Venus: Fantasy and Reality
Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune Rx in Pisces on July 24th. Venus in Virgo’s precise wants (involving relationships, money or self-esteem) are based on facts. These facts will be undermined by Neptune’s illusions. The opposition also implies projection, so consider if you’re assigning a dream to someone, or if they’re projecting their issues onto you.
As Venus moves towards a trine with Pluto Rx in Capricorn on July 27th, reality can reassert itself along with the focus on what has true value. This implies that beyond the illusion or disappointment there will be something real. Pluto empowers what’s correct/healthy (Virgo) while intensifying the impact of making it better.
Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius
Also on July 27th we have a Full Moon eclipse involving Mars Rx and the Nodes:
"It will be connected to any events triggered by Mars' preceding conjunctions with the South Node (June 8th and July 20th) and Mars' future South Node conjunction (September 6th, 2018).
Mars Rx opposing the Leo Sun means this is the halfway point of Mars' retrograde cycle. Whatever Mars Rx has been stirring up so far will be clarified under the light of this Full Moon - this eclipse will be a turning point regarding efforts to detach from the past or intensify actions to bring something to culmination. There will be nothing passive about what happens. You may have to act quickly, or maybe you'll be pushed to redo/revisit (Mars Rx)."
Uranus squaring the eclipse and Mars promises some surprises (perhaps an abrupt detachment or break from the past). But the Leo Sun's trine to Chiron Rx in Aries suggests there's fuel for healing (along with the courage to address a wound). Because the Sun rules the Leo North Node (which it will conjoin on July 28th), we know that this will be part of your path forward - the courage to deal with what hurts. The trine suggests this should be fairly painless. And Venus/Pluto is your point of stability- stick with what you know is right and good for you, even as other areas of your life are shaken.
Venus in your sector of routine opposite Neptune Rx can dissolve a work or health problem by easing your worries or revealing an unexpected spot of assistance. However, you may also slide into denial or confusion regarding an obligation. If you’re helping someone, watch for the tendency to sacrifice all. Venus’ trine to Pluto Rx can get you back on track as self-care and work routines align with focus and ambition. Someone in authority will be paying attention to your contributions.
The eclipse in your social sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction, triggering a result involving friends, groups or your public image. An abrupt break with a social group, or sudden change in your social status may be featured. Unexpected developments with money or self-esteem will be part of the mix - you could decide it’s time to show the world who you really are. Or, a public reveal may be thrust upon you.
The trine to Chiron Rx in your sign hints that this is a necessary confrontation and can help you deal with an area of public vulnerability. Note that Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse encourages you to empower yourself by making the most of a change in status and career.
Venus in your sector of self-expression opposite Neptune Rx suggests an illusory attraction or projected ideal. Be very careful if someone seems too good to be true. On the plus side, this energy can indicate a beautifully creative or magical result, if the energy is channeled into art or a public launch. As Venus moves on to trine Pluto Rx, you can solidify certain desires into something with future growth, as long as you’re focused on the necessary work. This will require you to separate illusion from real potentials. If the Venus/Neptune opposition brought disappointment, pay attention to what’s left- you’ve still got something to work with.
The eclipse in your career sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction, bringing results involving your professional image, a job search or decision about future goals. The square to Uranus in your sign will propel you into your next chapter. A sudden change in career goals, a job loss, new job or abrupt shift in priorities (from professional to personal) will be a step towards your future. Ready or not, it’s time to leave the past behind.
The trine to Chiron Rx can help, as an unspoken fear or weakness is addressed. You may be secretly relieved at this outcome. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse says that the manifestation of something good is in the works - old rules and limits had to be dismantled before this could happen.
Venus in your domestic sector opposes Neptune Rx, suggesting that a result involving career, future goals or expressions of authority can lead to disappointment. A domestic situation may be undermined by what’s happening at work, and unrealistic hopes (or a misleading situation with management) may be to blame. However, the Venus/Pluto Rx trine can confirm that you’re still on solid ground, as home finances or issues with a partner improve. Too, you can uncover quiet sources of inner strength as you’re reminded that you have everything you need.
The eclipse in your sector of opportunities builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction - watch for unexpected results in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. A shocking truth can be revealed, or seemingly random, fated occurrences can toss you into unknown territory. The battle for a belief can take a sudden turn, or there can be a unexpected journey that opens up previously unknown possibilities.
The trine to Chiron Rx suggests that this eclipse’s abrupt changes can take the edge off a difficult social issue, even if something uncomfortable is exposed. As you’re thrust into strange territory you may discover that you have more confidence than you imagined. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as this eclipse reassures you that you can rely on home, family and inner resources.
Venus in your communication sector opposite Neptune Rx suggests that a promise, grand idea or beautiful vision may reveal a truth that falls short of what you’d hoped for. A belief may be tested or dissolved, but Venus/Pluto Rx insists that a core idea is still solid, and someone special (a partner) can be relied on. Look carefully at the facts and separate them from the alluring fiction- you’ll find there’s something precious in what remains. In some cases, an unhappy truth can actually be the basis for something better.
