In six days both Venus and Jupiter will station direct within about five hours of each other and I can hardly wait because Venus retrogrades gradually wear me down.
The chart for November 18, 2010 finds the Moon in Aries opposing the newly direct Venus in Libra. Perhaps Venus has been biding her time to air a number of grievances she has and will use this moment to do so. With Jupiter and Uranus inconjunct Venus, this tactic may backfire in a couple of ways. Firstly, because Jupiter and Uranus are in sensitive Pisces, so what Venus sees as standing up for her rights others may see as a pity party. Secondly, Jupiter makes it easy to blow something minor all out of proportion.
Contributing to out of control mouths is a conjunction of Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius . . . yee haw! Fiery Sagittarius is noted for blurting out what they see as “The Truth” and this Mars-Mercury conjunction is almost guaranteed to shoot first and ask questions later. If you are the sort of person who enjoys debating, this will be fun but for those of us who cringe at the thought of yelling matches, it sucks. Big time. Thankfully Saturn in Libra is sextile those two planets and will referee, making sure all parties get equal air time. Popcorn, anyone?!
Neptune conjunct Chiron in Aquarius trine Venus in Libra will be there to smooth things over after the shouting and offer insights into what was behind the differences in opinion. It is very possible information will surface that has sorely needed addressing for quite some time and we may finally be able to start the healing process.
From my point of view as a peace loving Venusian, I recommend exercising as much tact as is humanly possible and avoiding hurtful language because even though it may feel good during the heat of battle, making up after is much easier if one or both parties don’t have to keep apologizing for days. Remember the Sun is still in Scorpio, folks, and Scorpio is noted for having a long memory when it comes to insults and injury.
On a personal note, I am hoping to see my energy start to revive once Venus and Jupiter are direct. Though it is my thought the exact square from Neptune to my Ascendant is pulling me down more than anything and that will be over by November 23. Even having Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius barreling through my first house hasn’t given me much of a boost.