Large Sky Astrology Podcast Episode 211 – Venus in Scorpio: Deep Dive!
Hey Invisible Good friend, April right here, and the date right now is December 4th, 2023. Welcome to Episode 211 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, Venus enters Scorpio and makes points to critical Saturn, and optimistic Jupiter. Neptune turns direct, Mercury helps Jupiter’s huge desires come true, and the Final Quarter Moon in Virgo encourages a sensible however not punitive assessment of what we’ve been as much as. And I try to reply a listener query in regards to the upcoming transit of Uranus in Gemini.
Virgo Final Quarter Moon (Dec. 4, 2023, 9:49 pm PST)
The week begins with the Moon report and the Final Quarter Moon in Virgo on December 4th at 9:49 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s at 12º48’ Virgo and Sagittarius. The Final Quarter Moon is the time within the lunar cycle for assessment, for wanting again and determining what has labored and what hasn’t essentially labored, and no matter plans or schemes we initiated on the New Moon, after which to take some sort of motion That can carry the challenge to an acceptable conclusion.
The sq. on the Quarter Moon, between the Solar and the Moon, on this case is displaying the strain between Virgo’s slightly cautious perfectionism, and the Solar in Sagittarius willingness to leap off a cliff in an impulsive strategy to joyously pursue huge desires. The Solar in Sagittarius is along with Mars. It’s full of enthusiasm and dedication, and it’ll not be straightforward to discourage the Solar in Sagittarius from no matter nice leap it needs to make.
Virgo is dominated by Mercury in cautious Capricorn, trine sluggish and regular Jupiter in Taurus, and is sextile Saturn. So the strain between the 2 is especially sturdy as a result of the Solar and Moon are supported and subsequently entrenched of their symbolism. The Moon is on the Sabian image 13 Virgo, A powerful hand supplanting political hysteria.
If we take the political a part of it out, what we’re left with is a logo that claims, merely, conserving a gradual hand on our sturdy and maybe irrational impulses. Typically when we now have one thing in Virgo, it implies that we sort of, as I wish to say, get wrapped across the axle. We go round and round in our minds in a really self-critical means about issues that haven’t gone as we’d hoped, errors that we’ve made or issues that we’ve uncared for to do.
Do not forget that when two our bodies are in a sq. side to one another – on the Final Quarter Moon, it’s the Solar and the Moon – every of them has to have their voice heard. We will’t simply go along with one aspect or the opposite. So we now have to maintain ourselves, I feel, from letting ourselves get so self-critical or essential of others, as that Moon in Virgo is a bit of bit apt to do for the time being, and to provide ourselves over to the Sagittarius optimism, that’s all the time wanting forward into the longer term and curious in regards to the subsequent huge factor that’s going to occur.
However we additionally need to watch out to not let the Sagittarius aspect of us run us proper off a cliff. We have to take heed to that Virgo voice that claims, check out the sensible concerns of what we’re doing, and do some little bit of planning, so the 2 of them will be useful with one another. The Moon in Virgo is ready to formulate a sensible plan for going after the issues that the Sagittarius Solar actually needs to do, together with that extremely energized Mars, and likewise maintain the Sagittarius aspect of issues in examine a bit of bit, so we don’t get in over our heads.
That is the Final Quarter Moon within the lunar part that started with that Scorpio New Moon again on November thirteenth. So no matter it was that you just began or initiated or what bought underway round that New Moon, now we’re on the final a part of that cycle and in a position to look again at the place we began and say, have I finished every part that I may do to succeed in the objective that I launched into then?
These month-to-month targets of the month-to-month New Moons are often for beginning an even bigger challenge. They’re for wanting forward on the grand scheme of what we need to accomplish over the following few years, and make some modest starting.
That is additionally the Final Quarter Moon in a Lunar Part Household Cycle that started on the New Moon on September 6, 2021 at 14º38’Virgo. For those who can assume again or look again, if you happen to maintain a journal or some sort of diary, what was it that you just have been attempting to provoke within the space of life described by the home that Virgo is in, in your start chart, and subsequently that New Moon. And Virgo is related to work, and repair, and usefulness, the impulse to assist others.
So what was it that you just needed to do then and the way are you coming together with it now? 9 months after that New Moon, there was a First Quarter Moon close to the identical diploma of Virgo on June 7, 2022. That will have been a time to take motion on this space of your life. Maybe it was a volunteer alternative or one thing you have been doing in your job.
