Unlike her neighbor Mercury, it’s been awhile since our Idealist planet took some necessary time off. The last Venus Retrograde cycled 04 March to 15 April 2017 in the signs of Aries and Pisces.
Upon 05 October in Scorpio, the next cycle of review and redo commences for Venus that will conclude upon 16 November, moving back into Libra by 31 October. If you are familiar with Mercury Retrograde, you already understand all too well the kinds of things that can happen under an inner planet retrograde.
What makes a Venus Retrograde different from Mercury Retrograde?
All of our planets from above guide over different themes and concepts as their movement affects our lives down here below.
Mercury makes things move, communicate, permanently change, blossom, think and energetically circulate.
Venus allows us to relate one on one, be compassionate, find understanding, secure our values, intake our money, enjoy our pleasures, find our beauty and cherish our peace.
Both Venus and Mercury are inner planets, so when their Retrograde passages occur (Mercury every 3 months; Venus every 18 months; approximately) we are highly advised to take note about our future plans -personal or business wise- concerning what they are ultimately in charge of.
Venus Retrograde in Scorpio 05 to 31 October
It is more than fair to say as Autumn 2018 arrives, it will be bring us a effusive calling to take heed of the earlier Scorpio area of life, starting at 10 degrees. Venus on a normal journey through Scorpio enjoys passionate, highly sensitive and proud energy, yet we’ll find, these qualities are not so readily available as she’ll be under review.
Being reflection, research and review are in order, initiating plans during retrograde for future harmony and balance are best to be avoided. The energetic pace will be inconstant and short-lived, where purification of desires and revaluation of experiences will be extremely hard to reach. Being able to concentrate on the essentials equally will not be attained without difficulty.
Reexamination of luxury and extravagance is also typically favored during Venus’s time in Scorpio. Whatever plans one may have to engage in within these realms, they will find these also not work out as originally intended.
Venus Retrograde in Libra 31 October to 16 November
The final stretch of Venus’s cycle of reflection brings her to recharge what needs to be reset concerning simplicity, partnerships and tender affections within the very last degrees of Libra until she goes Direct at 25 degrees.
Energies will sway to becoming overly sentimental, dependent and too refined verses the norm of harmonious, sociable, charming and dignified. People will be compelled to re-examine the theme of susceptibility and idealization of romance to better understand what is the genuine value of this very area of our lives.
How to Successfully Work with Venus Retrograde
This next cycle of review and redo from Venus is quintessential in such a universal new year as 2018 represents. As we are all asked to remember the value of Feeling the Feminine at this pivotal time in history, Venus offering her reflection from the initiative 10 degree point at start in Scorpio, backtracking to turnaround at a discriminating and analysis 25 degree point in Libra indicates a profound and very powerful time of rebirth as well as coming to an aligned understanding for humanity at large.
This specific retrograde passage opens us to embrace a true redefinition of the value we place upon worldly power, other people’s resources, wealth, sexuality, and our distinct ability to seek to understand before being understood. Coupled with the sensitive path we are personally on all through 2018 to connect to what we are meant to be nurturing the most to be a greater part of the entire whole, October and November energetically reset us from the core in a new sense of alignment.
The “RE Rules” Under Venus Retrograde: What To Reflect Upon
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. Venus affects the collective’s values- as well as our earning potential, money, approaches to romance, and our abilities to tap into the feminine. As she decides to not “look where she is going,” the collective can expect the natural benefits of her energies to be up for review.
1. Beauty All beauty improvements are off limits, for Venus while backtracking will, for example, probably turn original brown intended hair color into orange, you hate your new hair cut, or the house renovation color intended to be red might just turn out hot pink, by “accident.” Plastic surgery is a huge no-no during this cycle. Simply AVOID buying luxurious items, renovating the home, or any kind of beauty enhancement.
2. Money/Finances You’ll equally notice a definite “drop in value” concerning financial affairs and money matters across the board. Venus Retrograde prefers instead of trying to “make money” under her reflective journey, we choose instead to reassess our situations and get ready for major moves later. Avoid any kind of luxury purchases is highly favored, as well as watching over-spending. Money investments with the intention of significantly increasing its’ value, can be complete future failures.
