By: Carol Allen
If you have been hoping to have a better love life this year than you've had, take heart. Something big and great is happening in the stars, and it’s happening for the rest of the year. Venus, the planet considered the best in all of astrology, has moved into one of its favorite signs – Libra – where Venus is very happy. This is according to the calculations of Vedic astrology, which differ from those of Western astrology by almost an entire sign. (Vedic astrology is the system of ancient India that has been used for ages to determine true compatibility and arrange marriages.) Now, when a planet is in a sign that makes it "happy" – or to be more astrologically correct, where it has "good dignity" – it helps to Usher forth the best of what that planet is about for all of us. What does this mean for you? Well, Venus is the planet of pleasure, love, romance, fun, socializing, beauty, sex, sensuality, food, music, art, jewelry, clothing, gardening, creativity, money and luxuries of all kinds, and more. In other words, it's the planet of all the stuff most of us want – all the "goodies" that make life worth living. The fact that it’s in a favorite sign means the planet will get extra “oomph” and will shower down some good mojo. Venus moves into the sign of Libra pretty much every year, where it stays for three weeks. But this year, Venus will park itself in this luxurious, happy, beautiful sign for the rest of this year, and won't move into the next sign until New Year's Day. This is due to the fact that it will be going forward – what's called "direct" in astrology – until October 8th, only to then go "retrograde" from that day until November 18th, when it will then go "direct" again. THE TWO BEST PLANETS FOR LOVE ARE SUPER-SIZED. What makes this an even bigger deal is that the other best "good guy" planet – Jupiter – also happens to be in one of its best signs – the sign of Pisces. This is again according to the calculations of Vedic astrology. Jupiter has been in Pisces since May of this year, and it stays there until May of next year other than a couple of weeks in November when it moves back into Aquarius, only to return to Pisces again. Jupiter is in Pisces only once every twelve years, and it's such a big deal that my first astrology teacher planned the birth of his first child around it so he'd have spiritual strength and wisdom. Jupiter rules marriage, husbands, faith, philosophy, healing, abundance of all kinds, and spiritual expansion. For the two "great benefits" in all of astrology to both be so strong and well situated is a rare and special event. So rare, in fact, that it hasn't happened since 1974, but it wasn't nearly as big of a deal then as it was only for that measly three weeks. So what does this mean? Did you notice what I said about Venus and what it indicates astrologically? That it's the planet of love, sex, and romance? In a man's chart it rules his wife... And did you see what I said about Jupiter? That it's the planet of marriage and husbands?