Venus-Uranus in Synastry


Those with Venus conjunct, square, or opposite Uranus in Synastry create exciting sparks in relationships. Romance and excitement are part of this synastry contact and it can show a relationship that feels as if it is developing too fast. Often these two planets are the stuff that whirlwind romances are made of. A person who sweeps us off our feet and takes us by complete surprise. One person in the relationship, though, may have an insistence upon freedom that challenges the values and self-worth of the other. Uranus contacts are not considered a steady feature in synastry, but in reality, it comes down to how powerful the aspect is in the chart.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise had this aspect in synastry (double whammy) and in the composite chart! It was a super-fast love-affair after Tom swept Katie off her feet and declared his love publicly and took Katie by surprise. The connection quickly broke down, however, and Katie surprised Tom with a sudden divorce. Conflicts happen when one person pushes for more freedom and the other person is jealous and possessive (look at natal charts for signs). Uranus has the power to awaken the other person’s values, love nature, and sexuality. If it sits powerfully across the two charts and aspects the angles it can show a magnetic attraction to one another, and a taste for rebellion in this interaction.

We can learn a good deal about the natal aspects from watching their dynamic in synastry. When one person’s Venus is strongly aspected to another’s Uranus – especially by hard aspect – there is often a tremendous electric charge at first meeting (the classic “love at first sight” experience). But the synastry aspect rightly has a repuation for instability, because once the relationship becomes close and more familiar, a tension develops, which pushes the people apart as often as it draws them together. Usually it is the Uranus person who abruptly withdraws, emotionally or physically, leaving the Venus person anxious and unhappy. But this may be unconscious, which is why sometimes it seems to be the other way around – it may be the Venus person who acts out the withdrawal, fed up with the instability of the relationship and giving the Uranus person a jolt which may ultimately help them discover their own Uranian needs. Liz Greene

A significant Venus-Uranus contact in synastry may indicate unstable affections, instability and infidelity in the relationship. Uranus (or, according to Greene, it can be Venus who does the zapping) can throw sudden change into the interaction and the inter-aspect creates a lightning bolt between the two of you. It could show an unpredictable interaction that is always on and off. One person may feel the need to go off and do something more exciting. One partner may love the other’s originality and different qualities, and the relationship feels freeing as it develops in new ways. The Uranus person feels like a breath of fresh air bringing in new opportunities, friends, and a wider social circle for Venus. Venus, above all, rules what we love, value and find beautiful in life, and so the interaction can be a colorful one and involves both developing as individuals and letting the sparks take them someplace else.

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