Venus and Mars are both about to leave the sign of Leo and will together enter Virgo on November 2nd.
Virgos will be busy sorting out their relationships during the time Venus transits in Virgo. In fact, relationship issues are surfacing for the world at large. Rahu, also in Virgo, represents that which is foreign and different, and Rahu is introducing change, a new component that challenges existing values.
Because of the current extraordinary movement and migration of refugees, Europeans are asking themselves if they are ready to accept change, and to what extent. The exact square between practical minded Saturn and idealistic Neptune challenges our ideals, and this is a time when we need to face the practical reality of humanitarian ideals. Will we close the doors to strangers even if they need our help? Being humanitarian and compassionate comes with inevitable challenges and sacrifices.
Another result of the Venus/Mars/Rahu conjunction comes through openly expressing non-traditional relationships. We have recently legalized same-sex marriages in many parts of the United States.
Venus and Mercury are exchanging signs
Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, is currently transiting Libra. This exchange of signs, between Venus in Virgo and Mercury in Libra, strengthens the friendly relationship between these planets. Mercury and the Sun in Libra emphasize the importance of communication, negotiation, diplomacy and reform on both personal– and global levels.
Saturn, a planet representing boundaries, continues its transit through Scorpio, a sign of transformation. Borders and boundaries are changing, both on the outside as well as within us.
Sun and Mercury move to Scorpio
On November 16th both the Sun and Mercury will join Saturn in Scorpio. This will end the positive exchange between Venus and Mercury. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and now the exchange is between Mars in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio.
The second half of November could be challenging for the signs Gemini and Virgo, both ruled by Mercury. The Sun and Saturn are not friendly towards one another and communication will be intense when Mercury is caught between these planets.
Scorpios may have to work hard during the 2nd part of November with the conjunction of Sun/Saturn/Mercury in its sign. Leos are also influenced by a saturnian influence when Saturn aspects Leo and conjuncts its ruling planet. Leaders and governments will be under pressure, especially when dealing with the inevitable transformation that the world is undergoing.
Venus in Libra
On November 29th Venus moves into Libra. Venus wants to maintain balance and harmony but is pressured because it is surrounded by two great malefics: Mars in Virgo, and Saturn in Scorpio. However, things will look brighter in time to enjoy the Christmas Season when the Sun moves into Sagittarius on December 16th.
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Dates to remember:
- November 2nd: Venus and Mars enter Virgo
- Mars/Venus/Rahu conjunction in Virgo
- November 8th: Venus/Rahu conjunction exact
- November 11th: Mars/Rahu conjunction exact
- November 11th: New Moon
- November 16th: Sun moves into Scorpio
- November 16th: Mercury moves into Scorpio
- November 24th: Mercury/Saturn exact
- November 25th: Full Moon in Taurus
- November 29th: Sun/Saturn conjunction exact
- November 29th: Venus moves into Libra