venus square Sun person is to learn to put their own interests first without feeling guilty about it. It is okay to set boundaries so as not to overextend themselves or neglect their own needs just to placate others. As individuals, it is important to take good care of ourselves because we are not of much use anyway if we become sick or impoverished from giving more than we can afford to. A healthy amount of selfishness is a good thing to make sure we are not taken advantage of and can continue to be in a position where we may be of help to others. Plus, setting boundaries will also earn greater respect in other people’s eyes and prevent them from taking your generosity for granted.
Venus square sun people may have an over reliance on others for validation and social acceptance. They want to be loved and their sense of self may be inextricably tied to how people think of them. The Venus square individual is likely to be either very sweet and magnanimous or very selfish and rapacious. This aspect could manifest in either direction and so the challenge lies in the establishment of a healthy rapport between the needs of the ego relative to other people.
Venus Square Sun Transit – During a Venus square Sun transit, conflicts of interests may arise. Individuals may find themselves at odds with the demands and expectations foisted upon them. With this transit, personal plans, goals and desires may get postponed for the sake of group interests. Conversely, it may be that the interests of a group may become compromised by a wayward team member. For instance, a team member could be moving away or suddenly shirking their responsibilities to the team. Individuals may find that their self esteem could be lagging due to a deficiency in their finances and an inability to splurge and make vanity purchases. They may also feel they are not getting the recognition and appreciation they deserve and could feel undervalued especially by their intimate friends and love interests.
Venus Square Sun Synastry – Two individuals with their Venus and Sun squaring off with one another are bound to experience some tumult with regards to reconciling their independent interests with that of their joint relationship. The sun person may feel smothered by the Venus person and may find themselves seeking more space in the relationship. They may want to have a life outside the relationship or could have trouble staying committed exclusively. The sun person may also seem too self-absorbed and this may be a source of friction in the relationship. The Venus person probably would like to see more warmth and attention from their partner and they may attempt to obtain this by lavishing their partner with affection and romantic gestures. Unfortunately, the Sun person may fail to reciprocate and the Venus person may feel used and sometimes exploited. This aspect may serve as an obstacle to be overcome if the relationship is to thrive and flourish in the long term.
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