The eclipse in your sector of shared resources builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. Results involving debts, taxes, loans, you partner’s finances or intimacy can accelerate suddenly, and may be triggered by someone else or events that are bigger than you. You could feel vulernable and out of control, but the trine to Chiron Rx says that what’s being severed or revealed on a deep level is an important part of you coming to terms with doubts/fears in the areas of career, ambition and success. An internal or behind-the-scenes battle can give you the courage to advance on an external level. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse encourages you to work with a key concept, conversation or relationship that empowers you in practical ways.
Venus in your sector of personal resources opposite Neptune Rx can erode your financial or emotional security if you don’t keep an eye on how much you spend or how much you give. It will be easy to overestimate how much you have or how much someone is willing to give you. Be very cautious with big expenses. Venus/Pluto Rx can bring you back down to earth as your focus is adjusted to immediate necessities. Pay attention to work, health or routine matters - you can situate yourself in a lucrative position if you concentrate on what needs to be done, and then do it with care and concentration. These energies also support increased self-confidence through self-care and necessary lifestyle changes.
The eclipse in your partnership sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A relationship turning point (ending, new chapter, result or return to a past relationship) will be triggered by a partner’s actions, but the path forward is all about you. No matter what happens, this is your moment to accelerate (the Sun/North Node conjunction is in your sign), and the square to Uranus ensures that a sudden change to your professional status, career or future goals will be involved. The future is here and it will look very different from what you had planned, even a month ago.
The trine to Chiron Rx ensures that the forward momentum will continue, as you easily integrate fears of the unknown/fears of stepping out. Your confidence can increase as you find that a big vulnerability or doubt turns out to be not so big after all. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse encourages you to fortify your immediate financial and health or work situation - anchor yourself with some sensible habits and watch them pay off. Changes at work may be exactly what you need to progress to a healthier place.
Venus in your sign opposes Neptune Rx, suggesting that the time is ripe for romantic illusions and projection. Someone may appear to be your dream come true, or the embodiment of your disappointments. Either way, use caution when assigning big ideals or disillusionment to someone. Keep in mind that what they represent may very likely be your unexpressed longings or sacrifice. Consider what you really want, then consider how you can make these things happen for yourself. If you end up disappointed, check your standards of perfection. This influence can also be about saviour/victim dynamics - are you set on fixing someone? As Venus moves on to trine Pluto Rx, you can regain any self-esteem that you gave away while empowering yourself with a concentrated focus on what’s best for you. Identify the key issues that you want to improve in your life (this may involve something you’re trying to create or express) and then do what you do best - get to work and make it happen. Don’t worry about the other person for the time being; this is all about you.
The eclipse in your sector of routine builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A conclusion involving work, health, service to others or daily routines can hit suddenly, and an accident, abrupt change at work or disruption to your routine may be featured. What’s upended can actually free you to explore unknown potentials that are ultimately more in line with who you are.
The trine to Chiron Rx will also trigger healing and release on a deeper level. This part of the influence may be subtle, but you could feel a gradual easing up of buried fears. Certain problems involving intimacy or shared finances may work out in surprising ways. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse says that any disruption will be accompanied by increased power and focus for you. Yes, you can maintain control over one, crucial area of your life if you keep your eye on what you want and what supports your self-esteem, self-image and personal values.
Venus in your hidden sector opposes Neptune Rx, indicating a dream or escapist fantasy. There may be something in the real world (involving health, work or obligations) that you’d love to avoid. Is there something better behind the scenes? Either you know it’s false, or you’re avoiding the truth. For some, a secret attraction or issue involving money/values can undermine you. Check those boundaries. Fortunately, Venus/Pluto Rx reminds you that home, family or changes on the domestic front can anchor you in the present. What’s developing behind the scenes is not all illusory - listen to your intuition and focus on the feeling of what’s right/healthy/real. You may not be able to articulate this, but what’s unspoken can help you separate fact from fantasy.
The eclipse in your sector of self-expression builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A public issue, launch, creative work or bid for attention may get you more than anticipated, or more in surprising ways. A behind-the-scenes disruption involving money, intimacy or a psychological issue can put you in the spotlight, or reveal a secret to the public. Too, your efforts regarding the group may be reassessed as you learn a truth (or reveal an uncensored part of yourself).
The trine to Chiron Rx indicates that, despite the unexpected reveal, all relationships can benefit from this. Group connections, friendships or a partner can be surprisingly understanding of your doubts. Or, others may connect with the pain you’re going through. This could actually bring you and someone special closer together, or at least reveal common ground. In some cases, you may end up facilitating healing in a one-on-one capacity. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse reminds you that you’ve got the inner fortitude, support and practical intuition to guide you in the right direction.
Venus in your social sector opposes Neptune Rx, suggesting that a projected ideal (romantic or otherwise) may be directed at someone you barely know. A public figure, or your expectations for a public display of romance/acceptance/affection may lead to disappointment. In some cases, a platonic friendship can shift confusingly into romance, or vice versa. Venus/Pluto Rx can keep you on track with grounded conversations and honest communication about what you want. You can empower your words and connections with direct, precise honesty and an intensive focus on what matters most to you.
