For All Signs: This week we will focus on Venus, goddess of relationships, because she is making multiple aspects to other planets. This suggests that many of us will be preoccupied with issues and interests concerning our involvement with others. Venus rules not only romantic love, but also the principle of relatedness among people, whatever that relationship may be. The free flowing aspects of Venus this week favor non sexual friendships. The tenser aspect is connected to our closest intimates, the ones with whom we share our sexuality or our money and material resources. These two human interests, sex and finances, lend themselves to overt and subtle issues of control. During tense aspects of Venus we are more easily drawn into battles over power unless we consciously circumvent the impulse to manipulate others.
Aries: It’s time to take a good look at your self-care habits and beef up your resolve to strengthen your body. If you are already strong, then perhaps you can help others toward self-improvement. You have been wanting to make changes in your work life. A new idea or opportunity will likely come to you now.
Taurus: Venus is your Avatar planet and this week she encounters her partner, Mars, in your house of romance, creativity, and children. It is possible that a new relationship is on the horizon. If you are an artist of any type, this is the time to begin a new project that is on your mind.
Gemini: Don’t tangle now with the Powers That Be. The best that can come is that they will ignore you. The worst is that they will take a dislike to you and squash you in the mud. Life with partners and significant others flows smoothly.
Cancer: You have a potential conflict with a partner over the subject of managing finances. Actually it is a conflict between your heart and what you believe is the “right” thing to do in the eyes of the world. As soon as you settle your internal quarrel, the external quarrel will vaporize.
Leo the Lion: (July 22–Aug 22) After the 22nd your focus of attention shifts to the subject of finances and scrutiny of your values. Is your money following that which you hold in highest regard? You are looking for a long term investment in your security here. Spend some time reflecting on what you want for your future retirement.
Virgo: The Venus/Mars alignment on Aug. 24 brings you face to face with your identity versus your relationship. You must consciously evaluate how you will manage to meet your personal needs and yet remain connected to the “other” in your life. This is a 22 month project, so it doesn’t have to be done overnight. But it is a subtheme for nearly two years.
Libra: This week brings a Venus/Mars conjunction in your 12th house of the unconscious. You may be thinking about past relationships. Maybe someone you have loved in the past will suddenly surface. If you need to make amends, do so, but use caution and test the waters before you re-engage heavily.
Scorpio: Use care when you speak at this time. You are liable to tell hard truths that will cause the Other to turn on you. Consider the relationship and whether or not you want this person in your life. Sharp words can cut ties in an instant.
Sagittarius: You have a desire to reach outward to others. You want to share ideas and express yourself in a larger framework. Circumstances on the romantic front are favorable with one who shares intellectual interests. Activities involving teaching/learning are favored, along with good aspects for travel. The Law is on your side.
Capricorn: You may be feeling tension with others over shared resources. For example, it might be difficult to get a loan, or you could be struggling over expenditures with your spouse or business partners. Try to accept that you may not get everything you want at this time. If you have enough power to pressure people against their will, you will lose the relationship.
Aquarius: This is a month in which you may not be getting along favorably with your partner, whether business or personal. Planets in the sky represent opposing points of view at this time. If you meet an impasse, it might be better to set hot spots aside until the waters are smoother.
Pisces: Make notes about those things you need to remember. The brain fog might drown out worthwhile information. You may feel as though you came from another planet this week. Communications may be misunderstood, snarled, or lost altogether.
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