Today we're going to look at Venus' upcoming opposition to Neptune. Venus is in its fall in the sign of Virgo right now, which is a little challenging, and it's heading into opposition with Neptune by the weekend. So we'll look at this now to prep ourselves for the weekend.
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Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology, and today we're going to take a look at Venus's upcoming opposition to Neptune. Now Venus is in the sign of Virgo right now in its fall, a little bit of a challenging position for Venus from the essential dignity standpoint. And it is heading into an opposition with Neptune by the weekend. So we're going to look at this earlier in the week now as a way of sort of prepping ourselves for what's coming over the weekend. So that is our goal for today.
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Okay, well. That being said, let's turn our attention now to the real-time clock. And we're going to look at the transit coming up over the weekend. Now, this transit technically perfects; let's see here, So we're looking at the perfection of Venus in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces. Now that transit is coming in, you can see right here, there's Venus opposing Neptune. This is the 23rd, but it really passes through by the Friday into Saturday the 23rd into the 24th of September. Now you will be feeling this all week. Here we are right about, you know, Wednesday, the 21st, Thursday the 22nd. It's coming within that three-degree engagement range that makes it quite intense. It's almost the fall. You know, by this week, we're going through the fall equinox. I'm recording this just prior to the Fall Equinox. And so it's a pretty big moment for us right now in terms of a transitional space. Mercury's about to retrograde back into Virgo; it will also conjoin Venus in Virgo after Venus goes through the opposition to Neptune. Remember, Venus and Mercury have been in a mutual reception with one another. So anyway, as the transit goes on. It's exciting because we also have a new moon coming through. So the new moon comes through over the weekend, and by early next week, you'll see that coming through. So it's a pretty big transitional moment, and it seems to be right in the middle of it, you've got Venus opposing Neptune. So that's what we're going to talk about today and try to get a real clear sense of what to watch for.
I've got five themes that I want to talk about. And I-Ching reading that I did alongside of these five themes that will inform some of the, I guess, insights I have to share about this transit as we go along. So number one, when you have Venus opposite Neptune remember you have a little bit of a debilitated Venus Venus is not the most comfortable in Mercury sign. You're pitting sort of the quality use of the mental rational, philosophical, communicative, and nervous energies of Mercury with the sensual aesthetic dimension of Venus. So there, you know, a little bit of an odd couple, but they can have, there's many there's potential for synthesis with any archetypal combination. So just remember that that's a little bit of a Venus that's been struggling a little bit. Okay.
Number one would be I'm in love with the impossible. When you take that Venus in earthy Virgo sign for Venus, that can start thinking overthinking things, especially overthinking things in relation to love, beauty, appearance, aesthetics, sensuality, pleasure, desire, and the rational component comes in, and you know, for example, we can start thinking well, what I want or what I love is impractical. And that can be amplified by the fact that Venus is now opposing Neptune, which can present itself as the ideal, or it can kind of cast a like a glitter over the top of Venus in Virgo and say what you desire is impossible and impractical. And it fills you with a deep sense of sorrow or sadness that what I want or what I desire is impossible or impractical.
Now, what's interesting about this, is that when a planet is in its fall, it has nowhere to go but up. The cycle of exultation and fall in the planetary dignity scheme refers to great peaks of fortune and great valleys of fortune, but they move in circles in cycles. So, in a sense, a planet exalted. You know, at times, it's like it rides high, but it can get more discouraged when things go low. Similarly, when a planet is down low, sure, it can face adversity and misfortune. But it has really nowhere to go but up. And so Venus opposite Neptune may also be something like the sense of hope, returning from a bleak place a bleak or barren place, a place that has been shackled by practicality, or by criticism or doubt, or by worry, or a sense of, you know, high stress, high responsibility, high stakes. And suddenly Neptune comes in and says, You know what, you can let go of some of that, let's have some grace, let's have some ease and healing. And because of that, suddenly, your eyes start to lift up, and you have nowhere to go but up. And so it's possible that this transit comes through and begins the process of some kind of turnaround.
