This week I am using the Venus station direct chart to write horoscopes. Venus stations direct on Sunday. But already we’re experiencing her tendency to slow the pace and to “freeze a frame” for the purpose of making an indelible impression. There is a magnification of some aspect of ourselves and our relationship to life that we must allow to sink in and change us.
Another way to imagine current reality is “a train entering a tunnel,” eliminating all outer distraction and forcing us to look inward. The soul is waiting for an opportunity to express itself outwardly as we feel on the verge of some new and expansive experience.
It’s impossible for me to predict exactly how this will manifest, but we are less than two weeks away from a total solar eclipse in the sign of Virgo. Technically, already under it’s energetic influence, solar eclipses tend to manifest outwardly in some way, changing our circumstances as opposed to materializing some subtle new awareness.
We may feel the existence of an impending change and a growing need to recognize when it will be time to make a move. We are being challenged to take the bull by the horns in some way now, embracing personal responsibility, and dealing with a situation that may be in danger of getting out of hand. It may feel that we are at an impasse, operating in the dark, playing it by ear, the future being “out of our hands” temporarily. We may be feeling somewhat bored or fearful as we wait.
The wait is significant and critical. During this time assessing what you cherish and value about yourself and the people, places, and things that surround you, is highlighted. Values are being clarified and solidified. How you move forward is going to be different as a result.
Success is no longer all that matters. The means used to accomplish your goals – the process – will most likely be more thoughtfully chosen. No longer will it be acceptable to run “rough-shod” over yourself or others in the process of reaching your goals. A more discriminating approach to almost everything is being “set in place” as you wait for the right time to act.
I will attempt to personalize the effects of this important “Venus station” through this week’s horoscopes.
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Aries is challenged now to solidify a new and different kind of life foundation after a period of deep and intense change. Over the next two weeks the final pieces of that foundation will be set in place. Most likely there is loss involved. Essentially an old emotional way of life has come to a close. The issue now is a discriminating look at your immense creative potential, including your potential to create a life full of joy. Employing the most effective methods and strategies to forcefully unleash your creativity requires an accurate assessment of what you value and cherish most about yourself. Solidifying a state of self-love is critical now as you begin to shape a new and different kind of life. It is the main determinant of the quality of all future relationships. A self-centered approach that embraces new independence and freedoms seems wise as you pass through this critical threshold.
The “frozen frame” in front of you may be one that brings into focus what you value and cherish most about your past and your essential self. If you had to lose most of your possessions, what would be the one thing you would want to keep that would continually remind of who you are and the parts of yourself you love most? This is a week of getting back to basics, firming up your foundation, and dealing effectively with change. Your challenge is to be able to incorporate essential aspects of yourself previously unrealized or unrecognized. The world is moving on. People and partnerships change. Staying balanced and healthy requires that you release your attachment to a “selective blindness” regarding your own power to regenerate and to initiate big change without losing your balance. You now have the opportunity to rock the boat without losing your essential self and the firmness of your foundation.
Your focus may be on the details this week, desiring to create a beautiful mosaic, expressive of the uniqueness of yourself, through the careful placing of just the right piece, or just the right accent, in just the right place. All communication must reflect accurately who you are and who and how you love. What you value and cherish most must somehow be reflected in each present moment, so it’s important to know what that is. In a way there is an important message being broadcast to the world that says this is who I am and what I cherish, and I’m in the process of making plenty of space for it in my future. Your challenge is to deepen your ability to commit to a type of self love that protects your freedom to express the most unique aspects of yourself. Maintaining a receptiveness to the uniqueness of others is equally important. Cherishing the unusual and the unexpected and creating a future that allows for it is critical now.
Cancer is finishing up a process that necessitated complete transformation and release of old inhibitions related to expressions of love, art, and the creation of a steady flow of joy through your life. Part of this process, most likely, related to the warming and softening of a heart that had grown colder with age and the ability to receive as well as give. Chances are you have made much progress in this regard and the next two weeks represent the final push. Critically important now is the ongoing evaluation of your priorities and a careful redefining of what holds the most value for you – the people, places, and things that feel worth protecting, and, most importantly, the parts of yourself you cherish most. Cherishing the things that make you extraordinary, as well as a new appreciation for the unique contributions of others is important. Financial security is given its proper due, no more and no less.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Leos are focused on their style, the impression they make, more awareness of how other’s perceive them, and cultivating a friendlier, more balanced approach. Your appearance may be part of the focus. Old habits are falling by the wayside as new, more thoughtful ones replaces them. Leos major challenge relates to letting go of old emotional attachments to being the authority, the “king” or “queen”, the one whose judgment was final and not subject to question, the one above all the rest. Essentially, in the past, being in charge, knowing all the answers, and cultivating an intimidating presence protected you from criticism and hurt feelings. As you let go of that, flexibility, friendliness, and feeling more connected to the common man is expanding your freedom to be yourself – naturally creative, highly successful, and a leader with heart.
