The black widow. The mistress. Skeletons in your romantic closet. Secretive about money and love. A sexy, magnetic, deliciously irresistible intimate encounter. A healing and transforming bonding experience. Venus in Scorpio has the power to elicit all of this … and more.
Astrology considers Scorpio to be a tough placement for beautiful and sweet Venus. Scorpio isn’t concerned with superficiality, and prefers chasing after a transcendental kind of love. The Scorpion likes to get below the surface to examine issues of power, fear, sex, and desire. When Venus is in Scorpio, Venus trades in social niceties for digging deeply and sparking needed change.
When Venus is in Scorpio
Venus is about relationships, and is sociable, friendly, and affectionate. Scorpio is about passion, and likes to dive headfirst into love. This means we’ll crave meaningful and intense experiences when Venus is in Scorpio. Depth and intimacy become more important, urging us to trade in frivolous flings for long-lasting romance. Love can border on obsessive when Venus is in this sign, compelling us to go all-in when it comes to matters of the heart.
Venus in Scorpio is a time when we’ll want to shine a light on the shadows of our relationships. Those nagging thoughts that we’ve been pushing aside to make peace? Well, they become impossible to ignore when Venus and Scorpio get together. It’s a time to go beneath the surface, find the truth, and hold it up to the light of day. We’ll try to figure out what we can do to make it work — or if it’s time to let go. This transit gives our relationships a major reality check, whether we want one or not!
Venus in Scorpio can also bring power struggles and money concerns out into the open. Subtle issues become more obvious than they were before. How money is spent becomes a focus in partnerships where financial resources are shared. This could also be a time when we have a stronger interest in making financial investments or decisions about loans, insurance, or other areas of our lives having to do with money.
Yes, Venus in Scorpio can be pretty heavy, but it can also be truly amazing. All of this intensity leads to a stronger bond, so if you’re up for the challenge both emotionally and physically, this could end up being a transformative and sexy time that ends up bringing you and your partner much closer together.
If you were born with Venus in Scorpio
As someone with their Venus in Scorpio, you take love very seriously. While others might be fine with a fling here or there, you’re always in it for the long haul. You are one of the most dedicated Venus signs in the zodiac, and you enjoy the deep, emotional connection that comes with being in a committed relationship. This doesn’t mean it’s easy for you to open yourself up to people. You are extremely skeptical of others at first, and believe actions speak louder than words. If someone does end up toying with your emotions, they will end up on the receiving end of your stinger!
Your intuition and penetrating mind make it easy for you to see past facades and understand who people really are. You are the private investigator of the zodiac, seeking to uncover every last detail — and secret — about someone. Yes, this is partly because you want to see if they are who they say they are, but you also want to learn what makes them tick so you know how to nurture them once you do get closer. Your Scorpio Venus may compel you to search for everyone else’s secrets, but your need for privacy makes you unwilling to share your own.
The raw passion and power of Scorpio coupled with the romantic nature of Venus creates an aura of mystery that other people can’t help but be drawn to. You might find yourself in the sights of quite a few admirers! However, you have very high standards for potential mates, and won’t allow someone to get close to you until they’ve proven their loyalty and trustworthiness. This makes you appear distant or disinterested at first, but you’re simply protecting the sensitivity Scorpio is known for. Once someone has shown you that it’s OK to let your guard down, you are as devoted as they come.
The Wisdom of Buddha
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Your Animal Spirit Guide for December 17
Your Animal Spirit Guide for Tuesday, December 18th
Your Ogham Reading for December 17
The Elder tree has often been associated with the Goddess and Mother Earth. Anyone who would cut down an Elder was risking bad fortune and ill luck. This letter of the ogham is most likely to show karma in action. Ideas that come to mind are regret, dealing with bad choices, and the inevitable. Especially if this symbol shows up in any future readings it is wise to take precautions on potential decisions.
Fortune – Take the Ruis seriously to avoid any bad luck! This Ogham is a sign of Karma in the works! Stay positive and mindful of potential pitfalls!
