Venus passes 3 degrees south of Saturn during the night of October 29/30.
The evolving early-night scene is shown in this diagram from the October pages of the last and best Astronomical Calendar. Of which, by the way, there are some copies left, so that you still have a chance to acquire one as a collector item.
The two planets were also in conjunction on January 9, in the morning sky, as we then discussed. Tthat time, Venus passed only a small fraction of a degree to the north of the distant giant planet.
Venus circles the Sun about 48 times faster than Saturn (their sidereal periods are 0.62 and 29.46 years). The conjunctions come at irregular intervals because of our own revolving viewpoint; usually there is one in each year, but in varying months. The last year with more than one was 2007; in fact there was a triple conjunction.
Sightlines are from Earth to Venus to Saturn. Earth and Venus are exaggerated 400 times in size, Saturn 50, the Sun 5. Stalks connect the planets to the ecliptic plane; the view is from 15° above that plane. Stalks connect the planets to the ecliptic plane; the view is from 15° above that plane. The dashed line is the vernal equinox direction.
Venus was out almost at its easternmost elongation when it caught up with Saturn, so it soon appeared to fall back, past Saturn on Aug. 9 and past the Sun; then, on the Sun’s other side, it caught up again with Saturn on Oct. 15.
And the last year when there was no Venus-Saturn conjunction was 1993. These conjunctions are listed on page 43 of Jean Meeu’s Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Planets.