Venus will trine the planet Mars today, meaning the two will form a 120-degree aspect on the zodiac wheel. Astrologers often associate the trine aspect with balance, harmony and stimulation between the energies flowing from the two bodies. On top of the trine, Venus is currently retrograding backwards through the astrological charts and will do so until November 16.

Every 18 months Venus enters retrograde motion, creating some interesting challenges for people in relationships.

In astrology, Venus is the ruler of love, relationships, balance, beauty and inspiration.

Venus is the Roman goddess of love and that is reflected in the planet’s astrological aspects.

At the very start of the planet’s retrograde cycle, Venus formed a 90-degree square aspect Mars.

Astrologer Marina of MarsStar Astrology Insights said today’s trine with Mars is particularly interesting because Venus’ retrograde is slowly coming to an end.

She said: “It is a great thing because I believe this will bring us the opportunity to solve some of the issues which have happened during the last couple of weeks.

“If there were some kind of confrontation, especially in your love life, Venus and Mars are the planets of women and men.

“So, if there was something frustrating with your love life, with your relationship, if you have been harsh with other people, or if there was some kind of unsolvable conflict, now this transit actually may help us to solve issues from the past.

“Try to look back and find out what can be improved, what needs another try from your side and how you can harmonise the situation, how you can balance the situation.

“Remember Venus is also the planet of compromises, so in order to find an answer which suits both of the sides you also need to be ready to make compromises.”

Today, the planet Venus is in the zodiac sign of Libra which could make things easier, the astrologer added.

When Venus entered retrograde on October 5 this year, the planet was at 10-degrees in the sign of Scorpio.

The next big aspect to look out for is the transit Moon in Sagittarius.

According to Marina, the lunar aspect brings about positive energies of excitement, focus and a desire to set new goals for the future.

She said: “It is also a wonderful time for learning, for education and for travelling.

“So generally, the atmosphere today is very positive and we might be able to solve some issues from the past and remember those types of issues are not necessarily related to other people.

“You may also solve some kind of inner conflict within you or you may harmonise more your feminine and masculine energy and that are relevant both for men and women.”

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