Excuses, excuses! Gemini season may have us spreading our social butterfly wings, but a Jupiter-Venus square (tense, 90-degree angle) on June 7 reminds us we can only be in one place at a time. With hedonistic Jupiter in meticulous Virgo forming a tense 90-degree angle to amiable Venus in chatty Gemini, there is a tendency to overbook our already overpacked schedules, which might have us using every excuse under our sun signs to get out of a few plans.
A little more about the Jupiter-Venus square from our weekly horoscopes:
This week, responsible indulgence is the name of the game, as these two celestial bodies will form their exact square in mutable signs, reminding us that all good things must come to an end. In astrology, Jupiter and Venus are also known as “benefics,” because their effects are typically positive and pleasurable. This means that even when their alignment is not necessarily a favorable one, we can still use this complicated mashup to our advantage. Alluring Venus will provide a feast for our senses, drawing us to art, romance, fashion, and beauty, while expansive Jupiter encourages us to broaden our horizons and help shift our perspectives.
But don’t expect a sudden epiphany or aha moment…as these cosmic lessons won’t happen overnight. The key to navigating this tricky Venus-Jupiter square is to become aware of your deepest desires and actually acknowledge them, rather than sweep anything under the rug. Remember to look closely before taking any big leaps of faith or letting go completely…and approach any vulnerability and risk-taking with tenacity. In the words of Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Mark Twain, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”
Meantime for some inspiration about how you can get out of a few extraneous plans of your own this week, read our article on ELLE and see if it works for YOU! And if all else fails, make like a Virgo and say you’re “helping a friend through a crisis.”