Yes, love is in the air on Friday the 13th January.
Venus, the planet of love, values and pleasure, conjunct Neptune, a higher octave of Venus, governing dreams, ideals and spirituality. However, this conjunction at 29 degrees Aquarius may not necessarily bring the lovey dovey kind of love that you might expect, as Aquarius expresses itself with detachment and independence. The 'love' is certainly there, but towards a bigger audience with a worthwhile cause, e.g, a charity, a community group.
This conjunction, along with Mercury conjunct Pluto, can help to unleash any creative ideas locked within you, ones which are likely to make deep and long lasting impressions on others.
With a number of planets in earth signs (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto), we want to get things done. We don't want to merely dream and imagine but to capture those ideals and manifest them into reality. Saturn in Libra (ruled by Venus) trine the Venus-Neptune conjunction, along with the Sun-Mars trine in the background further reinforce the theme of putting your passion into action.
So this Friday the 13th isn't all doom and gloom. Here is a great blog entry on the history behind this dreaded day: http://auntiemoon.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/friday-the-13th-exalt-the-feminine/
My Cancer Jupiter, tucked away in the 12th house is being quincunx by this Venus-Neptune conjunction and square by Saturn. I may feel uncomfortable to come out of my hiding place, but Saturn is threatening me with a cane......
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