Every 18 months or so the planet of love, Venus goes retrograde. This phase is like a symbolic journey of introspection about all of the matters of the heart. Everyone will be given the opportunity to examine and explore issues around; love, affection, intimacy, creativity, finances, values and self-worth. Venus entered Capricorn on November 5th, 2013 and will remain in this earthy sensual sign until early March 2014.
In astrology Venus symbolizes love, affection, giving/receiving, attraction, creativity, harmony, balance, diplomacy and relationships of all kinds. The sign of Capricorn, an earth element and cardinal mode of energy or expression. Patience is essential through out this phase of development for it is an introspective phase. There is no rushing the organic process. Where one perceives delay another says wisdom reveals withing the stillness. Affections may cool down or warm up during the Venus Retrograde, it all depends on your Natal Chart and how the retrograde aspects it. Capricorn is a earth sign, therefore physical touch and sensuality are a part of the energy. One has to consider Capricorn has old fashion values and perhaps may enjoy having courtship first and allow the natural development of the relationship to happen sweetly and slowly.
Beauty and Potential: At its potential Venus in Capricorn symbolizes relationships with a solid foundation in integrity, love, mutual respect, maturity and solid structure upon which to express and build. This includes relationship with self, personal and business relationships as well as any other relationship. Seeking to be with a quality partner or business partner and not settling is one of the messages of Venus in Capricorn. Choose to align with the highest quality and the best you deserve. Each person is worthy to have a loving relationship where each is able to feel nourished and is honored.
The Venus Retrograde in Capricorn phase begins on December 21st, 2013. It is the Solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn. Consider it to be an extremely potent time. A symbolic doorway opens in Consciousness.
Off-Balance: Venus in Capricorn suggests a rigid, cool, reserve that can create isolation and loneliness. Things become complicated and off-balance when a person chooses to push aside love for being with a partner that has status, prestige, and power. There is a huge compromise and a long-term emptiness that becomes evident over time. Under the Venus Retrograde phase, if you have have gotten into a relationship due to superficial reasons and heavily compromised your values and love – the gaping hole will be evident in some way. Giving into lack, limitation and scarcity when it comes to money, finances and resources. Being stingy and overly frugal making others around you suffer with you.
Cravings: During the retrograde phase, there may be a craving for intimacy, to be valued and appreciated, to be loved and to be cherished by yourself and or another. It may be a cry of “loneliness” even if you have everything on a material level (fancy designer clothes, high paying job, fast cars). Behind the cool well-built image and exterior identity that fits into the material world, some people may feel lonely and desperate even while being in a relationship. Others may feel gripped with loneliness, depression, pessimism….being single. What the message here is “fill the gaping hole with love for yourself not with things.” If you have this lack or limitation around love, a partner, child, success, prestige won’t fill it. Expanding Love Consciousness is the way to go but be grounded about it, it’s got to be better than a good idea. You have to get serious about embodying it. The desire to have abundance and increase in finances becomes strong. There may be a craving for more creative opportunity and expansion in some way.
Structure and Form: One of the things that Capricorn symbolically governs over is ‘structure, form and foundation.’ During the Venus Retrograde in Capricorn, it is very possible to take a closer look at the structural integrity of any given relationship. This relationship can be with money, work, yourself, the body, life, the Divine and so forth. Inquire across the board to see what is healthy and loving and what is ready to depart or become weakened. Can you trust yourself to be loving towards yourself and set new parameters? You may get the opportunity to test yourself and arrive to an answer.
Redefine: It is important to take time to contemplate, review and possibly redefine relationships both personal and business. Take time out to redefine your values and where you spend energy and money. What goes to waste? What is used extremely well? There may need to be restructuring of how much time and energy to invest and where to set new guidelines or boundaries. Having guidelines, healthy limits and parameters is helpful as a human being. It provides clarity as to what is acceptable and what is unhealthy and how much to take and when to make a change. Remember, if you consider yourself a conscious evolving individual then the guidelines or boundaries you set have to organically grow and evolve with you. This is a new way of working with healthy structures from a higher perspective or Soul-level.
Return to: For some people, who have done some healing, inner work and put sincere effort to grow it may be a “return to…intimacy, sensuality, sexual connection, love and so forth” during the Venus Retrograde. Of course it all depends on your Natal Chart and the aspects with the Venus Retrograde. There can be someone new who appears who carries the vibe of “I’ve known you before…” This can be a meeting of Souls from other lifetimes. It can feel profound, deep and powerful connection. It is wise to wait to define things. Give space and time to patiently explore, get to know and experience first. Define things after Venus goes Direct.
People or Partner of the Past: Under a Venus retrograde, if there are unresolved issues or situations which require healing, growth and resolution, those people or partner may re-appear. It is not uncommon for an Ex to reappear and thus old unresolved emotions surface. Have you learned the lesson? Gain insight? Remember, it’s a time of review not the best time to dream of the future and define the relationship according to fantasy.
Wise to be: Through out the retrograde phase, it is wise to be conservative, frugal and patient. It is wise to take things a step at a time and build a strong base. It is wise to find way to be mature and master certain skills such as relating and cooperation. It wise not to resist the lessons and what is required to heal so that growth can occur.
During the Venus retrograde phase ask:
- Is the base or platform from which the relationship (personal or business) is based solid, with mutual values and respectful?
- Is this relationship (personal or business) of value?
- Are we growing together or growing apart?
- Am I in alignment with integrity? Is this relationship I’m in have integrity?
Venus in Capricorn goes Direct at 13 degrees on January 31st, 2013. Venus enters Aquarius by early March 2014 when the “new beginnings” with the Venus cycle really takes off. Venus in Capricorn brings a tangible message “be in relationship(s) that is of high quality, loving, respectful, responsible and has the utmost integrity.” With a step at a time, love increases while lack and limitation decreases leaving one with the gift of insight and wisdom.
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