Venus in Gemini Dances with Chiron and Juno
On April 24th, Venus enters Gemini. Relationship, money and self-esteem issues become lighter, quicker and a bit more complicated. There are always more layers with Gemini - keeping an open mind and having a Plan B is essential. This is a communicative sign, so questions and discussions are the keys to attraction.
Venus makes a harmonious sextile with Chiron in Aries (on April 24th). Juno (partnership agreements) enters Aries on April 28th and conjoins Chiron on April 29th, suggesting new (Aries) partnership issues that trigger wounds. There may be pain/insecurity about fidelity, freedom or assertiveness, and how the written/unwritten understanding between two people encompasses this. A new partnership can also trigger healing, but the painful stuff will have to be confronted, first.
Although Venus will be moving away from Chiron when Juno joins the party, I’ve interpreted the sextile to include Juno. So we have Venus in Gemini to the rescue - wit, charm and a light touch can smooth any rough edges, and assuage hurt feelings. This is not about making a mockery of the situation, but there will be a benefit to adaptation- staying open to more than one option and shifting your approach to maintain harmony.
The Final Mercury/Saturn Square
On April 25th, Mercury in Aries makes its third and final square to Saturn. Mercury first squared Saturn on March 11th, then again (when Mercury was Rx) on April 4th. Now, with Saturn Rx, the final square will confront you with the same frustration, block or argument that’s been limiting your words or decisions. But this is the final square, so you can walk away from this. However, it’s not wise to ignore Saturn’s limits - there is a responsibility or rule that you must obey. The limits are meant to focus your attention on what must be communicated. In some cases, this final square could mark your delivery of work, proof or a pressing answer.
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars conjoins Pluto on April 26th, at 21 degrees Capricorn. This aspect unites unconscious impulses and the desire for power with external action and/or anger (Mars). It can be destructive if you’re not aware of what’s driving your actions (for example, repressed anger or violence erupts). It can also be transformative and successful, if you focus your energy in a healthy direction. Capricorn can help with the focus, if you play by the rules even as you surreptitiously change a few parameters or goals. You can accomplish so much with this one, and the changes will be permanent. Mars/Pluto usually involves an active purge, and the “death” leads to a rebirth.
This is a new chapter, and we can map the cycle back to October 19th, 2016 (the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction at 15 degrees Capricorn). What’s happened in the Capricorn area of your chart, between October 2016 and now?
Full Moon in Scorpio
The April 29th Full Moon (9 deg Scorpio) squares the South Node in Aquarius and the North Node in Leo, which conjoins Ceres (nurturing, loss) in Leo on April 30th. A square to the Nodes is a sticky issue that must be resolved before you can progress from the South Node (the past) to the North Node (the future).
On the path from alienation/rebellion/detachment (Aquarius) towards pride/power/caring what others think (Leo) there will be an insatiable need or compulsion (Scorpio). Something you really crave, or want to control/possess. Ceres/North Node (the third and final conjunction) is about nurturing what you’re bringing into the light. It’s time to show that you really care, that you want this. But a Scorpio Moon square Ceres means needs and compulsions can be overwhelming. There may be profound fears about loss, or the compulsive need to cling to something/someone -Scorpio demands more, and a hard Moon/Ceres aspect brings up mother issues.
Before you can create/nurture something in the light, you'll have to deal with the intense need that's crouched in the shadow. Don't get derailed by this. Note that this final conjunction between Ceres and the North Node is a conclusion to what's been brewing since December 2nd, 2017 (the first conjunction). As described in an earlier post:
"Ceres/North Node is the moment when that special creation or area of confidence/joy can open a door to the future. Maybe you've nurtured a project/purpose to the point where you can see the next stage of its growth. Here's the opportunity to take it further - take it into the spotlight, where you've always known it should be. This is the first of three conjunctions: on January 16th, 2018 and April 30th, 2018 you'll also have an opportunity to spotlight what you've been nurturing."
This conclusion will be coloured by the Scorpio Full Moon.
The Taurus Sun (ruler of the Leo North Node) will make a supportive trine to Saturn Rx - attend to your responsibilities, follow the plan (even if it's being reviewed due to the Rx) and approach the whole deal with patience. You can stabilize or confirm what you're trying to create.
