Drops of Jupiter (in Taurus); Venus Retrograde

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The sky continues to put on a spectacular show in Taurus, with Mercury being the most recent planet to join a concentrated grouping there. It joins asteroids Vesta and Ceres, a lunar point called the osculating apogee, plus the Sun and Jupiter.

Jupiter about to eclipse one of its moons, Ganymede, in 2007. Ganymede circles Jupiter about once a week, but this particularly useful occultation, which allowed scientists to measure the haziness of Jupiter

Jupiter about to eclipse one of its moons, Ganymede, in 2007. Ganymede circles Jupiter about once a week, but this particularly useful occultation, which allowed scientists to measure the haziness of Jupiter

Speaking of: the latter two points — the largest in our solar system — join together on Sunday in their one and only conjunction in Taurus. There can be just one conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter each year, and since Jupiter takes a year to go through one sign, that means this is the only Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Taurus till May 19, 2024.

So if you’re born under this sign, or if you’re a fan of Venus, or if you love and appreciate all of the good things that Taurus has to offer, this is a happy moment. In truth this will influence everyone slightly differently, though it represents a windfall or opportunity of some kind for everyone. Soon after this event, Jupiter moves onto Gemini.

Speaking of Gemini: Venus stations retrograde there on Tuesday. This is the third inner planet retrograde of the year, though it’s a special one — it includes the Venus transit of the Sun on June 5. Venus then stations direct on June 27, just three days after the first of seven Uranus-Pluto squares. Gemini is an inherently androgynous sign, and we are going to get a taste of what it’s like to embrace that quality. Venus, perhaps the most feminine influence in astrology, penetrates the Sun as it makes its exact conjunction on June 5.

We are also in the season of eclipses across the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, which happen just prior to the Venus transit. The first eclipse takes place within hours of the Sun’s ingress into Gemini on May 20, a little over one week from now. More on these events next week.

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9 Responses to Drops of Jupiter (in Taurus); Venus Retrograde

  1. Hugging Scorpio says:

    Lyd, thanks for the lovely message! I totally agree. I don’t want to control anything in my life, but I hope to work with my environment and help manifest what I want and who I’d like to share it with. But, yes, I think we can only go with flow with some healthy awareness.

  2. Lyd says:

    Thanks Eric. This Scorpio has NN in Taurus, 3rd house…yeah, I’ve been talking lately!

    Hugging: for what it’s worth, when it comes to love, beauty and attraction, let the heart go where it wants. Trust whatever arrives and allow your real self to do what it wants.

  3. Kelly says:

    I have a special affinity with Gemini men, whether because Gemini is my descendant, or because I am a middle child amongst two Gemini brothers. Growing up with them, and an equally androgynous mother (Virgo), my emotional (Scorpio) outbursts were deemed as radical. Thank goodness for my feminine (Taurus) father who understood me. 😀

  4. Hugging Scorpio says:

    I have a question about the Venus Retro and transit upcoming as it pertains to meeting a person intimately. I have heard these takes on it and would love feedback.

    1. As Venus stations and goes retro, this is not the time to start a relationship, as the planet of love, beauty and attraction goes inwards and reflective. Now, I’m not sure what starting a relationship means really as how does one pin point that moment? But is it a time to not really initiate things with another?

    2. As Venus apparently goes backward and meets the Sun, this aspect actually can be felt like an attraction of intimate love. The Sun moving normally, but Venus attracting to it. And then a meeting of the two in the transit.

    So, thoughts please?

  5. bkoehler says:

    eric, cool beans!

  6. Lunesoleil says:

    The Venus Cycle The formation of one heart(or one rose petal), then two, then three, then four, then five , create a rose pattern with a pentacle in the middle. – All based on the synodic (meeting place) cycle of Venus, Earth and Sun. – The Rose and Pentacle can be traced around the zodiac, one loop taking 1.6 years, one whole cycle taking 8 years to complete. – No wonder Venus is symbolic of love, beauty and creation!
    Durée : ‎2:41

    If you have a facebook account to view a creation on Venus not to be missed :)

  7. Eric Francis Eric Francis says:

    Barbara, that is what the horoscope is about this week — Sun-Jupiter-Sedna.

  8. bkoehler says:

    Also, it seems portentous to me that the Sun-Jupiter conjunction on Mothers Day will also be conjunct transiting Sedna as well as being less than a degree from the May 2000 conjunction of Jupiter to Saturn. Perhaps an increase in consciousness of the value of motherhood will surface in societies round the world. Watch and wait or vice-versa.

  9. bkoehler says:

    As the Moon squares Mercury and the Sun prepares to conjunct Jupiter I learn that a newly discovered Mayan calendar says the world isn’t going to end this year afterall. Now if we can just get rid of those pesky Uranus-Pluto squares. . . . . . .

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