Venus’ Cancer ingress on July 31st puts relationships, finances and self-esteem through the filter of protective care, neediness and empathy. Love is mixed with mothering, wants and needs blend together. Being vulnerable can attract others, for better or worse. This is one of the most personal transits for Venus - everything becomes ultra-sensitive.
August 3rd features Uranus’ Rx station, which can lead to focused areas of disruption, or intensified breaks from the past. Or, if Uranus is backing away from a sensitive spot in your chart, this could be a temporary reprieve from disruption. It’s the last retrograde before Uranus enters Taurus (May 15th, 2018).
August 4th brings another final influence - the last of three Jupiter/Pluto squares (in Libra/Capricorn). Exaggerated displays of power, or massive leaps of faith, are themes. So are fanaticism and huge opportunity. It all depends on how you play this. It will be tempting to push a situation past its limit, especially if things look good (Jupiter). But the resulting imbalance can overwhelm you. Don't push (Pluto) your luck (Jupiter). You may be able to achieve more by holding back just a bit.
Venus into your domestic sector can increase the flow of love, nostalgia and sensitivity around family issues. Who you love (or loved) and where you’re most vulnerable will make for an emotional mix. Good for connecting with those closest to you or creating a beautiful home environment that meets all you needs. If you’d rather go it alone, this can be a time of pleasant withdrawal where you focus on what makes you happy.
Uranus Rx in your sign can intensify feelings of restlessness, dissatisfaction or excitement. Invalid rules/ties to the past will be shaken. Any changes that you’ve been putting off will become unavoidable. Before you can keep moving forward, you’ll have to take a step back and cut the last cord that’s binding you.
Jupiter/Pluto can exaggerate power plays or competition in a personal or business relationship. An imbalance between you and another could become quite obvious, as one person pushes the other. A successful leap forward is also a possibility, in the guise of a professional coup or romantic achievement. But watch out for the all-or-nothing approach - compromise can be lost in the rush forward.
Venus into your communication sector increases your awareness of sweet words and sensitive insights. You can connect with others on an empathetic and/or flirtatious level - personal remarks/compliments can make you very appealing. Too, your thoughts could be dominated by nostalgia or a past love.
Uranus Rx in your hidden sector may function below your conscious awareness, but know that a critical ending is in the works. Uranus has been preparing you (on a background level) for its big shake up- the entrance to your sign on May 15th, 2018. That date may seem to be a while away, but it’s less than one year. And this will be the last retrograde Uranus makes before it enters your sign. This is the last chance to go back and cut any remaining ties with outdated situations, including escapist habits or a fantasy that you’ve been retreating to.
Jupiter/Pluto can increase your workload in the form of a new job, or more tasks on the job. Daily routines and health could reach a point where you have to correct an imbalance - you want to do more, but if you’ve been pushing too hard (or conversely, not dealing with your obligations) you could reach a crisis point. Consider what you have to do versus what you can do. Then, prioritize. A successful improvement/solution is possible, if you maintain your perspective. Avoid the temptation to overdo it, even if you feel like your energies/amazing ideas are limitless.
Venus into your sector of personal resources can help you attract financial opportunities, or situations that boost your self-esteem. This is a self-indulgent influence, in the best possible way. Self-nurturing and increased awareness of what makes you happy will be emphasized. A wonderful combination of want and need.
Uranus Rx in your social sector may intensify changes/disruptions with friends, groups or your connection to the public. A key relationship or group affiliation may suddenly shift or end, as you revisit an issue. It may be time for a second look at a new activity or association. For some, public changes may temporarily pause - use the time to catch your breath, but know that it’s not over.
Jupiter/Pluto can increase your urge to spend, express yourself or lose yourself in a new attraction/amusement. There is a risk of overdoing it, although the urge will be tempting. Creative or romantic success is possible, but stay aware of deeper motivations, including the urge for control. Gaining attention/appreciation may be another powerful factor - consider how far you’re willing to go to get what you want. Is it worth it and can you afford it?
