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Friday, July 28, 2017

Venus Moves into Cancer, Uranus Stations Retrograde and Jupiter Squares Pluto Take 3

Venus is preparing to leave airy, mercurial Gemini and enter the sentimental water sign of Cancer on July 31, 2017, where it will reside until August 26, 2017.  Venus in Gemini may have been ultra-social, but it had its rocky moments, especially on July 24th when it opposed Saturn in Sagittarius, inspiring me to tweet:
What can we expect when Venus is transiting the sign of Cancer?  Venus in Cancer features a strong emphasis on women, children and real estate.  If you are moving into a new home while Venus is in Cancer, this is a perfect way to capitalize on that energy. We will definitely find ourselves feeling more emotional, sensitive, and nostalgic as it inspires devotion to others.  We may want to entertain at home more too.  Cancer is also known for its nurturing qualities, which may mean for some who are born nurturers what they need to feel nurtured.  If you tend to be a member of the tribe that finds giving easier than receiving, this is an optimal time to get in touch with what you need to feel nurtured.  Venus in Cancer has its emotional ups and downs, because let’s face it, Cancer is also known for being moody, but let’s try to focus on the good times it can bring.

Venus in Cancer will be conjuncting my south node in Cancer, so I am anticipating the potential for some changes in my emotional life as well as my financial situation.  I confess that transits to my south node tend to make me anxious.  They are highly emotional times.  Four years ago I left my full-time job when transiting Jupiter was conjunct my south node and it was not an easy decision but I have no regrets.  While I don’t know if Venus will contribute to ending any relationships, it could very well symbolize the end of some patterns in relationships that no longer serve me.  The south node does represent our over-developed qualities that are our karmic baggage and having a planet conjunct the south node brings opportunity for releasing situations or patterns that no longer serve our best interests.  It’s definitely food for thought and I hope that I can be mindful of that because transiting Venus will be conjunct my south node on August 7, 2017, when we have a lunar eclipse in 15 degrees of Aquarius. 

On August 3, 2017, Uranus will station retrograde in 28 degrees of Aries until January 2, 2018 when it stations direct in 24 degrees of Aries.  Uranus retrograde happens every year and approximately 40% of the population has Uranus retrograde natally.  I am in that group myself.  Uranus is known for its disruptive nature, but I can attest to the fact that when you have Uranus retrograde natally, there is a strong tendency to internalize that disruptive nature by feeling anxious, stressed out and restless.  I believe that transiting Uranus in retrograde motion will help us process internally what we need to do to allow changes to happen.  Many of us are feeling frustrated these days that the changes we want to see happen aren’t manifesting.  Uranus retrograde denotes a period of higher self-awareness and gives a whole new meaning to the expression that real and lasting change starts as an inside job.

If you have any planets or points (as in nodes, ascendant or midheaven) between 24 -28 degrees in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, you will feel the brunt of this transit most acutely. Uranus will be opposing my Neptune in Libra, which has the potential to play out as either confusion or enlightenment.  Reality and fantasy are literally colliding with this aspect.  I am setting an intent for this to be a time of profound revelations.  Neptune has the ability to create quite the smoke screen and I am hoping to dissolve that smokescreen during this transit. 

On August 4, 2017, we will experience the third and final exact square of Jupiter in Libra to Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect began on November 24, 2016 and occurred again on March 30, 2017.  Back in March Jupiter was retrograde and Pluto was direct; now that is reversed.  Both planets are in 17 degrees of their respective signs. The central theme of Jupiter squaring Pluto is to achieve super success, justice and a desire to create healthy dynamics in relationships while maintaining a level of integrity.  Squares are challenging aspects that feature tension which promotes an impetus for growth.  Any limited beliefs and limitations will come up for review.  I will not lie about the frustration level inherent with squares and with Jupiter in Libra (the sign of justice and balance) challenging Pluto in Capricorn, the issues of trust and integrity are bound to surface.  Jupiter in Libra is demanding that we act fairly to achieve the success that Pluto in Capricorn craves.  There is also potential with this aspect to create a healthier relationship with ourselves.

The Jupiter Pluto square is impacting me big time as well.  Jupiter is conjunct my ascendant while Pluto is squaring it.  Jupiter conjunct the ascendant can be expansive and pleasant, but it comes with the caveat of watching one’s weight as well as one’s ego.  I can’t let Jupiter expand my physical body or project an arrogant persona.  And then there is Pluto in Capricorn featuring the potential of intense encounters that hold the key to transforming important relationships.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.   

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