As Venus completes its 2020 retrograde cycle and steps out from the shadow phase this week, it also completes its connection with Neptune. This dance has been active since May when the common sense of quarantine and masks started to disintegrate into the terrain of a violation of rights.
Neptune blurs the lens, and with Venus it can feel sooooo gooooood! It can confuse, glamorise and hold “the good” above all else. This is what spirituality culture holds onto when it focuses on peace, love and positivity while actively ignoring any contribution or benefit from systemic oppression.
Watching AOC fearlessly wave her sword at the insidious power of patriarchy gives image to Venus as a morning star; a skilled fighter and warrior seeking to restore balance to injustice.
At the same time however, Neptune held sway this week as a movement in Turkey, aimed at highlighting the link between political corruption and high femicide rates, was co-opted by those eager to break up the catastrophic 2020 feed of civil unrest with their best black & white selfie. Instead of the challenge offering agency to those seeking to avoid having their image on page 3 of a newspaper as victim, like Pinar Gultekin, it became a challenge to find the truth and to see who still gave a shit about women in Turkey when it no longer benefited them.
This week Poland also announced its plans to leave the Istanbul Convention, a treaty aimed at preventing and combating violence against women. Not surprisingly, Turkey ratified the Convention just prior to the last Venus retrograde cycle in Gemini in 2012. #cantmakethisshitup
This morning star phase will continue until March 2021 when it again crosses the face of the Sun in Aries along with Chiron. Venus in Gemini is a messenger, and at its best Neptune can inspire. Hopefully this is a reminder for us to continue to understand the power of the device in our hands – that it can both harm and heal, inspire and co-opt and deregulate your own brain function so that you start thinking in an alternate pattern. Gemini as an air sign offers moments to take a breath, to find both your voice and to know when its time to listen and receive. #handlewithcare
Venus stations Retrograde today & Jessika Fancy & I are offering a 6 week workshop to inspire & guide you through.
Like any Rx cycle this slowing down & reorienting can throw us for a loop. Venus, however, has an extra special ability to take us to different places in the sky and therefore, farther reaches of our psyche. Starting out at 21* Gemini, Venus is in the terrain of Fixed Star, Capella (21* Gemini).
Capella is a free-spirited, action oriented energy, desiring unbridled terrain in which to roam. Sound familiar right now? Aligned with Venus, Brady says the combination seeks to, “challenge the values of society. To strive to be free of the restrictions that society can impose. A group or person goes outside of society’s accepted boundaries.” As we step into this Venus Rx cycle, lock-down laws are starting to ease across the globe, Summer is picking up speed in the Northern Hemisphere and many who have felt like horses locked in a stable are kicking and bucking with the desire to be free again!
To collectively move forward we need to be personally responsible.
Over the next 6 weeks, you will have access to weekly astrological guidance, magical suggestions & creative prompts. Working at your own pace, this workshop is designed to keep you consciously working with the changing energies. Come join us! SIGN UP IS OPEN and will remain open – week 1 has begun! 🌹💫🌹
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We’re still following the funeral procession that was the Full Moon in Scorpio and Saturn has today slammed on the breaks, just days before Venus & Jupiter. In a few days 4 planets will be retrograde. This week will likely throw us for a loop. Think of it like being in a car going around a corner at high speed; don’t try to push against it, lean in & trust your instincts. Find your flow.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Moon in Capricorn is snuggling up to Pluto all day today making sure to rattle any cobwebs of grief & uncertainty you were hoping to ignore.
Lean in. Listen. Watch carefully. Whatever is taking flight right now will likely land as a message further along the road. 💫