Oct 18 – Nov 11, 2016
It’s time to ascend from the scorpion’s black cave, if only for a moment. The supernatural whirlpool gurgles to a sigh of relief (feeling -> moving). Venus moves through Scorpio and into Sagittarius before the Sun or Mercury even leave Libra. This is good news because she’ll get a chance to actually be bright and shiny, not drowning in scorpion drama (well, for a few days anyway). Scorpio season starts on Oct 22, so enjoy the effervescence while it lasts! Venus in Sagittarius draws us out into our surroundings. Sagittarius is a party; a web of acquaintances; faith in humanity; spontaneity; carefree conversation with a stranger; groovy vibes. Go mix it up! This is a light and social period.
Something to keep in mind: Venus in Sagittarius glimmers and gleams beneath the light, so that’s where she stays. If Truth abides somewhere cold or dark or desolate, the centaur speeds off toward the nearest star. Resist the urge to flee…! A few lines from Jelaluddin Rumi’s poem titled Tattooing in Qazwin: “Brother, stand the pain. / Escape the poison of your impulses. / The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. / Learn to light the candle.”
We have work to do before we step completely into Sagittarian perks. Venus joins Saturn in Sagittarius, so we’ll build on projects in this realm. This includes erasure of complexes in order to live life, fully and honestly, by a personal moral code. Venus in Sagittarius likes to take half-baked shortcuts but these never really end up being shorter. Examine your willingness to learn, your potential for expansion. Face and define spiritual blocks with the knowledge that, in so doing, the problem is obliterated. These themes will be especially present around October 29 when Venus is conjunct (overlaying) Saturn. Also watch for the continued arrival of spiritual mentors, or just more Sagittarians. This is a favorable time for natal Sagittarians in general; the rest of us absorb your joy with gratitude!
Venus in Sagittarius sometimes means loud, drunken nights on the town. Sometimes it just means spirited company of others. There is always an element of naïveté involved, whether in play, in communication, in travel – a childlike force swirls and meddles, giggling all the while. But there is no right or wrong answer if you ask, do I dance with the centaur?
This is a great time to work on the root/sacral chakra, open the hips, go hiking or do any kind of cardio exercise. Adventure is the cure for Sagittarian restlessness. You might genuinely feel like sitting still, but if Sagittarius is already strong in your chart or Venus activates some other existing fire/mutable aspect in the chart, then I doubt you’ll be staying in.
Sagittarius heralds happiness. You’ll know that you’re in the right place precisely if you are feeling this happiness. As a social beast, the centaur activates Venus’ natural rulership of community-oriented Libra. So in this way, Venus in Sagittarius is a cool little continuation of what we’ve been working on in with Libra, perhaps just a more cheerful variation.
On October 25 Venus squares Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. From CafeAstrology:
Neptunian imagination and fantasy … create romantic confusion. Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit … You see what you hope to see, rather than what really is. The “highs” of a relationship begun under this energy may be thrilling, but the accompanying “lows” are bound to set in, and they can be extremely draining … The same goes for finances–what appears to be a great buy is likely to turn out to be a financial drain or money pit … This transit sometimes correlates with feelings of rejection or unusual experiences in love.
On November 5 she trines Uranus Retrograde in Aries. This transit is like lightning, full of the unexpected. Prepare to receive good surprises, though, not disastrous secrets ^___^
Celebrate Venus with Sagittarius Yoga.
Mantra: I expand