Your Ogham Reading for December 18
While it also may have thorns, Gorse is known for a vibrant yellow flower that can last almost year round. For this reason this plant has become a symbol of vitality. It may be hardy and have some thorns but it protects wildlife and shines bright for everyone to see. When you draw this letter keep in mind optimism, positivity, and vigor. With Onn you will prevail as long as you keep your flower in bloom!
Fortune – This Ogham tells you that you will prevail! Stay happy and optimistic and everything you seek will turn out great!
The Daily Rune for December 17
“The mind will trust the body, the body will trust the mind.”
Ehwaz – “eh-was” – Literally: “Horse” – Esoteric: Trust
Rune of harmonious teamwork and trust. Rune of pairs of entities working together for a common goal.
Psi: trust between individual entities, sexuality
Energy: trust, cooperation, the Fetch
Mundane: animals, teamwork, friendship
Divinations: Harmony, teamwork, trust, marriage, loyalty, a friend; or duplication, disharmony, mistrust, betrayal, nightmares, indecision, an enemy.
Activating the energies of your inner Fetch
Ability to detect deceit and uncover subtle queues
Facilitates swiftness in every regard
Establishing trust and bonds with animals (ie. horse whisperers)
Your Daily Rune for December 18
“For every gift a curse.”
Gebo – “Gay-boo” – Literally: “Gift” – Esoteric: Fair Exchange, Sacrifice, Sacred Marriage
Key Concepts: gifts, giving, taking, trade, sacrifice, process of exchange, balance, compensation, equilibrium, law of reciprocation, altruism, the gravity of equals and opposites, generosity, hospitality, honor
Psi: gratitude, forgiveness, appreciation
Energy: Exchanged powers, sacrifice, dissolution of barriers through gifting
Divinations: Generosity, gift, magical exchange, honor, sacrifice, divine vision; or influence buying, greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice, unbalanced behavior, dishonesty
Mundane: material gifts, thankfulness, trade
Mystical union and ‘Sacred Marriage’ between partners
Understanding of the true meaning of gifting and binding
Giving of oneself from within
Harmony between brothers and sisters and lovers
Favours, contracts, obligations, debt and oath-taking
The Daily Tarot Card for December 17
Keywords: balance, rules, detachment, karma!
Astrological Correspondence: Libra
Based on the realization that life is ultimately fair and just, the Justice card symbolizes balance, harmony, and fairness in our lives. She represents the choices we make, reminding us to base them on planning, reflection, rationality, and a weighing of options between the sword and the scales. In love relationships, this is reflected by honesty, respect, and loyalty; in professional life, by essential values like professionalism, respect for established processes and procedures, and adherence to reporting systems. In negative situations this card can resemble imbalance, coldness, and a destructive streak impeding relationships.
Your Daily Tarot Card for December 18th
Keywords: work, new beginnings, activity, overwork!
Astrological Correspondence: Mercury
As the archetype of the masculine principle, the Magician represents someone who is able to achieve goals through his creative abilities and his skills in using the tools available to him. The Magician symbolizes the beginning of something new, when everything is possible. It can be a start of a new relationship, the birth of a new idea or creative project, or a financial strategy. The Magician is a confident person realizing his full potential by taking positive action and focusing his attention and energies on the task at hand. This includes employing magic. On the negative side, the Magician represents egotism, treachery, and overconfidence, thereby misleading others into making wrong choices.
Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 18
By Kelli Fox
March 21- April 19
Your youthful energy bubbles up today. However, the universe is urging you to slow down a little and take stock of your situation. Remember to stay civilised as you mix and mingle with other people, especially if you’re rubbing elbows with your employer or potential clients. You want to give them a sense of your raw energy, but you don’t want to come across as overly brash or unrefined. This will require fine-tuned social skills. Try to move deliberately through the world instead of behaving impulsively.
April 20-May 20
Creativity and culture are pulling at you. Let them. Surrender to the lure of the arts today, and don’t be shy about opening up your treasure chest. Start a far-reaching project. Maybe you’ll commit a month to this, or maybe you could set aside an even bigger block of time. But even if you’re just dabbling or doodling, you’re good on inspiration. Ask around for the materials if you don’t see what you want. You might end up with people as well as supplies, and imagine what you could do if you all joined forces.
