Sunday, October 28, 2012

Venus in Libra: Skin Deep

Well, here we are then- Halloween is over, we're resigned to the fact that summer is in fact over (I WILL WEAR SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS UNTIL THERE IS 5 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AND MAY MOST HOLY SOBEK HELP ANY WHO TRIES TO STOP ME) and we're all realizing we spent way too much on a costume we only wear once(ish) a year. Wonderful. Luckily, to help nurse the Halloween Hangover, we have the lovely Venus in her home sign of Libra.
May Sobek have mercy on our eternal souls.

Ful disclosure- I tend to have some serious beef with Libra, and all things Venusian in general. I have no Libra in my chart, but a stellium (three or more planets all grouped together in a big conjunction) in each of the other Cardinal Signs. Added into that, my personal Venus is in Aries, generally recognized as a realy bad spot for her to be in. So expect a heavy amount of bias in this post.

Anyway, Venus in Libra is quite at home in Libra, because she rules this sign (with an iron fist I might add). Libran things such as looks, fashion and poise are given much more importance and consideration now than usual. In Virgo, utility and function are the key tenents, but in Libra the focus moves to refining and perfecting whatever area Libra rules in your chart.

This transit is going to be quite interesting, because its the first time since late 2009 that shes been able to ride through her sign without the influence of Saturn to slow her down. So this whole transit is going to have an edge of reclaiming old territory to it. It will also (like everything Saturn) be a test: How well can you keep up the momentum that you built up while he was in Libra on your own? Can you stand on your own two feet? Or will you fizzle out and regress? Its ultimately up to you I suppose, but it is going to take some serious work to go backwards now, I can tell you that much.

Also, if you're trying to move forward, start networking! This is a fantasatic time for that, so get out and meet some new people. You never know where it might take you!

The big danger here is getting caught in the two big pitfalls of Libra- First, Indicisiveness. Libra is notorious for never being able to make up its mind on anything, because Libra wants the "perfect" thing, whatever that may be. This is not neccessarily a bad thing, but usually she refuses to do anything until it is perfect and then refuses to lift a finger to make it happen herself, prefering to delegate.

(Note from the Legal Team: AstroGeek's Skywatch does not discriminate against, nor is he talking about any specific Libran, but rather the snark and sass in this post is directed at the sign [and the planet! Dont forget the planet guys!] itself. So please dont sue us or leave nasty comments below, because we already have enough to deal with trying to do damage control on this jackass. Thank you for your consideration of our collective delicate constituion.

P.S.- For the love of Sobek, someone get us out of here! We want to go back to working for Bain Capital!)

Anyway, the fun doesnt really start until Venus moves to oppose Uranus. Something about those two getting together causes such intense and insane love/ sex/ relationship voodoo the likes of which not even Venus-Mars can seem to pull off. But if you're already following my Mercury Retrograde Guide (you knew there was a reason I released it so early) then you should be fine.

Hobey-Ho, lets go, Hellraisers!
-The AstroGeek

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mercury Retrograde- Sending A Message

Well guys, its that time again- Mercury Retrograde season. I know you're super excited.

Obligatory link for those who have no clue what im talking about. Also this.

Its in Scorpio no less (well, it Starts in Saggo, but there is Scorping to be done as well, so im claiming it)- So you guys know what that means... MOAR DRAMA AND CRAPOLA TO DEAL WITH!! YAYY!! Specifically drama related to ancient, soul-searing angst you thought that you were well done with, and psych-revelations/insights that will shock you and may leave you in huddling in a corner.

(Well that is definitely one way to rock this transit, thats for sure...)

A interesting effect of this is it reeks of synchronicity. What you are trying to avoid dealing with, you will be forced to confront. Also, Im issuing an Undead Exes alert- Do not fall into the trap of going back and covering old ground. Forward motion only!

