Thursday, April 19, 2012


The Sun began its yearly transit of the sign of Taurus today, 4/19, at 12:12 PM EDT ... the pace of life slows down a little as the Sun has left the fiery sign of Aries and shifts into a slower mode of energy in Taurus ... with the Sun in Taurus, we need to shine comfortably, seek recognition deliberately, shine in ones own dependability, and have a drive for recognition which manifests itself through sensuality and/or personal possessions ... Taurus is a feminine, fixed, earth sign therefore its tendency to nurture and comfort through a methodical but slower and more stable course of action ... its keyphrase is "I Have" and its keyword is "stability" ... being a fixed sign, Taurus can appear to be quiet, affectionate, patient, stable, determined and practical, stubborn and resistant to change ... its symbol is the Bull and its glyph is the head and horns of the Bull - symbolically the glyph is a half-moon forming a cup that rests on the circle of the Sun ... the cup representing material wealth and power derived through the force of the will (the circle) ... the Bull can be strong, stubborn, plodding, and can be both fierce and gentle ... Anatomically, Taurus rules the neck and the throat - there are a lot of Taurus born people that have beautiful speaking and singing voices, but their vulnerability is to colds, laryngitis, sore throats and thyroid problems ... Taurus is the sign directly opposite to Scorpio ...

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus - the Roman goddess of beauty and the arts, pleasure and the emotions ... Venus bestows an influence towards a love of luxury and exceptional creative ability ... it is NOT the planet of SEX for those of you who think otherwise!!! ... Venus rules the throat, chin, cheeks, and the sense of taste, art, culture, aesthetics, possessions, partners, beauty, charm, good taste, sentimentality, sweets and sugar, color, harmony, poetry, paintings, jewelry, singing, drama, amd music ... it governs emotional contacts, tenderness, moral character, marriage and unions of every kind as well as sociability, disposition, luxuries, pleasure and appreciation ... in your natal chart, the place where you find Venus shows what you really enjoy !!!

Taurus is the natural ruler of the 2nd house of the horoscope which is a house of substance with its keyword being "values" ... this house indicates financial affairs, possessions (excluding real estate), investments, earning power, and any gain or loss through your own personal efforts ... it shows your inner talents and resources, your need for fulfillment, your emotional feelings, your sense of self-worth including your sense of values ... since there is a widespread belief that liberty is largely related to the money, the 2nd house is also the house of personal liberty ... it is also considered the house of material debt ...

The essence of the Sun in Taurus is living through stabilizing ... here we have the beauty (Venus) and the beast (the Bull) !!! ... the purpose of the Sun here is to maintain the stability of earthly things ... one may find it surprising to realize that the important main possessions here are a sense of Earthly harmony and wholesomeness, and not necessarily a substantial amount of money and material possessions ... there is the distinct ability to endure change with this energy ... it is also interesting to note that when change has to be made and something must be let go of, when you let go and endure the change you ultimately discover how much more stable things actually become !!! ... Taurus energy challenges one to discover ones truest, deepest and highest values ... the greatest indication of values is beauty which is something that cannot be owned but only appreciated ... the energy of the Sun in Taurus can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: earthy, sensuous/artistic, productive, practical provider, steadfast and stable, unruffled and calm, even-tempered, soothing, self-trusting, loyal, perservering, trustworthy, appreciative, admiring, affectionate, aesthetic, physically comforting, magnetically healing, attractive

NEGATIVE: materialistic, gross and extravagant, plodding and ponderous, sluggish and lazy, boneheaded, boring, self-satisfied, possessive, stubborn, bigoted/fanatical, self-gratifying, idolatrous, lecherous, aloof, unaware of the "unseen", sucker for good looks, easily attached

