I am currently cooking in British-Colombia feeding around 30 tree-planters and sleeping in my truck. I have been cooking everyday since mid-April and I should be done at the end of June when Mars turns direct. When I went to bed last night, Mars was high up in the sky glowing a fierce orangey/burnt colour.
In my dream I found myself in a busy station type place with people walking in all directions. I kept walking and ended up in a garden having drinks and decadent desserts with two well dressed upper class women. It was an opulent garden with marble everywhere and it felt like we were high above the world. I could see the blue sky in the distance and the landscape was filled with orchards and birds. The air was warm and pleasant and there was an overall sense of ease. I asked one of the women where we were and she told me this was her place.
When I woke up I remembered that Venus is closing in on her superior conjunction with the Sun which also means that she will be furthest away from the Earth.
The month of June is here and Venus the planet of ease, pleasure and beauty is far away from us. As we wait ”patiently” for her to shower us with her blessings once again we have to continue with our internal and external work. I am not going to lie, June is a lot of work. There is much potential and there is much change. Re-invent yourself everyday, stay flexible and ride the wave.
Because of the more Cardinal and Mutable elements at work in the astrology of the moment, I haven’t spent much time talking about Venus in Scorpio. Faithful to herself, she has remained present and powerful but only to those who want to access her.
Friday is the day of the Goddess Venus so let’s spend a few minutes looking at Venus in Scorpio. VENUS ♀
In astrology, Venussymbolizes pleasure, beauty and what we value. What brings us pleasure can vary greatly depending on the person. For some its money or a beautiful home while others will find joy in a table full of food and good company. She rules over relationships and desires, commitments and marriage.
Venus’s domain is usually a comfortable and harmonious one. The contours are soft and pleasing to the eyes. The air feels good on the skin and there is a faint aroma of flowers in bloom like the breeze on a warm summer night. Venus is irresistibly attractive and confident.
On our quest for pleasure, we must not overlook the fierceness of Venus. The cautionary tale of Paris and the Golden Apple is perhaps a great example of her treacherous qualities. The strategic use of beauty and intelligent charm can be a great assets in social gatherings and even politics but the choices we make under her spell can also be disastrous.
VENUS IN SCORPIO ♏︎-December 4th to December 30th
If you want to know passion, you have to be willing to pass through the fires of hell
Venus in Scorpio craves intimacy. She is not looking for a superficial encounter. She wants to merge and devour. There is a fatality here that we do not find in the rest of the zodiac. Venus in Scorpio will not be content with a walk in the garden. She needs to own and transform herself through her encounters. Even though Venus in Scorpio might be extremely secretive her power to seduce runs deep.
Questionable means might be employed to get the object of desire as Venus in Scorpio leave her good manners at the door. This can be an extremely charismatic placement that endows the native with the power to draw to themselves what they want.
December 18 and onward…
Tomorrow on December 19, Venus in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces while Pluto the modern ruler of Scorpio conjunct Mercury. This can be an opportunity to bring healing to our more personal relationships and a desire to connect and relate deeply and truthfully to another . We could feel vulnerable so making sure that conversations happens in a safe space is extremely important.
Venus in Scorpio and Pluto’s territory have to be approach with as much awareness as possible. This is the instinctual realm. There could be an urge to dominate a situation, a conversation or at its worst a person. Paying attention to power struggles, manipulation and jealousy might prevent the more unpleasant symptoms of these powerful aspects.
With Venus in Scorpio for the rest of the month we are invited to step into the transformational waters of intimacy. In our quest for love, let’s embrace the deep and complex mysteries of others.
Venus just moved into the sign of Libra where she will stay until December 5. Venus adores being here in the sign of her rulership. Clean the mirrors around your house to welcome and worship her. Since Libra is linked to partnership, we should expect a bit more ease in the relating department.
If you are blessed with an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunrise, you will probably see Venus low in the east, about an hour before sunrise, sometime during the last week of August, 2015 where she will regain her place in the morning sky. 
Back in the days, the Greeks would call Venus Phospheros (= Bringer of Light) when she appeared just before dawn and Hesperos (= the western one) when she appeared in the evening. The Roman equivalents were Lucifer (= the light bringer) and Vesper (= evening), respectively. 
The period when Venus disappears from the evening sky is best used for inner reflection, release and renewal. Her mythic journey into the underworld is a metaphor to help us go within and recover our lost treasures. An opportunity to retrieve our innermost felt values and qualities and bring them back out into the light so that we can relate better to others and to ourselves. Continuing with the Venus retrograde themes that we have worked on for the last couple of weeks: Our relationship to relationships. Our relationship to ourselves. Our relationship to beauty, love and desires. Reflecting on the many reflections. What we see in the mirror. What we see in each other’s eyes. What we want to see in others versus who they really are.
Have fun with it. It’s been a rough journey and Saturn hasn’t been making it easy for all things Venusian.
Fertile and rich, Venus LOVES to be in Taurus.
Epicuriean is a great word to describe people who have a strong Venusian or Taurean signature.
When you combine the two, you get an earthy sensualist who revels in the world of sensations taking great pleasure in the fives senses.
Venus moves into purifying waters, giving us blessings of compassionate love. This is a interlude into the intemporal beauties of a higher nature. We adorn her by worshipping her etheral forms like a selfless lover living on the dream of the beloved alone. In Pisces, Venus wants nothing more than for you to sacrifice your lower instinct for the ultimate communion of your soul into ecstatic bliss. After all she is exalted here. On a practical level, this means cultivating your ideals, feeding your imagination with music and poetry, practicing compassion. Gentle yet sublime.