On the same day that the lesser benefic (Venus) aligns with the greater benefic (Jupiter) you also have Jupiter turning retrograde till December 25, 2011. What does Jupiter's retrograde offer you?
Jupiter is the planet of Principles; it rules Truths, Philosophy, Science and Religion. Jupiter is the planet of your higher mind. It is the planet that leads you outward as you explore the wider world, out into your "relationships of choice". Those relationships are made possible by and founded upon Jupiter's gift of your ever-expanding and greater understanding. But that growth externally must be matched by growth within yourself; a tower can only be as tall as its foundations are deep.
Jupiter's retrograde gift offers this opportunity for you now. This is the time to grow inwardly, to consider what you know and what you believe; you should look within and reexamine the truths you stand upon. Those truths form your attitudes and thereby create your intentions in the world.
Of course outward expansion will continue now, but your greater rewards, your better path, will be found by your journeys within; it will be those discoveries of the deep which will bring you closer to your truth-path. And, it will be this Jupiterian journey within that will create the building blocks for your external expansions in 2012 and beyond.
Jupiter will move backwards through Taurus during this period, so the experience will be a journey within yourself that reviews, reexamines and clarifies your beliefs as regards: 1) The nature of value, the what and why of the value of anything, 2) Your relationship of value to yourself, your self-worth, and 3) How your understanding of values and your self-worth create the experience of your relationships, whose core of connection is founded upon shared values.
Take time during the coming months to reap this harvest, this fruit of the experience about your truths. It is those truths which have guided and formed your sense of values. Do not judge "good" or "bad", for you learn from each and often more from when you stumbled.
Seek always to align your truths with the greater wisdom that is timeless. Then take out your "Sword of Severance" as you cut away the lesser, as you harvest the precious meanings of your life.
This harvest is what brings you closer, into the "Greater Understanding", and that is your real journey, that is your true path, as you become the becoming....
Choose wisely...choose the path that leads to the growth of understanding.
May the Light of Jupiter bring you Truth, Love and Understanding.