Taurus born individuals you are beginning a new Solar year - HAPPY SOLAR RETURN !!! ... this is your time to really "shine" while all of us try to incorporate your natural born energy into our daily lives and learn from experiencing it ... here we are all challenged to discover our truest and highest values and then realize how well we can express them physically ... hopefully one will come to the realization during the next thirty days that the value of Earthly things is simply that they serve to keep bodies happy and healthy ... the Sun remains in Taurus until May 20th ... now let's all get out there and get "bullish" on Springtime !!!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Mercury, now having completed its first retrograde journey for 2012, has completed its transit through the sign of Pisces and re-entered the sign of Aries today, 4/16, at 6:43 PM EDT ... Mercury originally began its transit through Aries on March 2nd, but due to its retrograde journey which began on March 12th, it returned to Pisces on March 23rd to complete its backward journey ... Now that Mercury has returned to Aries, the mind and communications will begin to pick up speed even though Mercury itself will technically not be back up to full speed until April 23rd ... nevertheless the mind will be processing and the thoughts will be spinning rapidly and we will have to be careful not to engage our mouth before the mind has time to fully process !!! ... below is a review of what the energy of Mercury in Aries is all about :
While Mercury transits the sign of Aries, and with it being a Fire sign, energy and action will be expressed either in an inspiring, creative, independent, or impulsive/aggressive manner ... in Aries, the Mercurial energy is being pushed into overdrive ... the mind will be frequently on overload as well as our actions too ... we may find ourselves moving too quickly and causing mishaps or accidents - especially behind the wheel where we will no doubt be using even more hand gestures than usual !!! - we will also most likely come up with what we determine to be "scathingly brilliant" ideas but not all will be driven to fruition after they lose their initial novelty ... a lot of us will constantly be the victim of "foot-in-mouth" disease as we will have the tendency to speak before we think since the mind is processing so much so fast ... we may also experience sleepless nights or have difficulty going to sleep as we find that when our head hits the pillow the mind is still racing .... we will certainly have to be on guard about starting arguments and trying to stir up controversy simply because we feel like our words are the ultimate authority ...

With the mind and the tongue working rather quickly here, there is definitely a talent for debate and/or using words that are biting, ironic, and sarcastic ... communication will be made directly, forcefully and with confidence ... new ideas are always being sought here as it becomes necessary to be active in order to learn - even if the lessons end up being harder than we anticipated ... under this energy one is usually interested in courage, self-reliance, freedom and self-expression ...

The essence of Mercury in Aries is thinking through doing ... the energy truly expresses the well known phrase that actions speak louder than words!!! ... just as fresh new ideas and experiences are sought out, there is the tendency at times to dwell on old grievances as well as on outworn interests ... failing to sustain enough mental input or assertion of ones intellectual outlook, there is the risk of nervous and/or physical restlessness that can develop into more serious mental or emotional conditions accompanied by matching circumstances ... slow down to clarify your objectives and then have the faith that you'll rise to the occasion ... make sure your force has a worthy cause attached to it ... realize that the tongue is indeed a sensitive muscle - so learn to "hold it" and appreciate what it is attached to !!! ... the energy of Mercury in Aries can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: quick-thinking, spontaneous, quick-acting, decisive, mentally forceful, stimulating, fighting spirit, fiery, frank, witty, to the point, observant, initiates ideas, thinks on ones feet, mentally active and agile, eloquent, verbally assertive, intellectually confident

NEGATIVE: impatient, irritable, quick-tempered, premature, headstrong, quarrelsome, spitting, thoughtless, sarcastic, terse, precocious, snap opinionated, snap decisions, verbally/mentally restless, one-sided viewpoint, intellectually arrogant

Mercury remains in the sign of Aries until May 9th ... Aries born individuals may become infused with an overabundance of ideas and plans in addition to speaking out more so than usual - yikes ... but indeed we all may even if we aren't Aries born !!! ... as I have stated in past blogs, and I find it to be relevant here, all of us might be well advised to keep a lot of ice cream or something cool and soothing on hand as we are sure to have a sore tongue because we've had to bite it so often to keep from allowing our hasty words causing too much damage !!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Mars, the planet representing the urge to get what you want, sexual drive, initiative, courage, raw energy and desires, completed its RETROGRADE journey yesterday, 4/13, at 11:53 PM EDT ... to reiterate, the purpose of a Mars retrograde ultimately is to evaluate what it is that motivates you and for you to determine if you are on the correct path to achieve your goal, and if you are doing what you should be doing to get there ... inside a Mars retrograde, it is time for all of us to adjust our actions and aggressive instincts to ensure that ones intent is accomplished ... this often includes going back over previous actions and having to redo them or let them go in order to move forward ... also, old resentments and personal issues that haven't been resolved in the past have a tendency of resurfacing during this period which yields the awareness that the time has come to develop new strategies and approaches for dealing with issues, anger and learning assertiveness ... it is often said that during a Mars retrograde we may become somewhat less "warlike" and that our energy can hit a lull to the point where it seems our get up and go truly got up and went !!!! ... Mars takes a retrograde journey for about 9 - 10 weeks out of its 26 month cycle ... now the question is just which, if any of these actions occurred during the retrograde period ...