Venus into your communication sector harmonizes with Chiron and Juno, newly into your sign. Juno/Chiron suggests a weakness in an agreement, although this may only be your fear of aligning yourself with someone. You may have to face challenges around partnerships versus independence. But Venus can help, as she encourages verbal or written compromises and harmonious communication. “Compromise”may not be a word that appeals to you, but try listening to what’s being offered. Or, make some flexible suggestions of your own, offering a couple of options to work with. Excellent for forging new agreements that you feel doubtful about, or for patching up a troublesome relationship.
Mercury in your sign makes its third and final square to Saturn, indicating the completion of an ongoing frustration with rules/authority, in the areas of career and future goals. An official document, offer or demand will still involve pressure, but you can turn a corner by accepting the terms or delivering the required proof. Mars/Pluto in your career sector suggests that part of this will involve a forceful expression of power/domination, or an ambitious push that permanently transforms your future prospects. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sector of shared resources can bring a conclusion involving debts, taxes, loans, psychological issues, your partner’s finances or intimacy. Deep hungers can be stirred up, and you may discover that you wanted something far more than you realized. Your ultimate goal is to create something that makes you proud and helps you shine. Consider how underlying symptoms of control, fear of loss or jealousy are playing into this - don’t allow yourself to be dragged down by shadow issues. The Sun’s trine to Saturn Rx in your career sector offers a stabilizing reality check and reassuring confirmation around career and finances - look closely at what you already have, and consider how you can make the most of it with a mature approach to certain responsibilities.
Venus in your sector of personal resources harmonizes with Chiron and Juno in your hidden sector. Juno/Chiron suggests unacknowledged or secret vulnerabilities in an agreement or partnership, which may be secret itself. It’s difficult to deal with issues in your blindspot, or when you don’t have all the information, but Venus suggests you have multiple strategies at your disposal. Keep it light, and be open to different options concerning money or basic wants.
Mercury in your hidden sector makes its third and final square to Saturn, confronting you once more with a hard reality check involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. But this time, even if the undefined idea or dream is limited, you can move on from this issue knowing that the facts in front of you are final. And these limits may help you make something real, further down the road. Mars/Pluto in your opportunities sector connects to this with a radical and deeply transformative push forward, into the unknown. A legal issue could be involved, or you may be challenged to fight for something you believe in. The use of power (or corrupt power) in the bigger picture could be an issue. Mars/Pluto can be associated with destructive force, so use care if travelling. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your partnership sector suggests an intense conclusion involving a relationship, and the future of your home/family (children could be involved). The path forward consists of nurturing and growing a home/family life that brings you pride, but there may be some relationship issues to deal with, first. Consider how the balance of power between you and another is playing out - does one person want more, or are they unwilling to compromise/let go? Saturn Rx’s trine to the Sun in your sign offers assistance in the form of long-range plans - these plans may be reworked or revisited, but you’re confirming your next steps and cementing a goal.
Venus in your sign harmonizes with Chiron and Juno in your social sector. Newly emerging, public doubts or sensitivities regarding a partnership or social agreement can be expertly handled by you. Not only does Venus give you extra charm, your social skills will be at a peak, as you’re able to juggle multiple situations with grace and intelligence. Excellent for addressing public embarrassments or awkward situations. Too, these influences can be about healing and adressing wounds in larger, social context.
However, Mercury in your social sector makes its third and final square to Saturn, so you’ll still be dealing with difficulties involving debts, taxes, your partner’s finances, intimacy or hidden psychological issues around control. What’s private will define public statements, but at this point, you may be able to break through a barrier or move on from a frustration. Mars/Pluto in your sector of shared resources connects to this with profound beginnings or efforts that signal a deep shift in your approach to money, intimacy or power/powerlessness. Events can range from buried trauma being unearthed to your discovery of reservoirs of power and resilience. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sector of routine can hi-light results involving health, work tasks, daily routines or obligations. Something hidden or unacknowledged may come out, and you could be dealing with overpowered attempts to fix or correct. Something does need to be corrected, but consider if the request (or demand) you’re dealing with is too much. Ultimately, your goal is to go public with your ideas, or nurture a narrative/contract/agreement that makes you proud. Saturn Rx’s trine to the Sun in your hidden sector offers background stability - you can rely on what’s unseen/unspoken.
