September 1st sees the second of three conjunctions between Venus and Mars this year. The first conjunction (February 21st or 22nd at 1 degree Aries) suggested a new beginning where actions (Mars) united with wants (Venus). The upcoming conjunction (at 14 degrees Leo) features Venus Rx, indicating that this will be an evaluation of what began in February. In the sign of Leo, the evaluation will focus on self-empowerment. As Venus stations direct on September 6th, evaluation time will be over and potentials will unfold accordingly.
The final conjunction will take place on November 2nd, at 24 degrees Virgo, effectively wrapping up one Venus/Mars cycle. Whenever these two meet, desires are externalized. What actions do you take to get what you want? The question can apply to relationships, self-esteem, money or creative goals. An effective union between Venus and Mars can manifest something special. A union that’s misdirected can manifest something that feels wrong, or can actually drive away what you’re trying to attract.
Venus Rx/Mars in your sector of self-expression, underlining a situation where it’s essential that you just be yourself. This is about accessing your creativity, talent or ultimate desire. It could be a moment of achievement/celebration, or a moment when you are compelled to examine the value of something. Back in February, the first Venus/Mars conjunction in your sign lit the fire, and now you’re seeing what’s developed. New romance, artistic work or children are important themes.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll capitalize on what’s been successful, or cut your losses and move in a better direction. Venus direct is about what has maximum appeal to you, and what puts you in the best possible light. No excuses or settling for leftovers.
Ask yourself: do my actions make me look good, and are they a direct route to what I really want?
Venus Rx/Mars in your domestic sector turn your attention to your most personal desires. Making things better at home, with family, or in your personal life, will be themes. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your hidden sector suggested that something in the background was taking shape, and now you’re examining the physical manifestation and deciding whether or not it feels right. Home improvements, a home business, a new relationship or changes to your family are possibilities.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll move forward with home/family/relationship issues, or you may decide that this isn’t working for you after all. If it doesn’t feel right, it’s not worth it. If these developments feel like they’ve always been part of your life (even if they’re new) then you’re on the right track.
Ask yourself: do my actions increase my/my family’s personal security?
Venus Rx/Mars in your communication sector see you making the most of your natural talents: assertive wit, verbal fluency or flirtatious exchanges. As the give and take of information pauses (but intensifies) you’ll be examining a particular relationship, topic of conversation or idea to see if there’s more to it. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your social sector first drew your attention to a person, group or public opportunity, and now you’re examining its potential for further growth. New attractions/attractions from the past, lucrative introductions or selling your ideas are important themes.
As Venus stations direct, it will be time for a “Yes” or “No.” Something/someone with potential will respond easily and positively to your words. If you’re meant to look in a different direction, the potential or urge will quickly evaporate.
Ask yourself: do I communicate exactly what I want, and do my choices benefit me?
Venus Rx/Mars in your sector of security hi-light a time of emotional or financial ripening. What you need to do in order to develop your personal resources is the theme, with a closer look at new income potentials or relationship satisfaction. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your career sector was the spark that opened your eyes to advancement, increased status or a new career potential. Now, you’re looking at how those big-picture goals are working for you on a personal level. You may see the results of a rate increase, new job or change in your external status. Feeling of self-worth will be directly tied to your actions.
As Venus stations direct, you can move forward and attract even more (money, security, happiness) or you may need to adjust your focus. Feelings of dissatisfaction, neediness or anger (I’m not getting what I deserve) are signs that a change is in order.
Ask yourself: do my actions increase or undermine my core values and self-esteem?
Venus Rx/Mars in your sign gives you extra passion, charisma, magnetism and confidence. There’s something/someone you want, and you have the tools to make it happen. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your sector of opportunities introduced you to a new and exciting potential that called for step beyond what you were accustomed to. Now, you’re seeing the results of that risk. Or, you’re feeling that the time is ripe to just go for it. It’s all about what you want and what works best for you. A relationship, career/financial opportunity, new project, public launch or makeover are some areas where this energy could play out. In some cases, Venus Rx may be urging you to think twice about what you’ve gotten yourself into; if something dulls your shine, it’s not for you.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll move ahead. Whether you’re moving with someone, or alone, rest assured that this chapter has put you in the best spot to make the most of what you have.
Ask yourself: am I attracting what I deserve?