This 26th month cycle becomes significant as we are used to Mars energy moving forward since it takes about two years to return to its natal position in ones birth chart and thus spends about two months in each sign ... Mars could be considered a "double twin" of the Earth as it tilts on its axis in almost the same way as the Earth, but Mars has 4 six month seasons instead of 4 three month seasons like we have here on Earth ... the Earth orbits the Sun in 1 year and Mars in 2 years thus the Earth finally catches up with Mars roughly every 2 years and 2 months = 26 month cycle ... often Mars retrograde will bring issues of frustration or hostility to the surface we have deliberately suppressed due to their disruptive qualities which can cause forward movement in our lives to be temporarily delayed ... sudden reversals of interest and drive may occur, as well as the termination of a long term goal as it may become apparent that the effort is innappropriate for the long term ... also old wounds, hurts and frustrations may arise seemingly out of context but usually there is a purpose for this ... during a Mars retrograde it is usually a good idea NOT to undertake any new beginnings per contract or verbally since the energy often isn't there to carry it through ... now sometimes you can't just "sit tight" for nearly two and a half months, but there are good reasons if at all possible, as the waiting may ultimately prove to be a blessing ... often things begun under a Mars retograde will run into problems when it stations back into direct motion at some point during the next two years, or even when Mars begins its next retrograde journey - which will be in March of 2014 ...

This Mars retrograde occurred from 23 degrees of Virgo back down to 3 degrees of Virgo ... if you've had a natal chart done, you can look to where these degrees fall and get an idea of where you might have done some rethinking of some kind of action you have taken, or where you encountered delays or a shift into a different direction ... if you were born with your natal Sun between 3 degrees and 23 degrees of Virgo, at some point Mars crossed back over your natal Sun and, among other things, there could have been a few days when you felt as if someone unplugged your energy outlet !!! ... as with Mercury retrograde periods, sometimes those born with Mars retrograde will find this period was more productive as they are already were comfortable and used to this energy and have a better understanding ...
As Virgo is the natural ruler of the 6th house we may have had issues that arising to do with daily work and service - here jobs could have changed, pay could have been reduced or the job could simply have come to an end; health and nutrition - past issues may have arisen requiring further medical attention or some of us discovered a need to rethink our dietary habits, and family issues may have arisen on some level ... as Virgo is ruled by Mercury, we had a Mercury/Mars relationship working in retrograde motion which will most likely resulted in a weakening of vitality and possibly our minds and tongues getting somewhat out of control ... hopefully a lot of you went out and did some exercise ... also interesting to note, usually in a Mars retrograde we may become less warlike and somewhat more civil but that is not set in stone ... we may also have encountered blocks and hindrances in our intellectual urge, avenues of expression and reasoning ability !!! ... there were many instances I heard of where people, including yours truly, had issues with the respiratory system, and those who had issues in the stomach area especially the intestines ... I know 5 people who had to have an appendectomy !!!
Aries born, was your period of review and rethinking beneficial and productive since Mars is your ruling planet ??? ... what was going on in your life since March of 2010 that may not have worked out after all ... this would also include all of us, and what possibly was begun from December 20th, 2009 through March 10th, 2010 that had to be addressed and reworked or simply came to a necessary ending ??? ... Even though Aries born individuals as well as Virgo born - since Mars was retrograding through the sign of Virgo - may have been more sensitive to this reversal of energy, we all experienced it somewhere in our lives, and lights may begin to come on in our heads that perhaps we should have either waited a while longer before taking action or possibly never have taken action to begin with in certain situations ... and hopefully the issues in regards to daily work/service, health and the family we encountered will begin to subside and clear up ...
For those of you who had birthdays between January 23rd and April 13th remember you have Mars retrograde energy in your birthday chart for the whole year ahead ... now that DOES NOT mean to sit idle for 12 months ... rather to be selective about what you begin, think it out thoroughly, and realize that self-motivation will be one of your biggest challanges in the year ahead !!! ...

