Dear NightFall Astrology readers,
Strap in because our cosmic runway is about to get dramatically lit with the ingress of Venus into Leo this week! This planetary pirouette promises a 4-month spectacle (Venus will go retrograde this July) of glitz, glamour, and the inevitable drama that comes when the Goddess of Love dons the mane of the Lion. Expect the unexpected, and make room for a little extravagance. After all, subtlety isn’t quite the flavour when Venus takes the stage in Leo.
As we juggle the theatrics, keep an eye out for some celestial tussles. Venus’ face-off with Pluto in Aquarius will stir the pot, infusing our lives with a dash of obsession, a sprinkle of intensity, and an aftertaste of toxicity. It’s like adding a splash of Tabasco to your morning coffee – not to everyone’s liking, but certainly unforgettable.
This week also marks a significant shift with Pluto retrograding back into Capricorn, pressing us to reevaluate our financial and structural foundations. Meanwhile, Mercury enters its domicile, Gemini, heralding a period of lively discussions and opportune moments for communication.
As we approach the second week of June, a favourable alignment between Venus and Jupiter promises a surge of positivity, manifestations of abundance, and an overall lift in morale.
Strap in for this celestial odyssey, and let’s delve deeper into the specifics of these transits in our weekly horoscope!
I. Venus enters Leo, opposes Pluto, and squares Jupiter:
Clear the stage! The diva of the cosmos, Venus, is striding into Leo for an extended stay, from June 5th until October 8th, 2023! This four-month run is not your typical Venusian visit, which usually spans about three weeks. This time, the plot thickens as Venus will twirl into a retrograde dance from July 22nd-23rd until September 3rd-4th.
Prepare for a summer rich with narrative twists and theatrical turns, especially in the realm of relationships. And let’s be clear here, “relationships” is not code for just “romantic entanglements”, but it also refers to every significant one-on-one bond, be it friendships or business partnerships.
For those blessed with placements in Leo, this summer promises to be quite the epic tale. The retrograde phase of Venus, often misinterpreted as a disruptive influence, is not necessarily a harbinger of doom. Consider it as a plot device, showing things progressing well, then invoking a pause for re-evaluation and introspection during the retrograde period. So, Leos, rest assured you’ll still be holding the reins, albeit with a dash of drama!
For the rest of the signs, Venus in retrograde isn’t a prophecy of love gone wrong or inevitable relationship regrets. If you find yourself forging a new partnership in June or July, expect some pondering and reassessment come August. Venus will be direct from June 5th until July 22nd-23rd before hitting the rewind button for six weeks.
All in all, this summer, expect a colourful spectacle in the areas of relationships, finances, and personal values. By September and October, the drama subsides, and a smoother narrative resumes.
Now, let’s look at this week:
Right after her grand entrance into Leo, Venus squares off against Pluto, currently in its retrograde phase in Aquarius, from June 5th until June 8th, with the tension peaking on June 5th. This cosmic clash may cast a shadow of paranoia, manipulation, and unease over relationships during this initial week of June. Trust may become a delicate balance as Venus tussles with elusive Pluto. As you navigate these dynamics, exercise caution and reserve without stepping into the realm of secrecy. Keep your personal details under wraps, and share only what could contribute to mutual productivity or decision-making. Remember, this is but the first act of a riveting summer filled with cosmic plot twists and star-crossed drama!
Then, from June 8th until June 13th (exact on June 11th), Venus will create a dynamic square with Jupiter, the planet of bounty and wisdom, in the grounded sign of Taurus. Now, this celestial spectacle is nothing short of a jackpot for those seeking abundance, keen on manifesting dreams, or simply striving to uplift their spirits.
Picture this, Venus and Jupiter, our celestial cheerleaders, are famed for their positivity. When they interact in any aspect, it’s akin to the universe’s most potent feel-good formula, a cosmic concoction destined to uplift global morale and instil an appreciation for life’s blessings.