Now, the reason that I would argue in favor of this kind of a turnaround is that Venus in Virgo is also starting to move into a conjunction with its host Mercury exalted in Virgo, and then Venus immediately moves into the sign of its own rulership in Libra. So things are about to start looking up significantly for the Venus dimension of life, or Venusian things in your chart, or wherever you're seeing Venus pop up in your life right now. Things are that we're facing a turning point. So from this kind of low point of Venus in her fall, opposite Neptune, maybe that starts to come in, as you know, grace, healing forgiveness, gentle, a gentle, letting go like a gentle rain starting to fall on the dry earth, starts to pick things up and says, Don't worry, let go of your anxieties or judgments or criticism or perfectionism. And let's see where things can go from here.
So I'm in love with the impossible could be a deep feeling of Neptune opposing Venus in Virgo and feel like things are flawed. And I'm, here's the thing I longed for is, you know, an impossible, achy kind of romantic idealism. And that which is in its own right, it's beautiful. There's nothing wrong with feeling that way. Some of the best poets and music, and literature have come from that very space of longing. And romantic longing is part of the journey of life. It's where it's what takes us to all the different places that we need to go for marriage and children, and because there's something in us that feels like it's not whole, so we go on creating. And so this could be a very creative transit that that beloved, the impossible is not a bad thing at all. This could be the spark of romantic inspiration that we need the imagination flowing out through achy through kind of an achiness that's a good achiness maybe, but also the idea that if I'm down low, maybe I'm starting to be lifted up by hope by imagination and inspiration.
Number two, the beloved's blemish when Venus opposes Neptune. It's easy to when Venus Neptune get together in a conjunction, any Venus Neptune combination. Two extremes are possible; one is to cast the light of God onto someone or something that we're in love with. So they become colored by the luminosity of Neptune; this sense of God is the beloved just casting beautiful lights over the top of something. And on the other hand, there's the feeling that something is playing or blemished and And or that there's a scar or a stain on something like you think of Venus in or fall opposite Neptune, and you think of like, spilling like water damage to a beautiful table or something like that, you know, or like a table with water damage to your basement and your basement happens to be the place you love to hang out. It's decorated beautifully; So if you think about Venus, opposite Neptune, you can either think about the beloved carrying the whoever the, let's call the divine, bringing and casting lights and prisms and rainbows all over something that you're in love with or that you want or desire. And it feels like that's God, you know.
On the other hand, the very same energy in reverse could be that something that you love suddenly has a blemish; it's human, it's fallen, it's stained, it's not perfect. It's not ideal. It's fallen short of some kind of heavenly beauty. And that's okay, too. The soul loves things that are blemished. It loves things that are tarnished. We love; I think of my daughters who they go on playing with their toys, even after their toys are missing parts and they're all mangled looking. And it becomes part of the story of that toy in their imagination. And we're very similar. We like broken things; the soul likes them. We develop character in great part through our brokenness, not through our wholeness. Although we always were pining all the time about wholeness, we need blemishes. And so much in life depends upon people seeing us carry on with humor and dignity and curiosity and imagination. In the midst of having blemishes like isn't aren't, isn't it true that you're drawn to people who are a little bit mangled, so to speak, in their character, who have interesting warts, and at the same time, carry them with a sense of lightness? So the beloved's blemish is also not a bad thing. It's a beautiful thing. And it's part of life. It's part of what makes life soulful. But if you see that blemish and you're driven crazy by it, you want to pick it apart and get rid of it. Well, you know, that that can be, you know, that's something that may never go away and may drive you crazy, which is, you know, sometimes why you'll see this kind of a transit happening when you know, maybe a young person develops an eating disorder, that it's like they can't, you know, they can't feel good about the blemishes, there's no room for them to exist. It's good, like, from our get, our girls are little, and we try to, you know, make fun of our little pudgy spots and our toots, you know what I mean?