Mars remains in the sign of Virgo until July 3rd - yikes a long time to get it's energy back up to speed so it can resume it's normal transit time of roughly six to eight weeks through one sign ... Mars will be back up to full speed when it leaves its Retrograde zone on June 16th when it reaches 23 degrees of Virgo the point where it began its Retrograde journey !!!! ... and what better time for Mars to finally complete it's retrograde journey and instill in all of us that get up and go energy as Spring is underway and now we really need to start thinking about all that "cleaning" we need to do !!!
JUST A WORD OF WARNING ... even though Mars is now thankfully back in direct motion and one can start resuming forward motion again on new projects and undertakings, remember Venus has already entered its shadow point as it is due to begin its Retrograde journey for 2012 on May 15th ... so be VERY careful when beginning new projects that involve money - especially lots of it !!!
But for now, I think it would be safe to say - LADIES & AND GENTLEMEN ... START YOUR ENGINES !!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


PLUTO !!! ... the planet that has the energy to enable us with the capacity of self-transformation and self-renewal stationed retrograde today, 4/10, at 12:21 PM EDT at 9 degrees of Capricorn ... Pluto has been slowing down to retrograde technically since the end of February at 9 degrees of Capricorn ... while in Capricorn we can expect deep-reaching transformation of the social order and laws, corporate structures and in the areas of personal responsibility, fulfillment of duties, and general awakening as to personal destiny ... we might also expect some changes in the geographical structure of the earth as well - noticed the increased frequency of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions since Pluto entered Capricorn ???

This Pluto retrograde has a "duality of its purpose" as it did last year ... being in Capricorn, that means Pluto is working with Saturn energy as Saturn is the planetary ruler of Capricorn ... currently Saturn is also in a retrograde journey in the sign of Libra ... so in addition to the aforementioned areas where change might occur while Pluto retrogrades in Capricorn, there will certainly be issues with partnerships/relationships both public and private ( all ruled by Libra), money, and personal values - a lot to deal with !!!

Scorpio born individuals this is your yearly period of review and analysis of what is transpiring in your life and especially what has transpired in your life since September 16th of last year that is urging you to transform and regenerate some aspect of your life - in other words, where MUST change take place ??? ... also remember if you have a Scorpio Moon or Ascendant you may be more sensitive to the retrograde period as well - Moon people through emotional issues and Ascendant people through issues of how you project yourself out into the world ... also if you know which house in your natal chart Pluto is currently transiting through, that "stage" where life plays out will produce some interesting and possibly challenging energy ... I have also been told several times that when an outer planet - Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - shifts directions - a slightly increased number of "souls" tend to leave the planet ... something to possibly watch especially at the very beginning of the retrograde period and at the end ...

Capricorn born individuals, this can also be a very intense period for you as well since Pluto is transiting through your birth sign ... and Cancer born individuals may feel the "heat" as well since Pluto is transiting the sign opposite your birth sign making what is often a challenging aspect to your natal Sun placement ...

Pluto naturally rules the elimination and reproduction systems of the body so there could be issues there ... maybe, maybe not ... Pluto is also the natural ruler of the 8th house - which includes the support you receive from other people including financial, moral, spiritual and physical ... it addresses legacies, trusts, wills, taxes, insurance matters and lets not forget "secrets", sex, spiritual and physical regeneration, psychological rebirth and degeneration and death - not necessarily actual physical though .... also occult matters, sleep, deep research, investigation, hidden assets - including the assets of partners and alimony .. and finally, surgery ... needless to say that any of these areas are fair game during the Pluto retrograde ...

