The overall feel of July 2016 has been quite intense, but with a certain degree of tension lifting that has been present since late April. On this day of July 13th, Venus rises as the Evening Star at 2 degrees of Leo, moving into a conjunction with Mercury that becomes exact on the 16th.
All will experience this shift in different ways – some with great joy and relief, and others with resistance and struggle. As the planetary goddess of love emerges from the Underworld and out into view, the deep passions, hurts, or visions we have carried might also have risen to the surface. Whatever is bubbling up needs to be acknowledged in order to be released. By being honest with ourselves we move through emotional and creative blocks and are able to express more of our true selves.