This article originally appeared on Yoga Journal
Venus in Leo opposing Saturn retrograde in Aquarius
An opposition, as the name suggests, is when two planets are positioned opposite to one another, or 180deg apart. Oppositions in astrology generally invite us to find balance between the opposites and a sense of harmony within polarity.
Where Venus is relationships, Saturn is boundaries. Where Leo is romance and heart energy, Aquarius is deeply independent and objective. As Venus is moving forward on her path, Saturn is in retrograde asking you to pause, review, and reflect. Where are you, how have you gotten here, and what re-directions are needed?
The theme of this opposition points straight toward your relationships and holds the potential to be a deeply clarifying moment. The invitation centers around getting clear on what brings you a sense of connection in your relationships--what allows you to feel connected and one with another but also fulfilled and whole on your own.
As you journey through this invitation, you may find yourself swinging from one extreme to the other and facing these opposing aspects within yourself and within your relationships. This invitation can be a challenge.
As with all astrological movements, the gift lies in surrendering to whatever arises within you. When you do so, the lesson found within an opposition unfolds into a greater integration, a unified singular concept, and an understanding of how two seemingly opposing forces can actually support and hold one another.
You are being asked to put down the boundaries you uphold in an attempt to protect your individuality, your fulfillment, and your love. And you are being challenged to solidify your foundation within yourself, which is the only thing that will bring you the courage to express your love fully and to allow for vulnerability within your connections.
This aspect can cause some friction. Allow yourself the space you require. Allow it to help you observe. Recognize that you’re fully integrated with this astrological energy and also on the outside observing and learning more about yourself with each emotion, thought, reaction, and moment of your journey.
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