Posts Tagged ‘Venus’

A good time for stargazing *

August 11, 2010

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The current alignment of planets in the western sky just after sunset has offered an unique opportunity for some excellent stargazing lately. Venus, in her current incarnation as the evening star, is the brightest and most beautiful object in the sky right now. She is currently joined by both Saturn and Mars in early tropical Libra, making a threesome of planets which are easily recognizable to the naked eye, provided there is not too much light pollution where you live. I have seen the trio several times in the past week or two when I go for my evening walk. If you are out after sunset trying to find them look to the west. You will be able to spot Venus who is the bright star on the western horizon. Once you locate her you can find Mars and Saturn who are also in her general proximity, Mars being the redder of the those two. You can use binoculars if you like but in most places you should be able to see all three planets without using any binoculars.

Tomorrow night, on the 12th of August, the crescent moon will join this planetary trio for a unique opportunity to see a quadruple conjunction in the sky. Let’s pray for clear skies! You may also be able to see all four in the sky together on the 13th, though the moon will be higher in the sky than the other three planets by then.

And when you look up let yourself be reminded that stargazing inherently suggests the wonders and mysteries of the universe. This is where it all began.

Venus conjunct Uranus

March 2, 2010

March 4, 2010 brings a pleasant surprise! Venus conjoins Uranus in Pisces which is an aspect full of fun and excitement!

Venus and Uranus are two planets which in my opinion do not get along as well as one might think and I speak from experience with a wide trine (8 degrees) enforced by mutual reception. Venus wants to enjoy herself through indulgence while Uranus wants to shock your socks off! Venus wants to graciously relate to others while Uranus wants to do his own thing, screw all the rest! Venus wants to be pampered while Uranus does not mind getting a little dirty, in fact, he can be a bit of a pervert!

At best when these two get together they support freedom and independence in relationships and they keep things interesting! Venus-Uranus hardly ever gets bored because they are endlessly creative in developing new ways to entertain themselves and others. In Pisces they might be a bit more romantic than normal as Pisces is incredibly romantic and Venus is exalted there. Do something to surprise your lover, or let them surprise you.

In a natal chart the Venus-Uranus person struggles with the need to relate independently. It has taken me 36 years to realize that relationships do not have to take away freedom and that they can, in fact, promote and support personal freedom. This epiphany came during the transit of Uranus to my Pisces descendant. A shocking discovery regarding relationships, and not one you would expect, which is typical Uranus.

Celebrate what makes you unique within the context of your relationship. Create a new art project. Do something surprisingly nice for another person. Have fun doing something you have never done before.

Here is someone else with a Venus-Uranus trine:
Lucille Ball
She can teach us a lot about this aspect, especially the fun part!