Venus in Cancer is currently triggering the Uranus-Pluto square, creating a surge of cardinal tension that propels us into new territory. This makes May 21 - 25 a potent time for positioning ourselves in relationships and money matters. Strides must be made now. New leadership must be assumed, especially social leadership and leadership within our families. The times are calling upon us.
This is a final cardinal trigger point before Venus sets up shop in colourful and passionate fire sign Leo for four months, including a retrograde period from July 25 to September 5.
As Venus in Cancer moves through the Uranus-Pluto square gauntlet, we will see status and position being cemented in strong relationships, both personal and professional. Other relationships will
break down under the stress of this configuration - maybe temporarily, maybe permanently.
In times such as these, our relationships have to be downright heroic in order to go the distance.
With Venus transiting Cancer, family ties and soul ties are the glue that holds things together. There's an instinctual coming together for closeness, protection, and emotional comfort. But
expect some tension as Venus opposes Pluto in Capricorn May 21 (exact 7:57 p.m. CST) and squares Uranus in Aries May 25 (11:09 a.m.). Certain habitual comfort zones are no longer available! The more we try to attach to the way things once were, the rougher this configuration will be on us.
As the opposition between Venus and Pluto tightens, true feelings and unsatisfactory power dynamics in relationships of all kinds are being pushed to the surface.
Pluto wants complete integrity. It won't settle for less. So dig down deep into the raw and uncensored feelings and make your decisions from there, even when it's uncomfortable.
As the Venus-Uranus square becomes exact on May 25, a new direction becomes necessary in the way we relate to others, and this is potentially a radical new direction. Again, certain habitual comfort zones are no longer available to us. Certain habitual ways of relating will no longer work. There's an Aquarian era breeze blowing through all the nooks and crannies of our relationships, and the old constructs will not do. Venus-Uranus contacts require the advancement of human relations beyond old forms. They require relational progress and possibly even quantum leaps socially and in the way we relate to others. Take the new path, the path that feels fresher and freer, to move out of reach of old emotional behaviours and relating patterns that go nowhere.
Mercury, now retrograde in Gemini, is closing in on a conjunction to Mars in Gemini (exact May 27 at 4:37 a.m.). We're wrapping our minds around what we want now and what direction we have to take in order to get it, though this is still clouded by Mercury in retrograde motion along with Mercury-Mars squares to Neptune in Pisces. More information is required in order to fine tune our goals and directions. We won't get a clear picture of desires or necessary directions until Mercury catches back up with Mars at 13 degrees Cancer on July 15.