Venus <3 Uranus
A note on the astrology of this weekend
A note on the astrology of this weekend:
the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new
Humans are absolutely addicted to media narratives about reinvention. The She’s All That of it all. Rags to riches. Prince to pauper. Hopeless nerd to glamorous prom queen. It’s euphoric to watch a character—occasionally even a character with some nuance—get glowed up or taken down over the course of 90 minutes. To see the softening of Kat in 10 Things I Hate About You or Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. It’s exhilarating because in real life, change is slow. Experimentation isn’t funded. Progress feels futile. It’s much easier to stay the same. Play the hits. Perpetuate outdated patterns. Misery loves company and honestly? It’s often very comfortable to stay miserable. This is of course also speaking from the privileged perspective of those who even see change as a possibility. In general, change is gradual, noticeable only from a bird’s eye
Sometimes though, when we least expect it, change happens very fast.
Or all at once.
Necessity is the mother of (re)invention.
Tomorrow (6/11), Venus (love, connection, strategy) meets Uranus (innovation) in Taurus. This is one of those moments when change is thrust upon us. The planets collide at 6:57 pm EDT, just in time to switch up our dinner plans at the last minute and see where the winds of fate take us.
This aspect will be a major influence all weekend and it’s the perfect time for:
-going last-minute to a concert
-having kinky sex
-rearranging the furniture
-rewriting your manuscript
-picking up a new instrument
-trying a new neighborhood restaurant or bar
-drinking a naughty nitro cold brew
-going on a blind date
-experimenting with a new recipe
-taking a futuristic approach
-taking a minimalist approach
-chatting up a cute stranger
-trying a new approach to therapy
-wearing a fragrance that isn’t your usual signature scent
-reading about ecofeminism, mycology or sustainability
-pressing play on a show you’re curious about (I famously started watching The Sopranos during last year’s Venus-Uranus conjunction**)
-thrift shopping with zero expectations
-grabbing kohlrabi or morels or young garlic at the Farmers’ Market and figuring out what you can make with it later
-taking a 24 hour break from social media
-getting your first astrology reading
-changing up the lighting in your home
-buying furniture from a forward-thinking start up (I *famously* bought a Floyd bedframe during 2017’s Venus-Uranus conjunction)
-trying a new vegan ice cream at Van Leeuwen
**The Sopranos premiered during a Venus-Uranus conjunction. It broke the mold (Uranus) of what television was supposed to be, making it into a true art form (Venus). In the pilot episode, a family of ducks lands in the pool of mob boss Tony Soprano’s North Jersey McMansion. Tony is a depressed criminal and an anxious husband and father, but the unexpected arrival of the ducks brings him a little bit of joy. He feeds them daily, obsessively reading about how to best care for them. Once the babies are old enough to fly though, the ducks leave. Tony’s lightning flash of joy and inspiration gone. But throughout the entire series, their impact remains.
(Coincidentally, the final episode of The Sopranos, which ends on a very Uranian cut to black, aired exactly 15 years ago on June 10, 2007.)
Just because something is consistent doesn’t mean that it’s bringing you any joy.
What are you doing right now only because it’s comfortable or familiar? What relationship patterns are you stuck in? What stories are you telling yourself about whether or not you deserve love? What stories are you telling yourself about what you do or not like?
This weekend, I want you to let yourself be surprised. I want you to follow the wind and see where it takes you. I want you to stop following the map, forget the directions and take a bunch of left turns. Because with the right attitude—an open heart, an open mind, the willingness to be cringe, vulnerable or embarrassed—this weekend’s experiments could be huge. Follow your gut where it leads. You never know what little kindness, what tiny spark of joy, could change everything.