Venus Direct in Gemini

Venus Direct in Gemini

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Sweet Venus, the planet of love, pleasure, art, beauty and self-worth, has been backpedaling in non-committal (or is it multi-committal) Gemini since May 15, and it finally turns forward on June 27.
We may have been spinning our wheels in relationships during this period, as finding traction to put a current alliance on track or to find a new one is often difficult during Venus Retrograde. The slipperiness of this cycle was greased even more in the adaptable sign of the Twins. Making serious choices in matters of the heart has been a confusing process.

Venus also relates to attraction, including money, making this another area of complexity since mid-May. Expenses and income may fluctuate wildly or, for those in more stable financial situations, attitudes about material resources may have been shifting from hope to doubt and back to hope again. One’s sense of self-worth, another Venusian subject, was probably also on a ferris wheel of ups and downs for the past six weeks or so.

There is a purpose, though, to retrograde periods. They provide a second chance to address matters that require further consideration. Experiencing a wide gamut of thoughts and feelings about relationships and resources may not appear to settle these questions at first, but it can broaden the range of inquiry, leading to better educated decisions later. Sometimes circling a serious issue several times is what it takes to see the whole picture before we’re able to make a meaningful choice.

Sociable Venus will be skittering along in Gemini — which is great for flirting — until August 6, when she enters cuddly, caring and self-protective Cancer. Until then, though, it’s worthwhile to taste various flavors of fun, explore entertaining ideas and start playing with diverse approaches to love. While these may still feel more like meanderings than meaningful activities, we’re expanding the number of ways in which pleasure and partnership can satisfying, even temporarily, our needs.

Choice is a particularly important subject now because philosophical Jupiter entered Gemini last month and will reside in this bubbly sign for a year. Usually, truth-seeking Jupiter prefers one overarching belief system or philosophy to answer life’s biggest questions. But now that it’s in the butterfly sign of the Twins, the road to wisdom is likely to branch off in numerous directions.

The downside of this is mealy-mouthed politicians and coy corporate shills, whose truths vary from moment to moment as suits their needs. Yet while we may mock them for the superficiality, it is a similar lightness that will help us discover new aspects of ourselves and ways to find love and purpose.

Lunar Moon Almanac for Friday, February 3rd

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Lunar Moon Almanac for Friday, February 3rd
Waxing, First Quarter Moon Age: 11 ¾ days.
Ascending Node is at 11° Sagittarius.
Moon in 28th degree of the Sign Gemini, the Twins;
also in 36th deg. of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull.
Moonset: 3:45 morn. Moonrise: 1:29 eve. Midheaven: 9:05 eve.

 
~Magickal Graphics~

Your Daily Horoscopes for June 23

The Moon rushes into impulsive Aries at 4:23 am EDT, reflecting our need for action. But the Moon’s square to the emotionally protective Cancer Sun has us wondering whether to blindly run ahead or consciously retreat until we feel safer. Still, the Moon’s conjunction with wild Uranus provokes us to overcome our hesitancy and risk uncertainty, while her late afternoon square to unrelenting Pluto indicates our struggle to maintain our positions.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you are able to charge forward into the unknown, it would be wise to consider your options before you find yourself in over your head. Your usual way of overcoming fear is to jump into a situation as you feel the adrenaline building. However, the Moon’s shift into your sign today allows you to be uncharacteristically sensitive, making you more aware of the potential problems ahead. You can quickly change your plans along the way, but a bit of forethought is still advised.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You could be so energetic today that you think you must hide your enthusiasm or you might upset the delicate balance that’s holding everything together. However, denying your feelings will probably increase the intensity of what’s happening, rather than alleviating it. It’s true that a total lack of self-restraint may exacerbate a problem, but your response isn’t limited to all or nothing. Be smart; revealing your emotions gradually will prevent others from being overwhelmed.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You Twins are quite capable of following two tracks at the same time. You want your friends to be open and honest as they tell you what they need from you today. But simultaneously, you are afraid that their words are hiding unexpressed feelings. You might even be tempted to act foolishly as you try to expose someone’s hidden agenda. However, there’s no reason to force anything now since the truth will become apparent without your panicky reaction.

