Venus Retrograde wants to know : “What makes you happy?”
Hello everyone! It’s that time again. Another planet has begun its dance, taking us back down memory lane, and giving us a precious opportunity to look at our past behaviors, thoughts and beliefs, and to rate our actions. Yes, it is a real “retro” “grade.” With Venus Retrograde highlighting the path of Gemini, the twins, we are encouraged to reflect on the decisions we have made in life and how we communicated those things to others.
“Venus Retrograde” : “What makes you happy?”
“Venus retrograde” activates Sabian symbol 75 : “Two dutch children talking and studying their lessons together.” This symbol lends itself to the obvious reconnection with friends and loved ones. This can be a time of “reconciliation” and “healing old wounds” between friends separated by long distances or time. But Venus also cautions us that, when looking back at past relationships, that old Bonnie Raitt song might ring true: “I can’t make you love me.”
As the old memories flash by, think about whether you took the time to “discern the truth” of the relationship before you got involved. Did you “treasure yourself” within the relationship or did you go to that place of self limiting behaviors in “abandoning the self?” No matter what you unveil, “support yourself” emotionally and allow the feelings to flow.
Though we have been speaking about personal relationships with others, Venus is not just about love. She also rules our values and inner beliefs. The key to success with this transit is to discover “What makes you happy?”
Venus is asking you how you wish to support yourself in the physical world. Have you looked at the kind of career choices you have made so far? Remember that ”what you feel matters” when choosing a course for your life. With the (75) also activating the energy of “Archangel Michael,” pillar of strength and protection, know that you have a “spiritual mentor” at your side if confidence or support is needed. If you have been indecisive about moving forward with a new career path, know that Venus retrograde energy says: just “be good at what you do.”
And Archangel Michael also has a message for those seeking the path of destiny :“There is no one better equipped than you to bring your message to others. Get in alignment with your goals.”
“Venus Retrograde Gemini” : “Speak a blessing over yourself.”
Venus is traveling the path of the Lovers at Sabian symbol (114/6). Though Venus is looking back in the sign of Gemini, in word energy she is vibrating through the 30 degree astrological sector of Cancer, admonishing us to : “Speak a blessing over yourself” and bring “healing within your soul.”
Venus is reminding us of past loves, where perhaps pride or self righteousness has gotten in the way and kept us from fully loving ourselves or others. Like the Cancerian Hermit Crab, we may have tested the waters of love or spiritual understandings, and then, when misunderstandings or past hurts were triggered, scuttled back into our shells in retreat.
But that is not the lesson of Cancer. Cancer must learn to drop Capricornian attitudes of resistance and apologize for mistrusting those who offered the nourishment of love and spiritual truths, including YOURSELF!
With Gemini in the fold, it is about communicating with self and others in a truthful and honest manner. With the energy of the (114), we receive these messages of truth: Though “deep emotions are involved,” “let go of the past and be reborn.” Remember, “resentment hurts you, not them.” “It’s a time for giving thanks” so “reunite with old friends.” “You have so much more to learn.”
Under this Cancerian energy, work to communicate better with those around you and with the soul within you, to move toward becoming a true blessing of love to yourself and others.
Your affirmations for this cycle May 15 – June 27, 2012 are:
“I love and approve of myself.”
“I have the right to choose.”
May your days be anchored in love and acceptance of the blessings of an abundant universe. ♥ Kimberly Anne ♥