Mars and Venus will be entering exact conjunction again on October 3rd. What does this conjunction foretell? If it falls on a point of personal power for you, that is in tight aspect to a inner natal planet in your chart, if foretells of great transformation. It was suggested by Robert Blasche and Stephan Arroyo, that this is a conjunction of spiritual transformation. To examine this ourselves we need to appreciate the myth of Venus and Mars. The reason for this is that the best way to connect with and make use of astrology, is to relate to the planets as living mythological forces in your life.
Mars is the energetic god of war and Venus is the sensuous Goddess of creative pleasure and delight. In your chart, as well as for the world, they are playing out mythological archetypal roles. Mars is sending you challenges that you must rise up to in your chart, He is being helpful, neutral, or really has it out for you, depending on his sign placement and aspect. The same goes for Venus.
Think of it this way, where Mars falls in your chart, that is a place where you must rise to the challenge and be a warrior. Where venus falls in your chart, that is a place where you will find delight and pleasure. If Mars is in Aries in the 2nd house then, for example…well Mars is happy in Aries, so you are going to find many allies in your war to gain possessions and good loot! congratulations. But if he is in Aquarius, where he is bored stiff and completely neutral, you are going to have to invoke consciously that warrior spirit to make it happen. If he is on the other hand, in Cancer, then he is going to create obstacles for you, and you are going to have to overcome them to be financially victorious. (Of course there will be other factors to be judged but this is a succinct example).
The same will go for Venus. Venus in Libra in the 5th is going to grant you all kinds of pleasure and love. put her in leo and the 5th and she will be completely neutral, you are going to have to summon consciously the creative goddess, but she will work for you if you do. However put her in her fall in Virgo in the 5th, and she is going to be so critical you and difficult, it will be a great challenge to you.
But Mars, and Venus, that is the Gods, are lovers. They actually worked really well together, Mars would calm down. He really loved killing people and things, it was his great joy, to create havoc and destruction. He was not a nice sort of God from a modern humanistic view, but when you got him together with Venus, it was really wonderful. He would lay down his arms and they would make love. They even had a child, Harmonosia, She was named harmony. That really says something. The aggression of mars, combined with the beauty and art of Venus, creates Harmony. That is the negatives are canceled out, and creation of something beautiful comes into effect. So it can be like that right now. Mars and Venus are conjunct in the sky, and this means you can have magic occur for you, the creation of harmony. Look for it in the sign and house they are conjuncting in.
If your natal chart has an aspect to the next conjunction, which will be at 12 degrees Scorpio, then look for the gift, the gift the two lovers have a really potent gift to offer you.