Herding girls

20Karol Bak

Venus in Cancer is mood sensitive to the max, they fluctuate with the phases of the moon.  Likes, loves, pleasures, charm and sensuality rise and fall, high or low like the tides mirroring our luna.

This Venus loves home and hearth, cozy nooks and a safe refuge with their peeps gathered near.  These folks have a strong herding instinct, they can be possessive and clingy but also reliably sympathetic and kind.

Strong female relationships (depending on aspects) are a natural with this placement, they cultivate family-like bonds via friendships.  They need to feel an emotionally strong base underneath the current of their daily life.  Just as ambitious as Capricorns, Venus in Cancer, instead anchors at home, preferring to work from there as well, if possible.

Venus in Cancer has traditional values, home, family, security and often initiate milestone gatherings centered around celebrations, food or reunions.  They demand nurturing and need to nurture others to be truly happy.

This placement of Venus initiates work, tends toward frugality, needs security in the form of nest egg money in the bank.  They are as fiercely protective of their friends, family and home as they are of their money.   This lunar Venus taps into public moods very quickly and can change format/directions in business in order to best capitalize on them.

It is important to know this is a very sensitive Venus, they can be clingy and over emotional, fearful and insecure as the moon waxes and wanes and changes signs. They can be either child-like or childish and are extremely protective of themselves – you won’t be getting any info unless you are deemed worthy to be in their inner circle.

Kind and compassionate, they will be there to help you when you need them, for they love to take care of people.
This Venus does best when growing and nurturing – be it a garden, a business, a relationship, their home and family – or just nurturing themselves through their own personal growth.


Birds, Bells & Benders

Well that  didn’t take long.  Venus into Cancer was promptly christened with waterworks.  Yee gads, spinning Wille / Kris & Songwriter – my Dad’s copy on vinyl.  Wore out my cassette, found it in my Dad’s stuff after he died.  Nothing says I miss my Dad and brother like an Outlaws bender.  Cancer is family after all….

My apologies to any and all shellfish for calling Cancer touchie-feelie this week. 

Here’s why I do…
Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) opposes Cancer – they naturally need to compromise….
My Aries Saturn, squares Cancer – they naturally need to shift power and re-focus.

I am Cap rising, Saturn is my ruler meaning I approach life seriously, slowly and with concentration and tremendous effort.  I like it no muss, no fuss – straight shooters.  Say what you mean & do what you say.  Cancer does everything through feelings, which from my standpoint can become the undertow far too quickly. My Aries Saturn Rx flips Cancer the bird from the third.  Pffft.  Seventh house, relationships squareSquareSQUARE.  ‘Pity ? Party of One your table is ready.’

gets. on. my. last. nerve.

It has to said, I have plenty of love, caring and nurturing instincts – it’s the moody, clingy emotionally overwrought wishy-washy energies that do me no good. After 15 minutes I become my own drill sgt.  suck it UP sweetheart !  Yeah you are still single – it could be worse – get. ovah. it !   Get UP and Get to WORK !

Light candles, incense, ring some bells – gain ALTITUDE – pronto !

Then I do what any good Virgo stellium would do – I dismantle the bomb.  Pick it apart and solve it.   Here’s how:

Find YOUR squaring houses and work your puzzle, your way.  

Aries squares my Cap ASC and my Cancer DC.  Internally (eternally ?  sheesh.) at war with self (1st) and others (7th).  How the heck do I get out of it..?
Third house communicates – just by being here writing, I have solved one thing.  Second, my Aries Saturn Rx opposes my 9th (but trines Sag Mars) – by teaching I find compromise with others.  [ * waves * How ya’ll doin’ out there ? ]

Squares lead to the greatest growth in the natal chart because they are internal tension you can tap into everyday to find powerful metamorphosis.

Oppositions show up when other people do.  So hermits have oppositions with bears and moose, I guess, lol.  You shall not pass … or something.  haha  You get what I am saying.

For help solving oppositions, find the midpoint energies. 

