The cashier at the the Co-op was bubbly. “I don’t know why, I’m just in a great mood today,” she said. Hmmm… perhaps it’s Venus and Jupiter stationing direct. It’s rare when two planets station direct in one day, but when both are benefics, sweet and bountiful, we might bask in their good graces. It’s been a tough year, with eclipses, retrogrades, and the general decline of the western empire. So let’s enjoy this day, arriving like a triple latte laced with caramel and piled high with whipped cream. Go to the spa. Buy an extra bar of chocolate. Revel in whatever pleasures come your way. Pray to these two gods of abundance and prosperity. Become their agent and change a life: donate to a Kiva entrepreneur. And dare to be optimistic about your own future. Stationing planets move slowly, with gathered strength, so let this good mood permeate your cells and last awhile.
Venus of course rules the feminine and Jupiter rules personal growth and politics. Perhaps it was a nudge from these two that prompted the release of Aung San Sui Kyi, the pro-democracy political activist who’s been under house arrest in Myanmar for fifteen of the past twenty-one years. The joy and celebration of her current freedom is a wonderful symbol of what can happen when these two benefics are strong.
And if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join me and the San Francisco Astrological Society … I’m heading there now!