Weekly Forecast July 27: Venus Enters Cancer

Venus in CancerThank goddess this is our last week of the inter-eclipse period. I’m on pins and needles, as I know many of you are, although I also sense that the overall energy has calmed down quite a bit since the big solar eclipse on July 21.

Speaking of the goddess, Venus is a major player in this week’s astrological lineup. She trines Jupiter and Chiron on Monday and Neptune on Tuesday. If you’ve identified a core wound and are going through an intense healing process, talking or writing about it will help, as you’ll realize that you are very definitely not alone. Your situation may be unique, but deep healing is hard work and takes a lot of courage, no matter what your circumstances, and we’re all in the same boat.

Venus goes on to square Uranus later in the day on Tuesday. Whenever Uranus is involved in an aspect, the outcome is hard to predict, but at least any surprises that come your way should be in the pleasant category. For example, if a certain someone expressed serious romantic interest, I might go into medical shock, but I’d be thrilled nonetheless.

On Thursday and Friday, it’s Mercury’s turn to have a go at Neptune & Co., this time as an opposition from Leo. Some things just have to be said. Hopefully you set up a foundation for love and respect early in the week so that you can address unresolved issues in a positive and productive manner. Mercury in Leo can devolve into “all about me,” but you also can use it to stay on the moral high ground by sticking to “I” statements rather than confrontational “you” phrases. Use this technique with sincerity, and you just might get the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.

However, if those talks go south, Venus may save the day again when she enters Cancer on Friday. In tender, emotional Cancer, Venus can be the nurturer. The pitfall to watch for here is thinking that you’re doing something for someone else’s good when you’re really just trying to get them to do whatever is convenient for you. True nurturing makes it possible for others to grow into their own shoes, not the ones you think look good on them.

Manipulative tactics may take over this weekend, especially in intimate relationships. Venus opposes Pluto on Saturday, with the Moon in Capricorn joining the party on Sunday. Recklessly playing with another’s heart just to get them into bed is not nice and will boomerang on you eventually. If you really must have someone (or something) so badly that you can’t be honest and upfront, do some serious soul-searching. Likewise, if you find yourself going along with someone else’s manipulation of you because you just have to have him or her, take a time out and think about what’s going on.

Staying detached will be hard this weekend, but I’ve found that I can use obsessive episodes to learn something important about myself. If you find yourself obsessing, ask yourself what you really want. Do you need it? Why? What will happen if you don’t get it?

You might decide you’d rather spend much of the weekend in solitude. Not a bad idea, given that the first half of next week will be a tense build-up to a lunar eclipse, the last in the Aquarius-Leo series. Neith will have more later this week, so stay tuned for the exciting conclusion …

Love and courage to all,
Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat

Image: This photo was taken last year at the Old Port of Montreal. The stunt was sponsored by a local radio station to raise money for the Quebec Breast Cancer Society. Cancer, the astrological sign, rules the belly and breasts. Photo by Christinne Muschi for REUTERS.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Forecast July 27: Venus Enters Cancer

  1. Mem

    I turn 40 on Saturday. Was planning to stay indoors by myself that day so glad it’ll be a good weekend for it, although I’m irritated that Venus opp Pluto will be part of my SR chart. Grr.

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  2. deb

    So Venus square Uranus was a drag. Maybe if I wasn’t so hormonal, I’d have fought a certain battle in a different way. But, man!

    At least today I was able to make-up for something, surprising myself…

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  3. Mem

    Thank you, HH72.

    I had an unexpected date on Tuesday with a much younger man. A Scorpio again! This one had already tapped into his power. Disquieting. Man, what is it about me and Scorpios? Anyway, I have a theory about Scorpio, if anyone cares to listen.

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  4. Mem

    Okay. My theory about Scorpios — my observation, actually, and it’s probably a cliche — is that they don’t earn their power until they’ve faced the darkness and the pain. I’ve met too many shallow and adolescent Scorpios to buy the whole thing about it being an automatically deep sign. They can be extremely immature and almost afraid to talk about anything serious. And in that case, they lash out and try to control everything around them.

    Sometimes it just hurts too much to be a Scorpio, I guess but if they don’t face their pain, they don’t get that tremendous power, which is the prize. The problem is that if they don’t face it, they are tremendously destructive. Okay, so it’s a cliche, really, but it’s so true, I think. And then when they face their vulnerability, their pain, their wound, they are a very compassionate sign and they gain that incredible power of being able to take an x-ray of someone’s soul. Compassionate and ruthless at the same time but it’s possible to be both. Anyway, it’s a very disquieting experience. Kinda exhausting.

    What do you think it is about you and Scorpios, Pat? Are you on FB, btw?

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  5. hitchhiker72

    I agree with your reading of Scorpios, Mem. I knew one who knew how to act deep, but loved to revel in the self-pity that could rival a Crab’s. It’s what they say about Scorps, isn’t it, that they can manifest as Eagles, Serpents or Scorpions. The evolved ones soar, the others … well… the others give us a hard time! LOL, ok, was being facetious with that last bit.

    Good luck with the new Scorp, Mem.

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  6. Mem

    Thanks, HH72. We shall see. At this point in my life, I’ve learned to balance passion and detachment. Passionate detachment, if you will. Maybe thanks to Neptune & co. in my 8th house of Aquarius. It’s a relief!

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  7. Neith

    I like your reasoning on Scorpio, Mem. Fits most of my experiences with that tribe. This seems to go for those with lots of Scorpio in their charts as well as Scorpio Suns.

    My older Scorp sister was a pain when we were kids but now she is a rock. Helps many, many people every day. Don’t know what I would do without her.

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  8. Neith

    NOW we can sing Happy Birthday to Mem!! [Though I wouldn’t recommend singing in my case]

    Have a fabulous birthday and coming year, sweetie!! hugs and smoochies!!

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