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Venus in Gemini ~ April 25 to May 19, 2010

Illustration credit and copyright to DemetriusVenus leaves Taurus to transit the airy sign of the twins, Gemini, on April 25 where she'll remain until May 19. Venus governs how we relate (to others, to our selves), what we value in life (people, things, precepts), how we determine our worth (personal and material).

In Taurus, Venus is stable, comfort-seeking and driven by material security. In Gemini, Venus is less complicated, requires mental stimulation, has varied interests and can be spontaneous. Gemini governs thought, ideas, communication, interactions, education and siblings. At best, Venus in Gemini is friendly, social, curious, intelligent, open-minded and lively. At worst, facetious, superficial, duplicitous, indecisive and flighty.

While Venus is in Gemini, there's even more emphasis on communication in our relationships -- personal, intimate or business. True communication is listening (not just hearing) and speaking openly, honestly, sincerely. Relationships and friendships flourish through conversations -- meaningful, light or a simple exchange of ideas. In money matters, however, be more mindful with spending your hard-earned cash. In Gemini, impulse buying and forgetting the spending plan you may have established are easy to do. Hold off on major purchases like appliances or big investments until after Mercury is no longer retrograde which is on May 11; actually, it might be best to give it an extra few more days for good measure.

While in Gemini, Venus will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • April 29 ~ Venus quincunx Pluto-rx. Tension in relations. Adjustment is key. Pluto requires change, possibly endings or purging. Venus in Gemini may choose the easy way out, give in or not take action. Do what you feel you must, just remember that there are consequences to both action and inaction.
  • May 7 ~ Venus sextile Mars. Good times. Interactions dynamic. Relations agreeable.
  • May 17 to 19 ~ Venus square Jupiter, Saturn-rx and Uranus; and trine Neptune. Also on these days, the Taurus-Sun trine Saturn (May 18) and square Neptune (May 19). The combination of all these alignments offer a chance to see the reality (Saturn) of our situations/relationships/financial status; hope (Neptune) and optimism (Jupiter) as we brainstorm ideas (Gemini) on how to move forward and improve our situation (Uranus).
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Gemini. 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 a brief explanation.

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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 Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Venus transiting those 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

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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Illustration credit and copyright to Demetrius.

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