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Venus in Gemini: 23/05 to 17/06

Venus


'Venus is the principle of pleasure and desire, reflecting our aesthetic values and tastes. It is our impulse to relate to others, indicating how we show love and affection and how we create common bonds.’ Carole Taylor - Astrology


Venus is the Great Goddess: for the Sumerians she was Inanna, in Babylon Ishtar and in Greece Aphrodite. She is The Goddess of beauty, sexual love and fertility.


'Venus is the principle of desire, love, beauty, value; the impulse and capacity to attract and be attracted, to love and be loved, to seek and create beauty and harmony, to engage in social and romantic relations, sensuous pleasure, artistic and aesthetic experience; the principle of Eros and the Beautiful; Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty.' Richard Tarnas - Cosmos and Psyche


‘Traditionally Venus was associated with the moist and warming power that is productive of the life force, and signifies, desire, love, beauty, cleanliness, purity, and religious worship.’ Demetra George - Ancient Astrology


‘Venus Principles: Impulses toward love and friendship, harmony and pleasure, grace and beauty, forces of attraction. The Venus archetype manifests through our yearnings to love and be loved, to enjoy ourselves and bring pleasure to others and to reach out in friendship and connection. Venus rules the power of attraction, our aesthetic taste and sensuality and our capacities to act in graceful and harmonious ways with the world around us.

Venus also represents our feelings of intimacy toward the divine principle as the Beloved, and the potential for ecstatic union with it as we regain our lost wholeness.’ Renn Butler - The Archetypal Universe


Venus in your chart


The influence of Venus will be felt according to where She resides and Her conversations with the other Gods and their placements in your chart.


'Attraction: Venus is the desire in us for love and romance; how we make ourselves attractive and what we find attractive in others.


Beauty: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the placement of Venus in your chart suggests your definition of this, whether you are moved by the harmonious proportions of classical Greek sculpture or the jagged edges of a Cubist painting. Venus tells us the kind of people we are drawn towards and the nature of the erotic charge that drives this; and in art, what pleases the eye and appeals to our aesthetic sense.


Relationships: Here we desire to form bonds with others, requiring feedback and response; thus we can look to this planet to describe all manner of one-to-one relationships including friendships.


Worth & Value: Since Venus offers an image of what we desire and what brings us joy, it is fundamental to feelings of worth and value - the kind of things we might feel moved to spend money on.


Peacemaker: Venus is known as the peacemaker, bringing the desire for harmony, proportion, and balance (along with the potential for laziness and lack of effort). Conflict is unwelcome wherever Venus is in your chart.


Vengefulness & Vanity: True to her mythic role as a goddess of the battle, there is also the potential here for each one to react with jealousy and vengefulness when what we have to offer slighted or rejected. Vanity can also arise around Venus.'



Gemini


Enter the realm of Gemini, a mutable air sign traditionally ruled by Mercury. As the the sign of the Twins, Gemini embodies a rich tapestry of qualities and themes that reflect its dynamic and multifaceted nature.


'Gemini is the double-bodied, yang, air temple of Mercury.


Gemini is the domicile of Mercury and the sign of the Twins.


In this sign, dominance of the light is still apparent, but the Spring season is transforming and by the end of Gemini the darkening of the light will commence as Summer takes over.


Hence the following themes are associated with Gemini:

Expressive, youthful, flexible

Changeable, intelligent, communicative

Curious, deceptive, chaotic

Rational, magical, argumentative, and inventive


Gemini is a sign associated with duality, changeability, magic, and mind.


Mercury rules both signs wherein transition toward the darkness occur.'


Adam Elenbaas - Nightlight Astrology


'Gemini is concerned with duality and movement between opposing sides, providing a bridge between the two. Positive mutable air is sociable and outgoing, light and playful, but easily bored and needing variety and stimulation for a curious, agile mind.'



Venus in Gemini


Venus in Gemini in the birth chart (Natally)


'Planets in this sign tend to adapt themselves easily to new environments and situations asking you to express with lightness and variety. With Venus in Gemini communication is the key to love: the art of verbal exchange and the sound of a lover's voice. Relationships need room to breathe.'



