Category Archives: Know Thyself

Astrology is a wonderful vehicle to self-knowledge and self-acceptance, which leads to understanding and acceptance of others. Knowledge is power, and self-knowledge is the greatest power of all. The types of astrology used are Vedic astrology with the tropical zodiac, including Jaimini Vedic astrology, and traditional western Horary astrology, the astrology of answering your specific urgent personal questions.

Q&A: “What are some of the ways I can strengthen Venus in my life?”

If you have questions about astrology, email me and I’ll answer them. Here is a question I received from an astrology student last June:


Hi Karen,

What are some of the ways I can strengthen Venus in my life? I feel like the planets I mainly need to work on are Venus and Jupiter – the two benefics (NOTE: He has Venus debilitated in Virgo and Jupiter “starved” by being with Saturn in his birth chart).

Is it possible you could provide me with some questions for beginning a Venus journal? What other ways are there to strengthen Venus?



Hi Elion,

Here are some questions to work with for Venus. Write on the questions that attract you first, and every week on Fridays (Venus’ day), answer the same question again every week until you start getting better answers and you have established a new way of being. Then move on to the next question you’re attracted to.

Hope you are doing well and still enjoying working with the Jupiter questions. How is it going?

Venus Questions:

  1. What are my comforts? Do they enhance my life and truly satiate me, or are they ultimately bad for me? (Yes, I’m talking about the legal sugar addiction too)!
  2. Am I able to make choices and evaluate the true worth of an item, a demand on my time, the man/woman who is pursuing me? Do I need to learn to make better decisions about love?
  3. When something painful happens, am I able to comfort myself in a healthy way?
  4. Am I able to be satisfied, or do I always feel like I can’t get enough no matter what I do?
  5. Am I respected in my relationships, or do I tend to get into one-down positions, am I able to maintain an equal exchange of energy between myself and the other person?
  6. Do I have the confidence to flirt and/or initiate a romantic relationship?
  7. Am I diplomatic, or do I tend to say whatever comes into my head and have to fix my relationships as a result?

Let me know if you have any questions about these questions.


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Why Is Elion Working on the Two Benefic Planets Venus & Jupiter?

Because Venus and Jupiter are the two planets that make us feel like life is worth living. When these two planets are challenged in the birth chart, happiness, comfort, meaning, purpose, pleasure, and good relationships can be lacking. This makes life much harder and doesn’t give a lot to look forward to. 

These planets may have other planets helping them, so there are other ways life can be enjoyable, but if you want to influence your planets (in your psyche) to make them more conscious and therefore more productive, journaling can be the quickest and most profound way to do it, especially if you have an intellectual need to understand how the planets show up in your life.

In the next Q & A blog post, I’ll show you his answer on his Jupiter Journal :-)

I’m available for astrological consultations if you are needing some light in the dark to see where you are, where you’ve been, and where you are going.

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Video: Mercury in Love -Fun & Friendship-What if Mercury is Too Dominant or Too Weak?

Mercury makes everything better, including romantic love relationships. Usually. Sometimes, however, if Mercury is too strong in certain ways, it can mean that you are always the “friend” instead of the “beloved.” Yet, if Mercury isn’t strong enough, then you can spend too much energy on the “passion” in the relationship which can shorten it… Continue Reading


Video Series: The Sun & Moon in Love – The Role of ALL the Planets in Relationships

Hi Everyone, Just in case you thought I dropped off the face of the earth, I have been doing something for you. I just finished doing a series of videos with Ryan Kurczak on the role of each planet in relationships. Venus is the planet that produces romantic relationships, that is true, but all of the… Continue Reading


Venus in Virgo: Why is Venus Debilitated in Virgo?

By now you’re aware that Venus is considered to be debilitated in the sign of Virgo. Well, if this is your Venus then I’m sure you’re wondering what that means and if it means something bad about you. Well, like everything else in astrology the planets of the signs are all good, it just depends… Continue Reading


The Spiritual Challenge of Virgo

If your soul planet, the Atmakaraka* (AK), is in the sign of Virgo in the D9 (the Navamsa, the 9th divisional varga chart) where it is called the Svamsa, then your spiritual challenge this lifetime is to learn to digest and assimilate the many difficult experiences of life and to not get bogged down in… Continue Reading


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