Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
There's a conjunction between Venus retrograde and the Sun on January 8, 2022 at 19 Capricorn. What does this mean for all of us?
When Venus is retrograde and conjuncts the Sun, it is similar to when Mercury retrograde makes an “Inferior Conjunction” with the Sun, but in an entirely different way. As with Mercury retrograde, a Venus retrograde inferior conjunction fuses that retrograde planetary function with the Great Light. However, while the Mercury RX fusion is one of Life and Mind, a Venus RX fusion involves other areas of our personality.
Venus (relating, valuing, and appreciating) conjuncting the Sun (Light/Life, Illumination, integrity, strength of heart) while retrograde indicates that values and relationship issues (Venus’ department of labor) from either outer sources or subconscious sources will fuse with the Light/Life principle (the Sun), setting the tone for the lessons involving how our relationships and values are relating to our lives during the next 19 months. Since Venus is retrograde, the degree of the inferior conjunction shows how our lives will merge with our values and relationships and bring forth a enjoyment and "liking" of our light.
How The Retrograde Process Works
I’ve given you this in the Mercury retrograde articles, and go more extensively into the process in my book A New Look at Mercury Retrograde. An “inferior conjunction” is one of two fusions a two-conjunction process.
The first step is when Venus conjuncts the Sun in forward motion after its retrograde period. As when Mercury does it, it’s called a “Superior Conjunction.” Because Venus is faster than the Sun, after the Superior Conjunction Venus (values and relationships) again outrace Life, exploring the signs the Sun will experience as Life when it finally transits them after Venus.
Then Venus slows down until it goes stationary retrograde. It then moves into the second step when it again conjuncts the Sun while retrograde. This is when ways of relating and liking things and people are absorbed by Life, or Life takes on the results of subconscious or collective interpersonal feelings returning to source. Eventually Life gets as far from relating and liking whatever as it can, Venus goes stationary direct, and begins to speed up preparing for the first step anew in a different part of the zodiac.
As I offered in otherarticles on this subject, Venus retrograde may bring memories of old hurts and misunderstandings. However, we can use these “echoes of memories of perceptions” to re-experience old wounds and free ourselves of subconscious patterns which seduce us into suffering. Venus retrograde is a good time to take a look back and superimpose our current Self’s more mature values over old hurts or misunderstandings, short circuiting the echoes of memories of perceptions based in prior ignorance or victimization.
That some people hurt others is a reality in this impermanent world. Still, we do not have to suffer needlessly based in old emotional habits that do not serve our need for love, wisdom, veneration, compassion, and self-respect. I have found that even when these are absent, and hurtfulness is all around, by maintaining these higher values within me, I can transcend the outer conditions, and no longer struggle with those who want to suffer, or dish it out to others.
A very wise man once said words to the effect that life is painful, but we do not have to suffer. It does take courage, strength, and good will to transcend the tendency to suffer, but in releasing the habit of suffering, we take control of our magnificent eternal consciousness and are able to find a tremendous compassion and power. Using these, we are able to enter into the pain and suffering wherever we find it, and break the link between the two.
So as you move through these times, whether they are cheerful or painful for you and those you are with, try to remember that regardless of what's going on around you, we have the choice to BE however we need to be in that moment to bring forth the highest self we are able. It is that which is beyond the fluctuations of personality, and the means by which we can be the light in the darkness of this impermanent existence.
See you soon with more on this important celestial fusion of Life with Likes, bringing the promise of quickening our evolution by taking on tasks which might seem beyond our ability. They’re not, so enjoy the accelerated pace of your evolution these next few weeks. And pay attention to any memories of interactions which quickened you in this way in the past. There are treasures to be found!
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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