 
Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You want others to see your courage in action today, motivating you to bury your feelings and push beyond your usual limitations. Your satisfaction is dependent on your public appearance, leading you to hide your anxiety so effectively that others think that you are fearless. But there’s no need to trick anyone into believing that you’re a superhero. Just quietly do your very best, and the results will speak for themselves.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are excited about all the possibilities for growth and adventure, yet you are also aware that you will have to make sacrifices to accomplish your goals. Thankfully, you’re not concerned now about anything that could get in the way of your success. In fact, you might be so sure of yourself that you assume you’ll be able to overcome obstacles as they appear. Be wise and improve your chances by planning carefully and following through methodically.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You face an uphill battle today as you try to figure out why your recent plan went wrong. You may be struggling to unravel the complex factors playing out in the present moment, but it’s apparent that you must make a mid-course correction or you won’t reach your destination. Nevertheless, it’s not wise to make changes too quickly. Overreacting may be even less helpful than doing nothing. Don’t look back to uncover your mistakes; instead, look ahead to prepare for where you are going.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A relationship creates stress today as someone rebels against your plan. A close friend or partner might surprise you by expressing a position that is very different from yours. Although you may choose not to argue, just letting others do what they want isn’t in your best interest. It’s much smarter to directly confront small problems now so they won’t grow into major ones later.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You aren’t satisfied by simply doing good work today; you want others to acknowledge your brilliance. Attacking an old project in a new and different way isn’t enough to hide your insecurity. But there’s no need to put so much effort into seeking recognition, especially if your desire for the spotlight allows you to forget that your initial purpose was to get the job done. Creating a detailed plan can be quite helpful, but too much analysis might get in the way of your productivity.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are overly self-expressive today with the enterprising Aries Moon now moving through your 5th House of Spontaneity. However, your exuberant feelings of creativity may be too much for those around you. Being less demonstrative is not a sensible solution, but it helps to allow time for others to show off their talents, too. Encouraging friends and co-workers to embark on an adventure with you may be much more rewarding than just doing it by yourself.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be stepping onto unfamiliar ground today as you struggle to balance your desire to engage someone you love and your need to withdraw into your own world. Fortunately, you can play both extremes now. Keep your heart open while also being mindful of setting your boundaries and respecting the needs of others. It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling a bit uncomfortable, because it’s at these awkward spots that the real magic happens.

 

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are an intense bundle of erratic thoughts today as familiar ideas combine to create ingenious plans. Luckily, you can showcase your talents without too much effort. However, there is a huge difference between an adequate job and an awesome one. Putting extra time into your preparation pays off now, so don’t take any unnecessary shortcuts.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It’s scary to push forward so far that you must scramble your way back to safe ground. There’s no need to throw out your sensible plans just because you momentarily forgot about them and then moved too fast. Risk-taking isn’t necessary now; just slow down and stay on the current path. Don’t let the increasing pressure trick you into reacting impulsively.

