Venus in Cancer women mother love

VENUS enters Cancer: July 31 EDT until August 26.

This is a very emotional sentimental traditionally mothering nurturing time. We want to head to the waters to our place of emotional safety and refuge.

Interesting that Venus will be in CANCER during the August 21 Great American SOLAR Eclipse in Leo. AMERICA is signified by MOM and Apple pie. Very Venus in Cancer things.

America Mom and apple pie Solar Eclipse 2017 Tara Greene

Home is where the heart is and the heart IS  home. This energy turns our hearts and our stomachs homeward bound.  This is very feminine energy, highly sensitive moody energy.

Do beautify your nest, put in a water feature, renovate a kitchen or bathroom or find a place you will love to call home.

This is the nurturing, plentiful, bountiful, beautiful Mother Goddess. The way to anyone’s heart with Venus in Cancer is literally through their stomachs.  Eat, eat like a stereotypical  Jewish Mother. Children will express more emotions and will need to be especially nurtured and cared for during this time.  

Venus, was born from the ocean,  the source of all Life,  as in the famous Botticelli painting. CANCER, is the ocean, the protective womb, the ocean. 

Bette Midler as Mermaid

Venus in Cancer symbolizes strong FERTILITY. Cancer is the womb, the 4th house the unconscious, the dream world, sensation, receptivity. This is a good time to get pregnant. She is also a mermaid. 

FOOD + LOVE

Cancer is nourishment, Venus is quality. Venus in Cancer loves to eat, loves gorgeous presented food that is highly comforting and nutritious.  There will be lots of cooking going on. Do take a cooking class to learn how to prepare and cook food and as a social means too. Cancer can be crabby and defensive and this also point out to eating disorders, eating for your emotions. 

Venus in Cancer will highlight our need to protect our food from destructive GMO’s and MONSANTO’s hell-bent on destroying the food supply. Venus on the half-shell. The value of all creatures in the ocean is important, Whales, dolphins, sharks, narwhals, seals, fish,  crustaceans, these all need to be protected. 

WATER

Spend time near water, swim if you can, meditate and reflect on water. Do stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Do a water puja every day. A water puja is a ritual where you offer water to a Goddess as a thank you. Water symbolizes consciousness as well as emotions. It can be done every time you wash your hands.  

WATER is also our most precious commodity. Water shortages in California, in Brazil and in many parts of the world highlights our need to save, protect and value Water. Nestle’s CEO says humans DO NOT Have the right to water!!!! Such arrogance, such demonic energy. If we don’t have water there is no food, and no nothing else. The fashion excesses of our modern cultural show how values {Venus} are totally askew. There is technology that can make water out of thin air literally. These technologies need to be funded and brought into public usage.

PSYCHOLOGICALLY

It will be easier to express and be receptive to emotions during this month. Water dissolves all hardness so both men and women will benefit from this. Tears will flow way more easily, so use these cleansing tears as a release. 

HOME

Do beautify your nest, put in a water feature, renovate a kitchen or bathroom or find a place you will love to call home. Go visit your Mom, sisters. Appreciate your “sisterhood.”  Volunteer to help a women’s shelter, raise money for homeless people, volunteer at a food bank, or become a big sister. 

Venus rules the ArtsJ.M. W. Turner Norham Castle Sunrise tara Greene

It’s a great time for artists to work with water themes, watercolors, a fluid evocative subtle beauty, maybe even do still life paintings.

                                                              J.M. W. Turner Norham Castle Sunrise 1845 

This planet and sign are evoked in two Tarot Trumps the EMPRESS #3 which is VENUS with the Chariot # 7 the sign of Cancer.

Tarot Card of the day

2 of cups Venus in Cancer Astrology Tarot Tara Greene

VENUS in CANCER is the 2 of cups  called LOVE in THOTH Tarot

Check where the planet of beauty, grace, love and sexuality is transiting through your Natal Chart to find out how this will affect you personally. 

FAMOUS VENUS IN CANCER PEEPS
President Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves, Natalie Portman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Halle Berry, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Clint Eastwood, Carl Jung, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Donald Trump, Russell Brand, Nikola Tesla, Robert Plant, Khloe Kardashian, Iman, Lenny Kravitz.
 
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Mercury in VIRGO early Retrograde alert!

Mercury in Virgo Tarot Astrology Tara Greene

Virgo in the Thoth Tarot Knight of Disks/coins

Mercury enters its Feminine home sign of VIRGO July 25- until September 9/10. This is the time when details diets work and accountability is all that matters.  Virgo, the 6th sign, is hard working, wants to be of service to others and humble. It is traditionally the sign of pets health community and servants. 

