Venus trines Jupiter tomorrow at 7:27am GMT, this aspect increases our imagination and more poetic side. With Venus strong in Libra and Jupiter being quite introspective in Gemini it will make us more sensitive to the beautiful, the kind and the charitable – a great aspect for getting out and enjoying beautiful landscapes or art. It is a cultured and refined aspect as it takes place in intellectual air signs – it’s not a time to get too emotional or dig too deep into psychological or political motivations. Jupiter and Gemini want to appreciate the best things in life.
At this time you could well meet people who are more than usually kind or sympathetic and who are also generous and kind hearted. Such people will increase a sense of faith in the best aspects of human nature and will incline people towards being optimistic, generous and generally happy.
It’s also a great aspect for enjoying travel to distant lands and exotic cultures – and if you can’t do that for real a bit of armchair travelling won’t go amiss at the moment. All in all it’s a lovely, feel-good aspect to kick off the weekend, make the most of it – and drop a few pennies into charity collecting boxes as you go along. In fact giving money to charity is a great thing to do with this aspect as you are likely to be feeling generous and benevolent. On the other hand, if you choose to go shopping that sense of generosity could easily see you spending way more money than you actually have.
For a little contemplation these are the Sabian symbols for this aspect – they can point to the most effective ways of making the most of this pleasant energy. The overarching suggestion is of conversations that may go over old ground, but in doing so help to establish a connection with and greater understanding of a situation, and this being a trine it should feel pretty pleasant:
Jupiter at 15˚ Gemini:
Two Dutch children, talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge.
KEYNOTE: The need to clarify one’s experiences through actual contacts with like minded individuals.
Transcendent experiences and supernormal faculties must be tested and clarified through the use of normal and collectively tested means of communication – which may mean through scientific procedures. The “Dutch children” seem to have been introduced by the subconscious mind of the formulator of the symbol because of an association with neatness and the open spirit of discussion which has prevailed in Holland. They are “children” because the new experiences are still very fresh and require certification; this demands a “clean” and open mind eager to test what is experienced in an exchange of views with one’s peers.
This is the last stage of the fifteenth five-fold sequence of symbols. It closes the scene of “Discovery.” All discoveries must be checked and their validity tested. In old tribal cultures a man’s “great dreams” were accepted as valid and acted upon only if another tribesman also had a similar dream. The needs for OBJECTIVITY has to be met; and this implies the confirmation of any subjective realization by some similar experience. It implies also the type of dualism inherent in all mental experiences as well as in mental concepts.
Venus at 15˚ Libra
KEYNOTE: Coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity.
In his early course “Symbolic Astrology,” Marc Jones sought to concretize this abstract image by speaking of “machinery parts, new and circular.” It is far better, however, to face the image in its most general sense, as he himself did later on. It is because everyday activities, whether in the home or in business, inevitably tend to repeat themselves in circular fashion that it is necessary for the individual to have rest times during which he can be released from repetitive patterns. It is only when the individual has become fully attuned to, and in a sense identified with the vast planetary and cosmic rhythms of the universe, and thus free from emotional and group tensions, that he can act serenely and at peace along “circular paths.”
At this last stage of the thirty-ninth sequence of five symbols we find an abstract image which can be interpreted ina positive or negative manner. We deal with repetitive activity; but that activity may either free or bind the consciousness of the actor. It can mean BOREDOM or TRANSPERSONAL PEACE in action.