15 May to 27 June
23 deg to 07 deg Gemini
While the very word “retrograde” scares the average star follower, bear in mind, our planet of love, harmony, and luxury hasn’t take a real vacation since November of 2010 when she was evening the score in Scorpio and Libra. For the next few weeks as our Sun transits in Taurus, Gemini and Cancer, Venus will be resting up once more. Even though we aren’t so warned to watch out for zaniness as we are under such planetary reflection as Mercury and Mars permit- a Venus Retrograde brings us to a deeper sense of what we value within our lives, what’s it all really worth and truly how we relate to it all.
One of the Zodiac’s benefic and inner planets, Venus’s influence grants gentleness, ease, and strength wherever her graceful energy is currently visiting within the Zodiac Pie. She began her station to Retrograde on 08 May, as she is now slowly moving at the 23rd degree of Gemini. As she decides to not “look where she is going,” the collective can expect the natural benefits of this transit while in Gemini to be up for review.
Venus affects the collective’s values- as well as our earning potential, money, romance, and our ability to tap into the feminine. Relationships, especially new ones, should be carefully monitored over this time. Beginning a new romance or initiating a marriage especially are not favored courses of action. However, this a prominent time when old love affairs and people you once knew return: so have fun remembering, or realize why they aren’t an active part of your life anymore!
All kinds of creative endeavors involving anything new in the area of beauty enhancements, (i.e. redecorating, home improvements, haircutting/coloring, cosmetic surgery), tend to not go over well. Have you any already underway or unfinished creative projects, this passage will grant the perfect time to revisit them. Some of the most amazing artistic endeavors can find their way to completion under this passage.
Dealings in the financial areas of life are especially wise to delay any major decisions for long-term success until after 27 June. Past debts may surface, and these should be addressed. Releasing at this time what is no longer of value to you or seemingly “worth it,” is also favored. So, if you’ve got a money situation or a lingering legality that needs clearing up, this is a perfect place for focus.
Wonderful ways to appreciate Venus Retrograde:
BE charitable with money.
AVOID buying luxury items.
DO scoop up any bargains! THIS is totally Venus-approved!
BE GRATEFUL for what you already own and who you already know.
REASSESS what is worthy of appreciation: keep it or toss it!
EMBRACE falling in love all over again- or let it GO!
VISIT ART! Whether at a museum, gallery, performance, or through nature, Venus enhances our appreciation and value of it at this time, and the older, the better.
What is the most fortunate outcome of Venus’s reflection period will be seen soon after she begins to move forward once more at 07 degrees Gemini upon 27 June. Equally, close by enough to form a conjunction will be our South Node at 04 degrees and Jupiter at 03 degrees Gemini. Excitement will begin to pick back up within this area of your life as the current transiting South Node indicates where, if you are being emotionally responsible to the opposite area of your Zodiac Pie in Sagittarius, seemingly effortless attraction is showing up where The Twins unite it all.
Toss in the extra boost from abundant and joyful Jupiter who starts it’s transit with The Twins 11 June, and the Gemini slice of life is going to be where you see beauty and grace truly start to shine from within. Oh yes, and don’t forget the Solar Eclipse 20 May at 0 degrees Gemini. These natural initiations may seem to be on pause- but as Venus goes Direct, these will be ready to start flowing with a myriad of energy you may not even be able to keep up with. Remember, she’ll be still moving slowly until 02 July at 07 degrees Gemini, when she comes off her station in ultimate forward motion again.
One world of caution speaks from those wise Fishes, who may cause a little sense of tension from where Neptune at 03 degrees Pisces is going to square off this whole new clever communications deal about what we have learned to appreciate new found values within by 27 June. Just like the word retrograde, a “square” is nothing to be afraid of either. Simply look to a square as a request to start formulating structure and foundation within the life, and there is no reason to feel cornered. Recognizing both perspectives are necessary for energy to become stronger and reliable is how any square is won-over. So, where 03-07 degrees Gemini-Pisces adjoins in your Zodiac Pie, is where you’ll find, with gentleness and understanding, you can find reward and eventual sustainability.
From the collective perspective, in the meantime while we all take up in value-oriented review, see where you are best to focus upon and take a bit of retreat- admire, weight the pros and cons, and then eliminate what is not worth the effort any longer. If you know your Rising Sign/Ascendant, and it falls within the earlier degrees of it, this key will equally apply to your natal chart’s advice for this passage. Yet, we do always advise, have a professional astrologer do your math for you.
Aries: I Communicate Thinking/Mentality/Communications
Taurus: I Have Values/Earning Power/Possessions
Gemini: I Am Approaches/Mask to the World/Motivations
Cancer: I Process Inner Psyche/Clearing of the Past
Leo: I Socialize Innovations/Friendships/Organizations
Virgo: I Structure Career/Public Life/Opportunities
Libra: I Believe Philosophies/Foreign Travel/Education
Scorpio: I Transform Transformations/Sexuality/Wealth
Sagittarius: I Relate Partnerships/Marriage/Balance with Others
Capricorn: I Serve Health/Being of Service/Employees/Pets
Aquarius: I Create Creativity/Children/Love Affairs
Pisces: I Nurture Home/Family/Emotions/Environments
Lexigrams are never meant to be left our of the RETROGRADE fun, as well, wherever retrograde “rain” is falling, it’s that necessary time when we’ve just GOT TO surrender, and GO REDO, REORDER. As our romantic and value-loving planet attracts herself to the title, how apropos the anagrams we find that can be phrased to tell us just how to reap reward and stay in true tune with ‘As Above, So Below.’
*GO TO A TRUE TUNE: USE NO EGO TO EARN
*GO AND RESET AVENUES TO EARN NEAR
*GO AND RESET AVENUES TO SAVE NEAR
*GO TO SURE ADVENTURES TO RESTORE
*GOT TO REDO A TRUE TREASURE
*GOT TO GO AND REUSE TO RESTORE
*GOT TO USE A STRONGER URGE TO REVERSE
*GO TO A RETARD TO REROUTE
*GREAT TRADER ENDEAVORS ARE VAGUE- SO DON’T DO ONE!
*TRADERS GO TO RENOVATE SAVED REVENUES
*TRADES ARE TENSE TO DO OVER A VENUS RETRO ERA
*REVENUES ARE TO UNDERGO A REVERSE AND RETURNS
*REVENUES NEAR GREED SEE SURGENT OVERTURNS
*GO TO A SOUND GENEROUS URGE
*GO ON…GO TO NATURE AS ONE SURE RESTORE
*GO TO A GRANDEST GREEN GROUND, A GARDEN
*GO TEND TO AN OVERDUE REGARD
*GOT TO SURRENDER TO REENTER AND REGROUND
*GO TO NO REGRETS, AND SEND OUT GRAND REGARDS
*TONGUES NEED TO RESONATE A TRUE REASON
*NO GRUNTS NO GROANS, DO NOT GO TO DANGEROUS REVENUE ADVENTURES
*GO ON AN ART ADVENTURE
*GO TO GENERATE AND GREET GRAND GESTURES
Appreciate this time for reassessment where The Twins unite it in your Zodiac Pie Dear Stars. Once 27 June comes to pass, the activity within this area of the life will start to stir and reap goodness within your life unlike any other in quite some time. You are deserving. So rest and reset now, then happily gather your reward later!