Venus and Mars together are known as the love planets – women are from Venus, men are from Mars! There are times when the differences between the two sexes are more obvious than others and this week is one of them.
Mercury/Venus combinations are generally very positive and are great for love talk, money talk, heart to hearts of any kind, making connections or finding answers, but the actual effects or outcomes may yet be delayed a while.
This week we have to expect even the minor hassles of life to be accentuated as the path that Venus is now treading is strewn with rubble and does rather feel like an obstacle course, especially as her first aspect of the sequence is followed by the Lunar Eclipse.
Mercury turns retrograde three times a year for three weeks at a time. Regular readers know how much I love these times – not! Maybe it’s because I have a retrograde Mercury natally that I notably struggle with his retrograde periods, but I’m certainly not alone. Even my non astrologer friends who don’t read the blog frequently ask, “Is Mercury retrograde at the moment? Thought so!”
Both the love planets Venus and Mars change sign this week, opening new cycles. We start with Mars moving into Leo which correlates perfectly with this week’s theme. Leo rules the 5th House of the individual and personal creativity, opposing Aquarius and the 11th House, ruling the collective…