Pluto is an outer planet and its energy is directed towards not only personal but generational transformation, so it makes this a time for everyone to step back and review how each one of us is contributing to the future and evolution of mankind and the Earth, or perhaps how we are working towards destroying it ... it’s important to become more conscious of how we individually and collectively impact the Earth and our fellow human beings ... and not to forget Mars is still retrograde until the 13th so with both these intense energies being turned inward who knows what could happen !!!

Pluto remains retrograde until September 17th/18th depending on the time zone in which you live ... as the planet of upheaval, transformation, destruction and rebirth, Pluto retrograde certainly has the potential to shake things up ... and one thing is absolutely for sure where Pluto is involved - THERE WILL BE CHANGE !!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Mercury completed its first retrograde journey for 2012 yesterday, 4/4, and stationed back into direct motion at 6:11 AM EDT - do I hear a BIG SIGH OF RELIEF out there ??? ... time to ease back into the forward swing of things on all levels ... over the next few days to the next few weeks or even months, there may be some "a-ha" lights coming on in regard to decisions made during the retrograde period from 3/12 through yesterday 4/4 and possibly as far back as 2/27 when Mercury entered its shadow point - the point where it would come out of the retrograde journey yesterday which was at 23 degrees of Pisces ... or did issues and complications or questioning arise in regards to things done during the last retrograde period from 11/23-24 through December 13th ??? ... or maybe even as far back as the retrograde period from 8/2 - 8/26 ???

The recurring question we may find ourselves asking is "WHY" ??????? ...What actions did you take or were taken against you that you may now be regretting or simply wondering why you chose to do or were the victim of that particular course of action, and why didn't you or the other person wait a little longer or are simply now trying to figure out why it happened ???? .... did you make any major purchases - homes, cars, electronics - that now don't seem like the best thought out course of action ??? ... there could be problems regarding any purchases made with anything where electrical energy and/or computers were involved .... relationships may have come to an end - some needed to and others may have jumped the gun and you are now wondering, or will be, why did I do that or end things at this point ... and how many of you got married - oopsie !!! ... all of these scenarios are possible as the energy of a Mercury retrograde is one where communications and mental energy is going "backwards" ...

Mercury began its retrograde journey in Aries so were there any issues concerning making new starts ... it was NOT the time to make vast sweeping changes - especially as Aries is ruled by Mars which is currently retrograde in the sign of Virgo which is ruled by Mercury ... get the picture ??? ... rather one should have kept an eye open for possibilities that could prove more satisfying once the energy returned back to direct motion ...

While Mercury was retrograding through Aries to begin with, were there any issues regarding your personality, natural disposition, your individuality, the way you express yourself, the way you want others to see you, the way others actually see you, the way in which you package and market yourself, your physical body, your health, issues from early childhood years not dealt with, your approach to life, your worldly outlook, your appearance, as well as the beginnings of all new enterprises ... Since Aries is ruled by Mars, were there issues in regards to your assertiveness, competitiveness, surgery and operations, accidents, inflammations, cuts, burns, violence and anger management issues ...  How about when Mercury was last retrograde in Aries March/April of 2011 … think back and see if you can remember what was going on in your life … did anything resurface this time ???

Then on March 23rd, the focus shifted somewhat as Mercury returned to the sign of Pisces for the completion of its retrograde journey ... did anyone begin to rethink old habit patterns and how they emotionally respond to life’s challenges ... As Pisces is ruled by Neptune the planet of illusion, delusion, the spiritual and enlightenment, did our minds to become distracted either by constant confusion and misunderstandings, already a given in a Mercury retrograde, or strongly drawn to our intuitive abilities and the pursuit of the "ideal" ... as Pisces, whose planetary ruler is Neptune, naturally rules the 12th house, were there issues regarding dealing with your inner strengths and weaknesses; endings on some level of our lives; places of confinement - jails, hospitals or mental institutions; the desire to withdraw to places of solitude so we could quietly reflect on life and where you are heading; your frustrations; inner consciousness and the subconscious mind; charitable endeavors; was anyone  inspired having an aptitude for art, music, dancing or writing; or maybe perhaps had to deal with actions that could ultimately result on your own self-undoing ???

