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Venus Re-enters Scorpio ~ Nov. 29, 2010-Jan. 7, 2011

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Hooray for Scorpio-Suns and Risings! Here's comes a reprise visit from Venus. Make it worth your while :) Although Scorpios and fellow water signs may enjoy Venus re-entering Scorpio more than others, we can all find some benefit from her return to Scorpio. Venus initially entered Scorpio on September 8, but her retrograde cycle interrupted her from completing her transit in Scorpio. Earlier this month on November 7th, Venus returned to Libra. Then, on the 18th, she began direct motion once more. Now on the 29th, Venus gets a chance to finish what she started in September and transit Scorpio completely.

From November 29th to December 21st, Venus makes a third and final pass through zero to around 13 degrees of Scorpio. Those born around October 23 to November 6 may get Venus blending energies with their natal Sun for a third time this year. Those with natal planets and/or house angles between zero to 13 degrees of fixed signs may also feel the effects of Venus retracing her steps in Scorpio.

Regardless of our Sun/Rising sign or natal planetary placements, we can all benefit from Venus retracing her steps in Scorpio and in her completion of her transit in Scorpio. Until the 21st of December, we have the chance to pick up where we might have left things off last month when Venus started her retrograde cycle. Perhaps the weeks she spent being introspective also had us reflecting on our own situations, in love or money. Now, we get a chance to do something about what we were enlightened upon.

Other than finances or relationships, Venus also represents our values/value system and self-worth. So, some of us may have mulled over what our personal values are, where our priorities lie; and maybe, resulting in our redefining our values or re-prioritizing some things in our life. On an even more personal level, we might have gained insight on the subject of "worth" -- material worth vs. self-worth. Especially with the recent Taurus-Full Moon, is our self-worth tied to our wealth/possessions? Are we more worthy or valuable as an individual if we owned more stuff? What do we truly value? And how do we assess what's valuable?

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):

  • December 1 ~ Mercury sextile Venus. Thinking about relationships or finances or both. In relationships, it's a good time to clear the air. Say what's on your mind. In finances, allow Mercury's pragmatism in Capricorn to help with money matters. Whatever may be going on in your world, opt for finding a solution to your situation. Seek counsel from someone more experienced or a wiser person.
  • December 8 ~ Venus sextile Pluto. Seeing the depth of things, especially within relationships. Cutting through lies or deception. Uncovering what's hidden. Finding a solution.
  • December 10 ~ Mercury-rx sextile Venus. Once again, they meet. This time around, Mercury is station-retrograde. Best for reflection. Careful what you say. Passions rise with Scorpio-Venus plus possible miscommunication/misunderstanding with Merc-rx can cause more trouble than it should. Watch out for pettiness or holding grudges. Opt for forgiveness and kindness.
  • January 4 & 5 ~ Venus square Neptune/Chiron and trine Jupiter/Uranus. Compassion. Healing. Coming to terms. Hopefulness. An awakening. A release. Breaking free. Also on January 4, a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn at 1:03 a.m. PST / 4:03 a.m. EST and the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction perfects.

How might Venus' return to Scorpio influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Scorpio. Match the sign and degrees 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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