Venus, the planet of luxury, beauty and sensual pleasure, is friends with Rahu, the planet of desire. They are good friends and their conjunction into Monday and three degree orb over the next week can increase sensual desire for sweets, sexual activity, shopping or going on a buying spree. Be aware of this aspect because the tendency may be to over-eat too many sweets or not be satisfied by your partner–no matter how often they are there. It can also create overspending if you feel a lack from not getting enough sensual attention. Good balance and solution is to schedule a massage if Venus is not feeling complete rather than indulging in excessive shopping or eating too much chocolate. Better, yet, find other ways to love yourself rather than looking for it outside of yourself.

It can also bring up fears (Rahu creates phobias) about losing your relationship. It may also lead to attracting a radical partner who is bucking societal norms. Over the next week, practice moderation with eating, shopping and sensual activity. Very easy for Venus to get blown out and create an imbalance. With Jupiter weak in transit through August 19th, liver and pancreas are under-functioning and will not be able to deal with the overload of sugar or food. . The Plough pose helps regulate Venus and the twist will help liver and Pancreas function better. The dancer pose (below) also balances out Venus. Best yet, get out and get a tango lesson to take care of those passions in an unbridled way. At least this aspect is a bit more fun than Mars and Saturn coming up a week later. For more tips on understanding the relationships between Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga and Vedic astrology, see our website section on Astro-Yoga and our videotape on the subject.

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