Today we're going to take a look at Venus's upcoming trine to Neptune. Venus is in the sign of Cancer right now, culminating in that sign, coming into those last degrees before it will shift into Leo. As it does so, it's making a trine to Neptune in Pisces. That's a lovely watery trine between a feminine goddess-themed Venus and transcendental, watery, oceanic Neptune.
Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology, and today we're going to take a look at Venus's upcoming trine to Neptune. Venus is in the sign of Cancer right now. Culminating in that sign coming into those last degrees before it will shift into Leo as it does, so it's making a trine to Neptune in Pisces. That's a nice watery trine between a very feminine goddess-themed Venus and transcendental watery, oceanic Neptune. I think this is going to be a fun one. Certainly, this is nice as a contrast to Mars and Saturn in the sky this week, Mars Uranus coming out at the beginning of the month. So this is a more graceful, subtle, soft, sort of imaginative energy, and I think it's going to offer a nice contrast or a kind of a buffer for some of the harder Mars-y energies in the air.
Alright, let's put up the real-time clock actually first. Let me give you the date of this transit August 7; Venus will trine Neptune, that is, this Sunday. And we're well within the engagement range here this week. And so you can see, I'm going to make some connections. Let's see. Here's Venus. Here's Neptune, both at 25 degrees, and you can see them making a trine to one another. So trines of the nature of Jupiter are very fluid and supportive uplifting tend to provide trine Center provide us with resources allies abundance, fertility, growth, super fertile transit in terms of things like pregnancy or the growth or success of something that you're trying to grow or develop under this transit. So some really positive things to watch for. But I'm going to share as I have been lately. I'm going to share three themes and three lessons this week.
So let's get into them for this archetypal combination. I've got three themes to talk about and three lessons. The lessons don't come from me and my guru ship. They come from, you know, what I've heard people say and what I myself have experienced and what I've noticed students and clients experiencing over the years, what I hear you guys saying over the years, so you know, and not things I've mastered, things I feel like I'm continuing to work on. Anyway.
So, number one theme is a homecoming. Venus in Cancer trining Neptune in Pisces can feel like it's a little bit like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. There's no place like home. It has the feeling of taking us to a magical, otherworldly place. Maybe a place that helps us to feel at home because the real world home is fraught with trauma. So it's like a home away from home or a fantasy of home. The fantasy of the place where we feel warmth, comfort, nourishment, relaxed, peaceful, and sensual. There's a sense of sensual gratification as well as restful, nurturing sweetness with Venus and Cancer. The trine to Neptune in Pisces makes it feel otherworldly and transcendental. So you're thinking about the divine sense of being at home; it's like peace in the Garden of Eden. Or you know, that song Woodstock, we've got to get ourselves back to the garden, a longing for home, divine home. Heaven in Krishna bhakti we talked about heaven is heaven as described, you know, as Brindavan like a sweet country town where, you know, God hangs out with all the villagers all day, and everyone's just drunk on ecstasy living in some country, you know, a country town where there's good music and good food and like always divine play happening.
Every culture on the planet. Many of them have such ideas, ideas about home beyond this world. And that home beyond this world might be a state of consciousness. It's also accessible in this world. But we make a distinction with Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces, I think, between something mundane and literal, which is not feeding our soul, you know, this bedroom, or the room that I inhabit or the office that I work in or, you know, the family that I grew up in, and the feeling of just you know, God Oh, no, just bad breath. You know, like, ugh.
And then so a lot of us have that experience and so naturally, you know, we start imagining you might if you don't like the way your house looks, you might you don't, but you don't have the means to change it. You may gaze at it like a magazine full of interior decorations or homes that are beautiful or something. If you are a child who grows up in an abusive family may hide in your bedroom or in your closet, or under the bed; when my dad was a kid, he had a physically abusive father alcoholic, and he used to hide under the bed from him when he was drunk, so he wouldn't take it out on him. So when he hid under the bed, one of the things that he did was he went into fantasy worlds with this flashlight and books. And he told me when I was a kid, you know, he gave me a, there was a bed that I had kind of had like a, I don't know how to describe it had like, trundle chest drawers underneath, but on the backside, there's like space under. So I would go under, and I'd have a flashlight and read books; I didn't have a, you know, abusive home that I grew up in. But I remember even that, for me, it was like, I was going into another world. And it was kind of, you know, it's like little crabs, I'm a Cancer sun. So, of course, Mercury in Cancer too. But you get the idea of the longing for some kind of fantasy world, a private fantasy Wonderland, a place where we can go that we feel safe and at home and happy. There's a very, like these kinds of moods and themes permeate the way that things go under Venus Neptune. Now that could be amplifying the sense that you don't have those things or creating an environment that makes you feel like you're in a kind of fantasy. But either way, it's that sense of divine homecoming, a longing for something beyond.
