Have you ever wondered why some relationships seem to work out and others just don’t? Have you ever wondered why relationships with specific people just have a stick-together vibe while other relationships feel fly-by-night? Well, there is astrology to the cohesiveness of relationships. While everyone focuses on Venus as the planet of love and beauty for their relationship questions and answers, it is important to note that Venus alone does not guarantee solid relationships. Yes, Venus can bring other people into our space in order to relate. However, it is important to remember that Libra is an air sign, and it is always weighing its options. Thus, a bit more is needed in order to have solid relationships that last. Venus-Saturn connections often show relationships that have a sticking quality. Continue to read below to find out more about the relationship between Venus and Saturn and whether individuals are staying together because they love each other or out of obligation.
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Saturn is the planet that many fear, but it is also the planet that obligates us to others within the realm of relationships. Anyone that has a Saturn influence connected to their Venus whether this is Venus in Capricorn, Saturn in Libra, Saturn in the 7th house, or Venus/ Saturn aspects with the natal chart is fully aware of the responsibility and accountability that is involved in being in a relationship. Individuals with these astrological markers aren’t usually quick to get into a relationship and even when they do finally get into a relationship, there’s this sense that they must be responsible for how they navigate. With the influence of Saturn, individuals that have Saturn connected to their Venusian energy are also aware of the karma that is involved with not being responsible within relationships.
Whenever Saturn touches a planet, things get serious. When Venus and Saturn are interacting, all of the elements of Venus, from relationships to finances, are introduced to Saturn’s accountability, responsibility, and in some cases somberness. Saturn is in it for the long haul. Thus, when connected to Venus it is important that the relationship is grounded and has the potential to solidify into a traditional relationship. Remember, Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn which is an earth sign. Earth signs are traditional and some would say they are stuck in the mud. However, if you are looking for a grounded, stick-by-you individual, the Earth signs are known for their steadfastness in everything…including love.
If you’re wondering why your relationships lack longevity, you may want to check a composite or synastry chart to see if there are any Saturn connections to Venus between yourself and your love interest. While Venus and Uranus connections will bring in new, unexpected, unique energy surrounding partners and Venus and Mars connections introduce an element of passion and sexuality, neither of these connections have the staying power that comes with a touch of Saturn. Saturn connected to Venus makes love a serious endeavor, and it’s worth having if you are genuinely looking for a relationship that can provide years of steady love and support.
Obligated to Love or Committed to Love?
For as much as Saturn with Venus offers a solid relationship, there are some aspects of the Venus/Saturn connection that warrant forewarning. In general, Saturn is a planet that is used to the “hard knock life.” Saturn expects nothing will ever come easy for it, and it also knows that the only person it can rely on is itself. Saturn is sometimes considered the Scrooge of the zodiac because of their serious, controlled, “grownup” persona that rarely has time for play. Saturn says work, work, work because if you don’t, you’ll end up in the poorhouse. Thus, there is an element of obligation associated with Saturn where it feels that it must be committed out of obligation. The thing to understand about obligation is that some people are obligated out of love while others are obligated out of fear, resentment, guilt, and other types of negative emotions. Obligation often involves doing something because we know we have to or should as opposed to acting from a place of freedom.
It’s important to define the difference between being obligated to love and committed to love. When someone is obligated to love, they essentially feel like they have to love a person for a variety of reasons. Saturn connected to Venus can create a situation where people feel burdened by their love relationships. In some cases, due to the nature of Saturn, individuals who have Venus associated with Saturn may find themselves in situations where they are tolerating behaviors they don’t like from their loved ones because they feel an obligation to be there. Also, the obligation can create resentment over time. Due to the nature of Saturn, where pushing through hardship is a sign of strength, any feelings of struggle and burden accompanying the relationship realm is simply something that Saturn accepts as its responsibility.
Then there is the concept of being committed to love. This element of the Venus and Saturn interaction is quite positive when channeled correctly. This is the type of love where you stay with your partner through hard times. For example, “for sickness and in health.” Being committed to love requires a specific type of personal responsibility and accountability surrounding the partnership realm. Just consider how many people claim to be ready for a committed relationship, but their actions show otherwise.
Saturn has a way of testing us to see if we are truly ready for what we claim to desire. For example, if someone says that they finally want to settle down in a permanent relationship, the Venus/Saturn energy will provide a test to determine if we truly are ready for what we claim. So, if an individual who claims to want to be in a committed relationship goes out and commits adultery or disrespects the boundaries that are established within the relationship, then there is obviously a dichotomy between the individual’s desire to be alone versus the exploration of other people. When Venus and Saturn are connected, there is the ability to separate the gems from the rocks.
Ultimately, attracting a relationship with someone that is sound and solid is important. The Venus/Saturn connection has the potential to offer a grounded, solidifying energy to relationships.
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