care for some leo?—venus in the sign of the lion—june 5th – oct. 8th

If Leo isn’t your cup of tea, well, then I don’t know what to tell you, ’cause we’ve got lots of the Lion for the whole Summer and on into Fall!!

Lady-Lilith-Dante-Gabriel-RossettiYep, on Friday, the 5th, Venus left Cancer for Leo, where she will stay for the long haul, ya’ll—remaining in the 5th sign until this time come October! This area of your chart is going to be ablaze.

Wow! Just wow! Four months, people. FOUR! MONTHS!

And that is kinda how she will manifest—dramatic flare a’raging, capital letters and all.

Lady Aphrodite in Fixed Fire is big! BIG!

Big smiles, big hair, big egos, big hearts, big laughter, big drama!!!

Yeah!

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december 10th—our composed lady on the hoof

Well, well, well, tomorrow, December 10th, at almost precisely Noon EST, Venus will be ingressing from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

Cardinal Earth.

How does the Planet of Love fare in this environment? And more importantly, how will WE fare with her here?

Honestly, I think she is perfect for this time of year.

She will help soothe the fiery bluntness of Sagittarius Sun and Mercury and lend a stabilizing force to the off-the-wall schemes of Aquarius Mars.

Venus is our planet of socializing and attraction. She (along with Luna) is our resident master of the feminine mysteries.

Her moving through the 10th sign of the Goat signals a desire to be in control. And, being ruled by Saturn, she intrinsically knows how to plan, organize and execute all the multitude of festivities happening right now.

Venus Capricorn is all business, but with the grace of femininity needed to soften the edges and create a jubilant ambiance.

Her recent journeys through Virgo and Libra give clue to how she will feel to us during her Capricorn stay.  The Goat has Virgo’s Earthy practicality, as well as Libra’s Cardinal nose for initiative.

It is the best of both worlds combined to help us juggle the wrapping presents and long commutes and endless decorating.  The disastrous changes of schedule and maddening family relations.

Aphrodite will remain in the 10th sign until January 3rd, so even New Year’s will be under her precise care.

She is a gift from the Heavens.  One that will potentially alleviate some of our holiday stress.

Lona

october 3rd—beauty of a day

On  Friday the 3rd, Venus in Libra will inconjunct Pisces Neptune and also, trine the Moon traveling through Aquarius.

splendidnebulaFirst, the inconjunct.

This is the third and final interplay between Aphrodite and the Sea God in their  inconjunct/opposition/quincunx dynamic for the year.  Friday is your make-up test to incorporate the lessons of these two planetary guides.

When Venus and Neptune dance, you are being asked to get in touch with the glamorous side of spirituality.  Neptune is a large outer planet, therefore he acts upon Venus, the faster inner PERSONAL planet.  Venus attracts and Neptune dreams.

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september 17th-21st—what ya lovin’ and who’s lovin’ you?

Oh my, Venus will be participant in three configurations involving big boy outer planets for the remainder of the week.  It is a line up of challenges and potential breakthroughs.  This is the week to attract a voracious healing to the house Venus is transiting in your natal.

So, it all starts with Chiron.  If you’ve ever doubted your attractiveness or desirability as a partner (and who hasn’t???), Wednesday the 17th, will be a gold mine for you.  Virgo Venus is opposing Pisces Chiron and this speaks to healing issues of self-esteem.

Virgo is practical, therefore this is a real chance to make heuristic alterations to how we view our worth.  It won’t feel the best to be sure but there’s a reason Venus is who she is and Chiron is who he is—have faith.   The onslaught of negative media images and inadequate cultural ideas as to what makes a woman and a man worthy is exhausting to even the most confident of us.

This hits harder for some, but we all have our doubts to work on.  Use this energy, people, to make a change, no matter how minute, toward a stronger core of armour-propre.

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september 14th—little miss perfect meets the devil and she likes it

On September 14th, Venus in Virgo trines the God of the Underworld in Capricorn.  It portends to be a weekend of astute psychological acumen.

