Venus transits into Virgo on Wednesday, August 11 until Sept. 5th  and it a low point of the year for Venus and a time for her to rest and meditate.  Technically it is debilitated here but that just means that it has to work 3 times as hard to get results.   It is a particularly difficult time for relationships as Venus tends to be too critical and picky in Virgo and this can lead to picking poor partners, being a victim in relationships, broken romances, problems with reproductive organs and bladder problems and sugar imbalances. I often see people splitting up during this transit if their relationship is on the ropes.

Venus gets a trine from Rahu, August 20-25th and this is the major affliction and can increase libido intensely if you have  a problem getting that under control.  The problem is that  Venus  in Virgo can bring out the “lusty” energy of Venus rather than the higher energies of artistic expression.  If you give into this energy, you may find your creative juices drained further and this can be a challenges for artists or designer or professional dancers and singers who count on Venus.   Moderation is always the key with Venus in Virgo.   Avoid the extra sweets or all-night sex-capades or you will be exhausted.

Relationship skills really will need a deep tweaking.  The key will be to accept your partner in his/her imperfections and to avoid being too critical about things that bother you.  Relationship is always about compromise and acceptance.  Trying to change your partner usually does not work but use your skills to communicate your needs in an non-aggressive manner and find a way to compromise and you will get through.   Mars is luckily pretty strong in Leo during the transit but will be in Venus’s very sexual nakshatra of Purva Phalguni (Leo 13.20-26.40) most of the time and this will stimulate more passion.  Whether that passion gets used for your sex drive or for other areas of your life is up to you.    If you do not have relationship problems, the transit may not impact you but if you were born with Venus in Virgo and are impacted , the transit will be a test–particularly if you are running a Venus period or Venus sub-period.     If the love is strong, then work it out, get counseling and make it work especially if children are involved.

Venus governs business expansion and the desire to buy and in Virgo, these energies may be lessened. I often find the stock market will fall when Venus is in Virgo or that sales may drop so you have to work 3 times as hard with your creative marketing efforts during this time. \Venus governs peace and diplomacy and given the fragile state of the world we always worry during this transit.

The lion pose is connected to Venus and the 2nd chakra of creativity and pro-creativity so you can do that pose if your creative juices seem at a low point.

Libra and Taurus and people running Venus periods will have the most problems with this transit while Virgos and Capricorns may do best with it.  Libra rising in particular will need to rest more, conserve energy, take more time for meditation and go on spiritual retreats in order to balance out the yearly imbalance.

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Secrets of Relationships and Compatibility Levels 1-2

Week 1: Relationship Skills and the Planets: Mining the Depth of the 7th House and its Secrets–Romance or Death. 

Week 2: Relationship Compatability Overview: Planets and Signs in the 7th House; Survey of Compatibility Techniques

Week 3: The Cornerstones of Relationships Compatability: Matching Moons, Venus, Suns and Rising Signs for Compatibility

Week 4:   Martian Blemishes and Kuja Dosha and the Impact of Rahu and Ketu on Relationships.

Week 5: Navamsha and D-9 in Compatability

Week 6:   Jaimini Dara Karaka and other Chara karaka and their impact on relationships,

 Arudha, Dara Pada and Upapada.

Upapada and relationships.  

Week 7:  The Timing of Relationships and Marriage. 

Remedies and Relationship and Practical Advice on Making Relationships Work.

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