Archive for October, 2010
The conjunction of the moon and sun in Libra on October 7, gives us the opportunity to ponder our definitions of relationship and our own, subjective needs and desires and how we engage with others.
In order to understand the sign of Libra, we must first examine his ruling planet, Venus and how she transmits her energies through this Fall sign of the zodiac. Venus also rules Taurus, and in this home Venus represents the sexuality and sensuality of the maiden. It is no accident that, during her time in Taurus, we celebrate the earthy rites of Beltane. Hers is the new and vital exploration of fecundity and fertility found in the sign of the Bull. The exploration of beauty, passion and pleasure of coupling and play at the physical level are hers to enjoy. Through these activities, she develops her physical senses and grounds them into her being. Sight, sound, smell, touch and taste are taken in in order to draw a boundary around the material being, to find and define its potentials and limitations. This Venusian early adult, like all late adolescents, can become involved in the expressions of the inferior ego self and fall into the all-too-familiar patterns of jealousy, manipulation and obsession with control over the other. This is a non-gendered potential that comes with the Taurean terrain of the relationship to possessions, which range from the material (as is traditionally understood) to the psychic/emotional ties that bind the self to other. To be fully with something or someone is entirely different than “owning” it, and discernment of these two states is the challenge of the young Venus.