Astrology of Sunday, October 18
Venus, Goddess of Beauty, Diplomacy and Sensual Well Being, takes center stage today. Not only does she rule the present sign, Libra that we are in, but she moves as an arbiter among the planets, playing many different roles.
Venus herself is in the sign Virgo, a sign, appropriately of harvest, tied to the condition of the earth. Virgo also rules health lifestyle practices. Venus is very discriminating in Virgo. Venus in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces for a few days. As Neptune rules illusions and delusions, it can being in confusion where Venus in Virgo celebrates concrete practicality. Venus can ground us here and enable us to sniff out lies, deceptions or confusions - or spin!
Mercury in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus can lead to astonishing insights. Here again, Venus weaves her magic on Uranus, allowing people to adapt in new ways to their need for relationship and closeness in a changing, unexpected landscape.
Venus in Virgo works easily with our emotions, Moon in Scorpio, allowing a more peaceful negotiation with the powers that be. This environment, without Venus negotiating new rules could be more emotionally polarizing...and paralyzing.
The rules between powerful and patriarchal institutions can progress under Venus' light a little more diplomatically - if we choose a path of peace and kindness.