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  • #66950
    maria V
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    Hi everyone :wave:

    Today Venus, the planet of love, beauty, self worth, relationships, talents and money has turned retrograde for the first time in eighteen months. It will remain retrograde until September 8th and its shadow period (the time it takes to travel back to the exact degree it turned retrograde at) will last until October 12th.

    The retrograde occurs at about 3 degrees Virgo and will continue to move backwards in the zodiac until it reaches about 17 degrees Leo.

    Since I’m a Taurus and ruled by this lovely planet, her retrograde means a great deal to me. I invite you to read my thoughts on the more psychological meaning behind this Venus retrograde period here:

    Sleeping Beauty:Lessons of Venus Retrograde

    I’d love to have this thread become a way for some of you to share your experiences of this Venus retrograde period with us. Whether your one of my students, a new member, or someone intrigued with astrology, I think you’ll find this upcoming cycle very significant in your life and if you are a Libra or Taurus (or have these signs rising) then it will be a pivotal time in your life.

    In general, Venus retrograde times will turn the love consciousness inward before it is able to express itself outward. This is why it is not the most fortunate time to begin a new romance – expressing feelings easily is compromised.

    It’s also not a good idea to get any type of cosmetic surgery under this transit since you may not be satisfied with the results.

    Finances may seem a bit overextended or not as free as you’d like and there’s alot going on with the world during this time about values.

    There’s plenty more about the deeper meaning of Venus retrograde in my article. I hope to read some of your thoughts about this time period and perhaps foster a discussion on Venus retrograde.

    :hearts:

    #116811
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    Hmmm. For me neither Libra nor Taurus are my sun or rising signs, but I’ll find this Venus rx interesting as well. Venus will be revisiting my natal Sun in Virgo on Saturday August 4th (it said “hello” as well on July 20), and my natal Uranus on August 7 (it said “hello” previously on July 17), so I’ll see if I unexpectedly run into an old flame in that time period, or if I have to revisit a financial situation. I’ll keep you posted, LOL.

    I’m actually more curious about when Venus returns to these planets on October 9-11 and then when again when it visits my natal Pluto (October 20th) and my ASC (October 23).

    One question, Maria, when I was glancing through the ephemeris, I noticed that on Tuesday, August 14, in the transiting sky, Venus Rx will be conjunct Saturn and trine Pluto Rx … anything on a universal level we should all be looking for that day, or only if we have planets making aspects to 27 Leo?

    #116593
    Katherine
    Participant

    (((Maria)))

    It’s been a long time:love:

    I have Taurus rising.

    My mother died 8 years ago. It was a difficult time. How do you go on without the love of your Mom. My place in the family was lost. My Dad treated me more as an equal than a daughter and that was hard. But because of that, my Dad shared more of his life story with me than he did my two younger sisters and I listened with my whole heart. When he crossed over in 2005 I felt that there was nothing left unsaid between us and was so grateful.

    I can’t imagine what this retrograde has in store for me.

    :hearts:
    Katherine

    #116539
    maria V
    Participant

    @carolynb 135954 wrote:

    Hmmm. For me neither Libra nor Taurus are my sun or rising signs, but I’ll find this Venus rx interesting as well. Venus will be revisiting my natal Sun in Virgo on Saturday August 4th (it said “hello” as well on July 20), and my natal Uranus on August 7 (it said “hello” previously on July 17), so I’ll see if I unexpectedly run into an old flame in that time period, or if I have to revisit a financial situation. I’ll keep you posted, LOL.

    I’m actually more curious about when Venus returns to these planets on October 9-11 and then when again when it visits my natal Pluto (October 20th) and my ASC (October 23).

    Very cool Carolyn – thank you for sharing. ;)

    One question, Maria, when I was glancing through the ephemeris, I noticed that on Tuesday, August 14, in the transiting sky, Venus Rx will be conjunct Saturn and trine Pluto Rx … anything on a universal level we should all be looking for that day, or only if we have planets making aspects to 27 Leo?

    One of my colleagues wrote an article on Venus retrograde that actually focuses on these excellent observations Carolyn. Here’s the link to it. Enjoy! :wave:

    #116516
    maria V
    Participant

    @katherine 135955 wrote:

    (((Maria)))

    It’s been a long time:love:

    I have Taurus rising.

    My mother died 8 years ago. It was a difficult time. How do you go on without the love of your Mom. My place in the family was lost. My Dad treated me more as an equal than a daughter and that was hard. But because of that, my Dad shared more of his life story with me than he did my two younger sisters and I listened with my whole heart. When he crossed over in 2005 I felt that there was nothing left unsaid between us and was so grateful.