Venus Retrogrades essentially become buyer’s markets, as the victors are the ones walking away with the bargain from the seller who practically gave it away. However, the buyer may not have received the value they actually thought they were getting if the purchase involves those luxurious items. Past debts may equally surface, and these should be absolutely addressed. So, if you’ve got a money situation or a lingering legality that needs clearing up, this is a perfect cycle to focus upon solutions requiring your research.
3. Relating to Others Relationships, especially brand new ones, should be carefully monitored over this time. Beginning a new romance or a marriage are not particularly 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!
4. Your Personal Forecast Wherever 10 degrees Scorpio to 25 degrees Libra rests in your natal birth chart is the precise are of life that you’ll see an ultimate renovation going on 05 October to 16 November. Equally, potential natal planets that will aspect Venus’s Retrograde journey are important to understand to know how to make proper choices avoiding critical mistakes over this sensitive cycle. An ounce of prevention, is a sure pound of cure. And as Ben Franklin used to say, “Those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”
5. Appreciating Venus’s Request for Reflection
BE charitable with money, i.e. hold a fund-raiser for a great cause
DO scoop up any bargains! These are totally Venus Rx approved!
GIVE GRATITUDE for what you already own and who you already know.
REASSESS what’s worth appreciating: keep it or toss it!
REFLECT upon all your present relationships, business or personal.
EMBRACE falling in love all over again- or let it go!
ENJOY NATURAL BEAUTY by spending time outdoors.
TAKE IN ART & MUSIC Whether at a museum, gallery, performance, or through nature, Venus enhances our appreciation and understanding of it at this time.
REVISIT creative adventures already in existence, examine their progress and reflect upon ways to improve them.
The Approach and Shadow of Venus Retrograde
Every Retrograde passage has a “preview of coming attractions” as the planet crosses over moving forward, the exact degree point it will backtrack to called the Approach. We’ll start to notice what’s going to be in full reflection by 05 October as Venus crosses over 25 degrees Libra on 03 September.
Every Retrograde passage has a “ironing out the retrograde wrinkles” time until the planet crosses over, moving Direct, the exact degree point is starts retrograding upon, called the Shadow. Whatever decision may have had to happen by no other choice under Venus Retrograde will have the opportunity to smooth out the fabric wrinkles through 17 December.
What’s Really in a Word? Venus Retrograde
Whenever a planet is actively in RETROGRADE within our Zodiac skies, it’s that necessary time when we are best to surrender, and know we’ve GOT TO REDO, and GO TO A GREAT REORDER. As our romantic and value-loving planet attaches herself to the retrograde title, how apropos the anagrams we can derive are able to spell out the truth of how we can reap personal rewards.
*GOT TO GO TO A TRUE TUNE: USE NO EGO TO EARN
*GO TO GO AND UNDERSTAND US, ARTS, REVENUES, AND OUR URGES
*GOT TO GO AND RESET AVENUES TO EARN AND SAVE NEAR
*GO TO SURE ADVENTURES TO RESTORE
*GOT TO RESTORE DEAR GENEROUS URGES
*GOT TO RETURN TO SAVE OUR TREASURES
*GOT TO REDO A TRUE TREASURE
*GOT TO GO AND REUSE TO RESTORE
*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
*GOT TO GO TO A SOUND GENEROUS URGE
*GO ON…GO TO NATURE AS ONE SURE RESTORE
*GO ON… GO TO A GRANDEST GREEN GROUND, A GARDEN
*GOT TO 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
*GOT TO GO ON AN ART ADVENTURE
*GOT TO GO TO GENERATE AND GREET GRAND GESTURES
Honoring A Cycle of Reflection
This time for reassessment within The Eagle/Scorpion & The Scales allows your understanding of the value of humanity to become redefined on a personal and collective level. Once 16 November comes to pass, the activity within these degrees points (10 degrees Scorpio to 25 degrees Libra) of the life will start to stir and reap goodness- restoring personal harmony unlike any other in quite some time. Equally keep in mind, just as soon as Venus goes Direct, 2018’s last Mercury Retrograde will begin in Sagittarius a mere 13 hours later until 06 December.
Remember, what is deserving of being healed here comes from the acts of review under the retrograde. So rest and reset 05 October to 16 November, then happily gather up your rewards later! Know, the grandeur may not be what you had originally anticipated, but what is ultimately meant to become simpler here, is the real value you’ll discover that is a genuine gift you’ve been patiently waiting for.
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