May 21-June 21
Thinking instead of doing — now, that’s something you shouldn’t find to be much of a hardship. Today, you’ll enter a cerebral space. This may be contrary to your usual energy levels, but wild activity and a full schedule wouldn’t be realistic right now. Today is far better suited for sitting back and finding solutions to a problem or analysing a situation, and giving it your full brain power. Since you’re intellectual by nature, it’s easy for you to get into this. You know you can think now and act later.
June 22-July 22
Keep a firm grip on all those healthy habits and traditions. Practice good nutrition and personal cleanliness on all levels, even the ones where food or soap won’t realistically go. Because this isn’t just about taking care of your body. It’s part of something bigger, like not losing your social or spiritual cool in a tense situation. See where this is going? What someone else calls a figure of speech could easily become a way of life for you. Symbolism can work in the real world if you think about it.
July 23-August 22
Society is making demands on how you should be, and the voice of the majority is kind of loud. Maybe you’re following some of those prompts, although it’s hard to tell whether you’re any happier because of it. What’s just fashionable and what’s really you? How far will you go to fit in? What will it cost to stand up for your individuality and opt out of the system? It’ll be OK to withdraw while you figure these things out. And if you can avoid embarrassing yourself today, you’ll score a few extra points.
August 23-September 22
It’s show time! So show off your stunning beauty. Give them another demo of your laser-like wit. Bring the opposition to their knees. You could probably do it in two minutes if you felt merciful, but where’s the fun in that? Yes, there’s a job you have to do today, but you also intend to have the ride of a lifetime while you’re doing it. As long as you’re sure about your place and purpose in the world, no one else will doubt you, either.
September 23-October 22
Anyone who says biological desires are unsophisticated doesn’t understand the elemental pleasure of human passion. You, on the other hand, understand it very well, and under normal circumstances, you’re a natural at handling your passions gracefully. Today, though, that could be a little trickier. You’re off balance, working at cross purposes with yourself, getting in your own way. Figure out how to balance elegance with satisfaction today. If anyone can do it, it’s you. Just try to stay calm if things don’t go your way.
October 23 – November 22
The truth is, sometimes you can be a negative force, especially when you’re feeling worried or vulnerable. That brooding, dark mood can be a real downer for folks around you. But today offers you a chance to heal, so make an honest effort to put positive energy out into the world. Staying calm and extending yourself to others will help you strike a much-needed balance between your own concerns and the needs of others. And people will really appreciate, and remember, your careful assistance.
November 23-December 20
Indulging in a sense of superiority won’t get you far in this world, but that’s what you’re doing at the moment. It’s all so humdrum and mundane, and you’re so much more fascinating, aren’t you? Well, that may be true, but it doesn’t give you license to patronise other people. You’re human, too, after all. Besides, who you used to be doesn’t have a whole lot to do with the person you are now. Check in with who you’ve become today. This could be an effective, humbling exercise.
December 21-January 19
Any projects you have on your plate today should proceed smoothly. You’re a master of common sense and lord over your own ego. You’ll bring experience to the table and set strategies that benefit everyone, not just you. That’s good, because this is no time to be selfish. If you chance upon a golden opportunity at work, team up so you can all reap the benefits. You’ll find that plenty of doors swing open for you now, and you can afford to be gracious. Hold the door for someone else to pass through, too.
January 20-February 18
Enthusiasm is great, up to a point. Are you annoying people with all that cheerleading and sales talk? Don’t be so pushy. It won’t do a lot for your business, and it could harm you socially. If you want some real action, start a different kind of forward movement today. There has to be a better way of reaching out to friends, neighbours and random strangers on the street. Don’t incite them. Invite them. Make it worth their while with some kind of tangible payoff up front. If you feed them, they will come.
February 19-March 20
Do possibilities loom threateningly? Are strangers making you uneasy? Maybe you’re thinking way too much about stuff you don’t actually know for sure. Under less happy circumstances this could be slightly crazy-making, but luckily you’ll be surrounded by familiar faces today. It’s like a big, friendly fence going up between you and the unknown. Take advantage of your privileged spot in this eye of the storm. Take your time, adjust your attitude, and hope for the best. You’ll be a lot more ready once you have to go out there again.
