Now that Venus has plunged into potent Scorpio for the foreseeable future (until October 7), let’s talk about the power of aesthetics; a very Venus-oriented topic! People are quick to dismiss appearance as a topic for the shallow, but actual magick can happen when we direct our will & intention toward the look of something – just look at the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui; a design philosophy that centers on carefully and thoughtfully selecting colors, materials, and object placement to facilitate and enhance harmonious energy flow in a space. When Venus enters Scorpio’s depths, we do well to consider how looks *are not* just “skin-deep” – aesthetics truly = energy medicine for the eyes. Its hidden power is alchemy; it can turn the leaden feelings we might have about our appearance/living space/etc. into a golden wellspring of confidence, empowerment, and serene state of balance. When you create visual harmony, you are directing your will and intention to manifest something cohesive and unified; something that projects a certain air. For example, this might be within the context of an outfit – wanting to project an energy of confidence & professionalism for an interview or presentation, or perhaps we’re going out on a date and looking to project a sexier vibe. Maybe instead we’re cleaning and organizing our home office to create greater efficiency & productivity, or painting the bedroom and getting a fresh set of linens to promote a more relaxing, restorative environment so we can get a better night’s sleep. Also, color therapy is *a thing*.
How our clothing, home, appearance, etc. looks can have a powerful effect on both mind and mood; this can be tremendously healing. Think of how you may have felt when you have gotten a new haircut you’ve absolutely adored, clothing that made you feel like a million bucks, or finished redecorating a room in such a way that you love spending more time in it. Now, contrast this with the cringe and vibrational static you may have experienced when you might have let the car go a bit too long between cleanings, threw on a wrinkled outfit with an inside-out sweater because you overslept and got dressed in a hurry, or about to eat your umpteenth meal off the same chipped & mis-matched dish set you have had since college. None of that is a judgement, BTW, nor is it meant to be construed as an argument for a consumerist culture. What it is, though, is a comparison meant to illustrate the difference in vibrational state we feel when we don’t like the look of something and consider how that can have a subtly eroding effect upon mind & mood; maybe even health if you believe in the power of the mind-body connection. Hate is a strong word, but if we’re….let’s just say, less than intensely passionate about the look of something, maybe the passage of Venus through Scorpio can present a moment to consider how an aesthetic overhaul may be transformational. We don’t need big bucks to clean, purge, and organize, slap on an invigorating new coat of paint, take a more considered approach to an outfit, or to pick up a few key items for a room on clearance – beauty (and the energetic reset it brings) can happen on even the most spartan of budgets. Remember that transformation is often first and foremost registered via visual medium; the girl who has become a woman, the caterpillar that emerged from its chrysalis a butterfly, or the lump of coal that over time and intense pressure changes state to become a sparkling diamond – something deeper may take place when you align with your own desired “state-change” on the aesthetic plane; it may catalyze one on the etheric.