Full Moon in Aquarius – August 10, plus the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Leo and the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio!!

47428141To talk about the beauty and benefits of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction (16 August) without looking at the context of what is happening at this moment, would be ridiculous. Especially when a week after this fantastic cosmic event peaks, another rather less fantastic conjunction of Mars-Saturn in Scorpio (24-25 August) takes place.
and as a prelude to all of this, comes the Full Moon in Aquarius, which, by the way, is a Super Moon, which means the Moon is at its perigee or point closer to the Earth at the time of a lunation.Both the Sun and the Moon are in square to Saturn in Scorpio with the looming proximity of Mars at already 8 degrees of orb of Saturn. Moreover, the Sun finds itself in very close proximity to Mercury in Leo, forming a T-square to the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio. The first thing that jumps to mind is of course the situation in Gaza and the impossibility of finding any verbal agreement, which may stop the destruction.
As much as we seek the positive side of this, we must always remember, that Mars and Saturn, have always been, especially for traditional Astrology from ancient times the two most malefic planets. Taking into consideration that Pluto had not been discovered, neither Uranus nor Neptune. The latter forms a trine to Mars at the same time and thus to Saturn, reinforced by Chiron from the sign of Pisces, a great positive aspect that reminds us that in some respects, within the chaos in several regions of our planet, there is a certain thread of consciousness between all of us, that inspires us all to work together as much as we can to try and help the thousands of victims and refugees from these conflicts, for example, through NGOs or other means, provided we can overcome the paranoia we have in countries with dishonest politicians, that every organization, including all NGOs, are corrupt and therefore not worth investing money on.
On a personal level, those with planets around 15 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, especially, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will feel the pinch of this full moon, with great mental stressing situations, where it is difficult to talk about things clearly and therefore facilitating verbal explosions. The only way to control this kind of tension a bit, is to become aware of the inadequacies which lie within us, and talk about things calmly and honestly, admitting personal mistakes and above all recognizing in oneself, the need to manipulate or control the other. Emotional power struggles are common in these cases, when neither partner wants to give in to the demands of the other. The story is about “winning”. But win what? if we look at the situation in Gaza once more, the israeli army is obviously more powerful than Hammas’, and have destroyed more than the all the rockets of Hammas. It seems they are winning because more Palestinian have died, but for the international public they are loosing because most people says: ‘the poor Palestinian’ – No matter the tunnels that have been built and hundreds of rockets being shot per day to Israel. At this time the invader is Israel, although they hold that it is in self-defense. So, who wins? Absolutely no one – there is only destruction, more hatred and more years of planned revenge. These are the typical Marte-Saturno squares in Scorpio.
Venus in the last degrees of Cancer forms a square to Eris in Aries, which predicts the reaffirmation of the defense by any means of one’s territory.
At a personal level is the same, if one does no give up the fight, obviously, the war continues. So think what is that so serious that you can not forgive, that you cannot bring yourself to let go of, to stop the conflict and initiate a new phase in your life or your relationships, more positive and less destructive. When the most important thing is to win and prove to yourself that you are right, the conflict remains.
The most famous Mars-Saturn square in a personal birthchart, is undoubtedly that of Adolf Hitler, which by the way, found Mars in conjunction to Venus in Taurus. Curious. And it is also in trine to a conjunction Moon-Jupiter, incredible!, but some aspect of Hitler psyche must have been really idealistic and kind. Yet the power of the Mars-Saturn aspect was much more eloquent than the Jupiter trines.
A similar thing happens for this lunation. Conflicts that describe personal frustrations are more powerful than the wonderful aspects of Jupiter, which by the way will be an exact conjunction to Venus in Leo, on August 16th. Could this aspect bring the end of the war, and allow us to see things in a way more philosophical and less conflicting way? of course not, especially when the following week we have the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio-
Venus in addition to being Aphrodite, the goddess of seduction beauty and money, describes our system of values. It tells us about those things that we really appreciate, that we find beautiful, important.when for a brief moment, it is aligned with Jupiter, in the sign of Leo, suddenly all these values take a characteristic much more idealistic and philosophical. We dare to think big and feel within ourselves, that there are certain things in our lives, that they are worth fighting for. Suddenly our ethical and aesthetic expression are much more active and extensive. A sense of harmony and importance invades us and connects with that part of our psyche that transforms us into noble and heroic beings.
Robert Kennedy, the brother of the murdered President of USA and also assassinated was born with the conjunction Venus-jupiter in Capricorn. You can say many things about him, but his idealism was an undeniable feature of his personality. But Benito Mussolini also, was born with the same conjunction in Cancer.
There are some studies that say that the conjunction Venus-jupiter, was the star of Bethlehem, which guided the 3 KINGS and led them to the place where the Christ was being born.
This will be a heck of a month, full of challenges, many of them encapsulated around August 10, at the time of this full moon in Aquarius, others at the end of the month. Enjoy the Venus-Jupiter conjunction if you can. If you are a Leo or Aquarius, it can bring you high hopes and opportunities that will help you see your way more clearly. If you are a Sagittarius or Aries, also enjoy those days of inspiration, they will help you take decision to do what you have to do to live in peace with your mind and soul.

