Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Venus enters Scorpio

Obsession or bust.

Today, Venus went into Scorpio for a super extended time -- as in 'til to January 11, 2011 (with the exception of November 7th-29th, when it briefly backs up into Libra). This means a period of intensity that can fling you around the spectrum of emotions without warning, making you want to hold onto everything for dear life... As it goes though, the best way to get out the other side OK is to let go; savor the intensity, but resist getting so caught up that you set up self-sabotaging traps, as this is a time when it's likely that you'll have to sink to the bottom, to rise to the top--and you know it, a period of no gray areas. It's hot and it's spicy, to put it mildly...

However, with such extreme emotion that can happen, words can only give you a slight clue on what this transit is all about. So, to truly get the full depth of this experience, without jumping head first into a fiery pit, is to see and feel its beauty and destruction through the lens of cinema. Yes, to best do your homework on this subject matter, sit back and watch these films that capture the passion and power that is Venus in Scorpio and you will further understand that this time isn't for faint of heart.
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Bitter Moon (1992)
"In Roman Polanski's black comedy-thriller, uptight British couple Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) encounters wheelchair-bound American expatriate novelist Oscar (Peter Coyote) and his young French wife, Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner), on a cruise to Istanbul. Sensing Nigel's fascination with Mimi, Oscar recounts the sordid tale of their love affair, which gradually deteriorates into a series of sadistic and degrading sex games." Netflix

Heavenly Creatures
"The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson helms this chilling true-life drama set in 1950s New Zealand about an obsessive friendship between two girls -- introvert Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) and self-confident Juliet (Kate Winslet, in her film debut) -- that led to murder. The two become increasingly inseparable, retreating to an imaginary world, until their relationship invites opposition from their families that ultimately begets blood." Netflix