You can safely let the tensions of the week go. It seems like people around you were feeling a bit revved up and expressive at the same time, and their reactions may have left you feeling some shade of insecure. Or rather, they may have affirmed certain pre-existing insecurities you’ve been experiencing, which in turn date back to old material.
Today when Venus enters Libra — the sign of relationships and balance — it opposes the object Salacia in Aries. Although oppositions are often confrontations, they can also be negotiations — or even dances. In myth, Salacia was a goddess of calm seas who, after hiding, willingly married Neptune — after he sent a dolphin to speak to her on his behalf.
Venus has two astrological dominions where its expression as love, among other attributes, is potentially strongest: Taurus and Libra. Today (Friday the 13th) Len Wallick takes a look at what Venus entering Libra tomorrow can plausibly be made to mean – provided you choose to participate with, rather than separate from, the brightest planet in our sky.
You can take a vacation this month without taking a day off of work, buying an airplane ticket, or putting more than 25 miles on your car. You’re in one of those cosmic nanophases where you find things; where they find you; where you just bump into what you want and need. None of this is an accident.
Integrity is a word that’s used a lot these days, yet its meaning in context can vary significantly. In part, it’s about knowing your own values, and being secure enough in yourself that you stand by them, even when challenged. Then again, some forms of integrity require you to participate in exchanges and intimacies with others, to show a certain amount of trust, and to be open and sensitive.
Today I’ve got some news for you about Jupiter in Scorpio, a one-year transit that began this week. But first, I have a call to action. The world is in crisis. We are seeing the effects of global warming manifest before our eyes: as successive hurricanes pounding coastlines and inland areas; as rising sea levels; as droughts followed by massive fires that are brought on by complex groups of conditions that all come back to the planet heating up.
As movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is fired by his own company and more women come forward accusing him harassment, sexual assault and rape, Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology at Colorado College, talks about her “petrifying” encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 1984, when she was an aspiring actress.
If you’ve been feeling a need for some energy to shift, you’re in luck. This week sees two major planets changing signs: Jupiter left Libra and entered Scorpio on Tuesday; and on Saturday, Venus will exit Virgo and enter one of its ‘home’ signs, Libra. Amanda Painter considers how these shifts might manifest, and how they might influence other weekend astrology.
Last quarter Moons are usually considered a time of wrapping up. This is when the last burst of action takes place before the last loose ends are tied, in preparation for the new cycle to begin. Accompanying aspects involving Mars suggest that there is an unusually generous opportunity, in particular, to undo or redo something that didn’t pan out as expected.