Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Sweet Embraceable You

If Venus had arms, and she was transiting the sign of Cancer, she would most likely bring you close, wrap you warmly with these extensions, and hold you gently to her breast. She would rock you in sweet rhythm and croon softly, maybe blowing lightly on your face. If she had fingers, she would probably stroke your hair and push the stray locks off your forehead. If Venus had arms.
Many of us in this den of geniuses at Raging U have Cancer planets in our charts. We know this impulse well. We also have quite a bit of Aries, an altogether different characteristic. The subject of aggression has come up, and some of us have Pisces or Neptune with Mars causing some confusion about receptivity and assertive thrust. How do we marry the push and defense of Mars with the holding in and protecting desire of Moon ruled Cancer? How do we use the diffuse energy of Pisces to defend ourselves? Some marvelous suggestions emerged from our resident Moon(Cancer) in Aries(Mars) in the thread below; Pisces and the 29th Degree. Good ideas on advanced alchemical technique. I have Sun-Mercury in Cancer and Aries rising. I can demolish the whole house sometimes or I can cower in fear and timidity. No telling. Maybe I can only trust that I will know the right amount of aggression needed for the circumstance. Then again, maybe I can practice asserting myself, defending my territory, deflecting and transforming attack, and wrapping my adversaries in my arms when it's over and forgiven. And I've won!!!
Mars, the warrior, is in Aries now. Double warrior. Venus is gliding through Cancer. No wonder this dilemma has surfaced. The hapless USA has 4 planets in Cancer. War?
Cancer can be tribal and fierce in protecting its young, no doubt. But in limited amounts, while feeding and sheltering go on. I suppose Mars is handy when you need him. But enough is too much out there in the "cradle" of civilization.

Well, as the world tries to figure out what to do with its terror, it looks like a little Venus in Cancer trine the Pisces placements now is directing us to find our arms and hold one another when we can. It won't be over immediately, either.
Just as Venus leaves Cancer, Mercury will be going retrograde in this urge to merge sign. We can safely come close, but do remember that pesky Mars up the sleeve and be alert.

23 Comments:

Anonymous meristem said...

G'day glorious lady! (big smile)

I wonder if you will indulge a selfish tangent

-"pardon me, but do you take requests?"
(stuffs wads of bills in tip jar on end of piano)-

and tell me about Miss Venus in Scorpio in the 7th?

(Does she have arms in Scorpio? I'm sure she prolly dresses in dramatic crimson velvet with kohl-rimmed eyes....)


no rush, no rush atall
Danke shoen!
et bon weekend aussi!

25/5/07 8:27 AM  
Blogger jm said...

stuffs wads of bills in tip jar on end of piano

Ha ha!!

Uh-oh. Venus is Scorpio in the 7th. I'll give you the skinny in a mo.
It's Friday nite and the bills will come in handy!

Btw, First. No one knows how to share resources more than Venus in Scorpio and that includes money, when things are good and power is balanced.

When at their best, Scorpios are the most generous ones I know.
The glitches in a bit.

25/5/07 1:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Venus in Scorpio in the 7th.
Venus is how we show our love, what we value in the material realm, how we relate in general, what kind of people we like, what brings us pleasure, etc. Especially in the 7th house of partnerships. The closest most creative relationships a woman can have are possible with this placement.

In Scorpio, the native wants complete merging and sharing of energy, one on one, exclusive of others, in a private dimension with a spiritual soul sharing aim. Just the Scorpio part.

So naturally, there are often problems with possessiveness and jealousy. Big manipulation games. What's mine is mine, or yours, or is it ours? Sharing of money and things becomes a power issue. The ideal is "ours" but often the person wants to snatch it back when feeling powerless. There is a constant battle with this power level until it is completely merged. And who else is included or excluded is another issue. Triangles being common as loyalty and betrayal are tested. Giving too much of the self away prematurely is a problem too.

Venus in Scorpio often shows her love through sex, but this can be troublesome because the real desire is beyond sex. higher energy. Often scorps are abstinent and seeking self mastery. the alchemical thing you talk about is involved here. The greatest human power transformed. So what to do about sexuality is a big concern.

The use of sex as power often happens, but then some of the best sharing is possible as long as the emotional sharing is complete. Emotional sharing is one of the most important things to a Venus in Scorp. Deep in the gut, the core of the body from below the neck to the reproductive area being vitalized. Sometimes this emotional intensity can frighten people, sometimes it attracts in a big way. The magnetism of feeling at its strongest.

This Venus is attracted to powerful people. So again, the struggles can be painful as the balance tries to find itself. Often relationships end with difficulty and the less evolved blame the other, sometimes forever.