Here's what I would do though-

  • Change every ex you still have in your phone to something along the lines of DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT or OFF LIMITS. I dont care what unresolved crap you guys have, the answer is NO *swats your nose with a newspaper*.  
  • Declutter your everything- If you dont need it, its taking up space. Sell it, donate it, I dont really care. Just make it disappear.
  • Make your Planner your best friend. Schedule and plan everything you can. This will save you so much grief its not even funny. Also- go back into Mars in Virgo mode: If it can be tracked, it can be conquered.
  • Join a 24-Hour gym, so that you have somewhere to go at 3:26 am when you cant sleep and you need to work out some agression, no questions asked. One with a pool would be preffered, but a sauna will do.

  • Make some kind of announcement about your plans when Merc goes Retrograde, as close to the actual time as possible for maximum oomph. And yes, I know, this flies in the face of all the Mercury Retrograde advice ive ever given, but we are living under rebel stars now.
  • After said plans are made, drop a smoke grenade and pull a vanishing act for the rest of the Retrograde. In fact, dont reappear til after Merc gets back into Sag.
  • Plot. Plot everything. Every detail.
  • Keep everything to yourself. This is not the time to be spouting out your plans to everyone who will listen.
  • Basically, go into full-on Gemini mode. Das rite, Hellraisers- Time to act like the twins. I dont often suggest it, but when I do its because theres nothing else that will work quite as well.
Pro Tips-

  • Deal with any situation that arises quickly and with minimal drama.
  • For some reason, spending time in seedy dive bars alone, looking fantastic and sipping on a stiff drink brings synchronicity. Vibe mysterious and with a story to tell.
  • Have orgasms. Lots of orgasms.
  • Heated pools and hot tubs are magic. Spend as much time in them as possible.
  • Smoke cigars
  • Im serious about the orgasms
  • Avoid moose (moose are fine, its those bison you have to watch out for)
Above all else, chase what stokes your passion. Dont be stupid enough to hold yourself back now, not when you've come this far.

And whatever you do, do it with style.
-The AstroGeek

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Moon in Libra: I Feel Pretty, Oh, So Pretty...

Hello, Hellraisers! Yes, I know- Im sorry, it was him or Ke$ha. No one deserves that punishment.

Alright Libras, show of hands- Who feels like this right now? Hell, who am I kidding? We all do. After that insanity, in surprised we're all still standing! I knew you guys could make it though.

So, our first shot of Libra since Saturn left the sign! Hope you paid attention during that last exam, because BOOM POP QUIZ! Yes ladies and gentlemen, its time to take what you learned from Saturn during his sojurn and APPLY it. Now, wherever you had Libra is going to be helpful in processing the lessons (though honestly- if you havent gotten it yet, you're just not getting it. Wait til after your Saturn Return, young'n) and really defining them, which will show you where they fit in the new "You" (and if you think that you're not a completely different person yet, you are in for a nasty shock...)

Curiously (well, not so much to me because i know what im looking for, but for you lot and because I need to fill up the space) most of the lessons that I am hearing about involve Courage, a very non-Libran trait; belonging more to its opposite, Aries. How did Saturn push you to fight, take what you want, and defend what you love? These are questions you are going to need to answer and move forward with. 

Anyway, I cant ramble on about Saturn all night (as much as i'd like to sometimes...), so without much vacillating, onto the other Astro!

