Mercury Transit 8th house
This could be a great time if your work includes psychology as it is a time for deep thinking and thought research. Communication at work cannot be taken at face value, and it seems that everyone has a Machiavellian scheme behind them. It can be a pretty difficult time seeing the dark shadow of your own psyche projecting onto the employees who piss you off the most.
It would be easy to get quite paranoid at this point because the work atmosphere seems so intense. You might just be projecting your own demons onto your co-workers. So try to refrain from any office politics. The same applies to the self-employed, for whom you may misread e-mails or project your own “things” onto Facebook comments about your work. Notice what triggers you because it says more about you than it does about them. Really!
Take this quiet time to withdraw from the madness and be a little retrospective. If you have felt quite shy in front of all the attention, you may need to investigate why your self-confidence is not as high as it should be, even though you are absolutely capable and talented. It is time to examine which subconscious drives are holding you back.
Venus transit 8th house
Love can become quite an obsession during this time. You may be drawn to a totally unsuitable partner who irresistibly pushes all the buttons nonetheless. This could be because you have subconsciously drawn someone into your life to exterminate your repressed demons. This is also a classic area of ”Dark Cupid”. So don’t be surprised if one of these fallen angels enters your life at this point. I may just be a passing fling that only lasts 3 weeks or so, but it will still shake you to the core.
Be careful who you let under your skin while Venus is in your taboo zone. You may be obsessed with someone for months after that when you bond with them sexually. Before you step into the underworld, think carefully about whether you really want to face those intense, nerve-wracking emotions. Getting back into the sunlight could be quite a struggle. On the other hand, sometimes this is exactly what you need to get rid of deep toxins that are really resistant to removal. Sometimes the body needs to be shocked into the necessary healing crisis.