Saturn Conjunct Venus the No. 1 Block to Love – Pt 2 Spiritual Growth opportunity:

This is part 2 of my presentation on the meaning and healing of Saturn conjunct Venus in the birth chart.

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I want to start this post about how Saturn conjunct Venus is a block to love by reviewing how, like each of the planetary energies, Saturn and Venus are divine energies.

The Planets and their energies are Faces of the Divine, with whom each of us has astrologically definable karmic scripts to grow and heal and work with.

Then I will go on to look in detail at what the Saturn – Venus conjunction does to us, and how we can heal that spiritually.


Let’s look first at Saturn. Basically, Saturn is about our Karmas in this life. Saturn’s nature is fated. We are each born with a fate and destiny and our Saturn scripts are particularly central to that. It is Saturn’s nature that learning his lessons is hard and slow – but if we can learn our karmic lesson, then we experience his ultimate gift: golden reaping (Saturn is at root an agricultural deity, as a Face of the Divine).

But it is crucial to be aware that essentially, with our blocks to perception and our fated Saturn scripts in this life, we experience blocks and sadness and fear and lack of confidence and stuckness from Saturn’s lessons.

And so we experience him as Suffering, whereas this is but due to our faulty perception of our life, our faulty inadequately spiritual state of consciousness –  and our resistance to spiritual growth in perception and the bringing in of needed change.

But the vast destiny and karmic call of these Saturn sadnesses, is for each of us to develop – with that utmost key spiritual value of compassion – deeper spiritual insight and wisdom, deeper understanding, maturity and achievement. Achievement through consistent effort and concentration. We can achieve protection and harvest.

In Vedic Astrology, each planet is understood to have a Divine Energy, to be a face of the Divine: a God.

The name for Saturn as a ‘Face of the Divine’ is Shani.

If we can handle Saturn energies in the right way, and by seeing their nature truly, we achieve protection and harvest.

When Saturn is conjunct Venus in our birth chart, this does indeed set us a huge challenge for learning the needed spiritual lesson and developing to the needed spiritual attitude and perception, doing this by working on our own and by agreed pathway forward in relationship.

See below where I talk about a couple agreeing to become almost like two snakes next to each other, who shed negative dark skin after negative dark skin, in loving sharing and acknowledgement, to rid ourselves of our negative scripts and thus arise together at the end of the shedding process ultimately as a power couple.


Now let’s look at Venus.

Basically, Venus as a Face of the Divine is beautiful and lovely, joyful and affectionate. The Venus energy is about sex and love, pleasure and beauty, dance and art and gentleness, wealth and adornment, comfort and relaxation. Venus is charisma and attraction and enthusiasm, vitality and bliss. Venus is art, healing and compassion – and creating a safe space for others. As a Face of the Divine, in Vedic Astrology, the Divine essence of Venus is the god Sukra.

Sukra’s name in Sanskrit means “brilliant light” and “heat” and is semen the male reproductive fluid. Sukra, the Divine Face of Venus, is seen as the teacher of the demons. This is because divine Venus is True Love and has the qualities that can heal, not by force but through charm and grace, spiritual quality and strength of will and attraction and care and respect – and abiding in the state of mind that makes these behaviours ever more likely on our part.

I personally find the Divine Sukra energy feels quite similar to the energy of Compassion (though in many ways it’s different as well, of course). I so love connecting with Avalokiteshvara the Tibetan Buddhist God of Universal Compassion. In my 5-year University-based File Study – an Ethnography of Spiritual Forms new to the Modern West, I loved to work with Avalokiteshvara, first making Vision Contact with him in his Pure Land, and then through Highest Yoga Tantra, going on to Arise as Avalokiteshvara and head out into the streets, not as Michael Conneely, but as Avalokiteshvara, viewing all people and the buildings not with the eyes of Michael Conneely but with the eyes of Avalokiteshvara.

By the way, Avalokiteshvara’s name in Tibetan is Chenrezig. His wonderful female equivalents are Green Tara and Quan Yin Bodhisattva andGoddess of Compassion.