    I can’t imagine what this retrograde has in store for me.

    :hearts:
    Katherine

    Hi Katherine! :hearts: It sounds like you’ll be spending a bit of time this Venus retrograde period re-examining some raw feelings about the loss of your Mom. Venus rules our mother’s role among other things. Be gentle with yourself during the next several weeks – especially with Taurus rising in your chart because you are Venus ruled.
    Thank you for sharing.

    #117417
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    One of my colleagues wrote an article on Venus retrograde that actually focuses on these excellent observations Carolyn. Here’s the link to it. Enjoy! :wave:

    Oooo, thanks Maria! :hearts: Gives me one or two more things to think about!

    #117418
    Katherine
    Participant

    Good morning Maria,

    I was sharing with my husband your response to my post. He asked me a question and I thought I was correct in my answer. But now I’m doubting myself:confused:

    His question, “Does this refer only to your mother or does it refer to your skills as a mother?”

    I told him that I thought it only referred to the relationship with my Mom. Am I correct?

    :hearts:
    Katherine

    #119436
    Paula Mae
    Participant

    Hmmmmm…. 8 years ago.. The company I worked for was in the process of being bought out. That event led to many changes in my life, in a round about way it brought me to Friends, which has improved my life so much. Not to mention introduced me to many people who will be life long friends. Should be quite interesting to see what changes are in store this time.

    Paula

    #119439
    Jeannie
    Participant

    This is so fascinating. Venus in general has been an interest to me. My raising was very non-conventional. I wonder how it is reflected in my own mothering skills. When I reflect on my mother, my daughters and my mothering skills, it is sometimes an area that I find myself avoiding.

    When I was about 8 or so, my mother suffered a sort of nervous breakdown and over the following years, I in many ways became the parent in the relationship. My mother and I went through a lot together and we managed to pick ourselves up and get on with life. We had a very good relationship, but I still remained the parent. It is so much more so now that she has Alzheimer’s and I am the custodial child (there are 5 of us) and once again I am the parent. There are days that she knows me and others she does not. Mother is in a nursing home. I avoid going to see her and beat myself up when I don’t.

    My own daughters are different as night and day. The older one, I raised to be a very independent woman and to live life with no regrets. The other one is “special” and can be one very difficult to discipline. We have realized that she is lazy and desires to be babied. We were just discussing how we need to go about setting new boundries for her – new goals and expectations. I wonder if this is a good time to start laying down the law. We are trying to go about it in a gentle, but firm way. I would like to get things back on track before school starts in August, but I wonder if Venus will make this time easier, more difficult or just very interesting.

    #119467
    Agnez
    Participant

    Maria GREAT article!!!:clap:

    #119587
    CarolynB
    Moderator
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    Venus will be revisiting my natal Sun in Virgo on Saturday August 4th (it said “hello” as well on July 20), and my natal Uranus on August 7 (it said “hello” previously on July 17), so I’ll see if I unexpectedly run into an old flame in that time period, or if I have to revisit a financial situation. I’ll keep you posted, LOL.

    No old flames, lol, but Uncle Sam wants to talk about my 2005 taxes, and eight years ago it was Uncle George wanting to talk about my 1996 and 1997 taxes. :(

    #119619
    happycappy
    Participant

    That was such a well-written article, Maria….and all so true. :hearts:

    8 years ago this month I moved away from home (and my mom & boyfriend of several years) to go to college. It’s interesting because Venus rules both my 9th and 4th houses.

    Anyway, Venus is transiting my 7th house now and I’m pretty sure it’s one reason I’ve been questioning my marriage & feelings at this time. I even had the themes of unconditional vs. conditional love & appreciation….even money & values….pretty much forced on me by someone else a few days ago. It was actually a pretty unpleasant experience, but it definitely caused me to think about all of these things.

    Interestingly enough, I’ve been wanting to visit my mom so much these past few days…but I can’t because she’s in Switzerland! (9th/4th house issues again??)

    I’d have to guess, based on what’s already been going on, that this Venus Rx will force me to reexamine what I think about myself and how much importance I place on how other people (particularly those closest to me) view my imperfections and the imperfections in my marriage.

    Doesn’t sound too fun..lol. :hearts: Thanks for starting this discussion, Maria!

    -Crystal

    #120099
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    Happy Venus Direct!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: Venus went direct on Saturday.

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