Sol Invictus and Luna Noctiluca- Okay, lets take a look at the situation here... *jaw drops* Holy hell, this little Lunation is directly opposite Eris. The best way to channel this is to rise up like an unholy warrior, full of piss and vinegar, and refuse to take anything that is holding you back. Put something awesome into motion, and do it NOW. Bring your A-game, and for the love of whichever God or Goddess we're asking for help from this week (oh fine, its Aphrodite), dont try to do anything less than that or you will fail. Come correct and Go Hard bitches, its Libra Season! A trine to Nessus tells you that you need to really purge the poison you have in your veins in order to move forward. You don't need to carry your baggage anymore- Just drop it, seriously. A sextile to Echeclus tells a different story, however- Time is an issue. Unresolved issues from the past will return- Deal with them (laughter helps); Uncertainty about the future will emerge- Refuse to let it paralyze you now; Own the present- This is your moment, start acting like it! Repeat after me- Always forward, never back. Make this your mantra. A conjunction to Rhadamanthus? You will be judged. What you have done up to now, what you are doing and what your plans are? Its all on the table. Anything that isnt going to work is going to be eliminated. I cannot stress this enough- Do not fight this process! Let it happen, even if it was the most super unbelievably awesome plan that you have ever concocted. Make a new one, one that works! A quincunx to Sedna tells you to stand up, and not to be afraid to demand to get what you want. There is no shame in it, as long as you put in the sweat equity in order to get it. A sextile to Quaoar tells you that there is a great deal of potential around you, but you have to use it to create an opportunity for yourself. Be authentic, and keep going no matter what, even if you find yourself completely and utterly alone. Thats when the fun starts, trust me. A trine to Heracles shows that you DO in fact have it in you to accomplish these great feats, but you need to be willing to do whatever it takes to do so. A bit of cleverness wont hurt either, though.... A sextile to Narcissus warns you of being too proud to turn down help from those who truly want you to succeed. Dont allow that to happen, stay open and alert for any opportunity. A trine to Hygiea confirms this, And asks "Would it kill you to smile a bit more? Oh, okay... try this, its called toothpaste. Use it often".

Mercury Terminorum- Mercury is almost silent. This cant be good... Last I saw, he was in the corner with Venus, plotting with that sextile of theirs, thick as thieves. Tell someone you trust a secret, you'll be surprised at what they share in return. It will bring you closer together and help to build trust. A sextile to Elatus shows that even though you are plotting and scheming and the details are driving you insane, you are in a surprisingly good mood! Use it to your advantage- walking around with a small, knowing smile on your face all day does WONDERS when it comes to freaking out your enemies. A quincunx to Jupiter is challenging you to think BIGGER when you make your schemes; Its time to graduate up to the big leagues, junior! Make some waves. A trine to Panacea shows that you are going to want to take the easy way out of a situation, but another trine, to Borasisi warns that if you take the out, it will just lead you further down the rabbit hole. A trine to Helio helps you to shine, dont bother to hide your brilliance right now! Arrogance is your enemy, obviously, but Humility isnt your friend either.

Venus Victrix- Not a ton to go over here either, the big news is a square to Jupiter that is so scandalous, you even shocked the hotel maids. And take it from me, THAT is something. that trine to Elatus is SUCH an awesome mood booster though, you're just oozing positivity (or is it positively oozing? [on that note, ewwww] Starzina's rubbing off on me again, I think. Or is it... wait, no- not even going to finish that thought for my own health) and those around you are definitely taking notice (seriously bitch- here's a towel, clean yourself up. You're oozing on my rug). A square to Amycus begs you to consider the consequences of your actions, and think about those you may hurt before you act. What has worked for you before may not work anymore. An adjustment is needed. An opposition to Borasisi tells you to watch out for sweet words that mean nothing- Lies are hardest from (and to) those we love the most. Another opposition, to Panacea confirms this- Dont deny reality. A conjunction to Sappho tells you your mission right now needs to be to become Self-Fulfilled, no matter what. It gets LOADS easier once you get that conquered. Of course, that is the secret message of the age, now isnt it? Do this and win the game before anyone else figures out the rules.