When we can increasingly live in states of Compassion and Caring Love, increasingly we are changing, we are living more and more in a bliss produced by the change in our own awareness or the change coming from agreeing to work better and better in a shared way as a couple.

It feels so much more like a radiant state of being when we can enter it. It divinely transfigures the body-mind and become a power that enables us to interpret things differently – including the meaning and manifestation of our super-challenging Saturn – Venus conjunction. It is free energy. No bounds. No limits.

But, to return to the detail of Venus in our birth chart, as is obvious, we humans can, of course, express the Venus quality in a negative or dark way. This is such as using sexuality or beauty to hypnotize, enchant and deceive and allure and entrap and wallow negatively in sensual pleasures that can dissipate, drain, exhaust us – or make us narcissistic.  

We humans need to learn, as our life progresses, about the truth and the dangers of desire and attachment. And by making this spiritual growth, Venus becomes what he is at his highest in Vedic Astrology: The Preceptor of Demons.

Venus as Preceptor of Demons is embodied in the Vedic teaching that Sukra gained a Mantra from Shiva which had the power to restore the dead to life. The highest nature of Vensu is life-giving, life-restoring, so we all need to spiritually work on this.

As with all human experiences, each quality has its negative side, and these we are here to get better spiritual awareness of, and to grow spiritually. That is the central purpose of our human life.

The negative sides of the Venus energy are seeking to luxuriate in the adulation of others, to be vain, fickle, superficial and affected, to simply demand of others that they please us. For Venus pleasures can dissipate us, drain us and exhaust us. We need to learn that Venus self-indulgence can destroy us. Venus the Seducer or Seductress steals our power and achievement and even the showing of real love. Love and Truth are the key qualities for working with Venus.

It is important to note that association with Saturn, Mars, Rahu or Ketu will in each case be challenging for Venus.

So, what we need to do, as an individual, and as a shared task in a relationship, is to Let Go of the pride and move into the heart. We need to develop a state of Compassion and Love, working as an individual or working as an agreed shared strategy in Relationship. We need to Surrender to the Higher face of Venus. This is done as a state of being – without the mind – this state of being brings lustre that mental strategy and ambition cannot.

Venus at its highest is devotion rather than just desire. Maybe Venus is easier in some ways to work with than Jupiter (the other Guru planet deity).

Venus can even be the guru for each of our planet energies – even for Ketu because Ketu is a demon – and Venus in his highest state is the guru of all demons.

But of course we are focusing on Saturn conjunct Venus, just at the moment. Saturn wants us to be physical and do our duties in the hands-on way, in the physicality of this world.

Everything to do with Saturn means we have to work at it.

And to do this we need the devotion to surrender without limitation.

Both Saturn and Venus want us to surrender. And this can be in a relationship. And there must be boundaries and free-exchange, and not one person wielding their worldly desires over the other, even if they do have good points about the work the other person needs to undertake.

Beauty dries up if we don’t have the devotion of Venus.

Love and bliss divinely transfigure the body and mind and becomes a great power. It is energy beyond limit. It allows you to interpret everything differently. It purifies the body and mind. It is free energy coming at you from all directions. When we love, it does purify!

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Saturn Conjunct Venus the No. 1 Block to Love – Pt 1 What does it mean?

This is a three-part video and blog about Venus conjunct Saturn in the birth chart.

It is the first post in my LoveStarDating series about Blocks to Love.

The next ‘Block to Love’ post will be Mars conjunct Saturn.

Basically, it is so very important to learn what are our blocks to love – and then work to heal them and lovingly share with our partner.

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I have chosen to start this series on our Blocks to Love that we need to know about them and we need to heal them.

I start with Venus conjunct Saturn, partly because it is one of the most trenchant and difficult blocks to love, but also I present this first because in a few days’ time from this post, Saturn and Venus are actually conjunct in the Heavens. This is on January 22nd, 2023.

I start this three-part post with the simple basics:  

Pt 1: what it means to have Saturn conjunct Venus in your birth chart.

Please do then go on to the other two parts to this Saturn – Venus presentation. They are:

Pt 2.