Or new abilities that you’re growing. On the Full Moon on this lunar part household cycle, which got here 9 months later, on March seventh, 2023, you bought an even bigger image of what it was that was actually initiated again at that Virgo New Moon. Typically our intention at a New Moon doesn’t find yourself the place we expect it’s going to finish up.
I consider it as being like a seed packet. And also you exit on the New Moon, and also you simply indiscriminately throw some seeds and hope that one thing will take root and develop. However you don’t actually know till the Full Moon what it’s that you just’ve planted. And you start to see vegetation that look kind of like those on the entrance of the seed packet.
Now we’re on the Final Quarter on this cycle 9 months later. And on December 4, we now have this Final Quarter Moon in Virgo. And this offers us a possibility, I feel, to look again, to assessment. And to actually take into consideration what we began again at that New Moon. How are issues growing on this space of our lives, on this space of our charts, the place Virgo lives?
Are we being really useful? Are we organizing our work and our efforts in a means that can contribute to our success? However most of all, we now have to keep away from this punitive internal voice that Virgo can generally tackle, that’s extremely essential. As a result of the extra we criticize ourselves, the much less we really feel able to make enhancements and to forgive ourselves for no matter hasn’t gone properly and to maneuver ahead.
Void-of-Course Moon Intervals
Let’s take a look at the Void-of-Course Moon intervals for this week. On December sixth, the Moon in Virgo trines Pluto at 5:50 am Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for about three hours, after which enters Libra at 8:35 am. Hopefully, what this Moon in Virgo is displaying us on the tail of the precise Final Quarter is that precision and punctiliously, well-thought-out plans will likely be rewarded.
When we now have some planet in a trine to Pluto, it often means that the nice qualities of the planet making the side are being seen and rewarded by these in positions of energy or affect, that are symbolized by Pluto. The factor to give attention to right here is, not what’s gone unsuitable, however what has gone proper. And the efforts that you just’ve been placing forth, that now are about to repay.
On December eighth, the Moon in Libra squares Pluto at 5:05 pm Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for about two and a half hours after which enters Scorpio at 7:35 pm. Now, at a sq., we now have two planets in battle. And the battle between the Moon in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn is, will you compromise, or demand to have your personal means?
Libra may be very a lot inclined in the direction of compromise and seeing the opposite particular person’s standpoint. And that is in distinction with the Pluto in Capricorn, which is sort of my means or the freeway. So, it is a Void-of-Course Moon interval coming off this explicit sq. when it’s good to consider: Have you ever fallen into habits of giving in to what others need an excessive amount of? Or have you ever tended to be a bit of little bit of the Pluto determine and demanding to have your personal means and never being prepared to take a look at the nuance of a state of affairs? What we’re hoping for is an acceptable stage of compromise and mediation, in addition to our convictions in regards to the issues which are essential to us and that we need to do.
Venus enters Scorpio (Dec. 4, 2023, 10:51 am PST)
Venus enters Scorpio on December 4th at 10:51 am Pacific Time. Will probably be on this signal by December twenty ninth. Venus has been sturdy in her residence signal of Libra since November eighth, however she hasn’t actually had a ton of assist from different planets. Though Scorpio is the signal of Venus’ detriment – which means, she often has to work a bit of tougher on this Mars-ruled signal to do her finest work – Venus will make supportive points whereas she is on this signal to Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. And even the oppositions that she is going to make to Jupiter and Uranus will not be so dangerous.
Venus shifting by the indicators of the Zodiac tells us, in a given time interval, what’s it that we are going to benefit from? What’s going to make us really feel good? When Venus is in Scorpio, we should always immerse ourselves within the issues that we’re very captivated with and assessment our shut relationships. As a result of throughout this time, we’re extra more likely to see them as they’re slightly than as we want them to be.
Venus in Scorpio is a superb transit for eliminating possessions that we not want and caring for sensible monetary issues, particularly associated to banking, mortgages, inheritance, loans, caring for your end-of-life directives, if that’s acceptable at this stage of your life. These are by no means cheerful issues, however they’re issues that need to be checked out and brought care of, as a result of it’s a means of displaying care and love for these whom you’ll depart behind sometime. And having all of that taken care of may be very acceptable, I feel, when Venus, the planet of cash and of values, is within the signal of Scorpio, which is of course related to bequests and loans and inheritance and this type of factor.
Then, on December fifth, at 2:51 pm Pacific Time, this Venus in Scorpio makes a beautiful trine side to Saturn at 01°22’ Scorpio and Pisces. When Venus comes collectively in a pleasant side with Saturn, we’ll typically see relationships flip critical, not in a damaging means, however in a means that claims, hmm, perhaps we’re ready at this level to commit to at least one one other, and perhaps it is a relationship that we need to go the space.