Venus in Scorpio has a magnetic attraction for others and people find themselves hypnotized and obsessed at times. And vice-versa. They say once involved with a Scorp, always involved. The harmonics stay on, so it feels like they can possess you forever.

This Venus is the best in helping others with crisis and pain. Ideally, she loves doing it. As a result, she gets all the help she needs with her own troubles, betrayal begone. She has an other-worldy recognition of human suffering and is less afraid than most, when things are working well.

She is a psychological surgeon as well and can get to the root of problems. The highest form is the mystical healer who truly uses the power to its best advantage to cure herself and everyone in her realm. Realizing her power is part of the destiny. Overcoming her fear of loss of control is also part of it. The knowledge of letting it go personally where it isolates, to find merging and exponential gain is it.

This is a start. I was going to do an article on venus-Pluto, so there will be more.

25/5/07 3:31 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Adding in since my Venus is in Scorpio (8th)that i believe the creative art aspect is involved there.

Also this "magnetism" may not make any sense at all but i have to warn there is some truth to this and it can pull unwanted energy and undesired attention. I'm thinking stalker here.

25/5/07 5:41 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Now then, about the box of cornflakes. Orange juice or tomato behind the back of Venus? Kadimiros would know.

25/5/07 5:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Absolutely tseka, on the stalker.

Scorpio rules the ovaries, the source of creativity. Much of scorpio is about turning the procreative force into other forms of creative production. You might say a Venus in Scorpio is one hot ovary ready to release!

Ha ha ha!! I though of the man and the corn flakes. And tomato juice! We haven't had a really good breakfast around here in ages.

25/5/07 5:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

True enough.

Though i just had a lovely ganache the super rich semi sweet chocolate torte. oh my. Birthday, the 79th of my mother. Her present was a hit but dang if she didn't choose her own...timbers for her garden on sale. So of we go in the truck to load up on more work. It's why she stays so young!

25/5/07 6:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG. 79. Shiver me timbers!!! A big birthday hug for sweet Cancer-Gemini ((((Mommy)))).

25/5/07 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Analysa said...

jm!!!!AHHH

astrology with you is different - amazing, so late here 3:24 am and I´m glued to this computer ....and I´m not tired!

Your description of Venus in Scorpio is just amazing - you are so on, in my progressions I have Sun & Venus in exact conjunction in Scorpio, also Neptune and Part of Fortune in Scorpio, all in the 9H

Do I know what you talk about!!!

25/5/07 7:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeaaaayyy!!!!!! Analysa!

You are a natural at all of this. Gonna love it!

OMG. Neptune in Scorpio in the 9th. Metaphysician par excellence. You can teach us. You already know, you just need the words to come out. No wonder you are doing it in another language. Absolutely fascinating.

The key, and we can help each other with this, is to relax and stay out of SN trouble for now. Just enjoy our minds together. You have a lot to teach with the 9th house and Sag risisng. I'm ready.

25/5/07 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Analysa said...

Ohhh, I´m all lit up and nervous ...
don´t even know how to express anything anymore ...

SN trouble, that´s where I´ve been all my life

I know there is a lot in there, but it doesn´t come out

Had an amazing experieence last summer, one day I was having an afternoon nap and thinking about the principle of polarity, and suddenly I had to get up and started writing a poem about it, I wrote 2 cute little poems and I never, ever write - there was this buzzing energy that came in and all this stuff poured out, I suppressed it a few days later because I couldn´t concentrate on these problems I was dealing with

now, I reaaaly have to go to bed!

You are amazing

25/5/07 7:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sleep well, dear analysa.

This is round the clock. It's exciting to come here, but that's part of the fun. You have a lot to contribute. I'm waiting for more.

25/5/07 8:01 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Sigh it just gets better and better around raging uni doesn't it jm?

btw a little typo 78 not 79 born 1929. I am lucky in her that's for sure.

25/5/07 8:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes it does. I'm dazzled.

I'm proud of your mother and proud of us.

25/5/07 9:19 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

Emotional sharing is one of the most important things to a Venus in Scorp.
Sometimes this emotional intensity can frighten people, sometimes it attracts in a big way. The magnetism of feeling at its strongest.
The highest form is the mystical healer who truly uses the power to its best advantage to cure herself and everyone in her realm. Realizing her power is part of the destiny.


*sigh* not easy, warm-fuzzy relationships. Intense. But I like that. Or it feels comfortable, familiar. It has always made me think something was awry with me, the fact that I could see different ways of being with people, that the "safe" codes of society limit us. Love is the great transcender if we can take its high road rather than the ego-based insecure power play motivated route.... I'm just getting that this is okay, is just as real and necessary, more necessary even, the higher-love unconventional way of being with it. It is a forging of new ground. Scary but needed. And my Aries warrior is helping me claim this. I feel outside the box, so why not consciously and with grace navigate outside the box?

