Lady Venus exits frivolous yet exciting Gemini to enter the nurturing and sensitive Cancer on July 31, 2017 at 9:54 AM EST (add one hour for DST) until August 25th when She enters Fiery Leo. Giving up her flirtatious persona in Gemini to become our Madonna, Mother, Iconic Woman, Ultimate Female, Wonder Woman, the personification of Woman in all her forms. The Cancerian Woman can be motherly, nurturing, demanding, strong, spiritual, idealistic, sensitive, emotional, aware, and often everything to her family and those who love her. A Cardinal Water sign, our Lady Venus in Cancer might have some difficulty in adjusting to the totality of being so emotionally vulnerable and sensitive to all manner of intuition and insights. Indeed — Lady Venus must use all of her greatest feminine abilities when transiting Cancer — trying to be all things to all people can be a time-consuming and also a humbling experience. Being the Go-to person for any and all problems, illnesses, issues and grievances, will and can bring Lady Venus to tears, as she tries to respect and tend to all of her loved ones.
Always thinking of family first, our Lady Venus in Cancer can become overwhelmed when there are crises, as there are in any family. However, gifted with a steely determination, a can-do attitude, and capable of boundless empathy — our Lady Venus in Cancer is able to handle most any situation with aplomb, smarts, dignity, confidence and most of all Her unconditional love!
August has a lot of cosmic activity with two Eclipses — the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 7th in the sign Aquarius and the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 21st in the sign Leo! These are potent eclipses that will bring us an awareness of our life’s pathway, and will trigger us to adjust our plans if we are not sure of our goals. Beginning with the February eclipses, this is a continuation of the theme — look to your future permanency and stability to better enable you to flourish in an atmosphere of hope and confidence. Keep your eye on the prize — have faith that the Universe will bring you to your ultimate objective.
We also have a Retrograde Mercury in Virgo starting on the 12th at 7:56 PM EST at 11 degrees of the sign. This may prove to be a difficult period since Virgo is such a precise and statistic-oriented sign. We all must remember to dot all our “I’s” and cross all our “T’s” — and be aware of any decisions that we must make. The up-side of a Rx Mercury is that it often gives us the opportunity to revisit something that didn’t work out in the last few months — and we can find a way to turn our missed opportunity into a new and even better one.
Also in Retrograde motion for much of the month are Saturn in Sagittarius until the 25th when it begins Direct motion once again, on the 2nd Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn — all giving us less than their best during this period, but allowing us to think about ourselves and our future.
On the 12th Lady Venus and Neptune blend their mystical vibes in the wee hours of the morning, a karmic romantic moment is rife with emotion and sentiment. The 14th brings Lady Venus and Mars together, perhaps a very early morning call brings some news. On the 15th during the morning rush hour, there is a dust up with Pluto, and Lady Venus isn’t happy with the status-quo, there may be some issues at work. Jupiter in Libra and Lady Venus clash on the 17th again in the early hours of the day, possibly bringing about some simmering family issues. The discomfort continues on the 18th in the early afternoon, as Saturn in Sagittarius and Lady Venus don’t see eye-to-eye, use common sense and respect to get through this time. The 24th brings Lady Venus in Cancer and Uranus in Aries into contact in the early afternoon, any anxiety or upset can create a momentary power struggle. Allow some time to pass, before making any anger-induced decisions, and when Lady Venus enters Leo on the 25th there will be less emotional reactions and more loving responses.
Hint — find your Lady Venus in Cancer love at a bake sale, at a PTA meeting, at her mother’s, at the seashore, buying seafood, dancing, watching a Chic-flick, having a Hot-fudge Sundae, running a food pantry, volunteering at an animal shelter, reading to toddlers, buying sensible shoes, advocating for seniors, kayaking, playing volleyball, in a car pool, working at a day-care center, driving a dune buggy, and picnicking in the park.