Venus, planet of art and relating, enters the nakshatra of Ardra in the sign of Gemini on July 18th until 29th 2022.
This intense and emotional asterism’s style is in sharp contrast to the familiar bubbly and airy Gemini image, where you encounter a depth and complexity in relationship that can be deceptive to the outside. On one hand you like wit and flirtation and keeping things light, but you combine this with an underlying thoughtful and insightful side that is fascinated by what goes on under the surface.
Ardra is ruled by Rudra, who is Shiva’s incarnation as the Storm God, bringing symbolic rain in the form of a sentimental outburst with many tears. Getting close to someone sees you giving free rein to your feelings, and though uncomfortable, this process lets you move on afterwards feeling emotionally lighter.
The Shakti, or unique power, of this asterism is also for Hard Work, which can mean your finding relationships difficult, or else you having a willingness to explore tough issues and emerge the other side. Your understanding of the awkward side of life may see people coming to you with a problem or to have a sounding board, or else they fulfil this listening role for you.
At times, your partner may simply be tough going, but this present transit can also end up bringing you and your love closer together. You take on a kind of counselling role as you are valued for your insight and empathy, but still, try to avoid a rescue-style relationship with built-in drama.
Remember also to show full gratitude for any support you receive in return – Ardra’s energy can be rather reluctant and you wish to avoid mixed messages when somebody reaches out to you.