The second one is the mother fantasy. So Venus in Cancer, trining Neptune, is like the daydream of a young girl who longs to be pregnant and have a child. Of course, that's not, you know, of course, not everyone wants that. Or that's not everyone's picture of femininity, or, or anything else. But it is a fantasy. I'll tell you like I remember, you know, it's my wife and I got together and it was not too many years into it. We're discussing getting married, and then it was like, we're planning for children, and you're signed up. And I was like; I wasn't ready as soon as she was. And then I got ready, in part because she did such a good job of selling me on the fantasy of having a family. Very Venus in Cancer, you know, my wife's a Cancer rising.
So and by the way, one of and by the way, one of the things that one of the time when which we were planning for family happened when Jupiter was in Cancer in our first house isn't that surprising. So this idea of fantasies about home children, I'm gonna have a daycare in my home, I want to be a child's teacher I want to write a children's book or anything that's kind of mother and children oriented that has that sense of fantasy or art or imagination, decorating a child's bedroom you know, with again, in our basement we got some decals that have like the really soft kind of pastel looking decals. They've got like trees and a sun and a little bear, and we put them on the wall in their playroom. And it's like they have this little forest that they play in. This is all like very Venus and Cancer trining Neptune. It has that feeling of like reach into the sort of Cancerian imagination. What is the soul hungry for in that sweet Cancerian artistic or Venusian realm?
Now, the fantasy of like, I can't believe I'm gonna say this. Like the single mom who thinks that the pool guy who cleans her pool or hot tub is hot and they have a passionate affair. Pizza delivery, oh my god, fantasies about mothers like literally sexual fantasies about mothers. So there's also there's something that I think my wife calls it the pregnancy glow. Any of you women out there who are listening to this have been pregnant and know what I'm talking about. But she called it this, but I noticed it, and she was I was like, Man, just her skin, her hair. At a certain stage in her pregnancy. I don't remember like, what week it was around, but everything was just like, glowing, you know, like, she should just me she was like, Oh, she's hot. Like so. And I, you know, I'd mentioned that to her, whatever. And she would be like, yeah, it's the pregnancy glow. And, and, you know, second pregnancy when we had she had our second daughter like the same thing she had, there was a stretch of time. And then, of course, toward the end, you know, it was like this is not a fantasy get this thing out of me. Like, like, I don't know, like we 38 or nine something like that. So anything pertaining to the attractiveness or erotic, erotic nature of like, okay.
There was a while ago, and I don't know if this is still a thing, but I remember at one point on social media, I was seeing this whole wave of people who are focused on women having orgasms while birthing. To me, that sounds like total crazy town like, like, Okay, those are doulas with some tinfoil hats on. No, I'm just kidding. But it's a thing; it's a real thing. Look it up if you don't believe me, and for those of you out there who are well versed in this who know this, please don't hate me for making fun. I truly am making fun. If someone can do that, more power to you. That's amazing. But there is a real thing about pregnancy, and orgasms during actual labor blows my mind.
But you know, I think Venus and Venus and Neptune are also like the nostalgia of childhood. So it can extend into other areas that are sort of Venus in Cancer-like. Now Venus in Cancer can also; Venus in Cancer trining Neptune can also be like idealization of things to like, a lot of people idealize getting married or having kids turns out, it's not so easy. It can be like a lot of screaming and fluid. Do you know what I mean? So yeah, but anything pertaining to the imaginal or fantasy world around women, children, babies, motherhood, yeah, things like that. Okay, anyway, that's my number two,
Number three, a little bit deeper, it's the well. Now in the I- Ching, there's hexagram number 48, is called the well. And it speaks to that collective place that we all go like if a village; a village can move, but the well can't. So, you know, that's one of the teachings of that I-Ching hexagram. What is common to a family, or what is common to an extended family, or a community or a culture or a group that everyone goes to draw sustenance or nourishment from? So I think questions about nourishment and the deeper resources that we draw from for the sake of happiness, harmony, and sensual satisfaction, like what do I need? And what do I love? All right, so the well that we draw from, the deeper water here, is a symbol of life and nourishment. And so where do we what are the deepest wells that we need to draw on in fantasy in art and imagination and love in family and home and living environment? I think of those kinds of things as being really important right now.
Okay, well, three lessons that come with it. I think there's a lot to be said with Neptune and Venus combinations, especially when Venus is in Cancer, about forgiveness. Venus and Neptune, trinining one another, have that sense of like, it's all good, bring it in, everyone. It's all good. And I think that sometimes Cancers, in particular, are prone to saying, let me be the first person to start the reconciliation process. Like, let me reach out and nourish or nurture. But sometimes that's coming from with Venus in Cancer that's coming from a space of like, I just can't stand to feel like there's discord or hurt or tension. And so I think it's important as a Cancer myself to realize that that sense of peace, togetherness, harmony, forgiveness, smoothing things over, it really starts within. It's a practice. We can practice releasing, healing, and forgiving situations that are external to us, even if there are things that need to be done or said or act actions that need to happen external to us. If we can start that process within, it makes a huge difference. And it makes us more aware of why we're doing what we're doing. Am I doing this because I can't be peaceful unless everything around me in this external environment is in accord? Which may actually say something about our own lack of flexibility.
