Wow, we have been inundated with retrogrades this year, and some big, intense ones! As we move through this Venus Retrograde from October 5th through November 16th, here is what you need to be aware of:
We have had a few weeks of no retrogrades, but Venus starts her shadow period (slowing down) a month before the retrograde (followed by another month of shadow period while she speeds back up after the retrograde). So, you may have already been feeling some of the retrograde effects, for the past month.
Venus rules love, abundance, beauty, money, and values.
Retrogrades provide us the opportunity to rethink, revise, redo, re-evaluate, re-analyze and reflect upon the areas the planet rules. Venus allows us to reassess what and who we love and value. It gives us time to think about the relationships in our lives and whether or not they are beneficial to us. Venus Retrograde is also an excellent time to revise our budgets and rethink our expenditures.
Venus is Retrograde in Scorpio and then moves into Libra on October 31.
Scorpio is a deep, inner-focused sign of intuition and feeling. They are focused, courageous, balanced, faithful and ambitious. However, they can also be secretive, jealous, resentful and manipulative. Look for these themes within you and your relationships to find issues (or people) that need to be released and healed.
Go within, to deeply understand your values and whether you have balance in your relationships and your finances.
An important issue around finances is your relationship to money and abundance. What are your values around money? Find your deep seeded needs and determine whether they are being met by others and by you. Retrogrades are also about going within, so in these next few weeks, Venus retrograde in Scorpio can also bring up buried emotional issues for healing, transforming, and releasing.
Do you fear a lack of money? Do you fear being alone? What are you worried about in your life? What is holding you back? Take this time to reevaluate whether you are following your own inner guide or your intuition, or even if you are in touch with your intuition. If you are not following your intuition, it’s time to recognize why, find that fear, and then work through it, to heal and release it. Reassess the focus of your time, your passions and your ambitions.
If they are out of balance in any way, reschedule your life, and follow that plan once Venus is forward moving again.
Libra is all about balance, even more than Scorpio. Libras are the peace-keepers. Libras value harmony, fairness, and justice. They are thoughtful, generous, sympathetic, tactful, affectionate and cheerful. However, they can be indecisive, aloof, hasty, extremists and easily swayed by others. So, these are areas to deeply explore within you, as well, as Venus Retrograde transits Libra. You may find yourself and others not being as affectionate, compassionate, or fair at this time.
Venus Retrograde causes a lot of old baggage, pains, fears, and hurt around love and money to arise, which can cause us to pull away and go within.
Let others do their work, as of course, inward is the best way to go during a Retrograde, for the transformation of those issues to be freer, open, balanced and ready for new experiences, relationships, and situations to appear in your life.
It is important to note that the more we release old beliefs, opinions, and thought patterns, the more space we allow for the new to flow to us. It is why it is so important to work with the energy from this Retrograde and others to move forward in your life, to help you live your passions and true soul’s purpose.
Venus Retrograde is typically not a good time for big changes.
Avoid big purchases, starting new projects, beginning new love relationships, changes to hair, clothing or physical beauty procedures, redecorating or renovating homes. Venus Retrograde tends to put a twist on all of these, and after she returns direct, you may ask yourself “What the heck was I thinking?” and may deeply regret any decisions made during this time.
Be aware that old lovers or friends may appear, which can allow us to reassess them to deal with an issue that may have caused the break-up or end of the friendship. They can reflect on us something we need to address within ourselves. On the topic of friends, it could be a great time to meet up again to catch up and revisit some old stomping grounds to remember where we were and appreciate where we are today. Current love relationships could be disrupted with jealousy or other struggles, and if it is something unresolvable, relationships could end.
If a theme is being repeated, it a wonderful time to recognize it to reassess your feelings and thoughts associated with it. Again, are you being valued? Are you valuing yourself? Are you being loved the way you wish to be loved? Are you loving yourself the way you deserve to be loved? It is important to note, if we are not being honest with ourselves, understanding and showing our true values by valuing ourselves and loving ourselves, others will not have a clue to how to value and love us. Venus Retrograde provides us the time to do exactly this! Determine who and what you value and love and make plans to revise your life.
Retrogrades can really help us uncover and discover what is holding us back.
We will learn what is holding us back from being our authentic self, expressing our truths, living our soul’s purpose, manifesting our dreams, passions, and wishes, as we are letting the Universe know we are ready for new experiences.
Allow yourself the time to go within to “Become Soulfully Empowered™!”
Author’s Note: I’m not an astrologer or numerologist. I am a knowledge seeker, energy worker, and intuitive/psychic. I love to learn, research, and use the astrological and numerology energies in my life, and know it works! I use my personal natal chart and solar returns each year, in conjunction with my connection to my Divine Core and intuition, along with my guides and guardians, past lives as healers and my own energy work. If you would like more information or would like a free 15-minute consultation to see if we can work together to help you on your soul journey, to “Become Soulfully Empowered,™” please contact me.