And lets not forget health issues in general as Mercury naturally rules the 6th house of Health and combined with the Mars retrograde in Virgo, the sign ruling the 6th house of Health which is also ruled by Mercury ... I personally experienced them and knew quite a few people who had to have abdominal surgery or very bad respiratory problems and problems with the lungs in general !!! 

Now there may be a few instances where nothing really major happened but rather only minor annoyances ... those born roughly between March 12th and March 28th may have been impacted in some special way as Retrograde Mercury passed backwards over their natal Sun placement ... Gemini and Virgo born your first period of review and reflection for 2012 has concluded - time to start busting a move once again which you like to do anyway don't you  ??? .... also, anyone making new beginnings and signing contracts during the retrograde period may find they do not not pan out in the end as the energy simply won't be supported or something important may have been overlooked ... new jobs begun or accepted during the retrograde period may not prove to be what they were supposed to be or completely fall apart down the road ...

Mercury turned direct yesterday at 23 degrees of Pisces and will complete its transit through the sign of Pisces on April 16th... below is a reminder of what the energy of the transit of Mercury through Pisces may produce :

With Mercury in Pisces the thinking and communicating will be greatly influenced by and through our emotions as Pisces is a water sign, so the mind and tongue will tend to be sensitive and intuitive with a large dose of compassion thrown in ... one will often express their intelligence sympathetically ... if one feels safe they can be talkative and very sociable, but if not they will clam up rather fast ... this energy gives one a poetic expression or ones language may be lovely and engaging ... communication here is made idealistically, imaginatively or perhaps evasively ... frequently one can make communications with other people on a non-verbal level, and one may be psychically or spiritually tuned in ... one can uplift others through their thinking and/or communicating ... often there is a wonderfully creative imagination and beauty can be created with either the mind or with ones hands ... interests are usually geared toward areas that are inspirational such as art, nature or the spirit ... one could be inclined towards fantasy, evasion, avoidance or denial if what is perceived does not match ones inner ideals ... the phrase "what if ???" may frequently cloud the reasoning process with this energy ... overall, one can be quite flexible in their thinking, have a wholistic approach, or even have a natural talent for synthesizing and seeing the whole of any situation ... sometimes the energy of Mercury in Pisces can produce the image of the absentminded professor ... one must also take extra care here as Pisces, which is ruled by Neptune the planet of illusion and escapism, can lure one to escape "mental" reality through drugs and alcohol !!!

The essence of Mercury in Pisces is thinking through accepting ... the poetic mind ... the dreamer of dreams ... the mind is very sensitive under this energy and it can absorb as much information as, if not more than, it learns ... sometimes thoughts and notions will appear to have come from "somewhere else" which will cause doubt in their truth and thus eventually lead to a form of mental exhaustion as a result of resisting cerebral sensitivity and reasoning ... even though this is more the mind of the poet rather than the technician, one is still able to "dream up" both scientific and artistic visions ... here the mind thinks in pictures and one can richly profit by drawing from ones dream life ... it is highly suggested to keep a dream journal - you may be surprised how creatively and divinely inspiring your dreams become!!! ... with Mercury in Pisces there is the ability to be in touch mentally with the Collective Unconscious and navigate the vast sea of all the thoughts and feelings that ever were or ever will be ... it is wise to accept and to understand the channel-like quality of ones mind here and to always give expression to what is coming through ... the energy of Mercury in Pisces can be expressed the following ways:

POSITIVE: imaginative, sensitive mind, visually aware, artistic, obliging, psychic, good instincts, receptive, humorous, versatile, good mimic, highly perceptive, philosophical, dreamer, good long-term memory, accepting, refined mind, contemplative, gentle, sympathetic

NEGATIVE: suspicious, evasive, easily freaked out, lazy, easily swayed, irrational, fearful, gullible, obscure, vague, uncommunicative, absent-minded, bad short-term memory, elusive, weak-minded, slow, wimpish, at a loss for words, seeing things

Mercury in Pisces encourages one to know that what one lacks in knowledge one makes up for in understanding - so take your time ... you have the power to choose what you take "on board" and its up to you to discover how to use it ... use your imagination in a creative fashion instead of becoming a victim of it !!!