Mars Ultor- Well, the hits keep on coming. Our boy is in a crazy high-energy trine to Uranus, so yes to audacious new plans/ventures but no to petty spats and altercations. A square to Chiron confirms this, and adds that when all else fails, run from the situation in order to avoid getting sucked in. Thats right, you heard me. An opposition to Altjira tells you that its time to stop talking and start doing. Move quickly or you will miss your window of opportunity. A sextile to Siwa confirms this, but tells you that you need to have a lot of faith, as you aren't able to see the whole picture just yet. Take a deep breath, steel your nerves and move forward anyway. Another sextile, to Persephone tells you that no matter what you have lost and how much it hurts right now, you need to keep going. You will find what you are looking for again, but not right now. Now you need to be strong in yourself (or at least make a good show of it, because its all you can do to keep it together) and spit in the face of your self-doubt, laughing hysterically. Scorpios, you guys know what im talking about; everyone else is going to figure it out by 2014. A sextile to Orpheus also confirms this, but warns that you are going to have to traverse some rough road coming up here, and you're going to have to lead the way, or do it alone. This takes serious balls. Luckily, you have them. Finally, a square to Orcus challenges you to maintain your integrity in all of this. Trust me, you will be tested with temptation. Read the contract carefully before signing anything.

Jupiter Lucetius- An opposition to Pholus, Eros and Ixion has you longing for what has come and gone- You need to accept that what has passed is now firmly in the past and that you are in the present. Look ahead, and get excited about new potentials that are right under your nose rather than allowing yourself to get trapped in self-pitying martyrdom. Besides, there's a reason that its in your past (no matter how good it was). Make better choices next time (Ohyes, there WILL be a next time. I guarantee that.) A sextile to Pelion tells you that you need to take some time away from the everyday and recuperate. Give yourself space. A conjunction to Chaos is calling you to face your fears and start something brand new. Do not give in to that nagging voice in your head. A square to Urania indicates that you have got to start trusting yourself if you expect to make it through. Seriously, you dont need validation on every single decision you need to make. Weigh your options, and always go with your gut/intuition. We are DONE walking on eggshells and waiting for the other shoe to drop. No, bloody bold and resolute is the name of the game now! 

Saturn Zamolxis- Okay, awesome, I get to rave about Saturn again! Lets see, trine to Neptune, nothing new there. Although keeping a dream journal is wicked awesome right now, so do that. A sextile to Eurydike asks how you will react when what you were depending on falls through. Do you make adjusments and press forward, or do you throw your hands up and admit defeat? In the end, that is up to you, but either choice, commit fully. This is not a time for a crisis of faith. A sextile to Toro is awesome for helping you keep your momentum going, provided you can make the initial spark on your own. A trine to Ceres helps you do whatever is needed to get what you want. Make sure you are acting from love, and not fear/doubt.       

Uranus Aiolomorphos- A trine to Juno can bring back old flames out of the blue (read: everyone you've ever even so much as crushed on). It starts small, with flings and crushes first, and moves quickly up to the heavy hitting ghosts of romance past. Wrap up what is unfinished and go forward (or stay and settle. I really cant tell you what's right for you there). Curiously, this seems to have an air of "Second Chances" about it. Again, what you do is up to you. A sextile to Altjira forces you to take a step back and re-evaluate the situation, both yours and theirs. An opposition to Siwa, Orpheus and Persephone calls for you to stand up and do whatever it takes to get back what you want, if it still matters to you. 

Neptune Ennosigaios- Oh thank god, we get a break here. A trine to Ceres is telling you to nurture your dreams. They are what is keeping you going after all, right? A square to Asbolus makes it a little difficult to stay cheery, and some very harsh truths need to be faced, but it is worth it to do. An opposition to Toro shows that energy levels and drive are very low, and you will need to fake it most days. Take as much time for yourself as possible. 

Pluto Eubuleus- So what's new with Pluto? Well, not a whole heck of a lot. The major one to watch is a conjunction to Icarus, indicating that you are really struggling with the mantle you are carrying right now, and you just want to throw it off and go do something else. The only thing ill ask is this: What's stopping you?

So stay alert guys, step forward with cautious optimism, and dont be scared to believe again (just a little). Do whatever it takes, and dont lose something amazing just because you were too good to fight dirty for it. 

Speaking of dirty, go check out great friend of the Skywatch, Starzina Starfish-Browne and her Time of the Month Horoscopes!


AND- Check out my very good friend Rod (aka Baphas), who is really into a crazy addicting game called Fractal, if you haven't heard of it!

