As of Friday, Venus retrograde in Scorpio gains a creative boost. At her inferior conjunction with the sun, Venus now surpasses the midpoint of her retrograde cycle. The karmic pheromones planet also begins a new nine-month phase within an 18-month manifesting cycle. As stated in previous columns, Venus retrograde sets fate into play in a more obvious way. Targeting relationships and survival at all levels, it is a critical reassessment transit.
A subtle or not-so-subtle shift to a new orientation, Friday’s Venus/ sun conjunction marks the switch from revisiting the issue to reworking it via the incorporation of new elements (experience, a more informed consciousness, evolving needs and desires). This planetary pairing is laden with prospect. What is it worth? Venus/sun puts a new price tag on it. To know it, to feel, to connect, to create, to get more out of it—the day’s destiny is out of the gate in high gear.
Saturday through Tuesday, the stars are in fine form for putting it into play, for making the most of the time you share and the time you spend. Monday’s Mercury/jupiter is resourceful, mobilizing, trendsetting, deal-making, event-producing, informing, exposing, news-generating, and future-bound. It’s a big day for a big reveal, an about-face or major turnaround, talking, buying and selling, scouting missions, mergers, power plays, and getting the message across and moving on.
Venus retrograde revisits Libra on Hallowe’en. Through November, Venus in Libra puts even more weight on the balancing act regarding relationships at all levels: personal, social, and political.
March 20–April 19
Taking you much deeper into the heart of it, sun/venus retrograde taps into a wealth of emotions and responses. A deeper urge and/or passion stirs inside you. Want to build it better, reach the goal, create an impact, or net a significant result? Nothing less than “all in” will do. Sun/venus (Friday) and Mercury/jupiter (Monday) infuse you, it, and them with fresh juice.
April 20–May 20
Both Mercury and Venus retrograde in Scorpio turn up the intensity regarding matters of trust, jealousy, sex, money, loyalty, hidden agendas, addiction, and/or ownership. More than one relationship may be challenging you to show up for yourself in a more committed, more well-defined way. All in or all out? It’s time to stop beating around the bush. Monday’s Mercury/jupiter sets big wheels in motion.
May 21–June 21 Thursday/friday, you’ll gain a fresh energy boost. Instincts serve you well. Now through Monday is best used for uncovering it, working it out, and getting more out of it. It’s a significant few days for work, health, negotiations, and problemsolving. As of mid–next week, Mercury and Venus retrograde put the plan, project, money matter, or relationship into a fuller swing.
June 21–July 22
No doubt the recent full moon has produced something of significant impact. You can expect it to hold great sway over head, heart, and the shape of things to come. Over the coming week, each day gives you something more to go on, to process, explore, review, or discuss. Sunday through Tuesday, you’ll pick up better speed and/or gain on yourself.
July 22–August 22
The big stuff continues to keep you well occupied. All of it is impactful; perhaps some of it has hit
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you hard. Friday, sun/venus gives you a deeper feel. Monday, Mercury/ Jupiter amp up the message, inner dialogue, inner knowing. Talk it out; do the math; sign the agreement; and/or put it into gear. Tuesday/ Wednesday keeps you/it in high gear.
August 22–September 22 What’s behind it or underneath it? Your ability to zero in on it gains excellent traction on Friday from Venus/sun and on Monday from Mercury/jupiter. Words carry impact. Action delivers the message too. Both transits favour communications, research, study, counselling, and work with your hands. There’s no letup through month’s end. Despite the pileup, you’ll keep up and move along just fine.
September 22–October 23 The effects of the full moon from earlier in the week are still on a play-out through Friday. You can uncork feelings or memories you didn’t know held so much power over you. You may feel challenged, but stay the course, stand your ground; stay rooted in what you feel has value or is meaningful. Friday/ Saturday could see you on a significant bounce-back. Sunday through Tuesday, you’ll hit an upswing.
October 23–November 21 Sun/venus (Friday) and Mercury/jupiter (Monday) are revitalizing for body, mind, and soul. They also stoke the fire regarding a key relationship, contract, project, negotiation, and health or money matter. You can feel this potent creative surge as destiny hitting go on a next phase in some nonnegotiable way. Pre- or postweekend delivers significant news, an announcement, a big reveal, or a decisive moment.
November 21–December 21 Can you feel it? Potentials are shaping up in a high-impact way. If it hasn’t showed up yet, it will soon enough. Transiting from what was to what will be, both sun/venus (Friday) and Mercury/jupiter (Monday) can turn the sensed, felt, or hoped-for into a reality. Taking flight late Tuesday, Mercury into Sagittarius sets you, it, or them into high gear.
December 21–January 19 Following on the heels of this week’s full moon, sun/venus and Mercury/jupiter keep destiny on the front burner. The goal/the reality is evolving in some undeniable way. You now stand poised at a major lifestyle, career, or financial overhaul. A relationship of great significance to you (career, close, intimate, legal) defines the shape of things to come.
January 20–February 18 While the threshold you face has been long in the works, now through the end of the month puts the inevitable/destined into play in some major way regarding career, finances, priorities, goals, or a significant relationship. Deep and lasting change begins now. A key someone, event, announcement, or piece of news launches you.
February 18–March 20
The future now stamps your passport in some big way. Venus/ sun (Friday) and Mercury/jupiter (Monday) set you up for a momentous couple of days. Sunday through Tuesday are optimal for putting your feelers out, making yourself better seen and heard, staking your claim, and/or going for it big-time. As of Tuesday/wednesday, Mercury and Venus will see a major shift.