EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS IN CANCER AUGUST 21-SEPT. 14
So a bright spot in the sky this week is Venus moving into Cancer and pretty much being unafflicted except into mid-September when it gets conjunct Rahu. Venus and the Moon are good friends in being the two most feminine planets and Venus in Cancer brings out artistic creativity, comfort, elegance, deep compassion and caring, emotional openness, sensitivity, and a deep capacity to love.
Venus goes into the constellation of Pushya on August 24-Sept 3rd where it gets connected to a strong Saturn that is stationary. While the two are friends, Saturn and Venus combinations can create love with restrictions, emotional dryness, detachment or love of older people and strong business abilities. Still Venus can get frustrated with love and passion because it has too much responsibilities. The lesson with this transit is to be less selfish and less indulgent in the senses. The constellation of Pushya is one of the more auspicious ones for deep spirituality and wisdom to come out. Pushya is connected to the diety Brihaspati who has the wisdom to advise the gods and is a rival to the devata, Shukracharya, the advisor to the material world.
Venus goes into the constellation of Ashlesha Sept 3-14th where it is connected Mercury. Venus gets debilitated in Virgo so it is not happy to be in Mercury’s star where ugly and jealous gossip and sharp tongues can lead angry battles between women. Relationships suffer here and can be angry or vicious or filled with controlling energies. Still Venus can deal with the poisons of Ashlesha better than any other planet with its nurturing and healing qualities but has to move into selfless service in order to do so.
Venus moves toward conjunction with Rahu around Sept. 11-15. We will write more about this later in the month.
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