Working Girl (source: Gothamist)

Venus enters my tenth house this morning where it will remain for the month of September.

As a Capricorn with Libra rising, a Venus transit through my tenth house is a place of comfort for me. Even though the planet doesn’t actually move there for a couple of hours, I’m already feeling “comfortable” vibes. I love September! I’ve got the most wonderful collection of outerwear that I haven’t pulled out of the closet in months. I want to put on a leather jacket and walk around without feeling sweat running down my back. I want to get a mochaccino and walk around the mall without dodging a bunch of back-to-school shoppers. I want to wear giant plastic earrings and tease my hair until it reaches to the moon. Okay, maybe not that last part . . .

Anyway, “Cafe Astrology,” a website I often cite because it gets to the point, describes the transit like this:

“During this cycle, you are most charming and well-received on the job. Your responsibility and authority are likeable qualities now, making this a favorable period overall for schmoozing with those in a higher position than you, as well as for negotiations or social activities related to business. Venus is charming, friendly, and affectionate, and her presence in your career and reputation sector brings social opportunities to your career. You are coming across well at work now, and romantic opportunities, or simply more chances to socialize and network, are likely. You are socially ambitious right now, and success may come though your good managerial qualities or some form of artistic talent, or, indirectly through your marriage partner. People who turn your head during this cycle are those who come across as especially competent.”

Although I’m still waiting to go back to work, I’m feeling as if my professional life might be taking a turn into more-productive territory. Just the other day, I had the pleasure of appearing on “Straight Talk with Ross Mathews” as a special guest (the episode is called “Cousin Loquaciousness” if you Google it). Since then, I’ve had a bunch of people reach out to me on social media to let me know that they like me and they like what I’m doing. There once was a time in my life where this sideline became a lucrative career. Maybe the stars are pointing me back in that direction again.

With Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto hanging around my IC for most of 2020, my ambition has been at an all-time low. I’m not lazy — just uninspired and unsure of where to direct my creative energy. Now that I’ve got a bunch of planets sitting on the opposite side of my chart, including my chart ruler, perhaps the stars are telling me that it’s time to get to work.

I sure hope so! September’s planetary events include the end of the retrograde cycles of both Jupiter and Saturn, and the promise of a new twenty-year cycle as they move toward their meeting in Aquarius on December 21. It’s a time to allow a little optimism to creep into my outlook. At the moment, I may feel like Melanie Griffith at the bottom of the corporate ladder, but at least I know that the only way to go is up.

I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a good month!

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