First Friday Venus — October 2019 edition
Our lovely goddess’ movement through the month is:
Venus begins at 20 Libra
Venus ends the month at 29 Scorpio
Venus enters Scorpio 10/8
Venus crosses her Star Point 10/11– A double Venus day!
She whips thru the entire sign of Scorpio this month, meeting with outer planets along the way. The first half of the month she’s engaging with Pluto AND entering Pluto’s sign. Watch for hidden things to surface. Venus in Scorpio is good at ferreting out the truth of a situation. Let her do her magic in Scorpio, with her investigative research capabilities. Trouble is, once she gets the truth, she may not be happy about it!
The first few degrees of Scorpio (and Taurus) contain an energy that exposes secret affairs. It can also deal with exposing mismanagement of resources as well, but more often than not, a story breaks about someone in a position of power who has misused that power and taken advantage of others sexually. We are reminded that early October is the 2-year anniversary of the Harvey Weinstein fiasco (Jupiter was in early Scorpio then). In the wake of that, a number of celebrities and people of power were facing the media in shameful and humiliating ways because of their actions. We can only imagine what will surface next.
Oct 1—Venus in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn
Oct 2-3 Pluto is Direct – so that aspect might be felt more intensely
Oct 8 – Venus enters Scorpio (more Plutonian energy)
October 10 – Venus in Scorpio quincunx to Chiron in Aries
October 11 & 12 – Venus crosses her own Star Point—we are reminded of events and activities from late October 2018/early November when the Venus Star Point in early Scorpio made an opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Moving forward on the agenda set forth at that time.
October 20 – Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn—helpful to get clarity about the facts and taking care of important business
October 21 – Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces—keep the dream alive, it is being aided by the Capricorn planets on the 20th and 25th
October 25 – Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn—powerful connections take place, be open, but cautious—get all the facts
The feature celebrities with Venus in Scorpio are people who have dared to open the door to the basement and sometimes get trapped in the underground.
Persephone and Inanna are 2 goddess stories that come to mind.
The # of celebs who have experiences with this phenomenon are many. Many VSP’s in Scorpio have battled with addiction, depression and suicidal tendencies. Some of them crossed over. Others made It back from the NDE experience.
But let’s look at our celebrity of the month with Venus in Scorpio (as well as the VSP in Scorpio) and we will see another side of it.
I don’t want to talk about anyone else but this powerful, dynamic young woman with Venus in Scorpio—she is shaking the world tree right now.
Born 1-3-2003 (by the way, each individual digit is a Fibonacci #). This chart is set for noon on the day she was born, as we have no recorded time. How much can we tell from a chart without a time of birth? Let’s see.
The question I hope all of us are asking is: will she succeed in her efforts? It’s not that just our lives depend upon it. Our planet depends upon it.
— This is What the Manager & CEO of Mother Earth (Capricorn) looks like. Not one, but 4 planets including Sun and Moon, in that sign. Depending upon the time of day she was born, she’s either a Balsamic Moon or a New Moon child. Either way, the strongest implication for both of them, especially Balsamic, is the overall need to let go of past habits and patterns that don’t fit the current evolutionary needs of the time and just STOP or QUIT or LEAVE BEHIND that which was. Take the memory with you, but realize the significance of that period was to provide certain experiences both fulfilling and challenging, but is solely residing in the past, not the future.
Balsamic Moon children are always anticipating the future. Young Greta, at 15 years age, summoned an image of her grandchildren, and of herself at 75 years of age (if she gets there). That’s the promise of the New Moon, about to come. Regardless of whether she is Balsamic or New, some of the attributes are the same. All the New Moon child has to hold on to, is the recent memory of the past, as it navigates forward to blossom anew. All the Balsamic Moon child has to cling to on the dying vine, is the promise of rebirth that lies ahead in the future — whether you are a plant who will come back to life in the spring or a Buddhist whose soul will reincarnate into a new skin.
But since we don’t know which Moon phase she’s in, let’s look at the actual New Moon of her birth. It is: 12°01’ Capricorn.
The 12th degree of Capricorn is: An Illustrated Lecture On Natural Science Reveals Little-Known Aspects Of Life
The 13th degree of Capricorn has this Sabian Symbol: “A Fire Worshipper Meditates on the Ultimate Realities of Existence”
14th degree is: “An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long-Forgotten Culture”
That’s pretty tall stuff for one person. Yet, she’s doing it!!!
Other glowing aspects of her chart include Uranus in tight conjunction with Pallas Athena in Aquarius — this is what genius, precociousness, visionary thinking and activism, on behalf of a global family, looks like. It’s in a natal square with Venus in Scorpio. She’s not popular in every circle, in fact she has some fierce critics. With Venus conjunct Mars, she forges ahead anyway to uncover the murkiness of this topic, forcing people to look at the ugly reality of it and expose it to the masses. With Pallas and Uranus feeding this Scorpio pair, the science is there as well. She presents the scientific facts and then tells the audience this:
“The one thing we need more than hope is action. Then hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then and only then, hope will come.” Words of Greta Thunberg — TedX Talk – 2018
The fact that her natal VSP is also in Scorpio, adding passion, purpose, intensity and fuel to her life’s mission — she is demonstrating what the Scorpio VSP time period was all about.
She’s born at the final third of the Scorpio Star. In the beginning years of Scorpio VSP (1920s & 1930s) the fossil fuel industry was just getting under way, with petroleum being the coveted commodity for a century. We are now nearing the end of the 100-year Scorpio VSP (2020s & 2030s). I foresee this is a time when we will be engaged in the re-conversion of clean air commodities, giving would-be entrepreneurs a claim in the rush for the new gold (crypto or cyber currency?) market. It is by investing in machinery, and technology of low consumption products that have a completely neutral effect on the air. Or, maybe an enhanced effect on the air. Either way, they win, the people win, the planet wins and we all write “how-to” manuals for future generations.
Her 5 VSPs are highly engaged with her natal planets. They are:
Left FOOT — 9 Aries MS, conjunct Ceres
Left HAND — 24 Capricorn ES, conjunct Moon and Mercury
HEAD — 8 Scorpio MS, conjunct Juno, square Neptune
Right HAND — 25 Leo ES, sextile Saturn
Right FOOT — 18 Gemini MS, sextile Jupiter
Her head is Scorpio MS – she’s a passionate, warrior goddess, activist with a mission, unafraid to look at the darker side of the climate crisis.
Right hand: She’s feeding the hand of Leo — nothing, if not dramatic, using social media and her ability to express herself in a theatrical way, as if we were watching a Greek tragedy unfold.
Right foot: She’s karmically bound to feed the Star of Venus through Gemini — her speeches, her use of words, her delivery style, her message — yes it’s the message in Gemini, not the messenger.
Left hand: Capricorn, where she has all her planets feeding her passion and purpose through the wisdom of Mother Earth, a mature soul who thinks in terms of the needs of the many rather than the needs of the one.
Left foot: Aries MS, with her conjunction to Ceres she’s committed to the grieving mother who has lost (or will lose) her daughter. She is speaking for the loss incurred by the children of the future if we, their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, don’t do something to act on their behalf.
Sunday November 24, 2019—The Venus Star Points with Arielle Guttman…for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey!
Workshop in English & Turkish, 2:30 to 5 pm. Contact: https://astrolojiokulu.com/en/
A Tour to the Healing Sanctuaries of Greece: April 26-May 10, 2020