Saturday, May 19, 2018

Venus into Cancer | wanting what feels like home ....

Now You are Safe by Borda
At 9:11AM EDT Venus (love, money, values, resources, self-esteem, women, beauty) moves into Cancer until June 13th.

Cancer Suns and Risings become more attractive - both able to attract what they want and easier on the eye. All of our Cancer houses become more attractive, too.

Venus themes will be emotionally tended to. We will require more emotional connection to feel safe and secure. We will want (or feel the lack of) whatever feels like nurturing to us.

Home becomes a more valuable space. Family is a resource.

Our empathy increases along with our hurt feelings when we don't get what feels like "mom and apple-pie".

What we want (Venus) is to feel safe (Cancer).

Cancer is both the mother and the child. So we get what we want/need by being cared for and by caring for others now. Ruled by the Moon, who changes signs every two and a half days, Cancer can be moody. Our emotions around what we want are subject to lunar whims now, but the actual thing we want can become more solid. The active feminine energy (Venus) connects with the responsive feminine energy (Moon). What we need (Cancer) meets what we want (Venus).

Venus rules love, money, women, beauty, harmony, balance, relationship, our values - everything money can buy and everything it can't. She rules the signs of Libra and Taurus (and if either of these signs is your rising sign - ascendant - she most likely rules your chart) and the 2nd and 7th houses of our astrology charts.

She's a BIG deal. And since she's an inner planet, when she changes signs, we feel it and experience it personally - and we move the collective energy forward (as opposed to the outer planet transits that move the collective energy and then we adjust to that).

Venus is much more comfortable in Cancer (ruled by her friend the Moon) than she has been for the last month in Gemini where she's been attracted to and attracting "one thing after the other". She's been flirting and "keeping things light" but nothing really turns into anything here.

This morning as she heads into cardinal energy (initiating) - the first planet in 2018 to come into Cancer, the sign of summer - she's more than a little ready to settle down. 

Cancer is about nurturing, history, mother, comfort, home. The Cancer house in our natal chart hosts lovely Venus for the next few weeks. So, let's say you are a Gemini rising with Cancer in your 2nd house - this transit will wake up your finances/values house and allow you to be more attractive to what you want and need. If you are a Taurus rising with Cancer in your 3rd house - this transit will allow you to more effortlessly attract new opportunities through communication (also sibling, transportation, local community issues will almost certainly improve), etc, around the zodiac. 

Universally, home and family will feel more precious. We will want to feel safe. We'll want to move in the direction of whatever feeds this need now. With Mars in detached Aquarius, for a long stay, there are some challenges ahead.

For now, we might be more emotional. Maybe a little more needy and vulnerable.

These do not have to be bad things. If we are waiting for someone else to take care of us though, remember Venus is an active energy herself - and Mars is off saving the world. The one we are waiting on to mother us is most likely the person standing in our shoes, looking back at us in our bathroom mirror.

The fly in the ointment with Venus in Cancer is the kind of smothering/mothering that suffocates or we overindulge ourselves in some unhealthy way or we have an unrealistic expectation of someone else filling some childhood need. Watch for emotions that are "over-the-top" compared with what is actually happening. What are we storing that is triggering these emotions?

The first move Venus makes is a sextile (opportunity) to Uranus at 1:29PM EDT. Uranus is just getting his toes wet in Taurus and answering to her. I know it is a Saturday, but the opportunity comes from doing something differently. Maybe we make a new income deal or a positive change with a home/family situation or with a relocation/renovation or a home business. We might make a new social, romantic or business contact.

On Sunday, Venus is going to square Chiron (ouch) and inconjunct Mars (a rock and a hard place). It sounds like we don't get what we want here. And Chiron will have us feeling every other time we didn't get what we wanted!

And the times our grandmother didn't and so on and so on and so on.

With Mars in detached Aquarius and Venus in sensitive Cancer the energetics are especially ripe for someone to get hurt and for someone else not to notice (ie appear to be indifferent and this indifference can just be because a situation is what it is - the numbers don't add up to do what we want for example). Keep in mind this aspect is a transit and so transitory. 

Venus will be part of a truly GRAND and beneficial Grand Water Trine at the end of May and into early June - so we have something very special to look forward to! Jupiter, Venus and Neptune- it sounds like the sky is the limit with this one.

xo all

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mercury trine Saturn | the right words, time to think, find someone who knows what you need to know, our words are our bond now, results, explanations, solutions

time out by evivalarte

Today we have Mercury (at 8 degrees Taurus) trining (brakes off) Saturn (at 8 degrees Capricorn). 

We want to be careful (and purposeful) with our language now.

When Mercury aspects Saturn our spoken/written words, and maybe most especially the things we tell ourselves about what is possible, create iron-clad contracts. Only make promises you know you can keep now because you will be held accountable. If you say you are going to do something, you are actually going to have to do it or it is going to come back and bite you in the ass.

Avoid gossip. With Saturn being the king of karma and all that, it has a way of coming back around.

Opportunities come through careful planning and preparation as Mercury (communications, conversations, ideas, thoughts) trines serious Saturn (time, stability, hard work, authority) now.

Deliberate, thoughtful and sober words create the most impact. If we want to be taken seriously we need to take ourselves seriously. Conversations should be respectful. Do we know what we are talking about? If not, it's time to connect with someone who does. Lessons learned now stay with us. What are we learning?

Communications and conversations with authority figures are helpful now. ANSWERS COME IN. Pay attention to what you are hearing. Be sure you are understanding what is being said and that you are being understood.

(which is making me think of the whole Yanny/Laurel thing - perfect timing!)

This is great energy to work toward developing mastery of a subject.

Just the right words/ideas/information could drop into our lap.

We could have a clearer solution/explanation/result now from the New Moon energy earlier in the week or last week's Uranus/Mercury MESSAGE.
Saturn rules time, so this won't happen overnight. That's OK. We have more time than we think we do. We are in the energy of that fresh new Taurus Moon encouraging us to start again; to take fresh action, to get those seeds into the Earth.

This aspect (Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn) offers us the perseverance and concentration that creates stable structures.

Mercury and Venus are in mutual reception and strengthening each other AND we have Venus conjunct Pallas - being able to strategize to get what we want or maybe being smart about what we want - is what we want the smart choice? Plans are our friend now.

This is good energy for paperwork that requires accuracy and a time when we can focus on what is most important rather than what might at first appear most urgent.

It is perfectly alright to say, "no", "not yet" or "I have to think about it". We may hear these words now, too.

Six of ten planets will be retrograde this summer - are we ready for this ...... xo all