 And your Zeitgeist Playlist-

(what, did you REALLY think I was going to let you off that easy?)

And thats all for me folks! See you in Scorpio!
-The AstroGeek

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mars in Sagittarius: Dangerous Liasons

Whew! We made it guys! Now we can all put our feet up and relax for a bit and drink some coffee out on the verranda. Yay us!

Whats that you say; Im missing one last planet? Which one?

Oh tits, its Mars.

Hahahaha well wasnt that a fun respite guys? Whew, I feel SO refreshed! And its a good thing too, because now I have the sudden pressing desire to go skydiving. Like right this second. And then after, I might try my hand at motocross. You know, just to pass the time.

Mars in Saggo. God help us everyone else.

So wherever you have Sagittarius in your chart is about to get SWOLE. Your key with this is to 1.) Set a goal- Dream BIG BIG BIG here. Trust me. The more radical and crazy awesome, the better. 2.) Know the territory- Learn everything you can about this, get your head around this goal. Immerse yourself in it. Live, Eat, Breathe it. Want it. 3) Get amped!! This is something YOU want, so YOU go and get it! 4) Train your ass off. This goes hand in hand with #2. If you want to see results, you are going to need to put up the work, and you are not going to want to mess around. Capitalize on your gains, and keep up your momentum. 5.) Triumph- Follow the first 4 steps and this is assured, barring outside influence.

Now- Warnings: Saggo has a major failing- Its the tendency to TALK about what you would/want to do rather that actually doing it. This is Low Performance Saggo, avoid this at all costs. Luckily, Saturn in Scorp should help you there. Just stay committed. You will also be tempted to put in less of an effort due to time constraints and other issues. Venus in Virgo helps here; If you dont have one, invest in a scheduler. It will save you. Plot out your time, track EVERYTHING YOU DO. Its amazing where you can find time if you actively look at how your spending it. Also, Mars' trip through Virgo should still be fresh in your mind. Dont forget what you learned from that.

Again, look at where Sagittarius falls in your chart. The house that has it on the cusp will tell you where to aim and how high to shoot. For instance, this one will take place in my Twelfth so... Well, lets not go into that one, the twelfth is a silly place. Say Saggo is on the cusp of your Tenth house, It would be an awesome time for you to work some radical new career mojo. This doesnt mean spam your resume everywhere, it means defining what you want in a career, finding what fits your ideal, and targeting that specific career. 

Above all else though, do it big!

-The AstroGeek

And allow me to introduce you to my new favorite thing ever: Electro-Swing!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Scorpio Black Ops, Act V: Saturn into Scorpio- A Swift Rider

Hellooo, Hellraisers!!! Thats right, we're dispensing with the pleasantries and getting down into the real nitty-gritty now! And its about damn time too! If I had to take one more nanosecond of Libra I was about to cut a bitch. Luckily, I kept the body count down to a minimum during his stay in the sign of the scales, so its all good.

Anyway, lets get down to buisness, shall we? Saturn is in Scorpio for the next two and a half years, and you're going to have to make some serious adjustments if you expect to survive, because Saturn is taking no prisoners here. Think of him like the leader of a caravan through the desert. He will do everything he can to get you across to the other side, safe and sound, but you must follow his instructions exactly and without question or he will kill you. Sometimes, there is no room or time for debate or compromise (as were the watchwords in Libra) and the job just needs to get done, for the good of everyone.

And you better believe it truly is life-or-death. The choice, however is up to you.

No more sitting on the sidelines. You need to get involved, engaged, and get totally turned on in every sense of the word. You should be positively crackling with intensity and it should be palpable to those around you. See, Saturn LOVES Scorpio and Scorpio loves him right back. They get along fantastically (even though he's exalted in Libra somehow).

