9 of Swords – Reactive/Mental
(8 of Air, 44=4+4=8)
Astrology: Venus in Gemini
Time: 1 June – 10 June
(2nd decan of Gemini)
3rd House, House of Communications (Brothers)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
8 of Spades (8 of Air)
Gemini Venus is adept in witty conversation, and will use this ability as a tool to attract others. They are able to converse knowledgeably on a wide variety of subjects. They are playful and may be a little bit of a tease. They prefer a more stimulating relationship to a comfortable one.
They don’t like to be tied down, and want their relationships to be light-hearted. While they can talk endlessly about their relationship, they may still be skipping over the deeper issues.
Gemini Venus likes variety, and their tastes frequently change. It may be difficult to keep up with what they want. If you are courting a person with Venus in Gemini, you need to support their need for variety and fun, as well as be interested in their mind. They also appreciate space to hang out with their friends without you.
Gemini Venus is a natural flirt and they have a way of making people think of how much fun they’ll have with this sign. They may not always divulge the entire truth, but they are not really dishonest. They are more likely to commit a crime of omission rather than lie. Alternatively, they have the ability to see all the possible answers to a question, and may just take the one that seems suitable at the time. They may be seen as insincere, but this is seldom true.
Gemini Venus is not very sentimental, but they can turn a good phrase. They want someone they can share ideas with and that they can create a true partnership with. For a person with Venus in Gemini, a good conversation is the best form of foreplay. Some may consider them rather insubstantial, but they really just want to have an interesting relationship. Due to their social nature, anyone wanting a relationship with them will have to share the interest in social gatherings. They are curious about everything and everyone. They dislike coarse behavior, and expect those they spend time with to have manners and know how to uphold their end of a conversation.
Gemini Venus may end up traveling a lot. They are rather child-like in their approach to love, and have a lot of charm. Be prepared, because they will analyze every little thing in a relationship.
As a friend, Gemini Venus is fun and full of life. They always know the latest gossip and what event is next on the calendar. They are spontaneous and have a large network of friends. If you want a best buddy who will only hang out with you, Gemini Venus is not the right choice.
They are attractive because they are bright and good-natured. They are easy to spend time with, and know how to add wit to the conversation. They use humor naturally. If you fall in love with a person who has Venus in Gemini, you will need to have a lot of knowledge about many topics to keep the conversation sparkling. You’ll need to be flexible and spontaneous, and you must subscribe to the notion that variety is the spice of life. (Source: alwaysastrology.com)
Venus in Gemini blends the beauty of Venus with the mercurial ability to express so that people who have this configuration are able to choose their words with singular facility and infuse in them a rhythm which is like music to the ears of a listener. Therefore this is one of the positions which make poets, provided of course that other indications in the horoscope support, for it should always be remembered by the student that no single aspect or position is in itself sufficient to mark a prominent characteristic. To do this the whole horoscope must be blended. This position has a very refining influence on the mind, inclining to a literary or artistic career. It makes the person beloved of his brothers and sisters, neighbors and other people in his immediate environment. This position also inclines to marriage and frequently to more than one union. It favors traveling both for gain and pleasure, especially short journeys. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
3rd House, House of Communications (Brothers). Early education and childhood environment. Communication. Happiness. Intelligence. Achievements. Siblings.
Neighborhood matters. Short, local travel, and transportation.
Venus in the Third House has a particularly beneficial effect upon the mind, making the person cheerful, optimistic and inclined to look at everything from the bright side of life. It gives a love of music, art, literature and everything that has a refining influence, and unusual facility for expressing one’s self in a happy, appropriate manner, either in speech or writing. It gives love of travel; the person will enjoy himself on his journeys and benefit by them. It also makes relations with brothers and sisters and neighbors and the people in one’s immediate environment congenial. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
The number 8 – Venus, Reactive/Mental (Air)
– Diplomatic, graceful, peaceful, love all that is beautiful, good managing skills, idealistic, devotion, affectionate, realization, fulfillment, investments, protective.
– Unbalanced, obsessive, superficial, indecisive, unreliable, fixations, negligent, self-pity.
Crowley: Cruelty. The number Nine, Yesod, brings back the Energy to the central pillar of the Tree of Life. The previous disorder is now rectified. But the general idea of the suit has been constantly degener ating. The Swords no longer represent pure intellect so much as the automatic stirring of heartless passions. Consciousness has fallen into a realm unenlightened by reason. This is the world of the unconscious primitive instincts, of the psychopath, of the fanatic. The celestial ruler is Mars in Gemini, crude rage of hunger operating without restraint; although its form is intellectual, it is the temper of the inquisitor. The symbol shows nine swords of varying lengths, all striking downwards to a point. They are jagged and rusty. Poison and blood drip from their blades.
There is, however, a way of dealing with this card: the way of passive resistance, resignation, the acceptance of martyrdom. Nor is an alien formula that of implacable revenge.
Waite: One seated on her couch in lamentation, with the swords over her. She is as one who knows no sorrow which is like unto hers. It is a card of utter desolation.
Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair.
Reversed: Imprisonment, suspicion, doubt, reasonable fear, shame.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
8 of Spades – Temptation, misfortune, danger, upsets.