Venus can be, when it’s connecting with Saturn, a very good signal on your work, and even struggling a bit of bit in an indication like Scorpio, which is a bit of tough for her, she will be able to carry beautiful issues when she’s connecting with one other planet. Saturn is a planet of labor, and particularly, profession. So not simply the day-to-day duties that you just carry out. However in a bigger sense, the way you see your self making a contribution to the world. When Venus trines Saturn, there’s typically a possibility that comes your strategy to love your work a bit of extra. Maybe you get transitioned into some sort of place that speaks extra to the sort of work you actually love to do. It may also be a second if you see a bit of extra compensation for the work that you just do.
Neptune stations Direct (Dec. 6, 2023, 5:22 am PST)
Neptune turns direct on December sixth at 5:22am Pacific Time. It’s been retrograde since June thirtieth. I consider Neptune altering path as being just like the tide coming in or going out. When Neptune turns retrograde, the tide goes out. And we see all types of issues mendacity on the seaside, left behind by the waves that we by no means seen earlier than.
Then when the tide is available in, it brings us new issues. It may possibly, nevertheless, be a bit of bit overwhelming, and particularly across the couple of days earlier than and after Neptune stations or adjustments path, we will see this sense of loads coming at us. Plan, if you happen to can, throughout this week to have further relaxation, to be caring for your must retreat, and likewise to sort of glide, to not maintain to too tight of a schedule, and to attempt to chill out and let issues be what they’re.
Mercury trines Jupiter on December seventh at 8:09 pm Pacific Time. And I like Mercury coming along with Jupiter, as a result of it’s a bit like that Virgo Final Quarter Moon, the place Virgo is the one that’s planning and lists and organizing issues in assist of our larger desires and aims.
And I feel that’s what Mercury does when it connects in a great way with Jupiter. We’re in a position to do the planning and collect the knowledge that we have to sort out some huge challenge. Usually when Mercury’s connecting with Jupiter, we’re in a extra optimistic mind set. And that is particularly noteworthy as a result of Mercury, going by Capricorn, does are inclined to see issues in a extra sober and sensible mild, and be considering when it comes to what can go unsuitable. And because it comes along with Jupiter, there’s extra of a way of what can go proper shifting ahead, and so extra optimism, and a way of seeing the massive image.
And on December ninth at 7:35 pm Pacific Time, Venus opposes Jupiter at 06º20’ Scorpio and Taurus. Venus is on the Sabian image 7 Scorpio, Deep-sea divers. At any time when I see this image, I feel, hmm, we’re going deep. We’re going underneath the floor to see what’s actually taking place. And it is a little bit of the story of Venus in Scorpio for this month.
However deep additionally implies that we’re prepared to actually join. At a deep emotional stage, particularly with one other particular person, or with a topic that we’re captivated with and engaged in, actually immersing ourselves in it. And Venus and Jupiter are on this opposition side. The opposition side is one during which the 2 planets are beholding each other, they usually see one another pretty clearly, they usually see what they’ve in frequent in addition to what’s completely different about them.
This has essential ramifications for relationships, in fact, dominated by Venus, and likewise for monetary issues, one other of Venus’s pursuits. So, how are they reverse one another? Venus is what we like. Jupiter tends to amplify issues. And that’s true of its opposition side as properly, however the best way it is going to typically work is one minute we’re being Venus in Scorpio, and actually, actually connecting at a deep stage with issues. And the following minute, we’re being Jupiter, which is open to all alternatives, is extra freedom-loving, maybe, than Venus in Scorpio. One message I’m taking from this opposition is, it’s essential to not let our deep attachments to others maintain us from having adventures. In any sort of relationship, we stroll this nice line. We have now to have our freedom to do our personal issues, however on the similar time, this deep dedication and sense of attachment to our associate.
Listener Query: Uranus in Gemini
On this week’s listener query, listener Rafael asks, Telly Savalas had his trademark catchphrase, “Who loves you, child?” Matt LeBlanc has, “The way you doin’?” And you’ve got, “Must you be terrifiiiied?” Uranus will journey by Gemini, if I perceive accurately, by 2025 to 2033. Astrologer and center identify fanatic, Nick Dagan Greatest, has identified that America’s Revolutionary Conflict, Basic Sherman’s arson journey to the South, and World Conflict II have all corresponded with earlier Uranian Gemini excursions. What are your views on what we, particularly Individuals, can anticipate throughout this subsequent go spherical? Ought to we be terrified?™ Or ought to we, together with our pals and kinfolk, calmly buy and redecorate decommissioned Atlas missile silos, equipping them with ping pong tables, alpacas, and faux blue sky ceilings?