Venus in Gemini Principles:


Principle of Pleasure and Desire: Venus in Gemini reflects a desire for variety and intellectual stimulation in matters of love and aesthetics. Here, the principle of pleasure is experienced through communication, learning, and diverse social interactions. The impulse to relate manifests in a playful, curious, and sometimes flirtatious manner, valuing wit and mental agility in relationships.

Aesthetic Values and Tastes: Those with Venus in Gemini often have eclectic tastes, appreciating a broad range of artistic and aesthetic experiences. They are likely to be drawn to art forms that are dynamic and multifaceted, enjoying styles that provoke thought and engage the mind.

Relating to Others: In Gemini, Venus's way of showing love and affection is often through words and conversation. These individuals charm others with their light-hearted banter, humour, and storytelling. They seek partners who can keep up with their quick minds and enjoy discussing a wide array of topics.


Venus in Gemini Desires and Impulses:


Desire and Love: Venus in Gemini expresses itself through a need for mental engagement and variety in romantic relationships. These individuals are attracted to those who can engage them in stimulating conversation and offer new perspectives.

Aesthetic and Artistic Experience: Gemini's influence brings a playful and experimental approach to art and beauty. Those with this placement might enjoy contemporary art, graphic design, or any medium that involves communication and innovation.

Social and Romantic Relations: Venus in Gemini is inherently social, thriving on interactions that are lively and varied. These individuals often have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, enjoying light-hearted and non-committal connections as much as deep and meaningful ones.


Venus transiting through Gemini


When Venus transits through Gemini, Her influence can be felt in various aspects of our lives, particularly in matters related to love, relationships, finances, and self-worth. Here's how we might feel Her influence in our day-to-day lives:


Communication and Social Interaction: Venus in Gemini heightens the desire for communication and intellectual connection. People are more likely to seek out conversations, enjoy social interactions, and engage in playful banter. There's a strong focus on connecting through words, whether through casual chats, texting, or social media.

Variety and Flexibility: This transit brings a desire for variety and flexibility in relationships and social activities. People may feel more curious and open to new experiences, enjoying a range of interests and meeting diverse individuals. The emphasis is on keeping things light, fun, and engaging.

Flirtation and Playfulness: Flirtation and playfulness come to the fore with Venus in Gemini. The energy is more light-hearted and less serious, encouraging people to enjoy the moment without necessarily seeking deep commitment. It's a great time for dating, meeting new people, and exploring different romantic possibilities.

Learning and Intellectual Pursuits: There's an increased appreciation for learning and intellectual stimulation. People might feel more inclined to read, take up new hobbies, or engage in activities that challenge their minds. Artistic expressions that involve writing, speaking, or teaching are particularly favoured.

Socialising and Networking: Venus in Gemini is an excellent time for socialising and networking. People are more open to making new friends and expanding their social circles. Parties, gatherings, and community events are particularly enjoyable and fruitful during this period.

Light-hearted Romance: Romantic relationships take on a more light-hearted and carefree tone. There's a focus on fun and enjoyment rather than deep emotional bonds. This can be refreshing for existing relationships and exciting for new ones.

Creative Writing and Expression: This is a great time for creative writing, poetry, and other forms of artistic expression that involve language. People are more inspired to share their thoughts and ideas through written or spoken word.

Media and Technology: There's a heightened interest in media, technology, and communication tools. People might explore new ways to connect and express themselves through digital platforms, social media, and other tech-driven mediums.

Curiosity and Exploration: The transit encourages curiosity and exploration, both intellectually and spiritually. It's a time to ask questions, seek new knowledge, and explore different perspectives.

Flexibility and Adaptability: Venus in Gemini teaches the value of flexibility and adaptability in relationships and personal growth. Embracing change and being open to new experiences can lead to significant personal development.

Superficiality: One potential downside of this transit is a tendency towards superficiality in relationships and interactions. It's important to balance light-heartedness with depth to avoid shallow connections.

Indecisiveness: With so many interests and possibilities, there can be a tendency towards indecisiveness. People might struggle to make firm commitments or decisions, preferring to keep their options open.

