Venus Retrograde ShadowS

Karmic Play-out or Karmic Close-out? The decisions are yours…..

Venus pre-Retrograde Shadow: 11th April to 13th May 2020 – 5 degrees 21 minutes Gemini transiting through to 21 degrees 50 minutes

Venus Stations to Retrograde @ 04:45 AEST (+10 UTC) 13th May 2020 for 24 hours

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Venus post-Retrograde Shadow: 26th June 2020 – 27th July 2020

The pre and post retrograde shadows are equally pivotal times surrounding the actual 40 day and 40 night retrograde transit Venus will take. Venus is the planet of luxury, value, personal resources, relationship, cooperation, spending habits, grace, compromise, beauty, harmony and of course, love.

(I have included a list of the Zodiac below for you to see which house this will be focusing on for your Sun/Ascendant, as well as a link to check out your Natal Chart for free)

They pre-Rx shadow period of this planet, especially being in Gemini, is going to have made you feeling a little bit scattered. Both energetically and in your mental realms, as the variety within our lives has been minimized to a degree with what is currently unfolding the world over. Which in someway is synchronistic in and of itself. Or is it? Perhaps it has been a divine catastrophe, being ‘cast by the stars.’

With Venus transiting Gemini, variety in an active social setting is what helps people born with this placement keep any boredom at bay. Collectively it was keeping us feeling we were in a flow.

Now it is in it’s Shadow phase the planet itself has begun to slow down in preparation to station, before Retrograding. This makes me feel the energy of the Knight of Pentacles, in reverse! It’s as though, if things – projects, creations, completions - were not already moving slowly enough. Then there is an added weight of this energy anchoring you down to stay put further.

Due to this shadow phase, be aware that our focus will be drawn back to the past, as for a time there won’t be anything brand new entering our lives. On the off chance this does happen, be cautioned as to what and who you are allowing in. Employ your discernment, especially when it comes to romance. As there is every chance that whatever ‘new’ comes into your life during this time, may not still be around come end of the post-retrograde shadow period 27th July 2020. This is an extremely karmic time as Saturn will be stationing to retrograding mere days beforehand on 11th May 2020.

For business, career and life purpose work, especially given the current circumstances, I am feeling the best way in which to traverse this energy is to focus on what you have already built within your business. What ideas and projects had you already been working on to create up to 11th April – that perhaps were put on the back burner or paused for other various reasons. With everything still yet to completely unfold globally, now is the time to adapt, expand, and innovate with all of the hard work you have put in over the years. How can your business model or strategy be restructured? Not only suit the current unsettled climate, moreover, how can you get ahead of the game here to prepare for anything else that occurs? Versatility, change and growth are required right now in order for you to successfully adapt to and evolve with the times, or you may just be left behind.

For relationships, (romantic and non) and for my fellow single folk, the relationship with yourself are what will be tested, this is fertile ground for long overdue endings, completions and close-outs. Equally fertile for recent exes to attempt to come back in and those ‘blast-from-the-past’ connections – whether you had been with them in a romantic capacity or not earlier. It is time to employ unwavering trust in your own intuition. Look for the red-flags, triggers, patterns and the memories, these new love interests are envoking (embodying) for you.

For those of you are single, you may notice a similar situation/s unfold with family and other relationships (friends and or colleagues), and even perhaps with an aspect of Self.

This aspect that has popped into mind, they served you so immensely well in the past and truly were there for you in your darkest of hours. Give them deep appreciation and gratitude for the role they played. Give yourself permission to let them go. Know that you feeling you have outgrown them and no longer wish to carry them forward, is not wrong. It is necessary.

During this time, it is understandable to want to have one, or a few, lusty connections with someone special, or perhaps people, and I deeply encourage everyone to honour their wants, needs and desires in every aspect of their lives, without judgement.

It was not surprising to me when the channel for this blog came through – I was immediately told; “Look to Freya”; she is a Norse Goddess. One who is of the archetypal Divine Feminine. She embraces all of her wants, needs and desires, and thus herself in her totality. She owns all of who she is and loves herself just as much as she loves others. She equally has the divine rebellious spirit and an ardent zest for life, stopping at nothing to attain or achieve that which she sets her mind to too. She has so graciously integrated, that which others would judge, through her level of consciousness, without self-judgement and without compromising her own heart, authenticity or integrity in the process.

As Venus pre-Rx Shadow began at five degrees of Gemini, and will be retrograding back to this point prior to stationing Direct, I was pulled to Ellias Lonsdale’s Inside Degrees, in which it reads:

“ ‘An immense tortoise with jewels inlaid in its back’

Consciously flagrantly and outrageously running off to infinity with all that is happening. You are always able to take anything further, to follow things out beyond boundaries and limits. Synchronised with multidimensionality. Coming upon the future everywhere. Blown so wide open that all you can do is exclaim, marvel, and alternate between rapture and despair. High-strung and wildly strung. Engaged with all outstanding possibilities. Hopeful and yet equally doubtful. Yearning toward a world where everybody can be free; vividly impressed by a world where the chains prevail. Caught in the crossfire between the old and the new. Depending upon ingenuity and resourcefulness to each and every time open the space, stir up the pot, and uncover something dynamic and progressive in every corner of existence, just asking to be rallied, championed, and brought further along in the sparkling mix we partake in together. With never a dull moment, nor any entirely closed doors anywhere in sight.”

- Five Degrees of Gemini

Remember to stand in your truth during this time beloveds. Honour and hold space for what your heart says and trust your own intuitive knowing.

Truly hope this has provided you with some solace, and insight.

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New Moon in Taurus, North Node transit into Gemini, Saturn Retrograde, Venus Retrograde, Jupiter Retrograde, Mercury Retrograde.

Be well everyone, blessings always,

Zarah Wolf


Aries Sun/ Ascendant: 3rd House

Taurus Sun/ Ascendant: 2nd House

Gemini Sun/ Ascendant: 1st House

Cancer Sun/ Ascendant: 12th House

Leo Sun/ Ascendant: 11th House

Virgo Sun/ Ascendant: 10th House

Libra Sun/ Ascendant: 9th House

Scorpio Sun/ Ascendant: 8th House (Your Ruling House)

Sagittarius Sun/ Ascendant: 7th House

Capricorn Sun/ Ascendant: 6th House

Aquarius Sun/ Ascendant: 5th House

Pisces Sun/ Ascendant: 4th House

FOR A MORE PERSONALISED VIEW I’ve included a link below where you can calculate your own Birth Chart (Natal Chart) to see which House/s both 5 degrees of Gemini resides for the pre-Shadow phase & 21 degrees for the post-Shadow phase.

FREE Natal Chart:

If you’d like to go one step further for an even more in depth look into how this transit will affect your life, I encourage you to also look at your Progressed Natal Chart. This can be simply calculated by jumping one day forward for each year of your life eg; my birthday is September 16th 1982 therefore I shift 38 days to find my Progressed Chart which is October 24rd 1982.

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