Okay, well, number three and impractical romance, this thing that I'm in love with, that I want to do, or I'm being drawn to, is impractical. Somehow, it's like, I have to, I have to hold back from doing or pursuing what I want because some voice is telling me this is impractical. Now, that could have some resonance with one of the earlier points, which is the idea that I'm in love with the impossible. But this impractical romance would play out. More so in the sense of logistics, not working out, like, like you're trying to get something worked out, but you're just flooded. Like, here's a good example. Like, let's say I'm trying to clean, and my girls keep playing with me. Let's play, let's play. And I'm like, No, I've got to clean the basement today. You know, I've got to organize the shelves; this was something I had to get done. But then, you know, it's like, you know, and I might start to feel like they're a distraction, you and your desire to play and imagine and fantasize and let go of structure. And you know, that's a distraction. That's impractical. You're trying to take me somewhere I don't want to go, but you know what, sometimes. So sometimes, we have to set boundaries and not let ourselves get overwhelmed. Just get those shelves organized. And other times, and you all know how this goes. You need to set everything down and lose yourself. You need to go play and be like a child and let go and let the impractical flood it's way into your life. So those are tensions that sometimes you're going to feel with Venus in an earth sign like Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces, and just watch for that this week and watch how you're holding the tension of those demands on your psyche.
Number four, what is purity? This is a question that could come up. Venus and Virgo asked this question a lot. Now Venus in Virgo, I remember we had an interior designer that did our yoga studio, and she one time said to me I'm really good at making things beautiful. I really have a hard time enjoying things that are beautiful. And I thought that was really an interesting statement for Venus and Virgo, who had beautiful design talent but also had more of a nervous mental temperament and had a hard time relaxing. And she just went, you know, and I kind of talked to her a little bit more about it, and she said, Well, you know, it's like I just worry that if I, I have if I let go to enjoy too. Do indulge myself that, you know, I'll be missing something or shirking responsibility or something like that. And the thing is, is that Venus in the sign of Virgo, in particular, can struggle with the dichotomy between, like, you know, making things agreeable and pure and good, all of which have a Venusian dimension, right?
They're all sort of like, I know, I know, Mercury intellectually, what the right thing is, and what is beautiful and good and fair and balanced and harmonious and, and yet, there's something about the knowing that blocks the experiencing, there's something about the mental part of it that can get in the way of the actual sensual part of it. So sometimes, as a result of that tension, Venus in Virgo sits there and spins its wheels on like, how much can I enjoy? Or what is pure? Or what is good? Or how much can I, you know, like, if there's a nervousness around just letting, letting the body enjoy what it enjoys, letting the sensual dimension just be what it is. And so that back and forth, the inner question can constantly be what is pure, you know, and it can get quite big and cosmic and blown up. And we can see extremes like with an opposite Neptune, like letting go and sliding into complete, you know, giving myself complete permission to like, you know, take a Valium and space out on the couch.
I'm thinking of that because I just had LASIK surgery, see my bloody eye, and had to take a valium afterward to help me sleep. So I just remembered like, I, you know, taking a drug and a very, very long time. So I was like, Oh, God, I remember, you know, when I was in my early 20s, I struggled with some addictions. So I was like, it was very weird to, like, have that back in my system. And I just thought, oh, yeah, that's interesting. This is so Neptunian. And the funny thing about it was that Mercury was like, who remembers we talked about this recently, Mercury was in the, and Tisha with Neptune. So I was like, oh, it's like, kind of sleepy, vast space. But one thing I noticed was that, like, it was very Neptunian in the sense that my analytical mind just doesn't have the space to operate when, you know, after taking the value when I fell asleep, obviously.
