Venus Rules ...
Love ~ unifying energetic force that exists in/through all life
Art & Beauty ~ the invisible essence which links all life and transcends language or species
Culture ~ what humanity contributes thru thoughts, feelings, words & deeds creates a culture
Values ~ what you spend your resources on reveals what you value and what your priorities are
Venus & Your Magnetics ~ Venus rules everything we truly care about and how we go about creating or acquiring it. Among other things, it rules love, art and beauty, all things that can be physical but the feeling they give us when we experience them is subtle, magnetic energy that draws us in and speaks directly to the heart. The heart is the only electro-magnetic organ in our bodies and directly links us to both the inner core as well as and the outer field which surrounds & protects Earth.
When Earth or its atmosphere are zapped with intense energy, we definitely feel it too because we are eternally connected. The communication of the heart is feeling and we are getting a crash course in how to *feel* with all the Water energy swirling at this time. Venus can help you, on a personal level, understand magnetics in a whole new way which will ultimately support you in co-creating a life based on what is most vital to your life and true to your heart. We are not creating the old way we used to, now it is much more about creating an inviting space and magnetizing IN the heart's desire.
Venus & Its Dual Nature ~ It rules both earthy Taurus and breezy Libra. Taurus asks, "what is it worth?" and Libra asks, "where is the balance & harmony for all involved?" You can see how we swing from literal, material value to perceived value according to an individual's preferences and priorities. When Venus is expressing Taurus values, it is all about the physical experience of beauty, while with Libra it is all about the essence. Either way, in your chart, Venus rules what you are magnetized to and what you are repelled by.
Venus Cycles - Past/Future ~ If we track the last few Venus cycles, one way to look at it is that we got a completely new identity activated when Venus Retrograded through *Aries* (2009-2010) which was followed by cultivating new values & priorities, based on this "new identity" which opened up access to our innate power to co-create our lives. As Venus Retrograded through *Scorpio* (2010-2011), we got to cleanse & clear any deeply buried karmic debris blocking full expression of clean, authentic power and true self-worth.
As Venus Retrograded through *Gemini* (2012), we got to explore the infinite ways we can express ourselves at this new level of consciousness and release out-dated thinking and obsolete processes. Now, theoretically, we can put a brand new structure in place with the current Retro through *Capricorn* (2013-2014). The focus will shift to actually making decisions and creating fundamental stability, as well as personal security, based on the new values & priorities.
Venus Retrogrades every 18-months or so, which means that our *Values & Priorities* shift on a fairly regular basis. Getting a rhythm to this, internally, will help you flow with your own personal evolution with far less fear or anxiety and much more trust in the natural order of things, which includes these natural changes. If we anchor the fundamentals in a secure way, then the next Venus Cycle thru *LEO* (2015) will be our final exam on working with magnetics for sure, with both rewards and revelations!
Venus in Capricorn ~ Consider this 4 month period (Nov 2013 - March 2014) a literal and figurative UPGRADE to the structure or foundation of your life. You are responsible for creating, maintaining and sustaining your own life. Essentially, it is time to own your Inner Authority and innate ability to run your own life (Capricorn), and Venus Retro brings the necessary review of values & priorities (Venus) where your personal emotional & physical safety & security are all concerned.
What is most important to you around these fundamentals, here & now today? How you make decisions and define security has likely shifted dramatically since 2005-2006, and will shift again by 2021-22 (next Venus Retro in Capricorn). The Retrograde period should afford you time for the *Review*. Review your rules & responsibilities, do some clearing & releasing and prepare the way for new rules, new responsibilities and new projects to have a place to exist and evolve.
Retrogrades are always good for research, revisions & resolutions. Does what you have been dedicated to, building and maintaining, actually reflect your deepest, core values? Do you spend your resources of time, energy & money on memories or materials? Education or elitism? Progress or postponement?
This Venus work is going to be very personal for those with Capricorn/Cancer and Aries/Libra activated in their charts. Things that were important to you 8-years ago are probably not so vital now, and things that were not even on your list of priorities may have moved to the top. In this case, Capricorn means the structure of your life and the reality you're currently living has evolved over the last 8-years and adjustments to your responsibilities, commitments and decision-making skills should reflect the *upgrade*.
Taking a time-out to review your own reality, how it works, what it grounds or anchors in physical form and how it serves you (or not) ~ that is what this Retrograde will likely bring to the foreground. Capricorn energy always reveals where you are rigid, dry & unstable. It's about carrying your own weight, not the weight of the world and Capricorn is very present to the here & now fundamentals (home, work, food, shelter). It's time to dedicate your efforts toward productive ends that both support you and serve others.
