Venus enters  Cancer August 6th   which is one of the better events of the month. Venus and the Moon are friends although the Moon likes everyone and Venus is not as happy  Venus/Moon combinations in Jaimini astrology that combination is particularly good for wealth and abundance so Moon conjuct Venus this month on August 25-26 is particularly wonderful for a party or celebration of beauty in the home of deep love of mother. 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. 

The transit is mostly unafflicted but by the end of the transit into August 28th, it gets an opposition from Saturn in Capricorn.   Mars also squares it from Aries until August 11th but it is a wide and not important aspect.

Venus goes into the constellation of Pushya  (Cancer 3.20-16.40) on August 9-20th  where it gets connected to a strong Saturn. 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 many responsibilities.  This energy will also be felt toward the end of the month as Venus moves toward opposition with Saturn.  The lesson with this transit is to be less selfish and less indulgent in the senses. The constellation of Pushya is one of  the most auspicious ones for deep spirituality and wisdom to come out. Pushya is connected to the deity 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  (Cancer 16.20-29.59) know as Hydrae in astronomy August 20-31st  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. The end of the Ashlesha (Cancer 26.40-29.59) is the gandanta where karmic knots need to get untwisted by Venus is exalted here in the Pisces pada and can deal with it well.

So enjoy Fridays this month when Venus is queen and connected to the nurturing energy of Cancer but always a volatile time as the moon changes signs every 2.5 days and where the Moon is every few days will impact Venus.

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