Venus Opposition Poses Social Questions

By Holiday Mathis

October 28, 2018 6 min read

If you were the only person in the world, there would be no need to change anything about your natural state of being. You would not fear judgment. You would not have to fit into anyone's picture of what you should be. Do you think you'd be better or worse off? The opposition of pleasing Venus to rebellious Uranus is a fine time to ponder the extent to which a person will go for social acceptance, and to make wise adjustments.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Seems like the minute after you define a relationship, it starts to feel different from the definition. Why is that? Perhaps relationships are too complex to be defined by a title or description. Where words fail, other kinds of communication will fill in. Your connections go much deeper than language.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In adult life, the motives of others are often hidden. What makes maneuvering more challenging is that your own motives are also hidden, even to yourself. Whatever you can find out about your own subconscious intentions will be the golden information that clears the blockage between you and your goals.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll mind your own business but to no avail. It seems there are some things you are destined to be a part of. No matter how you try to ignore them, they will keep showing up in various forms until you engage the karma. So you may as well say yes to the lesson and work your way through.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Whether you want to attract an ally or discourage a rival, your game plan will be the same. That is to say, you'll do all you can to appear strong, fast, beautiful, useful and all around superior. The flexing you will do is part of what makes this week so much fun.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're back on the hunt for truth. It would be grand to find one a unifying theory to explain the complicated situation you're dealing with, but likely instead you will have to settle for many small pieces of enlightenment that may or may not fit together. But as creative as you are, you should have no problem making this work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You might be surprised what wakes you up to the joy of life this week. Not only could you not have predicted this, it's the sort of thing that is only possible to experience by leaving home, in good faith, with a willingness to be interrupted and inconvenienced by the promise of adventure.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll get emotionally lighter and this may translate into becoming physically lighter as well. This levity is a function of cutting the tether that held you in a certain unhelpful orbit. It won't be difficult to cut ties, just snip, snip. The hard part is realizing that you're bound up in the first place. Get that and the rest comes naturally.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is someone you want to know. Why do you think that is so? Give a deeper thought to your attractions. Likely they have to do with a quality that you'd like to possess in yourself. In fact, you already have it, though perhaps not in the quantities you would prefer. That's about to change.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You sometimes wish you could enhance feelings of community, belonging and connection in your environment without the hassle of having to join "the program." Whether it's a movement, political party, school, religion or other, this week it's looking like it might take more than it gives. Is there another way?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Dead, devitalized, worthless food can, when sprinkled with the right chemical compound, taste fantastic. That doesn't make it nutritious. The same goes for the foods of the soul. This week, go for high nutritional content in all things, especially friendships and entertainment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There is a real "whodunnit " in your world this week, not to do with murder, of course, but a different minor infraction. The mystery, however small, will be an involving fascination. The wonderful outcome will be your heightened powers of observation, which enhance your experience whether you solve this one or not.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People are constantly sending signals about who they are — or, more likely, who they want to be. Mostly this happens on a subconscious level, though not as far as you're concerned. You'll pick up on signals like a social genius and then decide what you can buy into (or at least play along with) and how to proceed.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The economic trends of the day will finally match up with some of your personal trends, creating a wave of just the kind of abundance for which you've most wished. Perhaps you were missing out on this at other points in life, and that fact only makes you appreciate this sweet convergence of desire and good fortune more. The social swirl will get particularly interesting at the top of 2019. You'll make yourself over just for fun. Also featured: a move, a homecoming and a natural wonder.

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