Venus into your sign can increase your desire to love, give and nurture. And these attributes will attract others to you. The more you open up, the more attention you’ll attract, and it won’t all be romantic. Others may simply be drawn to your warm, inviting vibe. Also excellent for boosting self-esteem through self-care.
Uranus Rx in your career sector can see you revisiting a change of future goals - is this really what you want? If you’ve been ignoring the undeniable fact that it’s time for a change in your professional life, this influence could take you back to an issue you thought was over. Changes may be beyond your control, but know that they are still necessary. In some cases, if you’ve been in the midst of shakeup, the pace may temporarily slow, allowing you to take stock of your new path and new future.
Jupiter/Pluto can bring positive progress at home and/or with a domestic relationship. A relocation (to a bigger home?) home business or next chapter of a relationship can be expansive and exciting, but one person may struggle to call all the shots. Successful advancement is possible - you and another can end up in a better place. But if you want to arrive there on the same page, be aware of power imbalances. A financial imbalance (one partner is the breadwinner) may be unavoidable, but you can still temper your reactions.
Venus into your hidden sector can activate a hidden attraction/desire, or, it may encourage you to focus on a private love or area of self-nurturing. What matters to you, and only you, will be the theme. Too, you could be looking at how happy you are when you’re alone (by choice or circumstance).
Uranus Rx in your sector of opportunities can see you reviewing changes involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Events/disruptions can hit suddenly, especially if a change has been in the works for awhile. Too, this could be about you finally deciding to take that risk, or jump into the unknown.
Jupiter/Pluto can deliver big statements, promises or declarations. Work or health matters may be involved, as an optimistic idea takes shape. For some, new information about work/health can have an impact that pushes you to make tremendous changes (or a complete overhaul of your daily routine). You could feel overwhelmed, even if the changes are positive. If you’re implementing a plan, make sure your all-or-nothing attitude doesn’t create serious imbalances - some enthusiastic ideas may be better in theory than practice.
Venus into your social sector hi-lights close friendships, nurturing group activities and forming a more personal connection with the public. You can attract others through your urge to help or offer comfort. Connections may be unusually emotional, as empathy and relatable experiences connect you to strangers.
Uranus Rx in your sector of shared resources can dig up buried issues involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. A change has been brewing beneath the surface for awhile, and now it may break out with one, last surprising push. If you’ve been ignoring uncomfortable issues, you may not be able to hide them any longer. This in an intensified purging/renewal influence.
Jupiter/Pluto can increase the urge to spend big or push for satisfaction/attention. You want it, and you want it all. Will you get it? Well, there can be a reward in the form of more money, romance or a self-esteem boosting event. But it will just as easy to spend too much or demand too much. In order to capitalize on this influence’s positive potential, pull back on your expectations just a bit, and keep an eye on your bank account. Consider what you feel you “must have” and then try to temper that intensity.
Venus into your career sector can improve relationships with management, or boost your ability to attract attention/approval for your professional skills. The key will be making an empathetic connection with others, even in a professional context. This influence can help you make smart, emotional connections by appealing to what others want. In some cases, the lines between personal and professional can blur.
Uranus Rx in your relationship sector can take you back to a previous issue. If change/freedom for one or both partners is an issue, events can hit suddenly and create ruptures. You may feel unbalanced, but if you’re being honest, this has been brewing for some time. The key to successfully handling a Uranus transit is to roll with the changes - don’t try to hang onto something that’s already done. For some, a partner from the past can make a sudden reappearance.
Jupiter in your sign square Pluto can amplify your desire to make big changes in your life. A new lifestyle, relocation, home business or overhaul of your relationship status may be featured, along with your sense that something bigger and better is in front of you. Positive improvements (or a big win) are strong possibilities, but so is the risk of going to extremes. No matter what develops, know that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Moderation is ok - leave some room for alternative developments.
Venus into your sector of opportunities opens up something promising in the areas of long-distance travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing. An issue (or person) that captures your heart may appear on the horizon. Taking some emotional risks or nurturing a brand new (and unusual) area of life are also possibilities.