For instance in my chart Toro Moon opposes Scorpio Neptune.  The midpoint between the two (square) lands me in Aquarius, an empty house – yet Aquarius is humanitarian and ruled by Uranus – astrology.  My Uranus is conjunct 9th house Sun – a benefic – so count Sun as a powerful ally.  Answer is: I quit drinking, etc.. and funnelled all my Loonie Lunar Neptuner sensitivity into astrology & divination for the WIN !
WoOo HooOo !

Also note: Aquarius on the second can mean two jobs, self – employed or made, infrequent or unsteady income.

Or… in my case, working my ass off to make more moola (2nd house) by initiating work in the intuitive arts so I can keep my house.
(aka – Hello Aries NN in the 4th !)

questions welcome
peace out

Life on Mars

Eerie skies and drought grass turned my whole world golden tonight.  
It felt like life on Mars…even my cappuccino cream cat turned golden in the light.

The fall blooming clematis vine you see here at the bottom is about the only thing growing in my yard, except for my garden, which I am watering.  My gardener freak father gave me cuttings from his clematis years ago, and it now covers nearly my entire chain link fence.
Mars (cuttings) from my father (Saturn) for a fragrant garden (Venus/Libra).

How are you all doing with Mars conjunct Saturn..?
Workhorses ?
No pain, no gain ?

I have promised myself I would go to bed early tonight.  Wouldn’t lay bets on that, though.  The Mars / Saturn conjunction in Libra above us is activating my natal Mercury.  Mars trines Saturn in my natal and my progressed Mars is exalted (and conjunct Moon – so I feel like working)  in Capricorn. 

See what I mean ?!!  MarsMarsMars

Plus Grand Air Trine: Moon / Venus / Saturn + Mars – so I am writing, probably will for hours.  

Friday 3rd
Moon into Pisces 8:58am CST,USA

Tuesday 7th
Venus into Cancer 8:43am, CST, USA

Wednesday 8th
Mercury stations direct 1’26” Leo 12:40am, CST, USA

*ding* second round

Venus slides into touchie – feelie Cancer and a T-square ! 
Uranus Rx at 8’17” Aries squares both Pluto at 7’21” Capricorn and newborn Cancer Venus ~> while Venus opposes Pluto Rx.

In english for non- astro folks, presto-change -o metamorphosis regarding love, money, creative juices, feelings, home are all coming into intense focus at the same time communication matters are shifting sands…!

Mercury energies are buzzing and setting off buzzers – the change – up in energies around stations are always more keenly felt !  Mercury will then begin closing a trine to Uranus Rx – you have mail !

Who knows what, though ?!?  Uranus Rx is a total and I do mean total wildcard.
Things are about to get really interesting !

T- square tension lives in your Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  Any planets between 3-13 degrees are going to be feeling the heat.  Metamorph baby !
Venus will feel better to early Scorps, less so for early Libra.

Leo Mercury will station direct in trine to North Node of Destiny in Sagittarius also at one degree ( N Node is nearly into Scorp ! ).  
Fire much, lol !?
Early Sagittarius is a sweet spot for talking/ thinking it out, while early Scorp planets will begin to feel the communications get tense.

All this while Mars is conjunct Saturn.
All while Mars + Saturn trine Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

This is some s
erious work hard and heal well astro.

Dive in !  and be ready to bob & weave, baby !

free to fly

The Thunder Call

Venus in Air of Gemini

She is charming, attracting and eager to engage you in conversation
Versatile and clever, she is alert, loves flexibility and fun
she needs the freedom to fly
she will tell you exactly what she thinks
Aquarians and Sagittarians love Venus

she will romance them sweetly until
August 7 when Venus enters Cancer

Venus brings the Water bearers creative loveword potions
Venus shows Sagittarians good times and fair play
Saturn is Rx in Libra, exalted
Venus rules Libra
Saturn is debts
Venus is love, money, balance
add them together
we have what equals a labor of love
Saturn is in easy trine to the octaves of love

the sweet intoxicating personal love of Venus
and the
higher octave Neptunian cosmic surrender to the All One
…be gentle with yourself and with others…
om mani padme hum