The day Venus stationed retrograde in Gemini, I was printing a Venus report when I heard an ominous crack from the printer. The next ten pages looked like some mischievous spirit had thrown mud pies at them. Was it Venus? Gemini is one of my favorite signs for Venus, even though most astrology books have little good to say about her. I find her an artful courtesan, seductively witty and playful. Gemini does rule printers and printing. Venus doesn’t typically act like Mercury in her retrogrades, but in Gemini she might. What’s more, in my own chart Venus is in the 3rd house, conjunct Mercury; both are emblems for writing, printing, paper, and words.
I took the printer to the repair shop. Alas, I’ve been there too many times. But this visit was different. The technicians took it and began working on it right away—unheard of—and odder still, they diagnosed the problem, had the part in stock, and fixed it before I’d left the store. I’d been talking to a helpful gentleman who was romancing the features of an elegant Macbook Pro, when one of the technicians approached us and asked if I had a sense of humor. “Some days,” I replied. “Do you work around a lot of chocolate?” “No,” I told him, “maybe I eat a square or two in the afternoon.” “Well, it’s the strangest thing: your printer smells like chocolate. All of us in the back room can smell it!”
Venus in Gemini is known for her sense of humor and chocolate is Venusian food. But was there a deeper message? I did leave the store with visions of a beautiful MacBook Pro dancing in my head, and if ever there was a Venusian computer, this was it. Plus the day had gone beautifully. Men had served me like I was goddess. One man treated me to tea and stimulating conversation. The printer technicians were amazing. The salesman at the store had solutions for computer issues no one had been able to solve for me in years. And by the end of the evening, another wonderful gentleman had offered to buy me the MacBook Pro. Oh Venus! If this was the first day of her retrograde, I wondered what would come next!
How is Venus playing with you? Her retrograde lasts from May 15 to June 27, which is a great time to order a Venus Unleashed report from me!