Your Horoscopes for June 2

There’s a bit of conflicting cosmic energy today as mental Mercury enters dualistic Gemini, happily joining the Sun and Moon who are already dancing with the Twins. Though we’re likely to be flirtatious with Mercury at home in whimsical Gemini, magnetic Venus is pulled into the emotional shadows by passionate Pluto. We may be able to talk our way around a delicate situation, but we won’t be able to escape the consequences of our intense desires.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you might be a bit sleep deprived from all the energy that you have been expending lately, you’ll probably still be raring to go today. Mental Mercury enters airy Gemini, fanning your fires and fueling your enthusiasm. Keep in mind that you can push yourself too hard now, so don’t overdo it by piling more distractions onto your already busy schedule. If you spread yourself too thin, you’ll end up being exhausted by tonight with very little to show for your efforts.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You’ve been waiting for the right time to express a thought that’s been on your mind for a while. Although today may not actually be better than any other day, your frustration could provoke you to start a difficult conversation. However, your friends will lose focus if your words wander aimlessly, so be direct and keep your message short and sweet. Reassure everyone that you’re not seeking a quick answer; you just want to be heard and acknowledged.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Yesterday’s Gemini Solar Eclipse hit the emotional reset button and today when quicksilver Mercury enters your sign, your sense of starting anew is confirmed. But you may have so many possibilities before you that it’s difficult to pick only one. Take some time to think about something in your life that’s already served its purpose and then consider what you want to replace it. Concentrating on your current needs now can have a positive impact on your future.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your thoughts may be running in many directions today, but communicator Mercury’s shift into your 12th House of Secrets hides your inner process from others. You are self-contained now and your loved ones might not realize the magnitude of your unsettled emotions. Even if you choose not to express your feelings, be sure to stay conscious of them because avoiding your truth isn’t healthy in the long run.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your co-workers may be placing unspoken demands on you today and you aren’t sure how to deal with them yet. You think that you’re clever enough to work around whatever you don’t know, but you may soon realize that logic won’t be able to help you regain control of your day. You might attempt to guess the true motives of those around you, but this strategy will only bring frustration. Instead of trying to be the perfect employee, practice emotional detachment to alleviate the current pressure.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are uncertain how to respond as you try to establish new objectives at work. It’s challenging to separate the useful information from everything you’re being told today as your key planet Mercury enters noisy Gemini and your 10th House of Career. Thinking about all the possibilities can be a daunting task if you need to make long-term decisions now. Thankfully, you have more time than you realize and should be able to gain more clarity over the next few days.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You could have more bounce to your step today, as if a lightness of being has entered your body and activated your cells all the way down to the tips of your toes. However, your head is also affected as the changing clouds move quickly across your mental landscape. Luckily, Mercury shifts into your 9th House of Future Vision, encouraging you to reach further than usual. Give yourself permission to fantasize about what’s ahead without worrying about whether or not it’s actually possible.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Mercury’s shift into airy Gemini today brings intellectual acuity to your 8th House of Intimate Sharing, reinforcing your need to intensify your emotional interactions. Naturally, digging deep is an important part of being a passionate Scorpio, yet now you can explore the shadows from a more lighthearted and logical perspective. Nevertheless, you must be careful, for you could still be overwhelmed by unconscious desires if you don’t monitor what you feel as you go along.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Interactive Mercury enters your 7th House of Others, shifting the emphasis onto how you respond in a relationship, rather than what you might choose to do on your own. The focus seems to be on everyone else but you today. Unfortunately, if you attempt to play the lead, things could get complicated quickly. Keep in mind that you can have more fun if you’re willing to step out of the spotlight for a while and play a supporting role, instead.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s not easy to remain serious today, even if you have critical responsibilities to fulfill. Mercury’s entry into flighty Gemini can scatter your thoughts as fast as you refocus them. Every time you concentrate, something exciting comes along to pull you off track and down a curiously fascinating detour. Stop resisting the inevitable; instead of trying to be productive, just let go and see where the intellectual currents take you.

 
 
Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

A plethora of pleasing planetary positions pulls you away from your obligations today. Initially, you may set your goals high, but as the day progresses, the opportunity for play outweighs the potential rewards for hard work. Mercury’s shift into your 5th House of Spontaneity indicates that it’s wiser now to put aside your previous plans and simply make up new ones as needed.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you could be required to go to work today, you may consider staying home anyway. Your friends might think that your current desire for solitude is a sign that something is wrong, but they couldn’t be further from the truth. Carving out a bit of time to focus on your home and family is a smart way to get in tune with Mercury’s move into your 4th House of Roots. Don’t worry about what others say; your inner security counts more than anything else now.