So starting from within and just saying, How do I find peace in my own heart? And then again, if after doing that, I still see that things need to be said or done, then I can, but I've, I'm not my peace is not dependent, overly dependent on other things, or other people, which I think Venus in Cancer is a little prone to so.
Number two is there is no bottom to the past. Sometimes Venus in Cancer will say nothing can be healed until we get to the bottom of it. Like historically, like it gets seven generations of karma, I'm going to do 30 past life regressions and clear it and cut cords and all this kind of stuff. And, you know, I'm a believer in that kind of thing. I've done I did some past life regression therapy with a friend not long ago and really enjoyed it. It was good. I've done a lot of that ayahuasca ceremony. So I'm not trying to say it's not real. But, there's a concept in yoga philosophy that has meant a lot to me, which is the idea that karma is anādi, which means that there's no real bottom to it that this, we think of, we think very in a very linear sense, there was a beginning, you know, or we fell, or we came here or something like that like there was a starting point. And from this point of view, there's, there's no starting point, it's just that things just have a there's, there's everything has always been, it's like, eternity is your starting point. And it's hard when we have an experience of linear time to think in terms of eternity. But one really helpful thing to do is to say, look, there's no getting to the bottom of pain, historically, or in past lives. It would be like trying to get to a time when fish who by nature swim in water were not in water. Do you know what I mean? It's a maybe not a perfect analogy. But it's like, this is just, this is just part of reality, that there's hurt and pain and suffering and imperfections and flaws, and so forth. And it's, you know, you don't get to the bottom of it in order to feel good. Not that digging in the past can't be fruitful as its own archetypal activity. But it is an archetypal activity. And one if we take literally like, Oh, I've got to get to the past and get to the bottom of all this stuff in my childhood or so many past lives or whatever, that there is eventually, like, a very futile it's, it becomes very futile because you can just dig endlessly. That's a part of yoga philosophy that's always meant a lot to me because it helps me know that when I'm digging into the past, like, it's purposeful, and it's, I don't ever have to feel like I've gotten to the bottom of something, just in case that's helpful for you guys.
Three, home is where the heart is. So ultimately, if we have fantasies about feeling at home, feeling nourished, feeling like we belong, if we have fantasies about what feels good, and secure, and safe, but also warm and sweet and satisfying. One of the easiest ways to feed ourselves with that kind of material, that kind of sustenance, is to pay attention to the heart. When we pay attention to the heart, we can understand its disposition, and we can understand what it likes. And giving our heart what it likes as a practice is far simpler than most people think it's like; actually, the more you get in touch with your heart, the more you realize its appreciating capacity is so vast, so special, so sensitive, but strong, that it doesn't take a lot for the heart to really rejoice or delight in things like it doesn't have to be super, it's not like a big super complex thing to take care of the heart.
At first, we think it is because it's like, well, the head is the one who has all the requirements. And we're shifting to the heart, and surprise, surprise, the heart just wants us to love simple little things moment by moment and to take joy in them. And it's like sunshine, you know, it's free and easy. And so if we want to feel at home, if we want to feel nourished, I think a lot of it boils down to recognizing it's that; it's a cliche, home is where the heart is. If you can locate your heart in any given moment if you can, just how am I feeling? What am I like? What am I needing? And you know, you can, and then you can start to parent, you know, the voices that come up, like, I need chocolate, you know, it's like, okay, well, maybe a little bit of chocolate that you know, and not, let's not go crazy, but like let's have a little joy and have some chocolate, you know what I mean?
And the more we ignore those voices, the more unreasonable they become, the more we tend to them with care and a kind of a little like a little gentle. Almost like a gentle, wise, higher self-knowing, take care of the heart to become strong and robust, and its requirements are so light. So anyway, home is where the heart is; the third thing I have to say. I'm not sure how much any of that made sense. But I hope some; the sun is shining here today. And one of the things that I've been loving to do in the summer has been going out, and laying in the sun just makes me so happy. It's such a simple thing. I can go on for like 15 minutes if I just sit or lay in the sun for like 15 minutes. It's like filling a gas tank and an invisible gas tank. I don't know; that's just me. Don't forget to like and subscribe, share your comments, and click the notification bell for updates. Transcripts of my daily talks can always be found on my website every single day. You can find a little written version of this stuff if you want to read it. Alright, that's what I've got. Hope you guys are doing well. We'll see you again later.