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CosmiTec's Love Letter, Issue #094 -- Mercury Venus Connections
September 21, 2012
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Love Forecasts for October 2012The early October days are still under the influence of the auspicious September 30 Full Moon.
Great things are just beginning to develop.
The 1st week of October brings a lot of planetary activity denoting lots of things to accomplish and lots going on in the world.
However, it looks like the tension will slowly ease and we are entering less hectic times.
Events in general are likely to happen around October 5, October 12, October 19 and October 26.
Around October 1 you are quite absent-minded, live in a fantasy-world and/or share great hopes for the future.
Venus at 28° Leo squares the Moon's Nodes around October 2 denoting that you may feel alone or lonely. Perhaps you want to be alone too and don't feel in the mood to socialize.
Venus enters Virgo around October 3 and opposes Neptune the day after. You miss someone or feel alienated. Love seems to be just an illusion for you.
Jupiter stations at 16° Gemini and starts to turn backwards around October 4.
If your Sun sign or Ascendant is Sagittarius you may feel rather down around the station. Things don't work out as anticipated.
Jupiter in the sign of its detriment has some issues with the law. There may be issues with your judgment as well which seems to be more distorted.
Try to see everything in perspective and don't exaggerate.
Stationing Jupiter may exaggerate and overdo before it becomes more realistic during the backward motion. Try to be moderate.
Mars and the mean Node of the Moon conjoin at 28° Scorpio around October 4. There are group activities going on and initiatives are taken.
Because Mars has to do with the armed forces, some deployment of the armed forces will be noticeable.
On a more personal level, it's a time of increased physical activities and doing things together.
Beware of fits of temper and aggression though because, depending on your natal chart, this aspect may result in aggression and physical injuries as well.
Around October 5, both Mercury and Saturn together enter intense Scorpio. Both planets at 0° Scorpio relate to the end of a situation and the need for regeneration.
It indicates the need to revamp a situation clear out to start over.
In many cases there is separation to overcome and you need to learn to let go.
What is so important about this ingress, is that Saturn and Pluto are now in mutual reception for the coming years.
Saturn is in Pluto's zodiac sign Scorpio while Pluto is in Saturn's zodiac sign Capricorn.
This mutual reception will last till the end of 2014 and will happen again in 2015 (due to Saturn's retrograde motion when Saturn re-enters Scorpio).
The meaning of this mutual reception will thus last quite some time and will follow the paradigm-shifting Uranus-Pluto square till 2015!
When two planets are in mutual reception, there is exchange status. Both planets (and their archetypal principles) are in agreement and there is consent.
Planets in mutual reception bring on a win-win situation because they are able to share something with each other.
They can say: "If you give me this, I'll give you that" or "I visit you and then you visit me."
Saturn and Pluto together are able to help each other out so to speak.
Because Capricorn and Scorpio are sextile each other (and so will be Saturn and Pluto), the sextile brings additional help, opportunities and a new way of communicating.
No doubt, in these circumstances, mutual reception is a very auspicious and helpful astrological condition.
Saturn and Pluto together are the builders and rebuilders (literally and figuratively).
They are the construction workers so to speak.
Expect the theme or topic of (re)building to be prominent as long as both bodies are in reception.
The whole period (till 2015) will focus on (re)building houses, rebuilding our society, (re)building the big corporations and the banking world, governments etc.
Both bodies together work hand in hand, slowly but steadily and tenaciously so that any progress or development will take some time to be noticed.
The bottom-line is that we are entering more auspicious times in that the time for an overhaul and rebuilding our world has come and even begun!
The Saturn-Pluto mutual reception can be best compared with the analogy of a tooth (Saturn) prosthesis (Pluto). It's the structure that is revamped and rebuilt in another form.
However, there is a 'downside' to this mutual recption too if you will.
Cold Saturn in ice cold Scorpio (it's a fixed water sign that materializes into ice!) may promise to give some harsh and very ice cold winter months in the Northern hemisphere.
This will likely be felt when Mars too enters Capricorn from the second half of November on.
Also, Saturn and Pluto have a very 'shrinking' influence. Both bodies get 'down to the bare bones.'
The world and our society will be rebuilt with less.
On a personal level, this may denote less income and/or less expenses for some, moving to a smaller apartment or house, etc.
Just remember, it's all about transforming and rebuilding the bones and skeleton (the foundations) of our society, our world and our beings to bring more stability and long-term solutions.
If you are born around January 9, February 22, April 7-8, May 24, July 10, August 26, October 11 or November 25 you may have to endure stress in your love life around October 6.
There is love's sorrow and sadness surrounds your love life. There is separation and you have difficulties to cope with it.
Mars enters fiery Sagittarius around October 7 and actively defends its ideas and concepts. This position can be very extreme at times, especially when religions and beliefs are involved.
However, Mars is able to start and initiate new ideas in a convincing way.
Don't trust the internet and beware of fake news, hoaxes, scams etc. around October 7-8.
Mars at 0° Sagittarius squares Neptune at 0° Pisces around October 8 and acts too emotionally and in an unstable way.
Actions are initiated because of fanatic delusions. This may result in rage, emotional outbursts and fiery disputes.
Around October 11-12 there is lots of angst, fear, stress and tension. It's a period of tremendous upheaval.
If you are born around January 9, February 22, April 7-8, May 24, July 10, August 26, October 11 or November 25, you will likely feel the influences.
Mind your health as well.
