This blog on “Venus Square Saturn: Love the Rock” made me think of diamond wedding rings. They represent, ostensibly, love, and they are also called “a rock” as in, look at that rock on her finger!
When you marry, in the United States, you complete paperwork and buy the female (in the heterosexual version of marriage) a ring, for most a diamond ring. These two elements – wood (paper) and earth (rock) are what makes hanging out with another person and, maybe, having sex with them, into a Marriage.
I remember in the mini-series “Roots” the slaves jumping over a broom to make official the marriage. Brooms are wood.
The day before you get married and the day after are the same – you are two separate individuals. The marriage is in the commitment.
The ring and paperwork are symbols of the physical, spiritual and emotional commitment. Earth and wood are part of earth and the symbols of marriage relate to earth.
Really, you can’t make another person play by any rules unless you tie them to you physically with rope (i.e., the old ball and chain) or lock them in a room (as some do).
The rock, the diamond, represents the crystallization, the grounding, of the relationship into a marriage. The diamond represents making the intangible tangible.
What sign does that?
Those beginning their study of astrology might learn that the planet Saturn was the ancient Great Malefic, creating burden, responsibility and duty. Just when you learned to dislike him, some astrologer comes by and tells you that without a strong Saturn connection between you and your loved one, marriage might never occur.
Saturn is the three-dimensional world of matter. Turning the feelings of two individuals into a “marriage” is Saturn.
Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn loves marriage in the same way it loves all rules and institutions military, political and religious in addition to Hoyle’s Rules of Games and Robert’s Rules of Order.
Venus is the planet that rules pleasure, which includes love, a great pleasure. When Venus is in Capricorn in a person’s chart, pleasure involves concrete, tangible items. In Capricorn (as opposed to the other earth signs of Taurus and Virgo), the tangible items ideally represent status and position.
Venus in Capricorn evokes for me the image of the diamond wedding ring.
When I saw the blog title, “Venus Square Saturn: Love the Rock,” I thought immediately of a diamond wedding ring. The blogger fears that Venus square Saturn will ruin the night’s date. Maybe the blogger will be surprised that the evening’s date might have a diamond ring attached, or a request for commitment. I’ll have to check in to see how Venus square Saturn played out.
Without Saturn, it’s just a date.