From Apr 2002*
Venus moves on into Gemini around the noon-hour tomorrow, Thursday. This adds even more volatility to the issues I've just been describing ... because Venus in Gemini loves having an array of romantic partners to choose from and thrives on diversity. More than one fantasy of an inappropriate relationship may ramble through your head -- and more than one opportunity to really splurge on something wild may show up.
The positive side of this energy is that you'll also see more than one way to get your needs met -- and be willing to try them all. You could wind up learning a thing or two about how to indulge your creative spirit. (Or maybe your tolerance for living dangerously.)
When Venus is in Gemini, people tend to be "intellectual" in their focus on love and money -- which could lead to a lot of rationalizing over why this great new relationship you've been offered might be fun or permissible or entertaining. ("After all, we're so intellectually compatible ... and what I really love about you is your mind." [sure, sure])
In the case of money, being logical can certainly be an asset, but being "logical in love" does detract somewhat from the romance. Still in both these important areas of life, people emphasize qualities such as intellect, reason, focus, curiosity, and inventiveness.
They may learn a lot - and think a lot - about the matters at hand, but again, the feeling side of the equation gets shortchanged. With this energy combination, people are looking for intellectual compatibility in their relationships. They want someone they can talk to. Trouble is, they may also be "more talk than action" when it comes to following through on their conquests.
They may also think and dither rather than seizing the initiative in matters of the heart. And, they can also be looking for "variety" ... so that more than one possibility appeals to them, or they may put effort into diversifying an existing relationship situation.
They can come up with inventive and clever ways of wooing and wowing their love interests ... often with written or spoken messages of devotion. Again, that may lose some of its appeal when more than one person is on the receiving end of such attentions.
But on the money side of the equation, diversifying income sources and dealing with finances in a logical manner ... can be a very wise thing.
Under stress, attention paid to relationships becomes nervous, inattentive, restless, fickle and scattered. Romantic pursuits may be extremely superficial and have no staying power at all. Relationships suffer from being analyzed incessantly and subjected to critical, closed-minded, opinionated, and inconsistent behavior.
Money may go to a variety of places ... running short from the sheer number of choices, and there may be strong preference to spending heavily for the sake of entertainment and diversion.
If you can maintain a little control here, the trine between these two planets that will form on the 19th of next month smoothes out this erratic, and often frivolous energy considerably -- and the results you can bring about then may be far more satisfying than what you're into at the moment. They won't, however, produce as much adrenaline.
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What Does Venus Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Pink is a Venus color. -- Named for the goddess of love -- Venus, modestly shrouded in clouds when photographed, is named for the mythological goddess of love. It is often seen as the evening star -- so bright and shimmering some say it gets mistaken for a UFO. Maybe. Maybe not.
Venus Retrograde -- Realigning Your Values and Assets ---> Reassessing things of value ... -- Venus represents your important relationships, your important values, and the way you handle the things you value, especially material resources like money and possessions you need to support yourself.
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