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So I'm a bit late in posting about the Venus transit through Capricorn (Feb 5th-March 2nd) -busy bee GypsyQueen has been overwhelmed with work/life pressures, in true Venus Capricorn style ha. But what better time to bring it up than Venus in Cap meeting Capricorn boss Saturn this week, exact Feb 18th? This is where we really get our head around the classy discipline, personal fortitude and polished, worldly pragmatism and glamour of this particular astro passage:
Venus is about what we value, and in Capricorn we for sure value ambitiously climbing toward our most important goals with a solid, persevering work ethic. Venus rules our most innate, magnificent talent and Capricorn rules what to do with it - the elbow grease of sheer discipline, focus and hard yakka required to get us over the line to vocationally successful outcomes. Particularly those of us working in creative/arty/design/fashion/beauty realms (ruled by Venus) are really getting our groove on right now.
And Venus is obviously the female principle; and in 'feminist' terms in Capricorn her qualities are strength of character, enduring perseverance against all odds, sticking it to the patriarchy by being better/tougher/more capable than 'the man' and proving that any woman can play with the big boys on her own terms, more than hold her own and not only not succumb to bullying/sexism/harassment but be the powerbroker in the room -so there!
But also, gender/etc aside, did I mention that the more shady qualities of Capricorn/Saturn are venal, hyper competitive, power trippy, status anxiety, blindly materialistic preoccupations in the world that could distract us from what really matters? Yes we could all profitably watch-and try to overcome- any of these tendencies within our shadow selves right now: because we are so much better served by the positive Cap qualities of solid integrity, healthy ambition, empowering determination to thrive on our own terms and contribute something fab to the world along the way right?
So there's nothing wrong with hustling our best opportunities here; and absolutely, lets embrace wildly successful outcomes -Saturn says yes we can if we work at it! But also keep it high end and geared toward optimum, character building personal growth huh?
And Venus rules beauty and style, so what is the 'look' that's going to help us get ahead?
Capricorn is pretty streamlined. We can go simple and utilitarian, with good quality, practical clothes that get us through the workday with minimal fuss -an efficient, organised wardrobe where we have workout gear handy to throw on for our 5am fitness routine then throw on something appropriate/professionally sleek for a productive day of hustling the biz world without too much fretting over fussy fashion choices?
Or if we're glamming it up we're really good at it -groomed, polished, waxed and plucked to an inch of our lives and strutting around looking shiny and immaculate with not a single hair out of place! We love a timelessly elegant piece; and ok better if designer -and ok even better if we scored it on sale/a gem amongst a pile of vintage tat- because we have an eye for these things & an intelligent (ok tight) budget in Cap & love bargain lol.
Understated, stealth luxury/the cache of natural, high quality fabrics/clean lines work right now. And glossy hair, minimal make-up over the perfect complexion we have cultivated via hydration, a clean, organic diet, oxygen facials and some ridiculously bio-dynamic face serum. Capricorn doesn't fake it, we look good cos we've goddamn worked for it!
And metallics work- platinum/silver jewellery in particular. And a neutral palette, particularly grey/charcoal/white/beige add to the understated elegance of it all. And yes we can sex it up if we want to dress provocatively; but again it's understated -a tiny hint of flesh, a teensy suggestion of the best lingerie peeking out from beneath shmick tailoring, advantageously flattering our toned bod etc.
VENUS IN CAPRICORN LOOKBOOK
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And of course Venus rules romance. In Capricorn it's always about respect -we need to respect ourselves for the relationship choices we make, and respect the lovers we chose to connect with -it's all about taking personal responsibility (especially with Saturn involved), and walking our romantic talk huh?
Whether it's a lustful fling/dating etiquette/our lifelong mate we need to feel good about the calibre of who we're hooking up with, and we need them to be respecting us just as much in return; we have standards you know!
It's all about that Capricorn quality control, we're either doing it at the highest level or not at all. And commitment/longevity is important here -any connection firing up/unfolding right now almost certainly has an eye to long term possibilities; again we're either doing it well, with genuine potential for real chemistry and sustainable compatibility/shared values or we can't be bothered, frankly. And ok, with Saturn involved there could be some committed/long term connections hitting challenging/make or break issues here; but I've got to say a bit of mutual support and emotional effort goes a very long way to successful outcomes in this case.
So let's be brave, integral and determined to get it right this month; in all our connections, personal aspirations and walking our talk in the world. Happy Venus in Capricorn x