lady venus joins the king of planets

What does it mean when the two benefics unite in the sign of royalty?

Various-Vintage-Illustrations-004You’d think fireworks, but it threatens to actually be a pretty laid-back affair.

Venus and Jupiter conjunct on the 18th, at 7° of Leo.  Together, Jupiter and Venus are easy going.  They ooze kindness, optimism and generosity.  Leo loves the center stage but doesn’t mind an afternoon soaking up the sun.  And, yep, things can become too self-indulgent with this regal pair, so look out if you happen to have a sweet tooth.

To intensify matters, around dawn, the transiting Moon will sextile the two from Gemini.  If  you have the day off, chillaxing with a good book will satisfy this Moon/Venus/Jupiter, nicely.  At worst, if you are a 9-5er, it might be hard to get to work on this Monday morning, since this energy could make lazy daisies out of us all.  Think big jungle cats lounging in the smoldering shade on the sub-Sahara. Nothin’s gonna budge them, if they ain’t ready.

Oh and before I forget, the Greater and Lesser Benefic will also be making an inconjunct configuration with retrograde Neptune in Pisces.  This could add confusing haziness to the laziness or if integrated on the positive, utter transcendence.

But mostly, this aspect is going to just feel undemanding in a good-hearted way according to whichever house it falls in your chart.

For me, the Goddess of Love and King of the Gods will be coupling in my 10th House, but will conjunct my natal Saturn.  This alters the effect quite a bit.  So, a balancing act between big career plans, tempered by realistic goals will be in order.

As long as the coffee keeps us functioning, it should be a very pleasant, relaxed day and a wonderful, albeit slow, start to the week.


astrology of a toothache

I have had terrible toothaches this spring and summer.


So, I wanted to see if I could pinpoint, astrologically, what has laid the groundwork for what’s happening.

Here goes—

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august 2nd, 2014 . . .thinking BIG

Next Saturday, Jupiter, planet of expansion and the higher-self teams up with Mercury, planet of the mind and communication in Leo, sign of royalty and the spotlight—time to think BIG, baby.

With action oriented Mars in determined Scorpio zinging this pair the conversations, ideas and schemes produced this day will have a deeply philosophical flair for the dramatic.

Satisfying the Leo in us all.

Where’s it about to get chatty in your world?