The older generation will find comfort with the transit of Venus through the nebulous sign of Pisces. While it's true that Venus in Pisces is more romantic than other placements, it also represents suffering in search of perfect love.
A young girl gets a crush on her teacher -- a married one -- yet that love feels divine. She feels she has found a soul mate. She couldn't care less that the object of her affections cannot reciprocate. If the teacher succumbs to her advances, it hurts everyone.
This placement and the aspects formed present a test to the older generation. They have the opportunity to show the true nature of divine love by gently guiding the love-struck girl to a higher expression of selflessness rather than selfishness.
This placement can bring tears to cleanse the soul and arouse poetry from the depths of our emotions. Find compassion for those who are in the throes of this exalted love.
Mars in seductive Scorpio still trines Venus in Pisces. This can trigger stalking incidents! There is a compulsive need for soulful love, to which we want to give physical expression. This is great stuff for those in committed relationships, as long as both parties remain free to express their fantasies together.
If not, jealousy could dissolve the relationship. Use the energy from the Mars-Venus midpoint in Capricorn to guide you and your sweetie through these trials.
Watch the film "Fatal Attraction" to see what happens when you succumb to your lower impulses. The White House incident has made us all witnesses to the negative consequences of sexual dalliances. Now we can better understand the temptations that lead to indiscretion.
Disseminating Moon 16 Libra 29; Friday, February 5, 2017, 12 09 CST
This is a time for sharing what you've discovered this lunar cycle. Have lunch with friends or co-workers this Friday. There is much clarity with the Moon's glorious trine to the Sun. Missing pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. Everything makes sense at last! One thing crucial for this clarity is sharing. What kind of feedback did you receive at the Full Moon? Adjustments to that advice help fulfill this month's dream.
Think about the statement, "United we stand, divided we fall." Learn to work together. At this point, your team may be crippled due to emotional problems. Look for resolution to any separations. This is the week for reunion!
Even though reunion may take place, it will still take time to heal. We all know it is much easier to forgive than to forget a slight. When you can't release the injury, it crops up later to haunt you. There's a seed of doubt. Like the weeds in your garden, it keeps coming up until you rip it out.
ARIES (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th):
An old school chum of yours may cause problems in your partnership and/or relationship. This headache could destroy your hopes and dreams. Your honey wants to take a back seat right now and devote more time to his or her work and health -- and to think things through.
He or she feels the threat of separation and is trying to put it in perspective. Your usual style of teasing him or her out of this mood may not work as well now. This gives you a hint as to how serious the problem has become.
You need serious and deep introspection. Your sweetie may have a more intuitive feel for the people you hang out with lately. One thing you might want to include in this month's wish list is the power to discern who is a friend and who is not.
TAURUS (Apr. 21st-May 20th):
"Vengeance is mine," saith the Lord. If someone who once hurt you is now crippled, don't feel either guilty or all-powerful! This isn't proof that you're an evil person ... or a black witch, either!
With your ruling planet, Venus, in Pisces, in your house of freedom, you need to free yourself from needless guilt. Don't head off on a pity trip. That isn't the image you want to project. No martyrdom!
You gain understanding now. You're fortunate to have a mentor or two on your side, to help you through the rough times. Yes, you are a child of the Universe, and you should feel very blessed for the incidents in your life that make you so strong. Recognize this and you'll begin drawing new friends into your life. This group may include a new soul mate!
GEMINI (May 21st-June 21st):
Your ruling planet, Mercury, has been in Aquarius, in your ninth house. This has enabled you to accommodate a hectic pace, Gemini. To keep up, make sure to feed yourself well. Bear in mind while you are riding high on life that much of what you experience right now also made your father what he is -- in a different era, of course.
A relationship might show you how a controlling partner works. Perhaps you think that this is his or her true nature. Others can't control you unless you allow it! Write down that thought and place it on your bathroom mirror.
Another proverb is, "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." That's the one you teach now. Your partner needs to see that side of you. too. His or her father might have missed this one. Single Gems, remember that there's still that place within you that needs a partner! Your career can't keep your feet warm on wintry nights or wrap you in the comfort of its arms! Keep your options open to romantic alliances.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 22nd):
Your hormones are ready to take you where you've never been, and that's exactly what you've been waiting for! Turn the television off this week, and surprise your lover with a seductive new look. Don't let fear catch you in its grip! Your sweetie appreciates surprises more than you know.
Set the scene this Saturday with candles and incense -- no big dinner, or you'll both get too tired and fall asleep ... again. Make it a munchies tray instead, complete with champagne or sparkling water. You could even do the white gown and black lights bit! If you do, add a bit of tonic water to your drinks for that beautiful bluish color under black light! If necessary, farm out the kids for the weekend. It's time for a honeymoon -- first or second, it doesn't matter!
LEO (July 23rd-Aug. 22nd):
You have a rare opportunity this year, Leo. It begins with the transit of your ruler, the Sun, through the sign of Aquarius. On the surface it might seem that everyone plays against you, but that isn't the case. View things from a different perspective.
You are virtually walking in the shoes of your partner, friends, and open enemies this year. That means you'll get a good view of yourself -- and everything else -- through their eyes. Your siblings will now seem the traveled ones, worldly wise or distant, while your in-laws will take on more of a sibling feel -- possibly complete with the rivalry! You'll get a look at your parents from your honey's perspective.
