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Venus in Scorpio ~ September 8 to November 7, 2010

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How deep is your love? Venus in Scorpio really needs to know. In Scorpio, Venus isn't only interested in whether she's loved, but how much. And words mean nothing if actions or intentions do not support them. Scorpio is a deeply feeling sign that is not too concerned with superficialities. Venus in Scorpio gets into the very core of what lies within our hearts.

Venus represents love (how we love & how we want to be loved), relationships (how we relate to others & the self), worth (material and self), our values and personal tastes. In Scorpio, Venus' pleasure-seeking ways are intense, passionate, provocative and committed. At best, Venus in Scorpio is emotionally aware, dedicated and loyal. At worst, possessive, secretive, jealous and distrustful.

Venus leaves the charming, harmony-loving and fair-minded sign of Libra for the deeply complex waters of Scorpio on September 8 at 8:44 a.m. PST (11:44 a.m. EST) for an extended stay until November 7 and again from November 29 to January 11, 2011. Venus retrogrades from October 8 until November 18, 2010, revisits Libra from November 7 to November 29, and then re-enters Scorpio until January 7, 2011!

While Venus is in Scorpio, we are reminded of the emotional ties involved in relationships and what truly keep us connected to the relationships we've got now. Love is beyond romance or feelings. Relationships mean more than time spent together and promises made. And sex is a deeper experience than bodies meeting and satisfying each other. No fly by night love for Venus in Scorpio. What do you value in your relationships? How deeply are you connected to your significant ties?

On the day Venus initially slips into Scorpio, she follows a New Moon in Virgo which promotes beginnings. Venus also ill-fatedly aligns with Jupiter on this day and results in the need for adjustment. It could be adjusting one's point of view and making a conscious effort to see from another perspective; or adjusting one's attitude to reflect a more positive, yet realistic, outlook and be more solutions-oriented. Together with the New Moon, the first two weeks of Venus' transit in Scorpio can provide a renewal in our relationships, finances and help redefine our values and self-worth.

While Venus is in Scorpio, before revisiting Libra and after returning to Scorpio, she will make alignments with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • September 8 ~ Venus quincunx Jupiter-rx. covered above; Also today, the New Moon in Virgo at 3:30 a.m. PST / 6:30 a.m. EST
  • September 12 ~ Venus sextile Pluto-rx. Seeing the depth of things, especially within relationships. Cutting through lies or deception. Uncovering what's hidden.
  • October 3 ~ Venus conjunct Mars. Meaningful ties. Deepening connections. Sultry, smoldering, primal sexual energy. Love and lust intertwined.
  • October 8 to November 18 ~ Venus Retrograde. Venus retrogrades approximately every 18 months. During this period, it's best to put off any major financial or relationship-related decisions and avoid major purchases. This is a time for reflection, review, research and reconnecting. Also on November 18, Jupiter Direct.
  • October 25 ~ Mercury conjunct Venus-rx. Intensity and focus on money matters, as well as relationship-related issues. Ideal time for reassessing or redefining value system and/or self-worth.
  • October 28 ~ Venus-rx conjunct Sun. Closeness. Attachments. Warmth. Openness to giving and receiving love.
  • November 1 ~ Venus-rx sextile Pluto. Energy may be reminiscent to mid-September when Venus and Pluto last linked up. Seeing the depth of things, especially within relationships. Cutting through lies or deception. Uncovering what's hidden. Coming to terms. Finding a solution.
  • November 7 to 29 ~ Venus Returns to Libra
  • November 18 ~ Venus Direct at 1:18 p.m. PST / 4:18 p.m. EST. Also today, Jupiter Direct.
  • November 29, 2010 to January 7, 2011 ~ Venus Re-enters Scorpio
How might this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Scorpio. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Scorpio 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 ~ 8th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 7th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~5th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 2nd houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 9th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal astrology readings.

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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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