Virgo may viewing life in retrospect or in terms of something cherished and valued that has been lost or thus far impossible to identify. This may involve relationships, powerlessness, and aspects of yourself that feel adrift under current circumstances. Now you may be reminded of aspects of your life you’ve missed – freedom, time to yourself, and the ability to freely express the most unique aspects of yourself. This phase for you is like that of the infant in the womb, just discovering what it feels like to be you, sensing the critical life and death nature of this preparatory stage, and the impending major transitions that will be required involving surviving independently of some nebulous source on which you’ve always depended. Your challenge is to finish up the paperwork, to communicate the truth, to release beliefs that conflict with who you are, and to release routines and mindsets that don’t take what you cherish into consideration as they eliminate your best future possibilities.
The frame frozen for Libra may be the one that clarifies what they most value and cherish about friendship, being a friend, the special friends they have, and belonging in general. Friends tend to stimulate your creative energy in ways that feel incredibly joyful and your ability to attract the most interesting and intelligent friends is legendary. Your current challenge is to put the final pieces in place for a secure financial future, to fully realize your true worth and value, and to understand that you deserve to be fully and unconditionally supported. A conversation this week, new relationship information, or something you say or write may challenge your past, your security, or some previously inflexible approach to a chosen life direction. You may be forced to take one giant, freeing, step forward.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Scorpio is in the process of putting the finishing touches on a completely transformed style and approach to life. Your appearance may have undergone some significant transformation over the past couple years as well. All of this significantly affects the quality of your relationships, the way you wield power, and the forceful, healing impressions you’re now able to make. It all feels incredibly positive and as trough you’ve reached a critical pivotal turning point. Thrown into the mix is an ongoing evaluation of the personal accomplishments you value and cherish most. Those may be related to your ability to put in the required effort to completely transform your old style and approach to life despite the pain involved. Intuitive information, dreams, or secrets passed on to you may undermine old mindsets in ways that open your heart.
Sagittarius is coming to term with a loss that has tormented and confused them for approximately the past two and a half years. In need of healing has been some force from the past that required forgiveness and release. You may now, be putting the final pieces in place that will allow you to finally move past what has previously rendered you powerless. At the same time you are realizing what it is you most value and cherish most about your future, how the future and having something to aspire to is so incredibly important within the scheme of your life and determines, more than anything, the quality of your day-day existence. Chances are your relationship to the future is beginning to brighten as beliefs change. You may see the light at the end of the tunnel and finally feel confident about setting a future plan into motion. Once you commit to a future goal there is no stopping you. You may feel like you’re about to take the bull by the horns after a period in the wilderness. You are.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
You may be in the process of realizing what you value and cherish most about yourself within a business or intimate partnership. Your role at the moment may be one of “wait and see.” It may not be time to make your move, but that time is coming. Or possibly it is a partner who is preparing to make their move. Either way things are unfolding beneath the surface that could blow the lid off of existing circumstances and your future in some way. You are in the process of finishing up an extended period of transformation where dealing with powerful agencies, organizations, consensus of opinion, and the established status quo, has challenged your flexibility at every turn. A few more hurdles may need to be transcended, but what has solidified is your identity as a builder, a creative artist, and a stabilizer. You may now be approaching a time and a place where you know for sure where you belong and what your future will entail.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Aquarian’s focus now is the role they play within relationships and how closely that aligns with their own most natural way of being. Betraying the self to please another may have been an issue in the past. Now that tendency is losing steam as the immense value of your independence and most natural way of being become more obvious. Intertwined is a redefinition of what is of highest priority for you within a relationship and how that must be cherished and protected through a consistently honest presentation of your true self. The next two weeks represent a final push in releasing old “programs” that failed to take into account your need for rest, rejuvenation, support, companionship, and a consistent and reliable flow of love from a stable source – a healthy, loving, friendly, partner.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
Pisces appears focused on healing this week possibly looking for alternatives to the kinds of skills and methods they’ve always applied. Lately you may be feeling ineffective, but changes may be difficult for Pisces as their ego is wrapped up in their old methods, their ability to function as highly efficient healers, and their effectiveness in handling responsibilities and problem solving. Now there is a level of humility required to fuel the energy needed for personal healing. Said another way, it may be time to admit that your perspective is distorted when it comes to healing yourself. Asking a trusted partner for feedback may be helpful. Your most urgent challenge is letting go of old beliefs related to group consensus, and the established status quo (possibly within the realm of health, healing, life, and death). It may be time to unlearn something that was once presented as “written in stone.” It is likely that what is “written in stone” doesn’t reflect the more subtle, intuitive, aspects of your personal truth.