You will achieve a whole new way of seeing things by year's end. This week you may trip over the objects of your sweetie's complaints. That's when you'll know you've begun to make the switch.
VIRGO (Aug. 23rd-Sept. 22nd):
All that activity in your sixth house, square the Moon in Scorpio, tells us that some scary things are going on in your workday world. You need to address them. Repressing your fears can lead to accidents, nervous problems, and even ulcers!
Not only that, but suspicions arise about your relationship because the sixth house represents your partner's secrets. Perhaps you question the ethics of knowing things you're not supposed to know. Perhaps you feel disgusted with yourself for sneaking a peek in your honey's wallet or purse.
As an astrologer and a friend, I assure you that you're experiencing a purification process in order to meet with your higher power in life. This can be a confusing time, replete with hypochondria. A spiritual leader can help you through this time; seek out someone in touch with nature. Native Americans from the Lakota tribe of helped me through a troublesome time.
You may feel electricity, coursing through your body. It may bring frightening sexual feelings as well. That is known as Kundalini energy. There are many resources available online to help you understand this subject. Don't let fear keep you from a rewarding path. Start meditating to let go of the fear. Face your fear and see it dissolve.
First thing See your physician for a thorough checkup to help the process. Then paint some beautiful pictures of your future! With Venus and Jupiter in your seventh house, that is the challenge.
LIBRA (Sept. 23rd-Oct. 23rd):
So you have romantic fantasies about an actor, Libra! You could become a TV writer by now. How about shutting off the tube for at least two hours a day? Write a sequel or an episode to your favorite program. Forget the bull about having to have a degree in creative writing to become a professional writer. You're the expert!
You should know the subject you write about, and you do know love! You've tasted it, tested it, smelt it, seen it, felt it, heard of it -- and let it go. Why? To try another! Of course! That love wasn't nearly perfect enough. He or she was too old, too young, or too weird.
Shared intimacy is the key to true love. You've had many similar experiences, both good and bad, and you know empathy. Someone like that is within your reach, but you have to prove you seriously want one special person in your life. You've almost crossed the gap -- don't stop now!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24th-Nov. 22nd):
You might see the face of the one who got away on television this week, Scorpio. He or she might even have won the lottery. Look where you could have been if only you'd had the insights you have today.
Are you tempted to call this person to renew old ties? Don't even go there! You'd play with the heart of more than one person. Let bygones be bygones; concentrate your energy on your life as it is.
Your old love's reappearance was meant to heal your old wounds. These relate to the way you suffered as a child. Perhaps there was sexual or emotional abuse, but the injury has crippled your view of the world. Explore your motivation in relationships while Mars is in your sign. Study them intently this week, when Pluto squares Venus in your fifth house of pleasures. Hearts are not toys.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23rd-Dec. 21st):
There's a good chance that someone find attractive wants more than your body! Beware of any proposition that sounds too good to be true; it probably is! Exercise caution with the people you hook up with now.
If your eyes get the better of your pocketbook, you might try to impress someone by buying rounds for the house instead of paying the rent. The person you try to impress is a knockout, but also fickle. Let someone else play Santa this week. You sit back and observe.
The rich don't get that way by spending money they don't have. Leave your credit cards at home. Take only the money that you'll need to have a nice night on the town. Take your time, and get to know the people you meet this week. If it's a relationship worth nurturing, the person will respect you all the more for your common sense!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22nd-Jan. 20th):
By next Saturday you should be sitting pretty, Cap. A powerful planetary pattern, known as the "tetradic yod," forms on that day. It will let you know for certain that you've found your center. Your ruling planet is in the middle of this yod. The Libra Moon conjuncts the house opposing Saturn. The yod calls for concrete action because the action-oriented Moon is at work here.
Have you made your reservations for the Ritz Carlton yet? Even if you don't win the lottery, someone wants to steal you away from work for at least a day -- possibly for a trip to the place you first met. What are you waiting for?
Pick out a new wardrobe. Get some nice underthings too! This week is time to take care of yourself and your dreams.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21st-Feb. 18th):
Neighbors may ask you to care for their children or pets this week so they can take time off to renew their vows. This may leave you feeling lonely and left out, especially if you've been having problems in your own relationships.
Just the act of nurturing little ones can bring home the importance of the little things in life. You need daily maintenance in relationships, just as with your possessions, if you want them to last.
A kind word or a soft caress can significantly alleviate the stresses we face each day. Don't be afraid to soften your stance! Be grateful that in today's world you may express feelings of intimacy. Now, where will you and your sweetie go to celebrate your togetherness?
PISCES (Feb. 19th-Mar. 20th):
If you could freeze-frame one moment in your life, what would that moment be? Was it the time you got stuck in the sand dunes with your sweetie at midnight and truly accepted for the first time that everything would turn out all right if you simply trusted?
If that trust has suffered because of old wounds, try to revive it this week. Go back and revisit the scene. Possibly it happened near water. This was a foreshadowing of the emotional turmoil you'd encounter in this relationship -- and also the endurance you'd find when you managed to weather the storm.
I'm not saying that everything's rosy from now on, but it certainly looks better for the two of you. The bond you're forming should last a long time. What more can you ask for?