But when the square, known for its dynamic tension, enters the mix, it amplifies their impact, catalyzing an outpouring of positivity that shakes us out of our complacency and motivates us to reach for more. It’s as if the cosmos conspires to drench our world in good vibes and serendipitous blessings.
So, whether you’re a dreamer with a vision board, a cosmic enthusiast tracking planetary movements, or just someone looking for a reason to smile, this celestial dance is one you won’t want to miss this weekend. Prepare for a high-vibe period, pulsating with positivity that will make even the most sceptical among us pause and appreciate the bounty of the universe!
These transits will be most intense for Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus.
II. Pluto retrogrades back into Capricorn:
This Sunday, June 11th, the cosmic theatre unveils a dramatic spectacle as the powerful Pluto commences one of its final sojourns through Capricorn, departing from its Aquarian outpost. This gravitational heavyweight will conclude its Capricornian chapter on November 19, 2024, but not before it takes us on a retrograde journey until October 10th, demanding a rigorous review of our finances, societal structures, and personal power dynamics.
Remember, a Pluto transit is a rare phenomenon, gracing each zodiac sign only every 248 years, and leaving a distinctive legacy in its wake. Since its inaugural visit in 2008, Pluto has instigated seismic shifts in governance, commerce, and the economy, leaving indelible imprints and inciting irrevocable transformations. Case in point: its transit in the United States’ chart (Pluto’s return in the country’s 2nd house of finances) notably coincided with pivotal election cycles and economic developments.
As Pluto makes this ultimate descent back into Capricorn, we find ourselves at the precipice of profound change. The whispers of Pluto’s transits resonate with powerful shifts in the collective consciousness and catalyse the crumbling of longstanding structures. From unveiling the unsightly underbelly of corporates and institutions to instigating the collapse of formidable governance structures, Pluto has enacted upheavals and facilitated transformative processes. It has also fueled ruthless behaviour in high-ranking echelons, leading to a sobering erosion of blind trust among the masses.
This is our final act with Pluto in Capricorn. The curtain call may see the exposure or irrevocable disintegration of long-standing corporations, governing policies, and influential figures. On a personal level, it’s the last call to dive deep within and unleash powerful self-governance, discipline, and directives, tapping into the profound wells of the collective unconscious.
So rather than succumb to a sense of powerlessness, let’s harness this celestial shift as an opportunity to step up and embody the change we seek. After all, the cosmos compels us to lead our own revolutions.
Pluto’s retrograde through Capricorn will be most relevant for Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra.
III. Mercury enters Gemini:
Shifting gears towards a more sprightly cosmic happening, chatterbox Mercury finds its way back to its old stomping grounds in the versatile Gemini from this Sunday until the 26th of June. Imagine Mercury in Gemini as your favourite stand-up comedian—quick-witted, silver-tongued, and always ready to turn on a dime. Brace yourself for a period where conversation becomes the ambrosia of the gods, an irresistible nectar that stirs up the most scintillating social exchanges.
With Mercury at the helm, your conversational voyage could just as easily chart a course through the latest beachwear fashions as it could into the depths of insightful debates about trans youth rights within our educational system. It’s like a thematic roller-coaster, or better yet, a multi-stop ride on the subway of social discourse, where each station presents a new theme and a fresh perspective.
Got a voice that’s just bursting to be heard? Well, you’re in luck. Mercury’s homecoming offers a golden opportunity to seize the mic and let your words do the talking. Whether it’s guesting on a hot new podcast or setting the digital world ablaze with a thought-provoking livestream, there’s a chance to ride this media-savvy wave to online stardom.
The dual nature of Gemini—the celestial twins—means that you might cross paths with someone who mirrors your own soul, someone with potential to share your BFF title. But let me offer a word of caution: while Mercury spins its communicative web, it might also create a veneer of fickleness. It could lure you over the proverbial fence, seducing you with the illusion of greener pastures. My advice? Don’t lose sight of your loyal tribe in favour of shiny new acquaintances. Your solid crew deserves your appreciation for their steadfastness, even in the face of novel attractions.
Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius: give in to the urge of “harmless” gossip! You know you want to!
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