This aspect is valid now and also on Christmas Eve
Venus is now making contact with Antares the watcher of the West and the heart of the Scorpion in Scorpio, one of the most significant stars in the sky. Venus rules relationships and money whereas Antares is linked to high passions, mental alertness, risk taking, fierce determination and violence. There is a military link to Antares and interestingly Manilius, an ancient astrologer in the 1st Century AD wrote that "The Scorpion presides over arms".
How utterly appropriate then that US opinion and the people are now deeply divided over two aspects of life, guns and taxes. Robson said of the Venus Antares connection that it was " Insincere, dishonest, energetic and able but selfish". I think that rather sums up the people at the middle of the two main arguments carrying on in the United States right now, don't you??
In your own lives, this Christmas could well see a lot of fun and passion as these two influences meet up on tehe 24th December. There is not so much money flying around now, and most people are a bit short of cash, so I can see everyone going out and making a real party and not worrying about how much everything costs, for one night at least.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone...