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Thanks Robert for this instalment which is as helpful as it is concise. I'm recalling that actually there have been two other Venus-Mars conjunctions in this round, at 14 Libra on August 20, 2010 and at 13 Scorpio on October 3, 2010, due to the Venus retrogression...


Hi Elizabeth - You're right, of course. That's what I get for writing this article in about 8 minutes and not doing "fact checking." Besides the ones I mentioned, there were other conjunctions at 16 Libra in September 2008, another one at 16 Taurus in June 2009, the one in Libra in August 2010, and the next one at 13 Scorpio in October 2010. So this is more frequent than I originally offered and really has no solid short cycle.


Is this conjunction related to the last five point star pattern of Venus?


Hi Deborah - Exactly what are you referring to? I need context.


As a new and young learner doesn't Venus make aspect every eight years to form a five point star pattern?


Hi Deborah - Give me specific examples. The quick answer is probably not, since a great Quintile is very rare and involves more than just Venus.


Venus/Sun conj tracing a five pointed star pattern around the ecliptic, or am I thinking of something else?


2005-2007 forced growth . . . yes the work paid off, but yikes what an ordeal.


I work with dogs and am learning more about training them these days. It's amazing to watch how far they go, how smart they are. So rewarding-- at least for me it is! I love watching their amazingness unfold, and how happy they are with structure and a sense of accomplishment in their lives. Makes me feel all the more accomplished... and happy.


This is delightful & synchronistic news -as always :-)
Just getting organised for a major nutrition overhaul to assist health, so all looks grand given Dr Jones 'Enlistment'! Also so interested to read warriorlady's comment above as i'm taking a gradual step toward looking after others dogs on a one to one. Having done same for pals on holidays, found it a very rewarding experience Happy days :-)


Hi Robert: I see the Venus/Mars conjunction in Taurus as a fusing or anchoring of deep earth energy. The balancing of the divine male/female. Due to its placement in Taurus, wherever it falls in our charts, a very determined, solid and passionate emphasis.

Kind regards,


Hi all - Thanks for checking in and offering your take on things.

Hi Deborah - Matt, a student of the craft, friend of the site, and all around good guy, gave me this answer for you:

"The reader was confusing different types of Venus cycles. The five-point star has to do with Venus retrograde; it has nothing to do with quintiles per se. More specifically, it has to do with the fact that Venus will retrograde 5 times every 8 years and the spans of retrograde form a shifting 5-point star (however, the points are not "lit up" sequentially). If you observe where Venus retrogrades every 8 years and compare it against the span where it retrograded 8 years prior, it shifts by a few degrees.

Additionally, without this shift, one of the following would have to be true: there would be a Transit of Venus every eight years or we would never experience a Transit of Venus. We have Transits of Venus in 2004 and 2012 because the inferior conjunctions occur (approximately) at the same place: at the intersection of the ecliptic and Venus' plane of orbit. However, when Venus retrogrades in 2020, it will be far enough away from this node and we won't observe a Transit of Venus. When the next series of transits occur in 120+ years time, the transits will occur at the other node of intersection which is observed in Sag."

If anyone else has something to add, by all means jump in....

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