Mars in Scorpio — July 26, 2014-Sept 13, 2014

Carrie-Ann Moss

Mars moves into Scorpio on July 26, 2014 — after a long (7-1/2 months) trek through Libra. Mars is the traditional (and nocturnal) ruler of Scorpio, sharing with its modern day (diurnal) ruler Pluto.

Mars transits bring action and energy to the area of a natal chart where the transit occurs. It also affects planets in a natal chart that it forms aspects to, which are in turn influenced by the sign placement (in this case Scorpio) as well as the house Mars is placed in and rules in the natal chart.

For those born with Mars in Scorpio, this transit marks what’s called a “Mars return.” This will occur at some point during the current transit through Scorpio, between July 26th and September 13th.

Mars in Scorpio people are deep, passionate, enigmatic and intense. They’re fascinated by esoterica, mystery, secrets and the occult. They want to know what makes things (and people) tick.

They rarely take things at face value. They prefer to delve deep beneath the surface to uncover hidden meanings, agendas or motivations. Because this comes so naturally to them, they’re usually surprised to discover that others don’t do the same.

Venus in Cancer — July 18, 2014 — Aug 12, 2014

Venus enters Cancer on July 18, 2014 at 14:06 UT (10:06 am EDT). Venus in Cancer natives are known for being sensitive, affectionate and loving.

This is a very feminine archetype. Even the strongest, most independent and assertive Venus in Cancer people — both male and female — are apt to express themselves in traditionally feminine ways, such as nurturing, caring for and comforting others.

When it comes to relationships, they tend to mother their partners as well. They may be passive or indirect in the early stages, but this is because they have a lot of fears — mostly regarding rejection and abandonment . But once settled into serious, committed, long-term relationships, they shine at doing what they do best: being emotionally supportive and nurturing.

Venus in Cancer people are also very sentimental. They have fantastic memories and never forget a birthday or an important / meaningful anniversary. They also unfortunately never forget a slight.

While not all of them come from happy or functional families, most of them are aware of how their childhoods and family dynamics have shaped them. This is particularly evident in their relationships. 

Venus in Gemini — June 23, 2014 — July 18, 2014

Venus in Gemini -- Naomi Campbell

Venus enters Gemini on June 23, 2014 at 12:33 UT (8:33 am EDT). Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini, as the catalyst through which the concept of “Love” first emerges — through connecting, interacting and most importantly communicating with others.

Venus in Gemini people are charming and flirtatious. They’re playful, light-hearted and charismatic with a natural appreciation for the give-and-take that goes hand-in-hand in any relationship. They’re insatiably curious, wanting to know everything there is to know about the people they’re interested in, and as long as there’s always something left to learn that interest doesn’t wane.

But since Gemini is a mutable sign, there’s also a tendency toward restlessness and boredom. They like to keep things moving and to not get bogged down in tedium or routine. They’re easily distracted and require a lot of mental and verbal stimulation in order to maintain their interest.

When it comes to romance, Venus in Gemini people are said to run hot and cold. They’re notorious for ardently pursuing whatever they have their hearts set on one moment and detaching from it completely the next.

Soul Mate or Sociopath? by Fiona Beck

soulmate

by Fiona Beck, guest blogger 

Definition of a Sociopath: Many of the experiences that we have when dealing with a Soul Mate can be remarkably like dealing with a Sociopath, so how do we know the difference?

When you meet your Soul Mate it can feel as if you have waited your whole life for this person, the intensity is incredible, the love you feel knocks you off your feet and the two of you spend every spare moment communicating and sharing your hopes, thoughts and dreams. It literally feels like you have met the person that you were destined to spend your life with – discovered the very reason that you were born. You always wanted a connection this deep and here it is!

Mercury Retrograde June 2014

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury goes retrograde again on June 7, 2014 which means we are all in for another period of communication disharmony.  Its time to steady yourself and get ready for another journey through the “many” things that can go wrong during this period… or right if you perhaps choose to handle it in a different way.

Hence today’s tarotscope image of the Five of Swords which may be something you would like to come back to and focus on if things get too out of hand for you.

Mercury goes retrograde at 3°10′ Cancer on June 7 and proceeds its retrograde journey until it reaches Gemini on June 17 at which point you should feel a change in the energy.

Venus in Taurus — May 28, 2014 – June 23, 2014

Venus enters Taurus May 29, 2014 at 1:45 am UT (May 28, 2014 at 9:45 pm EDT).  Venus is exalted in Taurus, meaning that it is in its own ruling sign, that it’s comfortable in that sign, and that it is likely to express its highest most powerful vibration there.

If you were lucky enough to have been born with this placement, you probably have a natural appreciation for the beauty and the arts, for love and romance, and for anything that stimulates the 5 senses: a breath-taking sunset for example, a soft ocean breeze, a haunting melody, fine wine, gourmet foods, exotic spices, fragrant flowers, etc. The list goes on and on.

While they do appreciate luxury, Venus in Taurus people prefer comfort over extravagance and natural over synthetic.

They’re earthy, practical and sensuous. They long for stability and consistency and will shy away from drama in relationships.They’re better at balancing head and heart than most signs, most often leaning toward sensible choices that don’t involve risk.

Relationship Building by Willows Brilliance

Relationship Building

by Willows Brilliance, guest blogger 

Building a relationship during times of stress (or the hubbub of the holiday season) sometimes seems like the last thing we want to do.

With everything else seeming more important, it’s easy to fall into familiar traps where we see the other person as our aggravating, progress-blocking, obstacle who is doing whatever they’re doing to hurt us… on purpose.

Often this is not true at all, in reality it’s just a distraction from intimacy manufactured from conclusions we’re jumping to, or the desire to protect ourselves without really knowing the full story.

However, there are times when the other person really is trying to get under our skin or deliver a few well placed emotional punches.