Venus in your hidden sector harmonizes with Juno and Chiron in your career sector. A professional relationship or business agreement can break new ground - there may be something unusual about it, or something that triggers your vulnerabilities about success and ambition. Tune into your intuitive sense that you’re on the right track with this, or pay attention to less obvious indications of help, support or harmony.
Mercury in your career sector makes its third and final square to Saturn Rx in your partnership sector, as you once again deal with challenges involving lack of compromise, rigid partnership rules or competition that restricts what you can write/say in a professional context. However, this should be the conclusion, and you can walk away with a clear understanding of where things stand. Mars/Pluto in your partnership sector connects to this, via a massive change involving a partner or competitor, as they demonstrate new power, aggression or the desire to overhaul their life. This could be a whole new relationship, as unconscious issues are given form. Consider if some of what is being expressed is actually your projected anger, initiative or desire for change. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sector of self-expression suggests an intense culmination of creativity, desire (for romance, attention or satisfaction) or open expression. This will involve a push for greater independence and financial/emotional security. But in order to make the leap from dependence to self-sufficiency and pride, you’ll have to watch that you don’t get tripped up by overindulgence or possessiveness. There may be a temptation to grab onto something or someone. Saturn Rx’s trine to the Sun in your social sector is a reminder that relationship solidification and commitment can be part of this, as long as you respect boundaries and mutual independence. Step back and look at the bigger picture, rather than focusing exclusively on what you’re afraid you’re going to lose (you actually have everything to gain).
Venus in your social sector harmonizes with Juno and Chiron in your sector of opportunities. An agreement/partnership involving travel, education, legal matters, publishing or beliefs may stir up some sensitive issues, but you’ve got public or group support on your side. Good for drawing attention to a cause, or negotiating legal dilemmas in a relationship (keep things light and flexible, aim for more than one option). There may be something groundbreaking about this agreement, as you and another head into unexplored territory.
However, Mercury in your opportunities sector makes its third and final square to to Saturn Rx in your sector of routine, so you’ll still be dealing with frustrating rules involving health, obligations or work. At this point you should arrive at a solution, even if it’s not the ideal one. At the very least, you can close this chapter and move on. Mars/Pluto in your sector of routine connects to this with a major transformation or initiative - there could be a massive push for improvement, an overhaul of your daily life, an operation or other medical event. Mars/Pluto indicates permanent, physical changes with the goal of making things better. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your domestic sector squares Ceres and the North Node in your sign, putting you on notice that domestic results/endings must be navigated before you can achieve the success and recognition that you’re seeking. Issues involving neediness, childhood nurturing (or lack of it) and pronounced emotional sensitivity can be stirred up - a cycle may be ripe for completion, as you leave something behind and focus on the future. The Sun in your career sector trines Saturn Rx, reminding you that a mature, focused approach to daily work and responsibilities (take care of the basics and do what needs to be done) will build the rungs on the ladder that you can climb up.
Venus in your career sector harmonizes with Juno and Chiron in your sector of shared resources. The agreements that you make behind the scenes or in intimate moments can feature a mix of pain and vulnerability. A partnership can open up fresh wounds involving dependency and helplessness. Or, a partner might be the key to your healing on a deep level. Venus allows you to approach this heavy subject matter with a light touch, while also keeping your future options open. Trusting someone may be the key to career success - strategic relationships on the surface, with more profound connections underneath.
However, Mercury in your sector of shared resources makes its third and final square to Saturn Rx in your sector of self-expression. One issue involving shared finances, intimacy or boundaries will be discussed again, and the same restrictions will be confronted. You may not be able to change the reality of what you can’t have, or where you can’t go, but you can move forward with a clear sense of what the parameters are. This aspect can also suggest a breakthrough as you finally unearth or confront a difficult truth. Mars/Pluto in your sector of self-expression connects to this via a surge of confidence, or a display of power as you go after what you want.
Dating from the previous conjunction (Oct 19th, 2016) Mars/Pluto can deliver a stellar or brutal result, depending on what you’ve done with this energy over the past couple of years. You may have pushed something far past the limit (this can include romantic pursuit, partying or risk taking) or you may have focused that energy on creating something that reflects your emerging desires and talents.
