A major facet to the Moon square Venus aspect is that what you need is at odds with what you like. So here’s a mundane expression: it’s tough to find good jeans, ones that fit suitably and are at least somewhat fashionable. So what’s the upside, the good news? Over a lifetime of dealing with this aspect I have lowered expectations. I plan to fail and in doing so I find that over time I actually come out on the winning side much of the time.
Over the last few years I’ve bought three pairs of jeans from the same line. One was too big, one too long, but one was just right. For me, one out of three is Big Win. Instead of bemoaning the two that don’t work, I revel in the one that does.
This last pair I just ordered is a new cut so I checked out the reviews. It has an average of one to two stars out of five. Big Fail? Not for me, with my Moon square Venus! There were lots of comments of, “larger than expected.” No problem, I have that one figured out. The next most common complaint was poor quality, the denim was too soft, too thin, too stretchy, “unless you like saggy knees and butt stay away from these jeans.” GREAT! I love soft, I don’t care about saggy knees and I have Amazing Expando-butt! Also, I either stand for hours on end or lie on the sofa. Unless these jeans are made of tissue paper and baby sneezes they will work for me.
Because I have this “crap” aspect I have learned to roll with the punches. Because I don’t expect things will be perfect I’m perfectly thrilled when they’re adequate. This happened over time and because of it I am generally a satisfied individual. That is the upside to a challenging aspect. Challenge pushes you to accommodate and I am more flexible for it.
What is your most challenging aspect? Can you see its upside?