How’s your Venus Retrograde* going?
Have you found yourself taking a step back and re-evaluating how you approach certain alliances?
Is something tricky/sticky arising in a partnership, perhaps involving the re-emergence of an issue from the past that hadn’t truly been resolved?
Is reflecting on people or experiences from the past giving you an innovative mirror into your priorities?
Have you been doing a double-take as to how you want to allocate your finances?
Are you reconsidering purchases you had previously been somewhat certain you wanted to make?
Is a seemingly pre-determined perspective on what you find pleasurable now up for review?
Have you seen that experiences you once thought to satisfy your desires are leaving you still wanting?
Alternatively, have you found that experiences you’d not considered to be of interest have really caught your attention in the delight department?
Are you getting a new angle into where in your life you don’t truly value yourself as much as you would like?
Are you seeing the stories that keep you from fully claiming your worth, whether in relationships or matters involving money?
With messenger Mercury uniting with love-planet Venus on Monday, you may find that this week begins—as this article begins—with lots of questions related to the Venusian realms of relationships, beauty, pleasure, money, and values.
You could find yourself inspired by inquiry and/or wanting to share your thoughts on these subjects, whether through conversation or designing something that captures your visions. It’s a time when the process of gathering information may itself be gratifying, let alone how it can help you to better understand the subjects that are in the cross hairs of your heart’s sight line. And given that these planets meet in the stirring and seductive sign of Scorpio, don’t be surprised if you’re pulled into a deep-dive quest for insights that has you gravitating towards sussing out secrets, peeling back layers, and dancing with shadows.
Its union with Venus isn’t Mercury’s only partnership this week. On Friday, it makes a harmonious trine with Neptune, and with that we could find ourselves more imaginatively oriented. With the dream world more enlivened, we could feel enriched by the poetic, lyrica,l and symbolic, further tuned into the invisible and unsaid. And while that may allow us to tap into the potentiality of the everything and the ideal, remembering that there is often a distance between the what’s possible and what’s probable can be helpful; it can serve to anchor us so that we don’t get swept away by false promises or buy into swirling schemes that can unsettle our steady state.
This feels especially important given that Mercury also makes a sparring square to Mars on Friday. Tensions could swirl if we feel that we are not being understood, our intentions not being taken seriously. And as much as we may want to quickly get our point across, and move on to the next thing on our to-do list, we’ll likely make more progress by quelling any desire to act or communicate impulsively. Remember that words can be weapons, for both constructive and destructive purposes.
Before disseminating messages that carry forth your desired outcome, get others on board. Query them as to their opinions, how they envision the final result, how they see their contribution, and any concerns they have. Their input at this stage may offer incredible value, and allow you to find common ground that didn’t before seem possible, further inspiring the verve and vision to design something of great value.
* The current Venus Retrograde spans October 5 through November 16; on October 31, Venus will dance back from Scorpio into Libra.
** Want more Venus Retrograde reflections? Listen in to what I share in the latest Healers podcast.
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