Capricorn energy is all about how you make decisions and structure the foundation of your life, what holds it all together and it is the individual 'container' for your personal life. It's about being responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words & deeds and understanding how they are all connected to the physical reality of your life. Your outer reality reflects your inner reality.
It's about building inner strength & fortitude that automatically creates outer order & stability. Capricorn is Ruled by Saturn, which is the last visible planet and speaks to our definition of reality, as well as our physical limits. Saturn is about dedication to the step-by-step process that accomplishes the long term/big goal that will ultimately support more than just you and yours. If you are consciously participating in life, then this is a potent time for you.
However, if you are overwhelmed by decisions you've already postponed overlong or the instability of fundamental aspects of your life (home, work, food, shelter), then it's time to meet your Inner Architect who can help you survey, clear, dedicate, design and ultimately, build the NEW clean foundation to support yourself.
Venus Retrograde ~Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014
Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions for Release & Reclamation
~ Nov 5 - Dec 21, 2013 ~ Introduction to New You & Your New Priorities
~ Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014 ~ Re-View, Re-Evaluate, Re-Vision, Re-Examine
~ Jan 31 - March 5, 2014 ~ Integration of the New You & Your New Priorities
~ March 2014--Forward ~ Anchoring the *Capricorn* Energy & Initiating *NEW* Cycle
Venus Retrograde ~ Review Your Definition of Reality & Re-Evaluate Your Responsibilities ... Venus is now covering the ground which will be reviewed between Dec 21st (retro) and Jan 31st (direct) and anchored during Feb 2014. The whole point of any planet going Retrograde is to bring up the issues of its domain, in Venus' case, values, priorities & resources.
It brings these issues to the surface, essentially getting your attention in a way that (hopefully) will prompt you to want to explore more deeply (retrograde) before charting the course of future forward movement (direct/out of shadow) when you will have acquired more clarity and sure-footedness. Venus has an 8-year Cycle, and last did this (Retrograde in Capricorn) in 2005-06, so how have your values evolved over the last 8-years where your fundamental choices & responsibilities are concerned?
How would you like to evolve over the next 8-years? Venus energy focuses your attention on what you deeply value or what you give your resources to, which tells the Universe what you truly value. How did you spend your time, energy and money over the last cycle? How will/must that change going forward?
This Venus *Retrograde* Cycle is Time to ...
- Reconnect with all *6* of your senses
- Assess your values & priorities on all levels
- Renew your self-value / self-worth / self-esteem
- Balance & Integrate your Divine Feminine nature
- Renew your Spirit, your Faith, and your Commitment
- Assess your relationships, partnerships and collaborations
- Recreate your way of living - and - of living on Earth with others
- Assess how you relate to your environment, people and circumstances
- Review anything buried, suppressed or neglected over the last 8-years
- Use your resources more consciously so you are more effective in your efforts
Try to connect with your own internal rhythm of shifting values & priorities and definitions of love, wealth and beauty, which evolve every 18-months on smaller scales, and every 8-years on larger scales. Things, people, circumstances ALL come and go and come back again; what/who is important yesterday may not be today or tomorrow. Once you establish the connection to your own internal rhythm, then try to get that in sync with the larger social/collective rhythms. That's when co-creating gets really *juicy* and you get more effective, feel more beautiful and life's more abundant all around!
Venus in Capricorn is About ...
- Reclaim your Inner Authority
- Define emotional & physical security
- Know your contribution & its inherent worth/value
- Cultivate mature, effective responses to change
- Deepen dedication to your purpose (ambition)
- Acknowledge, recognize & honor what you create
- Tend to the bones or structure
- Commit to integrity, self-respect & dignity
- Work with your inner teacher, guru, guide
- Cultivate a good reputation for yourself
- Build something over next 18-months
- Not making your way in the world (hiding)
- Being moody, over-emotional & sensitive
- Thinking money will solve all the problems
- Holding on to the past, including childhood issues
- Opting for safe stagnation rather than risk handling flow
- Not being responsible for your own emotions
- Blaming others/outside forces for your weaknesses
- Giving away your power (resources & relationships)
- Not being able to hold the structure of your life (instability)
- Attracting challenges with authority figures (public & private)
- Being rigid, cold, uncaring and elitist (disconnected)
*Create Capricorn containers for all the Gemini Ideas Venus gave over last 18-months (April 2012 - Dec 2013)
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