Uranus Rx in your sector of routine can put certain health or work changes on pause, allowing you to gather your strength and organize your thoughts. Or, a previous issue could be revisited, this time with intensity that finally shakes you loose from an unproductive situation, routine or lifestyle. If an improvement is needed, it will become unavoidable. For some, there could be an abrupt change in the workplace or daily routines.
Jupiter/Pluto suggests a background issue that’s growing in significance cantrigger some powerful statements. A big hope could be revealed, or a dramatic announcement with much more going on behind the scenes. A potent solution, last-minute reprieve or plan for success are possibilities, if you tune into your intuition and avoid exaggerated statements.
Venus into your sector of shared resources can sweeten intimate moments - allowing yourself to be vulnerable can attract trust and empathy from a partner. Too, this influence can bring a nice gift in the areas of debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances. However, there’s also a risk of allowing emotions to overrule logic, and spending more than you can afford.
Uranus Rx in your sector of self-expression can intensify your urge to perform, grab attention or break out of a situation where you’ve been denied appreciation, romance or fun. In some cases, an on/off romance may start up again, or take an unexpected turn. Issues with children/pregnancy can take you by surprise, even if you’ve been waiting forsomething to happen.
Jupiter/Pluto suggests a financial bonus or opportunity for a significant new source of income. Friends, groups and your public connections can be sources of prosperity, especially if you’re selling or promoting. However, be wary of pushing too hard - you can alienate others with your overly enthusiastic insistence. In some cases, there may be a struggle for power that involves your public reputation. You should come out ahead, as long as you avoid going over-the-top. Exaggerated public displays may work in your favour, but could also make you look ridiculous or power hungry.
Venus into your relationship sector suggests quality time with a partner, or the introduction of a caring new relationship (with some parental undertones). In all cases, attraction will increase with your willingness to open up and show your sensitive side. Love is enhanced through mutual care and empathy.
Uranus Rx in your domestic sector can trigger the last part of ongoing domestic/family changes, as you revisit an issue from the past. An intensified push to break away from what was might be featured. Watch for domestic disruptions, or an unexpected relocation/repair.
Jupiter in your career sector squares Pluto Rx in your sign, signifying the final push for success, a new job or advancement in your existing job. You may be feeling optimistic about your chances to get ahead, and you’ve certainly got drive and ambition on your side. If you’ve been struggling with someone in authority, or attempting to secure a favourable position, there could be a win for you. However, use caution when exercising power- be aware of the chain of command.
Venus into your sector of routine can enhance self-care, especially with food issues. It may be time to slow down and treat yourself with love and appreciation. You may have to protect your personal time, health or routines. On the other hand, there may be new obligations to care for someone else.
Uranus Rx in your communication sector can bring up a previous surprising idea or abrupt conversation. You may be revisiting old issues, but this time, there will be a focus on coming out with the truth or facing the clarity that’s delivered. Too, you may be compelled to finally speak up about something. Conversations with siblings may be featured.
Jupiter/Pluto presents a final attempt for the big dream, relocation or new area of interest. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing may be areas where a background/private issue compels you to reach further. There could be an achievement (graduation, legal win) but watch out for background power plays or unconscious issues that dominate the proceedings.
Venus into your sector of self-expression can increase the flow of good feelings, flirtations, creativity and self-indulgence. Emotions will be high and (for the most part) happy. The more you give, the more favourable attention you’ll attract.
Uranus Rx in your sector of personal resources can remind you why changing your source of income or spending habits is a must-do. Hanging on to old ways of achieving security (emotionally or financially) will increase the severity of the disruption. Too, this could be your final attempt to embrace a new way of earning money, perhaps by working for yourself. In some cases, ongoing insecurities and disruptions can temporarily ease up. Don’t get complacent, because the changes aren’t over.
Jupiter/Pluto can mark the final stage in an ongoing attempt to pay off a debt or deal with tax issues/joint finances. There could be a payout for you, or financial compensation. Physical/emotional intimacy with a partner could change dramatically, as one or both of you take a leap of faith. In some cases, an overwhelming debt or psychological issue could reach a crisis point.