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Venus is the planet that brings a sense of happiness and respect. How much we have, how much we give, the types of things we respect and appreciate all come from Venus.
This respect gets activated in relationships, as we are tested mightily in them – to yield our wishes to another and respect their views as equal to our own – not just in romantic relationships, but in all friendships as well.
Venus teaches us the fast track to happiness is often through compromise. As a rajasic planet, Venus is connected to the energy of the moment, responsive and responding. Often, the easiest thing we can do right now to be happy is give in to the wishes of another. It is the fast track to happiness in all ways - including sensual. That is why food and other sensual pleasures are so compelling. They are immediately gratifying to the body (Tamasic).
But at what cost? Are we sliding on our principles when we give in and conditioning others to think we don’t mind certain things, when in fact we do. Often in relationships this problem occurs. We compromise too much in the beginning because we want to feel the beauty of connection and we try to accommodate and be stretched.
Then later, as the newness and “charge” wears off, we stop accommodating and the other person finds out how we really feel about things. Or, we are on the other end of that process. Relationships are ofter a mutually delusional experience on some level. Both people share the desire to connect, but beyond that not much else is certain.
Understanding the “no-compromize zone” is a challenge. And it takes effort, because Venus is the part of you that wants to enjoy the moment, so it is easy to put it off and say “well, we can work on this thing later and just enjoy what we share together now”. But those things that bother us in the beginning are always the things that come back later to be the deal-breakers.
We are usually more driven to connect when there is attraction, overlooking the problems. A powerful Venus does not go too far one way or the other. It sees the way to honor another’s wishes, without necessarily having to live them or take them on. It is not disproportionately driven by the desire for connection – at the expense of the desire for truth and respect.
That word respect again.
Venus in the Sky Now
Venus is severely combust now in the sky, very close to the Sun. It is further from the earth than at any other time. It is also joined Rahu and retrograde Mercury, in Sagittarius – ruled by Jupiter – a sign that exaggerates and makes things larger (not a good trait for the balancing act Venus is trying to walk).
There may be a tendency to feel disrespected now, have a deep sensitivity to it – then make it a very big deal out of it (escalating the situation) and become very moral and preachy about it (Sagittarius influence). Especially when considering the influence of Rahu (confusion) and retrograde Mercury (messing up details and communication problems), you want to be alert to this potential.
The internal feeling of disrespect from combust Venus often brings a disrespectful response from us, which then perpetuates the cycle. This is the growth process of combustion.
So, if you feel yourself feeling disrespected and angry at someone because of something like this, just wait and slow down. Especially if you start to feel that sense of “should and shouldn’t” come into your mind.
Those ruled by Venus (Libra and Taurus) or with Moon there,. etc.. may especially see these issues now – as Venus takes on more importance in their life.
Venus will be combust well into February 2010