Venus Retrograde

Who, what, and how, are you choosing to love???

Stations Rx: 13th May, 2020 @ 04:45 AEST (+10 UTC) for 24 hours

Proceeds Rx: 14th May 2020

at 21° 50’ of Gemini in the 2nd House of Taurus/Venus

Stationing Direct: 25th June 2020 @ 04:50 AEST (+10 UTC) for 24 hours

Proceeding Direct: 26th June 2020

at 5° 20’ of Gemini in the 1st House of Aries/Mars

With the dust barely settled on Saturn having commenced retrograde, we are now being dunked into equally as trying and emotionally confounding waters now Venus is stationing retrograde in Gemini in the early hours of the morning, here in Australia.

The planets are pushing and testing us like nothing we have experienced – or consciously so – in our lives. Our intuitions, Soul-led and heart-led urges are battling it out with our mental realms and logic.

As we have Venus making a square aspect to Neptune, still swimming along giggling at us, in Pisces as we do our best traverse the swells, in sextile to the Sun.

The Sun is in an out-of-sign conjunction with Mercury, in Taurus and Gemini, respectively, and are in Trine to the conjunction of Aquarian placed Saturn, Capricornian placed Pluto in conjunction to the Aquarian Moon in Trine to the aforementioned Sun Mercury conjunction. This is only a sliver of a glance of what we are experiencing in the cosmos above at 04:45 AEST once Venus has stationed.

These energies alone are offering us one more chance to slip through the crack in the door, barely ajar before Venus retrogrades, followed by Jupiter stationing retrograde within eight hours of Venus Rx transit beginning.

After looking over the charts for this transit and researching the historical transits – listed below - I am strongly feeling that brutal honesty with Self is what is required going into these energies.

During this transit, accompanied by the fellow retrograders, and those planets still on their way to the party. The cascades of cosmic alignments throughout what is on its way, can either be abashing to us or, to empower us. There could not be a more pivotal and potent time in your personal history to dive into your personal astrology. For when we under-stand the stars and cosmos, we can better inner-stand Self.

Each time I have tuned into the energy for this transit and what is to come I am shown four different scenarios, simultaneously playing out on four different screens in my minds eye.

The first and second of these screens, of course, relates to the Lovers, those that are happily coupled and eager to embrace the changes and each other as the new day dawns on this event horizon we are experiencing. Knowing they have one another’s back, no matter what this life throws at them. Their love and the way they choose to love is all that matters.

The second, those Lovers who have subconsciously allowed their inner flames to turn to smouldering embers, holding on to them hoping against all sense and heart-felt truths, that if they stay, things will change for the better with time. Holding on to the “What if’s” as I once called it, long ago, having lived through this. Knowing in their hearts, they have already been trying and have tried for long enough.

The third, is a bright blinding light that is showing just enough of your path, for you to remember and trust that it will be there under your feet, if only you can trust in yourself enough to take the first step. This could be in a romantic capacity, this could be on a personal level of your inner journey. This could also be related to your business and career. However this resonates for you as you read these words, trust what is popping into mind. These will be your hints and reminders of your Soul and heart’s nudges.

The fourth, is showing me zero-point, and as I have referred to it over the course of my daily oracles – sitting in the eye of the tornado. Grounded and centred. Eerily still, calm and tranquil. Being the observer to the chaos ensuing around you, yet not allowing your energy to be swept up in the madness. Being witness, not part.

Where you feel, if any, of the scenarios resonates to you, remember beloved. You are the key to unlocking your destiny. Your heart knows the way, it always has done. With the heavy Mercurial influence over Venus during this transit, it is vital we must remember to feel our feelings, not think about them.

This is a strong trait of Gemini Sun, or Gemini Venus placements in a natal chart, and to some degree there is a semblance of that of Venus in Virgo placements too. To insist on being loved a particular way, to almost demand love “look”, “act”, “be given” in a particular way, and yet not knowing how to authentically love oneself.

Therefore, always seeking externally to receive a love only idealised and thought about, very rarely being truly and deeply felt. Therefore often a Gemini native may avoid deep love altogether as they have the mental agility to flit back, forth, over and under, between varying states of wanting, needing, desiring and holding, love. If this is the case, these Gemini’s may find their many circles of friends to be the loves of their lives. And remaining social active and present amongst a variety of friends will fulfil them.

Please note, this is a generalise look at Venus in Gemini and in no way is it to imply a Gemini, or those with heavy Gemini/Virgo placements will fit this mould.

As that is the beauty of the language of Astrology, it teaches Archetypes in order to impart a deeper innerstanding. It is when we realise we are each and unto ourselves the entire Zodiac uniquely birthed with our own cosmic algorithms and star dust, awaiting to be discovered. Awaiting to be remembered. This is when another level of alchemy can begin.

As this is an extremely Karmic time – read my article on pre and post- Venus Retrograde ShadowS here –it would behove you to reflect over the last times Venus retrograded too. These are:

October 5, 2018 – November 16, 2018; March 4, 2017 – April 15, 2017; July 25, 2015 – Sept 6, 2015; December 21, 2013 – January 31, 2014; May 15, 2012 – June 27, 2012; October 8, 2010 – November 18, 2010; March 6, 2009 – April 17, 2009; July 27, 2007 – Sept 8, 2007; December 24, 2005 – February 3, 2006; April – July 2004; September – December 2002; February – May 2001.

Look to the patterns, the mirrored energies within situations and environments, and briefly quest within for where you were personally, on all levels, during these times you are reminded of.

I have included some charts of the astrology, so you may see what we will be experiencing during pivotal times of this transit. Such as when Venus will shift Decans, a term used for portions of ten degrees that make up 30 degrees of each of the signs of the Zodiac. The second and third decans having their own ruling planet. The first decan is that of the Zodiac’s ruling planet.

When looking over through the ephemeris, the earliest date I found where Venus had retrograded in Gemini to almost the e