Venus in Leo from now till October 3rd

Here we are again with the passage of Venus, capricious Goddess of Love and Beauty in the sign of Apollo or the Sun, Leo, the second fire sign. The word that comes to mind when I think of people with Venus in Leo is: “fabulous” in all its meaning! Of Fable!

This is a position of the goddess full of glamour, incredibly extravagant and generous – and if any of these qualities are not evident then we should worry. Leo needs to be admired and the Venus in this sign, more than anyone else. These are the children who spend the day saying:-“look Mommy, Mommy look!””….” and how unfortunate if you don’t have time or energy to look at them, each time, since they really need it . They build their self-esteem, on the basis of the expression on the face of their parents, especially the father, when they make their little tricks.

Venus in Leo, is interested in expressing her own creativity in a unique way, not like everyone else and it is vital for them, to find the way to do it. Encouragement by her parents in that thing that they “feel” they should do is pivotal. I have seen people with Venus in Leo, forced to do something that wasn’t what their heart dictated, with terrible consequences.

Venus in its passage through Cancer, it has helped us enjoy being at home, or in that place, where we feel comfortable and relaxed, with family, with friends, with those that we consider family; Venus in Leo will drive us to find a way, a system, a job, that will help us enhance our creativity. What can we do, add, remove, invent, incorporate into our daily lives, in order to obtain better ways to express our creativity. That which will enhance our immense possibilities, and potentials, in order to live better and feel that an unknown part of our soul now has an opportunity to express itself as never before.

Venus will trine Uranus on the 12th and 13th of September, a few days before the new moon in Virgo, and this may help us find that new element we need to strengthen and rediscover our possibilities. In many cases, it will mean meeting new people, new contacts who seem to open doors that we thought closed to us.

On the 20th and 21st, the contact will be between Venus and Saturn in sextile, a good opportunity to reconsider our close relationships and look for ways to consolidate them. It could help us feel that perhaps this relationship we are having, is more serious than we thought. On the 26-27, Venus in Leo will form a square with Mars in Scorpio, these are days to mark in red in the calender of all those Taurus and Aquarius, also for the Leos and Scorpios. Red is not necessarily a bad thing, but intense and even agitated. Clashes which must be handled with more patience than usual. Mars and Venus are eternal lovers in Greek mythology, two archetypes that need each other and meet over and over again. Mars in Scorpio temp us toward secret loves and nights of passion.

Aries and Sagittarius will look more beautiful than ever, and of course Leo will look in the mirror and feel more powerful than ever. Good time to take care of our appearance, spend more time and money than usual to beautify ourselves. Beware of credit cards, because Venus in Leo does not like cheap or second hand things. Madonna, Coco Chanel are two women with Venus in Leo.

This transit of Venus in Leo that does not occur since August 2011, nor will it happen again until July 2013, can inspire us to reunite ourselves with that part of our soul that need our care. Search inside yourself and meditate on what needs expression inside of you. What has been dormant for too long and is now begging to come out or be re-invented.