Adding to this is the fact that Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio (allegedly), is in Capricorn, which if you've been paying any attention at all you'll know is ruled by Saturn. Now this is getting a lot of Astrologers very excited, as it is quite important when two planets are in each other's signs (allegedly). It creates something called mutual reception. All that means is that the planets are working to help each other acheive their mutual goals, and everything goes swimmingly (except when it doesn't). In addition to this, the signs are also in what we call a sextile to each other, which is a great, supportive aspect. These two are easy bedfellows.

But thats not all, folks, Nosiree Bob (who the hell is Bob anyway?)! Saturn is also in trine (another awesomely supportive aspect, even more so than the sextile) to Neptune for like, ever. So that brings on even more of the awesome, as Saturn helps to give structure and support for Neptune's dreamy ideals, while Neptune softens some of Saturns rough edges.

And if that wasnt enough for you, next year we have Jupiter moving into Cancer, which will trine Neptune and Saturn bringing into focus something we call a Grand Trine, which is just a fancy way to say that all of the planets are working together instead of bickering like they usually do. Now this Jupiter thing actually brings up some other issues too, as Jupiter is considered Exalted (performing really really well) in Cancer, so that adds to the awesome (not to mention, thats where my Jupiter is, so i'll be having whats called my Jupiter Return next year. While not as dramatic as the Saturn Return, its still one to watch out for and ups my personal awesome factor. But back to you guys).

Its not all sunshine and ponies however (seriously, when is it EVER with Scorpio?). Jupiter in Cancer is also going to set off a brand new round of the Cardinal Crisis, now that Saturn's out of the ring for a while. So enjoy this next 8 or so months as a nice reprieve (not that it feels like that, mind you) as all we have to worry about on that particular front is Uranus square Pluto, and I am running out of things to say about that one.

The main message here is this however: Grow or Die. These are your options, and you can package them however you like, but the message stays the same.

Of course, more as we go along. This is just getting started guys, and we are in for one hell of a ride.

Lets get dangerous

-The AstroGeek

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scorpio Black Ops, Act IIII: Mercury in Scorpio- Talk Dirty To Me

Oh I have been WAITING for the right moment to use this one, guys. Mercury into Scorp, huh? Well this is Round 3. Officially the home stretch now.

Right then- Mercury. The bastard has been wrapping up his stay in Libra, and is partied out. Enough of the platitudes, backhanded insults and being civilized- Mercury wants something real.

Right now he feels like a private dick from an old whodunit. Craving the streets and a good puzzle to tackle, our boy is getting antsy. Luckily, there is a lot of work to be done in Scorpio...

Its time, ladies and gentlemen, to focus on the matter at hand (whatever that may be) and make some decisions. Wherever you have Scorpio is going to get a mental supercharge, in addition to all the other nonsense happening there. For me, that is the 10th, so its all about my career and worldly ambitions.

The big thing about Merc in Scorp is that he gets so hungry for knowledge right now. You may find yourself interested in new ideas that are a little... offbeat. Follow where they lead, if you dare.

Also, if you are doing any kind of psychological/ subconscious work (and even if you're not), this is an amazing time to take a good, hard look at what's in the dark, murky depths and get some awesome insights about it. Take time to be alone with your thoughts and give yourself a chance to process these insights.

Also, obligatory Scorp warning- For some reason, this placement turns the Mercury ruled (like yours truly) into full blown lothario mode. And while we think we are being smooth, in practice it ends up more like a bad impression of Austin Powers. Its better to read body language, and the intention behind the words rather than listen to the words themselves, which are guaranteed to make you laugh and probably spit up your drink. Unless you're into that sort of thing...?

(Oh damn it, its starting to get to me too. Better end it before I go overboard!)

Good hunting!

-The AstroGeek

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jupiter Retrograde- A Test Of Character

God you really cant take me anywhere anymore. A simple night out with my family becomes a raucous bacchanalia without warning, and the discovery is made that I have multiple fan clubs. I have no idea who any of those people are but they sure as hell know me! New rule- always go out on the New Moon and never ever ever on the Full Moon. Or was that already a rule? Not sure, its gone all timey-wimey and im rambling. 