I've always wanted to heal with love, give the love that i want for myself. that I want for everyone. But it doesn't always express in the status-quo comfort zone way. I can't always explain to myself or others choices or ways of being that I feel guided to engage in. I dunno, I guess I'm still finding my way with it.

Have also Neptune in Scorp in the 7th and Jupiter in Scorp in the 6th. Venus is at 7 Scorp and Neptune is at 28. Jupiter at 5.
i guess it's been on my mind because I've crossed a threshold into a whole new way of looking at relationships that isn't conventional but that feels right, that feels worth exploring. Based on Love creating expansion rather than activating insecurity and posessiveness.

I'm sorry if this comes out hodge-podge but I'm in the middle of something new and just needed a touchstone.
Thanks for granting my request in your usual eloquent and loving way.
I feel so fortunate for this wise community....

25/5/07 10:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There's often a feeling of being out of the usual light loop of love others "seem" to have. This placement is so far from the storybook version one can feel like an alien. I think there's guilt somethimes in demanding so much and desiring what might not seem appropriate to others.

The Jupiter conjunction expands it even further. This is big. The Venus-Jupiter is capable of huge affection and might not know exactly where to put it. She wants to express all the love she feels which can alarm the average scaredy-cat. She's uninhibited and quite a force. I feel your emotional power always and I have the SN in Scorpio so I'm not afraid. Too familiar with it myself. Many of the others, though, are not in touch with these feelings. Their fear shouldn't make you afraid to express it. You need the right people.

The picture is complicated by the packed 5th house and the SN there. Memories of love gone bad. Melodramas and falling for excitement in the wrong ways. not the closeness that Scorpio wants. Romantic sexual escapades that leave you unfulfilled.

Neptune in the 7th is notorious for falling for the wrong ones.

This is complicated. The ultimate destiny of the 11th house North is collective love, but the lessons of the personal are part of the path to get there and will have all parts of the experience good and bad. The North in the 11th can portend a good marriage but it will be very unusual.

Love is the great transcender if we can take its high road rather than the ego-based insecure power play motivated route...

you have the solution right there.

I'll post the SN in the 5th in a minute and you can take a look. There is a possibility that the Virgo aspect places you in the role of servant against your will.

You definitely have the alchemist's want of transforming love in your destiny. The Moon in Aries gives you the courage to do it. Separating from popular opinion helps. Frustration is imminent but part of the energy.

25/5/07 11:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

SN in the Fifth

NN in the Eleventh

25/5/07 11:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've always wanted to heal with love, give the love that i want for myself.

You do more than you know. You did it for me. I'm in the midst of the results and I'll tell you more as we go.

25/5/07 11:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I will add that this setup can involve you in destructive relationships that could cause feelings of shame. They shouldn't. People need these experiences to get to higher levels. It's really required. It's no one else's business either unless you want it to be.
With My SN I've had all of this and more. As long as we learn from theses episodes they are ultimately good. Sometimes we can't see our growth until later. Scorpio will do just about anything to evolve.

The Neptunes in Scorpio all have tales to tell with that little devil of temptation.

It's really hard to follow our own paths in a socially complicated confused world. Moon in Aries can do it.

25/5/07 11:30 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!
You help me remember that, well everything! I need kindred spirits! And yes, depth.
It all rings true. I've always wanted an extraordinary life (not an on the big stage kinda way, but interesting, meaningful, full of depth and magic and courage and vision and creativity etc.) and I just have to let myself have it, love it kindly and not fight it or judge it and repress it.

Hmmm...food for thought and heart.
Can't express myself clearly just now........

(stuffs more wads o' money in tip jar, no, I shower you with rose petals!)

:) you give a lot, you know that?

26/5/07 12:05 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm spending my tip jar money right now!!!!!

We can do it my warrior comrade! Your Virgo will digest the info. Most important is to push on. Everything is right enough.

I just have to let myself have it, love it kindly and not fight it or judge it and repress it.

Why the hell not? I can't imagine what in the world is wrong with us, all this doubt and hesitation. Is there someone we need to ask? Lead me there.
Really.

26/5/07 12:16 AM  
Blogger yogini said...

Aaaaahhhhh, yes. I knew I resonated with what I've been finding on this site. Me = Cancer Moon, Cancer Rising, NN in Aries, and Neptune in the 5th house. Thank god for my Scorpio Sun sq. Pluto......it' helps to get focused once in a while.
Visit me at: www.yogini.wordpress.com

Love this blog.

26/5/07 1:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yup, yogini. You would know. NN in Aries. Hmmmmm.

26/5/07 2:12 PM  

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