Saturn Venus Conjunction as a Spiritual Growth Opportunity:

This is the key issue of finding the spiritual true meaning of having this difficult conjunction. It is present in our life as a spiritual growth opportunity – if only we can understand it correctly and heal it – because each planet is in face a Face of the divine.

Pt 3.

Techniques for analyzing the deeper meaning of your Saturn – Venus conjunction:

In this third part, I cover the astrological techniques for deeper understanding:
The Saturn Venus conjunction in each of the Houses in your birth chart

How to understand Venus through the Yogas in Vedic Astrology:

Rashi Avasthas: how your planets treat each other – The Saturn Venus conjunction analysed deeper
Saturn Venus Yogas

Saturn Venus Dashas – Predictive Periods

Saturn Venus in the Nakshatra – the wonderful 27-sign Lunar  Zodiac of Vedic Astrology


What it means to have Saturn conjunct Venus in your birth chart:

So what happens when you have Venus conjunct Saturn in your birth chart?

Remember, I always use cross-over between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology. And note that the accurate Vedic perception is that we will be affected by the Venus Saturn conjunction if those two planets are in the same sign in our birth chart (i.e. not just within a tight orb of degrees as per Western Astrology) – but obviously the closer the conjunction the more powerful we will be enwrapped with its effects in our life.

Basically, if we have Saturn conjunct Venus in our birth chart (or in our D9 Navamsha Chart) then, put simply, this means that you will have been brought up in a way that makes it difficult for you to show affection or sensuality.

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It could mean that you could have been brought up to believe that sexuality is ‘the work of the Devil’ or shameful, etc.

You might be narcissistic and lacking in confidence to develop adult Love relationship.

You were made to feel rejected or unloved.

You might have been brought up to deny your own body and to hold yourself awkwardly or in a denied way or a shamed way.

You will likely be socially awkward and shy of groups – and even of blocked in expressing the truth of you in you one to one love relationship.

You might have a karmic script to heal of a block to showing loyalty in love.

Your karma could include that you will be abused, and that you will need to embark on a process of learning to see the truth of what abuse is.

You could have a ‘cold side’ in the showing of love.

You might however have a very loyal side in love relationship – even when the love relationship is killing you.

You could have blocks in finding and committing to the love relationship you long for. This could leave you in isolation and sadness.

It can mean that you could have a karma for doing art and dance only in a controlled or non-flowing way.

It can mean that you could have an impediment to making money.

It can mean at root that you could have been brought up with a block to value – you were told in the deepest way from birth you had little or no value.

At a deep level, you could ‘know that you are bad’.

Indeed as a result of this, people may avoid you – or even sense that you are not all who you present as being, and so attack you.

As Saturn is Lord of Karma, so often this Saturn Venus conjunction will activate scripts to do with what happened in previous life.

So often, also it will attract to us people from our past lives who hurt us, or who we hurt. Or it will attract people who also have the same script from past life – and note that this can even show up in that both of us will have Saturn and or Venus in the same Sign or House or Nakshatra or Nakshatra pada.

Of course, as with all karmic blocks, we have to learn to perceive the truth of them – even if sometimes the truth has been pushed deep in our Shadow side – and we at the same time need to love share and heal as we agree to grow with our partner to become a power couple.

Needed Healing can so often come as we grow our awareness of our love and sexuality scripts and as we develop loving sharing with our partner as to what exactly these are, and embark on a shared journey of healing.

Watch out for one of the up-coming posts I plan for shortly about how a loving relationship can be seen as a couple almost like two snakes next to each other who shed negative dark skin after negative dark skin, in loving sharing and acknowledgement, to rid ourselves of our negative scripts and thus arise together at the end of the shedding process as a power couple.

In summary, Saturn conjunct Venus means inhibitions in love life and suffering through love relationships. There’s cold show of affections in some way. There’s a sense of duty and the making of sacrifices, but you are left unsatisfied in love and sexuality. There can be love relationships with quite a large age gap. There can be separation in love. Separation from the mother can be a start to this.

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