Venus retrogrades through the same sign every 8 years, with five different retrograde cycles running concurrently, each expressing every 18 months. When this is mapped in the sky, a 5 pointed star is created.
Every 8 years since 1932 Venus has retrograded through Gemini. That same cycle is still unfolding with the most recent one taking place in 2020, from 21 to 5 degrees Gemini. The next will occur in 2028.
Lindy and Azaria Chamberlain are inextricably linked to this Venus retrograde cycle. Their lives are weaved into what was labelled “The trial of the Century,” which saw one of them lose their life and the other wrongfully convicted of their murder.
When Venus retrogrades we see reoccurring themes emerging about justice / injustice, power / powerlessness, public consensus and unconscious collective narratives activated and projected onto individuals or communities.
Below is a video detailing the events of the trial that took place in the Northern Territory, Australia in the 1980’s. Below that is a timeline of events showing how people born into a Venus Retrograde timeline carry the Venus Rx cycle narrative as it weaves in and out over time. As time and life is not static, we can look at years that contain Venus retrograde cycles for themes that reflect the cycle.
Timeline of events:
4th March, 1948 – Lindy Chamberlain was born in Whakatáne, New Zealand. Venus retrograded from 11 degrees Cancer to 24 degrees Gemini in June 1948.
June 11th, 1980 – Azaria Chamberlain was born to Lindy and Michael Chamberlain. Venus was retrograde at 26 degrees Gemini.
17th of August, 1980 – Azaria Chamberlain died as the shadow phase of the Venus Retrograde cycle ended. It was unknown how she died or where her body was.
20th February, 1981 – Coroner’s report establishes that Azaria’s death was due to a Dingo, or a dog.
20th November, 1981 – Court overturns the first inquest and orders a new one
2nd February, 1982 – Second inquest commits Lindy Chamberlain to trial on murder charges of Azaria Chamberlain. Venus is retrograde at 24 degrees Capricorn.
3rd September, 1982 – Trial begins in Darwin, NT, labelled “The trial of the Century.”
29th October, 1982 – Lindy Chamberlain is found guilty of first degree murder. She is sentenced to life in prison without parole. Michael Chamberlain has a suspended sentence as “an accessory after the fact.”
17th November, 1982 – Kahlia Chamberlain is born to Lindy and Michael while Lindy is in custody.
29th April, 1983 – Lindy Chamberlain’s bail application is rejected. Lindy is moved to a Darwin prison. Kahlia is placed in foster care. Venus retrogrades from 9 degrees Virgo to 23 degrees Leo in August 1983.
22nd February, 1984 – Lindy Chamberlain’s High Court appeal fails with a 2:3 judgement.
3rd May, 1984 – 131,000 signature petition submitted to the Governor General. Venus is conjunct the Sun in Gemini – 15th June, 1984.
4th June, 1985 – “Innocence Committee” submit new evidence for Lindy’s innocence and applies for another enquiry. Venus retrogrades from 22 degrees Aries to 6 degrees Aries in March and April 1985.
3rd Feb, 1986 – Stuart Tipple tip off. Azaria’s clothing has been held at Alice Springs Court House since 31st January after a search for a fallen climber was conducted at Uluru. Clothing is identified as Azaria’s on 5th February, 1986. Venus passed through the Sun on January 20th, 1986 at 29 degress Capricorn.
7th February, 1986 – Lindy Chamberlain walks free from prison. A Royal inquest is called.
2nd June, 1987 – 14 month Royal Commission ends, clearing Lindy and Michael Chamberlain of guilt and responsibility. NT Government offers them a pardon, but this still indicates guilt under Australian Law.
15th September, 1988 – Supreme Court of Darwin declares Lindy and Michael Chamberlain totally innocent. Venus retrogrades from 0 degrees Cancer to 14 degrees Gemini, May – July 1988.
4th November, 1988 – “Evil Angels (A cry in the dark)” is released, starring Meryl Streep as Lindy Chamberlain. The media says it “polarises the nation.” The last time this Venus Retrograde cycle starts in Cancer is during May to July, 1988.
January – February 1990 – Lindy Chamberlain files for divorce. Venus retrogrades from 6 degrees Aquarius to 20 degrees Capricorn, 29th December 1989 – 8th February, 1990.
27th June, 1991 – Divorce finalised. Children are divided. Venus retrogrades from 7 degrees Virgo to 21 degrees Leo, August – September 1991.
February 1992 – Lindy Chamberlain meets Rick Creighton on a USA speaking tour.
19th May, 1992 – Rick proposes marriage to Lindy Chamberlain.
25th May, 1992 – Lindy Chamberlain is paid compensation from the NT Government.
8th June, 1992 – Engagement announced. Venus direct conjunct the Sun in Gemini, 13th June 1992.
20th December, 1992 – Lindy and Rick marry, and live in Washington, USA.
13th December, 1995 – third inquest findings released. Lindy is still innocent, but the cause of death remains open. Venus retrogrades through Gemini May-July 1996.
October 2004 – Lindy Chamberlain releases her autobiography, “Through my eyes.” Venus retrogrades through Gemini June 2004.
November 2004 – Mini series released in Australia, “Through my eyes.” Venus retrogrades through Gemini June 2004.
August 2010 – Lindy Chamberlain writes a letter via Australian media to “open minded Australians,” requesting the inquest be re-opened concerning the cause of Azaria’s death. Venus retrogrades from 13 degrees Scorpio to 27 degrees Libra, October – November 2010.
16th December, 2011 – Announcement that the inquest is to be re-opened into the death of Azaria Chamberlain.
24th February, 2012 – Fourth inquest held into the death of Azaria Chamberlain.
12th June, 2012 – Coroner announces findings that Azaria’s death was due to being taken by a Dingo. Lindy Chamberlain was quoted saying, “Wouldn’t you know it, it took a woman to get it right.” Venus retrograded through the same exact cycle that both Lindy and Azaria were born into, in which Azaria also died in. Venus retrograded from 23 degrees Gemini to 7 degrees Gemini in May – June 2012. Venus made its last exact conjunction with the Sun in the 21st Century within this cycle. Azaria’s would have celebrated her 32nd birthday on 11th June, 2012, having completed four 8 year Venus cycles.
Lindy Chamberlain’s website has a Rumours and Facts page, showing how stories can be spun, far and wide from the truth.
Venus has been retrograding through Gemini since 1932.
The Gemini portion of this ongoing Rx cycle began on June 7th, 1932 when Venus retrograded from 15 degrees Cancer back to 28 degrees Gemini.
This cycle repeated in 1940, 1948, 1956, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1988. In 1996 the cycle started in Gemini at 28 degrees, retrograding back to 11 degrees Gemini.
The cycle is still expressing, with the last iteration occurring in 2020, and the next in 2028.