How Magical Are You According to Your Sun Sign?
Do you believe in real magic? And by magic we mean serendipity, messages, signs, odd happenings, mysterious manifestations, and getting what you want with the power of your mind. We’re all magical to some degree but how magical are you according to your sun sign?
- Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are really good at candle and sex magic.
- Air signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are excellent at mind magic and communication.
- Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces have really well-developed intuitive/feeling skills.
- Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are very good at using the power of the earth.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Aries, your strongest abilities lie in your adventurousness and courage. Therefore, your magical abilities lie in these areas too. How many times do things work for you when they would not work out for anyone else? Your sheer willpower carries you through. Tip: when you really want something to manifest for you, think about it at that magical moment before orgasm. All that power will be focused on your desire. Have fun with that.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Taurus, you are so connected to the earth that your power seeps up from the very ground. Earth magic is a powerful force. Draw upon it to create security, stability, and refuge. Love and money spells work well for you because you are already tuned into abundance and certainty. Tip: next time you are thinking of bringing something new into your life, imagine the energy pulsing up through your feet. Like a magnet it attracts exactly what you need.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Gemini, your magical talent is in your ability to free up your mind. You are like an antenna, tuning into the wild network of thought and communication which surrounds us. You have a skill for picking out the important details, for anticipating what a person will say. This sensitivity can help you in all walks of life. Tip: This is a skill you can develop, don’t ignore it.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Cancer, you are empathic and emotional. You know how someone feels instinctively. You can feel moods and tune into the atmosphere in a room. Therefore, you would be very good at tarot reading or other divinatory skill. Your ability to counsel someone through a difficult time is also part of your magical repertoire. Tip: Don’t underestimate your own abilities, you have magical skills that can help others.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Leo, your magical abilities lie in the realm of inspiration. You somehow always know what your next move is. It is as if you are guided by an invisible hand. Your personal charisma can be so magical that you always get your way. People always turn up when you need them. Tip: think about how you can use your magical abilities for good things. Giving leads to increased satisfaction.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Virgo, you have a natural ability for healing. People calm down in your presence. You can call on that earth energy to give you all the strength you need to bring peace to any situation. You are the negotiator, the mediator, and the conciliator. Tip: if you haven’t already, explore the possibilities of becoming a professional healer. You will excel.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Libra, your magical skills lie in your ability to bring beauty, harmony, and balance. As an air sign, you are excellent at communication and you are able to see situations from both sides, including beyond the veil of life and death. You can even tune into messages from the past. Tip: Give yourself permission to listen to those soft, whispering voices.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Scorpio, you have a range of magical abilities. From knowing what other people’s true motives are, to communicating with the dead. The main downside is that you are drawn to the black arts as well as using your power for good. Tip: Stop, breathe, and think before you cast that curse. You are more powerful than you know.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius, your positive attitude brings what you want, even things you didn’t know you wanted. Your optimism means you are constantly pleased and surprised by these magical, spontaneous deliveries. Tip: If you set your mind to it, your manifestations could be even more deliberate and satisfying. Take time to learn how to manipulate energy.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Capricorn, abundance and manifesting your desire are your top skills. However, you have others. That strong pulsing earth energy means you are far more spiritual and magical than you ever thought. You just need to keep an open mind and be prepared to try new things. Tip: buy yourself a book on witchcraft and see what you can do.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Aquarius, you are probably among the most magical people on the planet. You have the ability to communicate with faery folk and entities hidden from the rest of us. You can see and hear beyond the normal realm. Aquarius, you can create anything you want when you focus your power. Tip: the magical world is your oyster, explore everything.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Pisces, your abilities lie in the realm of imagination. If you can imagine it, you can create it. Like the other water signs you are also a healer, a visionary, and can empathize with any living soul. Tip: Your special skills are in your dreamworld. Study the language of dreams and develop the ability to lucid dream. A whole new universe of magical possibilities will open up for you.
We all have the capability to tune into the magical world, if we want to. Why live a mundane existence when you can delve into powers and skills you didn’t know you have? Be adventurous, live your life with a touch of magic. Discover how magical you really are.