On May 8, 10:02 PM ET, Venus enters Gemini, where Mercury and the North Node of the Moon are already transiting. Venus will be in Gemini until June 2, inviting us to celebrate all the possible expressions of love and beauty. During this time, we learn by cultivating a variety of relationships and we get to know more about reality by engaging in different social situations.
Last year, around this time, Venus spent more time than usual in Gemini due to her retrograde cycle. Themes and issues that first came up back then could come to light again. We may discover deeper truths or become aware of something we didn’t fully understand yet.
Venus enters Gemini: the Joy of Learning
In Astrology, Venus rules our values, what we love, what we find beautiful, how we relate with others, and how we relate to ourselves. Venus is associated with our self-worth and self-esteem, with our finances, with how we earn and spend money, and with our concept of abundance and pleasure. Through Gemini, the third sign of the Zodiac, we learn to logically understand our environment by gathering data and we refine our use of language to be able to effectively communicate what we think, see, and know.
With Venus in Gemini, we value learning: we find great pleasure in accumulating information and sharing facts. Becoming aware of new data through interesting conversations motivates and inspires us. We don’t have a good tolerance for possessiveness or clinginess. We desire to be free to move, meet new people, and explore different social settings as we please. During this transit, we value communication and wit: gossip may be more appealing than usual, as we enjoy lightheartedness, curiosity, and critical thinking. Our spending habits may change: while on the one hand, we still desire to save money, on the other we want to experience everything that life can offer.
With both Venus and Mercury in the sign of the Twins, relationships tend to happen on an intellectual rather than emotional level. Being Gemini a Mutable Air sign, we seek to establish a wide variety of interactions that tend to be quick and short-lived. Negatively, they could turn out to be superficial, inconsistent, or shallow. In this phase, we want to be aware of the different options available to us. We want to get to know different people, subjects, and fields of study, before deepening a particular relationship or beginning a specific cycle of learning.
Venus in Aspect: Karmic Encounters & Growth through Relationships
During her transit through Gemini, the Goddess of Love and Beauty will sextile Chiron, form a conjunction with the North Node of the Moon, trine Saturn in Aquarius, square Neptune in Pisces, and conjunct Mercury.
Venus will meet the North Node of the Moon on May 17. Their conjunction highlights the importance of relationships and our need to form social connections that support our growth journey, increase our understanding of life, and our appreciation of diversity. Encounters we make at this time are likely to be karmic: the people we meet may have an important role in our spiritual development.
Venus sextile Chiron, exact on May 18, may bring up triggers relative to feeling unworthy of being loved or not smart enough, giving us chances to reframe our perception of ourselves and change our mindset relative to relationships. Old wounds may resurface to be seen under a new light and integrated. On May 19, Venus trine Saturn is likely to inspire us to gravitate towards consistency and reliability in all our interactions. During these days, our conversations and intellectual exchanges may become more serious. Some of us may be inspired to make important financial decisions, maybe thinking about establishing new business partnerships or long-term investment plans.
Venus square Neptune is another interesting aspect, happening almost simultaneously with the Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, on May 27. This alignment highlights tendencies towards excessive idealism and difficulties with discrimination. Confusion may be a common experience, and so may be the feeling of not knowing what is really going on, as fake news and data are likely to spread. On a positive note, our fantasy and creative life will be highly supported. As our inspiration flourishes, we have a chance to channel our imagination into constructive outlets rather than letting it degenerate into paranoia.
Venus enters Gemini: Embracing Diversity & Celebrating Love
Venus in Gemini is the ultimate social butterfly. During this transit, all relationships become learning experiences and our communication skills are refined and harmonized. We strive for variety and intellectual stimulation: we naturally desire to expand our social circle, maybe getting to know people very different from those we habitually hang around with.
Venus in Gemini values wit and intelligence and enjoys exploring different ways of thinking and perceiving reality. During the upcoming weeks, we will feel drawn to seek debates and exchanges of opinion. We will be more interested in what others are thinking and feeling and more willing to participate in long talks that allow us to understand them better.
This transit has the potential to help us open our minds and our hearts to a variety of stimulating and enriching experiences. To align with the energy of Venus in Gemini, dare to leave behind your assumptions, embrace diversity, and celebrate love in all of its manifestations.
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