Major Planetary Note (MPN)
Since May 15, Venus (love and relationships) has been in retrograde. On June 27, this goddess of beauty, pleasure and friendship has begun to move again. If you haven't looked within for love denied, deferred or derailed, then you've missed her salient point. You cannot even think to give something to someone else that you do not possess within yourself.
Basic Meaning of MPN
Saturn started moving this week. Imagine the beast (Saturn) and the beauty (Venus) have been in rapturous communication for the last six weeks. Your superego, looking down and exacting judgment, has been asking, "Should you be happy or sad?" Your ego has only wanted to be heard. All Venus has wanted to do is love from a human and divine place of integration and acceptance. So, is there more love in your life or less? Did you alter any mannerisms that you've not questioned for a long while?
Thought Food (Contemplate)
What if plants, aka Nature, had legal standing?
Standing is the legal right to initiate a lawsuit. To do so, a person (or for the purposes of this column, nature) must be sufficiently affected by the matter at hand, and there must be a case or controversy that can be resolved by legal action.
Earth signs (Virgo, Cap and Taurus): How can you get over your innate practicality to imagine what plants would say in their defense from rampant capitalism and expansionism?
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces): How can you use you empathic abilities to construct logical conversations about what plants would actually say, if they could speak verbally?
Air signs (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini): How can you create the language that plants speak for us to hear as humans? (Of course, you'd have to suspend logical disbelief in this whole discussion.)
Fire signs (Leo, Sag and Aries): How can you slow down enough and see this discussion from outside yourself and your preconceived notions? Plants (and Gaia) need representation!
Hint: On a lighter note, read other signs to see whom Venus will aid in your planting heart to heart (as when small amounts of marijuana are at least decriminalized), and how Saturn will hinder your connections. Who makes your life needlessly and inexplicably challenging? Now, you can realize how Saturn can operate in your world (similar to Gov. Christie, who has vetoed a bill to decriminalize 15 grams of marijuana, hindering the process of progressive growth).
Venus gives through mental stimulation and verbally lucid conversation until August 7. Saturn asks you to control your moods, realize how your nonverbal communication affects the atmosphere.
Cancer, June 21-July 22, initiating feeling (soul)
Sensual and earthy fairy folks born from late April to mid-May, aka Taurus, bring in the love, beauty and art that have been missing in your closest connections. Allow the practical to rule your conversations. Even if you feel as if you cannot live without another's touch, how much of it can you realistically accept? Married, give space when space is needed. Otherwise, lordly Saturn will give you an onslaught of fears and anxieties. You'll begin to worry about how your significant others have had conversations about your flaws and lack of approachability (this includes co-workers and those you see regularly). Other Cancer people can be some of your best sounding boards, once you've listened to them. A little tit-for-tat, aka quid pro quo, will give you a rousing start to letting go of what and who have not served you for far too long.
Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
"It takes one to know one" is a saying that you can recognize yourself in another. So, it's an intense, soulful and introspective Scorpio that can tell you all about plants and their powers. You read from the same script. They can challenge you through playing a much-needed devil's advocate. Venus turnabout for the past six weeks centered upon fair play, giving as well as you are getting. Pisces people challenge you to stand up for your rights, usually through reminding you of past behaviors you've forgotten. The sign of the fishes can sometimes remember too much, that is, keeping score of who's given what to whom. You must deal with the taint of unfinished business. Resist the temptation to look backward, fueling unnecessary regret. Instead, imagine that you are an attorney who is a member of NORML (a multidisciplinary group working to reform marijuana laws) arguing her case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for the legalization of marijuana. Know that you are difficult, if not impossible, to beat when you are passionate, self-actualized and fighting for what or in whom you believe.