The eclipse in your domestic sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A return to a family or childhood issue, or issues with relocation, a home business or personal versus professional priorities can include an abrupt change in the status of a domestic partnership. Or, surprising developments with a new or existing relationship can dramatically change your view of what matters most.
The trine to Chiron Rx encourages you to address health or work difficulties via the changes during this eclipse - liberation from old patterns or a literal move to a new environment could be just what the doctor ordered. Or, a change of scenery might give you the perspective you need to correct a problem. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse reminds you that you’ve got the social connections, verbal/mental power and correct focus to get through this. You already know what you need to do.
Venus in your career sector opposite Neptune Rx suggests a future goal, professional relationship, job issue or issue with your professional image may be undermined. Events from the past, habitual behaviour or a domestic situation can distract you. Boundaries at work can be blurred, or a professional dream can be revealed to be false. Be especially cautious with all professional relationships, especially if one person has more authority. Venus/Pluto Rx can adjust your focus in the right direction, if you’re paying attention. There is an opportunity here to improve your finances or boost your self-esteem if you concentrate on doing your best work and keeping your work associations/image scrupulously professional.
The eclipse in your communication sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. An argument, topic you feel passionately about or surprising piece of information can hit suddenly. You may do a 180 regarding what you think, or an answer/announcement (about a work or health issue) can catch you off guard. Info can be explosive but clarifying.
The trine to Chiron Rx suggests that what comes out is a vital part of you having your say or confronting an issue around self-esteem or rejection. Perhaps you’ve been feeling unsure or unaccepted - what you say or learn during this eclipse can help you get past that. In some cases, you may confront doubts/difficulties involving children or pregnancy. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse indicates that you’re coming from a place of solid potential - changes to your financial situation or personal values can lead to something better (including recognition from authority for your good work) if you focus on what you know is healthy. A small career improvement or upgrade can have a powerful impact.
Venus in your sector of opportunities opposite Neptune Rx suggests a false or elusive ideal involving long-distance romance, education, travel, legal matters or publishing. You may hear about something that’s very tempting or intriguing, only to discover that there’s not much substance to it. However, Venus’ trine to Pluto Rx in your sign suggests there’s still something for you to work with - focus on the core desire or goal while separating fact from fiction. This means you’ll have to get real about what’s actually attainable.
The eclipse in your sector of personal resources builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. Results involving earned money, self-esteem or values can disrupt your security or suddenly accelerate you into a whole new chapter. Expenses, sources of income or personal boundaries can be be shaken or abruptly established.
The trine to Chiron Rx suggests the above events will be part of the process of working through family issues and/or psychological difficulties based in the past. Worries about home income, debt or a partner’s earnings can also be addressed, as you radically change your approach to financial and emotional security. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse says that you’ve got this - you have the power, resources and determination to not only work through the issue but to manifest a future goal/desire.
Venus in your sector of shared resources opposite Neptune Rx suggests boundary-less sharing with another, unfettered intimacy or a deep dive into expenses. Use caution when giving, spending, investing or allowing someone in - your security can be undermined. However, Venus/Pluto Rx can readjust things in your favour if you hook into a background sense of what feels most empowering for you. Follow your gut and pay attention to deeper sources of insight about who and what is best for your survival.
The eclipse in your sign builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A result or ending involving your actions around a relationship, your public image, lifestyle or domestic issue promises a sudden change or rapid acceleration. A relocation, dramatic about-face or moment of truth are possible, and a key theme will be liberating yourself from the past (permanently). Your actions will be key.
The trine to Chiron Rx suggests these developments can help you with an apology, difficult discussion or painful information. You may feel emboldened to speak out, especially if this is a topic you’ve been hesitant about. At this point, you may feel that there’s nothing to lose. At the very least, this can be a “truth will set you free” scenario. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse encourages you to dig deep and take an unsparing look at what’s really going on behind the scenes. Honesty (with self and others) can bring benefits and cement an intimate connection.
Venus in your partnership sector opposes Neptune Rx in your sign, suggesting that strong romantic fantasies or idealistic projections are a risk. Too, you may be ready to sacrifice all for someone. Watch out for victim/saviour dynamics, and consider if you’re setting yourself up to saved/fixed by someone else. Your boundaries may be vulnerable. Fortunately, Venus/Pluto Rx can bring you back down to earth with a reminder of what’s real in your relationships (friendships and one-on-one connections). Pay attention to what’s been proven and what you know is right.
The eclipse in your hidden sector builds on the July 20th Mars Rx/South Node conjunction. A secret or issue in your blindspot can be fully illuminated, along with actions/motivations that you weren’t fully conscious of (until now). A shocking conversation, reveal or realization can unveil the truth, and you’ll see the connection with previously hidden or obscure actions.
The trine to Chiron Rx actually suggests that the above events can (if approached with a clear mind) improve your financial and emotional security. Doubts or undermining habits can be corrected and improved, if you fully accept what’s being revealed. Venus trine Pluto on the same day as the eclipse reminds you that a key relationship issue, friend or partner has the facts that you need to move forward. Connect with your support network, or work on establishing an honest connection with someone significant.