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.

Happy New Year!!!

It has been a while since I’ve written in English, since my Spanish blog seems to be taking most of my time. But I didn’t want to finish this year without few words about what we have been through and what is to come, planetary wise.

Since the big cardinal T-square has been taking place, from the middle of 2010, we had our great share of change. Europe finances have gotten worse, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have had revolutions that have brought anxiety and profound change, not only to the region, but to the world at large. But all this started really in the beginning of 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn for the first time and then during 2009, when Uranus in Pisces made an opposition to Saturn in Virgo activating that opposition of the 60′s which happened the other way around with Uranus in Virgo and Saturn in Pisces, kind of sending that generation born in the 60′s into a real journey of self analysis and introspection willingly or unwillingly.

We all tried desperately to stick to what we had, knowing unconsciously that the big changes were coming and that that will mean a period where we will reach a point of no return. Curiously there are still people that think: ” Oh well! Things never really change…” Hellooooo!!!!!! what dimension are in?

The square of Uranus and Pluto once again coincided with historical moments of revolution and revolt. We know by now that the last time we had a similar T-square involving Uranus-Saturn and Pluto was in 1927-1930 for the Great Depression. This time around we had a big Recession and we are still in it. At least in Spain, where I live now. In the 60′s when Pluto and Uranus were conjuncted in Virgo and Saturn opposed them for a while around 1965, we also had the Vietnam War and great moments of revolts in the States, in France and various other countries. But in 2012 and exactly as from June, the square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn will be in full swing until 2015. Whatever is outdated and still standing up will come down with a force. Unfortunately sometimes literally,which might mean more earthquakes and explosions of some sort. We also need to take into consideration that from now until June 2012 we will be experiencing a Grand Trine of Jupiter in Taurus to Mars in Virgo and to Pluto in Capricorn, which will somehow make us feel more optimistic, due to some financial improvement that we may experience in that period, making us think that the big changes are over and that we are on our way to recovery, but we must really wait until this Pluto-Uranus square is well over, before we can jump up and down and start spending again. I really don’t want to sound negative nor I pretend to know what is going to happen, but what is true is that unexpected event which are life changing are still coming our way. Nothing wrong with that, except that the uncertainty could be quite stressing and disconcerting. At the same time, I personally think that all these changes were well overdue, so I am quite happy to be part of this historical period. Still, I don’t dream that what needs to be corrected and the years of abuse of the classes in power, will happen in my life time, but i certainly hope it happens in my daughter’s life time. Am I being too optimistic?

Well, since I am an incorrigible optimistic, I think that all these changes happening now are taking us to better places. One thing is clear. There is no way we can allow the death of millions of children for lack of water or food, as it happens everyday, when some part of the population live with excessive wealth, that they will never spend in 2 or 3 lives. There should be food for all of us if we just organize ourselves properly. Don’t you agree? And we can allow these people that we elect to represent us, to spend our money in their own benefit. I guess I am also an incorrigible Uranian person which means that the slavery of people, especially women and children still going on, sickens me greatly.

The cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) lives will remain challenging during 2012, yet there seems to be some kind of light in the horizon. For those born on the first 15 days of each of these signs, things are well on their way to recovery if you are prepared to deal with the fact that things still will be on “changing mode” as the Pluto-Uranus square will continue to affect the 8º to 11º of these signs for the next 3 years. 2012 is the year that starts with the retrograde of Mars in Virgo, meaning that instead of spending 2 month in this sign, as it usually does, it will be in Virgo until the 3rd of July, putting some pressure and great upheavals to Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces, especially. But Mars is only negative when we don’t live an active life. The best way to operate under a square of Mars is to become aware of what annoys us and deal with it. If you try to be “nice” all the time, then you will get the worst of Mars. It is about getting things done. Fast and efficiently.

On February 3rd, Neptune will finally move to Pisces for the next 14 years, it will enter Aries on January 2026. Those people with planets in the early degrees of Gemini-Virgo-Sagittarius and Pisces will feel the call of Neptune to visit the world of Utopia, the Olympus, the Source. How each of us handle this kind of experience will decide if this is a positive or a negative thing in our lives. Neptune temps us to stay “there”, how we used to call it in the seventies when we were high, visiting the realm of Neptune. “Being there” meant that place where things are as we would like them to be. Where we can be who we want to be. Where we don’t need words to communicate. Creativity that doesn’t need expression, total union with Source, books without words, paintings without paint, on the positive side, but also the terror of unwelcome visitors, characters we can’t manage, who may torture us from beyond, from a distant past that we can’t explain. Neptune may mean temporary madness, as the more Dionysian side of it becomes active. Our imagination takes over and we find it really difficult to see reality, whatever that might mean at the time. If you have a creative outlet for your imagination, then you might experience your most creative period, still putting down in paint or words or movement, might be always disappointing, since nothing will ever be like in our imagination.

On a positive note, Neptune in Pisces (read my article about it on this blog) might mean a period when we all become increasingly aware that we may have the possibility to change the world and help each other, rather than continue saying :”Oh well, nothing ever changes” . If only we could forget our differences and cling to the feeling that WE ARE ALL ONE… If Neptune in Pisces doesn’t do that I don’t know what will. the New Moon in February 21st will mark the beginning of this cycle since the lunation happens at 2º Pisces in conjunction to Neptune at 0º.

March will see the Grand Trine of Mars in Virgo, Venus-Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, all at around 9º, so for those with planets in those signs it could be a truly positive month when things suddenly get a boost of positivism and great possibilities. Saturn will finally leave Libra to enter Scorpio on October 5th and will remain there till December 24th 2014. Saturn enters Scorpio forming a trine to Neptune in Pisces. This could be a very healing aspect as Saturn gently reminds Neptune of what needs to be brought to reality. This trine is already active now, since they are are a trine distance at the moment in spite of Saturn being in Libra.

Hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year! With Jupiter already in direct motion, some kind of optimism should be reaching us all.