Weekly Planets and Stars – August 6-12, 2012

Venus’ Transit into Cancer

This week is a favorite of mine, because on Tuesday, Venus enters my Sun sign, Cancer.  I have always adored Venus transits and viewed them as some sort of magic veil that covers the earth and colors our world as it moves from one sign to another.  I almost imagine it as a beautiful model in an outfit that befits the current sign she occupies who slips behind that dressing screen and changes into the outfit she will unveil for her next debut in a new sign.  Each outfit is as wonderful as the last, and the times in between are a dream state, when you can only imagine what is to come.  Yes, I’m a true Venusian; I love Venus transits.  Venus’ world encompasses love, beauty, money, and more.  She’s also an incredibly resourceful goddess who rules over not one, but two signs – Taurus and Libra.  Venus transits benefit everyone I believe.  They change love and they change luck.  So while some of us may be going through some tough times, know that any part of our lives (or charts) where Venus touches, she’s there to set things in motion that seek to beautify our worlds.

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Mercury Rules Communication

Mercury – In First Gear

As if you needed more good news, Mercury begins moving forward again this week.  On the 8th you can count on the breaks being applied and Mercury will come to a screeching halt before it goes into forward motion once again at just degree 1 of Leo.  During this retrograde, Mercury never left Leo and forward motion starts from the very beginning again.  It’s always advised to give Mercury a few days outside of a reversal to get rolling again before we start moving on as usual.  Of course, retrogrades aren’t actual planets going backwards, but the appearance of them moving in reverse from our perspective here on Earth.  That being said, it really is all about our perspective and during any retrograde we naturally gravitate towards the past – fixing things that were broken or finally deciding to break free of them, going back over plans we’ve made and re-tweaking them to work more efficiently.  It’s a kind of “course correction” and they benefit us greatly or hold us back temporarily – it’s all, as with most things, for the best.  Holding back from making a decision, especially monetary or spending choices or regarding electrical purchases, or even in communication – all of which Mercury rules, can be seen as a pain at the moment, but prove rather fortuitous in the future.  Someone once told me that “You can’t take back the spoken word.”  That is a Mercury retrograde statement if ever I heard one.

Venus and Neptune – Playing in Water

Venus in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces.  Life is a pastel work of art in hues of blue and green with shimmering silver highlights.  Accept invitations, especially any invitations that include going to artsy-type places or places where you can do something meaningful and give a bit of yourself to others, like a soup kitchen.  Point is – get out, see the world and do something that makes your heart sing or that inspires you and makes you and/or others feel good.

Sky Alert

If you look up and to the west during the twilight sky from now until next week, you can actually see Mars as it’s about to conjunct Saturn, both in partnership sign Libra.  There is a third part to this conjunction that I just learned about.  It’s a little super-star called Spica and it is the tiny piece of corn in the hand of Virgo, the Harvest Goddess.  Get outside and view this karmic conjunction.  This time the karmic lesson is one of being the stealth warrior, such as Mars, and taking your time before rushing into agreements haphazardly, especially where partnerships are concerned.

Related Article:  Your Mercury Forecast for August 2012

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