Round 2, Ladies and Gentlemen. Get your game face on.

So, Jupiter Retrograde, huh? Jesus, somebody pour me a Valium martini and lace the rim with Vicodin, Papa needs to take the edge off. 

Last time we checked in with Jupiter was when he got sick of plodding through Taurus and entered Gemini. Since then, he has had to deal with Venus stealing his thunder with her Occultation (that transit of the Sun everyone was on about) and he had to put up with her for an extended stay to boot! Well, hes soldiered on, and has made it about halfway through the sign (incidentally, right where Venus put on her show, give or take a degree) and is ready for a bit of a break. So he's going Retrograde.

God help us.

Jupiter intends on making this difficult for us, guys. The challenge is going to be whether you can make it through without falling back on those old habits that you used to think were the only way to survive, or if you can use all of your shiny new skills and knowledge to succeed. And in Gemini? Yeah you are going to have to hustle if you want to make it. Its time for you to start living on your wits again; nose to the grindstone isnt going to cut it alone anymore.

You're going to need to have Faith in order to see this one through. Faith in what, you ask? Well, you're going to need to have faith in yourself. I know, it sounds trite, but bear with me. Look at where Gemini falls in your chart if you know it. The area that represents in your life is where you are going to need to do to the max. For me, thats going to be the Sixth (and Fifth) House, so fitness is going to be key to my success (and later on, unleashing my personal awesome).

Anyway, wherever this transit falls, Jupiter is going to stretch and pull that area of your life until it is suitably awesome. You will need to call on it and use it more than is comfortable, but as long as you do it correctly, at the end you will have achieved more than you thought was possible.

But ya gotta have faith.


-The AstroGeek


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Venus in Virgo: Lets Get Physical, Physical

Well shit, its time for Venus to switch signs again. This time, its Virrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgo. Holy bajayzus, what a ride through Leo that was, huh? Well, the scene is about to change very drastically...

Ladies and gentlemen, the focus is shifting from strutting around knowing you are the HBIC to stepping back and getting your awesome on behind the scenes. Ignore this at your own peril, because the skies are not looking good for any kind of egoism or bombast (especially for the Geminis in the audience, but we'll get to that). Humility is key, and its low-key at that. Notice that does not say passivity. No, you need to be raging on the inside and just barely covering it up in order to function.

Now you cant run full-tilt like this, or you'll end up burnt out and no fun at parties. No, you need an outlet or you will drive yourself batshit crazy. Now, if you know where Virgo is in your chart, then do that full-tilt. If you dont, then just focus on getting your overall fitness and health tip-top. For instance, Virgo is square in my 8th House, so my focus is primarily on my financial fitness and getting rid of any and all debt ASAP.

Venus is also in charge of money (on a day-to-day personal level [but not when it comes to actual transactions]) so this could very well be a boon to a stagnant sector for your finances. The best possible use of these would be to invest in yourself now. Health, fitness, education, job skills, anything that is strictly about you bettering yourself is money well spent.

If you have to tighten your belt a little to make it work I must stress the importance of making ends meet the right way, however you define it. Do not break your own or societys rules to make it work ,and for the love of Inanna, keep your nose clean at all times. Friends or associates that are less than pillars of society? Ditch them for a month or two.

Now I would be remisss if I neglected to mention that Venus in Virgo is going to be fantastic support to all that is happening with the Scorpio Black Ops nonsense. Think of it like this, if all the boys (Mars, Mercury and Saturn) are the mobsters, Venus is the accountant who keeps 6 sets of books, one for the Feds, one to be caught with, one for each of the boys, and the real one for herself. This girl is good. She is the real power behind the throne.

This month, strive for perfection wherever possible, however you define that. Get your house in order, get up a little earlier to get your cardio in, and dont forget to take your supplements. Play by the rules and you'll get through just fine.

Oh yeah, this is just Round 1 of an insane 5 days of the Planets jockeying for position, changing signs and changing direction. Stay frosty.

-The AstroGeek