The point is that you could be experiencing a natural cosmic value, I guess. Don't go take drugs, kids. But you could be experiencing something like that and being like, Oh, my God, I can't let go; I shouldn't let go. This isn't pure. This isn't good. This isn't right. And sometimes, you just have to let go. And other times if you're someone who is struggling with, you know, maybe staying, staying grounded, like if you struggle with alcohol, or something like that, a transit like this could come along and say, what is the root of your addiction? You know, how are you? How are you? What, how do you seek pleasure in ways that are compulsive and taking away from something integral and whole about your body or your health, or your sanity? And that could be a part of what we're asking too, but the question, what is purity? What is enjoyment? What is pleasure? What is and what's good? And what's the right balance? What's the middle path? Those might be kind of intense questions. Sometimes you have to figure that out. Mentally, sometimes there's only one way of figuring it out, which is through trial and error and experience.
And number five, the beauty of simplicity. Venus in Virgo is maybe one of the most beautiful things about Venus in Virgo is how simple everyday things, small granular things, can become so beautiful. If we pause enough to appreciate the simple, then everyday life becomes beautiful. Sometimes, you know, people think like, they have a home altar, for example. And they think it has to be the most elaborate thing in the world. One of the things that we've been experimenting with is just collecting things in nature outside and making small altars and outdoor spaces through just sacred designs of natural materials that we find were inspired by a book that one of my former students gave me and I was so honored by it, it was all about building altars with simple things outside earthy materials.
So we don't need a lot to make something profoundly beautiful; it turns out that the simplest things in nature if you just look around, are just teeming with beauty. And so I think another thing here is the way that Neptune can inflect upon earthy Venus, the sense of transcendental beauty or a rock, a stone, the grains of sand on the beach, the fallen leaves and their colors. These kinds of things can be maybe tremendously beautiful to us right now. Maybe there's a little peephole through which we can start to see infinity in the small granular elements of our life and washing the dishes, you know, the care that we put in. Thank You that I have this dish. You know, it's like, so simple, but sometimes I feel like, you know, Venus in Virgo on its own naturally it has an appreciation for earthy beauty. But then if you add in Neptune, it's like, wow, there's this whole, it turns out that all of Heaven is contained in the mustard seed, that kind of thing. So I was thinking about that a lot.
The I-Ching hexagram that I cast was number 19, which is sometimes translated as a noble calling. And one of the things that I love about this line is that when you're in pursuit of a noble ideal and hire people, people with resources are people who people will take note of, those who are aspiring toward things with a humble, sincere heart. I think it's a good time right now to be joyful, and to be glad and to love what you love and pursue what you pursue with quiet but passionate dignity. And watch what the universe provides. Because that's the feeling to me is that the gift that could come in right now is this Venus opposite Neptune, the planet of good fortune, opposite, beautiful, otherworldly, romantic, Neptune. And I feel that that combination could reward us, especially when we have that simple, humble sense of what we want, or what is beautiful, and what we're trying to create in our lives. And we go about it with a quiet passion by quiet, I mean, not that we hide it, but that we were careful with it, we're careful not to cast our pearl or put it out where people can mistake our passion for ego or you know, it's like, keep it simple and humble. But it also let it be filled with so much passion we can kind of make that combination at once.
To me, noble calling, that hexagram is always about how people that carry themselves in that way are often rewarded. They're often granted privilege or benefits or aid or help, or good energy comes their way to support.
So that was something else that came to my mind that was worth sharing. I hope that this has been practical and beautiful. I hope that you're having a great day. And I hope that this is something that fills you with some insights for the week ahead as this transit approaches. And remember once more, the transit is approaching on September 24. So it's coming in over the weekend. But you should be feeling it as the week goes on. And I would love to hear your stories. Don't forget that you can use the hashtag grabbed or email us grabbed at nightlight astrology.com to share a story. We have a grabbed episode this week. I hope you guys will enjoy it and keep the stories coming. I love hearing them. It's always a joy and a pleasure to share them with you guys. All right, that's what I've got. I hope you guys are having a great day. Take it easy, everyone. Bye