If you are born around October 11, you will feel the influences your whole (solar return) year long (counting from birthday to birthday) and you should take care of your health because your physical body is under a lot of strain.
Around October 13, there is relief and auspicious news. There is confidence, especially if you are born around January 31/February 1, March 16, May 1, June 16-17, August 3, September 18-19, November 3 or December 17-18.
Venus at 16° Virgo squares Jupiter at 16° Gemini around October 17. Both Venus and Jupiter are in a difficult situation; Venus because it's in the sign of its fall and Jupiter because it's retrograde in the sign of its detriment.
There are legal issues, espcially regarding material goods and possessions. Also, you tend to live in an excessive way and know no boundaries.
The Sun enters intense Scorpio around October 23. The focus for the coming weeks is on transformations, debt, loans, taxes,...
The Sun conjuncts Saturn at 2° Scorpio around October 25-26 bringing grief and sadness.
You may feel alienated, the more so if you are born around January 23, March 7, April 22, June 8, July 24-25, September 9-10, October 25 or December 9. In that case, the influences will last for some weeks.
However, if you are born around January 30/February 1, March 15-16, April 30/May 1, June 15-16, August 2-3, September 17-19, November 2-3 or December 16-18, expect some fortunate moments around October 25. You may feel excited and joyful.
Mercury conjuncts the North Node of the Moon at 27° Scorpio around October 26. The mood is talkative and there is lots of information to share.
Around October 28, Mars at 15° Sagittarius opposes Jupiter at 15° Gemini while Venus enters its own sign Libra (the Scales) and Mercury enters fiery Sagittarius (of law).
There are legal issues and lawsuits. Because Jupiter is the dispositor of Mars (Mars is in Sagittarius, the sign of Jupiter) there clearly is a legal battle going on.
What's more, Mercury and Jupiter are now in mutual reception too because Mercury is in Sagittarius, the sign of Jupiter and Jupiter is still in Gemini, the sign of Mercury.
Both planets, Mercury and Jupiter, are not only in mutual reception but also in the signs of their detriment.
Here too, there is exchange status but both planets are in a difficult position. They deceive each other, resulting in misjudgments, not seeing the picture clearly, not being discriminating or selective enough and blowing things out of proportion.
It's as if two drunk people try to help each other out...
Mercury at 0° Sagittarius squares Neptune at 0° Pisces around October 29. Neptune is in its own sign and thus very strong, while Mercury is very weak.
This denotes that Neptune is able to confuse Mercury yet more. It's a very confusing time and there is no clear vision.
Beware of accidents in foggy circumstances during or around the October 29 Full Moon!
If you are born around January 23, March 7-8, April 22, June 8, July 25, September 10, October 25-26 or December 9 you should mind your health around October 30-31. There is sadness around. Try to relax and meditate.
The last days of October can be somber indeed, but so can be the weather.
Love Quotes of the MonthSoul meets soul on lover's lips
-- Percy Bysshe Shelly --
Love spends his all, and still has store
-- Philip James Bailey --
It is not decided that women love more than men, but it is indisputable that they love better
-- Joseph Sanial-Dubay --
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it
-- Source Unknown --
Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate
-- Latin proverb --
The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom
-- Antoine Bret --
He who loves is a slave; he who is loved is master
-- Polish proverb --
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Mercury Venus ConnectionsIn previous Love Letters we discussed the Venus Mars connections, the Venus Saturn connections and the Venus Pluto connections.
This time, let's take a look at the Mercury Venus connections.
In most cases, the following configurations are used (there are more though (!) to define Mercury Venus connections but this would lead us too far and make it more complicated than necessary):
What do Mercury Venus connections signify?
When Mercury, the communicator and messenger and Venus, the beautifier, blend, we get a combination of a very enjoyable speaker. This may be because of the story-telling abilities but also because of the beautiful voice.
There is a huge interest in languages (translating), reading, writing or talking.
Venus cannot stand disputes and conflicts and wants peace and harmony. Mercury on the other hand is about communication so that the Mercury Venus connections are found in charts of very good mediators.
In many cases, they don't want to be in the spotlight and rather keep a low profile.
Unfortunately, they are more interested in 'window dressing', outer appearances and conflict control than in resolving issues to the bottom.
They automatically mask, hide or repress any uncomfortable situation.
They have it difficult to look behind the curtain or masks because they fear to encounter the hard reality and the painful truth.
The truth cannot always be told and conflicts tend to be swept under the carpet.
Mercury rules mutable signs and is thus quite mobile, loves to wander, loves small trips and 'coming and going.'
This restlessness is reflected by the wandering influences and the fact that Mercury Venus connections are less anchored in the family or don't really enjoy a family life.
If other astrological configurations add to it, this connection or analogy marks a lot of changes of the place and different changes of residence.
People with predominant Mercury Venus connections tend to work in the fields of Cosmetics or Tourist Information Centers.
They remain quite superficial in their encounters and don't bond easily on an intimate level. They also don't like competition or demonstrative behavior.
Keeping up appearances is important and they will do whatever it takes to show their most beautiful side and cling to it.
The Mercury Venus connection may point to a certain inferiority complex or co-dependent behavior.
Mercury rules dual Gemini and Venus rules hesitating Libra denoting that the Mercury Venus connection needs a lot of pondering, thinking and cerebral activity. They may have it difficult to choose.
The Mercury Venus connection is less interested in sexual experiences, except when the native knows for sure, there is no emotional bond possible or there remains a distance.
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