The Goddess of Love is shy and self-effacing in Virgo.  Capricorn Pluto is the powerfully destructive overlord currently tapped to dismantle the status quo.  One would think it would be a terrible idea to have them knock boots, but there you’d be wrong.

birthofvenusSure, Pluto transits can be emotionally disastrous—moody and manipulative.  But trines involving this power player are much friendlier, especially with Venus as a partner.  Both planets are traveling through Earth signs.  They have a fundamental understanding.  Virgo appreciates Cappy’s demand for discipline and patience, while the Goat can get his head around the Virgin’s necessity for obsessive attention to detail.

Capricorn has his cardinal initiative and Virgo can always rely on her mutable flexibility.  Together they bolster one another.

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, Venus of relationship.  This transit will have a beautiful regenerative quality to it—breathing life back into areas that were for all intents and purposes dead in the water.  Maybe a project, maybe a relationship, maybe your hard won set of values (Venus).

Things are going to appear destined, with a solid atmosphere of ‘meant to be.’  Your desire to share secrets will become acute, for your instincts are ablaze with a fervent feel for intimacy.  Creativity will reach ardent depths demonstrating a precise psychological eye for how and why humans do what we do.

Yep, this weekend Aphrodite is attracting a rebirth.  So dust off your scallop shells and practice up on your contrapposto stances, folks—Love, Beauty and Value are up for renovation.

Lona

september 9th-11th—a furious inner excitement

“a certain climate of excitement of the mind . . . people with spirit,   a furious inner excitement, a burning flame within . . .” 

—Werner Herzog on what it takes

For most of this work week, we get to experience some outer planet love brought up close and personal with the help of Mercury, Venus, the Sun and Moon. (Mars gets some action on the weekend!)  It will be bit of a roller coaster, dipping low, then rocketing high, only to level out to a comfortable, real world stability.

Before we get started, I want to remind all that Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Moon’s Nodes and Chiron are currently retrograde and that means almost half the energy in the heavens has an introspective bend to it—a pensive ardor.

8yearsAlright, shall we?

On Tuesday the 9th, Libra Mercury squares Capricorn Pluto Rx.    This is Cardinal Air knocking against Cardinal Earth.  Square energy is tense with an imminent need to do something about it.  The common thread for the day will be raw communication.  More than a few of us may get pulled in to a pit viper debate to the death.  Libra likes to chat and mingle and certainly won’t shy away from a lively battle of words and there is precious little flowery about Pluto.  Cardinal signs expect to be in control, so there will likely be a twinge of suspicion floating around about who is actually wearing the pants in a given situation.  The temptation to go for the jugular will be palpable.  Not much room today for the flexible and sensitive.

But having been forewarned, you could forego the negative above and use this mojo to initiate (Cardinal) a brilliant idea you’ve been pondering.  Use the Libra to balance and level, then put the Capricorn to use vetting a worthy structure of operation.  Or you can have a sincere intellectually riveting conversation or two about the state of humanity and our place in making it better.  Blunt isn’t bad, if the time has come.  Could go either way.

Hold tight, because Wednesday will be night and day from the previous 24 hours.  It’s looking to be the highlight of the week, with 3 exhilarating events.

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september 5th—lady venus gives us a makeover

The Goddess of Love and Money will ingress into Virgo on Friday, September 5th.  She will stay in the sign of the Harvest until September 29th.

While in Virgo she will make major aspects with all the planets past the Asteroid Belt (except Jupiter, whom she partied with last month in Leo) along the way.

Venus in Virgo is very different from Venus in Leo.  Fire is passion, Earth is pragmatism.  Virgo doesn’t want the spotlight like Leo, she wants to be of meaningful service.

Our Goddess in the 6th sign is humble and self-effacing.  She is down to earth and loyal.  She works hard so you will appreciate her and suffers if she cannot be of assistance to the ones she cares for.

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