Venus, Uranus and Pluto

“To love is not a state; it is a direction.” Simone Weil

Venus is coming up to a conjunction to Uranus in Aries – the love at first sight aspect. It will also be squaring Pluto. These aspects symbolize a time when old lovers or lovers from another lifetime may appear or reappear in our lives. Uranus/ Venus relationships are electrifying- surprising and usually have an erratic or unusual quality to them. Venus/Pluto aspects can symbolize a profound and passionate connection in which moderation is key but can be challenging to achieve and maintain.

Once when I was selling air time for a radio station I dropped in at a local nightclub to meet the owner. I was startled when he greeted me at the door – he looked exactly like my much missed ex husband who was living abroad at the time. There was quite the Mercurial energy afoot- he and my ex could have literally been identical twins (and they were both Gemini’s – the sign of twins.)

In the course of our rambling conversation when we were discussing astrology, I told him that it was my birthday. He then excitedly jumped up on a chair and started taking down all the prints from the wall of his office. He handed me an awkwardly stacked bundle of framed artwork with a big smile and from behind a cloud of sheet rock dust and said, “Happy Birthday!”

It turned out that in addition to being a night club owner (as was my ex) he was an inventor. I have always been fascinated by Uranian people who invent things. He was trying to get a patent for his latest product which although I can’t remember exactly what it was, I do remember that it flew.

Some days later he drove out to our house up in the hills and I showed him a neighboring field which would be perfect, he said for a demonstration. On the way home he told me that he was also a poet and that he had brought his most recent book of poetry as a present for me.

The book was entitled, “I Love You Whether You Love Me or Not.” When in trying times- as many people have been experiencing lately under the recent astrological influences- I try to bring to mind the title of his book.

I don’t remember seeing him again after that day.

Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, and readings start at $30.All times mentioned at EDT .