Venus enters Gemini on April 24th (12:39 PM EDT). Gemini is the sign of communication and duality. Relationships, money, self-esteem and values will be infused with new choices and new information. This is the "Let's talk about it" transit, with an emphasis on light and/or flirtatious discussion. The energy is friendly and curious.
If you're feeling stuck in a Venus area, this transit is a reminder to consider what else is out there. You have more choices. You don't have to pick just one. Things are not straightforward, which could be positive or negative, depending on how flexible you are. Any transit of Gemini can emphasize the duality of a situation or person - there can be sweet and sour, or both options might be pleasing (in different ways). Values can waver, or you may have difficulty deciding what you want. This is a brief transit, so if you don't have to, don't decide just yet. But do take note of what you hear and see. Stay alert.
Communication is key - this energy is perfect for pleasant introductions, breaking the ice or catching someone's attention with a well-timed compliment or joke. Gemini is about wit and fast-moving discussions, which leads us to the next theme- fluctuation. Venus in Gemini in not the optimum time to look for a commitment. It's a transit of introductions and checking out the options. Gather new intel, consider variations on what you like/want/are attracted to. But don't bank on permanence.
Having said this, lightness has its place, and nowhere is that more evident than with Venus' sextiles to Chiron and (almost)Juno in Aries (discussed in this week's horoscopes). Venus in Gemini's light touch is what's needed for dealing with newly emerging, raw wounds. Aries doesn't do hugs or intensive therapy. Aries wants to keep moving, so this will give you an idea of the best way to approach Chiron (and Juno) in Aries. Too much well-intentioned nurturing can feel suffocating for Aries. Venus in Gemini intellectualizes the issue, so there's a bit of distance. But the delivery is still appealing. There's breathing room to process the pain.
Here are the aspects Venus in Gemini will make:
- April 24th: sextile Chiron in Aries (0 deg)
- April 28th: inconjunct Vesta in Capricorn (4 deg)
- May 1st: inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn (8 deg)
- May 2nd: trine the South Node in Aquarius (9 deg)
- May 3rd: sextile Ceres in Leo (11 deg)
- May 7th: square Neptune in Pisces (16 deg)
- May 9th: inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Scorpio (18 deg)
- May 11th: inconjunct Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn (20 deg)
- May 12th: inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn (21 deg)
- May 17th: conjunct Pallas in Gemini (27 deg)
- May 19th: Cancer ingress
I draw your attention to all the inconjuncts.
April 28th, inconjunct Vesta (focus), May 1st, inconjunct Saturn (rules), May 9th, inconjunct Jupiter Rx (focused expansion), May 11th, inconjunct Black Moon Lilith (dangerous woman/witch), May 12th, inconjunct Pluto Rx (intensified transformation).
An inconjunct is an aspect of incompatibility, which means Venus will be consistently challenged throughout her transit. Her light, bright approach will not sit well with the heavier energies, but fortunately, Gemini is all about adjustment. Which is what you have to do with an inconjunct. Take both sides and tone them down a bit, so they can work with each other. Gemini is always about the other option, and Venus can gracefully slide over there, if needed. If you find yourself confronted with awkward situations (involving a Venus theme) it should be easy to move a little to the left or right - whatever's called for.