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
The psychic airs are thick right now. Don’t deny your intuition. Don’t dilute your magic!
We’ve just slipped through the veil of the upcoming VENUS RETROGRADE cycle & the whispers are circling right in front of us! #scorpiorealness
With Saturn grinding to a hault this week, earthly reality can be challenging (to say the least), so keep those psychic – dream – messenger channels open to help guide the way.
We’re heading to the Underworld. Keep clear about what & who is going with you.
✨ 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!