How to work with Venus Retrograde energy, 17 Ways to use it to your advantage, and why you would want to.
For approximately 40 days and 40 nights between 6 October 2018 and 16 November 2018 Venus will be retrograde from our perspective here on Earth.
During this time its influences are more palpable and tend to dominate specific Venusian trends in our lives.
Ancient astrologers described a retrograde planet as being in “meditation” which is a great analogy because things within its sphere of influence are suspended while energies are brewing that will bring greater clarity.
They also said that the energy of a retrograde planet is five times more powerful for incurring change due to its close proximity to Earth and while making adjustments may be experienced as three times more difficult, you will experience three times the results if you put the required effort in during this phase.
This means some discomfort and keen self-awareness in the respective life area the planet correlates with, but it also means long-lasting change and increased productivity in that area.
Cast your mind back to what happened in your life particularly related to the areas of love and money between 4 March 2017 and 15 April 2017, the last time Venus was retrograde.
In particular this retrograde begins with Venus in Scorpio, moving into Libra then back into Scorpio again.
The last time Venus retrograde occurred in these signs was 8 October 2010 to 18 November 2010 so pay attention to the themes that occurred back then and another 8 years prior (Oct. and Nov. 2002) if you can recall.
That’s not to say you will experience the same type of event however there can be an underlying familiar old pattern that arises to say “hello old friend”. Except this time you are engaging it from a different wavelength ~ older, wiser and stronger 🙂
- Where did you feel dissatisfied or unfulfilled?
- What did you do about it?
- How did things unfold as a result?
- In what ways have you come to value yourself and/or your contributions in the world since?
This is not about worship of a deity. The idea is that cosmic patterns move the energies in a fluid way over the Earth and we are able to activate them more easily within ourselves.
After approximately 2000+ years of distorted patriarchal dominance the divine feminine goddess energy is reintegrating with our way of being on the planet, stimulating more intuitive approaches in all respects that aid in restoring harmony and balance on this plane.
Feminine energy holds a negative charge while masculine energy holds a positive charge. Together they form the magnetic field that unifies the pattern of life.
Masculine energy is directive; it gives structure to the living matrix.
Feminine energy responds to this framework by imbuing it with creative power.
(More on the sacred masculine and feminine in the Beginner Witch Masterclass: Sacred Rituals to Awaken Your Inner Witch)
Attune to Venus retrograde energy to:
1. See the beauty, abundance, friendships/any other human connections and all the good already in your life
2. Develop more happiness and peace in your life (What do you know better? Where do you want to do things differently?)
3. Foster centeredness within by stopping to smell the roses and acknowledging the beauty around us so often taken for granted
4. Cultivate the inner qualities of self-love and appreciation of inner beauty
5. Pamper your physical body as your most valuable asset (without health, loved ones and something that uplifts and inspires you every day money is meaningless)
6. Bring laughter and joy to the lives of others that instils hope, serenity and faith
7. Deepen your emotional connection with others (intimate relationships, friendships, business connections)
8. Smooth a period of rapid change (work, home, travel)
9. Evaluate where you are over giving or under giving in a relationship (any type) and perhaps prepare to let go if it no longer serves you
10. Boost your allure to attract a new love
11. Re-examine how you want to present yourself to the world and if it matches what you wish to experience
12. Recognise your self-worth and the value you provide to others
13. Explore and open up to new possibilities for different or enhanced income streams. Poise yourself for a fresh realisation that creates breakthrough regarding a financial blockage
14. Re-assess, recommit or release your spiritual path (or any form of partnership)
15. Work with a woman to explore the possibilities of a project/aspiration that is important to you or focus on developing women-related projects
16. Embrace your feminine power, with long spa style baths, time outside connecting with the Earth through your feet, belly or back
17. Take a dance class like belly dancing, Latin American or even Zumba with hip movements that stimulate your creative sacral chakra
Have you have felt the call to deepen your spiritual practice?
More consistently maintain spirit connection and cultivate your inherent abilities?
But you feel like you just don’t know how to allow everyday life to merge with that innermost aspect of your being?
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