Venus Rx/Mars in your hidden sector are spotlighting an ambition or desire that’s deeply rooted. There’s a quiet sense of knowing around this; no question about what you want, but perhaps a question about how to fully manifest it. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your sector of shared resources started things off with an intense attraction, desire for greater intimacy or need for financial independence. A secret attraction may also be a theme.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll have more information on where you’re going with this. In some cases, this could mean saying goodbye to a passion that’s simply not good for you. Either way, you’re being asked to hone in on what makes you truly happy. The only sacrifice you should have to make is the release of what was never yours to begin with. Watch for the November Venus/Mars conjunction (in your sign) for the final chapter of this story.
Ask yourself: do my desires lift me up, or are they part of a habitual pattern of self-undoing?
Venus Rx/Mars in your social sector make your path forward very public and obvious. Watch for a fated meeting with a special someone who opens a door to the future. Too, you may be introduced to a new group, social cause or group activity that shines a light on your talents. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your relationship was a hint about what was to come (especially if romance was involved). Romantic or platonic, your interactions with others are the focus, including what you give and get in return. In some cases, you may see that greater value lies elsewhere.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll feel increased momentum in your social life, as a relationship, your public image, or a public launch, moves towards the future. This can be a time of social recognition for you, provided you’ve positioned yourself in a place where your desires are honoured. Delays in social activities/decisions can also be cleared up at this time.
Ask yourself: what is the energy exchange like between myself and others?
Venus/Mars in your career sector can trigger an important shift in your career path, future ambitions or relationship with management. Too, a work relationship can shift from romantic to platonic, or vice versa. This can be your moment to reap the rewards from the February Venus/Mars conjunction in your sector of routine; what began on a small scale can now fill your horizon with success, provided you’ve done the necessary work and paid attention to the details. Your professional reputation is in the spotlight.
As Venus stations direct, you’ll either take this potential all the way, or find that it’s not right for you. Key issues will be your vision of the future aligned/misaligned with a career area or relationship. If everything clicks, it should be full steam ahead (job offer, relationship moving to the next level, lucrative contract, etc)
Ask yourself: are my actions today aligning me with the future I want?
Venus Rx/Mars in your opportunities sector can introduce new potentials in the areas of long distance travel, long distance romance, education, publishing or legal matters. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your sector of self-expression may have grabbed someone’s attention, and now you’re looking at how far you can run with it. This is a “take the risk” influence, with wide open possibilities (although Venus Rx may delay certain developments).
As Venus stations direct, all limits will be lifted and you can accelerate. If what’s promised doesn’t work out, there’s still tons of room for something expansive to launch you into brand new territory.
Ask yourself: where do I want to go with this?
Venus Rx/Mars in your sector of shared resources can intensify an intimate connection, or intensify your thoughts about it. Passion is no longer enough; you want to know where it’s going. Too, these energies can see you looking closely at a financial opportunity involving debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your domestic sector may have planted the seeds with a family/domestic partner, or the urge to improve things at home. Now, you’re investigating the full possibilities and seeing how far you can push things.
Once Venus stations direct, watch for a breakthrough, as actions have profound consequences. Too, someone else may be pressuring you, and this could be the time where you decide to give it all, or walk away.
Ask yourself: what are the deeper implications of my actions?
Venus Rx/Mars in your relationship sector can hi-light an intense new attraction (or a reconnection from the past). Too, competition can be intensified as you find yourself stepping up your game. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your communication sector lit the fire with an intriguing message, contact or introduction. Now, you’re seeing if what was hinted at has any substance.
Once Venus stations direct, the potential will move forward or fade from your life. Some connections are only meant to be catalysts that alert you to what you’ve been missing. Then again, some connections are meant to grow into something wonderful.
Ask yourself: what do other people’s responses tell me about my actions?
Venus Rx/Mars in your sector of routine see you focused on doing the absolute best for yourself, in a work or health context. The February Venus/Mars conjunction in your security sector may have triggered a financial or emotional opportunity, and now you’re looking at how to make it work in your daily life. Fine tuning of health routines, medical issues or co-worker relationships are themes. Too, an obligation to someone else could be up for review. Energy leaks and weak spots in your self-care can be uncovered.
As Venus stations direct, it will be launch time for a new exercise/diet/organization regime, or an overhaul of what you put into your work life. This influence can have immediate, concrete results that are totally dependent on how you take care of yourself.
Ask yourself: do my actions support myself, thus enabling me to give my best to others?