Astrology at a Glance
What does it do & why is it important?
Astrology at a Glance is a Premium Members feature that examines the transits of the personal planets -- Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars -- as they pass through each successive sign during the year.
As the aspects form, it gives a bare-bones summary of each energy combination -- and what it means to accomplish. It shows you the totality of a planet's development and the work it does in its transit through its current sign.
Astrology at a Glance gives a short, concise look at how one thing leads to another as the planet's aspects unfold, and how these meetings eventually conclude with changed conditions ... preparing you and the Inner Self that planet represents for the next step in your evolutionary journey.
The summary below describes the work of Venus in Gemini for 2017
Like Mercury, your Venus energy describes two inner selves. One helps you form and manage your relationships, the other is in charge of your finances and management of material assets.
Mainstream Astrology often reduces these vital life areas down to "love and money," but your Venus energy is lots more complex ... and covers a lot more territory than just that.
Yes, indeed, Venus deals with partnerships ... and love -- your earning and spending choices ... and money. It aims to keep these two significant life areas working comfortably ... with each other and with your inner selves who have other interests. (Again, there are 10 major ones who comprise your psycho-spiritual Inner Family.)
Your Venus energy wants you to form positive alliances, to get along with people, to profit from your social connections and to create a pleasant community for you and your people to enjoy. It also wants you to prosper -- with all the material comforts and sensual experiences money can buy.
Sometimes Life cooperates in this; sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes your different Inner Selves cooperate in this; sometimes they don't. You -- and your Venus energy -- will act one way when things are going well. You will both become "a completely different person" when they aren't.
Ven -- Just the Facts
The Social and Financial Self -- alliances, partnerships, possessions, money and resources
Your Venus energy wants you to thrive in your relationships and social community -- for you to be comfortable and safe financially. Relationships and material goods are vital assets. You need them to survive ... and Venus energy helps you acquire and manage both.
Positively ---> sociable, pleasant, accommodating, cooperative, generous, stable, secure, fond of physical pleasures
Negatively ---> complaining, manipulative, jealous, co-dependent, selfish, lazy, greedy, self-indulgent, miserly
Gem -- Just the Facts
Positively ---> cerebral / clever / logical / knowledgeable / inventive / impartial / versatile / quick-witted / able to "think on his feet"
Negatively ---> high strung / scattered / unfocused / shallow / contradictory / unreliable / mentally stressed / unable to communicate clearly
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In the Company of the Goddess -- Venus ... the Symbol of Love in the Zodiac ---> The planet Venus as a symbol in Astrology represents our sense of beauty and comfort, the way we deal with money and issues of physical support, and the way we manage our close relationships. It is, therefore, an important indicator of our personal values. Notice the "value" we place on all the things just listed.