The Full Moon in your communication sector can hi-light an intense conversation, decision or answer. Part of the issue will involve your efforts to achieve an ultimate goal, or liberate yourself from old habits, routines or obligations. Hidden fears of loss can influence your answer or decision, even though part of your task is to allow certain things to unfold. Don’t get tripped up by what you haven’t fully acknowledged. The Sun in your sector of opportunities trines Saturn Rx, which can help you make your future goals a reality. Focus on what you know you have to do, in order to manifest that dream. There’s a responsibility or rule you have to abide by - just do the work rather than worrying about what you don’t have full control over.
Venus in your sector of opportunities harmonizes with Chiron and Juno in your partnership sector. A new relationship agreement, or a new relationship, can stir up painful issues involving fidelity, promises or trust. Consider the bigger picture, and the fact that you have more choices than you think. You’re not locked in, and neither is your partner.
Mercury in your partnership sector makes its third and final square to Saturn Rx in your domestic sector, confronting you (one last time) with disagreements about domestic responsibilities or family pressure. This may be one issue where you and a partner have to agree to disagree, because no one will be completely satisfied with the outcome. At the same time, make sure you honour your boundaries, and don’t agree to something that undermines you. Mars/Pluto in your domestic sector connects to this via a profound change that excavates the past and brings it into the present. A relocation, domestic confrontation or home construction project (literal or metaphorical) will herald a new chapter. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sector of personal resources suggests a culmination involving ownership, earned money or emotional security. There may be something you feel you must have, or must hang onto. Ultimately, your goal is to move beyond subjective wants and view this issue more objectively. This will allow you to present your talents/creations to the public, while nurturing social connections that put you in the spotlight. But you must be willing to loosen your grip, first. The Sun in your sector of shared resources trines Saturn Rx, helping you stabilize domestic finances and build a firm foundation based on who you trust, or your adherence to domestic obligations. Stay focused on your current obligations, and the rest should fall into place.
Venus in your sector of shared resources harmonizes with Chiron and Juno in your sector of routine. Agreements about an obligation, work task or health issue may be unbalanced, or may emphasize a weakness/error/area where you’re unprepared. But Venus suggests you can make some favourable compromises, or uncover some hidden benefits, if you tune into what’s going on beneath the surface. Shared finances, intimacy or psychological issues (counselling) may be areas that trigger healing and acceptance. Your ability to trust will be important, as will your ability to work with more than one option. There may be multiple approaches that aren’t obvious at first.
However, Mercury in your sector of routine makes its third and final square to Saturn in your communication sector. One error, diagnosis or area that needs improvement can still be a source of pressure, as you attempt to work within the rules or respond to strict demands. At this point, the task should be almost completed, or you may have arrived at an answer/correction. Mars/Pluto in your communication sector connects to this via a forceful conversation or deep discovery that blows away previous ideas. You may get your point across with power, or someone may challenge your views and you have to respond with aggression. Proceed carefully, because the written or spoken word can be damaging if not handled carefully. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sign can bring a career or relationship culmination. Your drive for success in the personal or professional sphere will be powered up by a hunger for achievement. That hunger can motivate you to progress to where you want to be, or it can trigger obsessive behaviour that derails you. You’ve got a goal in mind, and it involves nurturing your future, but be wary of feelings that something “must” happen, no matter what. Once you get into all- or- nothing territory, you can alienate the people you’re trying to align yourself with. The Sun in your partnership sector trines Saturn Rx, reminding you that slow and steady is the best approach. A relationship commitment looks likely (or at least you’ll have someone on your side, officially) as long as you abide by certain rules.
Venus in your partnership sector harmonizes with Juno/Chiron in your sector of self-expression. A new attraction or agreement involving creative work, performance or children can stir up sensitive issues including fear of failure and lack of confidence. You may question if you have what it takes, but Venus suggests a special someone either believes in you, or is willing to take what you’re offering, flaws and all. In some cases, there may be multiple attractions that ease your fears of rejection.
However, Mercury in your sector of self-expression makes its third and final square to Saturn in your sector of personal resources. So you’ll be revisiting issues around not having enough (money, attention, security). There’s still an area where you’ll have to provide for yourself (or accept certain limitations) but you can move on from this knowing that you’re stronger because of the challenge. Mars/Pluto in your sector of personal resources connects to this via an acceleration of ambition or a confrontation that challenges you to stand up for yourself and use the resources at your disposal. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your hidden sector can illuminate a secret or unacknowledged issue. How you handle this will be crucial to your progress, as you attempt to make something public, travel, explore or stretch your boundaries. Watch for unconscious fears of loss - these can trip you up as they trigger habits that undermine you. The Sun in your sector of routine trines Saturn Rx, reminding you that one of the keys to success involves your disciplined adherence to a plan, involving finances, health or work habits. Certain limits may be more pronounced now, but they can actually stabilize you.
