Impassioned Desire Grows Through Disciplined Play
As February continues to roll on through, the passion of Venus intensifies thanks to its celestial connections, just in time for the month touted as the time to celebrate love…
From the Venusian perspective, however, what remains of this month is not so much about embracing romance as it is about experiencing passion.
That multifaceted long-lasting passion that heals, brings order to the heart, and creates stability. It's the type of passion that gives rise to endurance in relationships through commitment and effort.
Working with Red Jasper at this time is highly recommended as it can be very beneficial to reignite the passion and energize areas in your body that may feel a bit sluggish or inactive helping move vital life force energy within you.
Sourced from the two sky lovers, the Goddess of Love and the God War, Aphrodite and Ares - Venus and Mars - slowly inching closer together, they unite in cosmos with a dance of action and discipline, approaching each other's presence to express their tales of initiation and life experiences that they've lived through their journey in the sign of Capricorn.
Venus, having lived through quite a tumultuous undoing during her retrograde phase, seeks some solace in her action-drive stellar counterpart Mars.
We've been experiencing this planetary influence of the planets of love, beauty and the planet of sex, aggression, and passion, since the beginning of the month. The closer they approach each other, the more their passion is felt down on Earth, increasing and culminating with their exact conjunction on the 16th of the month, which is also when the Full Moon in Leo occurs.
The desire to be seen by our partners runs rampant. As well as the desire to play like the leonine child.
It's an electric time.
Mars and Venus will continue to move together in strong connection with each other and very close proximity for the rest of the month and into March. This means that we'll be feeling their fiery trail for some time.
February 14th, that day societally reserved for lovers, features some significant astrological and energetic shifts.
For one, Mercury who is now fully back to its direct motion, moves into the sign of Aquarius on this day, bringing with it a desire to innovate futuristic expression. You might feel more social than romantic, but the emphatic influence of Mars and Venus together is inevitable.
An astrologically aligned Valentine's date might look like a social gathering with friends followed by a steamy night cap of embodied passion in private with a lover. And for this astrological influence, there is a strong impulse to share this energy with a lover…
Let's dive deeper into the astrological significance of these two planets making love in the sky.
Mars shows us how we are here to take action. It's the aspect within us that sparks courage, will power, and ability to take action in our life. It's where fueled desire lies, that energy that propels us into moving forward with our plans and actions.
As the God of War, Mars is aggressive, decisive, and at times, unforgiving. It goes after what it wants. And in the sign of Capricorn, it does so swiftly, with calculation, precision, and accuracy. Mars excels in this sign as it gives movement & inspiration to achieving goals, which now have the requisite amount of fire to make them happen.
Now Venus. His lover. His muse. Without Venus, Mars would have nothing to fight for. No inspiration, no source of desire. Because he and her have their first dance of the year in the sign of Capricorn, a place that Venus is not quite as comfortable with as her counterpart is, Venus in Capricorn feels a tad thwarted. Bored. Frustrated.
Venus is more concerned with creating beauty and harmony, with showcasing and emanating love. Capricorn sees no need for these quandaries as its focus is all about the work that gets to be done. We've all experienced this Venusian discomfort already through her retrograde period.
So Venus falls into the arms of Mars, experiencing a sense of comfort there, cuddled by his inspired desire to have her in his presence. She experiences purpose as now her beauty is the source of Mars' driving force. In return, Mars, strengthened by his position, guides his lover Venus, holding her, educating her on the important necessity of this Capricornian energy Venus has had quite the ride with.
Capricorn is no stranger to discipline. In fact, you can almost say it rules over discipline and boundaries. And Mars gladly instills these.
As Mars trains Venus with his stern yet loving empowered discipline, Venus learns to surrender, nurturing her innermost and deepest desires of being received and taken care of.
And what better way to move with these energies than to practice some safe surrender into the arms of the disciplined, controlled, and lovingly calculated Divine Masculine?
This is where exploring the seductive world of Bondage, Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadomasochism, aka BDSM, comes in…
As Venus and Mars engage in a powerful exchange of power and play, kissed by the ignition of mystical magic that Neptune will bring closer to the end of the month to these planets, you too can follow suit by consciously and safely exploring your own limits of submission and surrender.
There is much to be gained from learning discipline within the context of play in the bedroom. It is the ultimate test of surrender to submit in trust to a fully embodied Divine Masculine as a fully embodied Devine Feminine counterpart.
Allow Mars to take you deep into your desires with the structure and rigor for you to explore your inner beauty, from which you get to create deeper harmony.
Channel the aggression and passion into something productive.
This aggressive passion can consume without structure and direction. The Full Moon in Leo adds fuel to this fire, bringing with it the necessary ease and joy of play into the bedroom.
Release your inner child. Get playful and tame the insubordinate aspects of your inner child that cry out for attention because it didn’t receive the structured discipline founded in unconditional love it needed growing up just as much as the play.
Explore the new level of your Divinity through immersed surrender into guided pleasure.
Astrologer and Writer
Vanessa Kristina, founder of Mystik Monark, helps Mystik Misfits to uncover their Divine Purpose and shine light on their shadows through a no-BS spiritual counseling approach. Mystik Monark's mission is to connect Society to Divinity, one soul at a time.
As an Evolutionary Astrologer & Akashic Records Practitioner, Vanessa guides clients out of the existential spiritual closet and through dark nights of the soul so that they can unlock authentic expression and create their dream lives to experience the freedom, joy, and abundance of their soul-selves, through her signature Inner Mystik Mastery program. As a former corporate attorney, she integrates pragmatic actionable guidance with esoteric wisdom, inspiring a deep inner standing of who we are and who we came here to be.