EARLY MERCURY RETROGRADE ALERT August 12-September 5th

Mercury turns Retrograde @11 degrees VIRGO and goes back into LEO August 31st and turns DIRECT @ 28 degrees LEO. This is the very exact degree of the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21. This date will re-ignite that Total LEONINE eclipsing energy, especially as MARS and MERCURY, conjoin on the 3rd. Mars enters VIRGO on the 5th as well two hours before Mercury turns direct.

MARK that date down AUG. 31 as this date will re-ignite that Total LEONINE Great AMERICAN SOLAR eclipsing energy, especially as MARS and MERCURY, conjoin on the 3rd. Mars enters VIRGO on the 5th as well two hours before Mercury turns direct.

Mars enters VIRGO on the 5th as well two hours before Mercury turns direct.

If you are planning to travel during these times remember to double check everything. Try to get any new purchases out of the way before the Retrograde as you will be more likely to have to return things. 

Mercury Retrogrades aren’t all bad. If you were one of the 20-30% of the world’s population born during a Merc. Retro then this is a beneficial time for you as you’re in your own zone. 

Mercury Retrogrades are useful for a number of things.

 

A few things to be sure to focus on with Mercury in VIRGO

  1. HEALTH

Health is wealth and very important to Virgo. You are what you eat. Beneficial time to do a cleanse, especially as we are going into season change time. You will find it easier and more beneficial to stick to a healthier, more nutritious natural wholesome diet. There is more cognisance of the mind/body connection. Virgo is the harvest, the plants and herbs of the earth. Try using a homeopath, naturopath, Chinese acupuncture or ayurvedic specialist. Virgo is the body, always tune in and listen to your body as it never lies. 

2. WORK

Virgo’s are the workaholics of the Zodiac. They love to be of service and are traditionally the servants of the Zodiac. Questions to ponder with Mercury in Virgo. Are you working too much?  Are you too afraid to ask for a raise or speak up about your rights?  Are you truly loving your work? How can you master your work? Think about ways to reinvent your work environment and innovate new ideas in your work. If you are bored to tears then move on. 

3. SERVICE

Virgo’s need to feel they are being of service. Do you feel that your work and your gifts are being used in the right service? What is your higher purpose for serving? Whom do you serve? Are you being of service to your own body, your own environment? How can you improve this?

4. ORGANIZATION

Mercury in Virgo can help all of us, especially those who are neatness challenged to get their acts together. Gemini,  Pisces, Sagittarius- listen up. Virgo energy is perfectionist. Not to be O.C.D. but use this time to clear out messes everywhere you find them. Reorganize, declutter, recycle. Be more prompt and on time. Follow up and follow through. Virgo energy is extremely responsible and Always gets the job done.

5. REAPING THE HARVEST

After all your hard work you need to reap the benefits. Where can you do this in your life? Do you have an idea of what your goals are and what that harvest looks like? If you don’t have a very Virgo business plan and clear goals you cannot create and manifest what you want. Make a plan, get some coaching if needed. 

6. Gratitude 

Always be grateful for what you have no matter how humble. Bless those bills. Affirm abundance and not poverty.

MERCURY the planet is personified as THE MAGICIAN Tarot Trump # 1

Magician Thoth Tara Tarot  reader

THOTH TAROT # 1 the MAGUS Mercury 

The magical skill we all have is our minds. With our consciousness, we can create whatever we wish to. Yes you are a wizard or a witch. We all are. You are what you think. The Magician usually has an  INFINITY symbol over his head. As does the woman in the STRENGTH card which is LEO energy.  With Magic you can  control ALL TIME.  The mind is INFINITE. Mercury is a hermaphrodite, both masculine and feminine. He symbolizes the two-lobed brain, the conscious and unconscious sides of ourselves. Each person contains both sexes. Inter-gender is a popular term these days.  The MAGICIAN is a trickster.

The Sign of Virgo the Virgin earth is personified as THE HERMIT #9 

Hermit Virgo astrology Tara Greene

Guilded Tarot Hermit

THE HERMIT is not necessarily alone or has abandoned all worldly possessions. The Hermit is usually pictured as a wise old man with a long beard in profile holding up a lamp, a light to guide the way. He is very much the Inner GUIDE, the one who is always there within you. Just quiet that busy mind and you will find the Hermit, as your ancestors, an unbroken lineage working for and protecting you. 

Use this time with Mercury in VIRGO to tune into that ancient wisdom of the Hermit.

THE SUN will enter Virgo August 22.

MEDITATIONS  WITH THE MAGICIAN Mercury

Dialogue with the HERMIT within as a daily meditation. Ask him questions, he is waiting to guide you. The Hermit can be a female guide as well, the Virgin Goddess, the keeper of the harvest.

Why am I so afraid of being alone? Very important for women to ask this question.

Talk to your body, ask each part how it is feeling, You will be amazed at how correct this is.

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