Venus in your sector of routine harmonizes with Chiron/Juno in your domestic sector. A domestic partnership, or agreement involving home, family, a home business or relocation can trigger vulnerabilities that are rooted in the past. Fortunately, Venus says there’s more than one solution. And, you may have assistance where you need it most.
However, Mercury in your domestic sector makes its third and final square to Saturn Rx in your sign, pinpointing a key area of tension or disagreement at home. As much as you’ve tried to control the outcome, you may have to rethink certain plans. Mars/Pluto in your sign connects to this via a permanent and transformative action on your part. It may be time to walk away from what’s dying, or push forward with a renewed sense of power and urgency. Too, there could be a physical challenge that puts you in a whole new playing field. This is a massively powerful aspect - focus this energy on something that empowers you without damaging others. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your social sector suggests public results involving friends, groups or your connection to the collective. However, a private desire for intimacy, control or abundance can trigger needy/grasping behaviour. Too, fears of loss that haven’t been confronted can trigger some possessive behaviour. Remain conscious of what’s driving you, accept that you can’t control everything, and allow yourself to trust/merge your resources.
Venus in your sector of self-expression harmonizes with Juno/Chiron in your communication sector. An agreement (verbal or written) or partnership discussion may involve some very sensitive issues that have recently emerged. By keeping it light (and a bit playful) you can diffuse the tension and enable further discussion. This does not mean that you should make a joke about it, but try to focus on the upside (yes, there is one) and consider how a bit of charm can make things easier.
However, Mercury in your communication sector makes its third and final square to Saturn in your hidden sector, so you will be revisiting a behind-the-scenes block or limit. What can’t be openly discussed may restrict what you can say in general, or perhaps an unacknowledged sense of guilt/responsibility is weighing on you. The good news is you’re about to turn a corner on this. Mars/Pluto in your hidden sector connects to this via a hidden but profound shift in energy. Actions behind the scenes, or a private change of pace, can set you on a whole new track. Too, secret corruption/manipulation can become an issue. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your career sector delivers results involving your future goals, success or professional image. There may be a compulsion to strive for more, or grab at an opportunity because you’re feeling insecure. Don’t let fear of loss dominate the proceedings. Your ultimate goal is to learn how to relate, balance and partner (perhaps with someone specific). It’s not just about you anymore. The Sun in your domestic sector trines Saturn Rx, suggesting that developments can lead to domestic and/or family stability. A hidden duty, rule or goal can ground you, as long as you don’t allow fear/guilt to control you.
Venus in your domestic sector harmonizes with Juno and Chiron in your sector of personal resources. A financial agreement or relationship issue can trigger insecurity and feelings of lack. Venus suggests there’s support and options nearby, in the form of family, a domestic partner or a home business.
However, Mercury in your sector of personal resources makes its third and final square to Saturn in your social sector, hi-lighting an area of tension involving money or personal values. You probably won’t get everything you’re asking for, as you’re challenged by external rules or someone’s disapproval. Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with this particular issue any longer, even if the results aren’t completely to your liking. Mars/Pluto in your social sector connects to this via aggressive and/or transformative actions involving a friend, group association or your public image. A challenge can have profound repercussions - watch out for potentially destructive power plays. On the plus side, this aspect can signal your intensified initiative to make lasting changes on a public level. What you do will resonate. Events may be connected to the previous Mars/Pluto conjunction, on Oct 19th, 2016.
The Full Moon in your sector of opportunities suggests results in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, publishing or beliefs. The desire to correct or improve can push you towards the extreme end of the spectrum (fanaticism), especially if this involves faith, or something you believe in very strongly. Your highest goal is to bring something hidden/undeveloped out into the real world, while nurturing yourself and/or others in a way that increases pride and accomplishment. Don’t get sidetracked by issues that don’t directly involve you. The Sun in your communication sector trines Saturn Rx in your social sector, suggesting your words/ideas will be well received by others, as long as you deliver the message with patience and control.