Venus has an interesting history and cycle. Transforming from the Goddess of Love to the Goddess of War, Venus has always had 2 names and sets of characteristics, depending on her phase and cycle.
The links below all unpack different stages and faces of Venus.
Venus as a Morning Star was known as Lucifer: the Light Bringer.
The morning star phase is often characterised by temptation, unbridled passion and treacherousness.
Temptation doesn’t have to mean infidelity and great deception; Venus rules pleasure and desire, it can be in all realms, leading to both pleasure or distress. Look to the element that your Venus is in for clues.
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.
This video traces the story of Venus through history – seeing her changing face and narrative across time and cultures.
While Venus crossing the Ascendant is not usually a life changing event, it’s interesting to watch how socialising, pleasure, connection, fashion and colour express when this transit occurs.
See more of Dan and Venus at the Met Gala 2021
Watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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.
Every 8 years Venus retrogrades through the same sign highlighting issues of relationships, money, values and desire. In the retrograde journey, Venus descends into the underworld for 40 days and 40 nights where we are collectively faced with our own shadows.
Read more about the Venus Retrograde workshop
Venus Retrograde cycles last approximately 40 days and 40 nights, taking us on both a personal and collective journey to face off with our shadow and those rejected, lost parts of ourselves.
I wrote an article for Astrology University about the 2020 Venus Rx cycle, which can be viewed here.
Look around to see what is dead or dying. The Venus Retrograde cycle is no joke, and Scorpio does not suffer fools.
I’ve been sleeping outside at Joshua Tree, California, falling asleep under the light of the moon & waking up under the radiance of Venus.
Venus standing strong in Capricorn says GO AT YOUR OWN PACE! You decide your boundaries & define your own needs amongst the frenzy of social pressure.
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!
We all know stories of people staying in relationships “for the children,” and we can all likely relate to having things in relationships that represent “that thing” that keeps us attached, in therapy, processing, working for and even denying what is ACTUALLY going on.
With Rihanna having Venus in Aries, & 2009 being a high profile year for her personal relationship, she will likely be sensing the approaching cycle.
Bananarama announce thri comeback tour during the band’s Saturn Return and the Venus Retrograde cycle.
If you thought this was an article from 1953, you’re not alone.
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.