Oct. 2010 Venus in Scorpio
Venus is the planet that describes what we like and what we need to be liked for; the things and people that we’re attracted to, and is a key to our personal partnerships as well as values.
Venus is in the sign of Scorpio from Sept 8 through Nov 7. It retrogrades on Oct 10 until the 18th, returns into Libra on Nov 7th until the 29th whereas it returns into Scorpio. The influences of Scorpio increases the intensity of all things having to do with the things and people of which we enjoy. It digs beneath the superficial layers into the deeper recesses to provoke change, casts off illusion and gets to the heart of matters toward growth and improvement. This is a time to be true to yourself and to trust in your instincts for essential value can now be obtained. Past desires, old projects and/or interests can either be shed, or transformed with tenacity and focus.
The planet Venus in astrology is associated with the signs Taurus and Libra. Venus is their ruling planet and the energy manifests into two distinct types of Love. While Taurus’s Venus focuses mainly on security, material pleasures, and the love of all things beautiful, Libra’s love is focused on relationships and harmony, and the balancing of opposing forces.
Venus retrograde signals a time to reflect back on what has already happened in order to re-adjust our course for the future. So Venus retrograde in Scorpio is about internalizing and analyzing our desires, values and resources for the future. Use these few weeks while Venus is retrograde to define for yourself what it is that you really want? Who is it you really love? What is it that makes you passionate? How much do you really need? If you can answer these questions honestly, your half way there. Outline, strategize and plan, however, wait until direct motion before making any changes.
Oct 4 to Oct 10 – Mercury and Pluto are in a heated discussion, which could help you clear the air in a difference of creative opinion or a disagreement over how to proceed in a project or home situation as they’re in a square aspect. This is a time, however, to use both common sense and discretion.
Venus retrogrades help us sort out our feelings and come to terms with very personal relationships. If you think with your heart, this retrograde is considered to be a great time to mend broken fences, and resolve old grudges.
Thursday’s New Moon will send out healing, for the next two weeks. If you’re questioning the intelligence of recent decisions and the degree to which they are (or aren’t) contributing to your personal comfort or security, the good news is that you don’t have to make any decisions. The even better news is that a problem at home or at the workplace will be resolved without much involvement on your part.
Mercury will be under the influence of the romantic and social sign of Libra for the next 2 and a half weeks. By responding positively to unanticipated invitations may bring good fortune, and the realization that personal happiness is a choice we make.
Remember that any limitations or boundaries you may feel are temporary; so why beat your head against walls that, with patience and time, you can walk around.