Venus in Sagittarius—Attraction to the Unfamiliar Venus upon the Mutable Cross is the principle of attraction, and Sagittarius represents all that is unfamiliar—that lies beyond. This combination, therefore, stimulates attraction to that which lies beyond the normal realm of familiar persons, places and things. There may be a pursuit of novel attractions
Venus in Sagittarius—Love of the Exotic; Far-Away Beauty:
This combination may easily give a love of the exotic. “If it is beautiful, it has to be far away”; “If it is far away, it has to be beautiful”; “If it is unattainable, I want it.” Venus in Sagittarius may give a desire to travel to “foreign lands” (Sagittarius) to find “love” (Venus).
Venus in Sagittarius—“Foreign Affairs”:
It is hard for the Venus in Sagittarius person to marry the “boy or girl next-door”. Lovers, marriage partners and even friends are likely to be found abroad—or at least unfamiliar places. If this is not the case, the longing for such relationships will persist.
Venus in Sagittarius—the “Pot of Gold” at the End of the Rainbow:
Upon the Mutable Cross, Sagittarius is given the directive—“Let food be sought”. Sagittarius is the seeker, whether the quest is material, intellectual or spiritual. Sagittarius (transmitting the sixth ray) is also a sign of great faith. That faith can lead to the quest for the improbable if not the impossible. The faith and idealism of the Sagittarian subject, and the love of the quest (really, of the hunt) will lead to the search for the proverbial “pot of gold” at the end of every rainbow. Who is to say that it does not exist?
Venus in Sagittarius—Adventure in ‘Love’; the Challenge of ‘Love” Sagittarius is the sign of adventure, Venus, the planet of ‘love’. The result (at least in the early stages of evolution) can be the “hunter for love”—the Don Juan. “Let food be sought.” Let anyone and anything desirable be sought! A second mantram for Sagittarius is: “I see the goal. I reach that goal and then I see another.” This can also apply to conquests in love—ever conquering and moving on. Thus, Venus in Sagittarius stimulates an adventurous and passionate pursuit of the opposite sex, or, at least, of whatever one considers beautiful. The “hunt is on”—for beauty.
Venus in Sagittarius—the “Treasure Hunter”:
A Venus in Sagittarius person could easily fit into the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, “Treasure Island”. Sagittarius gives the love of search and discovery; Venus orients towards the beautiful and the valuable. This makes the “treasure hunter”. If the treasure is “buried treasure” it helps to have a little Pluto or Scorpio active in the chart.
Venus in Sagittarius—One-Pointedness in the Pursuit of What is ‘Loved’:
At first Sagittarius may “scatter its arrows”, being attracted to many objects of desire. There may be many loves—not just one, thus, somewhat reminiscent of early Venus in Gemini—though more intent upon each love. Later, even on the Mutable Cross, Sagittarius develops one-pointedness; Venus, of course, represents the object of desire or love. When that object is “in sight”, there is likely to be a one-pointed, undeviating pursuit—until found.
Venus in Sagittarius—Insistence on Freedom in the Love Relationship: Sagittarius wants room, freedom, space. This sign promotes a “free-ranging” attitude. “Don’t fence me in.” There may be one-pointed loyalty to the loved-one, but also the insistence upon the freedom to explore all attractions.
Venus in Sagittarius—Stimulation of the Ajna and Sacral Center: Of Sagittarius it is said, “We are told that Sagittarius governs the thighs, which are the main centre of physical power and protective strength, and also the sacral centre which provides the energy for the use of the creative powers of the physical life.” (EA 191) Certainly Mars, placed in this sign will stimulate, through double emphasis, the sacral center, but upon the Mutable Cross, Venus, too, has its role to play. The sacral center is aroused by the eye (the ajna center) over which Venus rules. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The sacral center is active in the pursuit of beauty, and Venus represents this beauty. The ajna center is associated not only with Venus, but with Sagittarius as well, for it is a major center of direction. Further the ajna and sacral centers, together, combine to produce “personality”. With Venus in Sagittarius, we have the desire driven, one-pointed personality, excitedly pursuing its vision of beauty. Of course, until rather late upon the Mutable Cross, there is no true personality, but the early indications of directed pursuit of the beautiful can be found even before the personality is completely integrated.
Venus in Sagittarius—Superficial and Casual in Relationship: Early Sagittarius is casual and experimental. There may be the attitude of, “I’ll try anything once.” Desire impels pursuit, but the desire is rarely deep. Once achieved, any goal but leads to another goal; any person ‘won’, but leads to another ‘con-quest’. Venus in Sagittarius does not stand on formalities with regard to the conduct of relationships—something Venus in Capricorn does. This is one of the combinations with the “roving eye”, which is another way of expressing an early version of “divine discontent”. The cause is a fundamental (if unconscious) search for unattainable beauty.
Venus in Sagittarius—Love of Horses:
This assignment seems, perhaps, trivial, but will be shown to be quite literal. We are not here discussing only the love of riding horses, but the love of drawing them, painting them, grooming them, and “showing” them. For such persons, the horse (Sagittarius) is a thing of beauty (Venus), and one simply loves them.
Venus in Sagittarius—Enthusiastic Optimism in ‘Love’:
Sagittarius has a quality of buoyancy and is rarely depressed. Venus, in and of itself, is a planet of enjoyment. In the average human being, this gives a hopeful attitude in matters of love. The lover is inspired by the thought of love and pursues it with high expectation. The tendency, however, to always “follow the vision” may lead to restlessness once the longed-for vision has become an ‘acquired’ reality.
Under this influence there is also a tendency to never look backwards. Other influences permitting, there will be an attitude expressed as, “there are lots of good fish in the sea”. Such people recover quickly when they lose the object of their desire or love. If, however, they have one-pointedly fixed their mind and heart upon a specific object of affection, even death will not be enough to deter their fixation. They will simply (probably in vision and imagination) journey to “other worlds” in pursuit of the beloved.
Venus in Sagittarius—“Long Journeys” in Pursuit of the Beautiful “I will find you, if I have to go to the ends of the earth.” This expresses the Venus in Sagittarius attitude towards the beloved and the beautiful—once the eye has fixed itself upon the target. The contrast between Venus in Scorpio (who would “go through hell” for the one he loves) and Venus in Sagittarius is interesting. In Robert Burns poem, “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose”, there is a line which says, “Yet, I will come to thee my dear, though it be ten thousand mile.” In those days, ten-thousand miles meant, “the ends of the Earth”. Venus in Scorpio goes through the depths to find the beloved—witness Orpheus in the “Underworld”. For Venus in Sagittarius, the long journey under the inspiration of love, is upon the plains of Earth. In any case, the one-pointed magnetism towards the beloved person, place or thing is so strong, that no amount of travel proves a deterrent.