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2018 The Venus retrograde journey 05 October- 3.04pm EDT to 16 November- 5.51 am EST
When personal planets go on their retrograde journey it is a looking within time. The theme is review, re-adjust, re-do, and realign to create a new vision. Venus is the planet of love and harmony. She shows us what we value, our personal resources, our inner talents, our creative expression, and she influences our relationship attraction. She shows us how important it is to love and value ourselves. These are all themes for this retrograde with a dash of intensity thrown in. But retrograde Venus is also completing a cycle that began on March 25, 2017 at 04 degrees Aries (new visions) and she is beginning a new Morning Star journey when she meets with the Sun at 03 degrees Scorpio (transformation and renewal) on Oct 26, 2018. For now we are in the healing, transformation, and release energy in a big way as Venus turns retrograde.
Venus entered her retrograde shadow on Sept 03 at 25 degrees Libra. The shadow period began when she reached the degree she will turn direct at on Nov 16. In Libra the focus is on balance and harmony in relationship. But it is also about finding the peace within that attracts harmonious relationships. When we are balanced within those who thrive on conflict will find other people to act out their issues with. The question to ask is “am I ready to find that inner tranquility and live from that place.”
On Sept 09 Venus entered Scorpio and the journey of healing the shadow within began. That was also the day of the Virgo New Moon, healing into wholeness. Scorpio sheds light on secrets and lies and sexual abuse and misuse of power. Venus represents women. In the past month it has come to light that a candidate for the Judicial Council appointment (in the US) has been accused of sexual misconduct. Now that Venus retrogrades in Scorpio we may see more issues being exposed. What is interesting is that candidate is expected to be appointed on the day Venus goes on her backward journey. This issue has created polarization between parties and individuals. That is the shadow side of Libra. Venus is retrograde in Scorpio until Oct 31 and then she moves backward into Libra. That same day Venus (harmony) is opposite (conflict) Uranus in Taurus (what is of true value) and they are square (finding new ways of doing things) the South Node in Aquarius (the collective thinking) and the North Node in Leo (the ego or the compassionate heart). Will things change? Pay attention to what you are experiencing and be in your personal power. Change is the focus for all of November.
Venus retrograde in Scorpio is about healing, transformation and release. Her Animal Totem guides are Snake, shedding the old (Northern Hemisphere) and Beaver, clearing the clutter and rebuilding (Southern Hemisphere). For her time in Libra the guides are Crow, Sacred Law and fairness for all, and Raven, Sacred Mysteries (Northern Hemisphere). For the Southern Hemisphere her guides while she visits Libra are Falcon, clear vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, spiritual messenger. For all of us her Sacred Animal guide as she travels through Libra is the Dove, hope and love. While she is in Scorpio her Sacred Animal guide is The Phoenix, resurrection and rebirth.
Here are the important dates for this Venus Journey.
- Sept 03- Venus enters her retrograde shadow at 25 degrees Libra- finding balance within
- Sept 09- Venus entered 00 degrees Scorpio- journey of healing and transformation
- Oct 05- Venus retrogrades at 10 degrees Scorpio- healing the shadow self
- Oct 10- Venus Rx in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius- revisioning relationship
- Oct 15- Venus Rx in Scorpio conjunct Mercury in Scorpio- transform your perceptions
- Oct 20- Venus Rx enters the Underworld- dive deeply into what lies beneath
- Oct 26- Venus Rx meets the Sun in Scorpio and begins her journey as Scorpio Morning Star- spiritual warrior for healing and transformation. She becomes visible in the eastern sky Nov 01 before sunrise and emerges from the Underworld
- Oct 31- Venus Rx in Scorpio square the Nodes and opposing Uranus Rx in Taurus- honoring and releasing the past to facilitate true change. Venus Rx re-enters Libra- transforming relationship
- Nov 06- The North Node enters Cancer and South Node enters Capricorn- focus on your Sacred Purpose- Uranus Rx re-enters Aries and squares the Nodes- breaking free from the past and breaking through to the new. Uranus squares the nodes to Nov 22
- Nov 16- Venus moves direct at 25 degrees Libra- new ways of being in relationship with the new and transformed you
- Nov 30- Venus in Libra opposite Uranus Rx in Aries and square the Nodes- change in direction
- Dec 02- Venus re-enters Scorpio- Dec 17- Venus clears her retrograde shadow- review your Venus retrograde journey and where you are now. Venus remains in Scorpio until Jan 07, 2019.
There are other celestial events occurring in the planetary dance during this timing but I wanted to focus on the Venus journey. It will be intense but rewarding when you embrace the opportunity for deep healing and transformation. Remember what lies beneath is your power.
Namaste and blessings,
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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