Thanks, Raphael. As an individual who has principally been dwelling with my head within the sand for years to keep away from hypertension brought on by politics, I haven’t been wanting loads on the U.S. founding chart apart from contemplating that Pluto return that we had final yr. So I had truly not picked up on the truth that the chart for the founding of the USA will expertise its fourth set of Uranus returns in 2027 and 2028. That means, the 84-year cycle of transiting Uranus returning to its place within the founding chart for the USA, which is at 08º55’ Gemini, and that moreover, transiting Uranus will go over the USA Mars in Gemini, which is a really risky mixture.
However let’s again up for a second. Some listeners might not be conscious that you may truly solid a chart for something. That begins at a selected second in time, be it an individual, a rustic, an organization. Every little thing has a chart, and the eager astrologer observes ongoing planetary cycles as they relate to that chart.
With a view to anticipate what could possibly be developing. Now, Uranus, as I mentioned, has an 84-year cycle. So, each 84 years, it occupies the identical place within the sky that it did 84 years earlier. The spirit of Uranus, as an astrological image, is that it’s the insurgent planet, the nice shaker higher. It does are inclined to carry change, and generally it may be violent.
I imply, my fellow “center identify fanatic,” Nick Dagan Greatest, whose astrology I love, has finished a extremely good job of laying out why we could be terrified as we assessment the nation’s earlier Uranus returns. These have been explosive and bloody occasions within the historical past of our nation, and what’s extra, you actually don’t need to look very far, no farther than the morning information, to see that the USA is sitting on a cultural fault line, that the tectonic plates of the nation have been shifting for a very long time, and that we’re due for an additional good-sized earthquake, figuratively talking. And I’m going to hyperlink within the present notes to a beautiful interview that Nick did with Chris Brennan on the Astrology Podcast on this subject.
However let me placed on my Sagittarius rising hat right here, trimmed with my natal Jupiter in Aquarius and supply a bit of little bit of a hopeful perspective.
Uranus can be the nice liberator. It should have been completely horrible to dwell on the time of the Revolutionary Conflict, however with out it, the USA most likely wouldn’t have gained its independence. The Civil Conflict was terrible, and I do know it was waged for lots of various causes, however with out it, slaves won’t have been emancipated. And World Conflict II was ghastly, however one picture that involves thoughts after I give it some thought was the discharge of prisoners from focus camps.
Now, I don’t imply to be simplistic about all that. These have been paradigm-shifting occasions, and I’m no historian. However the query throughout Uranian occasions is, what wants to vary to ensure that liberation to happen? If I considered it for very lengthy, I may most likely get fairly terrified about all this Uranus in Gemini stuff.
Change is frightening, even when it’s generally needed. However in difficult occasions… I truly embrace a model of what you wrote, Raphael. “Ought to we, together with our pals and kinfolk, calmly buy and redecorate decommissioned Atlas missile silos, equipping them with ping pong tables, alpacas, and faux blue sky ceilings?”
As a result of ping pong tables and alpacas apart, what is going to get us by scary occasions is being a part of a group. What if we bought to know our neighbors as a substitute of simply getting mad about them utilizing our trash cans or portray their home a bizarre shade? Neighborhood begins with merely introducing ourselves, taking the brand new neighbors some cookies, change cellphone numbers.
I do know that to many listening, that can sound utterly naive and a bit of bananas. However after we moved into our home 26 years in the past, our neighbors launched themselves. And for the previous quarter century, at any time when we get new neighbors, that’s what we do. I do know that individuals worth their privateness, however at any time when society goes by an enormous upheaval, we have to be ready to maintain each other. And that may be a lot simpler to do if we now have been laying the groundwork of constructing group.
We will put together by shifting into missile silos, or fallout shelters, or gated communities. However there’s a restrict to how secure we will make ourselves bodily. What’s essential and much more inside our management is how we make ourselves safer emotionally by belonging to societies slightly than hiding out from them.
Raphael, I hope that helps. Your e-mail truly made me chuckle out loud. You might be delightfully witty. However as I assumed in regards to the query, it took me to a bit of extra philosophical place. I hope that my reply was useful in a roundabout way.
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