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Venus in Gemini ~ July 5 to 31, 2009

Venus leaves the comfort and stability of Taurus for the lighter fancies of Gemini starting on July 5 at 4:22 a.m. (Eastern) through July 31. Venus represents our relationships (all types -- intimate, platonic, familial, and with the self), our material wealth, our value system, our self-worth, our capacity to see beauty in the world, and our desires.

In Gemini, Venus is friendly, popular, easy going, uncomplicated, and requires mental stimulation in our social interactions. Love may blossom through hours of conversations, jumping from one topic to the next and back again. Friendships created through laughter. Existing relationships grow stronger through communication. Our social calendars may be busier than usual. Enjoyment in the present is encouraged during this transit.

In money matters, two or multiple sources of income may be possible during this transit. So, if you have been planning on creating supplemental income to pad the wallet a bit more than what's earned from an existing employment, this is an ideal month for such an endeavor. Gemini may lack the determination and staying power that Taurus embody, but Gemini's enthusiasm and fast-acting responses make it beneficial for getting things done quickly, if not efficiently. For the uber-shoppers in us all, be weary of impulse buying. You may regret the expense next month when the credit card bills come in.

While Venus is in Gemini, she will connect with the following celestial bodies on (all dates reflect Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • July 6 ~ Venus quincunx Pluto. Just a day after entering Gemini and while still getting acclimated to Gemini's airy personality, Venus forms an irritating but unavoidable link to Pluto. Our relationships get a dose of Pluto's intensity; our financial status gets a deeper look. In Gemini, Venus is casual, carefree, and adaptable. This poses a problem for Pluto (compulsion) in Capricorn (guarded). Venus' connection to Pluto raises issues and questions regarding love and money that we might not necessarily want to broach, let alone acknowledge knowing the answers to. At best, Pluto is powerful enough to transform. Instead of resisting the probing energy of this Venus-Pluto alignment, allow it to empower you to transform matters involving love and money. Early born Taureans (April 25-27), Geminis (May 27-29), Librans (September 28-30), Scorpios (October 29-31), Capricorns (December 27-29) and those with natal planets/house angles at 2 degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) may be influenced stronger than others.

  • July 19 ~ Moon and Venus unite. An easy, carefree, cheery day where our heart and loving feelings are well supported.

  • July 21 ~ Venus square Saturn and as the Moon wanes for a Solar Eclipse in Cancer. Tension in the air. Demands required of us or by us of others may create conflicts in our relationships. Restrictions, limitations in love and finances. Ouch. Those with natal planets in or around 18 degrees of mutable signs (including those born January 6-9, March 6-9, May 7-10, October 10-13, June 8-11, September 7-10, December 7-10) may feel this energy stronger than others.
    Blog post on the upcoming July eclipses forthcoming...

  • July 25 ~ Virgo-Moon square Venus. Our hearts conflicted. The Moon is analytical and critical in Virgo, giving reason and logic to our emotions. In Gemini, Venus is less concerned with details. However this Moon-Venus alignment plays out in your life, both Gemini and Virgo are Mercury-ruled. Communication is key during this difficult link between the Moon and Venus.

  • July 27 & 28 ~ Venus trine the Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune triple conjunction. Promising two days offering awareness, recognition, healing, and moving forward within issues relating to our relationships, finances, value system, and self-worth. Those with natal planets or house angles between 24 & 25 degrees of air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and those late-born Taureans, Sagittarians, and Pisceans may recognize the influence of this alignment more distinctly.

How will Venus' transit in Gemini manifest in your life? Look to the Gemini-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Gemini zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for an explanation of Venus transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of Venus transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 4th House
Unsure of what house/s Venus in Gemini is visiting? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Or request a quote for a paid personalized reading. (both links open a new window)

What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Agnolo Bronzino, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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