Venus Retrograde 22 July-3 September 2023: Arrested Growth


Venus issues, notably the prices to our particular person expression, will likely be underneath the microscope throughout the retro interval.

Proper now (the twentieth) Venus has stationed inside 5 minutes of its retro level–so it seems to maintain shifting, only a bit, earlier than truly seeming to cease and go backward. That’s an necessary factor to remember throughout all retrograde cycles: that is an obvious phenomenon, utterly dependent upon our viewpoint; what we witness (a physique seemingly halting ahead zodiacal progress, then showing to return over already traversed levels, stationing at a degree that from lengthy commentary we all know is coming, then starting obvious ‘ahead’ progress as soon as once more) is predicated upon the purpose in house we’re observing the heavens from, and is brought on by the motion of all the things, as these actions have an effect on positions relative to different our bodies, and we observe. However our curiosity is in one thing else: it’s centered within the observer impact, which is the concept the very act of observing one thing adjustments what’s noticed. That makes us, as observers, as a lot part of what’s occurring as these our bodies we’re monitoring. After which our query turns into: simply how is our commentary affecting what happens?

To my thoughts a very powerful function our commentary performs is that of including message (by way of interpretation) and that means (by way of symbology and timing) to what we observe. If all issues within the Universe are working in live performance, then each the relationships our bodies have to 1 one other at particular closing dates, and closing dates when issues seem to reverse course, are necessary signposts for developments and particularly for change–and isn’t that what an astrology chart is, these relationships and timing factors captured and prepared for interpretation, which is finished in mild of all of the instances that exact set of points has occurred earlier than and been in comparison with what we expertise right here on Earth? Sure, it’s.

So, a singular occasion such because the obvious retrograde of a planet doesn’t actually occur alone; it occurs in reference to each different factor within the Universe, and it occurs as our commentary of it each impacts the occasion itself and provides its personal that means. On this case, we’re speaking about Venus, second main physique from the Solar, image of Love, Cash, Relationships, Magnificence–and something that stands for one thing additionally carries the other of that factor, in order that the absence of Love can be Venusian (in all its types: indifference, envy, jealousy), as is poverty, loneliness, or the subjectivity of attractiveness, ‘eye of the beholder’.

And that, then, implies that every particular person observing this occasion will deliver their very own concepts of Venus, their very own interpretations and beliefs about Venusian topics, to understanding the retrograde itself. This retro occurs as soon as each 18 months, and each 8 years it occurs in the identical signal (which, relying on the Home system you employ and the diploma the place it happens, could or will not be in the identical Home as 8 years earlier than). The retro interval carries each a shift in aesthetic perceptions and values linked to the signal the place it occurs, and to the non-public Home of the natal chart the place it falls for the person. That implies that each 8 years you’ll be re-examining these Home topics by way of the identical lens; typically we’re even plunked down in the midst of all the identical points, typically altered, different instances manifesting as if no time had handed in any respect! Throughout these intervals our tastes, aesthetic assessments, monetary inclinations, use of skills, and relationships (current ones and openness to new ones) are prone to take an experimental flip, which is why it’s necessary to dabble and pattern, at the same time as we make no everlasting adjustments throughout the retro interval. Home topics are sometimes examined by way of a Venusian lens; it occurs in our fifth and all of the sudden romance or having kids is on our thoughts, within the tenth enterprise, within the 1st Self-improvement (or Self-decoration), and so forth. We are able to and may strive new issues on for measurement and match, and make extra lasting selections after route. That’s why dyeing the hair or making an attempt a brand new garments fashion or make-up is nice, however a brand new tattoo or an impulsive marriage actually wants to attend to be assessed in our extra attribute aesthetic mild.

Let’s have a look at a snapshot of the time of retrograde, as this is sort of a beginning chart for the retro interval. Venus formally enters retro standing at 6:33 PM PDT of the twenty second at 28 Leo 36. In Leo Venus is all in regards to the glory of the person, the way in which every of us is a shining mild, and focus is on benefiting from our property and who we’re. That implies that it’s applicable to maintain many of the emphasis on us; even in relationship issues, we should be asking: does this serve my highest good? For as soon as, protecting ourselves within the foreground in each matter isn’t solely proper, it’s required with a view to see issues in correct perspective.

Probably the most putting factor could also be that Venus at time of turnaround does in order apex to a Finger with base of 29 diploma Pluto conjoined a 29 diploma Earth (which is about to be trined by Luna in Virgo), and 27 diploma Neptune, slated to have a quincunx perfected as soon as once more by Venus in backward movement. Venus can be wanting perfecting a trine to the North Node, and is semi-sextile the Solar. All of it seems to be like arrested growth; we’re nearly clear on adjustments wanted to maneuver extra towards the best (in areas associated to the Home within the natal chart the place Venus falls at the moment), however the retro interval asks us to tug again, to attend for the emotional experiences the retro will deliver, to examine our materials state of affairs and see the place we’re on route, and to think about throughout the retro simply the place our present Venusian requirements are taking us in life.

Perhaps probably the most uncommon factor, although, is the way in which Venus is novile each Juno and Ceres. The novile is serendipity, the spark of genius, and on this case guarantees that the Venus retrograde will illuminate our private empowerment state of affairs, and our circumstances of non-public authority and in issues the place we’re accountable for others (and in some cases could present impressed methods of coping with well being or dietary issues, or in areas that require negotiation).

The Venus retro, whereas holding us again from reaching sure conclusions we thought have been on the horizon, will give us an understanding of peripheral issues that ultimately could considerably alter our objectives. Issues will look otherwise to us by retro’s finish, notably because it pertains to optimistic expressions of our empowerment and our company, and these will doubtless restructure our concepts round our duties, our roles inside relationship, and the way and the place we dedicate our property and abilities. It could at first look like a case the place we’re stopped quick from reaching our ends, however by route we’ll see way more clearly what it’s we actually need (a minimum of partially as a result of the retro could have indirectly pressured us to put ourselves first), and we’ll perceive significantly better each our true objectives, and the way to attain them. The Universe at all times works in our favor, however we’ll solely understand that if we see that denial or withdrawal of what we anticipated is simply occurring as a result of there’s one thing we haven’t but seen, haven’t but thought of, or some worth we aren’t utterly clear on, but.

Count on a degree of revelation or illumination round August twelfth, when the Solar lights up retro Venus, giving us some concepts of what to do about what we see (Solar-Venus semi-sextile Mars in Virgo).

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