The Many Selves of Venus

By Holiday Mathis

May 5, 2019 6 min read

There are many selves in each person. Get to know about three of those selves and the relationship will probably be pretty tight, though this week's trine of Venus and Jupiter asserts that it would be foolish to assume there are not still a hundred or a thousand other selves to be learned. The follow-up Venus/Pluto situation offers this: Learning another person is an act of love and so is respecting the infinite mystery of a person.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're very confident and capable. People will give you a lot of credit and believe that you can do anything. But because you may not wish to do the "anything" they have in mind, this is a week to be socially careful. You can make a stellar impression while being mindful about the expectations you set up.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bright lights or breadcrumbs won't mark the path. There will be no beckoning angel or crossing guard or trailblazing mentor. This one's for you, by you. You'll find it as you go. You won't get lost if you stay headed in a consistent direction. No map? No problem. Your heart's compass will be enough.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Though you've come to know what you can live with and what you can't live without, this not a list that remains static through the years. Your tolerances and proclivities change. Your favorite people are those who give you a wide berth to live by your own conventions and abide by your own rules.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not interested in doing what's good for you? Check to make sure you've covered the basics. Are you tired, hungry or lacking in emotional support? These states increase the gravitational pull of unhealthy ideas. It's easier to be your best self when the essentials are covered.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The person pointing out the faults of another implies that he or she has fewer by comparison, which is usually not the case. Anyway, fault-finding is a boring activity to you and to everyone else who is very busy developing themselves this week. You'll gravitate to kind, supportive and tolerant arrangements.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The information you come across will not be inherently bad or good, though it will be the means to a wide array of results, some of which you'll want no part. Be mindful of how you take things in and responsible in how you apply what you've learned and you'll be a force for all the right things you stand for.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People act in accordance with their personal narratives. In other words, if an action doesn't fit into their story of who they are, they won't do it. And if an action fits into the story of who they are, they won't not do it. You can use this principle to better align yourself with the people who can fulfill your needs and wants.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You would think that empathy and understanding could only come from the very intelligent, evolved and wise. Mysteriously, such qualities will be extended to you by a dog, an infant, a book or a work of art — and quite satisfyingly so. The lesson is not to limit yourself. Mix into the world and you will get what you need.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've been pushing yourself, and this week is a chance to reevaluate. Is the extra effort necessary? Is it bringing the result you desire or is it burning you out before you get there? Don't wait until you need relaxation to get it. Make your way more joyful with support and rewards to keep you motivated.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're aware of how people treat one another and the various roles implied. Assess the value of the sort of attention you're getting. When it's not the sort you want, don't fret. It will change as you make adjustments to your reactions. You're getting increasingly masterful with such social maneuvering.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll come to a sort of relationship checkpoint. Such markers are ideal places to rest and reflect at how far you've come and what you've learned. Before you continue on, you'll tally up, in your own interesting way, what was gained and lost as well as any meaning that can be extrapolated from the journey.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're very aware of what's going on around you, and you care a lot about that. It doesn't mean that you'll agree or join in. You're a freethinker, and you will, in full awareness of what others are doing, make the decision that fits best for what you want to do. If you go against the crowd, you'll do it for a reason.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: While you can't change what it's like to be in the world, you can change what it's like to be in your world and that's what you'll do this year. You'll make intelligent, interesting and novel choices in order to create a more remarkable environment around you. People love knowing you and more will come into your realm, intrigued by your you-ness. A committed process begins in August. A payoff comes in November. January is the most adventurous. You'll master new skills in 2020.

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