Mercury remains in direct motion until July 14th - the beginning of its second retrograde journey for 2012 which will take place completely in the sign of Leo !!! ... and while there is certainly cause for celebration now that Mercury has stationed back into direct motion, we must remember that Mars is still retrograde until April 13th, and yet another personal planet, Venus, is set to begin its retrograde journey for 2012 on May 15th ... SIGH/GROAN/SIGH/GROAN, etc. ... Mercury will return to full speed and exit the retrograde zone on April 23rd when it reaches 6 degrees of Aries which is where it began its retrograde journey this time ... but for now, it is time to begin cautiously once again to start moving onward and upward !!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Venus - the planet of love, affection, attraction, beauty, happiness, value and values, indulgence, superficiality, social and artistic expression, and harmony - began its transit through the sign of Gemini yesterday morning, 4/3, at 11:18 AM EDT ... being an air sign, Gemini encourages Venus to move about and here variety is indeed the spice of life which includes objects, foods, experiences, and PEOPLE !!! ... this Venus is both lighthearted and emotionally objective ... Venus in Gemini really likes intellectual stimulation as much as romance ... there is a tendency towards a lack of commitment as Gemini makes Venus way too lighthearted to remain in one place for too long and can cause it to be very flirty ... often there is literary talent along with a love of language as well as sociability ... it enjoys mental stimulation as well as learning ... there is a pronounced casual air in relating to people ... this Venus just loves good ideas ... affection is expressed playfully, youthfully, verbally and lightheartedly ... the handling of money and possessions is usually objective and logical ... this Venus wants good communications and intellectual give-and-take in love relationships ... flirting and engaging in superficial relationships could occur due to the desire for a lot of variety and new stimulation as well as a desire to keep things cool and steer clear of too much emotional intensity ... intelligence and quick wit is highly attractive here ... this Venus enjoys being amused and entertained, otherwise there will be the tendency to look over ones shoulder at whoever is passing by ... Venus in Gemini is frequently drawn towards younger partners ...

The essence of Venus in Gemini is loving through communicating ... a sparkling personality ... there is a strong desire here to prevent stagnation and maintain fluidity so if you fall in love under this energy blindly expecting security and predictability you could be in for great disappointment ... Venus in Gemini is a budding love rather than love in full bloom so it has to be allowed to develop ... loving through communicating means letting the one you love know it rather than sitting on your feelings ... this Venus likes to get around - it is said that sexual or family ties are your "heart", but it is the diversity of social relationships that are the "lungs" which breathe life into your very being ... being a sign of duality, Gemini will cause Venus to be more aware of what it wants than what it thinks it wants ... it is most likely that under this energy one will only attract what it truly desires ... the energy of Venus in Gemini can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: amusing and friendly, cooly affectionate, light-hearted, emotionally objective, socially at ease, emotionally buoyant, stimulating company, lively conversationalist, ear to the ground, good-humoured, expressive, agile and witty, socially adaptable, emotionally flexible, well-connected, charming, courteous, tactful, co-operative

NEGATIVE: overly flirtatious, flippant and flighty, makes light of others feelings, emotionally distant, social butterfly, superficial values, lack of commitment, meaningless banter, shallow gossip, empty gestures, verbose, restless and fickle, double standards, inconsistent partner, social opportunist, insincere, easy come - easy go

Gemini born individuals, this is your time to "glow" and become more "attractive" ... as always, you should seek out and ask for what you want - you just might get it !!

Venus remains in the sign of Gemini until - WAIT FOR IT - AUGUST 7TH - yes, you read correctly and you most certainly know why by now ... this is the sign Venus will take its RETROGRADE journey in this year beginning on May 15th ... another personal planetary retrograde period - UGH !!! ... for the time being though, we all should trust in our natural wit and appeal ... try listening to your heart rather than your own and other peoples voices ... others will appreciate you if you truly appreciate them ... expressing your feelings verbally will open new doors both socially and emotionally ... get out there and experience the reality of variety truly being the spice of life - you'll "LOVE" it !!!