As Mercury stations retrograde, I’m noticing a repetition of issues arising from the Venus Retrograde cycle this time last year. Are you?
Venus retrograde in Aries 2017 was a hella time. How could we forget!? The descent into the underworld of our own worth posed hard questions about the fine line between our own needs and our needs with an other: #ariesproblems. Facing our shadow, we walked the razors edge toward redemption and self-determination, meeting Chiron deep in the pool of collective pain and wounding, only to arise again with a new definition of self and initiative in relationship. PHEW!
It was a lot, and what I’m noticing with Mercury covering that same terrain right now is that unresolved issues from that time are arising…the questions that were unanswered are on the table again, and Aries’ need for space, independence & initiative is HOT!
✨ Venus is at the end of her retrograde journey. Today & tomorrow she’s coming to a final stop before moving forward again.
This part of the retrograde cycle is challenging. Find that ‘here nor there’ liminal space amongst the mass amount of tension that can be likened to an arrow being pulled back in a bow before release.
Find your stillness amongst any chaos or challenging situations. Be wide eyed & open to the messages that Venus is offering about your direction forward. Take stock of all you’ve learnt in this Rx cycle.
Our pain & vulnerability is on the table. Commit to working through it & with it, not against it. To be responsible for our freedom means so many things. Leaving old patterns behind, in which direction do you want to be released?
Our 40 day~40 night #venusretrogradechallenge is coming to an end as Venus re-emerges & ends her Retrograde cycle over the next few days. You can see her as a ✨morning star ✨if you’re not living under these oppressive rain clouds of the #pnw ☔️… what a ride!
Today we’re at the midpoint of this #venusretrograde journey. We’re in the heart of the #underworld . We’re in front of the mirror looking at our #shadow in the thick of our own shit; both personal & collective.
• #venusinaries can be an uncomfortable energy. Where we usually know of harmony & ease we can find volatility & defensiveness. Where we know of pleasure & the good things in life, we find the need to assert boundaries & fight for what we love. 💘
The Underworld is not a pretty place, & the things that come up in this part of the cycle sprout straight from there. What we try to bury & cover up comes into full bloom. Collectively, what we’ve tried to sweep under the rug is coming out to haunt us. ⚰️
The Underworld is governed by #hades In today’s context, he’s a man with a lot of power who takes what he wants without consultation. The (edited) story goes that he abducts #persephone because he wants her, & because he can, & manipulates her into not being able to fully leave the Underworld. Her mother is distraught, obvs, & her father kinda let this happen & only intervenes when the situation starts to impinge on his own power. 😠 Sound familiar? 😡
It’s no coincidence that the plight of women of colour going missing at an alarming rate right now is coming to our attention. Collectively we have to face our own contribution to this story. Collectively we’re all responsible for their redemption.
This part of the cycle is dark. It’s uncomfortable & the feelz are heavy. The #moon is in #pisces wedged between the South node & #neptune in case you’d been trying to avoid all those feelz under the surface. 🐋
What have you lost in yourself, what has been taken from you that you need to fight to redeem? •♈️• #aries wants us to come out fighting the perpetrators of injustice & to put up our shields to protect those who need it. 🤺⚔️🛡
Venus retrogrades in the same sign every 8 years. As with all cycles in life, we can expect themes to emerge, but not the exact same circumstances to play out. Like winter coming every year, we can expect it to be ☃️ cold, we will be less social with less light in our days, but the weather pattern is not exactly the same as last year, or the year before…🌪 #venus turns retrograde in #aries in March, as it did in 2009…2001…1993…etc.
With #birthdaybabe Rihanna having venus in Aries, & 2009 being a high profile year for her personal relationship, she will likely be sensing the approaching cycle…navigating ways to do things differently, finding the balance between fighting & fucking, & assessing past romantic choices & patterns.
🔮Every 8 years Venus turns retrograde in the same sign, highlighting issues of relationship, money, self-worth and what we value. In the retrograde journey, #venus descends into the #underworld where we are collectively faced with our own darkness in these areas. We are offered space to confront the hidden aspects of ourselves that we keep from the light of day, bury old wounds and re-assess how we want to move forward in existing relationships – both with ourselves and with others.
✨💸💘👌🏼 This 40 day challenge will offer you daily astrological tips based on the movement of the planets through this retrograde period, as well as guidance through weekly emails that aid you in tapping into your own personal Venusian issues and quirks. You will be able to track Venus’ movement through your own chart and see how themes have been arising throughout your entire life via this cycle.