Restlessness: The desire for variety and new experiences can lead to restlessness. It's essential to find a balance between exploring new things and maintaining stability in key areas of life.


"During Venus's transit through Gemini, love and beauty intertwine with curiosity and communication, bringing light-hearted romance, diverse social interactions, and a playful spirit of exploration and intellectual engagement."


Transiting Venus in Gemini for each Rising Sign


Twelve houses and their meanings
The Traditional House Sign Meanings

Aries Rising (3rd House)

Focus: Communication, local community, siblings.

Best Use: Engage in learning and sharing knowledge. Strengthen connections with neighbours and siblings. Take up a new course or hobby to stimulate your mind. Enhance personal growth by improving your communication skills and participating in community activities.

Taurus Rising (2nd House)

Focus: Finances, personal values, possessions.

Best Use: Re-evaluate your financial strategies and consider new ways to generate income. Focus on what truly brings you joy and aligns with your values. For personal growth, assess your spending habits and invest in experiences that enhance your intellectual and aesthetic development.

Gemini Rising (1st House)

Focus: Self-expression, personal identity, appearance.

Best Use: Reinvent your personal style and appearance to reflect your evolving identity. Focus on self-expression and communication. Personal growth comes from embracing your versatility and enhancing your self-image through learning and social interaction.

Cancer Rising (12th House)

Focus: Subconscious, solitude, spiritual growth.

Best Use: Use this transit for introspection and spiritual exploration. Engage in activities like meditation, journaling, or retreating to peaceful environments. For transformation, uncover hidden talents and address subconscious patterns that may be holding you back.

Leo Rising (11th House)

Focus: Friendships, social networks, aspirations.

Best Use: Expand your social network and collaborate with like-minded individuals. Pursue your aspirations by connecting with groups that share your interests. Personal growth is achieved by broadening your horizons and leveraging social connections to support your goals.

Virgo Rising (10th House)

Focus: Career, public image, authority.

Best Use: Enhance your professional relationships and network within your industry. Communicate your ideas effectively in the workplace. For personal transformation, seek opportunities for career advancement and refine your public image to align with your aspirations.

Libra Rising (9th House)

Focus: Higher education, travel, philosophy.

Best Use: Pursue higher education or engage in learning opportunities that expand your worldview. Travel, if possible, to gain new perspectives. Personal growth comes from exploring different philosophies and integrating diverse knowledge into your life.

Scorpio Rising (8th House)

Focus: Shared resources, transformation, deep connections.

Best Use: Focus on deepening emotional and financial partnerships. Explore areas of personal transformation and healing. For growth, engage in introspective practices and address any shared financial responsibilities or investments.

Sagittarius Rising (7th House)

Focus: Partnerships, marriage, one-on-one relationships.

Best Use: Strengthen and revitalise your personal and professional relationships. Communicate openly with partners to enhance mutual understanding. Personal growth comes from learning about yourself through the dynamics of your close relationships.

Capricorn Rising (6th House)

Focus: Work, health, daily routines.

Best Use: Improve your daily routines and focus on work-life balance. Enhance your workplace relationships and communication. For personal growth, adopt healthy habits and seek ways to make your daily tasks more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Aquarius Rising (5th House)

Focus: Creativity, romance, children.

Best Use: Engage in creative projects and express your artistic talents. Enjoy romantic pursuits and spend quality time with children if applicable. Personal transformation is achieved by embracing your playful side and exploring new avenues for creative expression.

Pisces Rising (4th House)

Focus: Home, family, emotional foundations.

Best Use: Improve communication within your family and create a harmonious home environment. Focus on your emotional well-being and explore your roots. For growth, strengthen your emotional foundations and find intellectual stimulation in home-based activities.


During Venus's transit through Gemini, each rising sign can harness its communicative and versatile energy to foster personal growth and transformation in specific life areas. By focusing on the themes associated with each house placement, you can make the most of this transit to enhance your relationships, expand your knowledge, and embrace new experiences.

"Venus favours the bold."

Ovid


Quote on gold flower of life

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